• Kevin J. Paradise
    February 07,2013

    Kevin J. Paradise

    Kevin J. Paradise

    EAST RYEGATE — Kevin Joseph Paradise, 47, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

    He was born in Pawtucket, R.I., Aug. 14, 1965, the son of Earl Joseph “Chuck” and Doris Blanche (Thurber) Paradise.

    Kevin graduated from high school in Hollywood, Fla., in 1983. He married Aprille S. Tougas on Dec. 28, 1988. He worked as a boom truck operator setting signs for Acme Painting Co. and also for Mulcahey’s Well and Pump, both of Rhode Island. Kevin and Aprille moved to Vermont in 1995 from Rhode Island. He worked for Cabot Creamery in Cabot, Vt., as a machine operator for many years. Kevin loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed four-wheeling, tinkering with vehicles and watching NASCAR. He also loved his therapy cat, Tei Tei.

    He was predeceased by his parents, Earl J. “Chuck” and Doris B. (Thurber) Paradise; and two brothers, Alan Paradise and Kenneth Paradise.

    Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Aprille S. Paradise, of East Ryegate, Vt.; two daughters, Danielle Toshiko-Paradise Enger and husband Skyler, of Vilsek, Germany, and Chantelle Doris Paradise, of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio; a brother, Earl “Joe” Paradise, and wife Ann, of Bass Harbor, Maine; several nieces, nephews, cousins and two great-nieces.

    At Kevin’s request, there will be no public services.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Rivers Health Care, 65 Main St., Wells River, VT 05081; or Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, c/o Palliative Care, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.

    Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, N.H., is in charge of arrangements.

    For more information or to offer an online condolence, please go to www.rickerfh.com.

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