LOUIS A. LEMONE

September 22, 2022

LOUIS A. LEMONE

LOUIS A. LEMONE –   of Woburn, September 22nd at eighty three years of age.  Beloved son of the late Louis P. and Rose (Restivo) Lemone.  Cherished father of Jill A. Lemone of CT and Jamie (Shrijnana) Sering of NH and son-in-law, Tim Looney.  Loving “Papa” of Ryan, Hailey, Hannah, Maia and Malkias. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Sunday, September 25th from 1-3 p.m.  Funeral is Private.  In lieu of flowers, Louis’ family has requested that remembrances be made in honor of Louis to the Alzheimer’s Association, a charity that meant a lot to Lou , 225N.  Michigan Ave, Chicago, Ill.60601.

 

Louis “Lou” Lemone died peacefully in his sleep at aged 83 on September 22, 2022, following a brief illness.  Lou is survived by his 2 daughters, Jill and Jamie (Shrijnana), son-in-law, Tim Looney, 5 grandchildren (Ryan, Hailey, Hannah, Maia, and Malkias), long-time friend Cathy Figucia, and many friends, family, and former colleagues, all of whom will miss him dearly.

Lou was a great person, son, father, and grandfather.  He lived an amazing life, full of adventure, accomplishment, and grandchildren.

Lou grew up in Woburn, MA, the only child of Rose and Louis Lemone.  A graduate of Woburn high and a veritable math genius, Lou received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from WPI and his Master’s degree from Tufts.  He spent a long, successful career in Engineering, working for Data General at the height of his career and starting his own company later.  Despite his academic and career successes, Lou was never one to prioritize the mundane aspects of work and academia, often noting he preferred “watching the movie to reading the book.” 

Lou had an incredible range of interests and hobbies.  In addition to being somewhat of a movie buff, he also had a passion for snowmobiling (the colder and more adventurous the trip, the better), geocaching, puzzles and Sudoku (the harder the better), pizza-making, finance and investment, and bowling (breaking several records at the local bowladrome over his “career”). 

Lou was a huge sports enthusiast, an avid fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics.   Despite a love-hate relationship with his teams, he was able to experience and enjoy the greatest winning streak in the history of Boston sports, from the curse-breaking 2004 Red Sox, to the Tom Brady Patriots era. 

Over the past 2 decades, Lou’s life revolved around his grandchildren.  Dubbed “Papa” by the grandkids, Lou was incredibly involved in their lives, calling every week and immersing himself in every activity possible, from Little League games, to swim meets, running races, hip-hop competitions, piano recitals, and soccer. 

Papa and Ryan bonded over their love of Lord of the Rings and the Red Sox (and Ryan’s own “career” as a little league pitcher), and he was thrilled to see Ryan succeeding in his summer internship, swimming, and embracing his senior year.  Papa was so very proud to see Hailey graduate this past June and move on to BC, and especially happy to compare her “Bausch and Lomb” STEM medal with the same medal he had also earned several decades earlier!  Papa consistently marveled at Hannah’s outgoing nature and people skills, loved to watch her swim meets, and was impressed to hear about her ambitious junior year schedule (particularly the science part!).  Maia, a creative talent and a gifted performer, introduced papa to a realm of dance, performance, and arts, which he was less familiar with initially, but embraced wholeheartedly (while at the same time being very impressed and proud of her achievements).  Papa loved being with Malkias, the youngest grandchild, engaging in deep conversations while bonding over their shared love of trains, computers and technology, and embracing Malkias’ wide range of activities, from piano-playing to sports.

Lou/Papa will be missed by so many and even at 83, he is gone far too soon.  But his life was lived exactly as he wanted and was a truly wonderful life.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Sunday, September 25th from 1-3 p.m..  Funeral is Private.  In lieu of flowers, Louis’ family has requested that remembrances be made in honor of Louis to the Alzheimer’s Association, a charity that meant a lot to Lou , 225N.  Michigan Ave, Chicago, Ill.60601.

 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Sunday, September 25th from 1-3 p.m.  Funeral is Private.  In lieu of flowers, Louis’ family has requested that remembrances be made in honor of Louis to the Alzheimer’s Association, a charity that meant a lot to Lou , 225N.  Michigan Ave, Chicago, Ill.60601.

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  1. My heart is broken to hear about the loss of my loving cousin. I will always treasure the memories of him and all the good he did for everyone. It was an honor to know this special person.
    Love,
    Rosemary & Ronnie

  2. To a beautiful cousin who was loved by all of us. We have wonderful memories of growing up together and sharing wonderful family visits. You will always be in our hearts forever . Love Phyllis and Bill

  3. My deepest sympathy for Lou’s family and friends I met Lou years ago through my brother in law Bob . Lou was our trail boss on our many snowmobile trips to Quebec . He always made sure we were going the right way. May he Rest In Peace

  4. Timothy and Ann Looney

    Lou was a fine gentleman. We were honored to be a part of his family. May God hold him in the name of His hand.

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