Jeffrey D. Rines

May 27th, 2017

Jeffrey D. Rines, age 41, of Wakefield, died unexpectedly on May 24, 2017, at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

Jeff was born on April 27, 1976, in Boston, MA; he was the dear son of Harold and Phyllis Rines. As a baby, Jeffrey, moved to Minneosota where he was raised and educated until he was about 12 years old before returning back to Massachusetts with his family; settling in North Andover. Growing up, Jeffrey was very gregarious and outgoing; he always had lots of friends that would hang together and play sports. While attending North Andover High School, Jeffrey loved to participate in talent shows and plays; he had a charismatic personality and a great sense of humor. Jeffrey loved to make people laugh and was a show stopper. Jeffrey graduated from North Andover High School in 1995. and went on to further his education at the Union Brick Layer’s Trade School.

At the time of his death, Jeffrey, was employed as a brick layer for Union Local #3 in Boston. Jeffrey worked hard to provide for his family; he was very conscientious and talented as well as friendly and courteous, this led Jeffrey to make many life long friends with his co-workers throughout the years.

On April 24, 2004, Jeffrey married his “sweetheart and best friend” Julie Parker and the couple moved to Wakefield. A couple of years later they welcomed a wonderful son, Jonathan and soon after followed their beautiful daughter, Kaylee. Jeff was an awesome dad who doted on his children. He loved to take Jonathan as well his his friends fishing and was very involved in coaching their Little League Team. Jeffrey also had a ritual of taking both Jonathan and Kaylee for their nightly bike rides around the neighborhood after dinner and then looked forward to reading Kaylee a story every night. Jeffrey was very proud of his family and children; they were his world.

Jeffrey was known to be a great neighbor and was dubbed the “Mayor” of his Heron Pond neighborhood in Wakefield. Jeffrey was very dependable and a “Jack of all trades” who could fix or do just about anything. Jeffrey was very giving of his time and talents to help anyone and everyone who in need.

Jeffrey will be fondly remembered as a “great guy” with a heart of gold and a huge smile; he loved his Red Sox and Patriots as well as his Irish Heritage. His endearing personality drew people to him; he was friendly, funny, loving and you always had a great time when you were with Jeffrey.

Jeffrey was a wonderful husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, nephew, cousin and a true friend to many. His legacy will live on through his family and friends who have great memories of time spent with him. Jeffrey loved and was loved unconditionally and he will forever be missed by all.

Jeff was the beloved husband of Julie A. (Parker) Rines, devoted and loving father of Jonathan and Kaylee Rines all of Wakefield. Cherished son of Harold and Phyllis (Johnson) Rines of North Andover, dear brother of Christopher Rines of North Andover, Uncle of David Rines. Jeff was also surrounded by a loving extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, June 1st at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s Parish, 196 Main St., North Andover at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 31st from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Jeffrey’s memory may be made to the Julie A. Rines Children’s Future Fund, c/o Eastern Bank, 45 Salem St., Lynnfield, MA 01940.


12 Entries in Guest Book for “Jeffrey D. Rines”

  1. JIM Sullivan says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. The Duffy Family says:

    We are thinking of you during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jeff will truly be missed from all the neighbors of Crossbow lane.

  3. The Duffy Family says:

    We are thinking of you during this most difficult time, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Jeff will truly be missed from all the neighbors of Crossbow Lane.

  4. Paula DiPerri family says:

    A privilege to have known Jeff and his so wonderful greetings always accompanied by a smile. I send you my prayers for comfort and strength. Jeff rest in peace. Julia and son and daughter carry on the legacy of Jeff. He was so proud of you all.

  5. Sharon Dellascio Wyatt says:

    As a fellow Dolbeare family, although we did not know Jeff well, I am appreciative of the endless afternoons he’d go down onto the field afterschool and play football with all of our sons. Speaks volumes of a man so willing to gather and organize the boys into pickup games of football & more – wish we had known him more and longer. We pray that the happy memories you all have of him will comfort you in his absence – what a wonderful Dad. I thank him for his time with my son and may he rest in peace.

  6. Lisa Charbonneau says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful children. May the peace of the good Lord be with you.

  7. Dave & Donna Johnson says:

    Dear Julie so devestated for you & your beautiful children ,& phyllis, hal & cris as well of your loving family & friends R.I.P. LOVE DONNA & DAVE

  8. Larry & Marilyn Sanford says:

    Our deepest sympathies to all of the Rines family at this time of sorrow over the loss of your loving husband, father, and son. We’re so glad we got to know Jeff during his middle school years, when the family moved back from Minnesota. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  9. Sue Peavey says:

    Jeff was a wonderful neighbor and friend. He LOVED his family, was a fabulous dad. I will miss his big smile. Julie, you were blessed.

  10. Anne Marie Parris says:

    Julie, Jonathan, Kaylee ,
    May you find comfort in knowing family and friends are by your side. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family. He was a great man and he will never be forgotten.
    Love and hugs to all of you. ??
    Anne Marie Parris

  11. Dahlia Cadiz says:

    To the Rines family: my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I’m so sorry for this loss. I remember Jeff fondly from middle school, and he was always a happy, funny kid. I have no doubt that he was a wonderful husband and father! sending prayers for your comfort.
    Dahlia (Dupuis) Cadiz

  12. Denise Noel says:

    Julie, Jonathan and Kaylee,
    I was so heartbroken for you and your families when I heard this. I haven’t seen you all in such a while but memories of Jeff with you are still fresh in thought. The happy smile, jovial personality and love he showed to you is remembered. I thought of you all while I was away and spoke to the heavens that would welcome Jeff with open arms to watch over you all. His infectious smile and laughter were and will always be remembered. Love and prayers to you and your children.

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