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“Dear Karen, Michelle just told me about your son. I had no idea, if I had know I would have been at his services. I am so sorry for your horrific...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: jeanne umbrello - Waltham, MA

“My thoughts and Prayers. May his wings be as big as his love for his family and friends Heaven got an Angel! Lord watch over him RIP ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: leigh miller - waltham, MA

“There are no words to describe our sadness for the entire family. Jerids loss is tragic enough, but having it happen during the holidays makes it...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Carme and Lanise Jacoby - MA

“Karen and Richard I was deeply saddened by the news of Jerid's passing. May his soul Rest In Peace .Sending my love and heart felt condolences. ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Iagulli Castagno - MA

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Susan and Bob FrancisKZ4S ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Francis - Waltham, MA

“Angela and I are so sorry that this has happened to Rich and Karen. We watched the pictures on the TV screen and felt that we knew Jerid.We wish we...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: joe lyons - tewksbury, MA

“Thank you so much for the wonderful photos. Karen and Richard if I had a plane I would be on it to hug and hold your hands. Also to Your entire...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Cindi Mac Kinnon - Vieques

“Karen and Richard,I wish I had the words to express how deeply sorry I am. You stood by your son. You loved him and held him up in spite of his...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Lisa Oslowski - Westborough, MA

“My beautiful cousin I will hold you in my heart forever you were very special to me.I hope you are flying free with the Angels and free from pain. I...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: David Carme - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“We are so sorry for your loss. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Please accept our...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Ayako Tanaka - Ashland, MA

“Karen, Richard, Carrie and family we are so sorry for the loss of your son Jerid. He is at peace and with his grandfather. Karen you were there for...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: margaret Sutherland - Waltham, MA

“I'm so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. I hope Jerid is at peace now, and that you are surrounded by loving family and friends during this time...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Melisa Kjellander - Weston, MA

“Karen & Richard, my heart goes out to you both. You were very loving parents. I love you both very much. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Lillian Dellacamera - Waltham, MA

“You left us way too soon, We pray you have found peace.Godspeed Jerid ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: Jack and Paula - Largo, FL

“Karen & RichI'm so so sorry for your lossMy thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Aucoin - Port St Lucie, FL

“Karen and Richie I am your Cousins through my Father Richard BoniniWe are deeply sorry for your loss. you are in our thoughts and prayersat this...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Ann Macaluso/Bonini - Holliston, MA

“Karen,Richie and Carrie and to your familiesVery Sorry for your loss, Your in my prayers! He has a smile to remember.Barbara Mullaney ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Barbara mullaney - newton, MA

“Karen and Richard I'm so sorry. I hope you find peace in knowing he is no longer struggling. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Stephanie Joliat - Burlington, MA

“Karen, Richard, Carrie, and family, truly so sorry for the loss of Jerid. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Please...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Cheri Amour Carme - Weston, MA

“So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all, may Jerid rest in peace! ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Robin Sullivan-Rose - Southbridge, MA

“Karen, Richie & familyI am truly sorry for your loss. I'm lost for wordsmay Gods arms hold you close and help you through thissincerely Donna David ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Donna David - Waltham, MA

“I am so sorry. I didn't know your son but I do know the pain of addiction ... ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Jane Tumminelli - Chester, NH

“There are no words to describe the pain of losing our beloved Jerid. You will forever be in our hearts. Your with Grandpa now. Much love and healing...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Gail DellaCamera-Wessell - MA

“Jerid, a light that went out before its time. We loved you and will miss you forever. I hope you are at peace . ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Feeley - Milford, MA - family

“Jerid and our son Danny went to school together and we're good friends We lost Danny in 2014 and know the heartache & pain you are feelingPlease...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Cathy & Joel Giampa - FL - Friend

“God bless you and I hope you are at peace. Thank you for the great childhood memories ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Ed Cotton - Long Island city, NY

“Jerid was my cousin and I loved him. I hope you are at peace visiting with all who have gone before you. It was much too soon for you to leave us....Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Feeley - Milford, MA - Family


Clearwater, Fla. – Mr. Jerid J. Chiasson, of Clearwater, formerly of Waltham, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater following a long struggle with addiction. He was 41.

Jerid was born in Waltham on July 9, 1977, the son of Richard E. and Karen A. (DellaCamera) Chiasson, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Florida two years ago. He was a graduate of Waltham High School where he excelled in hockey and lacrosse.

During the Iraq War he served with the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter mechanic and airframe repairman aboard ships at sea. He worked for years afterward as a talented carpenter specializing in wood crafting and cabinet making.

In addition to his parents, Jerid leaves his wife, Leigh A. (Cashman) Chiasson; his sister and her husband, Carrie and Christopher Casey and their children, Hailey and Alexandra "Lexie" Casey, all of Tyngsboro; his grandmother, Irene DellaCamera of Waltham; his aunts and uncles, Susan and Charles Papia of Rumney, New Hampshire, Debra DellaCamera and Mark Rogers of Lincoln, Gail Wessell and Chuck Georgiou of Maynard, Gerry Wessell of Maynard, Elizabeth and David Walsh of Olympia, Washington, Elaine Hackett of Cincinnati, Ohio and Paul Chiasson of Lexington, Kentucky and his in-laws, Karen Pignatelli and Wes Rawding of Canton, Rick and Katrina Cashman of St. Petersburg, Florida, Jamie and Rachell Cashman and their children, Eric and Jake Cashman, all of Waltham.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jerid's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, January 4th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning where his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to The Community Day Center of Waltham, c/o Carolyn Montalto, 16 Felton Street, Waltham, MA 02453 or to Middlesex Human Service Agency, c/o Robert Mills, 50 Prospect Street, Suite #3, Waltham, MA 02453.