CONCORD, N.H., and BID-DEFORD – Paul Joseph Lena, M.D, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at Concord Hospital in the presence of his loved ones. Paul was born Feb. 11, 1929, in New London, Conn., the son of Hugh F. Lena, M.D., and Helen Gartland Lena. He attended Dartmouth College, as a member of the Class of 1951 and Harvard Medical School, Class of 1955. After medical school he interned in Evanston, Ill., and was a resident in internal medicine at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, N.H. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla. He returned to the East to complete his residency and set up practice with Dr. J. Dunbar Sheilds in Concord, N.H. Paul lived his life with passion, kindness and conviction, ser-ving the Concord community as a physician for more than 30 years. He practiced internal medicine and oncology as a member of Concord Internal Medical Associates. He also taught at Dartmouth Family Practice Residency and received their Teacher of the Year award in 2001. After his retirement in 1995, he continued his service as a teacher and a medical practitioner for the Biddeford free clinic. He was the governor of the N.H. Chapter of the American College of Physicians, from 1986 to 1990 and received that group’s Laureate Award in 1994. He was a devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Parish for nearly 45 years, where he also served as a lector and Eucharistic minister for many of those years. He was an avid athlete and sportsman, with a special love of sailing, skiing, hunting and fly-fishing; passing his summers in Biddeford. His love for the outdoors was passed on to his sons and their families. He is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Hadley Lena, whom he married April 23, 1955, in Springfield, Vt., sharing his life with her for 51 years. He leaves behind four sons and their families, Mark and Kathy Lena and their children, Sean, Meghan and Ryan Lena of Orono, Jay Lena and Missy Traber of Hill, N.H., Timothy and Rita Lena and their children, Jordan, Aidan and Liam Lena of Kittery, Patrick and Michele Lena and their son, Fletcher Lena of Concord, N.H. He will be missed by his two brothers, Hugh Lena of New London, Conn., and Richard Lena of Branford, Conn. He was predeceased by his sister, Virginia Calanquin of New London, Conn. Memorial visiting hours will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main St., Concord, N.H. Memorial Funeral Mass will be held 12:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 72 South Main St., Concord, N.H. Burial will be in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Biddeford-Free Clinic at or to the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, 350 California St., Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA 94104