Joseph Pimentel Lifetime Chelmsford Resident


Joseph John Pimentel, Sr., 76, died early Friday morning, January 13, 2017, at Lowell General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Born in Lowell on December 27, 1940, the son of the late Raoul “Howard” and the late Rose (Santos) Pimentel, he graduated from Chelmsford High School in 1958 and was a veteran of the US Navy. He married Patricia Lee Arnold on April 25, 1964, and they raised two children. He was a skilled auto mechanic, owned several service stations, worked at Cyr Oil, Bursaw Oil, Berlin Oil, BK Williams Accounting, Marcoin Accounting, and “in retirement” drove Westford school children for Dee Bus Service.

 He was predeceased by his daughter, Paula Jean (Pimentel) Fielding of North Chelmsford, who died on October 29, 2016. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Joseph Pimentel Jr and his spouse Frederick Todt of Houston TX; by his two grandsons, Joshua Fielding and his companion Whitney Stoddard of Hooksett NH, Christopher Fielding and his companion Kathryn Donlan of Chelmsford, and their father Paul Fielding; by his granddaughter Jenna Rose Fielding-Pimentel and her father James Martines; by his two brothers, Raoul “Ray” and his wife Ethel Pimentel, and James Pimentel and his spouse Damon Roberts of Kansas City MO; by his maternal aunt Sister Maria Santos of Wellesley MA; as well as many loving nephews, in-laws, and friends.

Visitation will be Mon. 3 to 6:00 pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA 01863. A private service and burial will be held at the family’s convenience. Memorials may be made in his name to the LGH Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home 978-251-4041. Guestbook at



January 16, 2017
3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Pranay and Priya, Westford says:

    We learned of Joe’s passing through our daughter’s school today. He was a familiar face to us every morning, arriving promptly at the bus stop to pick up our daughter. His smiling face and friendly wave were a part of our morning routine. Even our toddler son loved seeing him every morning at the bus stop – he always had an affectionate smile for him. Joe will be dearly missed by all the kids and their parents on his route that came to know and love him over the years. Our sincere condolences to the family. Rest in Peace, Joe.

  2. Mary Moore says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. He drove the bus for my son who is now in 5th grade since he was 5 and starting kindergarten. I always looked forward to seeing Joe every day . He always had time for a big smile and wave. We missed him at Christmas time & kept waiting for him to come back. They didn’t tell the children he was so sick. Please know your family is in my thoughts. He was a very special man and I appreciate all he did keeping our children safe. Rest In Peace Joe. ❤❤❤

  3. Patty and Earl Todt says:

    We were privileged to have met Joe on only a few occasions once in Waverly, Ohio and once during a Christmas Holiday visit in Houston,Texas in the home of his son,Joseph and his pardner-our son,Fred. We extend our heart-felt sympathy to Joseph,Fred and the Family.

  4. Jill Rainone says:

    It was such a true pleasure to care for you. You and your brother Ray always were my favorite visit of the day! Your strength and courage were admirable. Miss you always. Deepest condonlences to your family.

  5. Ann Parker says:

    Bob and I are saddened by your loss, Jim. It was a pleasure to meet Joe at your wedding. Such a loss to your family and all who knew him. Sending our love, always. Ann

  6. Tom Grillo says:

    Alice and I are so saddened to hear of the passing of Joe. Our hearts and prayers go out to Ray & Ethel, Jim & Damon, Joe & Fred and all of Joe’s family and friends.
    Alice & Tom Grillo

  7. Jessica (brewer) Ross says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed tremendously. You all are I our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Doreen and Mickey Cain says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Cousin Joe’s passing. He will be truly missed.
    All our love and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
    Love, Cousins Doreen and Mickey Cain

  9. Richard & Dolores Booth says:

    All our love and sympathy to Ray & Ethel / Jim & Damon / Joe & Fred and to all the Pimentel family and friends. To my cousin Joe, my rock, my sounding board – I will miss you forever. Thanks for always being there for me. Love from your cousins – Dolores & Richard Booth

  10. Sandra Grant says:

    My condolences go out to you, Ray, Ethel and family. I am sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers…..May God be your strength at this time. Sandi Grant and Jim Fantazian

  11. Steve Schack says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope your best memories fill your heart at this time of sorrow.

  12. Dave Todt says:

    Joseph and Fred, our thoughts and prayers are with you this weekend and through the transition ahead.
    Love, Dave and Patsy

  13. Barbara Fielding says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Joe. He was a great guy and will be miss d by his Genadchildren that for sure! Thoughts and prayers for his family at this time!
    Barbara Fielding

  14. Kathy/Bill Fields says:

    Ray, Ethel, Jim, Damon, Joe and Fred, and extended family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Cousins Bill and Kathy Fields

  15. Nicole (Brewer) Tompkins says:

    I was so sad to hear about cousin Joe’s passing. He was such a sweet and kind man. I will keep him and family in my prayers.

  16. Bill and Kay Manchester says:

    JIM – it was our pleasure to meet your wonderful family on several occasions over the years. Joe was a special person, whose wit and humor always added smiles and laughter to our gatherings and will be missed deeply and never forgotten. Our love and sympathy to you, Damon, Ray, Ethel, Joe and Fred and others who are suffering his loss.

  17. Dallas Dickens says:

    Jim and the entire family, my deepest sympathy to you and your extended family.
    Jim, I am sorry to hear of your loss and I am so thankful that I was able to meet your brother many years ago. You and Damon will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Dallas Gene Dickens

  18. Tracey Brown Westhoff says:

    Love and prayers for all of you. We were blessed to know him.

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