Paule-Marie Canavan Was Nurse in Wartime

Paule-Marie Canavan, wife of Fred Canavan, died on July 18. Born in Paris, France on Jan. 15, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Louise Melin Giordano.

During World War II, she served as a Red Cross worker during the Nazi occupation of France, helping the wounded. In 1946, she met Capt. Donald R. Hart Jr., who was working for the War Crimes Division of the U.S. Army. They married and moved to New Britain, Conn. They were married for 25 years. In 1996, she married Fred Canavan.

She is well remembered as an avid volunteer at the NBGH gift shop, St. Mark's Church Guild and numerous other civic organizations.

In addition to her devoted husband, Fred, she is survived by three children, Peter Hart and wife Andrea of New Britain, Christine Morlock and husband Bill of West Brattleboro, Vt., and Philip Hart and Carol Gauthier of Oakland, Me.; six grandchildren, Brittany and Alexis Hart, Ben McKinney and Zachary, Nicholas and Jennifer Hart; two brothers in law, Peter and David, and a sister in law, Sister Mary Canavan. Also surviving her are 20 nieces and nephews.

Arrangements will be made by Farrell's Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at the Church of St. Helena in West Hartford, Conn., at 11 a.m. on August 2.