Fish, Jonathan

December 28th, 2010

Jonathan E. Fish, age 26, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at Saints Medical Center in Lowell.

Jonathan was born on September 21, 1984 in Winchester, MA. He was the cherished son of Barbara L. (Gately) Fish of Wilmington and Joseph D. Fish of Dover, MA. He grew up in Burlington until the age of 9 when he moved with his family to Wilmington. Jonathan attended Wilmington Public Schools and graduated in 2003 from Wilmington High School where he played football and excelled in hockey making captain of the Wildcat hockey team his senior year. Jonathan went on to further his education at Fitchburg State College earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business in 2008 and belonged to Sigma Pi Fraternity.

Jonathan was currently employed as an facilities manager at Converse in North Andover.

Jonathan was an avid sports fan as well. He enjoyed watching the Patriots, following college hockey, and was a huge Bruins fan.

Jonathan was also well known for his great sense of humor, he was funny and loved to make people laugh. He had a happy go lucky attitude and loved to tell a story, often embellishing it at times.

What was most important in Jonathan’s life was his family, he enjoyed spending time with them. Whether it was on vacations, holidays, weekends, or just hanging out, there was no other place he wanted to be. His love for his parents and brothers was unwavering and he would have done anything for them.

Jonathan will be fondly remembered for his great personality and a smile that would light up a room. He was a wonderful son, brother, nephew, cousin, and a true friend, he touched all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

Besides his parents, Jonathan is survived by his brothers David J. Fish of Newton and Andrew T. Fish of Wilmington, his step-mother Rose DiBartolo of Dover, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, January 3rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, January 2nd from 2-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Jonathan’s name may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 60 Walnut St # 102, Wellesley, MA 02481.


68 Entries in Guest Book for “Fish, Jonathan”

  1. Karen and John Crupi says:

    You will be in our thoughts and prayers for a long long time. Since facing a similar tragedy 2 years ago when we lost Anthony we know there is no greater pain a parent can possibly endure. Please feel free to contact us at any time. We will be there to help you both in any way we can-even just to talk and/or listen.
    Karen and John

  2. Cindy LaFrance says:

    I wanted to send a note to express my deepest condolences to your family. Jonathan worked for me here at Converse and I am just devestated at the loss of this wonderful young man. I don’t exactly know how to put into words how much we loved having Jonathan as part of our team. He was always laughing, cracking a joke, or referencing some bit of useless pop culture knowledge that would always amaze us. He was a bright incredible man and people here loved him for his quiet, helpful, polite manner. He will be missed terribly. My heart goes out to all of you. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Jennifer Lyne Sharpe says:

    Rest In Peace … My thoughts and prayers go out to Jonathan’s family at this difficult time.

    Jennifer Sharpe (Converse).

  4. Carol J. Evans says:

    Please accept my most sincere symphathy and condolences on your untimely loss. Jonathan was always willing to help with any problems he could sort out and fix. He was very easy going and personable – one of the nicest people working here at Converse. He will be sorely missed.
    Carol Evans (Converse)

  5. Nancy Conner (Converse) says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult and tragic time.

  6. Nancy Luciano says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Jon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
    Nancy, Joe & Christina Luciano

  7. Suzanne Buckley says:

    My heart goes out to Jonathan’s family. I had the great opportunity to work with him at Converse. He was always so pleasant to talk to and had great respect for life. He will be solely missed.
    Suzanne Buckley

  8. Josh Weston says:

    On behalf of the Eta Tau chapter of Sigma Pi at Fitchburg State University I would like to give my deepest condolences to the family of our Brother Jonathan Fish. He will be forever remembered for his ability to make you laugh no matter what the circumstance was and he was a genuine person, a gentle soul one might say. It is tough losing a brother, a son, or even a friend, but to the Fish family I say that your thoughts and prayers are with our entire chapter in this difficult time and if there is anything we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask.

  9. Bryan Cioffi says:

    I’d like to express my most heartfelt condolonces to Jonathan’s Family. I will sincerly miss the daily deliveries, talking endlessly about our fantasy football teams, and bemoaning the copying machines that only seem to run for him. The entire team will miss him terribly. My family and I am very sorry for your loss.

    Bryan Cioffi (Converse)

  10. adam cohn says:

    To Jonathan’s Family: Please know that Jonathan made the most positive and caring impression upon all that worked with and knew him at Converse. His professional attitude matched with his unique personality were qualities we all admired in him. My condolences for your loss and wishes of peace for you at this difficult time.

    Adam Cohn (Converse)

  11. Robert Pope says:

    So hard to believe you are gone. You will be sincerely missed by all that knew you. My condolonces go out to all of your family and friends.You will truly be missed by many and your memory will always live on within my thoughts.God Bless

  12. Debbie O'Brien says:


    I am sorry your family’s lost. I remember you and Jonathan fondly over the years.
    Our deepest sympathy.

