Donald Joseph Paradis, age 90, passed away peacefully early on Saturday morning, September 21, 2019 in Mesa, AZ. He was born January 17, 1929 in Brooks, Minnesota to Albert & Leona Paradis, one of ten children.
Donald was a resident of Chandler, Arizona.
He met his loving wife of 52 years, Catharine Paradis, at a local cafe in Pondosa, California in 1951. They were married only three months later and had their first child, Patti, nine months later. They raised eight children together after moving to McNary, AZ and working in the local Saw Mill. Donald was Teamsters Union member as an equipment maintenance worker and retired from Safeway Warehouse Distribution in 1994.
Donald leaves behind seven children: Patti Carter (William), Richard Paradis (Lynea), Donna Durivage (Frank), Janis McNutt (Frank), Robert Paradis (Janie), Stephen Paradis (Jenny), Stephanie Paradis Petty, 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Catharine and his daughter Susan. Donald was a devoted father, grandfather and a devout Catholic.
There will be a viewing on Friday, September 27th from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85207. Funeral services will be on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:30 am. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, located at 1244 S Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206.