OBITUARY

Theresa M. Paradis

April 3, 1928April 24, 2019
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Auburn – Theresa M. Paradis, 91, of Lewiston, Maine, passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at The Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn with her loving family by her side. She was born in Rumford, Maine on April 3, 1928, a daughter of the late Felix and Albertine (Brodeur) Blouin. She attended local schools then moved to Lewiston. On February 8, 1947, she married Bertrand R. Paradis in Lewiston, ME where they raised their 8 children. Theresa worked in the local shoe industry for over 45 years. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, exercising at the gym 5 days a week, spending time at her summer cottage on Worthley Pond, playing cards with her siblings and other family members, family visits and gatherings, her home on Hogan Rd. and watching old Bonanza reruns.

Theresa is survived by 8 children: Annette(Dan) Huri, Claire(Stephen) Beal, William Paradis, Helen Souza, Donald Paradis, Beatrice(John) Scheid, Louise Bonjour, Lena(Denis)Theriault, 12 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren and two on the way, siblings; Noella Bean, Priscilla DiConzo, Fern (Jerry) Patrie, Louise Nash, Doris (John) Gline, Willy (Peggy) Blouin, sister in-laws Pauline Blouin, Carmen Isabel and Lorraine Couture, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Theresa was predeceased by siblings Norman (Toni) Blouin, Yvette (Raymond) Chenard, Cecile (Paul) Landry, Yolande (Paul) Redmond, Lionel Blouin, brother in law John DiConzo, Dick Bean, Doug Nash, Daniel Isabel, Bob Couture, a son-in-law Dr. Paul Bonjour, many cousins, nephews and a niece.

The family would like to thank all the medical staff who took such good care of Theresa through the years, especially Dr. Darlene Miller, Dr. Kathleen Martin, Dr. Edwin Tan, the entire St. Mary’s outpatient physical therapy rehab gym staff for their kindness, encouragement and support shown to her during her daily workout sessions these past years. She loved you all ! A very special thank you to SMRMC’s Dr.O’Connor, Dr. Ayaz, Jackie Fournier APRN-ANP, Herve Billion RN and The Androscoggin Hospice House team and staff for their support and compassionate care in her final hours. Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home in Auburn on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 AM at The St. Peter’s Basilica, upper church, in Lewiston. Committal services will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Theresa’s memory to: The Androscoggin Hospice House, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240. You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting her guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545

  • FAMILY

  • Theresa is survived by 8 children: Annette(Dan) Huri, Claire(Stephen) Beal, William Paradis, Helen Souza, Donald Paradis, Beatrice(John) Scheid, Louise Bonjour, Lena(Denis)Theriault, 12 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren and two on the way, siblings; Noella Bean, Priscilla DiConzo, Fern (Jerry) Patrie, Louise Nash, Doris (John) Gline, Willy(Peggy)Blouin, sister in-laws Pauline Blouin, Carmen Isabel and Lorraine Couture, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
    Besides her parents and husband, Theresa was predeceased by siblings Norman(Toni) Blouin, Yvette (Raymond) Chenard, Cecile (Paul) Landry, Yolande (Paul) Redmond, Lionel Blouin, brother in law John DiConzo, Dick Bean, Doug Nash, Daniel Isabel, Bob Couture, a son-in-law Dr. Paul Bonjour, many cousins, nephews, and a niece.
  • DONATIONS

  • The Androscoggin Hospice House, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, May 3, 2019

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Debra Talarico Dube

May 1, 2019

I go by the Hogan Rd house often & think of all of you. It's hard to loose a parent, but hopefully the fond memories will help you at this difficult time. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the wake or service, but wanted to extend my sympathies to all of you (Annette, Claire, Bill, Helen, Donald, Beatrice, Louise, Lena).

Nancy Wagner

May 1, 2019

I enjoyed looking at all of your photos. What a beautiful tribute to your mom and aunt. Lena, Lulu and Bea we send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Hugs from the mountains!!!
Peter & Nancy

ST MARY'S CENTER FOR PHYSICAL REHABILITATION

April 30, 2019

Bill and family, please know that all of your St. Mary's Physical Therapy family is thinking of you at this difficult time.

Last week was a difficult one for us, missing her sweet smile on the way into the gym. Her dedication to her health (and your's, Bill, to make that happen) was unwavering.

We miss her already!

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Biography

Auburn – Theresa M. Paradis, 91, of Lewiston, Maine, passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at The Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn with her loving family by her side. She was born in Rumford, Maine on April 3, 1928, a daughter of the late Felix and Albertine (Brodeur) Blouin. She attended local schools then moved to Lewiston. On February 8, 1947, she married Bertrand R. Paradis in Lewiston, ME where they raised their 8 children. Theresa worked in the local shoe industry for over 45 years. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, exercising at the gym 5 days a week, spending time at her summer cottage on Worthley Pond, playing cards with her siblings and other family members, family visits and gatherings, her home on Hogan Rd. and watching old Bonanza reruns.

Theresa is survived by 8 children: Annette(Dan) Huri, Claire(Stephen) Beal, William Paradis, Helen Souza, Donald Paradis, Beatrice(John) Scheid, Louise Bonjour, Lena(Denis)Theriault, 12 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren and two on the way, siblings; Noella Bean, Priscilla DiConzo, Fern (Jerry) Patrie, Louise Nash, Doris (John) Gline, Willy (Peggy) Blouin, sister in-laws Pauline Blouin, Carmen Isabel and Lorraine Couture, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Theresa was predeceased by siblings Norman (Toni) Blouin, Yvette (Raymond) Chenard, Cecile (Paul) Landry, Yolande (Paul) Redmond, Lionel Blouin, brother in law John DiConzo, Dick Bean, Doug Nash, Daniel Isabel, Bob Couture, a son-in-law Dr. Paul Bonjour, many cousins, nephews and a niece.

The family would like to thank all the medical staff who took such good care of Theresa through the years, especially Dr. Darlene Miller, Dr. Kathleen Martin, Dr. Edwin Tan, the entire St. Mary’s outpatient physical therapy rehab gym staff for their kindness, encouragement and support shown to her during her daily workout sessions these past years. She loved you all ! A very special thank you to SMRMC’s Dr.O’Connor, Dr. Ayaz, Jackie Fournier APRN-ANP, Herve Billion RN and The Androscoggin Hospice House team and staff for their support and compassionate care in her final hours.

Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Auburn on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 AM at The St. Peter’s Basilica, upper church, in Lewiston. Committal services will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Theresa’s memory to: The Androscoggin Hospice House, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.
You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting her guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545