August 10, 2022

Stephen Lawrence Paradis III


Stephen Lawrence Paradis III, 33, of Providence, RI, passed peacefully on April 6, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital following a brief and unexpected cardiac illness.

Raised in Rehoboth, MA, Steve was a 2006 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School and member of the DRRHS Marching Band. He went on to earn a Certificate in Phlebotomy from the Community College of Rhode Island.

Those who knew Steve, appreciate the endless passion he poured into his many interests and pastimes. A lifelong musician, Steve played both guitar and bass guitar with a number of local bands spanning several genres of rock n' roll. He found much joy not only making music but attending live concerts with family and friends. In between musical endeavors, Steve could be found entertaining his appetite for the outdoors on the many trails, swimming holes, and scenic vistas of New England. In his remaining free time, Steve appreciated the thrill of reading horror fiction and the nostalgia of his extensive VHS and record collection.

Steve had a positive impact on many peoples' lives and will be remembered every day for his love, humor, and outgoing nature. He lives on in the hearts of his parents, Stephen and Deborah Paradis, of Rehoboth, MA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ashley and Kevin Perry, of Coventry, RI and Elizabeth and David Ramsey, of Jeffersonville, IN; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as many cherished friends.

A private memorial will be planned for a future date. Steve loved a good tune, so all who wish to honor his life are asked to select a song by which you might remember him and think of him anytime you hear it. Those who choose to give a gift to memorialize Steve are asked to make a contribution in his name to the American Heart Association or the Musicians On Call charity.

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