In Loving Memory of Paul Landry

September 07, 1931
Halifax, Nova Scotia
September 14, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Monday 5-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

September 17, 2018


Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Memorial Mass

545 Stratfield Road,
Fairfield CT 06825

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


Paul A. Landry

Beloved artist Paul Landry of Fairfield passed away peacefully surrounded by his immediate family on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 87 years of age.

Paul will be lovingly remembered by Mary McPadden Landry, his wife of 48 years, and their three children, Joe (Colin), Hope (Errol) and Tom (Caragh). Paul will also be fondly remembered by his three grandchildren, Liam, Mazy and Violet, and his siblings, Joe, John, Linda and Peter.

The grandson of two sea captains, Paul was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, He attended the Nova Scotia College of Art before moving to New York City where he studied at the prestigious Art Students League. He then moved to Westport, Connecticut, where he taught at Famous Artists School and met his wife, Mary.

He embarked on a solo career as a fine artist. Author of three books, he produced hundreds of original paintings which hang in private collections and in prominent institutions throughout the world including the Smithsonian.

Paul's memory will live on through his artistic legacy and the love he showed his family and everyone he encountered.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 17, from 5-8pm at the Spear Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road in Fairfield.

His funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 11am, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road in Fairfield. Burial will be private. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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12 Guestbook Entries for Paul A. Landry

  1. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your father, husband and friend. It’s gut wrenching. I hope he is at peace and at rest. His art work was always so beautiful to look at. May happy memories fill your hearts in time.

  2. We will always hold dear our memories of our wonderful neighbor, Paul, in his studio, in his garden, with his family. Our thoughts, love and prayers to all of you.
    Danny, Patricia, Xavier

  3. My sincere condolences, Hope. Though I never met your father – his spirit lives on in all of you and in his wonderful paintings.

  4. All our love and prayers go to the Landry family. We recognize your faith and inner strength will pull you through. Paul’ s two great blessings were his talent and his amazing family.

  5. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. I have fond memories of Uncle Pal while visiting in Nova Scotia as a child. May you find comfort in your memories of your time together. Love Sarah, Kevin, Emilie and Jacob Darlington. Bruce County, Ontario.

  6. Deepest condolences to the Landry family and friends for the loss of your loved one Paul. Very soon Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

  7. Dear Mary and family. We were stunned to learn of Paul’s passing and know he will live on in the large collection of his art that graces our Virginia home. We will forever be grateful for the hospitality shown us when we visited you and were honored to tour Paul’s studio and see some of his favorite works. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Your life was a great success. We not only mourn your passing but we celebrate your life today. You had an engaging personality. You were warm, funny, kind and caring. You were also one of the most important American artists that ever lived. What was so special about your art work is that there was light, beauty and the celebration of life in each painting.
    They say great artists have a larger amount of gods light. I believe this is the case with your soul. You were able to create like the creator seeing all of gods beauty and capturing it all on canvas. It was a great honor to call you our friend. You inspired countless artists to reach their highest potentials. When a person looks at your work they smile. You capture the joy of each season and celebration of a child’s wonder of the Christmas holiday.
    You came to this world to make the world a better and more beautiful place and this you accomplished.
    Your soul now has the ability to watch over your loved ones and inspire them to reach their highest potential.
    Your art work is in almost every room of our home and office. We will remember you with love every time we look at the pictures.
    May your good name and memory forever be a blessing for all who knew, admired and loved you.