RIVERPORT, NOVA SCOTIA - It is noted with heavy hearts that Mitchell Paul Paradis, master gunnery sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 73, died Nov. 1, 2012, with his with his loving wife, Joan-Annette, his angel, by his side at home. Mitchell was born June 1939, in Old Town, the seventh child of the late Emile and Lydia (Sirois) Paradis.
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He was predeceased by his brothers, Lloyd Paradis and Col. Eugene Paradis, U.S. Marine Corps; and sisters, Marguerite Finley, Annette King and Laura Cathcart. He is survived by his daughters, Paula Michele Paradis of Virginia, Carole Renee Gentry of Florida and Judith Yvette Paradis of Maryland, whom he loved so dearly. He also leaves his beloved stepdaughters, Stephanie Johanna Marien and Gillian Elizabeth Shute, both of Nova Scotia; his sister, Lydia and brother-in-law, Col. Ward Baker, U.S. Air Force, of Garnet Valley, Pa., along with numerous nephews and nieces. He was most proud of his five grandchildren, Mitchell, Spencer and William Gentry, and Adam and Bridget Brooks; and his step-grandchildren, Brandy, Quinn, Noah, Parker and Jessie.
Mitchell moved to Riverport, Nova Scotia, in 2006, after a long and decorated career in the U.S. Marine Corps, to marry Joan-Annette and renovate their beautiful home together. Mitchell loved to travel and play golf, and was a member of Barbershop Harmony Society for many years and sang Bass with the Dukes of Kent, Kentville.
A ceremony will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 28, 2012