LEWISTON — Mark W. Paradis, 59, of 82 Prospect Ave., Lewiston, died at Central Maine Medical Center on Dec. 9, of complications derived from recently diagnosed cancer.

He was born Feb. 1, 1952, the eldest son of Wilfrid A. and Therese Y. Gagne Paradis of Lewiston. He was a member of Holy Cross Church, attended Holy Cross School and graduated Lewiston High School, Class of 1970. On Oct. 9, 1982, he married the former Ronella Sinclair.

Mark worked as a manager at several local businesses, including Duke’s Automotive, Dom J. Moreau and Sons, Delecto Brothers, and most recently Longchamps and Sons. He was active in city politics and served the City of Lewiston and its citizens for over 14 years. He served as a member of the City Planning Board from 1997 to 2001, represented Ward 6 on the City Council from 2002 to 2007, served on the Downtown Advisory Board from 2002 to 2007, the Finance Committee from 2004 to 2007, Lewiston Urban Civic Center Enterprises, LLC, from 2004 to 2007, the Business Development Loan Program from 2004 to 2006, and the Auburn — Lewiston Airport Committee from 2004 to 2006. He enjoyed public service and loved the city he grew up in. His dream for many years was to serve as mayor of the city. He had big plans for the city and was loved and respected by thousands of Lewiston citizens.

He is survived by his wife, Ronella Paradis, of Lewiston; his son, Phillip Paradis of Louisville, Ky.; his two brothers, Marcel and Jean Paradis and their wives, Candi and Connie Paradis, of Auburndale and St. Cloud, Fla.; his favorite sister, Joan Theberge and her husband, Phil Theberge, of Lewiston; nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Chief.

He was predeceased by his sister, Claire Paradis; his mother, Therese Paradis; and father, Wilfrid Paradis.

He will be greatly missed. Condolences, donations, and a photo tribute may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com. 

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