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John Louie Amirault

John Louie Amirault
  • December 19, 1931 - January 6, 2017
  • Conomo Point, Essex, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Amirault family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Nicholas Ryan Amirault St. Mary's School Scholarship Fund
    17 Mt. Vernon Ave
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Dear Rick and Jo-Ann,Deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. I'm sure Nick met him at the Gates.Find comfort in your loving memories.With...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Sue Daly - Melrose, MA

“My condolences. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Kathleen Powers - Melrose, MA

“Rick and Family:Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of your father/loved one.It is never easy, losing those...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Lilla Bellis Brown - Concord, MA

“Terribly sorry for your loss. Louie and I were both veterans of the Korean War.I sat behind him in church at Sunday Mass. I will think of him every...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Scott anderson - Essex, MA

“Dear Rick Just Want To Say How Sorry We Are To Hear Of Your Dads Pasiing.Our Prayers Are With You And Your Whole Family...God Bless You All.Ernie And...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas - Melrose, MA

“Dear Sue, "Every day is a gift" and I know you cherished them all with your dad. There is no solace for the loss of our parents - I will keep...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy-Jean Eagan - Newburyport, MA

“Dear Amirault Family,Wishing you all comfort at this sad time. Thinking of all of you.Louie will be remembered fondly. I always enjoyed co...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Sean Ryan - Las Vegas, NV

“My sympathy to Louie's family, my cousins.Joyce Ann Amirault George, Married to Lawrence George and living in Lancaster, PARaymond & Rosalind...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest condolences to all the family. Louie was a wonderful man. His kind donation of land in Amirault's Hill, Nova Scotia where the chapel...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Armand & Prescille Bourque

“Tom,We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our loving thoughts and prayers are with Louie and your loving family.Lorelei and George...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Lorelei Burgess - Upton, MA

“Rick,Joanne,Holly & family,Jim and I were so saddened to hear about Louie's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Deb Toomey - Wenham, MA

“Rick,Joanne,Holly & family,Jim and I were so saddened to hear about Louie's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Deb Toomey - Wenham, MA

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Louie. Always will remember his hearty laugh & beautiful smile. We will try to make either the wake or service. ...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Betty & Russ Amirault - MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


John Louie Amirault, of Peabody, previously a 30-year resident of Conomo Point, Essex and a 55-year resident of Melrose, died peacefully in the loving care of his family on January 6, 2017 at the age of 85.

Louie was born in Malden on December 19, 1931 to Samuel & Helen (Vachon) Amirault. He was raised in Melrose, attended St. Mary's Grammar School, and graduated in 1949 from Melrose High School where he was a member of the football team. Louie then enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably in combat during the Korean War. After returning from the war he married the love of his life, Patricia (Casey) Amirault, at St. Mary's Church. Louie and Pat shared 62 years of marriage.

Louie's parents immigrated from Amirault's Hill, Nova Scotia, and he always had a deep connection to his parents' hometown. He made many trips there and eventually donated the family homestead to the local Catholic church. He made his career at AT&T, NYNEX & Verizon.

Louie was deeply involved in restoration of the Schooner "Adventure", the last wind-powered vessel in the Gloucester fishing fleet. Samuel Amirault, Louie's father, had worked on "Adventure" his whole life.

A past member of the Melrose Elks, Louie was also a life member of the Ipswich VFW Post 1093, serving for a time as a board member and as chaplain. He was also a member of the Conomo Point Association and the Telephone Pioneers of America, which elected him as president. Louie was also a regular Red Cross blood donor.

In his spare time Louie enjoyed gardening, golfing, hunting, fishing, and boating. The most important part of his life was his family. He was happiest in their company and proud of them all.

Louie was the beloved husband of Patricia J. (Casey) Amirault and devoted father of ... READ MORE →