Mary Paradis

Mary C. Paradis (Colgan)

Thursday, April 4th, 1935 - Friday, March 20th, 2020
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PARADIS, Mary, age 84, of Arlington passed away Friday, March 20, 2020.
Mary dedicated her life to her family and community by providing good cheer, loyalty, compassion, and a listening ear to all those with whom she came in contact. Through her work as an administrative assistant at the Hardy Elementary School and later Arlington High School, Mary kept things orderly and light hearted. Always a fierce advocate for the underdog, she offered warmth and encouragement to those who needed it most. There was nothing that brought Mary more joy than enjoying a living room performance put on by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, time spent chatting with dear friends and family, a friendly political debate (as long as you agreed with her views), or a good deal at Costco.

Preceded in death by her parents Leo and Marie Colgan, brother Paul, husband John, and daughter Judith. She is survived by her late daughter Judith’s husband Robert Carter, and grandchildren Robert (spouse Erin Wade) and Abigail (fiance Ronan Hanley); daughter Maryjo Paradis-Smith, husband Thomas, and grandchildren Megan (spouse Trevor Mack), Katherine (spouse Shawn Hopkins), and Morgan (spouse Russell Turner); daughter Lee Paradis; daughter Michelle Hamblin, husband Michael, and grandchildren Christopher and Renee; daughter Jill French and grandchildren Molly, Melanie, and Meredith; son John Paradis, wife Kate, and grandchildren Olive and Luna; daughter Renee Krikorian, husband Benjamin, and grandchildren Scarlett, Henry, and Eliza; great grandchildren Bryce, Ivy, Claire, Emma, Coraline, and Oonabelle; sister Judith O'Leary of Manchester-by-the-Sea and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will announce a memorial service for Mary once the community is free of the threat of the spread of the coronavirus. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Compassionate Care ALS and/or The Covenant House
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Stephen Pereira

Posted at 11:54pm
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Michelle and the Paradis Family over the loss of my dear friend and colleague Mary.
Mary and I worked together for many years at both the Hardy Elementary School and at Arlington High School.
I will always fondly remember her warm smile and upbeat demeanor. Mary could find humor in any situation and I always looked forward to seeing her and sharing a good laugh. Mary was loved by many, and will be missed by all.

Laure Porter

Posted at 08:06pm
Such a wonderful woman and neighbor. Always made everything special for the little ones in the neighborhood. Loved her wit and sense of humor. Our deepest condolences to the Paradis Family, sending strength and love,
Laure Porter and Family

Anne & John Whitney

Posted at 06:24pm
Mary's Family,

Mary will be surely missed. She was a great person and a joy to be around. Our thought and love to you all.
Anne & John Whitney

Mary J. Brazet

Posted at 02:25pm
Mary was a wonderful woman. I enjoyed the time I worked with her at Hardy School. She had a terrific sense of humor as well as a kind and understanding heart!

Robert and Janice McInnes

Posted at 01:15pm
Our sincere sympathies to all the family.
What a delight it was to sit at the front desk of St Matt's Food Pantry and work along side Mary all these years.
Sorry we can not be present to pay our respects at this time.
God bless you all!
Janice and Bob McInnes

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