Bryan Paquette
                                                                               9/10/04
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 $40,000.00 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 years.
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 with arrangements.
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 of Brian so if you would like to share your memories please email to steve@rscycles.com - please email late in day if possible)