Geraldine M. “Gerri” Paradis, 66, of Manchester, NH died Saturday June 23, 2012 at the Catholic Medical Center, Manchester. Gerri was born on October 30, 1945 in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Chester) Giuliano. She had resided in Manchester for the past seven months, formerly living Chester, NH for more than 40 years. In earlier years, she had worked for New England Telephone Co. in Boston. Gerri worked for Klev Bros. Shoe Co. for 25 years as well as C & B Electronics, both of Derry, NH. She and her husband George owned and operated Total Comfort Plumbing and Heating in Chester. Gerri served as Past Secretary and Treasurer for the AFLCIO. She enjoyed teaching crafts at the schools, and raising money for charity through the sale of her crafts. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, George J. Paradis of Manchester, two daughters, Maria Taylor and her husband James of Manchester, and Georgette Slater and her husband Joseph of Londonderry, NH, three grandchildren, Billy and Angela Taylor, and Colby Slater, also one sister, Connie Slauenwhite of Hollis, NH. She also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday June 26, 2012 from 4 – 7pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00am at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Nashua, NH. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the NE Heart Institute at CMC, 100 MacGregor St., Manchester, NH 03102.
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