Philip L. Paquin - Annapolis, Md.

Philip L. Paquin - Annapolis, Md.

Philip “Phil” Loring Paquin, 87 of Annapolis, Md., formerly of Bowie, Md., where he raised his family, died peacefully in his home on July 28, 2017.

Mr. Paquin was the only child of the late Philip and Beatrice Lange Paquin, born in Mapleville, Rhode Island. He lived a childhood of classic Americana, the son of French-Canadian immigrants where he grew up over the family businesses: a butcher shop, a gas station, an IGA Grocery store and his beloved Paquin Liquors. The colorful stories of his Chepachet upbringing will be remembered by not only his children but his grandchildren keeping him with us always.

He was a 1947 graduate of LaSalle Academy and a member of the University of Rhode Island’s Class of 1951. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

After Mr. Paquin served in the Boston District office, he and his wife of 60 years, Jean Tretton Paquin, left Rhode Island to advance his career with the FDA in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan region. In the D.C. area, he rose through the ranks as resident inspector, supervisory inspector in FDA’s Baltimore District Office and eventually as the branch chief of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Upon his retirement from the FDA in 1988, Mr. Paquin launched the second part of his career as an adviser with the Washington, D.C., firm of AAC Consulting. In 1995, he fully retired to enjoy his family, golf and travel with his beloved wife, Jean.

Mr. Paquin served on the Board of Directors of the Bowie Senior Golfers Association, serving as its president in the mid-1990s. Mr. Paquin traveled to six of the world’s seven continents, but his heart always remained with his children and grandchildren, their sports, their activities and their lives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Eric (Krista) Paquin and Philip L. (Tracy) Paquin Jr, and three daughters, Gabrielle (Lawrence) Emmerich, Marie Louise (Ronald) Lear, and Risa (Drew) Hudson.

His legacy includes 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His family mourns his passing with deep sorrow as they have lost their patriarch, yet understand that “in life there is hope but in death there is peace.”

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24, at St. Andrew by the Bay, 701 College Pkwy., Annapolis, MD 21409, beginning at 11 a.m. Military Honors will follow at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m.