KENSINGTON - Norman A. Paradis, 90, of Newington, formerly of Kensington, the widower of Claire C. (Boissonneau) Paradis, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Jefferson House.
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Born in Sanford Maine, and raised in New Britain, the son of the late Ligouri and the late Zemma (Haggan) Paradis, he was a graduate of New Britain High School, served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II where he was a survivor of Iwo Jima, and retired from Fafnir Bearing Company. Norman was a member of St. Paul's Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Veteran's of Foreign Wars, and volunteered his time for St Paul's Church, Meals on Wheels, in Berlin and the Hospital of Central CT. He loved to sing and dance, belonged to a Barbershop Quartet, and was a long-time member of the Bucks 'n Does square dance club. An avid Boston Red Sox fan, he was excited to witness their recent World Series wins. Norman recently celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by his family.
He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Marjorie Paradis, of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Gerald and Marian Paradis, of Kensington, Michael and Deborah Paradis, of Gastonia, N. C., and Donald and Dawn Paradis, of Clinton; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James Bugella, of Berlin; two brothers, Clifton Paradis, of Newington, and Raymond Paradis, of Berlin; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Philip.
Norman's family would like to thank the staffs of Middlewoods of Newington and the Jefferson House for their loving care over the past few years.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 23, at Porter's Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Hwy in Kensington, with a funeral liturgy at St. Paul's Church. Entombment was followed in the mausoleum in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St Paul's Church, 467 Alling St., Kensington, CT 06037. Directions to the funeral home can be found at www.portersfuneral.com.
Porter's Funeral Service
111 Chamberlain Highway Kensington, CT 06037-1920
Published in Berlin Citizen on May 29, 2014