    Debbie O’Brien and Family

  13. Katrina Espiritu says:

    Jon was always so cheerful, optimistic and genuine. I will miss our daily chit chats and laughs. I am deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  14. Jocelyn Canzano says:

    I had the privilege of working with Jonathan at Converse, and I can say that he was one of the nicest people I knew. He always had a smile and was so polite, sincere, and kind to everyone. He never had a bad day. We will miss him very much.

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

    Jocelyn Canzano

  15. Shari Lyden says:

    I’d like to extend my heartfelt condolences to Jonathan’s entire family. I am so saddened to learn of Jon’s passing. I had the good fortune of working with Jon at Converse and every day he’d stop by our desks with a delivery…a smile and a kind greeting, always. He was simply the BEST, always willing to help out and we looked forward to seeing him every day! I’m so glad that my life’s path crossed Jon’s and there is no doubt I’ll miss him terribly. Jon’s family should take great pride in raising such a wonderful and loving child.
    Shari Lyden

  16. Tamara Conner says:

    I am deeply saddened about the loss of “Fishy.” I had the pleasure of working with him at Converse and as all have noted he was nothing short of an overall awesome person to work with. His pleasant demeanor always put a smile on my face. Anything you needed he was always eager to help. I am truly going to miss him and the bright light he shined upon those around him.. We at Converse have truly lost a gem…
    My prayers are with the Fish family..

    Tamara Conner (Converse)

  17. Arthur Danforth says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jonathan’s family and friends. He was a great guy with a great future. It is so sad to lose him to this terrible disease. He will be really missed by everyone he touched.

  18. Deb & John O'Neil says:

    Please accept our condolences to you and your family on the loss of such a nice young man. We remember him well over the years!

  19. Ed and Sally Casey says:

    Although the time that we knew Jonathan was short, You realize immediately what a warm, genuine, and funny young man he was. I hope that the Love of friends and family will help you through this very difficult time. Know that our thoughts and prayer are with the while family.
    Ed and Sally Casey

  20. Edgar Rodriguez says:

    Jonathan’s passing is truly a tragedy. It is incomprehensible and I am in utter shock. He was a great person with a warm and ready smile and he was diligent and hard working. The world just became a bit darker as his passing will leave a hole that will not be replaced. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the Fish family. Thank you for raising such an upstanding young man. My prayers will remain with you and Jonathan during this difficult time.

    Edgar Rodriguez (Converse)

  21. Jay Lodico (Converse) says:

    Jon touched all at Converse that he came into contact with. He was a gentleman who always was ready to help — with a handshake and a kind word. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family and friends …

  22. Ruth Webb says:

    I am truly saddened by the lost of Jon. I had the privilege of meeting Jon through the Wilmington High Hockey Team (2001 – 2002). My thoughts and prayers go out to Jonathan’s family. Rest in peace.
    Ruth Webb and family

  23. Rebecca Hajj says:

    My sincere condolences to all the knew and loved Jon. It is people like Jon and times like these when you realize coworkers are so much more than that, they become your friends and family. I know Converse will never be the same without his smiling face there every day. I am thankful for being a small part of his life and will remember him fondly with a smile that without question could light up our office.

    Rebecca Hajj (Converse)

  24. Lindsay Almeida says:

    I’d like to express my deepest sympathy to the Fish family for the loss of Jonathan. Jon was genuinely the sweetest and most conscientious person I’ve had the pleasure to work with, and I will miss our daily banter and laughs. He had such a positive impact on us during the short time that we knew him, I can only imagine what a vibrant person he was in the lives of his friends and family. My thoughts are with you during this time.

    Lindsay Almeida (Converse)

  25. Sherry Kozerski says:

    Dave – on behalf of all of us here at Westboro Peds Id like to offer you our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know.

  26. Kathy Wallace says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Reading these wonderful tributes about Jonathan shows what a truly amazing job you did raising him. His memory will be kept alive by all of these wonderful
    friends and family.

  27. Linda McCabe says:

    I am so sad and upset at Jonathan’s passing. he was the most thoughtful , kind and helpful person that I know.
    Working with Jonathan was a pleasure and he will be so greatly missed by all.
    My sincere condolonces to all of Jonathan’s family and friends.
    Linda McCabe

  28. Jessica Maxwell says:

    I extend my condolences to Jon’s Mother, Father, Brothers and extended family and to the Eta Tau Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity. May Jon be remembered as a wonderful son, brother friend and true Sigma Pi Brother. Fish you will be missed deeply and remembered well. May you rest in peace dear friend.

    My prayers and love are with the Fish family and Sigma Pi.

