OBITUARY

Gregory S. Paradis

June 8, 1961November 30, 2018

Auburn- Gregory Steven Paradis 57, of Auburn pasted away at his home on Friday Nov. 30 of natural causes. He was born in Lewiston on June 8, 1961 a son of the late Mearl and Frances (Sampson) Paradis. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Lewiston High School. After graduation he went on to get certified as a Master Plumber, with certifications in Natural & Liquid Propane, High pressure Steam Boilers and many hours in OSHA. He was most recently working on gas line restorations in Massachusetts for Tradesmen International, until he fell ill and came back to Maine. Greg enjoyed fishing, hunting, NASCAR racing and music. He always enjoyed hearing and telling a good joke. He is survived by his two sisters Pamela Dyer and husband John of Yarmouth and Penelope Dufour of Lewiston, three brothers Patrick Murphy and his wife Anita of Lewiston, Ronald Paradis and wife Peggy of Lewiston and Rand Paradis of Lewiston and many nieces & nephews. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Greg’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Visitation Fortin Auburn Friday Dec. 7 from 9-11 AM. A celebration of life to follow at the funeral home at 11 AM. Committal will be held in the spring at Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to The Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Maine 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.

  • DONATIONS

  • The Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Gregory S. Paradis

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John Carpentier

December 6, 2018

My condolences to the family. So sad to see a good man pass this soon. Greg and I hung out in high school. He was a real gentleman. What I remember most is enjoying listening to music and going to concerts. God bless.

John Carpentier

Christine Robichaud

December 6, 2018

What i remember most is all the good times we had with all our gang of friends in high school! We all were very close! I haven’t seen greg in a long time, he will be missed!

Rita Barnes

December 6, 2018

Wonderful person many happy moments and memories Still have many photos of him and I .... To the family I am so sorry for your loss wishing I could attend the service but unfortunately out of town but am thinking of him and all of you. Rita Theriault Barnes

Jay Casper

December 6, 2018

My prayers to the family of Greg,
A childhood friend. We had great times as kids in the neighborhood. I will miss his Laugh. He was always part of our activities. He was a very smart guy and had multiple talents, But most of all a great friend and a wonderful person to spent time with. I will remember him as a kind considerate guy who would always have time for me and his friends. He will be missed by all he left behind,

Shirley Merrill

December 6, 2018

Greg and the Merrill Family of Waterford, ME enjoyed many wonderful years of friendship. I met him first in the summer of 1967, when my brother, Dick and his wife, Cinny were managers of the Keoka Beach Campground. He was a jolly lad of 6 years old then, and Dick and Cinny brought him up to our farm to meet our parents and us, and to see the animals...(we lived across from the Keoka campground entrance). They brought his tiny bike, and there he was, a smiling little squirt wearing his white sailor hat, cute as a button! This was the first of many visits Greg made to our house. We were a family of 14 children, and though there were only 8 of the 14 still living at home in 1967, over the summers he camped at Keoka, Greg met all 14 of us. I have fond memories of him visiting and joining us for a swim at Marshmallow Beach on Keoka Lake, mountain hikes, biking, riding the ponies, overnights at the farm, following my brothers Russ, Ray, Bill, and Jim around doing farm chores, and playing games. He became a welcome and dear family friend who kept in touch with us, especially my brother, Ray, over the years. My sympathy to all his siblings, nieces and nephews. I worked at the Keoka Beach office/store until 1973, and got to know his parents, Randy, and Penny, as well. I will always remember Greg for his kindness, humor, and friendship. And...every time there is a thundershower, I think of him because he was not a fan of them at all!
May he rest in peace, and may his family know our family thought the world of Greg Paradis. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Shirley Merrill


sharon cox

December 5, 2018

R.I.P Greg .... to the family I am sorry for your loss, I just had talked to Greg on Thursday he said he was coming home soon , I was so happy for him with his new job in Mass,he was a very hard worker .
I met him when he was a plumber at my apt building in Lewiston , he was always running around with a smile, no matter how busy they were . what a great friend he always was .
my condolences

William Waterman

December 5, 2018

My family and I also speak for the B.I.W. family that Greg was a part of wish the family of Greg our sympathy and condolences. Greg always had a smile on his face no matter what. He was full of ideas and wasn't afraid to go for it. He will be missed and always remembered. R.I.P.Greg, your friends Bill and Sarah

Ray Merrill

December 5, 2018

Our dear Greg !
Greg, Penny and Randy back in the mid 60's came to Waterford to camp for most of the summer at Keoka Beach Camping area. The Merrill Farm was just across the entrance to the campground and the Paradis kids used to venture up to our farm and hang out. Greg was tiny at the time and always rode his little bike and usually wore a small sailors hat. We enjoyed all those times, and as the years passed, Greg always called the farm to check in over the Thanksgiving or X-Mas holidays, and when he could he would plan a trip and we would visit. When we were building our camp in Wyman Township, I hired Greg to do the plumbing , kitchen, bathroom and shower etc. and he did a fantastic job putting it all together. In 2015 I had an issue with my heart and ended up at CMMC for a complete workup and ended with a stint put in place to resolve the heart problem. Much to my surprise while there I met a young man that knew some history of Waterford, his name is Jamie Dufour, Gregs nephew, Penny's son. It is truly a small world, and the Paradis family still has a place in the Merrill family past from all the years they were staying at the campground. Greg has always had hurdles in his life, but not once ever lost contact with me or many of my 14 sibblings. He will be missed by all, and may he forever rest in eternal peace, a close friend and a master of his craft.
Ray & Dorene Merrill
Waterford, Me.

Tim Roy

December 5, 2018

I met Greg in Bangor back in 1982, we were in a Machine tool course together eventually becoming my roommate, we have stayed in touch ever since, Greg remained one of my dearest friends, he was helping me with a bathroom renovation when offered the job in Mass, I told him to take it and not worry about me. He was one of my best friends, I will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace my friend. Tim Roy

FROM THE FAMILY