Darwin F. Paro, 79, Chaumont

CHAUMONT, NY —  Darwin F. Paro, 79, of County Route 8, Chaumont, passed away Saturday June 1, 2019, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, with family by his side.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home Inc., Chaumont.

Born Feb. 8, 1940, to the late Ezeb Paro and Lizzie Forte, he attended local schools in Watertown. He then served in the United States Army, before becoming a mechanic and welder for Anchor Motor Freight on Wellesley Island.

Darwin was fire police for the Chaumont Fire Department. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

Darwin is survived by his loving wife Judith, his children: Tammy (Brian) DeCilles, Dexter, NY, Frank Pettey, Chaumont, NY, and William Pettey, Chaumont, NY. He is also survived by his brothers: Keith Paro, Homer, NY, and Harley (Ruth) Paro, Adams, NY, His grandchildren: Logan Pettey, Tabetha Petersen, and Amanda Chapman, along with two great-grandchildren: Cierra and Tyler Chapman, and
several nieces and nephews.

Darwin was predeceased by his siblings, Peter Paro, Carl Paro, Perry Paro, Franklin Paro, Allan Paro, Kenny Paro, and Betty Paro.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday June 4, 2019, at Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Inc., Chaumont. A memorial Mass will be said 11 a.m. Wednesday June 5, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Brownville, NY.

Online condolences may be made at ClevelandFHInc.com.