Peter (Pete) J. Rondeau, Age 65, lifelong resident of Pepperell, MA passed away on February 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with illness.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda R. (Herget) Rondeau; his son, Adrian P. Rondeau of Pepperell, MA; his daughter, Amy R. (Rondeau) Egan & spouse, Jesse A. Egan of Ashby, MA; his grandchildren, Kenzie R. & Kelsie A. Egan of Ashby, MA; his sisters, Teri Moore & spouse Stan of Bowie, MD, Peggy Gillette & spouse Robert of Plympton, MA, Penny Batchelder & spouse Tracy of Ocala, FL, Ann Morgan & spouse Kirwan of Chatham, MA, Lyn Gallant & spouse Ed of Pittsboro, NC, & sister-in-law Elaine Rondeau of Hudson, NH. He also leaves behind many nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Adrian A. Rondeau & mother, Mary A. (Hardy) Rondeau of Pepperell, MA; his sister, Jacqueline Milroy of Springfield, MA; his brothers, Ronald (Skip) Rondeau of Jaffrey, NH, & John (Sonny) Rondeau, Sr. of Danvers, MA.
Pete was born on July 16, 1952 in Nashua, NH. He graduated from the North Middlesex Regional High School class of 1971. He was a certified Automotive Mechanic for 46 years. He owned his own business for 20 years, Pete & Son Auto Repair in Brookline, NH. with his son, Adrian.
He was an all-around outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, ice fishing, hunting, & bird watching. He was a member of the Lunenburg Rod & Gun Club. He had a love for his classic Chevelle SS, & enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was an avid Boston Bruins, Patriots, & Red Sox fan. He enjoyed coaching & watching his children grow up playing ice hockey as well as other sports.
Pete will be greatly missed by his family & friends. He will be remembered as a devoted husband & loving father, known for his generosity & big heart around the community.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 4-7pm at the McGaffigan Family Funeral Home, 37 Main Street (Rte. 113) in Pepperell, MA followed by a funeral service on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11am at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 40 Heald Street in Pepperell, MA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation made in Pete’s memory to Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, 3 Patterson Road, Suite 3, Shirley, MA 01464.