Paul DeMotte Tribute

Special$20Corps$204Paul passed away.  It all started in1972 with Paul.   When his mother Neita decided to send her son to a brand new school on a nearly condemned, dilapidated chicken farm 20 miles from their home in Roslindale, the Life Experience School seed was planted.  Riding to and from school in a late model Ford pickup truck driven by Lewis, Paul got hooked on being free and having fun… it was our version of Woodstock. He loved getting out of that stuffy special ed classroom and into nature with farm animals and people who knew how to learn by doing things enjoyable and important to them.  Over a period of 40 years, this guy was beyond belief.  He is known affectionately as “the ladies man” —  just ask Meg, Ruthanne or Phylis.  Paul lived with his brothers and his loving dad George who tended to him like his late mother Neita did for so many years.

Defying the doctors who said soon after his birth, he should be institutionalized and wouldn’t live to see his 16th birthday, Paul lived a fun-filled, half a century of love and support. He was to so many, one of the most remarkable spirits they ever met; he really was.   Paul passed away on Mother’s Day 2013.  Perfect timing, as he was Neita’s pride and joy.


Mr. Paul J. DeMotte age 53 years died in the Norwood Hospital on Sunday, May 12th, 2013. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 21st, 1959, the son of George O. DeMotte and the late Neita R. (Mendall) Demotte.

He has been a resident of Walpole since 1974 moving there from Roslindale. He attended the Life Experience School in Sherborn.

Beloved son of George O. DeMotte and the late Neita R. (Mendall) DeMotte. Loving brother of George D. DeMotte, Gary S. Demotte both of Walpole and the Late Richard A. DeMotte.

Funeral services and interment were private. Donations in Paul’s memory may be made to The Life Experience School 2 N Main Street Sherborn, Massachusetts 01770.

To Make Gentle the Life of the World

The Life Experience School is under the care of the Peace Abbey Foundation

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