Paul Landry
1931 - 2018
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Paul A. Landry
Beloved artist Paul Landry of Fairfield passed away peacefully surrounded by his immediate family on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 87 years of age.
Paul will be lovingly remembered by Mary McPadden Landry, his wife of 48 years, and their three children, Joe (Colin), Hope (Errol) and Tom (Caragh). Paul will also be fondly remembered by his three grandchildren, Liam, Mazy and Violet, and his siblings, Joe, John, Linda and Peter.
The grandson of two sea captains, Paul was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, He attended the Nova Scotia College of Art before moving to New York City where he studied at the prestigious Art Students League. He then moved to Westport, Connecticut, where he taught at Famous Artists School and met his wife, Mary.
He embarked on a solo career as a fine artist. Author of three books, he produced hundreds of original paintings which hang in private collections and in prominent institutions throughout the world including the Smithsonian.
Paul's memory will live on through his artistic legacy and the love he showed his family and everyone he encountered.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 17, from 5-8 p.m. at the Spear Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road in Fairfield.
His funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 11 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road in Fairfield. Burial will be private. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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Published in Connecticut Post on Sep. 16, 2018.
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17 entries
September 19, 2019
I have Paul !s book The Captain,s Garden.Looking at all his beautiful artwork just brings so much peace .
It is so uplifting when you are feeling blue. It is a visual treasure.
His work brings happy emotions.
What a great gift to share with everybody.

God bless.

Duxbury, MA
September 3, 2019
I just saw that Paul died almost a year ago. His art is my very favorite and likely always will be. I am a lover of water, flower gardens, boats and quaint homes. His paintings speak to my very soul. Blessings to him and to his family. I am so fortunate to have gotten a glimpse into his view of the world through his art. In honor of his life and gifts to this world,
Beth Plachta
December 26, 2018
Hi - I never met Paul but when I was choosing a Lang wall calendar for 2019, I chose his. It just spoke to me. Especially when I saw August. I'm not sure, but it could be a painting of the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk where we have taken our children and now our grandchildren for many years. What a beautiful talent Paul had! The world has lost someone special, no doubt. But heaven has gained a wonderful soul. May he be painting beautiful scenes on heaven's shores. God bless.
Mena Raymond
November 13, 2018
Paul used his amazing talent to bring some happiness and peace to this world.
I consider myself very lucky to have discovered his art and his piece "Its a wonderful Christmas" is a cherished part of our Christmas season.He captured the setting of the iconic movie in a painting that touches heart and soul. Very sorry for your
loss (and the publics) but glad he had a
long life and admiration in his time.
Russ Patterson
October 27, 2018
I have always been struck by Paul Landry's soft and lyrical take on New England and things romantic and rustic. He worked in media that no other artist did, and was a master marine artist.

We will miss him and remember his great contribution to the field of marine art, and to people who love spring flowers, antiques, mansard roofs, carriages on wet mornings, ships at sea and places where their captains retired to when home from a full year on the bounding main.

May Paul rest with the same sense of peace he depicted. We wish Mary strength and calm.

Jeffrey Schaub
Jeffrey Schaub
September 21, 2018
Dear Landry Family,
I have always admired Mr. Landry's gift for capturing the beauty that shines everyday all around us. God gave him that gift and he used all of his talents to bring us joy.
Carol Meade
Quaker Hill, CT
September 20, 2018
Mary I will keep him in my prayers. I remember you Mary and Paul from St. Anthony,s
Theresa Nadolny
September 20, 2018
Dear Landry Family,
I am just a huge fan of Mr.Landry's art. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless Mr.Landry and your family at this sad time.
Terri Jo Tesch
Terri Jo Tesch
September 18, 2018
Dear Mary & Family,

I am very sorry for your loss. I was a avid collector of his Art which he sign for me, so graciously. I enjoyed hearing the stories you both told of your beautiful life in Nova Scotia with your family and dog. Beautiful!

May God Bless him!
Barbara Doheny
September 17, 2018
Dear Mary and family I'm so sorry for your loss. I was your brother Tom's friend from Koenig.
Joy Breiner
September 17, 2018
Dear Mary, Joe, Mary Hope and, Tom,
So sorry to read of Paul's passing. I think of you and the family whenever I look at all of Paul's artwork we have in our home. He was special and will be missed.
May many wonderful memories ease the pain of his loss.
Betty Mulholland
September 17, 2018
Betty Mulholland
September 16, 2018
Dear Mary and Family, our brother Paul has left us a legacy of beauty through his art masterpieces. His memory will live forever in my heart and in my home. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Minda Ahyong
September 16, 2018
Words cannot express our sorrow. Every day we saw Paul surround us in beauty in our home and in the memories of times together. He will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy.
George & Del Sheehy
September 16, 2018
Deepest Sympathy
Karen Kaczanowski
September 14, 2018
We send our deepest heartfelt sense of loss to Paul's family. We have the most endearing memories of our times together. Our walls are filled with prints of Paul's paintings which continue to bring us comfort. Our lives go back to early childhood with Paul's talented wife Mary. We remain so grateful to their amazing children and grandchildren who have delighted and entertained us and were such a blessing for Paul. His legacy of art will keep us together, but for now we grieve and share our grief. Love you, dear Landry's.
Gail & Chuck Conners
September 16, 2018
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