Leo Frederick Patenaude of Chelmsford, MA


5609 PatenaudeMr. Leo Frederick Patenaude, 80, of Chelmsford, MA died Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital. He is survived by Theresa (Gosselin) Patenaude, with whom he recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2015.

Born in Boston, MA he was the son of the late Leo and Gladys Patenaude. Leo graduated from Westford Academy with the class of 1953. He also attended Lowell Technical Institute.

Leo retired from the University of Lowell’s North Campus in 1986 where he worked as a technical coordinator in the Electrical Engineering department. He went on to build the successful technical services company, Video Consultant Service (VCS), with locations on the East and West coast.

Leo was a talented artist. He was a painter and an award winning photographer. He was also passionate about the apple trees he tended to on the property of his historical home, which was built in 1664.

He was a member of the Sky Meadow Country Club of Nashua, Mount Washington Golf Club, and the Nabnasett Country Club of Westford and the Chelmsford Art Society. Leo also loved golfing, fishing, skiing, traveling and spending winters in Naples, FL with his wife.

Leo loved to spend time with, and be surrounded by family. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kevin and wife Pamela Patenaude of Lowell and Kenneth Patenaude of Lowell; three daughters, Linda and Timothy Corkery of Hollis, NH, Kimberly and Marc Normandin of St. Paul, MN, and Heidi and David Reservitz of Needham, MA; two brothers, Charles Worden of Alexandria, VA, and Edward and Jan Patenaude of Dunedin, FL; four sisters, Mary and Donald Haynes of San Antonio, FL, Lois and Charles Clark of Orlando, FL, Carol and Alex Perrone of Ocala, FL and Kathy and Steven Peck of Dunnellon, FL; thirteen grandchildren, Kevin, Christopher, Melissa, Keith, Zachary and Jack Patenaude, Jessica and her husband David Roy, Ryan Corkery, Nicholas and Erica Normandin and Abigail, Hannah and William Reservitz; six great-grandchildren, Stella, Maxwell and Kailyn Patenaude and Jackson, Griffin and Emerson Roy, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Leo was the father of the late Eric Patenaude of Chelmsford, MA who died May 10, 1991, as well as the brother of the late Armand Patenaude of Plainville, VT who died January 5, 1978.


Leo Frederick Patenaude of Chelmsford, MA died August 20, 2015. Visiting hours Wednesday 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Thursday at 8 AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Donations may be made in his name to “Heidi’s Helpers”, which supports cancers of rare histology. This can be done at: www.gofundme.com/heidishelpers or by mailing a check to 31 Stewart Road, Needham, MA 02492. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.




August 26, 2015
3:00PM - 7:00PM
Dolan Funeral Home


August 27, 2015
Saint John the Evangelist Church
  1. Callie Patenaude McMahon says:

    Gloria Patenaude sends her deepest regrets on the loss of Leo. She wants you to
    know how much your friendship has meant to get over the years and especially how much she appreciated the support you gave while Warren was so sick. She sends her love to you all.
    She cannot see to do this on her own.

  2. Denise Lefebvre says:

    Kim & family-
    I am very sorry for your loss. Your Dad’s talents and energy will always be a part of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Betty Baker says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Teresa, Children & Grandchildren.
    He’ll always be @ your side, surely the Good Lord & Leo would have it no other way.
    Love you always

  4. Ulli Eisermann says:

    Dear Patenaude Family – it is with so much respect and adoration that I offer my sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Patenaude. Our families haven’t interacted much these past oh 20 years I’m afraid. But I always think of you all fondly and there’s a house in Rye with your name on the mailbox and I always wonder if it’s anyone of the Patenaude’s I know 🙂 Mr. Patenaude was a wonderful man with a terrific smile and a true sparkle in his eye – maybe that’s because whenever we would meet we would talk about his family or his new grandchild or a great-grandchild that was on the way! We talked about Eric sometimes too – mostly about how he was my first “boyfriend” and how time keeps passing. I know Mr. Patenaude and Eric raced into each other’s arms when father and son were finally reunited. The joy of that moment is overwhelming. I have the postcard he made of the Old Man in the Mountain from NH before and after it fell – I just came across it again this week. Well, I’m sitting at my desk at work with tears on my cheeks so I should end this – but I hope you are all well and I believe you’ll get my email from here if you want to reach out.

    Heartfelt Condolences and Deep Respect,

  5. David and Marlene Michael says:

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Dave and Marlene Michael

  6. Georgia and John Spanos says:

    Leo, Our wonderful friend and fellow artist will truly be missed. So nice to be with, slways. We will truly miss him. God Bless! Georgia and John Spanos

  7. Jim & Donna Martin says:

    Kevin, Pam and all family members, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. With Love,
    Donna and Jim Martin

  8. Monica Swenson says:

    I am sorry to hear about your dad. I know you made the most of your time with him.

  9. Jane Morrill-Winter says:

    Kim and family,

    I was so sorry to learn the news about your Dad. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man with many qualities that are evident in you.

    Sending love to all,

    Jane Morrill-Winter

  10. Charles & Caroline Chronopoulos says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy and love to the Patenaude Family and friends.
    Remembering the wonderful childhood memories with my cousins when we all lived on Depot Road in Westford, MA
    Condolences and love from the Chronopoulos Family

  11. Charles & Caroline Chronopoulos says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy and love to the Patenaude Family and friends.
    Condolences and love from the Chronopoulos Family

  12. Judith Kelly says:

    Theresa and family, my condolences and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I loved Leo’s photographs on line. Haven’t seen you in so long, but I can tell by his artistry that he was a loving and kind soul. I hope we can get together soon. Love, Judy

  13. Diane Dumont says:

    Teresa and family,
    My condolences to you for Leo’s passing. He was always so friendly and he’ll be missed.

    ~With Sympathy,
    Diane Urban Dumont

  14. Cindy (Lightfoot) Buckley says:

    Sending condolences. I have many fond memories of Leo and was very saddened to hear of his passing. Our prayers for the entire family. We wish we could be there. Deepest sympathy
    Jerry and Cindy (Lightfoot) Buckley

  15. Daniel Keaney says:

    My condolences..for your lose ..Leo was wondèrful..loving father and husband..

  16. Maureen Chase says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to my cousin Leo’s loving family. If I were still local to Chelmsford I would have been with you all but I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico where I’ve been living for a year now. It is from here where I send loving and comforting thoughts. Leo was a wonderful photographer and we were both members of the Arts League of Lowell where we both had photographic exhibits. I remember helping him hang his superb photographs of Italy at one of the exhibits. Everyone loved them. Whenever I saw him he would get out his computer and show me his latest gems. Leo, Theresa and their family would come over to my parents’ (Alyce and Leon Chase) house every Easter in their best Easter duds many years ago. Even though I didn’t see Leo very often later in life I will miss him greatly…Theresa, you and Leo were my favorite Patenaudes. With much love to the whole family, please keep in touch. I’m sure Leo is taking photos wherever he may be, with the aid of the divine Winged Ones. You are all in my prayers…love, Maureen

  17. Nancy C. Hand says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing; had I known sooner I would have come to the funeral. My best to you Theresa and to the rest of the family. May his soul rest in peace.

  18. Ms. Leslie says:

    My sympathy to the Patenadue family for the lost of your dear loved one. God will give you the strength, and the comfort that you need in order to comfort one another so as to endure this time of sorrow. (Philippians 4:13 ; 2 Corinthians 1:3,4) For more comforting thoughts go to jw.org.com official website.

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