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Gary J. Vadnais

 
 Gary J. Vadnais, 62, of Lowell, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 15th at his home. He was the beloved fiancé of Melissa A. Jenkins who survives him.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 24, 1953, a son of the late Albert R. and the late Eva (Lessieur) Vadnais, he received his education in the Lowell school system.
 Gary was currently employed as a maintenance handyman in property management with Lundgren Management Group.
 Among his many activities, Gary enjoyed going to Hampton Beach, classic cars cookouts and loved making people laugh. He was also an avid sports fan especially of the Red Sox, Patriots and WWE. Above all else, he loved the quality time spent with his grandchildren.
 In addition to his fiancé, Gary is survived by two daughters Amy Diaz and her husband Omar of Lowell and Beth Vadnais of Beverly, MA; three grandchildren Arielle Vadnais, Kendra Vadnais and Yandel Diaz; a sister Carol Trudel of Lawrence MA; a sister-in-law Nancy Vadnais of Tewksbury, MA; his former wife Karen Vadnais; and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also brother of the late Bruce Lessier and the late Garvin Vadnais.
 Relatives and friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at FLETCHER in Lowell from 2 to 4 P.M. on Saturday. All other services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Epilepsy Foundation New England, 335 Main Street, Unit 8, Wilmington, MA 01887. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866).
Condolences (28)
  • Jennifer Guimond- Raboin  - Unbelievably saddened to hear of this
    I am sitting here crying as I read this obituary. I was looking up Gary's address as I had lost touch after the last time we had spoke. He raised my brother, sister, and I. He was a good man, and he didn't deserve to go so young. Prayers and condolences to all of his family members. God bless.
  • David Deane  - Trustee Mitchell Estates II
    I live in the condo complex across from the one where Gary worked.I have known Gary for the 15 years that I have lived here and can tell you I always looked forward to seeing and talking to Gary as he always made me smile and laugh every time we talked.We shared the love of sports and classic cars.I saw first hand how he helped so many of the people at Park Plaza and only wished he were a member of our maintenance crew.I just found out about Gary's passing today and want to express my sincere condolences to all his family and friends.Gary will be greatly missed by me also.Rest in peace old friend.
  • Dave Deane  - Trustee Mitchell Estates II
    I have known Gary for 15 years always was happy to see him as he would always make me laugh. I live in the condo complex across from the condo complex where he worked.He was a great guy and we shared the love of sports and classic cars.Gary will be greatly missed by me.My condolences go out to all his family and friends.Rest in peace my old friend.
  • John Batten  - Sorry for your loss.
    As the letter carrier for Alma Street for 10 years, I had many opportunities to run into Gary. He was always one of the people who I looked forward to seeing and speaking with during my rounds. It would always begin with a robust, "HELLO MR. MAILMAN' !! A very friendly and kind individual who I'm sure will be missed by everyone. I'm sorry I heard of his passing too late to visit with his family and friends, but please accept my condolences and well wishes.
  • carol
    My condolences to the family, so sorry to read of Gary's passing, I can only imagine that this unexpected loss has brought great sorrow and God's word assures us that He does care when we lose a loved one in death, that is why He promises that soon His son Jesus Christ will perform the greatest miracle, "All those in the Memorial Tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28,29). May you all find comfort in this wonderful promise from God and keep dear Gary close in mind as you await the fulfillment of God's promise.
  • amy  - THANK YOU
    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ODONNELL FUNERAL HOME FOR ALL YOUR HELP DURING THIS HELP, THE SERVICES WERE GREAT, FRIENDLY AND VERY CARING, THANK YOU ALL FROM HIS DAUGHTER AMY VADNAIS
  • amy  - to everyone
    thank you all for your support , it was a great to hear good things sbout my dad, i really apprichate everyone that came to show their respects and reading all these bring tears tomy eye thank you all, sincerly amy vadnais
  • Anonymus  - Codo unit owner
    Gary was very nice. He talked from his heart. Very helpful and hard working. Appreciate for all your help. You will be missed. May your soul rest in peace.
  • Lucson Pierre  - An exceptional man who will be missed.
    This lost has hit me harder than i thought it would because it was just the 13th of may that i stepped out of my apartment with crutches from a previous surgery and got to spend about 20 minutes talking Gary. He gave me some positive word of reinforcement that i would be walking in no time with great commitment to myself and physical therapy. There were no time where i would call that he wouldn't be there in an instant to take care of any issues for me and family no matter how big or small it would be. I am honored and blessed to have known Gary. He was truly a blessing in my life and so many others and he'll be missed. My condolences.
  • Anonymous  - My love
    I am lost without you. Always my angel. Still are. God please let gary feel all the love from everyone that misses him dearly. My love i will never be the same without you beside me. Xoxoxo
  • Melissa Jenkins
    I miss you so much. Your forever in my heart.
  • Melissa Jenkins  - Love of my life
    I miss you so much. I know i will see you aga8n and when i do i am never letting go. I am lost without you. You were my strength and my backbone. I could not have ever asked for a better man. Please watch over all of us. Miss our special times togather, you were my angel and you got your wings. Love you baby cakes. REST IN PEACE MY FOREVER LOVE. Gary j. Vadnais I am lost without you.
  • Melissa jenkins  - Fianace
    I am lost with you. You were my everything. When we meet again i will never let you go. You helped me to through very hard times in my life. You were my strength my backbone. Baby cakes i miss you soooooo much. Your were a living angel to to many. Lost without you. I wish i could hold you. Hear you laugh, joking around, i miss everything about you. You were my strength. I will hold you dear in my heart forever. Rest in peace my love. Love you so much. Thank you everyone for the support to me and family. Xoxo
  • Cindyrose Newfell
    Gary was always there for everyone at Plaza Place. He helped me many times during the snow storms get my car cleaned and moved. He always took care of getting my AC running every summer in my unit. Always a smile and a wave in the mornings when I went to work. Always a friendly conversation. Thank you Gary. May you rest in peace.
  • ELAINE PAOLINI  - SINCERE CONDOLENCES
    Losing someone we have know for such a long time is nothing easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of the life of that person, we can realize that we were blessed to have been able to share in Gary's life before he went to rest in eternal salvation. I am honored and blessed to have known Gary. He was truly a good friend in my life and I will miss him. I will never forget his kindness towards my family and me. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear this great loss. My sincere condolences.
  • Patricia MacQueen  - My condolences to Gary's family and friends
    I have lived for eleven years in the condominium complex where Gary worked so he has been part of my life all that time. He was always so warm and cheerful when he helped me out with something that needed attention I would feel very good afterwards. I am among the older residents here and it seemed that Gary really cared about my well being. He was also terrific directing us all and our cars when we were digging out after a snow storm! Gary, thank you for your wonderful spirit. I shall truly miss you.
  • Billy Murphy  - bld 12 / # 89
    Gary was a great guy. He helped me out in a lot of ways over all the years iv'e been at Plaza Place. Always a greeting in the morning when i ran into him on the way to work in the morning. Couldn't ask for a nicer guy. He'll be missed by me any so many others.Thank you Gary for all your kindnesses over the years.
  • Kat and Ted Tringo  - Best of the Best
    Our deep felt sympathies go out to the family and to the Plaza Place staff. I moved here to Plaza Place in 2001 and have known Gary since then. He was always good to my husband and I. He was always here, whether we'd see him driving around and he'd wave or nod or we'd stop and chat. He'll be missed...he already is missed. He was the best. He always had a story to tell, a joke, anything to make you laugh or just smile. He never showed us that he was having a bad day, even if he was. He'd always be upbeat. The thing I'll miss the most is when he'd walk through the hallways in the winter yelling move your cahs, move your cahs for the snowplow. He wasn't just the maintenance man, he was our friend.
  • Laura and Adam Tambone  - Sincere condolences
    Gary was instantly welcoming and helpful when we moved into Plaza place. He was always game for some boisterous chat, and looking out for people's best interests. He really made us feel welcomed and taken care of. We will miss his infectious energy and presence. We had just been talking with him on Friday, it all seems so sudden. Truly sorry and good luck to family and friends during this difficult time.
  • Panzeri-Spurr family
    For 18 years there was one thing I could always count on - Gary's booming voice echoing throughout the complex. He always stopped for a conversation (or some pokes) with us about whatever was happening in the complex, or our lives. He was never too busy to give us a hand with whatever we were fixing, usually after he threw up his hands and said "No. No, not that way. Do it like this. Oh - just get out of the way". His laughter told us he really enjoyed showing off his skills. The complex will NEVER be the same. He will always be remembered.
  • Darlene Turco
    You will be sorely missed Gary. My condolences to the family. RIP my friend.
  • Catherine Giglio  -  Gary aka "Bad Guy"
    I appreciate everything you have done for my sister and her family. You were always there for me when I needed help and never said no because you enjoyed helping others. I will never forget the night You, My Sister, Ricky & I went to Hampton and had drinks & danced. Please watch over my sister and know you are deeply missed. Love You
  • Lundgren Management  - Our sincerest condolences
    We offer our sincerest condolences to Gary's family, and to the residents of Plaza Place Condominiums where he dutifully for over a decade. Gary was a dedicated, loyal, and hardworking individual. He was more than just an employee or co-worker, he was our friend and is dearly missed. Rest in Peace, Gary. Kevin Kelliher and Val Espinola, The Lundgren Management Group, Inc.
  • kendra vadnais grandaughter  - papa
    rest in peace papa i love you and i miss you
  • yandel " BAMBI"  -  papa
    R.I.P papa you will watch wwe and u will be in my heart rip papa love u love yandel [bambi]
  • arielle vadnais  - grand daughter
    Love and miss you always gone but never forgotten. cherish the memories we have together fly high papa
  • Sheila Sullivan  - My heartfelt sympathies
    I've only worked with Gary for about two years, but it feels like many more. Gary was the lifeline of Plaza Place in many ways. He knew everyone and everyone knew him. Gary will be strongly missed and always remembered. He was very devoted to Plaza Place, but nothing was more important to him than his family and Melissa. You all will be in my prayers and in my thoughts. Gary will be watching over you. Sheila Sullivan, Plaza Place
  • amy diaz  - dad
    you will be missed , always in our hearts never forgotten, watch over all of us, love you,
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