Obituary for Dr. Paul G. Query, DDS
Dr. Paul G. Query, DDS, of Tolland, CT, beloved husband of Lois (Schurmann) BC Query, entered into eternal life at the age of 82 on August 25, 2011, at Rockville General Hospital. Paul was born on November 15, 1928 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, a son of the late Alphonse and Oris (Hayden) Query. He moved to Agawam, MA in 1954 and has resided in Tolland, CT since 2008. Paul served his country honorably with the U.S. Army during WW II and was the recipient of the WW II Victory Medal. Paul received his A.B. Degree from Bowdoin College in 1950 and his D.D. S. Degree from Columbia University in 1954.
Prior to retiring as a Dental Surgeon in 1993, Dr. Query dedicated over forty years of service to his patients. During his political venue, Paul was an Elected Town Meeting member, Agawam School Committee member, and Town Council member. On a civic level he was a founding member of the Agawam-West Springfield B.P.O.E, Agawam Knights of Columbus, founding member and Past President of the Agawam Community Y.M.C.A. , former Chairman on the Agawam Democratic Town Committee and a present member of the Tolland Veteran’s Recognition Committee. Besides his wife Lois, Paul is survived by his loving daughter, Aprille C. Soderman and her husband, Richard of Cromwell, CT, his beloved son Paul M. Query and his wife, Martine of Shrewsbury, MA; his four cherished grandchildren Eric B. Soderman and his wife, Sarah of North Haven, CT, Christopher P. Soderman of Wethersfield, CT, Andre N. Query of Los Angeles, CA and Monique N. Query of Arlington, MA. He is also survived by his brother Richard “Dick” C. Query and his wife, Carol of Litchfield, CT and his sister Suzanne Watkins and her husband, Bruce of Wilsonville, OR along with twelve nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Patricia Ann (Abrams) Query who died on May 16, 2004 and his son, Daniel W. Query who died on November 15, 1972. Relatives and friends will gather on Saturday, August 27, 2011 by 9:00 a.m. at Browne Funeral Chapels for a procession to St. John Evangelist Church, 823 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial with Military Honors in Agawam Center Cemetery. His family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, August 26, 2011 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield, CT 06082. Memorial donations may be made to either www.jimmyfund.org or North Central Hospice, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066.