1932 – 2016

AUBURN — P. Beverly Paiton, 84, died on Friday, March 25, at the Hospice House in Auburn, after a short illness, with her family by her side.

She was born in Augusta on Jan. 16, 1932, a daughter of the late Paul and Laura (Thibodeau) LeClair. She spent her childhood in Augusta and was educated in the Augusta school system.

Beverly met and married her late husband, Dwight, and moved to Auburn where she was a stay-at-home mother and housewife for all of her married life. She enjoyed driving up and down the coast of Maine with Dwight, visiting many special places along the way. She also enjoyed time spent at the family cottages at Cundy’s Harbor and South Harpswell, eating lots of lobsters and clams, which were her favorite food anytime of the year. She also enjoyed going out to dinner with friends, playing cards and spending time at the casino with her gambling buddy.

In her earlier years, Beverly was an avid bowler, winning many trophies along the way. She was a great cook; she very much enjoyed cooking delicious family dinners and baking special treats for all to enjoy.

Beverly’s love was her family and especially her great-grandson, Joseph, with whom she adored spending as much time as possible. She loved playing games with him, watching movies together and mostly seeing him sink a basket at his basketball game.

She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Paiton-Small of Lewiston and Donna Nadeau and her husband, Ralph, of Auburn. She also leaves behind her three granddaughters, Kimberly Mancini and her husband, John, of Portland, Valerie Taylor and her partner, Rusty, of Wayne and Katie Nadeau of Portland; as well as one great-grandson, Joseph Mancini of Portland; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Dwight; her brother, Leo Paul LeClair; and her two sisters, Constance Veilleux and Lorraine LeClair.

The family wishes to send a very special thank-you to the entire staff at the Hospice House in Auburn for the wonderful care they gave to Beverly.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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