Man who died while shoveling was co-owner of Mr. Mac’s Canteen

Police have identified the 49 year-old Darrin Drive man who died  while shoveling out his snow plow as Raymond McPadden.

McPadden was a co-owner of Mr. Mac’s Canteen on Route 25 in Monroe.

According to a release from Det. Sgt. Kevin Ahern, Shelton Police, Fire and EMS responded to the residence at 4 a.m. Saturday morning. Upon arrival, the man was found unconscious and not breathing. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Police released his name on Monday as Raymond McPadden of 33 Darrin Drive.

Chris McPadden said Monday his brother was a friendly person who loved his family, his job and the people he interacted with regularly.

“He was a  happy guy,” Chris said. “He could make a friend anywhere. Everyone who knew him liked him.”

McPadden was plowing his driveway and his vehicle became stuck, police said. It appears he suffered a medical event while shoveling out the vehicle. Police said the cause of death has not been determined. McPadden was located by a neighbor after his wife became alarmed he had not returned home.

Roads were nearly impassable and a snowmobile with a sled had to be used to get him to an ambulance.

“Everyone is urged to use caution and pace themselves while removing snow,” Hurliman told the Herald earlier today.

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