Obituaries detail

Paul William Gagne

Paul William Gagne of Grandview, Missouri passed away on Thursday, January 7. 2021 at the age of 86.  Paul was born to parents Alfonse & Jeannette (Janelle) Gagne in Fall River, Massachusetts and grew up one of seven children.  He was a U.S. Marine Core veteran and served his country during the time of the Korean War.  He married his wife of 63 years, Juanita (Frese) Gagne after they met when she won free dancing lesson at the Arthur Murray Studios in Kansas City, where Paul was her dance instructor.  They married 5 months later.  Paul worked in the construction industry and retired from his own construction company in 1988 after his diagnoses with Cardio Myopathy.


 Paul was one of the 1st patients to receive the lifesaving Ventricular Assist Device (L-VAD) for his heart from the Kansas City Heart Institute in 2010 which blessed family and friends with Paul for these additional 10 years.  Paul frequently supported the St. Luke’s LVAD team with participation in training and support sessions with Doctors, Emergency Responders and Health Care works on the LVAD and patient care training. Paul enjoyed reading non-fiction historical books on military ships, and he had a passion for model ship building having created historically accurate models of The HMS Victory and the San Felipe.  Paul established a model ship builder club locally in 1995, The Square Riggers, where people with the same interest would meet monthly to discuss ships and ship building.  This club created many lasting friendships for both Paul & Juanita.  In 2014, Paul & Juanita welcomed “Zorro” into their home as a puppy from their good friends Ralph & Janet Martin, Zorro has provided many hours of joy and comfort to them over the last few years.  Most recently he took an interest in his wife Juanita’s quilt making and over the past several years they enjoyed creating quilts together for family and friends.


Paul had many blessings throughout his life, and is survived by his wife Juanita Gagne, daughter Debra Gagne, daughter Jeanna Green and husband Troy Green, son Ed and wife Lori Gagne, and son William (Bill) Gagne and wife Shelly.   Paul was blessed with 2 grandchildren John Paul Green, and Jordan Merissa Gagne; 3 step-grandchildren Jordon, Kody and Sara; 1 great granddaughter Joselyn and 3 step-great grandchildren Logan, Arya and Sona.  He was also survived by sister Alice DeKoven and brother Norman Gagne.  Paul is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Regina Sayles and Lorraine Morel, and brothers Louis Gagne and John Gagne.


During these times of national pandemic and keeping with Paul & Juanita’s wishes to keep all family and friends safe and healthy, the family will not be holding a memorial or funeral at this time.  The family plans to celebrate Paul’s life once it is safe to gather together.  According to Paul’s wishes he will be cremated. Services will be held at a later date. The family is grateful for the condolences, and in lieu of any flowers that donations be sent in his memory to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.


Additional Service:
Services at Later Date


John Hobbs Jan 15 ,2021

Co-Worker with Debbie ,Marietta ,Georgia

Debbie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie has mentioned many great things and stories about Paul and he sounds like a amazing guy. Sending thoughts and prayers for comfort to you all.

Cindy Freeman Jan 15 ,2021

Debbie's coworker ,Atlanta ,Georgia

Debbie, I am so sorry for your lose. My prayers and thoughts with you and your family during this time. Take care, Cindy

Yommy Ogunmokun Jan 15 ,2021

Work ,HANOVER ,Maryland

So sorry to hear Debbie. May God comfort you and the family and May his soul rest well.

Deji Adenusi Jan 15 ,2021

Daughter Debra's colleague from work ,Katy ,Texas

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

Aparna Patro Jan 15 ,2021

Co-Worker ,Austin ,Texas

Dear Debby, You have my deepest sympathies for your loss. Please accept my warmest condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lauren Dornfeld Jan 15 ,2021

Debbie, I'm so deeply sorry for you and your family's loss. My prayers are with you all at this time.

Sunilkumar Jan 15 ,2021

Co-Worker ,Marietta ,Georgia

Dear Debbie, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all during this time.

Haresh Sangani Jan 15 ,2021

Co- worker ,Basking Ridge ,New Jersey

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for your healing, strength and peace during this painful time.

Ardalan Shokoohi Jan 15 ,2021

co-worker ,Atlanta ,Georgia

My deepest condolences to you and your family Debbie. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you during this difficult time. Ardalan

Lei Jiang Jan 15 ,2021

Work ,Duluth ,Georgia

Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Poonam Gupta Jan 17 ,2021

Colleague. ,Naperville ,Illinois

Dear Debbie, sorry to hear about your loss. May God gives you the strength to overcome this difficult time, and his soul Rest in Peace. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Renjith John Andrews Jan 17 ,2021

Colleague from Work ,Cumming ,Georgia

Dear Debbie, Truly sad for you and your family's loss. Heartfelt condolences for all of you. Praying for the departed soul. May his soul rest in peace. May god give strength to you and your family members to overcome the loss.

Christy Diaz Jan 17 ,2021

Coworker and Friend ,MABLETON ,Georgia

He sounds like an amazing man and I'm certain he will be missed. My deepest sympathies, Debbie. We are here if you need anything.

Jenn Sickels Jan 21 ,2021

Co-worker of Debbie ,Roswell ,Georgia

My deepest sympathies to your family. I hope all of the great memories you have shared over the years will help as you deal with this loss.