AUBURN-Elizabeth Mabel (Gibbons) Paradise, 96, of Auburn died Thursday, January 16, 2014 in the Life Care Center of Auburn after a period of declining health. She is predeceased by her husband Leon Paradise, Sr. in 2001.
She leaves 6 children; Leon Paradise, Jr., and his wife Maureen of Auburn, Donna Fant and her husband Allan of Sutton, Diane Bergin and her husband Dennis of Rochdale, Earl Paradise and his wife Lorraine of Charlton, David Paradise and his companion Susan of Auburn, and Linda Warpula, and her husband Gerald of Rutland, 15 grandchildren 30 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her granddaughter Kelley Brackley, and brother Albert Gibbons, and sisters; Mildred White and Irene Bonney.
She was born in Auburn. Elizabeth is the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Gibbons. She was educated in Worcester schools.
Mrs. Paradise loved her family. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Among her other hobbies include travelling, camping, gardening bird watching, and reading.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours from 3-6 PM Sunday, January 19th in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street in Auburn. Her funeral will be held at 11 AM Monday January 20th in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
Please omit flowers and make donations to the charity of the donor’s choice.