Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Jeannot Real-Gerard Rossignol (Papa)

Jeannot Real-Gerard Rossignol (Papa), 75, of Mt. Gilead was called home to the Lord on June 30, 2018 in CMC Main, Charlotte with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren by his side. The family will receive friends from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday July 3, 2018 at Stanly funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle.

Born March 8, 1943 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, he was the son of the late Denis and Edna Rossignol.  Jeannot (Papa) was a true original. He will be sorely missed for his sense of humor. He was a prankster and he loved to tell jokes.  He loved to cook and if you visited his home you did not leave hungry. He was selfless and always put others first.  He had a heart of gold and when he was born God broke the mold.  Well, not really, because he has an identical twin brother Jean who has an identical personality.

Anyone who met him will tell you he had such a great personality and loved to tell stories. He was the hardest working man you could ever meet and was a great provider for his family.  His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life.  He bragged about them all the time and loved to watch their baseball games and other sports.  He kept photos of them all over his house and was constantly looking at them and showing them off.

Before he moved to the USA he was a serviceman in the Canadian Air Cadets and if any of you know Jeannot, this may surprise you that he studied 4 years in Seminary to become a Catholic Priest.  However, fortunately he was lead in the direction of marriage and family.

Mr. Rossignol is survived by his wife of 51 years, Johanna Rossignol, 4 children Michele Kerry of CT, Rachelle Johnson of Mt Gilead, NC, Robert Rossignol of Mt. Gilead, NC and Jeannot Rossignol Jr. and wife Sara of CT, 12 grandchildren: Andrew LaFlamme, Nathan LaFlamme, Matthew LaFlamme, Zachary Shea and wife Ashley, Jeffrey Shea and wife Stormy, Allen Morrill, Brian Morrill (USMC), Andra Rossignol, Faith Rossignol, Natalie Rossignol, Julia Rossignol, and Joshua Rossignol, 4 great grandchildren: Scarlett, Liam, Madalyn, and Rory, 3 sisters Cecile Gallagher of San Antonio, TX, Claudette Rossignol and Rachel Michaud, both of Canada, his twin brother Jean Rossignol of Canada and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers Reno, Camille and Hermel Rossignol and sister Yolande Grondin and several nieces and nephews.

 

13 Comments

  • Rachelle Johnson Posted July 2, 2018 4:51 pm

    A day I thought would never come. Thought you would live forever. I will miss looking out my kitchen window and seeing my dad on his swing. Nothing compares to this pain. Godspeed Dad, Im so happy your grandchildren grew up knowing and loving you, and Im so happy you were able to meet your great- grandchildren. And I am SO happy that you got to see your floors done, because I know that was such a tremendous stress on you. Love you dad, I know you will be in heaven cooking for everyone there.
    Your Daughter, Rachelle (Rossignol) Johnson

  • Mike & Shannon Robinson Posted July 3, 2018 12:19 am

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Loss of a loved one is never easy. Please know you are in our hearts during this difficult time.

  • Guy Rossignol Posted July 3, 2018 12:03 pm

    Dear Aunt Johanna and family.
    Although I have not seen Uncle Jeannot for many years, I remember a loving uncle who always made sure he told me he loved me whenever we saw each other. My mother would often say that he had a big loving heart like his mother, Edna. I hope that the gene pool has provided me with some of his qualities. I’m very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

    Love to all, your nephew and cousin…Guy

  • Don Rossignol Posted July 3, 2018 1:21 pm

    Dear Aunt Johanna and Cousins,

    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of Uncle Jeannot. Althought we have not been in communication for many years, I know we are family. I have great memories of your family when you visited the valley from the Hartford area; that was so long ago. I hope that you will find comfort in each other and help each other during this difficult time.

    Your Cousin and Nephew from Californa.

    Don

  • Solange Grondin Posted July 3, 2018 5:38 pm

    Dear aunt Johanna & cousins,
    I offer you all my most sincere condolences for your loss. Even though distance seperates us, I grieve with you. I will never forget my uncle Jeannot.

    All my love,
    Solange

  • Elizabeth Rossignol Martin Posted July 3, 2018 5:57 pm

    Dear tante and family,
    I received news today and it made me so very sad to hear about the loss of your beloved patriarch and my darling oncle Jeannot. I have thought about you often and miss the times when you would visit Andrew and I in Madawaska.
    Much love is sent your way, today.

  • Elizabeth Rossignol Martin Posted July 3, 2018 6:18 pm

    Dear tante and family,
    I received news today and it made me so very sad to hear about the loss of your beloved patriarch and my darling oncle Jeannot. I have thought about you often and miss the times when you would visit Andrew and I in Madawaska.
    Much love is sent your way, today.

  • Andre Rossignol Posted July 4, 2018 6:38 am

    Dear Tante Johanna, Michele, Rachelle, Gino and Bobby,
    I am very sory for your loss, I offer you all my sincere condolences. Bon Voyage mon oncle Jeannot, we miss you already. we have a very good memories when you visit us in Edmundston Canada and when we have vacation to visit you to Hartford… Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you and the family.
    Your Cousin and Nephew André from Dieppe, Canada

  • Michele Posted July 7, 2018 7:00 am

    Dad…
    It’s hard to believe you’re not with us anymore. I can still hear you saying “mon chér”. I still remember you letting me dance on your feet, & falling asleep on your shoulder. I remember you carrying me upstairs to my bed & tucking me in. I remember you cooking the best breakfasts & telling the silliest stories — we laughed a lot growing up, so thank you for that…
    .
    And…I remember how hard you tried to show us you cared, & Dad — we knew you loved us. So wherever you are, be at peace with that knowledge. We loved you too. For so many reasons. You were so generous of heart & I only hope that my heart grows as loving as yours with each day that passes Andrew, Nathan & Matthew miss & love their Papa…& you are forever going to remain a part of us.

    But Dad…if at all possible, please, please, please….come home..

  • Tracey Stewart-Metts Posted July 8, 2018 6:01 am

    Rachelle and Michelle, Im so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.. Many prayers and condolences to you and your family. May God be amongst your family always.

  • Paul, Caroline, Pier-Luc & Dominic Rossignol Posted July 8, 2018 11:22 am

    Allo “ma tante Johan” and cousin Michele, Rachelle, Bobby and Jeannot. Please accept our sincerest condolences for the passing of your beloved husband and father. All our prayers are with you. I only have great and exciting memories our you guys and “Mon oncle Jeannot”. When I think about vacation, I think about the ones where we were all gathering at my father’s palce (Hermel) or at “mon oncle Jeannot et ma tante Johan” in CT. I loved it!

    Jeannot was the most funny and caring person I have ever met. I always felt love by “mon oncle Jeannot”. He was a true, genuine and honest man. I will miss him a lot.

    Love you guys! Your nephew and cousin Paul from Dieppe, New-Brunswick, Canada.

  • Kevin Gallagher Posted July 11, 2018 7:37 pm

    Farewell Uncle Jeannot.. Although I was very young the last time I saw you , I will always remember your great sense of humor , your infectious laugh and your generous nature. I love you Uncle .

  • Edith Michaud Posted July 18, 2018 8:52 am

    Dear aunt Johanne and family, my thoughts are with you in these difficult times. With his sense of humor out of the ordinary, uncle Jeannot will remain in my memory.
    With love,
    Edithxx

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