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McKenna-Ouellette D'Amato - A Life Celebration Home

Personal Service From Our Family to Yours.

For over four generations, the families of Lowell, Dracut, Tyngsboro, and Southern New Hampshire have turned to the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home in their times of need.

Family owned and operated since 1902, we have always responded to the needs of the community with attentive, compassionate services before, during, and after the funeral. Keeping pace with the growth of the area, the McKenna and Ouellette families merged their businesses in 1989. We have lived in and served the community continuously since 1902 and plan on being here for many more years to come.

Our professional staff is committed to accommodating the wishes and needs of families of all faiths, and helping to arrange funeral and cremation services that are dignified, personal, and appropriate to your wishes and desires.

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Our Obituaries

Ernest J. Grand

June 22, 1927 - September 26, 2016

Ernest J. Grand died peacefully at home on Monday, September 26th. He was 89 years old. He was a lifelong resident of Lowell. He was the husband of Mary "Sis" (O'Malley) Grand, with whom he celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on August 27, 2016. Born in Lowell on June 22, 1927, he was the son of the late Ernest C. and Catherine (Marshall) Grand. He graduated from Lowell High School in...
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Yvonne A. (Beaulieu) Baillargeon

March 15, 1933 - September 24, 2016

DRACUT – Yvonne A. (Beaulieu) Baillargeon, 83, a lifelong resident of Dracut died Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Lowell General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Baillargeon, who died in 1977. She was born in Dracut on March 15, 1933, and was a daughter of the late Moise and Delia (Chausse) Beaulieu. She received her education in Dracut schools. Prior to her retirement,...
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Leo F. Nowak

November 3, 1934 - September 16, 2016

LOWELL – Leo F. Nowak, 81, a resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, died Friday, September 16, 2016 at a local healthcare facility with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Freeman) Nowak with whom he was married for 54 years. Born in Lowell on November 3, 1934, he was a son of the late Leo F. and Viola V. (Jankowski) Nowak. Leo served with the United...
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Robert J. Powers

March 21, 1936 - September 14, 2016

LOWELL – Robert J. Powers, 80, a resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at a local healthcare facility surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Virginia A. (Inglis) Powers with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Lowell on March 21, 1936, he was a son of the late James and Madalyn (Curley) Powers. He attended the Lowell...
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Lisa M Proulx

September 20, 1965 - September 11, 2016

LOWELL - Lisa M. Proulx, 50, a resident of Lowell, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 11, 2016 at her home. She was the beloved wife of Carl D. Proulx, Sr., to whom she has been married for 25 years. She was born in Lowell on September 20, 1965, and was the daughter of Elaine J. (Noel) Buote of Dracut and the late Donald M. Buote. She was a graduate of St. Therese Grammar School in Dracut...
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Estelle M. (Dorval) McGrath

July 24, 1928 - September 9, 2016

DRACUT - Estelle M. (Dorval) McGrath, 88, a longtime resident of Dracut, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, died suddenly on Friday, September 9, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. McGrath, to whom she was married for 64 years at the time of his death in 2012. She was born in Lowell on July 24, 1928, and was the...
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George F. McLean, OMI

June 29, 1929 - September 6, 2016

Rev. George F. McLean, OMI, 87, died on September 6, 2016, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, after a period of declining health. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, a son of the late Arthur and Agnes (McHugh) McLean. He was one of six children and was predeceased by two brothers, James McLean and Rev. Edward McLean, and two sisters, Mary, and Sr. Agnes Mary...
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Lorraine (Grimard) Wahlgren

December 1, 1934 - September 5, 2016

Lorraine (Grimard) Wahlgren, a resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, beloved wife of Raymond Wahlgren with whom she spent 52 years of marriage, died on Monday, September 5, 2016 following a brief illness. She was 81. She was born in Lowell on December 1, 1934 a daughter of the late Rene Grimard and the late Noella (Germain) Murphy. Lorraine grew up in Lowell and prior to her...
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Pauline M. (LeGendre) Charbonneau

July 5, 1942 - September 5, 2016

Pauline M. (LeGendre) Charbonneau, a Hudson, NH resident and the beloved wife of the late Gerard A. "Jerry" Charbonneau with whom she cherished 34 years of marriage prior to his death, died Monday, September 5, 2016, at the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, following an extended illness. She was 74. Born in Lawrence on July 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cecile (Morin)...
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Robert N. MacIntyre

