We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sheenan Funeral Home
Paul E. Rabouin, died on Tuesday Morning, January 11, 2022 at the age of 97. He died at
home, resting comfortably, of natural causes. He left behind a life filled with accomplishment
and a legacy of volunteerism that will remain as an enduring example of civic responsibility and
Born in Plainfield New Jersey as the first son of Paul and Millie Rabouin, Paul cultivated early
instincts for helping others during his 5 years as a Boy Scout and later, Jr. Scout Master. As a
high school student he excelled in sports and as a 1943 senior helped deliver the first State
Basketball Championship to Dunellen High School as the team’s All State Guard. To honor his
High Scorer contribution, in 2003 he was inducted alongside his team members into DHS’s
Sports Hall of Fame. Sports continued to be an interest throughout his military service, playing
softball with his Army unit while stationed in Japan, bowling with friends and fellow firefighters
for the Arbor Hose Company and, later in life, playing frequent rounds of golf while vacationing
or spending time with friends and family members - even once scoring a hole in one on a
sunny Par 3 in Sarasota Florida.
His community volunteer work began in his hometown of Piscataway at the Arbor Rescue
Squad, then volunteering with the Arbor Hose Company, becoming its Chief in 1956 and
remaining Chief for 15 years until actively retiring from duties after moving from the
Department’s district. He continued contributing to Piscataway’s initiatives toward fire safety
awareness, education and training offering 26 years as President of Arbor Exempt Association,
31 years as President of Piscataway Township Fireman’s Relief Association and 25 years as
Director of Middlesex County Fire School. Paul was a life member of the NJ State Fireman’s
Association, Arbor Hose Company #1, Arbor Rescue Squad and NJ State Exempt Fireman.
Our Dad was the founder and owner of Paul E. Rabouin Contracting, a local business that
opened in 1952 and continued until his “retirement” in 2016. As a father, Dad enjoyed family
travel and vacations, holidays and backyard play. We all cherished time spent boating on
Barnegat Bay to watching sunsets at Crescent Beach on Siesta Key. In recent years he enjoyed
time spent with his 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Our father lived a life that will
remain for us and all who knew him, a life to be celebrated.
Paul E. Rabouin was predeceased by his wife Emilie in 2000, his oldest son Paul Jr. in 1969
and grandson Paul in 2017. He is survived by his daughter Lynne Kupiec and spouse Vance,
son Robert Rabouin and spouse Debra and son Jeffrey. If you wish to honor Paul’s memory, we
ask that you do so by making a charitable donation to St. Judes Children’s Hospital in his
Friends may visit the family for Paul's burial on Saturday, January 15 at 11:00AM at Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway. At the family's request, all other services will be held privately.