Paul M. French, 76, of Waterman Avenue and formerly of Seekonk passed away on Tuesday July 4, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Marie A. (DiLuglio) French. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Lawrence T. and Mary (Suarse) French. Mr. French was a retail manager for many years before he retired. He also served in the Army Reserves. He enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Besides his wife he leaves four children, Linda M. Novotny of Florida, Paul M. French, Jr. and his wife Kerri of Seekonk, George R. French and his wife Teri of Seekonk and Tracy A. French-McCormick and her husband John of East Providence, one sister, Evelyn M. Hallam of Florida and fourteen grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Lawrence T. French, Jr. His funeral will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be private. Calling hours Sunday 4-8.