OLD TOWN - Maynard K. Paradis, 88, passed away peacefully November 29, 2015, surrounded by family after a brief illness. He was born February 21, 1927 in Old Town, the son Edward Paradis and Rose Brissette.
He was a lifelong resident of Old Town. He attended Old Town High school until he enlisted in the Navy at the age of seventeen. The day after Maynard's eighteenth birthday, he was deployed to serve his country in World War II. Upon returning home he was employed by the Old Town paper mill and retired 43 years later.
Maynard was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing , snowmobiling and camping. He was especially fond of Brassua Lake and Bar Harbor. He loved spending his summers after he retired in Bar Harbor camping with his family. Maynard also enjoyed woodworking. He would spend many hours in his woodshop making cabinets, picture frames and many other wood craft projects. He was always tinkering to come up with creative ways of fixing things or ways of making things work.
Maynard is survived by his wife of 28 years Juliette Dupuis, his children, Dorothy Graves and her husband Gregory, Deborah Cyr and husband Cary, Daniel Paradis and his wife Karen; his grandchildren, Nicholas Perkins, Christopher Perkins, Kayla Dupont, Morgan Paradis; one great grandchild, Chance Perkins; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Maynard was predeceased by his first wife Virginia Blair, his siblings Armond Paradis, Anita Jameson, Noreen Lousier, Antoinette Oak, and Leland Paradis.
A Mass and Christian Burial will take place Wednesday 10am, December 2, 2015, at the Parish of the Resurrection of The Lord Holy Family, 429 Main St. Old Town, ME. A gathering to celebrate Maynard's life will be held at the Holy Family parish hall following the burial.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Holy Family Parish 429 Main St. Old Town, ME 04468