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Russell  J.  Chiasson

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“I am sadden to hear about Russell's passing. My condolences to his family and siblings. Warm Regards John corcoran ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: John Corcoran - Norwalk, CT

“Amanda, Michael and Julian,We are so very sorry about the passing of your dad and grandfather. We hope you all find peace during this difficult time...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Roger and Stephanie Boudreau - MA

“joseph and rita leblanc and family want to offer our condolences to russells family and will remember him in our prayers ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Joseph Leblanc - waltham, MA

“To Lucille and family,Our deepest sympathy to you and your whole family.You are in our thoughts and prayers.From Antoine and Helene LeBlanc's family...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Marie-Ange Arsenault - Family

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I have many fun childhood memories of hanging out with Russell, Bobby and Jimmy. Russell was always a...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Lyons MacKay - Tewksbury, MA

“My sincere condolences. Truly a great loss for us all, I'll miss you buddy! ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Salvatore Pinzone - waltham, MA

“RIP My Dear Cousin.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.This is much too soon to be saying goodbye.May Our Lord and Savior guide...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Bill & Melanie Cormier - VA

“To the family of Russell:I knew Russell back in middle school and I remember him as a very friendly warm sweet young man. I am so so sorry for your...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Kerri Egan - Burlington, MA

“Dear Lucille & Family,Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so saddened to hear of Russell's passing. May he Rest In Peace...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Poirier - Boynton Beach, FL

“I missed not seeing you today. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jean Fox Rivera - Waltham, MA

“RIP Russell ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Annette Cormier-Venturoso - FL

“Russ I just wanted to say we all will miss you And R I P my friend ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: John Devlin - Hudson, MA - Friend

“RIP russ i will miss seeing you coming into dunkins every afternnon never left thete with out saying hi to me. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Maureen Turmel - Waltham, MA


Reba McEntire's country hit, 'If I Had Only Known' accurately speaks in words and song about the sudden changes in life as the result of an unexpected loss. It talks about knowing...if only…it'd be the last time for a walk in the rain, or hearing one's voice again or being by one's side just one last time. And it ends, 'If only I had known, if only I had known, The love I would've shown..if only I had known.'

Russell Chiasson loved country music and while there are many songs he loved there'll be many by which he's remembered. Russell died Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Brighton after being stricken ill. He was 55. We pray and trust Russell knew that the love of his family and friends was unending and it accompanies him to heaven.

Russell J. Chiasson was born December 6, 1962 in Waltham a son of Lucille A. (Geoffrion) Chiasson and the late Bernard J. 'Bernie' Chiasson. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a 1981 graduate of Waltham Vocational High School.

Always mechanically inclined he began work at Paul's Auto in Waltham where he worked for nine years. He then took a position as mechanic for the City of Waltham. He was still working as inspector in the city's water department.

Time away from work enabled him to tinker and repair cars and get them back to working order. He loved boating, and doting on his only grandson, Julian.

He leaves his children, Amanda R. and Michael A. Chiasson of Fitchburg; his mother, Lucille Chiasson of Fort Pierce, Florida; his grandson Julian Chiasson; his brothers Brian G. Chiasson, of Napa, California, Robert B. Chiasson of Waltham, and James M Chiasson, of Gilford, New Hampshire; also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Russell's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, December 6th from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by his Life Celebration at 7 p.m. 



In lieu of flowers memorials in his Russell's name to American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451 would be appreciated.