August 17, 1956 - September 2, 2016

Robert N. MacIntyre, passed away unexpectedly at his East Boston residence on Friday, September 2, 2016. He was 60. Born in Boston on August 17, 1956, he was a son of the late Robert A. MacIntyre and Barbara (DePoucher) Garneau of Chelmsford, who survives him. Robert served in the Army National Guard and prior to his retirement he was employed as a construction laborer. He was hardworking,...
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Joseph P. "Moe" Ducharme

July 31, 1939 - September 2, 2016

Lowell - Joseph P. Ducharme, was born in Lowell on July 31, 1939, beloved son of the late Joseph Ducharme and Marie (Proulx) (Ducharme) Tellier. He was the loyal and devoted husband of Patricia (Duffy) (Jordan) Ducharme, the LOVE of his life for the past 37 years , who survives him. On September 2, 2016, at the age of 77, Moe received his reward after a courageous battle with cancer. He fought...
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Joseph Raymond Lessard

September 13, 1942 - September 1, 2016

Joseph Raymond "Ray" Lessard, a resident of Pelham, NH passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016, at a local health care facility. He leaves behind a loving wife of 48 years, Denise (Baribeault) Lessard. He was 73. Ray was born in Lowell on September 13, 1942, a son of the late William and Albertine (Beaumont) Lessard. He attended local schools, and was a professional painter for more than 50...
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Mary Jane Veronese

July 26, 1926 - September 1, 2016

Mary Jane Veronese Of Chelmsford. A shining light of love and compassion passed away on September 1, 2016 at the age of 90. She was the beloved wife of the late John "Paul" Veronese to whom she was married for 67 years. Mary Jane was born in Salem, MA on July 26, 1926, the treasured daughter of John and Louise (Fitzpatrick) Lucie. She was educated in the Salem Public School system and...
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Marjorie A. (Cook) (Cullen) Cutter

March 26, 1940 - August 30, 2016

Marjorie A. (Cook) (Cullen) Cutter, 76, a resident of Dracut for the last 10 years, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a long illness, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Lowell General Hospital. She was the wife of the late James T. Cutter, Sr., who died July, 2002. Born in Lowell on March 26, 1940, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Mary Josephine (Teague) Cook. Mrs....
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Edwin J. Bukala

August 29, 2016

LOWELL – Edwin J. Bukala, 88, a resident of the Christian Hill neighborhood in the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, August 29, 2016 surrounded by his devoted and loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Rita (O'Neill) Bukala. Born in Lowell, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary (Stipula) Bukala. He was educated at St. Stanislaus...
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Francis T. "Frank" Mann

August 20, 2016

ANDOVER - Francis T. "Frank" Mann, Age 78, born and raised in Lowell MA and a longtime resident of Andover MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 20th, 2016 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington following a short period of declining health. He was the son of the late Francis L. Mann and Alice (Pinard) Mann, both of Lowell. He leaves behind his two sisters, Joan Mann of Andover and Carol Perron...
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Charles L. "Charlie" Barnes

October 24, 1942 - August 17, 2016

LOWELL – Charles L. "Charlie" Barnes, 73, a lifelong resident of Lowell died, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at his daughter's home in Dracut surrounded by his loving family, following a long courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was the beloved husband of Anne S. (Hodgson) Barnes, to whom he was married for 56 years. He was born in Lowell on October 24, 1942, and was a son of the late...
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Theresa C. (Sirois) Gagnon

November 24, 1920 - August 14, 2016

Theresa C. (Sirois) Gagnon, a Dracut resident for the past 21 years, died Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the age of 95. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Gagnon, to whom she was married for 59 years. Theresa was born in Lawrence, MA on November 24, 1920, daughter of the late Flavius Sirois and Evangeline (Levesque) Sirois. She was also predeceased by her 9 siblings. Theresa attended St....
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Edward T. Haddad, III

October 25, 1978 - August 13, 2016

Lowell - Edward T. Haddad, III, the beloved son of Edward, Jr. and Denise (Butler) Haddad of Lowell, died unexpectedly on August 13, 2016. He was 37. Eddie was born in Malden on October 25, 1978. He has been a Lowell resident for many years. Eddie attended Lowell Catholic High School and had been employed as a carpenter for the past several years making the switch from a baker. During his...
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Norman E. Croft, Jr.

