Louis Marconnot

Obituary of Louis Marconnot

Louis “Louie” Marconnot, III, an avid fisherman, passed away unexpectedly at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Monday morning, February 9, 2009. He was only 56 years old. Louie was born in Chelsea, the son of the late Louis and Agnes Marconnot. He grew up in Burlington and was a graduate of Burlington High School, Class of 1970. He had worked in a number or industries over the years including construction, food, and the one he like most, security for celebrity entertainers. Louie had a number of interests. He loved music. He loved to play the guitar and when he was young, he palyed in a local band called the “Undertakers”. The band always put on a great show for the fans and placed on the top local Battle of the Bands contests. He followed the Boston sports teams, especially the Patriots and the Celtics. He enjoyed travelling, with Hawaii being his most favorite and memorable destination. He was an avid fisherman and would fish all year round. He enjoyed the thrill of the catch and time well spent with family and friends while waiting for a bite. He loved his daughters and grandchildren. He was blessed to have spent a fun filled night with his grandkids, just the night before he passed away. Their last memories of their grandfather will be one laughter, big smiles, and love. Louie was the loving father Michelle Bourque & her husband Stephen of North Reading, Melissa Marconnot of Woburn & her boyfriend Aaron Desmarais. Brother of Sharon Aquila & her husband Nicholas of Indianapolis, IN, and Vinny Marconnot & his wife Mary of Woburn. Grandfather of Nicole and Stephen Bourque, Jr. Uncle of Jennifer & Eric Aquila and Alicia, Ariana & Rachelle Marconnot. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Friday, February 13 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Interment will be private. Memorials in Louis’s name may be made to People Helping People, P.O. Box 343, Burlington, MA 01803. Our Dad and Grampy Lou Written by Michelle Bourque on behalf of Melissa, Steve, Nicole and Stephen February 10, 2009 You will never meet a nicer person than our Dad and Grampy Lou. He did anything for anybody despite his own troubles and he would never ask for anything in return. He was always there for us when we needed him, day or night. We could talk to him about anything and he always knew what to say to make us feel better. He devoted his life to being the best Dad and Grampy he could be and he succeeded. He could make us laugh when we were sad and cheer us on when we needed encouragement. We could count on him when we needed him and he never let us down. One of the greatest joys in his life was becoming a grandfather. He lit up whenever he was watching Nicole and Stephen do something they loved. His sole purpose when he was around them was to make them laugh. He would use card and magic tricks, hand puppets, and silly muppet voices to crack them up. He never missed a birthday party, recital or watching the kids play sports. When we think of our Dad and Grampy we will remember all of the many, many good times we have had with him and all of the love and laughter he brought into our lives. We will think of him in heaven fishing his days away, free from pain. We will think of him playing his guitar as loud as he wants and then he will play “Stairway to Heaven” and walk on up. We wish he didn’t have to leave us now and we will miss him more than words can say but we will cherish our memories of him until we are with him again in heaven. We will love him forever! He always told us that we needed a ray of sunshine in our lives, but to us HE was our ray of sunshine! GOOD MORNING, ON BEHALF OF THE AQUILA, BORGUE & MARCONNOT FAMILIES. I’D LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING AND SUPPORTING OUR FAMILY DURING THE TRAGIC LOSS OF