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MASSENA – Mr. Paul T. Bevins, 42, of 76 Prospect Ave, unexpectedly passed away Friday evening, January 17, 2014 at his home.

Paul was born January 12, 1972 in Massena, the son of Norman C. and Belle S. Kelley Bevins. He graduated from Massena High School in 1990 and from SUNY Potsdam in 1999 with his Bachelors Degree in Education and later achieved his Master Degree in Education.

Paul taught English at Canton High School for ten years. He was also the advisor to the Drama Club and truly enjoyed working with the students on their annual musicals. Paul forever touched the lives of many students he taught. Most recently, he was the manager of the St. Lawrence Café and Confections in Massena. Paul had a great love for reading, cooking, and baking and a passion for collecting any Star Trek memorabilia. He was also an avid Baltimore Ravens fan and was very computer savy. He also cherished the time he spent with his “children” – his beloved dogs, Lincoln and Diva.

He is survived by his parents, Norman and Belle of Massena; his sister, Danielle Bevins and her companion Kristen LaTrace of Massena; his brother, Norman “Duffer” Bevins and his companion, Lindsey Eastman of Windsor, Vermont; half brothers, Norman Bevins, Jr or Colchester, Vermont, and Darwin and Sue Bevins of Champlain; and his maternal grandfather, Homer Kelley of Camillus.

Paul is also survived by his uncles, Danny Kelley of Massena; Jim Blackmer and his companion, Sandy Bevins of Malletts Bay, Vermont; his aunts, Vicky Sumner of Colchester, Vermont; Reva Kelley of Massena; a niece, nephew, and cousins.

He was predeceased by an infant brother, Clifton Bevins; and two uncles, Edward and Patrick Kelley.

Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, 100 N. Main Street, Massena, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services celebrating Paul’s life will be held Tuesday 1:00 PM at the Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ, West Orvis Street, Massena, with Rev. Judy VanKennan, officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Calvary Cemetery, Massena. The family invites all to continue celebrating Paul’s life by joining them followin the services at St. Lawrence Café and Confections.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Canton Central School Drama Club or the Massena Humane Society. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.donaldsonfh.com.

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