October 25, 1946 - August 13, 2016

Norman E. Croft, Jr., 69, a resident of Dracut, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, August 13, 2016. He was the husband of the late Theresa L. (Rousseau) Croft. Born in Malden, on October 25, 1946, he was the son of the late Norman E. Croft, Sr. and Ruth (Dempsey) Croft of Ormond Beach, FL who survives him In addition to his mother he leaves two children, Thomas R. Croft and Susan...
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Doris A. (Marcotte) Bisson

August 10, 2016

Doris A. (Marcotte) Bisson, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Roland R. Bisson with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. Born October 1934 in Lowell, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Eva (Bruneau) Marcotte. Doris was a long time employee of the Fairhaven Nursing Home as a nurses' aide,...
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David C. Tirella

January 1, 1962 - August 9, 2016

David C. Tirella, of Revere on August 9. Beloved son of Michael Tirella of Revere and the late Lenore M. "Lennie" (Merullo) Tirella. Brother of Michael Tirella, Jr. and his wife Darnell of Medford, and the late Christopher Tirella. Uncle of Nicole Tirella and her husband Gregory DeAngelo of Revere, Richard, Michael, and Lenore Tirella of Medford. His memorial funeral mass will be celebrated on...
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John A. Pyrcz

November 30, 1938 - August 9, 2016

John A. Pyrcz, 77, a resident of Lowell residing in the Pawtucketville section, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Lowell General Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born in Lowell on November 30, 1938, he was a son of Dorothy T. (Betty) Pyrcz and the late Alexander J. Pyrcz. Mr. Pyrcz served with the Army National Guard and then became a police officer for the city of...
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Shirley I. (Thompson) Regan

June 16, 1926 - August 8, 2016

LOWELL - Shirley I. (Thompson) Regan, 90, a longtime resident of the Christian Hill neighborhood in the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond W. Regan who preceded her in death in 1998. Born in Fredericton, N.B., Canada, on June 16, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Donald and...
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Roland E. Paquette

January 22, 1933 - August 6, 2016

Roland Paquette, the beloved husband of Jacqueline (Leclair) Paquette, died at his Dracut residence on Saturday, August 6, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was 83. Born in Lowell on January 22, 1933, he was a son of the late Homer and Cecile (Langlais) Paquette. Roland enlisted in the Army, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Upon the completion of his service he came home and married...
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Joseph H. Gagnon

November 13, 1979 - August 5, 2016

Joseph H. Gagnon, died unexpectedly at his Centralville residence on August 5, 2016. He was 36. Born in Lowell on November 13, 1979, he was the son of the late Harold "Sonny" Gagnon and Bobbi Jean (Tanguay) Smith of Lowell who survives him. Joe was employed as a roofing contractor. Surviving him besides his mother are a daughter; a sister Jessica Gagnon of Lowell; nephew and nieces, Jesse,...
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Francis "Skip" Welch

November 21, 1940 - August 5, 2016

Francis A. "Skip" Welch, beloved husband of Donna (Bettencourt) Welch, and resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, died on Friday August 5, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was 75. Born in Merrimac on November 21, 1940, he was a son of the late Lester Granville Welch, Sr., and Florence Mae (Hutchins) Welch. He attended Essex Agricultural High School where he developed his love of...
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Felice A. Ouellette

April 4, 1961 - August 2, 2016

Felice A. Ouellette, a Dracut resident, formerly of the Centralville section of Lowell, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was 55. Felice was born in Lowell on April 4, 1961, a daughter of the late Maurice L. and Denise E. (Bailly) Ouellette. Felice graduated from the Robinson School and Greater Lowell Vocational High School. She volunteered for many years at...
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Louis F. Auclair, Jr.

January 23, 1949 - July 27, 2016

LOWELL - Louis F. Auclair, Jr., 67, of Lowell, unexpectedly passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell. He was born in Lowell on January 23, 1949, the son of the late Louis F. Auclair, Sr. and the late Irene (Grondine) Auclair. He graduated from Lowell High School, Class of 1968 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969-1973. He also...
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George H. "Junior" LeRiche, Jr.

