John J. Nadeau

January 8, 1954January 8, 2019

John J Nadeau 1954-2019

WATERVILLE- John J. Nadeau, 65, of Waterville passed away at his home unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. He was born on January 8, 1954 in Waterville, a son of the late Leroy R. Nadeau and Evelyn (Picard) Nadeau. John was a beloved husband, father and friend. His warmth and kindness endeared him to many.

He graduated from Winslow High School in 1972. After high school John was employed at Scott Paper Company and Kimberly Clark Company in Winslow for 25 years. He also worked for Cascades Auburn Fiber in Auburn for 18 years and Molnlycke Healthcare in Wiscasset for 18 months. His retirement in February 2018 was well deserved, but sadly much too short. He married Helen Mathieu on September 18, 1976. They were blessed to share 42 years together and raise two sons. John had an unwavering Christian faith that guided him throughout his life. He always put his family first. His wife Helen and sons Daniel and David were his greatest joy. John enjoyed coaching his sons’ hockey teams when they were younger. He had a wonderful sense of humor and he was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a fan of all of the Boston sports teams, especially the Red Sox and Boston Bruins. He loved playing golf, fishing and spending time with his family. Most Saturday mornings he met up with a group of co-workers and friends for breakfast.

John is survived by his wife Helen of Waterville; his son Daniel and wife Kahli of Waterville; his son David of Wells; his brother Peter Nadeau and wife Sharon of Winslow; his brother James Nadeau and wife Janet of Winslow; his brother-in-law David Mathieu of Waterville; as well as several aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

His endless love for all of us will never be forgotten. John will be in our thoughts and hearts forever.

The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to Delta Ambulance, Waterville Fire/Rescue, Waterville Police Department and the staff at the Inland Emergency Department who desperately tried to bring John back to us. We would also like to thank the two men that stopped to render aid until the emergency responders arrived.

At his request there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday January 17, 2019 at 10:00 at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville. Burial will be private in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux’s Funeral Home 8 Elm St. Waterville, Maine 04901. Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.



  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 17, 2019


  • Burial - private

John J. Nadeau

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Dave Veilleux

January 15, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Johnny, as I knew John was a great guy and wonderful friend. Although several years have passed since I last spoke with John, I will never forget the summer when we, Johnny, Mike Joseph, and I got together to start a three piece band, "The Rising Eye". Oh, we were the cat's meow! All the neighborhood kids would gather around my uncle Babe's garage to listen to our practices and Charland street would come to life. I have no doubts he will be missed by all who knew John and I offer my prayers and condolences to his family, and brothers, Peter and Jimmy. Rest well my friend, I will see you again (and I'll bring the instruments with me).

Carla White

January 14, 2019

Dearest Helen, Dan and David,
We are so sorry and saddened and send our heartfelt condolences to you all. John was one of the sweetest people on this earth and he will be greatly missed. Carla & Mark White and Family

Michelle Koehling

January 14, 2019

All of us here at Molnlycke Health Care were sadden to hear of John’s passing. His smile and laughter is something we truly loved about John. Our deepest condolences to his family.

Barbie Brockway

January 13, 2019

Helen, David, Dan & family-
We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Barbie & Ryan Brockway & family

Carol Huard Little

January 12, 2019

Dear Helen and boys. Prayers and thoughts. May he rest in peace.

Marty and Cindy Troy

January 12, 2019

Helen, Dan and Dave,

We are very sorry for your loss of your husband and Dad. He was a good man and it is sad he is gone too soon.