BAKERSFIELD - Denis John Henry Paquette, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the UVM Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Fairfield on May 25, 1950 to the late John and Alice (Laroche) Paquette.
Denis graduated from Central Catholic High School, in St. Albans in 1968. Following in the footsteps of his father, Denis continued the tradition of being a hard-working Paquette. He served in the US Army where he retired as a Captain. Following his honorable discharge, he started his second career at United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Denis had many hobbies, including, trips to the casino, vacations in Florida, collecting coins and movies, watching basketball, and talking politics. Denis was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle and his fun-loving personality will be missed by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Debbie (Sullivan) Paquette of Bakersfield; their children, Cory Paquette and his wife Tamiko of Waterville, Maine, Joseph Paquette of Bakersfield, and Laurie Elwood and her husband Travis of Milton; his beloved grandchildren, Monicah, Alissah, Yuliya, Ariana, Hayden, Hadassah, Mikayla, and Crysanja; his brothers, Clement Paquette and his wife Charmaine, Rosaire Paquette and his wife Donna, and, Gabe Paquette and his wife Sue; his sisters, Marie Charbonneau, Helen Spencer and her husband David, Noella Paquette, and Anna Noonan and her husband Andrew; his mother-in-law, Lorraine Sullivan; his sisters-in-law, Peggy Gaudette and her companion Brent Palmer, and Cathy Morin and her husband Arnold; brother-in-law Pete Sullivan and his wife Katie; many special nieces and nephews; and his 4-legged companions, Bruty and, Baby.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Bakersfield.
Visitation will be held at Spears Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the hour of his service.
For those who wish, contributions in Denis memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.
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