Lawrence A. Paquin, Sr. 78, of New Haven passed away on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Mary Wade Home after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Betty Cook Paquin for 58 years. Lawrence was born in Brooklyn, CT on October 20, 1938; son of the late Lawrence and Mary Gasiorek Paquin.  Lawrence served his country faithfully in the US Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis and was a Heat and Frost Insulator for Cummings Insulation for many years. Father of Michelle (Richard) Cuomo and the late Lawrence A. Paquin, Jr.  Father-in-law of Lesley Paquin. Grandfather of Lawrence A. III, Jason, Zachary, and Justin Paquin and Nate, Christopher, and Matthew Cuomo.  Brother of Roxanne (Cathy Zeiff) Paquin, the late Joyce (William) Cook and the late Sandra Paquin. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the 2nd floor staff at the Mary Wade Home for their loving care and kindness and Franciscan Hospice Care for their comfort and support.

 His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Monday morning at 10:15. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Francis Church, New Haven at 11:00. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 6 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Wade Home Resident Cheer Fund, 118 Clinton Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513.