ATKINSON, NH — Kathryn M. (Andersen) Paradis, 87, died on Saturday, January 18, 2014, in the Salemhaven Nursing Home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late John A. Paradis.
Born in Worcester, Mass., on April 3, 1926, and was the daughter of the late David and Helen I. (Aldrich) Andersen. She was a resident of Auburn for many years, and was a graduate of Auburn High School. Upon graduating from high school, she moved to Haverhill and then to Atkinson in 1961. She was a member of the Atkinson Congregational Church for over 50 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, needlepoint and crocheting. Kathryn relished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. Her family will hold close to their heart all the warm memories that they have of her.
She is survived by her six children, David Quinney and his wife, Lai, of Portland, Maine, Glenn Quinney and his wife, Carol, of Chester, N.H., Karleen Howard of Atkinson, Kathleen Talbot and her husband, Curtis, of Goodyear, Ariz., Kendra Bisson and her husband, Dennis, of Rollinsford, N.H., and Karolyn Thomas and her husband, Russell Squillante of Henderson, Nev.; 11 grandchildren, David Jr., Kevin, Shaun, Andrew, Stephanie, Joshua, Michelle, Jason, Alyssa, Tyler, and Janelle; nine great-grandchildren; and four stepchildren, Donna, Diane, David, Debbie, and their families. She was also predeceased by her stepdaughter, Denise.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 23, in the Linnehan-Grondin Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service for Kathryn will be held on Friday, January 24, in the Atkinson Congregational Church, 101 Main St., Route 121, in Atkinson at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Kathryn’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472, or to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, 25 Walker St., Concord, NH 03301. For more information, and to send condolences, please visit www.linnehan-grondin.com.