In Memory of Arleigh C. Paquette

April 1, 1932 - April 3, 2018

Resided in Deerfield, NY


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Arleigh C. Paquette, age 86, of Acacia Village and formerly of Deerfield passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Masonic Care Community.

He was born April 1, 1932 in Utica, son of the late Henry and Ruth (Pfluke) Paquette, and graduated from Whitesboro High School in 1950. Arleigh served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Arleigh married Patricia Croak on Sept 25, 1954 in Utica.

Arleigh worked early on with his father at the North Utica Pie Shop. He later worked for Sperry-Rand, Bendix and finally at Otis Elevator Co. for 36 years until his retirement.

He was a 63 year member of the Deerfield Fire Department, Cub Scout leader for Pack 59, Boy Scout Assistant leader for Troop 59, Civil Defense Director for Oneida County, member of the Deerfield Democrat Club, served on the Deerfield Town Council as Councilman, and a Business Agent for IUEC Union. Arleigh loved woodworking, camping and travelling and had traveled to all of the United States except Alaska.

He is survived by his wife Patricia, his 3 sons, Jeffrey (Marlene) Paquette of Mexico, NY; Timothy (Barbara) Paquette of Yorkville; Daniel (Terri) Paquette of Matthews, NC, and his 3 daughters, Cheryl (David) Cummings of Marcy; Leigh (Ed) Ford of Sylvan Beach; and Janine (Larry) Acenas of Roy, WA; his 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren with 1 more on the way, several nieces and nephews, especially Lynn, and cousin Shirley LaMont. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Patty, his brother Lynn and his sister Bendy Saraka.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sarnac Unit at Masonic Care Community for all of their care for Arleigh and to the special friends and staff at Accacia Village.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Friedel, Williams, & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. A service will follow at 2:00 PM

In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation to the Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department.