Dear LRRS Family,
You are an amazing group of wonderful people! The auction on Sept 4
was an event that you really had to see to believe! What a night! It
was so great to meet so many of you who knew Bryan. I had heard so
many of your names and it was nice to finally put a face with the
name. You have been so incredibly generous, not only in your monetary
contributions but in your spirit and your many kindnesses that you
have shown me and my children since Bryan’s death. The great amount of
time, effort and energy that were devoted by so many in making this
auction, barbeque and raffle such a success was nothing short of
amazing! Thank you to everyone who helped make this night so special!
I have said this before, but it’s so true, that knowing so many of you
are praying for us and so many positive thoughts are coming our way,
it has helped us make it through each day and will continue to help us
throughout the coming difficult year.
I wished Bryan could have been there on Saturday night to enjoy and
laugh with his many friends and family. He would have been blown away
by the overwhelming feeling of genuine love and caring for his family
and the incredible amount of money that was raised in his honor and in
his memory to help his kids. You have insured that Bryan’s children
will be able to pursue whatever their dreams might be after high
school and that they will be able keep their pursuits in Horseback
riding, Mountain Biking and Motor Cross alive and well; something that
Bryan worked so hard to keep available to them. YOU have all made this
a reality for them! YOU have made this happen!
It’s hard to find the words to express just how much I appreciate
everything you have done and how grateful I am. I thank you so very
much from the bottom of my heart and love you all.
Becky, Jake, Jenny and Sally Paquette
“In the midst
of darkness there is light; in the midst of sorrow, joy.”
The Auction and BBQ on Saturday Night
to benefit Paguette family.
Antrim, New Hampshire - Bryan Paquette, 46, of 9 Davison Drive, died on Friday,
July 9, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle racing accident in
Loudon. He was born on September 30, 1957 in Peterborough, New Hampshire, son of
Joan Phelps Stebbins and Francis Paquette. He resided in Antrim for thirteen
He was a graduate of Marlborough High School class of 1975. In 2000 he opened a
new business; Bryan's Sportbike Painting and served many customers throughout
the years. He was a member of the American Motorcyclist Association, an avid
golfer, and with great enthusiasm enjoyed entertaining and cooking for his
family and friends. He loved his wife, children and family with all his heart.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca "Becky" Davison Paquette of Antrim; three
children, Jacob, Jennifer and Sally, all of Antrim; his mother, Joan Stebbins of
Marlborough; his father, Francis Paquette of Hancock; two brothers, Francis Jr.
and Thomas Paquette, both of Hancock; two sisters, Tammy Paquette of Florida and Peitra Stebbins of Marlborough; his mother-in-law, Joyce Davison of Antrim;
several nieces, nephews, aunts uncles, cousins and many loving friends.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, July
15, at 2pm at his residence on 9 Davison Drive in Antrim.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the New England Organ Bank, 1
Gateway Center, suite 202, Newton, MA 02458
Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord Street, Peterborough, is assisting the family
There are plans for additional fund raisers for the family including an
auction at one of the LRRS races this season.
Bryan pushing Steve Baron 1981
For those of you who did not know Bryan personally he was a New
Hampshire homeboy, and a much-admired figure in the Loudon racing
community. Following his retirement from professional motorcycle
racing several years ago, Bryan kept connected by working the
Dunlop garage with long-time friend, Steve Guinard. In that
capacity, he mentored many expert and rookie racers alike. Through
‘Bryan’s Sportbike Painting’, he maintained much of the paddock’s
bodywork to keep them looking good. But mostly, Bryan was a loyal
and trusted friend. He watched over his riders and went the extra
mile to help them overcome the obstacles of competition. Whether
it was scoring a needed tire, providing encouragement, or helping
to repair a damaged racebike in time for 3rd call,
Bryan was there for his friends. He thrilled in their victories
and suffered their defeats right alongside them.
Bryan Paquette was 46. He is terribly missed.
(We would like to post some pictures
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