Kevin Joseph Paradise, 47, of East Ryegate, Vt., died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the 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 Company 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, Texas; 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 Healthcare, 65 Main Street, Wells River, VT 05081 or Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, c/o Palliative Care, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.