FRENCHVILLE – Valaire Paradis, 84, died Feb. 3, 2004, at a Frenchville nursing home. He was born Nov. 16, 1919, in St. Agatha, the son of Josephel and Victoria (Boucher) Paradis. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 145 of Frenchville for 57 years and the Catholic Order of Foresters for 56 years. Valaire worked for Paradis Brothers for 20 years, Pinkham Lumber for one year, Sylvio Paradis and Sons for 20 years and Morin Saw Mill for 10 years. He is survived by three sons, Valier of Plainville, Conn. Louis and Mark of Frenchville; eight daughters, Annette Paradis of Loganville, Ga., Rachel Paradis of Mapleton, Claudette Bouchard of Baker Brook, New Brunswick, Marie J. Michaud of Lewiston, Angela Paradis of Plainville, Conn., Bernadette Paradis of East Windsor, Conn., Ellen Bowman of Manchester, Conn. and Diane McManus of Auburn; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Marie Mae Clavette of New Britain, Conn. He was predeceased by his wife, Priscilla (Tardif); one son, Philip; five brothers, Gerard, Sylvio, Pierre, Rosaire and Raoul; and three sisters, Anne Marie Ayotte, Germain Feme and Cecile Sirois. Friends and relatives may call at the Michaud Funeral home in Frenchville 7-9 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Luce Catholic Church with the Rev. Phil Cyr and co-celebrant the Rev. Mike Gendreau officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luce Cemetery in the spring. For those who desire donations may be made to the Edgar Paradis Cancer Fund and The St. Joseph Nursing Home. Envelopes available at the funeral home.
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.