Orange-formerly of Fitchburg Terrence Paul Lasonde Sr, 77, died Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Athol Memorial Hospital after an illness.
He leaves his wife, Jacqueline (Cadieux) Lasonde; four children, Terrence Paul Lasonde Jr of Fitchburg, Marie Lasonde of Leominster, David Lasonde of Shirley, and Christina Pease of Fitchburg; His Stepson Shawn Downing of Ludlow Massachusetts; eleven grandchildren, Austin, Heather, Jesstine, John, Melinda, Krystal, Alexis, Anthony, Anthony, and Brandi; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Rivard of Leominster and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his first wife Martha Lasonde who died in 2011.
He was born May 20, 1945, in Newport, VT a son of the late Raymond and Dorothy (Ellsworth) Lasonde. He was a graduate of Fitchburg High School in 1965. He served in the USMC for four years and then in the National Guard for 20-plus years as a Staff Sgt. He worked as a diesel mechanic for the National Guard and also did security for them.
He enjoyed woodworking, he was a man who liked to fix things, and he always kept busy. He also liked bird watching, gardening, and loved nature. He was a very patriotic man who respected the military.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475,
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors.