He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mary Lou (Coughlin) Paquin; his three children, Rebecca, Jacob, and Amanda Paquin; his mother, Kathleen Paquin; brother, Jonathan Paquin and his wife Katherine Fratus Paquin; his sisters-in-law, Joanne and Alicia Coughlin; niece, Lainie; and nephew, Henry Paquin.
Chris was born Jan. 17, 1969 at the U.S. Air Force Base in Tachikawa, Japan. His early years were spent in Boise, Idaho; Sumter, S.C.; and then Blackstone and Uxbridge, Massachusetts. He and his wife Mary Lou lived briefly in Milford before settling in Grafton.
Chris devoted much of his life to the community he loved and Boy Scout Troop 106 in Grafton, where he was Scout Master and received the Silver Beaver Award in 2015 for his distinguished service. He appreciated the beauty of the world around him and captured it often through his love of photography and spent as much time as he could fishing, camping, and hiking.
For more than 23 years, he worked as an Information Technology Director at Sun Life Financial in Wellesley.
Chris will be remembered for his love of family and the outdoors and especially for his sharp humor and his natural gift as a story teller.
In lieu of flowers, please honor him with a memorial donation to Grafton Boy Scout Troop 106, 17 Waterville St., North Grafton, MA 01536.
All are welcome to gather with Chris’s family and friends Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2-6 p.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. Memorial services and burial will be private at his family’s convenience.
To share a memory of Chris or leave a message of sympathy with his family, visit his online guestbook at www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.