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Obituary: Arthur 'Bud' Paquin, 85

Jun 30, 2018 06:09AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Arthur 'Bud' Paquin

Dracut - Arthur 'Bud' Paquin, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the Blaire House in Tewksbury after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Annette (Desmarais) in 2007.

Bud was born in Lowell on November 8, 1932, a son of the late Henry U. and Jane (McInnis) Paquin, grew up in Dracut and graduated from Dracut High School, class of 1951. He served in the United States Army during 1953 and 1954 and was a proud life member of the Dracut American Legion Post 315.

Bud worked for Sears, Roebuck and Company for many years before retiring in 1994. He could fix just about anything and enjoyed the challenge of hands-on work. In retirement Bud used his self-taught computer skills to extensively research family genealogy becoming so adept many people sought out his help and research skills. While traveling for his research he made many life long friends in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. In addition, Bud loved Dracut history and worked tirelessly to promote Dracut and the Dracut Historical Society. His passion for Dracut culminated with the honor of being named the Dracut Town Historian.

Bud is survived by his three children, Arthur Paquin, Jr. and his wife Marie of Lowell; Donald Paquin and his wife Chrissy of Pelham NH and Michele Capozzi-Pollock and her husband, John Pollock of Hyannis; grandsons, Brad, Reid and Todd Paquin, granddaughter Giana Pollock; brother and sister-in-law Richard 'Dick' and Laura Paquin, brother and sister-in-law John and Judy Paquin, sister and brother-in-law Linda and Clay French, good friends Mitch Corey of Greenfield NH and Dick Harvey of Dracut as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins across the country. He was the brother of the late Robert 'Bob' Paquin and Pauline Farrell.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on SUNDAY, JULY 1st, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Arthur Paquin to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online Burial will be private in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chelmsford, on Monday. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit, or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home."
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