- Paul Daniel Rairdon, 78 of Westbrook, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2017, at the Barron Center, surrounded by his loved ones, following a long battle with Alzheimers Disease. Born on March 2, 1939, Paul was the son of Mark and Verda Reardon of Houlton, ME.
Paul grew up in Houlton and graduated in the top 10 and National Honor Society from Houlton High School in 1957. In June 1959, he married his childhood sweetheart, Rena (Farley) Rairdon. Paul began working for Saunders Brothers and they soon moved to Westbrook where they raised four wonderful children. Paul had many positions at Saunders Brothers and retired after 42 years as a Purchasing Agent. Paul enjoyed traveling, keeping his house in top-shape and spending time with his family- especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Paul is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rena Rairdon; twin daughters, Catherine Miller of Standish and Carol Friend of Buxton; sons Paul (Danny) Rairdon Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Skowheagan and Gary Rairdon and wife, Laurie, of Westbrook; brother, Shirley Reardon and his wife, Alta, of Houlton; and sister, Janice Barton of Buxton; as well as 14 grandchildren and 13 great -grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Marjorie; brothers, Dennis and Ralph; and grandson, Matthew Rairdon. The gamily would like to thank the VNA Associates and the entire staff at the Barron Center for the love and care he received.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, October 2, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at the Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church Street, Westbrook. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at St. Anthony's Church, 268 Brown Street, Westbrook. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Barron Center - Alzheimers Unit, 1125 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102. To express a condolence or to participate in Paul's online tribute, please visit www.blaisandhayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  September 29, 2017