Jacqueline "Jackie" Paradis, 77, died Jan. 9, 2002, after a long illness.
She was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Biddeford, Maine. She married Paul Paradis in 1946, and the family moved to Juneau in 1971.
Paradis and her husband established the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Juneau. She was an active member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, past president of the Juneau Catholic Daughters of America, a founding member of Our Lady of the Rosary Prayer Group and a volunteer for other organizations.
Friends and family said "she fought for her life courageously and left us all a legacy of dignity and grace to remember always."
She was preceded in death by her children, Paul, Eva, John, Mary Elizabeth, Nora and Martin.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Paul; daughters Martha Hagen (Vaughn), Bellingham, Wash., Kathy Rickman and Patty Paradis, Juneau; sons John (Vicki), Bellingham, Robert (Elizabeth), Juneau, Paul (Olive), New York and Brian (Brooke), Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Internment will be at Calvary Cemetery, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16. Donations may be sent to Hospice and Home Care, 3200 Hospital Drive, Juneau, AK 99801.
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