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GLOUCESTER- Paulette Muller quietly and peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 21st, surrounded by family at home after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Paulette was born August 19th 1946 in Gloucester to Raymond and VirginiaTaylor, she was the fourth of their six children. She grew up in the home that she would later raise her own family in, in Lanesville. She was a graduate of Gloucester High School.
For many years Paulette worked on Cape Ann in local Nursing Homes and as a private duty Nursing Assistant allowing her clients the comfort to stay in their own homes. Her kind and nurturing demeanor gave her purpose caring for her patients.
Paulette's dedication and love for her family came above all else. Her kindness knew no bounds and she approached life with a tenacity that was all her own. She had a fantastic sense of humor, and was able to make people laugh, she taught us all the ability to laugh at one's self. Her house was filled with love and laughter. She was the foundation upon which her family was built and she was an unbelievably strong and independent woman. She created her own path in life, and she followed it unflinchingly.
She had a surprising sense of adventure and curiosity about the world, she was never afraid to learn something new or study a new interest. She was an avid painter with an artist's soul who saw beauty in every facet of life. She also found a passion for sailing and cruising with her late husband Gerald Muller and the two sailed from the coasts of New England down to Florida. Her travels also brought her as far as Australia and Fiji, where she was able to experience a once in a lifetime adventure.
In her later years Paulette sought adventure again and moved from Gloucester to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, to be near her beloved siblings. She found great pleasure in caring for her home and its landscape. Her house became a destination for family visits and vacations.
Paulette is survived by a close knit family: her children, Kimberly D'Antonio, Heidi Crosby, and Bill Crosby; her grandchildren, Alyssa D'Antonio, Alex Leahy, and Joshua D'Antonio, and her great-grandchildren, Ava Foote and Alex Leahy Jr. as well as the father of her children, William D. Crosby. She is also survived by her siblings, Patricia Lupo and her husband, William, Janine Lane and her husband Robert, Cheri Courtemanche and her husband, Charles, Keith Taylor and his wife Deborah, and Debra Deans, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents, Virginia and Raymond Taylor; her loving husband, Gerald Muller; her dedicated son-in-law, Paul D'Antonio and her nephew, Cpl. Michael Courtemanche.
Arrangements will be announced at a later date and in lieu of flowers donations can be made in Paulette's name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or at CareDimensions.org
Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 31, 2018
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