James Laureat Lemieux, born April 22, 1933 and known to his family and friends as Laurie, passed peacefully on Friday, November 12, 2021 after a sudden and brief illness. Laurie was 88 years young at
the time of his death.
Laurie was the husband of the late Ann J. Lemieux, nee White, of Everett. He is survived by his four daughters, Attorney Mary Lemieux Sandorse, her husband Peter of Wakefield and their children Mary Kate and her husband Joseph DeSantis, Matthew and his wife, Michelle and Margaret (Meg), Annie Quill and her husband Greg of Peabody and their sons Michael and David, Jean Prast and her husband Brian of Longmeadow, MA and their children, Dr. Brendan Prast and his fiancée Carly, Emily and Collin and Theresa Carson and her late husband Kit of Maplewood NJ and her sons Jack and Jesse. He was predeceased by his parents Jean and Laureat Lemieux of Everett, his brothers Joseph Edmond and Donald George and his sister Marie
Ange Woods. He is survived by his sister Ellen Vancura and her husband Frank of California and New Hampshire and his sister-in-law Carol Lemieux of Florida and New Hampshire. Laurie is also survived by
many nieces, nephews and friends.
Laurie was a graduate of Our Lady of Pity High School in Cambridge and a 1955 graduate of Boston
College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Laurie was also granted a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston College1970,making him a proud “Double Eagle”.
After a long career in the telecommunications industry that took him to Europe, Africa, Russia, China,
India, South America and the Middle East He was a brilliant businessman. His stories are legendary. But no matter where he was or what he was doing, he was always a husband and father first. His faith in God was unshakeable as was his love and support for his family After Laurie retired, he loved to spend time with his family, travelling for pleasure and focusing his time on his home on the Cape.
Throughout his life, Laurie was the one friend or family member everyone looked to advice. He lived by example and if asked, offered sage counsel. His wisdom and calm countenance was renowned.
Over these last ten years since losing his beloved wife Ann, Laurie spent his time with his children and grandchildren, learning what the newest generation had to teach him. And, as always, reading at least several books a week.
Laurie will be dearly missed by all who knew him since all who knew him, loved him.