Paul F. Widmer Jr. rites ORANGE — The memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Paul F. Widmer Jr. was held on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., in Barre. He passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Pastor Gene Ziske welcomed everyone to the service and read from scripture. Son Scott Widmer spoke, offering reflections on his father’s life. Musical selections included “My Old Man” by the Zac Brown Band and “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn. Following the service, family and friends gathered at the VFW Post 790 on the East Barre Road for a time of sharing and fellowship.