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Date published: 8/24/2013

Paul B. Musante

Paul Bernard Musante, 92, of Stafford County passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Greenfield Senior Living of Stafford.

He was a member of Stafford American Legion Post 290 and the Fredericksburg DAV.

Mr. Musante worked with his father in plumbing during his early years. After his father had a serious accident he worked for Phillips Furniture Co. until he joined the Army during World War II.

Mr. Musante was assigned to an armored division and fought with Gen. Hodges' First Army and Gen. Patton's Third Army. During the Battle of the Bulge, his tank was hit by a German tank and he was left for dead over-night. The next morning, he was found alive and woke up weeks later in a hospital in England. He found that he was blind due to the injuries he had received. He was honorably discharged in May 1946 with a Purple Heart.

On June 29, 1946, Mr. Musante married Evelyn Payne.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Evelyn Payne Musante; daughter Charlotte M. Parish and husband Lowell; two grandchildren, Joshua Parish and wife Melora and Danielle P. Rubin and husband Evan; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Evie, Isla and Zuma; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel.

A service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1732 Brooke Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

Online guest book at covenantfuneralservice.com.