Paul D. LaFontaine


AUBURN — Paul D. LaFontaine, 36, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 21, at his home in Auburn.

He was born in Attleboro, Mass., Oct. 31, 1973, the son of Gayle Louise Downing. He was raised by his mother in Greene and was a graduate of Edward Little High School.

He dedicated much of his life to the care and protection of animals. He helped maintain and preserve trails through Auburn Parks and Recreation and later was employed by Marden’s in Lewiston.

He enjoyed playing poker with friends, as well as online games. He was also an ATV enthusiast and enjoyed riding the trails. He was a quiet and soft spoken man, who others could depend upon when in need. He would give of himself without asking for anything in return.

He is survived by his mother, Gayle Downing; brother, Justin LaFontaine; grandmother, Barbara LaFontaine; aunt, Suzanne Downing; sister-in-law, Beth LaFontaine; as well as his nieces and nephew, Sarah, Jacob and Anna LaFontaine.