June 16, 1958 - July 26, 2016

LOWELL - George Henry "Junior" LeRiche, Jr., a resident of Dracut and former Lowell resident died Tuesday, July 26, 2016. He was born in Lowell on June 16, 1958 and was the son of the late George H. LeRiche, Sr. and the late Shirley (Cassin) LeRiche. He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Savard) LeRiche; his love, Adrianna Gendron; his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jonathan Bevis;...
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William J. Blanchard

August 3, 1945 - July 25, 2016

William J. Blanchard, a Lowell resident and beloved husband of Catherine M. (Morey) Blanchard, died on Monday, July 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was 70. Bill was Born in Lowell on August 3, 1945, a son of the late John and Phyllis (Gray) Blanchard, and stepson of the late Frank Tierney. A veteran of the Vietnam war, Bill served in the US Air Force. He was employed as a truck...
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Richard Guilbeault

March 17, 1943 - July 24, 2016

LOWELL - Richard Guilbeault, 73, a longtime resident of Lowell died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell. He was born in Lowell on March 17, 1943, and was a son of the late Frederick and Irene M. (Simoneau) Guilbeault. He received his education in Lowell schools. Prior to his retirement, Richard was employed for many years as a train engineer. He was a...
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Raymond J. Poitras

August 8, 1932 - July 22, 2016

LOWELL - Raymond J. Poitras, 83, a lifelong member of Lowell died Friday, July 22, 2016 at a local nursing home. He was the husband of the late Margaret F. "Peggy" (Golden) Poitras, who died in 2003. He was born in Lowell on August 8, 1932, and was a son of the late Leo J. Poitras and Gladys M. (Biggar) (Poitras) Clark. He received his education in the Lowell Public Schools. Ray served his...
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Leonard E. Warner, Sr.

July 9, 1938 - July 21, 2016

Leonard E. Warner, Sr, a resident of Litchfield, NH, formerly of Lowell, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. He was 78. Lenny was born in North Ferrisburg Vermont on July 9, 1938, a son of the late Clayton and Stella (Danyow) Warner. Lenny went to work on the family farm at a young age. He was the first of his family to venture out...
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Cole A. Kinney

September 20, 1998 - July 20, 2016

Cole Anthony Kinney, adored son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and loyal friend, died tragically on July 20, 2016. He was a resident of the Christian Hill section of Lowell. Cole was 17 years old. Born in Lowell on September 20, 1998, he was the son of Dennis L. and Katie (Glaude) Kinney of Lowell who survive him. Cole attended St. Michael School and the Robinson School. He was...
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Helen M. Beaulieu

June 4, 1934 - July 20, 2016

DRACUT - Helen M. (Lacoy) Beaulieu, 82, a resident of Dracut and formerly of Lowell, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Leo J. Beaulieu, who died in 2005. She was born in Lowell on June 4, 1934, the daughter of the late George and Alice (Drapeau) Lacoy. She is survived by her daughter Linda Topjian and husband Gene of Lowell; her...
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Mark W. Warner

October 12, 1962 - July 19, 2016

Litchfield, NH - Mark W. Warner, formerly of Lowell died suddenly at his Litchfield, NH residence on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. He was 53. Mark was born in Lowell on October 12, 1962, a son of the late Marie Rose (Masse) Nuber and Leonard Warner, Sr., of Litchfield, NH with whom Mark made his home. Graduated from Greater Lowell Voc., and further education graduated with his brother from Wyo-Tech...
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E. Patricia Conway

February 24, 1924 - July 17, 2016

LOWELL - E. Patricia Conway, a resident of the Centralville section of Lowell died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the Prescott House in North Andover.  She was 92.   Born in Lowell on February 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William E. J. and Anna M. (Grennan) Conway.  Patricia graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro and Merrimack College.   Prior to her retirement, she was...
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Elizabeth A. "Beth" (George) Cleveland

April 1, 1939 - July 16, 2016

DRACUT - Elizabeth Anne Cleveland, 77 of Dracut, MA passed away peacefully at home on Saturday morning, July 16, 2016 after a brief illness. She was cared for by dear friends and family. Elizabeth was born April 1st, 1939 to Robert and Alice (Walker) George in New Brunswick, NJ. She was predeceased by: both parents; a brother, William; and a son, Mark Cleveland, whom she loved more than...
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Ella F. (Newcomb) Pavelka

