Joseph 'Joey' Rondeau
Devoted son, Formerly of Lowell, 29
Nashua, NH Joseph M. 'Joey' Rondeau, 29, resident of Nashua, NH, formerly of Lowell and Chelmsford, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 14, 2010.
He was born March 27, 1981, in Lowell, he was a son of Cheryl Ann (Grimard) (Rondeau) Hagopian and her husband John 'Jay' Hagopian, and Joseph A. Rondeau and his companion, Maureen Chartier, all of Lowell.
Joseph was loved and respected by many from all corners of the world for being a very kind, loving, and loyal person. Known to have a big heart, he had an extra soft spot for children and the elderly. Joseph received his education in the Lowell and Chelmsford school systems. He most especially enjoyed spending time with his mom, doing whatever made them laugh together. He loved his family and friends deeply. He had a great respect for nature and enjoyed sitting by the ocean or walking along the river. Joseph worked as a team player on the wait staff of several local restaurants over the years, most recently, Smokey Bones in Tyngsboro and briefly at Rosie's Diner in Chelmsford.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his brothers Jason Rainville of Warwick, RI and Scott Rondeau of Lowell; his sisters, Crystal Mello and her husband, Mike of Lowell, and April Chartier of Chelmsford; a stepsister, Jessica Thorp and her husband, Forest of Paxton; his grandparents, Katheryne and Herbie Sawtelle of Lowell, one nephew Matthew Rainville. He is also survived by many aunts and uncles, Linda A. Gass of Lowell, Stephen M. Grimard of Lowell, Roger J. Grimard and his wife, Elaine of Dracut, Pamela M. Grimard of Lowell, Dorothy Rondeau of Lowell, Gloria Vasquez of Dracut, David Rondeau and his wife, Rhonda of Lowell; a niece, Savannah L. Rainville of Maine; many cousins and close friends, including Leonard Ramos and his daughter Salena of Hudson, NH, Adam Blake, Sherry Ryan and Faye Ryan all of whom he loved very dearly.
He was a brother of the late Matthew J. Rondeau.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON THURSDAY AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE FUNERAL HOME DIRECTLY FOLLOWING THE CALLING HOURS, AT 8 P.M. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS THE FAMILY IS ACCEPTING, SMALL HERBS, STONES, ROCKS, TRINKETS AND SIMPLE FLOWERS. IT WAS JOE'S REQUEST TO BE CREMATED. MEMORIALS IN HIS NAME TO SHRINER'S HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN/BOSTON, 51 BLOSSOM STREET, BOSTON, MA 02114. ONLINE CONDOLENCES AVAILABLE AT THE NEWSPAPER WEB SITE.