    Jessica Maxwell
    (Friend from College)

  29. LuAnne Canty says:

    Barbara, My sincere condolences. It sounds like you raised a fantastic young man who left his mark on this world and will be missed by a lot of people especially his family. I’m sorry I didn’t know him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  30. Carl and Carol Alessandro says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  31. Joanie and Sean Allison says:

    We feel fortunate to have met John at the concert. He was a complete gentleman. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

  32. Patrice Kobrenski says:

    I am fortunate to have known and worked with Jonathan.
    Jonathan was always ready and willing to help and assist.

    I will keep both Jonathan and family in my prayers and thoughts.

    My sincere condolences.

  33. Cheri and Amado Mejia says:

    We are so deeply saddened by your loss. Your son was such a kind, genuine person who was so easy to talk with. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Please know we are here for you.
    Love The Mejia Family

  34. Denise Walsh says:

    Words cannot express the deep sorrow my heart feels tonight for your family.

  35. Jen Fraser-Jacob says:

    Barbara and Family,
    I am so deeply sorrow for the loss of your son and brother. I too, have read all the tributes to him and he obviously was loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Barb, I know your sons are your pride and joy. I hope the love you all have for each other helps you get through this tragic time and the memories you have live on in your heart and mind. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love, Jen Jacob (Mount Auburn Hospital)

  36. Philip Francis says:

    Jonathan will be truly missed at Converse first as a friend and also a co-worker. I will miss his positive attitude and sense of humor.
    I admired how he valued people, his respect for all that crossed his path, always ready to help and was a truly caring person. I feel fortunate to have worked with such a person as John. I’m very sorry for your loss, I will keep you in my Prayers.

  37. James Angelo says:

    Barbara, Joe, David & Andrew,

    I am stunned and so deeply saddened by Jonathan’s passing. He was such a special guy and I will always laugh when I think of him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

    All my love,

  38. Marge Sampson says:

    Dear Joe and the entire Fish Family,

    I am so sad to read of the tragic passing or your son and brother. I want to express my sincere condolences to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time and I am so sorry for what you are going through, my heart goes out to all.

    Sincerely, Marge Sampson

  39. Derek montalto says:

    Always gonna miss you we had the best times I’ll never forget

  40. Artie Ashton says:

    My heart goes out to Jonathan’s family, words cannot begin to explain a loss of this magnitude. Jonathan “Fish” will be missed by all, I will miss our regular bruins talk during my visits to the mailroom. Jonathan was a special person who brightened the office with his laugh and humor.
    My deepest condolences go out to Jonathan’s family.
    I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Artie Ashton (Converse)

  41. Robert Hayes says:

    I graduated high school with Jon. We were only in a few classes together, but I can say with certainty that the comments made by his co-workers and college friends also rang true in high school. Jon was such a nice guy – always had a positive attitude. His death is so tragic. His family is in my prayers.

  42. Ken Batastini says:

    Although I did not know Jonathan, I consider his dad, Joe, a friend and colleage. I am deeply saddened about your loss, Joe. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve.

    Ken Batastini

  43. Gennetti family says:

    Our deepest and most heart felt sympathy to the entire Fish family at this most difficult time.We can understand what you are going through at this time as we went through this 2 years ago when we lost Matt.There is no greater pain than that of loosing a child.I remember Jon when he used to come to the house with Luke.His smile really did light up the room.Lean on each other and remember all the beautiful memories you have of Jon.Heaven truly did receive another angel.

  44. Maryanne Carroccino says:

    Joe, abd family:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My sincere condolence to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Maryanne Carroccino

  45. Chris St Pierre says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

    Best regards,

    The St Pierre Family

  46. Dan Woishek says:

    I was very saddened to learn of Jonathan’s sudden passing. He took such a positive approach to his work & his interactions with collegues, and he will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers to Jonathan’s family and friends.

  47. Chip Bruce says:

    There are no words to lessen the pain of losing a loved one but please know that you are all in my prayers. Having coached hundreds of young men in my years as a hockey coach at WHS, I can honestly say Jon was special. He brought a spirit to the rink every day. Jon always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude. What really stood out and undoubtedly lead to his being chosen captain was the sincere concern he showed for his teammates. Jon always looked out for the younger players and was a constant source of strength. I am so happy to see that his true goodness continued through out his life. Every one who knew Jon was fortunate for that gift. He will be missed.

  48. Paul Sferrazza Jr. says:

    I was shocked to hear about Jon’s passing. Growing up and playing hockey together we became close friends. My fondest memories of Jon have always been centered around hockey, from when he would give out glucose tablets to the teammates before a game to being the emotional leader for our high school team. It lifts my spirits thinking back to those times and it is how I will always remember Jon. He was a great guy to be around and will always have a special place in my heart. I wish his family my heartfelt condolences.

  49. Kristen Kendrick says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jon was an amazing person and a great friend. We had a lot of great times together in college and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  50. Lisa Desberg says:

    I had Jon my first year teaching at Wilmington High School; I remember his smile and his sense of humor as he was a great student and a great young man. May his memory be a blessing unto you. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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