Denis J. Denommee, 87, of Tyngsboro, passed peacefully into the eternal life on Monday, December 22, 2014, at his lakeside home surrounded by his beloved wife and loving family. He was the devoted husband of Therese (Belanger) Denommee with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage this past May 31st.
He was born in Lowell, MA, a son of Canadian immigrants, the late Emile and the late Alice Denommee. Denis grew up in Lowell, where he attended the local schools. He was a proud Franco American veteran of the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard. Following his years in the service, he worked for the Massachusetts Corrections System until his retirement. He was a second generation plumber who went on to found Tyngsboro Plumbing and Heating with his sons, a company that now bears his name as Denommee Plumbing and Heating employing a fourth generation of Denommees. He worked tirelessly to provide for his large family while still finding time to laugh and enjoy his many friends. A skilled and creative craftsman, he taught his family much about the value of hard work and what true loyalty and loving devotion is. Always learning new things, he generously shared his knowledge and skills with others. His deep faith was an inspirational source of strength and comfort throughout his life.
Denis resided in Tyngsboro and served as a Conservation Committee member, Water Commissioner & Inspector and as the town’s first Sewer Commissioner & Inspector overseeing the establishment of the sewer system around Lake Mascuppic. He was a member of the Tyngsboro Sportsman’s Club, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Parish who loved making the most of holiday celebrations such as Christmas Eve and Fourth of July with family and friends alike. The Easter Breakfast celebrations he put on for the family gradually extended to the neighborhood and far beyond became legendary. He also enjoyed many years as a “snowbird” spending winters in warm sunshine of Clermont, Florida where he was active in the Outdoor Resorts Community, pursued multiple hobbies, relished playing games with friends and visitors and found comfort as a communicant of St. Faustina’s Parish. Other favorite pastimes for Denis included square dancing with the Town Travelers Club and plying the waters of Lake Mascuppic aboard his boats The Therese B and The Therese B II.
In addition to his beloved wife, Therese, he is survived by eight of his nine children, Denis G. Denommee and wife Donna of Marlborough, MA; Jeanne Trearchis and husband George of Tyngsboro, MA; Michelle Adams and husband Steve of Tyngsboro, MA; Therese “Muffy” Deleault and husband Peter of Tilton, NH; Bernard Denommee and wife Diane of Tyngsboro, MA; Martha Manning and husband Jack of Dunstable, MA; Guy Denommee and wife Carin of Tyngsboro, MA; Gerard Denommee and wife Kathi of Seattle, WA.
He is survived by his many grandchildren that loved him dearly and knew him as “Pep”, Kristen (Denommee) Ogden; Michael Denommee; Molly (Adams) Foley; Sarah (Deleault) Bouchard; Zachary Trearchis; Joshua Trearchis; Benjamin Adams; Danielle (Denommee) Leclair; Jake Manning; Bridget Adams; Abby (Deleault) Picard; Katie Denommee; Scott Denommee; Timothy Adams; Matthew Manning; Ashley Denommee; Tyler Denommee; Drew Denommee; Sophie-Briere Denommee; Phelan-Gerard Denommee and his great grandchildren, Lucas Ogden; Maddie Ogden; Kylie Leclair; Kenny Leclair Jr; Trevor Denommee.
He is also survived by his brother, Maurice of Franklin, MA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended family members.
Denis was preceded in death by his devoted son David Denommee and his sister, the late Rita Rondeau and brother, the late Laurier Denommee.
Funeral Mass Sat. at 11A.M. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Tyngsboro. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, Lowell, MA or St. Faustina Catholic Church, 9310 US Highway Suite 1, Clermont, FL 34714.ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, 978-251-4041.