Inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1992

Born in Hartford, Paul was a teacher in the Hartford public schools for 26 years. She completed her BA at Green Mountain Junior College in 1968, and her MA at the University of Hartford.

At the age of 50, she decided to train for the New York Marathon, competing and finishing at age 52. In 1980, she placed third in her age group. At the age of 67 she biked 200 miles in two days for the Pan Mass Challenge to raise money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute in memory of her son.

She and her late husband Leonard Paul were founding members of Beth El Temple of West Hartford, and she was part of the Grody Foundation for Giving to Jewish Needs.