Albert Arthur Joseph Paré

Albert Arthur Joseph Paré
Aug. 10, 1925-July 27, 2012
CULVER — Albert Arthur Joseph Paré (1925-2012) was born in Lawrence, Mass. Aug, 10, 1925 to Antonio and Laura Paré. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1943, and he enlisted in the United States Navy in November of the same year. He served honorably as a medic in the U.S. Navy and Marines in World War II.
Albert, or Arthur as he was known to his close family in New England, attended Suffolk University on the G.I. bill, graduating in 1952. He received a master’s degree in romance languages from Harvard University in 1954. Al moved to Culver in the summer of 1955, and his first job at the Academy was as a counselor in the Woodcraft Camp. He later served as director of the Summer Naval School.  
Al taught French and Spanish in the language department at the Culver Academies from 1955-1990, eventually serving as chair of the department. Though known as a “strict” or “tough” instructor, he was considered one of the true Culver teaching “giants.” During his 35 years at Culver, he coached and taught hockey, boxing, football, sailing and many other sports. An avid swimmer and fitness fanatic, he was known to frequent the Academy gym and pool, and he swam across Lake Maxinkuckee several times. 
Al Paré played the violin and loved classical music. He served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for many years after his retirement from Culver. Al had to wait 79 years, but in 2004 he finally saw his beloved Red Sox win their first World Series in his lifetime.
Al was pre-deceased by his sister Jeanette Tremblay, and his longtime companion Ruby Gunter. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Adam and Sarah Paré, his niece and caregiver Stephanie “Neflet” Rochford, his guardian angel Judy Rochford, his sons Paul Paré and Matt Paré, his daughters Anne Chastain and Nicole Goeglein, and six grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the Culver Academies’ Language Department in Al Paré’s memory.