Portland – Dennis S. “Dino” Paladino, 55, of Waterford, passed away on Feb. 23, 2014 surrounded by his family. Dennis was born in Lewiston on Aug. 25, 1958, the son of the late Donald and Constance Paladino. He spent his younger years in Poland and attended Saint Joseph and Gray-New Gloucester School.
Dennis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and had a passion for carpentry, gardening and bicycling. Dennis enjoyed life and above all spending time playing with all his toy cars and tractor collections with his grandson whom he cherished and loved.
Dennis was a successful man in all aspects of work and family. In his early years, Dennis volunteered as a member of the Poland Rescue and Fire Department. In 1985, Dennis began his 21-year career as a salesman in the automotive business, and recently in the last few years, he worked as a Business Manager for Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Company. Dennis had a passion for sales all his life and enjoyed meeting many great people and making friends along the way.
He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Michael, Donald Jr., and Johnny; survived by his loving wife, Joline Paladino, of 33 years, his son Jeremy Paladino, daughter in-law Erica Robinson and grandson Aiden; his daughter Theresa Bishop and son-in-law Calvin Bishop; his brother Gary Paladino and wife Pauline; his brother Andrew Paladino and wife Christine; his brother Ronald Paladino and wife Gretchen; his sister Donna Poirier and husband Bertrand; his sister in-law Kathy Paladino; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A remembrance celebration and potluck for friends and family will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Poland Town Hall, 1231 Maine Street, Poland, from 11am -3pm. The celebration will be open to all who would like to attend and share memories with his family.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service of Portland. A spring burial will be planned at a later date at the Riverside Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.advantageportland.com