Michael J. Paquet
1950 - 2018
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Michael J. Paquet

Palisades Park - Paquet, Michael J., 68 passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on December 7, 2018 of brain cancer. Michael was born in Teaneck, New Jersey to Reginald and Anne Paquet on February 14, 1950. Growing up in Palisades Park, Michael was one of seven children. He attended St. Cecilia's High School in Englewood, New Jersey, graduating in 1969. Michael is survived by his children, Elizabeth M. Paquet, Matthew J. Paquet and Jacqueline P. Randall, and their Mother, Arlene (Monroe) Paquet. Daughter-in-law Elizabeth Blakely Paquet, son-in-law Frederic Breed Randall and William (Bill) Feehan. Michael is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Cameron Reynholds, Dylan Reynholds, Emery Randall and Hayden Randall. His siblings, Judy Paquet, Anne Paquet and brother John. Michael is preceded by brothers Reginald, Thomas and Bobby. Michael, along with his brother John, started M.J. Paquet, Inc., a Heavy Highway Transportation Construction firm. For over 30 years, M.J. Paquet, Inc. successfully completed complex heavy transportation projects, both public and private, throughout the Tri-State area. Michael took great pride in advancing and improving the construction industry. As an industry leader, he served as President of the Associated General Contractors Association of New Jersey, a Trustee of Local 825 Operating Engineers and as Chairman of the CIAP/NJDOT Joint Committee. He is a long time member of The Moles, a fraternal organization of the heavy construction industry. Most recently, Michael finished out his distinguished career with Beacon Consulting Group, Inc., working on projects throughout the country as a Contract Manager and Surety Consultant. Michael was an avid woodworker and later in life found a passion for oil painting. His love and commitment to sports has been ingrained in his children and grandchildren. The family will receive their friends on Monday 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Tuesday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in the Historic Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Jersey. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com

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Published in The Record/Herald News from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2018.
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
Historic Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
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Dear Elizabeth, Matthew, Jacqueline, Arlene, Johnny, Judy, Anne and families,

Our hearts are saddened with Mike's passing. Mike was instrumental in helping us build our home. Our hearts are grateful. He and Johnny were always helpful.
We are sorry that we are in Florida and unable to attend the funeral. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers will be with all of you and for the repose of Mike's soul.
May our Lord give you peace and consolation.
Much love,
Jim and Barbara Paquet and Family
Jim and Barbara Paquet
December 8, 2018
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