Lawrence A. Paquin, Jr., 42, of Henry Street, East Haven, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was the beloved husband of Lesley Barauskas Paquin. Larry was born in Milford on June 12, 1969; loving son of Lawrence A. Paquin, Sr. and Betty Cook Paquin of New Haven. Since childhood, Larry loved hockey and baseball and was an All State Hockey player and an All District Baseball player. He was on the Board of Directors for the Annex Little League: ran hockey clinics: coached for the Yale Youth Hockey league since 2004 and coached all his kids in Little League in both Major and Junior Majors. Larry had worked for Amtrak, first as a dispatcher and moved up to become an Engineer; he was a member of the International Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers. Loving father of Lawrence A. Paquin III, Jason L., Zachary J. and Justin M. Paquin. Brother of Michelle (Richard) Cuomo of North Haven. Son-in-law of Leon and Barbara Barauskas of Rochester, NY. Brother-in-law of Sandy (David) Manley of Rochester, NY. Uncle of Nate, Christopher & Matthew Cuomo, Christopher, Alisha, Brandon & Matthew Manley. He also leaves behind his many childhood friends who were a very important part of his life and always there for his family with love and support. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Dr. Patrick Tomak and the entire staff of the Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care and the nurses at St. Raphael’s MICU ; their excellent care and true friendship will never be forgotten. Larry was one of the greatest people you could ever meet; he was funny, charming, generous and caring; he was admired and respected by all that had the privilege to know him.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Thursday morning at 9:45. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Francis Church, New Haven at 10:30. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Paquin Family Fund c/o Peoples Bank , 2165 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06514.