Costa Mesa, CA
Timothy Conrad Salomaa, age 27, passed away unexpectedly on December 3, 2021 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA with family at his side. Timothy was born in Newton, MA on January 23, 1994, the oldest son of Joanne and William. Tim was a very upbeat and positive young man. He graduated from Chelmsford High School in 2012. He later moved to Maine with Samantha Chapman where Brayleigh, his daughter, was born in 2014. Tim was delighted to be a dad and loved spending time with Brayleigh. Tim moved to Florida in 2018 with Samantha Pierce-Stefanczak where, together, they settled and Tim worked as an automotive mechanic. When their son, Conrad, was born in 2019, they were overjoyed, making plans to buy a home together and start college. After Samantha’s unexpected passing, Tim relocated to California. In California, Tim worked hard to rebuild his life. He began a new chapter with the support and love of Gabrielle (Gabby) Domenech as they looked to their future together. Tim adored their cat, Miss Kitty. Employed by Savers, Tim’s supervisors saw potential and offered him a path toward management. Tim loved anything with a motor and enjoyed cars, dirt bikes, boats and snow-mobiles. One of his favorite pastimes was working on his cars which were his pride and joy. His passion was boating and he loved the ocean. As a teenager, he would take two lobster pots in the back of an inflatable dinghy to drop off Sandwich beach. Everyone could feel his excitement when he could drop the pots and fish in deeper water from the family’s Grady White powerboat. Tim would offer to help anyone, giving them a ride or just being there to listen. This, at times, put his friend’s needs above his own, but his compassion for others was strong. Tim enjoyed playing the electric guitar for family and friends. Tim was an avid snowboarder and had fun working at Nashoba Ski Area as the videographer for Adult Racing for many years. His uncles, Peter and Keith, bought him a dirt bike when he was young. Riding trails, and later, riding his Honda CRF250R at Epping racetrack were favorite activities. Tim was an avid reader of aviation books and magazines and enjoyed Flight Simulators and dreamt about becoming a licensed pilot. Timothy leaves his fiance, Gabrielle Domenech of Costa Mesa, CA and her family, his parents; William and Joanne (Fagan) Salomaa of Chelmsford, MA, his sister, Elizabeth Salomaa of Sarasota, FL and his brother, David Salomaa of Chelmsford, MA, heartbroken. Timothy leaves his son, Conrad Salomaa, and his family. He also leaves his daughter, Brayleigh, and Brayleigh’s mother, his former wife, Samantha Chapman, and her family. He will be missed by his grandmother, Vivian (Plimpton) Salomaa of Medfield, MA, his uncles, Peter Fagan of Chelmsford, MA and Kevin Fagan of Centreville, VA, his aunts, Gayle Salomaa of Littleton, MA and Leanne (Salomaa) Floyd of Brentwood, NH, and all their families. Tim also leaves many friends from New England to Florida to Southern California.
Timothy was predeceased by Conrad’s mother, Samantha Pierce-Stefanczak (1997-2019), his grandparents; George (1925-2021) and Beatrice (Everatt) (1932-2005) Fagan, his grandfather, Risto Salomaa (1933-2021) and his uncles, Keith Fagan (1969-2013) and David Fagan (1955-1977). Tim’s family is proud of his accomplishments. Tim was loved deeply by his family and friends and while Tim’s bright future has come to an abrupt end, his memory will live in our hearts. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 9am to 10:30am at the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. A Funeral Service will follow at 10:30am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery, CHELMSFORD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Timothy’s memory to the Lowell Humane Society at mspca.org or the Costa Mesa (CA) Humane Society at ochumanesociety.com. Funeral Directors Paul A. Hardy, Jr. & Jennifer Hardy. For directions and online guestbook, visit CHELMSFORDFUNERALHOME.COM and find us on Facebook.
Published by Lowell Sun on Mar. 6, 2022.