Paul Allaire

Paul A. Allaire

Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Obituary

Paul Allaire passed away peacefully at home on his farm in Connecticut on February 24th. He was 80 years old. The cause of death was Multiple Myeloma which he lived with for the past eleven years. He is survived by his wife Tina, his son Brian, his daughter Christiana Marran, six grandchildren and five siblings.
He was born in Auburn MA and educated there in the public schools. He went on to earn a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and an MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and subsequently served on both boards of Trustees.
Paul joined Xerox in 1966 as a financial analyst and retired as Chairman and CEO at the end of 2001. He is credited with the extraction of Xerox from Financial Services as well as leading the company through its transition from black and white to color and then to digital. Mentoring female executives was also a focus throughout his career, and the two CEOs who succeeded him were both women: Anne Mulcahy said, “Paul’s achievements in business, government and the non-profit world will be long-remembered. So will his leadership in championing the rights of women and leveling the playing field for women in the world of work. Paul leaves a legacy that few can match, yet those of us who were privileged to know him will remember Paul best as a decent and humble man who fully engaged life and who left this earth better than he found it.”
Paul was also engaged in a number of activities outside of Xerox. He was an active adviser and supporter of President Clinton. He served on a number of government commissions and chaired the Council on Competitiveness. He chaired The Ford Foundation Board of Directors, and served on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, The New York City Ballet, The Nature Conservancy Colorado, and Outward Bound. His corporate boards included Glaxo Smith Kline, Lucent, Sara Lee, JP Morgan and Priceline.
Paul was an avid skier, cyclist and horseman which he continued into his 80th year.
The family will announce a memorial service in due course; in lieu of flowers they ask for donations to The Nature Conservancy and The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
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Wendy and Kim, Premier CPAs, East Lyme, CT

Posted at 09:18am
Christine,
Kim and I have only just learned of Paul's passing. It was our pleasure to have met and worked with him over the years.
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Shelley and Morgan Mancini

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In honor of Paul Allaire and his kind and generous spirit. May he rest in peace.
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Suzanne Allaire-Hanlon and Dave Hanlon

Posted at 08:51am
We saddened by the news of Paul's passing. He certainly had a full life! Tina our thoughts are with you and family.
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Fred Raudat

Posted at 03:41pm
Dear Christiana, Paul, and family,

I am very sorry to hear of your father‘s passing. What a remarkable life and legacy! He raised a truly wonderful daughter! My deepest sympathy.
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The Allen Family

Posted at 11:24am
Sometimes there are no words that can really express the pain that we feel when someone so special leaves us. We extend our deepest condolences to the family. May our Heavenly Father hear the prayers of your heart and grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:2-5. Our loving thoughts and prayers.
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