died suddenly on November 14, 2017.
Originally of South Boston, she attended Boston High School and worked for many years as a Project Manager for the MBTA.
Paula married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence DeGaust in 1990 but was sadly widowed in 2008.
Paula enjoyed going to rock concerts - seeing Chicago three times a year!
But her happiest moments in life were spent with her 2 children and longtime partner, Michael Belben of Weymouth.
Paula enjoyed taking road trips to visit family and friends and recently had a beautiful vacation at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
Known as a woman whose smile could light up a room with her contagious laugh and easy-going presence, Paula worked hard to achieve a solid future for her 2 children.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Loving mother of Lawrence P. DeGaust, IV (16) and Renée A. DeGaust (13), both of Weymouth. Daughter to Paul Manion, dear sister to Peter E. Manion of Dorchester and Joseph W. Manion of Everett. Predeceased by her sister Pamela Manion.
Paula is survived by her2 children, partner Michael Belben, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
We graciously ask for assistance in funding the funeral expenses as well as for relocating the children to their adoptive new home.
Any donations help immensely and are greatly appreciated.
Thank you all so much.
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