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“Dear Chaisson Family,I am truly sorry to hear John passing away. We served at George AFB, Ca in the 1980's. All of the POL gang called John...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Mark Trolio - Lake Kiowa, TX

“Dear Chiasson family,I am extremely saddened to hear of your loss. I remember you all from the neighborhood as far back as I can remember. John...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Frank Bushard - Billerica, MA

“My cousin John was such a humble man who I wish I had a chance to really get to know. He was taken from us all too soon. I'm so sorry for your loss...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Gerald Richard - Waltham, MA

“I know those eyes anywhere. A beautiful man inside & out. I've thought of him thru the years, I've missed him. He was like a big brother. Johxn &...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: Laura Manory - Worcester, MA

“It was an honor to serve with John in the 9th SOS. Rest in Peace my brother. ”
5 of 46 | Posted by: Butch Lesley - Greenwood, SC

“Dear Aunt Helen and Family:I was very deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Cousin John. My wife and I remember fondly hosting him for...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: James Chiasson - Corrales, NM

“John will be remembered for many things, I will remember his friendship, and deep love for his family and country and the good times we had. I know...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Roy Maye - TX

“My Deepest Sympathy & Condolences to The Chaisson Family and Kim Bowse. A Great Loss to All Who Knew John. Another Classmate That Left Us All Too...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: ELIZABETH Elizabeth English - FL

“Dear Aunt Helen, Joe, Tom, Laura, Paul and family,We are heartbroken for you at the sudden loss of John. There are no words...we are so deeply sorry....Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Amy Chiasson Burks - Nashville, TN

“To the Chiasson family:We were so very sorry to hear about the loss of John. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
10 of 46 | Posted by: Nicole Craver - Pepperell, MA

“To the Chiasson family:I am very saddened to learn of the loss of John. He was ALWAYS smiling as I remember him and SUCH a great guy. May God help...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Kerri Egan - Chelmsford, MA

“To the Chiasson Family and Kim: My deepest sympathies to all. May John's contagious smile always live on in your hearts. He will be sorely missed...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Kathy McMillan - Waltham, MA

“To all the Chiasson family, my condolences on the loss of John. So sorry to hear. ”
13 of 46 | Posted by: Larry White - Nashua, NH - Friend

“Just terrible news. Aunt Helen and family, we're thinking of you all at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.My John Jr rest in...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Paul James Aucoin - Moncton NB

“god Bless John and condolences to his family. Johnny Corcoran ”
15 of 46 | Posted by: John Corcoran - Maynard, MA

“To the Chiasson family, my deepest condolences for the family during this extremely sad time. I had the pleasure to go to high school with John and...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Heidi Wilde - Nashua, NH - Friend

“My Deepest sympathy to the Chiasson Family. Words can not begin to describe the sorrow our hearts are filled with. John was our best friend, our...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Jim & Karyn D'Entremont - NH

“I am stunned and saddened at the sudden passing of John. My deepest sympathies to the Chiasson family. You are in my heart. May the wonderful...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Alice Dubé Abbate - Bradford, MA

“Sorry for this loss, shocked. Thoughts and prayers for the family ”
19 of 46 | Posted by: Patti (McAleer) Sidebottom - TN

“Sorry for this loss, shocked. Thoughts and prayers for the family ”
20 of 46 | Posted by: Patti Sidebottom - Celina, TN

“Helen and family, Our sincere condolences . May John Jr. rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Lucy and Paul Ryan ”
21 of 46 | Posted by: Paul Ryan - WALTHAM, MA

“rest in gods arms john ”
22 of 46 | Posted by: brian aucoin - hudson, MA

“The family is devastated that you are gone from our lives...we will forever miss your smile and mourn your loss. Love you brother... ”
23 of 46 | Posted by: Joseph Chiasson - Beacon Falls, CT

“RIP Brother - Salute ”
24 of 46 | Posted by: Al Dunn - Friend

“Dear Aunti Helen and the entire Chiasson Family, my heart is broken for each of you. They say GOD doesn't give you more than you can handle...I do...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Karen McGilvray - Waltham, MA

“Dear Kim and family,heartbreaking to hear of this news.I pray the good Lord will comfort you and give you all peace as you pass through this grieving...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: shirley chase - NH - Friend

“To the entire family and Kim,I am so sorry for the loss of your son, brother, Uncle and friend John. He was too young and you never had a chance to...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Patty Bertrand - Billerica, MA

“joseph and rita leblanc want to offer our condolences to Helen and family and we will remember john senior and john junior in our prayers ”
28 of 46 | Posted by: joseph leblanc - waltham, GA

