Paul R. Lewis, 86, Westport

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Paul R. Lewis, 86, of Westport, died Thursday, Nov.r 14, 2013, at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Dorothy A. (Manchester) Lewis.

Born in Marcus Hook, Penn., son of the late Archie Lewis and Arline M. Gardinier, he had lived in Fall River prior to moving to Westport in 1985.

A veteran of WWII, he served his country as a signalman in the U.S. Navy. Prior to retirement in 1984, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service.  Mr. Lewis was an avid gardener, liked Corvettes, was a history buff and loved the New York Yankees.

Including his wife, survivors include a stepson, Mark W. Platt and his fiancée Darlene of Westport; a stepdaughter, Linda M. Vautrin and her husband Norman of Westport; five step grandchildren, Jodi, William, Scott, Kelly and Mark; and three step grandchildren:,William, Marissa and Allisa.

He was the stepfather of the late Gail Medeiros.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Hiome, 81 Reed Road, Westport. To sign the on-line guest book, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.

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