Paul A. Rioux

Died: Sat., Sep. 1, 2012

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New Bedford - Paul A. Rioux, 49, died Saturday, September 1, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Lisa M. (Kumor) Rioux.
     Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Joseph L. and Amelia (Thompson) Sylvia, he was a lifelong city resident.
     Mr. Rioux was employed as a truck driver for Crystal Ice, and previous to that, for     L & S Concrete, Pepsi Cola and several other companies.
     He enjoyed cooking and sports.
     Mr. Rioux especially loved his daughter.
     Survivors include his daughter, Mikayla; a sister, Cathy Garcia of Florida; 4 brothers, Richard, Bobby, Kevin and Jimmy; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was predeceased by his brothers, Billy and Hank.
     His funeral service was private.  Arrangements were by Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.
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Nancy (Nunes) Antil
   Posted Wed September 05, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and especially Mykayla. Paul was like a brother to me and a big part of the "Nunes" family. I have such wonderful memories which I will keep with me always. <3

carole kumor
   Posted Wed September 05, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Mikayla, you have faced the loss of yet another parent, remember the good times and keep those with you at all times.

Melodie Marshall
   Posted Thu September 06, 2012
I just could not believe this. Paul was a long time good friend i have a lot of memories of him. May you rest in peace. and my sympathy with your family.

Robin Wazlowski
   Posted Thu September 06, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I remember growing up with Paul and my brother''s Frank, Mark and Glen Wazlowski. The memories will always be with me

rena and jack houghton
   Posted Thu September 06, 2012
well buddy new u all my life wish i could have said my last goodbye but u will be in my prayers

Peter Christine & Brittany Goben
   Posted Thu September 06, 2012
Well ,the first day we met I was moving in and he came by and we played for hours then realized we were related through my stepfather. We lived together on Acushnet Ave. when Lisa and he first started dating and I was in college. I had known Lisa all my life... she was the sister I never had. I picked Paul up from the Mass General when he was very sick the last time. I made him promise to me (like I made my mother promise 1000 times) he would take care of himself. He told me and my daughter he would... this happened too quickly and leaves a an emptiness. We'll miss ya Paul.

Bobby Coelho
   Posted Thu September 06, 2012
I am still in utter denial, My friend who would call me every day just about,is gone. Talked with while he was in hospital and asked what was wrong, just said alot of things. Then Sunday morn got text with news. R.I.P. my friend, Paul I will miss U !!! God bless u Mikayla, and be strong !

glen nunes
   Posted Thu September 06, 2012
too many funny stories to list...gonna miss ya duty

   Posted Thu September 06, 2012

Steven correia
   Posted Thu September 06, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family. I knew Paul for a long,long time. Such a loss.He will truly be missed.

Peter Konstantakos
   Posted Sat September 08, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Rioux family.

   Posted Wed September 12, 2012
you were family, gonna miss you brother,my thoughts & prayers are always with mikayla,see doody no matter how hard you tried people were going to like you anyway (thats an inside joke)between me & paul, luv u bro

Rob Rioux
   Posted Thu September 13, 2012
Mikayla; Because of the way your dad was, we never really got to know you,he shielded you from us like we were vermin. We have your Dear Mom to thank for Knowing you at all, No Kid should have had to endure what you did, I pray it makes you a stronger woman,because of it,. Paul,,you saw the train comming,and refused to get out of the way,and you could have,I did,.and for that, I will never forgive you,We were the closest of us all,,We took pride knowing we were the NON-RIOUX'S,,and you left me,.I know you are in a better place, because I knew your Heart was good,,I'm gonna miss you Paul...R.I.P, Your real brother, Rob

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