Leonel "Nel" Chandonnet

Leonel 'Nel' Chandonnet
1936 -- 2013

DRACUT -- Leonel "Nel" Chandonnet, 76, a longtime Dracut resident, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette (Geoffroy) Chandonnet of Dracut with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.

Born on November 6, 1936, he was a son of the late George and Marie-Ange (Boucher) Chandonnet.

Nel proudly served in the United States National Guard.

Mr. Chandonnet worked for 20 years at Boucher Bros. Movers before retiring from Freudenberg Nonwovens in Lowell.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, David Chandonnet and his wife, Michelle of Tyngsboro, Gary Chandonnet and his wife, Alicia of Lowell; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Chandonnet of Lowell. He was the father of the late Roger Chandonnet who died on November 5, 2006 in a camping accident. He is also survived by a sister Doris Lapointe and her husband, Roland of Dracut; a sister-in-law, Susan Geoffroy of Nashua, NH; two granddaughters, Renée Falardeau and her husband, John of Dracut, Jamie Masson and her husband, Ronald of Salem, NH; five grandsons, Scott Chandonnet of Lowell, Brian Chandonnet of Tyngsboro, Robert Peterson and his wife, Laura of Waltham, David Asselin of Lowell, Mark Asselin of Lowell; 12 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Nathan, Aryana, Aaron, Jon, Brayden, Jeremy, Adam, Tyler, Benjamin, Hayleigh and Jacob; several nieces and nephews.

Leonel was the brother of the late Roland, Maurice, Normand, Leo and Andre Chandonnet, Cecile Marcoullier, and Pauline Gendreau.

Nel's family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to VNA Hospice of Greater Lowell, especially Cathy Anstiss and John Mills, for the exceptional care that was given to him.

CHANDONNET -- Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell from 3 until 7 PM on Monday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday morning at 9 AM in Ste. Marguerite d'Youville Parish, 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com

Funeral Home

McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home
327 Hildreth Street Lowell, MA 01850
(978) 458-6183

Published in Lowell Sun on May 12, 2013