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BERKSHIRE – Vivian M. Paradis, age 82, passed away, Mon., July 18, 2016 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford.

She was born July 16, 1934 in Berkshire the daughter of the late Adelord & Alphonsine (Goyette) Vachon.

Vivian was a lifelong resident of Berkshire where she and her husband, Rosaire, owned and operated the family farm. She also worked at the Enosburg Falls High School hot lunch program for several years. She enjoyed reading, riding her bicycle, cooking, baking and working in her gardens. She especially loved having the family gather at her home for family functions and holidays. Later in life she purchased her own car, which gave her a new found independence.

She is survived by her children, Albert Paradis and wife, Dawn, of Berkshire, Richard Paradis and friend, Darlene, of Enosburg, Leo Paradis and wife, Baerbel, of Berkshire, Helen Millinor of Berkshire, Claudette Paradis of Enosburg, Charlie Paradis of Wilmington, N.C., Lisa Kane and friend, Stephen, of Essex Jct. and Joseph Paradis and wife, Stefanie, of Wylie, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Susan (Begnoche) Paradis of Berkshire; her grandsons, Andre, Jonathan, Jeff, Kregg, Kasey, Jacob, JJ and Sean; her granddaughters, Abigail, Anna, Barbara, Jessica, Laura, Megan, and Shannon; and her great-grandchildren, Bailee, Brandon, Rylynn and William; her siblings and their spouses, Arthur and Linda Vachon of Berkshire, Amanda Paradis of Richford, Pauline and Harvey Chadwick of Swanton, and Marcelene Coe and her husband Stanley Spaulding of Essex Jct.; several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents, Vivian was predeceased by her husband, Rosaire Paradis, her son, Paul Paradis; her sister, Doris Austin and her husband Larry; and her brothers-in-law, Raymond Paradis, and Philip Coe.

The Mass of Christian burial will be held Fri., July 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 222 Missisquoi St., Enosburg Falls.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

For those who wish, contributions in Vivian’s memory may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows – St. Joseph’s Unit, 1 Pinnacle Meadows, Richford, VT 05476 or to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Vivian’s family on-line through