HERMON – George Arthur Paquette, 86, passed away peacefully Sept. 24, 2007, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor. George was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Portland, the son of John A. and Georgiana (Ferria) Paquette. George attended three years at Rangley High School before honorably leaving to serve his country during World War II, where he personally served Gen. George S. Patton. His chief responsibilities were food safety and mess hall inspections. Being a career serviceman of 23 years, George also served during the Korean War. George took the knowledge that he learned while in the Army and applied it to his civilian career as a sanitary inspector for restaurants and hotels for the State of Maine Department of Human Services, as well as a cook, and an AAA sales representative. George was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and the VFW. George is survived by his wife of 63 years, Thelma (Rainey) Paquette of Hermon; one son, Wayne Paquette of Gorham; three daughters, Adele Richardson of Caribou, Pamela Canarelli of New Hampshire and Nancy Paquette of Hermon; as well as many special nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his parents, John A. and Georgiana Paquette; and his only sister, Pauline Raymond. A remembrance of George’s life will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, shared by G. McCoy. Interment will be after the remembrance service at Maple Grove Cemetery, Prospect. A continued time of remembrance and refreshments will be held at the home of Don and Carol Johnson, 92 Spout Hill Road, Prospect. Messages of condolence or memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com