WASHBURN – Herman Paradis, 85, died March 7, 2008, with his family by his side at his residence. He was born Dec. 17, 1922, in Winterville, the son of Louis and Denise (Doustou) Paradis. He served with the Conservation Corps in the Calais area as a young man. He then served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. After returning from the war, he met the love of his life, Viola Saucier. Mr. Paradis was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2599, Presque Isle, as well as a longtime member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Washburn. He was employed at Umphrey Farms for many years, and later worked at Taterstate Foods and McCain Foods, as loading dock foreman. Herman was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and golf. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Mr Paradis is survived by his loving wife and faithful companion of more than 60 years, Viola of Washburn; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Dana Caron, and Brenda and Arnie Devoe, all of Washburn; a son and daughter-in-law, Leland and Terry Paradis of Spring City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Leland Caron and his wife, Heather, Leslie Martin and her husband, Dan, Tyler Herman Paradis, and Starla Enman; great-grand-children, Noah and Ainsley Caron, Shayla and Alexis Enman, and Mallory and Jordyn Martin; a sister, Anita Myshrall; two brothers, Adrian Paradis and his wife, Shirley, of East Hartford, Conn., and Lionel Paradis and his wife, Shirlene, of Presque Isle; several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Marilyn Cote and Eva Kirk, who helped him during his illness. He was predeceased by three brothers, Edgar, Ovena and Romeo; as well as five sisters, Lillian Norris, Jeanne Albert, Celina Roraback, Albertine Parent and Rose Vaillincourt. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Washburn, with Father David Raymond officiating. Interment will be at the Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Paradis may do so through Hospice of Aroostook, P.O. Box 688, Caribou, ME 04736. Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. For an online register please go to www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.