John P. Massicotte

May 16, 2017
John Massicotte

Raleigh, N.C. — John Patrick Massicotte, 49, went to be with his Lord Sunday, May 7, 2017, unexpectedly at home. John was born in West Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 8, 1968, to Aloha Massicotte (Athearn) and Geoffrey Massicotte.

As a young child, his family moved to Rockland, where he attended South School, South Hope Christian School and Rockland High School. An avid outdoorsman and huntsman, John enjoyed being outside as much as possible. He worked many years as a roofer for Eastern Sheet Metal among others, including his final workplace of Baker Roofing in Raleigh, N.C.

John was not only good at what he did, but he enjoyed teaching others and mentoring coworkers and friends whenever he could. When John wasn’t up in the skies on a roof, he could be found on his boat in the sea as a lobsterman and scuba diver. He also enjoyed motorcycling and being a father to his three kids.

John lived for his children and friends, always lending a hand whenever needed. His smile and good humor dubbed him "Mr. Sunshine" and "Brother John," among other nicknames. John always knew what to say to make someone feel better and later in life re-found his devotion to God. He was baptized again and had been a devout Christian ever since. He would always have morning devotions with his Bible and took every opportunity to express his love and journey with God to all who knew him.

John was predeceased by his father, Geoffrey Massicotte, his stepfather, Thomas Foley, his grandfather Claude Athearn, and his three brothers, Matthew Massicotte, Mark Massicotte and Luke Massicotte.

He is survived by his mother, Aloha Foley, of Rockland; his aunt Claudette Minott of Sebago; his three sisters; Denise Massicotte of Union, Patrice Massicotte of Belfast, and Aloha Foley of Florida; his three children, Anthony Massicotte, of Raleigh, N.C., Amber Massicotte, of Queens, N.Y., and Hunter Massicotte, of Lester Prairie, Minn.; and his many nieces and nephews, Nate Massicotte of Union, Chelsey Chipman, of Sebastian, Fla., Levi Marsden, of Northport, Hannah Marsden, of Union, Anthony Wade, of Florida, and Roxie Wade, of Florida.

Services will be held at the Peoples United Methodist Church, 31 Depot St., Union, Saturday, May 20, at 3 p.m. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Service will be followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to support Hunter Massicotte’s future, P.O. Box 443, Lester Prairie, MN 55354.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | May 18, 2017 09:02

John started working for Eric and I at Eastern Sheet Metal when he was 17.  He and Eric became best buddies and went fishing together.  John met Tammy and the had Anthony,  then came Amber and then Hunter.  I watched Anthony and Amber grow up.  John left and took the Eastern Sheet Metal name and Eric and I started Coastal Copper & Slate, Inc.  John came back to work for us a few times over the years.   He finally moved to NC where he found a great job working for Baker Roofing.  I kept in touch with John.  He would have given you the shirt off his back if you needed it.  Funny, oh my goodness, Eric and I have some great stories hanging out with John.  He was always smiling, laughing, and loved his kids with all his heart.  Him and Eric used to go lobstering.  Oh those were the days.


Our sincere prayers and big hugs go out to John's family and friends.  It's extremely hard when one cannot say goodbye to a loved one.  But John is still with us all in our memories and his spirit will forever be in a better place.


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