Mr. 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.