MY BROTHER. LOUIS PAUL MARCONNOT THE 3RD. (LOUIE) LOU WAS A SOFT HEARTED, SOFT SPOKEN CARING MAN. WHO HAD MANY GREAT QUALITIES AS YOU ALL KNOW. HIS GREATEST QUALITY IN MY OPINION WAS HIS LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY HIS FAMILY WAS #1 EVERYDAY OF HIS LIFE. LOU LOVED BEING WITH HIS GIRLS MICHELLE & MELISSA WHETHER HE WAS SPENDING TIME WITH MELISSA RUNNING ERRANDS, SHOPPING OR SITTING DOWN TO ONE OF LOU’S FABULOUS HOME COOKED MEALS. HE WAS PROUD OF MELISSA AND TREASURED THE TIME THEY SPENT TOGETHER. AND THE TIMES HE COULDN’T WAIT TO GO TO MICHELLE & STEPHEN’S HOME TO SPEND TIME WITH THEM. IT DIDN’T MATTER IF IT WAS DINNER, A BBQ OR JUST WATCHING T.V.. JUST BEING THERE WAS BEST. LOU ADORED HIS GRANDCHILDREN. NICOLE AND STEPHEN JR. HIS FACE LIT UP WHEN HE SAID THAT HE WAS GOING TO N. READING TO BE WITH HIS KIDS. HE WAS SO PROUD OF MICHELLE & STEPHEN TO SEE WHAT GREAT PARENTS THEY HAD BECOME AND THE LOVE THAT THEY SHARED FOR THEIR CHILDREN. AS THE OLD SAYING GOES THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE. MY BROTHER AND SISTER SHARON ALWAYS KEPT IN TOUCH SHARON WAS ON THE WEST COAST AND INVITED LOU TO COME & VISIT. HE WAS EXTREMLEY EXCITED TO GO AND SEE SHARON, NICK, JENNIFER & ERIC ON THAT OTHER COAST. LOU WAS FORTUNATE TO MAKE A FEW TRIPS TO VISIT SHARON. ONE TRIP IN THE EARLY YEARS INCLUDED MY MOTHER AGGIE. LUE & I HAD MANY LAUGHS WHEN HE TOLD THE STORY ABOUT A COMMON EARTH QUAKE THAT HIT CALIFORNIA WHILE THEY WERE THERE. AGGIE WAS SEATED IN SHARONS LIVING ROOM IN A ROCKING CHAIR THAT SUDDENLY BEGAN TO DANCE ACROSS THE FLOOR WITH MOM STILL IN IT. ALL LOU COULD DO WAS LAUGH AT POOR AGGIE’S CHAOS. I AM FORTUNATE TO SAY THAT MY BROTHER AND I SHARED TWO OF THE SAME PASSIONS. THE FIRST IS MUSIC. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DIDN’T KNOW, LOU WAS A GREAT GUITARIST. HE PLAYED IN MANY BANDS FROM HIS EARLY TEENAGE YEARS. HE PLAYED OUT & JAMMED WITH MANY LOCAL MUSICIANS. LETS SEE, THERE WAS CHARLIE, KEVIN, ROGER, ALEX, FITTZY, DAVE & WINKS TO NAME A FEW. HE LOVED HIS FRIENDS AND THE MUSIC THAT THEY CREATED. I CAN REMEMBER HANING OUT WITH MY TEENAGE FRIENDS WATCHING THESE GUYS PRACTUCE IN AGGIE & RUSTY’S BASEMENT ONMILL STREET HERE IN TOWN. I WOUILD SIT WITH HOPE, WAITING FOR AN INVITATION FROM THE BOYS TO STEP UP TO THE MICROPHONE AND BELT OUT A TUNE WITH THEM. A MEMORY THAT I’LL CHERRISH FOREVER. MY BROTHER & I BOTH LOVE TO FISH, IT DIDN’T MATTER IF IT WAS FRESH OR SALT WATER. HE LOVED IT. HE SPENT MANY DAYS @ HORN POND WITH HIS MANY FRIENDS FISHING FOR TROUT & SALMON. HE ENJOYED GREAT TRIPS ON THE MERRIMACK RIVER WITH HISSON IN LAW STEPHEN FISHING FOR STRIPERS. A FEW YEARS BACK, LOU & I TOOK MY SMALL 12` BOAT UP TO THE HAROLD PARKER RESERVE. WE SET OFF FROM SHORE EARLY IN THE MORNING ON A BEAUTIFUL, PICTURESQUE DAY. BEING THE YOUNGER COCKY BROTHER AND A DESCENT FISHERMAN SO I THOUGHT! I WAS PREPARED TO TEACH LOU A FEW THINGS ABOUT LARGE MOUTH STUMP FISHING. WELL, IT WAS BIG BROTHER WHO SET ME STRAIGHT, IF I HEARD KOWABUNGA ONCE, I HEARD IT ALL DAY, AS HE CAUGHT FISH AFTER FISH AFTER FISH. AND I GOT A GREAT TAN AND A FULL BELLY FROM EATING SNACKS, BUT NO FISH BUT LOU DIDN’T RUB IT IN, HE JUST MADE ME UNDERSTAND WITHOUT ANY WORDS THAT I WASN’T AS GOOD AS I THOUGHT I WAS AND HE WAS RIGHT. IN CLOSING, LET ME SAY THAT LOU WOULD HAVE WANTED US ALL TO REMEMBER OUR OWN GREAT STORIES & TIMES WE HAD WITH HIM. HE WOULD NOT WANT US TO DWELL ON THE NEGATIVE OR THE SORROW THAT WE FEEL TODAY. HE WOULD WANT US TO REACH OUT AND TAKE CARE OF THOSE AROUND US. I AM CONFIDENT THAT LOU NOW SITS WITH HIS CUSTOM LES PAUL GUITAR PLAYING LICKS THAT MAKE CARLOS SANTANA SOUND LIKE AN AMATUER AND WHEN HE’S NOT PLAYING HIS GUITAR HE’S SITTING ON THE BOAT OF HIS DREAMS CATCHING 10 POUND LARGE MOUTHS ON EVERY CAST. THANK YOU
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