BOSTON, Mass. — Jonathan J. Paradis, 34, passed away Saturday, July 21, at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital following a lengthy illness while waiting for a heart transplant. The world has lost one of the greatest guys with the passing of our beloved son, husband, father and friend to many.

Jon was born April 11, 1984, to the proudest parents, Dad, Roger Paradis and mother, Diane (Boilard) Daigneault. Jon was educated in the Lewiston School System and graduated in 2002. Jon was involved in youth baseball and football growing up. He was always the competitor!

His love of music started at a very young age. He joined the school band and played the trumpet in the fourth grade and continued all the way through high school. He made many lifelong friendships through music. He formed his first band right out of high school called Jolly Jon and the 33 hr Famine, and later formed Werewolves on Wheels. Some of his best days were spent rocking out behind the drums. He was one of the original Motor Creeps traveling to many states to put on shows. Jon loved jamming out with his band brothers!

Jon met the love of his life and best friend Crystal Guerrette. Theirs is a true love story! They married on Sept. 13, 2008. Jon’s most precious gift in the world was the birth of his pride and joy, Watson Danger, in 2010. Watson is the biggest source of his pride and happiness.

Jon worked quite a few jobs early in his career. Most of those times were spent working at Verizon Wireless. He also enjoyed his time at AAA. He finally had the best job of his career, when he became the best ever stay-at-home-dad. He was so blessed to have that truly special time with his best boy. He also took great pride in coaching baseball and watching him be an amazing basketball star. Jon was and ever will be forever loved and missed by his devoted and most loving wife, Crystal, and his pride and joy, Watson. Jon was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He loved water so much that he was a taste reviewer on Instagram.

Survivors include his parents, (Dad) Roger and Cecile Paradis and (Mom) Diane and Jim Daigneault; his sisters and brother, who always looked up to him: (sister) Jenna Daigneault and her fiancé, Cameron Dufour, (sister) Melissa and Andrew Johnston, and their children Morgan and Everett, (brother) Zachary and Jenn Beaule; grandparents: (maternal grandmother) Pauline Libby, (paternal grandfather) Arthur Paradis, (paternal grandmother) Jeanne Labbe; father-in-law, Roland Guerette; mother-in-law, Diana O’Brien, and husband, Tom; sister-in-law, Christine, and David Turgeon; brothers-in-law, Dave, and Jackie Sands, Jeremy and Christa Guerrette; uncle, Dan Boilard, and his children Kate and David Dumais, Dan Boilard Jr.; aunt, Rita Bean, and her children Shannon and Ryan Bean; aunt, Lisa Rodrigues, and her children Troy Minkowsky, Laura and Jason Gormley, and Jameson Rodrigues. Jon had many friends he considered his family, including his closest confidant, Wayne St. Germain. He has many aunts, uncles and cousins left to cherish his memory.


Jon walked through the gates of heaven into the arms of his loving paternal grandmother who predeceased him, Delores Paradis. We are sure she showered her Pitou with lots of kisses. Also, his maternal grandfather, Leo Boilard.

The Heavens are rocking out now!

Words cannot begin to describe the immense loss we all feel. Our lives have been blessed to have had our Jon Boy in our lives and we already miss him dearly.

The family would like to thank Jon’s team of amazing doctors who were constantly devoted to him and his care: Dr. Andrew Corsello, Dr. Esther Shao and the fantastic team at The Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Thank you all for never giving up on Jon.

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