Frederick C. Paradis

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Enfield, N.H. — Frederick Charles Paradis, 76, of Enfield died peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 9, 2018, with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer. Born on June 27, 1941, Frederick grew up in Lebanon, N.H. the only son of Mailla Crozier Paradis and Charles A. Paradis. After high school he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and proudly served his tour stationed in New Castle, N.H.

Fred worked for New Hampshire Department of Transportation and retired in 2003 after 27 years with the department. He worked many years prior to DOT in the floor covering and construction business. Fred served in law enforcement as a patrol officer in the towns of Woodstock, VT and Enfield. Upon his retirement he worked for N.H. Fish and Game maintaining boat launches for 13 years. Fred was an active member within the community serving on the Enfield Recreation Commission, Enfield Police Rangers, Enfield Volunteer Fire Department, He coached little league baseball and served as President of the Oak Grove Cemetery Association. He was a member of the Community Lutheran Church in Enfield and taught many youngsters Hunter Safety through N.H. Fish and Game. He played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Coast Guard Memorial at the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.

Fred loved to hunt, fish and was devoted to his four generations of family. One of his greatest loves was Kayaking. His passion for the water and nature often had him the first on the water for many calm morning paddles.

His family includes his wife Patricia (Canfield) Paradis. They would have celebrated 56 years of marriage on June 16. His daughters, Terri Eastman and her husband, James Eastman of Grafton, N.H., Denise Asselin and her husband, Douglas Asselin of Holyoke, Mass. and Jill Felix and her husband, Marty Felix of Lake In The Hills, Ill. He had six grandchildren: Erin Breault, Christopher Pelletier and his fiancé, Xia Wallace; Caitlin Yates and her husband, Travis Yates, Jonathan Jones and his fiancé, Samantha and her children Sean and Kaleigh, Anthony Asselin and his partner, Rebecca and Matthew Felix and his wife, Kandice. His fourth generation includes four great-grandchildren, Riley, Ryan, Dominic and Vito. He is survived by his two half-sisters, Joyce Pigeon of Grand Isle, Vt. and his sister Jayne Garrett and her daughter Carey of Wiley, Texas.

He was predeceased by his mother, Mailla Crozier Paradis; his sister, Janet Ann; his Aunt, Ruth Brown; and his father, Charles A. Paradis.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Community Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23. Pastor Jayne Strohl will officiate. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery, reception to follow in the Community Lutheran Church hall. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Community Lutheran Church Building and Grounds Fund, PO Box 450, Enfield, NH or to The Friends of Mascoma, Friends Feeding Friends Program, 340 Grafton Pond Road, Enfield, NH.

An online guest book is available to leave a message of condolence for Fred’s family by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com.