Henry Edward Ormonde
WAYLAND: Henry Edward Ormonde, loving husband and devoted father, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2018. Henry was born January 21, 1939 to Frank and Edwina (Dutra) Ormonde in East Providence, RI.
A former U.S. Marine, Henry did his doctoral work at George Washington University, one of many universities where he would go on to teach business and accounting, including Babson, Bentley, Suffolk, LSU and the US Naval War College.
Henry began an accounting and tax consulting firm in 1972, but it wasn’t until his wife Lesley joined him in 1980 that it became a full-time endeavor. Henry and Lesley managed Ormonde & Associates, taking particular pride in not only helping their clients with their financial needs, but also building lifelong relationships.
Henry and Lesley’s son, Christopher, was born in 1984 and was the light of his father’s eyes. Henry found all of his life’s joy spending time with his family. He and Lesley loved ballroom dancing together every week, where Henry would enjoy showing the instructors how his improvised steps worked just as well as the taught ones. Henry, a known connoisseur of well-done steaks and late-night snacks, loved spending time at the home he and Lesley built, particularly on their dock overlooking Dudley Pond.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lesley (Brennan) Ormonde of Wayland, his son Christopher Ormonde and wife, Kathryn Ormonde of Boston, his sister Lucy Andrews and husband John Andrews Jr. of East Providence, RI. Henry was uncle to Deborah Merola, John Andrews, Amanda LaClair, Moriah Brennan, and Lorna Brennan. He was a brother-in-law to Ronald and Leslie Brennan of Beverly. He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Ormonde.
Visitations will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), Cochituate Village, Wayland.
Family and friends are invited to go directly to church on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 am at Good Shepherd Parish at St. Zepherin Church, 99 Main St (Rte. 27), Cochituate Village, Wayland, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Henry’s memory to either of two organizations near and dear to his heart. One is the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Critical Care Cardiology Fellowship Fund (# 017699), Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116 as their team of doctors, nurses and surgeons never stopped fighting for Henry, and showed the family unending compassion throughout. The other is the Pine Street Inn, Attn: Sheila Hesekiah, 444 Harrison St, Boston, MA 02118, the largest resource for homeless men and women in New England, as Henry had unending compassion for those less fortunate given his humble beginnings.