Brent J. Gelinas of Pepperell, MA

1964 - 2024

Visitation

June 29, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

June 29, 2024
1:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home

Brent J. Gelinas, age 59, of Pepperell, MA, passed away on June, 19, 2024, after a 2-year battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Amy (Connell) Gelinas, with whom he would have celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on September 2, 2024.

Born in Lowell, MA, Brent was the son of John Gelinas and predeceased by his mother Paula (Huggins) Danley.

Raised in Westford, MA, he graduated from Westford Academy, Class of 1982, and was captain of the football team in his Senior year.

Brent spent his career working at various auto body shops, and one of his proudest accomplishments was painting the Chelmsford Police D.A.R.E. Cruiser while employed at Al Gendron & Sons.

Brent was a dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing golf. He was a fan of the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins. He also took great pride/enjoyment working in his yard.

He is survived by his wife, Amy; his daughters and their spouses. Courtney and Travis Len of Mason, MI, Ashley and Anthony Malara of Hampstead, NC, Katlyn Gelinas of Jacksonville, FL and stepson Jim Ramsay of Norton, MA. Brent also leaves behind his grandchildren, Makayla and Lucas, step grandchildren, Charis and McKayla; his brother, Bryant Gelinas of Dubuque, IA; his sister Melissa Tsouprakos, and her husband, Arthur, of Hudson, NH; and his brothers-in-law and their spouses; David and Erica Connell of Tyngsborough, MA, and Steven and Debbie Connell of Poinciana, FL. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

18 Condolences for Brent J. Gelinas of Pepperell, MA

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    Ken Eldridge

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    One of my best friends who would literally give you the shirt off his back if you ever needed anything.

    So many fond memories of Brent and his family. My condolences to everyone who was blessed to have known him.

    Love you Pal. RIP.

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      Tiffani

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      My deepest condolences. I didn’t have to pleasure of meeting him, but have the honor of being a friend of his daughter. 🙏 Sending all my love to you and your family during this time.

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    Corrin Mercurio

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    Brent was truly one of a kind. The kind of guy who would do anything for the ones he loved. The one guy you always knew If you needed him he would drop anything to help you out.
    Amy, Courtney, Ashely, Katlyn and Jimmy sending all our love to all of you.

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    Lila Smith

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    Brent was always fun to be around. If you wanted to have real belly laugh, just spend a few hours with Brent.
    I will miss you always! Love you and the family very much! Aunt Lila

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    DAVID A GELINAS

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    Brent was one of my best friends. Also my nephew. He would do anything to help you when you needed it. I loved him and will miss him tremendously

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    Donna Lobo

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    So very sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of Brent’s family at this difficult time. I’m so sorry he had to suffer and I hope knowing that he is no longer in pain, brings peace.🙏🏻.
    Fondly,
    Donna Lobo

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    Suzi Johnson

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    So sorry to hear .. I was blessed to meet Brent, Amy and the Gelinas family while my visit to Lowell mass. RIP Brent

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      Terri Petitgout

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      I am so sorry to the whole family that I spent many years in. Hugs to you all I am thinking of you.

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    chrissy chase

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    I hadn’t seen Brent since high school but my memories of him are fond and fun. A kind soul that wanted everyone to get along and be happy. May you rest in peace, Brent. My deepest condolences to his family.

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    Paul Rogers

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    Gelinas Family
    Sending Prayers & Condolences To
    You All !!
    Saddened today for the loss of a true
    Gentlemen & Friend!!
    So glad I had the opportunity to see and talk about his enjoyment of life and his
    Bruins !!
    May you RIP My Friend 🙏🙏

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    Maureen E Farrington

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    Brent may you R.I.P. I will miss you so much. Thank you for always being there for myself and my Dad. I could not of asked for a better neughbor. My prayers and love to Amy and family.
    Maureen

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    gary small

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    My prayers go out to you Amy, Jimmy and all the family. Such a great guy… so many hearty laughs with him over the years… RIP pal, now you’ll be laughing again with Leo

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    Michael Kimball

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    Heartbreaking. Much love and condolences. 💐 Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

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    William Faulkner

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    I met Brent at al gendrons many years ago and we became best of freind s Brent would do anything for you he was a great guy and will never forget all the things he did for me may you rest in peace my friend God bless

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    David Lemieux

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    Rest in peace Brent you were a great customer when I had my catering truck and we also bowled against each other . you were always fun to be around .my condolences to your family

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    Buddy Paull

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    My sincerest condolences to you, Amy, Courtney, Ashley, Katlyn, and Jimmy. What fond memories he left us with. He had such a wonderful personality and the ability to make me laugh, bellylaugh… popping off in a regular conversation turns comedy. I will hear his voice and that laughter forever. He would always be helpful to others. He will always be my dearest friend… My He Rest in Peace.✝️ He will be missed, dearly.

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    John Gelinas

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    Brent was my first born. He was a great gift in my life and he will be greatly missed not only by myself but by the many who loved him. The Lord took him too soon. He will always be remembered.

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    Mary Blowey

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    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. From a distant cousin’s wife. ( Tom Blowey)

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