Jeremiah Joseph Gagnon, (Jere) 42, died peacefully Saturday, September 10, 2022 surrounded by his family.
He leaves behind his parents Mark and Pamela (Corriveau) Gagnon of Athol; his two beloved daughters Gabriella and Juliana Gagnon and their mother Ann Marie, several aunts, uncles, cousins, Cara Bakanas, Carmen Manteiro, as well as many good friends.
He was pre-deceased by his loving sister Liz Gagnon, and two sets of much loved grandparents, Richard and Elizabeth Gagnon and Leo and Helen Corriveau, both from Athol.
Jeremiah was born in Leominster MA on October 19th 1979. He was home schooled until 6th Grade and then attended St. Johnsbury SDA Church School in Vt. He graduated from Norridgewock Junior Academy and attended Skowhegan High School in Maine where he earned the distinction of being the first male to complete their Certified Nursing Assistant Program. He attended Greater Boston Academy in Stoneham MA and graduated from Barnstable High School in Hyannis.
Jeremiah was an entrepreneur from his earliest days whether he was dog sitting or baking bread with his mother to sell to the neighbors. As a 10 year old he mowed neighborhood lawns and at 16 worked in nursing homes as a CNA. From there he changed direction and went on to form his own landscaping and home maintenance business. He later moved into the construction field and was a subcontractor for many years and a manager of a small company.
Jeremiah’s interests included watching the cooking channel, experimenting with newly discovered recipes, grilling, and sharing meals with his family and friends. He enjoyed country music, walking on the beach and sitting by the ocean as well as all things related to the Boston sports teams. He was also a talented golfer, often shooting in the low 80’s and winning a number of local tournaments. Nobody was a snappier dresser on the links than Jere!
Jeremiah had a gracious spirit and a peace loving manner. He was very proud of his two daughters who held a special place in his heart. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.