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Dean C. Paige Sr.October 12, 1937 ~ November 19, 2017 (age 80)
TEMPLETON - Dean C. Paige Sr., 80, of 152 Main Street, Baldwinville, died peacefully at his residence Sunday, November 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Francestown, New Hampshire on October 12, 1937, son of the late Fred and Alfreda (Piper) Paige and spent his early years in New Hampshire. Dean moved to this area as a teenager and began working at Travis Welding Company in Gardner at the age of 15.
Dean was a well know welder, who owned and operated Dean C. Paige Welding for many years. He bought his current building in 1978. Dean proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He enjoyed traveling, taking trips in his recreational vehicle, playing horseshoes, fishing, playing pitch and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Otter River Sportsmans' Club, Templeton Fish and Gun Club and Royalston Fish and Gun Club. Additionally, he was a member of American Legion Posts in Baldwinville and Gardner and the VFW.
His first wife, Jacquelyn A. (Robie) Paige, died in 2002. He leaves his wife, Joyce M. (Hurd) Paige; three children, Dean C. Paige Jr of Hubbardston, Timothy A. Paige of Winchendon and Cheryl M. Rota of Winchendon; three grandsons, Jacob A. Rota and his wife Sarah, Jeffrey D. Rota and his girlfriend Jill and Benjamin P. Rota and his girlfriend Ashley; 2 great grandchildren, Henry and Eloise Rota; two sisters, Pauline Gilman of Hillsboro, NH and Eleanor Bennett of Antrim, NH; his wife Joyce's children James Hanlon of Albany, NY, and April Haugen and her husband Keith of Albany, NY and their children Dylan and Ashley Brozowski; as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Maurice Paige and sisters, Edna Mercier, Rena Johnson and Barbara Johnson.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Baldwinville. There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center, Burbank Campus, 275 Nichols Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420. .
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.