Dean Patrick Paradis, beloved husband, son, brother, and friend, unexpectedly passed away on September 13th, 2023, at his home in South Carolina. Born on May 31st, 1970, Dean lived a life filled with passion, adventure, and creativity.
Dean's love for archaeology led him to participate in numerous digs, including those at Lake Champlain, South Carolina, and England. His dedication to uncovering the mysteries of the past was matched only by his enthusiasm for exploring the great outdoors. Dean accomplished the remarkable feat of hiking the Long Trail, leaving footprints on its rugged paths and forging unforgettable memories along the way.
Beyond his archaeological pursuits, Dean had a talent for restoring old clocks, breathing new life into these timeless treasures. His Scottish heritage held a special place in his heart, and he took great pride in his ancestry. Dean's love for animals was evident in his gentle nature and unwavering compassion.
Dean's artistic spirit flourished through his studies at the community college, where he earned a degree in art. Painting, drawing, sculpting, and photography were his chosen mediums, allowing him to express his innermost thoughts and emotions. His creations were a testament to his boundless imagination and keen eye for detail.
Those who knew Dean will forever cherish his infectious sense of humor, which brightened even the darkest of days. He had a remarkable ability to find joy in the simplest of moments and spread laughter wherever he went. Dean's long phone conversations with his family, particularly his beloved grandmother, were cherished moments that brought immense happiness to his life.
Dean is survived by his loving husband, Joseph Paradis, who stood by his side through thick and thin, sharing a bond that transcended time and space. His mother, Deborah Pike, and sister, Alyssa Mead, will forever hold Dean close to their hearts, cherishing the memories they shared together. Dean also leaves behind various aunts, uncles, cousins, and a wide circle of friends who will miss his presence dearly.
In honor of Dean's memory, the family kindly requests that donations be made to a local LGBTQ+ charity. Dean's unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community was a testament to his compassionate and inclusive nature, and this gesture will ensure that his legacy of love and acceptance lives on.
Dean Patrick Paradis will be remembered as a vibrant soul who embraced life with open arms, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. May his spirit soar free, forever cherished and never forgotten.