John “Jack” C. Vaillancourt of Groton

 

5656 VaillancourtJohn “Jack” C. Vaillancourt, 81, died peacefully at his home in Groton, MA on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

He was married to Nyola Vaillancourt with whom he wouldhave celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on November 1, 2015.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Arthur andMildred Vaillancourt. He graduated from the Vocational High School of Lowell.

He proudly served as a paratrooper engineer with the U.S. Army and was in the Naval Reserves.

Jack worked as a union carpenter for thirty six years and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local Union 111 for sixty years. He retired from the Groton Dunstable Public Schools where he worked as a mail carrier. He was a former member and officer of the DLKV Lithuanian Club.

Jack was a craftsman who lived almost his entire adult life in a house he built himself. In their twenties he and his wife bought a corner lot in Groton and some building plans for a custom contemporary home.  All of his spare time and a lot of sweat and tears went into this house. Finished in 1976, it is a truly fabulous cathedral ceilinged and redwood paneled showpiece home. Almost all the work was done exclusively by him, with help, at times, from his family and friends. He enjoyed nature and international travel but yet his needs were basic. He was the kind of man who was grateful for even the simplest things. He was not one to complain. His greatest pride and joy was spending time with his family.

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Mark and his wife, Terisa Vaillancourt of Hamilton, VA, Erik and his wife, Lisa Vaillancourt of San Jose, CA and Kurt and his wife, Denise Vaillancourt of Morgan Hill, CA; daughter, Renee and her husband, Eric Lantz of Tyngsboro; two sisters-in-law, Carol Vaillancourt of Dunstable and Ramona and her husband, Paul Kosciolek of Lowell; brother-in-law, Robert and his wife, Elaine Romanauskas of Lowell; eleven grandchildren, Irie and Yanna Lantz, Kara, Lana, Luke, Jacob, Joshua, Talia, Saskia, Katia and Thor Vaillancourt and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Donald, Robert, Clifford, Roland and Gerald Vaillancourt, Elinor Bernier and Shirley Rock.

Visiting hours Mon. 2 to 6 P.M. Funeral Service Tues. at 10A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in the Groton Cemetery, Groton. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

Visitation

October 26, 2015
2-6P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

October 27, 2015
10A.M.
Dolan Funeral Home Groton Cemetery
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  2. Deborah Regan (Popik) says:

    Dear Nyola and Family,
    I am so saddened to learn of Jack’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hope all those wonderful memories you have of Jack will help you get through this difficult time.
    Deb

  3. Claire Couillard says:

    Dear Nyola and Family,
    So sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and father. Be assured of my prayers in the days to come.
    Blessings,
    Claire

  4. Glenn Sorrentino says:

    My deepest and most sincere condolences to the whole family!!

    • Glenn Sorrentino says:

      It seems like only yesterday when Kurt,Erik and myself would tinker around their dad’s house and the two streets that encombered the coolest house in Groton,built by none other than, Mr.”V”.

  5. Susan O. Van Loon says:

    I spent many a Christmas afternoon in the house that Jack built. It is open and welcoming, just like Jack was to me, a New Orleanian in a snowy wonderland. To Nyola and all the family, I offer my deepest condolences on your loss. I mourn the death of this good and gentle friend, and also celebrate his life. God speed, Jack Vaillaincourt. You will be missed.

  6. Patricia White (Patsy) says:

    My love and thoughts are with you Nyola.

    Patsy

  7. Patricia White (Patsy) says:

    I may not be physically able to be with you, Nyola, but I will be with you in mind and spirit. We had so many good times in our youth when I lived with your wonderful grandmother. Jack was a wonderful person and I know God will comfort you in this traumatic time. With Love, Patsy

  8. Donna Nowak says:

    My heart is breaking. Naomi and Rebecca and I loved Jack. They especially remember how he took good care of us when we were first alone.
    Donna

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