ESCONDIDO, Calif. - Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Bruce Gerard Paradis died June 19, 2013, in Poway.
He was born in Waterville, Maine, on July 30, 1960. He graduated from Goffstown High School in 1978. After attending New Hampshire College, he entered the Marine Corps and wore his uniform proudly, serving his country for 22 years.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Debra; his mother, Janice (Rogers) Paradis of Goffstown; two children, Connor and Loren Paradis; an aunt, Patricia Pelletier of Winslow, Maine. His father, Antonio, and brother, Peter, predeceased him.
He was described by friends and family as a man who was devoted to his wife and children. He dreamed of retiring in New England..
services: A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. at the SERESC Conference Center, 29 Commerce Drive, Bedford.