LOWELL - Roger A. "Bo" Asselin, age 69, a longtime resident of Lowell died Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born to the late Joseph and Blanche (Langlois) Asselin, in Lowell, on May 4, 1952, and was a graduate of Lowell High School class of 1970.
Bo was employed for many years as a 2nd Pressman for RR Donnelley in Hudson, MA, up until the facility shut down in the late 90's. Shortly afterwards, life-long friend Bert Masse, of Pelham, NH, started his career as a sprinkler pipe fitter for Masse Fire Protection following 8 years at Mammoth Fire Alarms Inc. in Lowell. He loved working with his hands, and it showed in the quality of his work.
In his free time, Bo enjoyed riding his motorcycle up the coast, and going on charity rides with friends, notably Donald Lafond, of Lowell. He also loved sipping margaritas in the sun, either by the pool or at the beach while hanging out with his four-legged son Chester. His greatest joy however, was spending time in the company of his loving family, especially his adoring grandchildren.
Bo is survived by his three sons, Daniel Johnson and his partner KarieAnn of Merrimack, NH, Michael Johnson of Worcester, and Chad Asselin and his partner Cara Molk of Danvers; his daughter, Lisa Coupal and her husband Jeremy of Hudson, NH; eight grandchildren (soon to be nine!), Madison, Tyler, Mason, and Charlie Johnson, Kyleigh Johnson, Morgan, Lainey, and Sadie Coupal, and one on the way; two brothers, Armand "Babe" Asselin and his wife Linda of Claremont, FL and Robert Asselin of Lowell; two sisters, Lucille "Lulu" Asselin and Susan Berard and her husband Robert, all of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews, including Jennifer Ignatowicz and her husband John of Pelham, NH and Jason Berard and his wife Gail and their children Boston and Grace of Aurora, CO, all of whom held a special place in Bo's heart.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Bo's Life Celebration at the MCKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell on Thursday, Nov. 18th from 9:30am until 11:30am followed by his Funeral Service at 12:30pm at St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel in Chelmsford. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you do an unsolicited act of kindness or donate to a charity of your choosing in his name.