“RIP Fellow 76er ”
29 of 46 | Posted by: Nancy Treem - Somersworth, NH

“Thinking of you today, and extending our deepest sympathy to Helen and family, and all the Chiasson family as you celebrate the life of John M....Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Sarah and Margaret Dozzi and LeBlanc

“Dear Aunt Helen:Our deepest condolences to you and the family on the recent passing of (Uncle) John. I've yet to meet a person who so loved and...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Jim Chiasson - Corrales, NM

“Dear Aunt Helen: Our deepest condolences to you and the family on the recent passing of (Uncle) John. I've yet to meet a person that so enjoyed life...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Jim Chiasson - Corrales, NM

“Dear Joey and family. I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your Dad. He was one of my favorite wrestling parents to talk to and laugh with....Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: John Passarini - Lexington, MA

“Dear Aunt Helen and family. We're so sorry to hear that Uncle John has passed. I have very fond memories of him. All the summer vacation at pepere...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Paul James Aucoin - Moncton, NB

“Dear Helen and Family,What a loss -- such a memorable man who would say that he had a great life!Sending our love and prayers at this very sad time.....Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: Helen & Peter Veneto - Okatie, SC

“Aunty Helen and Chiasson family, so sorry to hear about uncle Johns passing. I have so many fond memories that I will always treasure. Please let me...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Jim Richard - Arlington, MA

“Mr. Chiasson,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USN in the Pacific...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - TX

“So sorry for the loss of Uncle John. We will remember his big joyful soul. Sincerest condolences to the family. Love always xo ”
38 of 46 | Posted by: Micheal & Kara Richard

“Our family was deeply saddened by the news that Uncle Johnny passed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Aunt Helen and family as you grieve the...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Amy (Chiasson) and Robert Burks - TN

“Helen and family, our sincere sympathy and condolences of the passing of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time....Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Luce Ryan - Waltham, MA - Friend

“So sorry for your loss Helen and family of John Chiasson. He will be in our prayers. Edmond and Germaine Gaudet. Mt Pleasant, SC. ”
41 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in Peace John....You were a Gentle Man, It runs in The Blood Line.Cousin Carol ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: carol chaisson - waltham, MA

“Dear Paul, I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved father. What a beautiful, long life! My sincere condolences to your mom, siblings, and all...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Alice Dubé Abbate - Bradford, MA

“Dear Paul, I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved father. What a beautiful, long life! My sincere condolences to your mom, siblings, and all...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: Alice Dubé Abbate - Bradford, MA

“We are so saddened to hear about "great" uncle John's passing! He was such a nice man and I remember the trips they made to Cheticamp to visit our...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Sylvette MacLean - Cheticamp

“joseph and rita leblanc want to offer our condolences to helen and family and we will remember john in our prayers ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: Joseph Leblanc - waltham, MA

Waltham – Mr. John M. Chiasson, of Waltham, died at home on Thursday, January 23, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was 96.

John was born in Terre Noire, Nova Scotia on August 23, 1923. He was one of seven children born to the late Thomas and Mary Agnes (Burns) Chiasson.

His family came to the United States from Canada when John was three years old and made Waltham their home. He had been a lifelong resident ever since. During World War II he served with the United States Navy in the Pacific.

In June, 1955 he married his sweetheart, Helen L. LeBlanc, in Saint Joseph's Church in Waltham where they remained parishioners until its closing. After that they joined Our Lady's Parish. The pair had met at a dance at the French-American Victory Club in Waltham where John was a longtime member and where his father served as the club's third president.

Until his retirement he worked as a truck driver for the City of Waltham. John had a lifelong interest in short-wave radios where he connected with people around the country and around the world.

Of all of his hobbies and activities that kept him busy, nothing brought a bigger smile to his face than a visit from family—especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his beloved wife of sixty-four years, Helen, he also leaves his children, Joseph M. Chiasson (Arlene Crowley) of Beacon Falls, Connecticut, Thomas P. Chiasson of Waltham, John M. Chiasson, Jr. of Merrimack, New Hampshire, Laura A. Tieri (Robert) of Woburn and Paul D. Chiasson (Kathleen) of Bethel, Maine; his grandchildren, Kara, Mark, Matthew, and Jake Chiasson; his siblings, Joseph Chiasson of Arizona, Esther Bigham of Fairhaven, Jeanette Fitzgerald of Walpole and Mary Chates of Florida and many nieces and nephews.

John was also the brother of the late Thomas Chiasson and Margaret Ouellette.

Family and friends will honor and remember John's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, January 27th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private.