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Paul D. MailletMarch 19, 1952 ~ April 7, 2017 (age 65)
FITCHBURG - Paul D. "Buckwheat" Maillet, 65, of 107 Stickney Road, died Friday morning, April 7, 2017 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner.
He was born in Fitchburg on March 19, 1952 and was a lifelong resident of Fitchburg. He was the son of Mary M. (Morin) Maillet of Fitchburg and the late Delcy J. Maillet.
Buckwheat proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He had worked in maintenance for B&M Railroad for several years and later worked for S and F Farms in Fitchburg. His greatest enjoyment was fishing at Quabbin Reservoir in the boat, which he owned. Buckwheat also enjoyed hunting, 4 wheeling and his Triumph motorcycles.
He had a very special bond with his mother, whom he leaves, as well as a brother, James Maillet and his wife Andrea of Gardner. A brother, Michael "Mickey" Maillet, predeceased him.
Military funeral services will be held Friday, April 14, 2017 at 1 PM in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon. There are no calling hours.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.