Viola's Story

WASHBURN - Viola Paradis, 84, wife of the late Herman Paradis passed away July 6, 2015 at her Washburn residence with her family by her side. She was born in Washburn September 17, 1930 the daughter of the late Willie and Philomena (Fournier) Saucier.

Viola married the love of her life, Herman Paradis November 25, 1947. She was a very devout Catholic who prayed the Rosary daily. She was an active member of St. Catherine's in Washburn and the Ladies of St. Anne. She is now living her fourth day. Viola loved and enjoyed her grandchildren and was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who also worked very hard for Taterstate and McCain Foods for over 34 years.

Mrs. Paradis was predeceased by her husband, Herman, sisters; Amelia St. Germain, Annie Bouchard and Jean Soucy as well as a brother William Saucier. She is survived by two daughters and sons in law; Barbara and Dana Caron and Brenda and Arnie Devoe all of Washburn and a son and daughter in law Leland and Terry Paradis of Spring City, TN. Her grandchildren; Leland Caron and wife Heather and Leslie Martin and husband Dan all of Washburn, Starla Lawrence and husband Stanley of Baldwin, GA, and Tyler Paradis of Spring City, TN. Her great grandchildren; Noah, Ainsley, and Grant Caron, Mallory and Jordyn Martin, Shayla and Alexis Enman and Kenneth Lawrence. Several nieces and nephews including a special niece Eva Kirk.

Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou 9:00 am Wednesday July 8, 2015 until time of services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am From St Catherine's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery. Following the services all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at the Paradis home in Washburn.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone at Hospice of Aroostook for the care and devotion shown to Viola and the family these past few months. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mrs. Paradis may do so through the St Catherine's Memorial fund. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
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