December 7, 1919 - July 15, 2016

LOWELL - Ella F. (Newcomb) Pavelka, 96, resident of Market Mills in Lowell and long-time resident of Dracut, died Friday, July 15, 2016 at Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell.  She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Pavelka, to whom she was married for 57 years. She was born in Salem, NH on December 7, 1919, one of eleven children to parents Simon and Grace (Paradis) Newcomb. In spite of...
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Marie "Pauline" (Duval) Levasseur

March 15, 1925 - July 3, 2016

LOWELL- Marie "Pauline" (Duval) Levasseur, 91, a longtime resident of Dracut died Sunday, July 3, 2016 at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell. She was the wife of the late Robert V. Levasseur, Sr. She was born in Lowell on March 15, 1925, and was the daughter of the late John and Moza (Ouimet) Duval. She received her education in Lowell schools. Prior to her retirement, Pauline was...
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Beverly M. (Maguire) Trainor

May 16, 1937 - July 1, 2016

PELHAM, NH – Beverly M. (Maguire) Trainor, 79, a longtime resident of Pelham, NH, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 1, 2016, following a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of Donald W. Trainor with whom she was married for 57 years, and they would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on September 28th. Born in Lowell on May 16, 1937, she...
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Norbert R. "Ray" Plouffe

May 25, 1924 - June 27, 2016

Norbert R. Plouffe, of Lowell died at a local nursing home on Monday, June 27, 2016. He was predeceased by his wife Helen J. (Gazda) Plouffe, who died on December 15, 2005. Born in Lowell on May 25, 1924, a son of the late Norbert Plouffe and Eugenie (Lavoie) Plouffe-Beaudette, Norbert was a lifelong resident of Lowell. A veteran of WWII, Norbert served in the US Navy. Prior to his...
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Paul M. Ouellette, OMI

September 4, 1941 - June 22, 2016

Rev. Paul M. Ouellette, O.M.I., 74, died on June 22, 2016, in Lowell, MA. He was the son of the late William S. Ouellette and Anita B. (Cloutier) (Ouellette) Hajj. He was predeceased by a sister, Anita Marchand, of Nashua, NH. Fr. Ouellette was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He attended St. Joseph High School Seminary in Bucksport, ME and Oblate College in Bar Harbor, ME. He pursued further...
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Rose E. (Washington) Palermo

September 9, 1915 - June 17, 2016

BRISTOL, RI - Rose E. Palermo, 100, a resident of Bristol, RI passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of the late Nicholas L. Palermo, Sr. She was born in Methuen on September 9, 1915, and was a daughter of the late Fred and Evelyn (Washington) Champy. She received her education in Methuen schools and was a graduate of Methuen High...
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Albert J. "Al" Roscoe

October 5, 1949 - June 16, 2016

NASHUA, NH – Albert J. "Al" Roscoe, III, 66, a resident of Nashua, NH died peacefully Thursday, June 16, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness.  He was the beloved husband of Diane C. (Boucher) Roscoe, to whom he has been married for 40 years.  He was born in Lowell on October 5, 1949, and was the son of the late Albert J. and Arthuretta M. (Hayman)...
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Ronald Marcel Roberge

March 13, 1936 - June 13, 2016

Ronald Roberge, beloved husband of Jacqueline (Draper) Roberge, died at Lowell General Hospital on Monday, June 13, 2016, following a period of declining health. Ronald was born in Lowell on March 13, 1936, a son of the late Wilfrid "Fido" and Rena (Giroux) Roberge. He was a graduate of Keith Academy and attended Lowell Technological Institute. Ronald was stationed in England while serving...
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Muriel L. (Brennan) (Crabtree) Allard, RN

October 25, 1924 - June 11, 2016

Muriel L. (Brennan) (Crabtree) Allard, RN, the wife of the late David Crabtree and the late Raymond Allard, died on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Abbey Rehabilitation Center in Petersburg, FL. She was 91. Muriel was born in Lowell on October 25, 1924, a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Newton) Brennan. She was educated in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School in 1942. She studied...
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Jane C. (Descoteaux) Chaput

February 11, 1930 - June 11, 2016

Jane C. (Descoteaux) Chaput, the beloved wife of the late Walter F. "Chappy" Chaput, a Dracut resident, passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, June 11, 2016. She was 86. Jane was born in Lowell on February 11, 1930, a daughter of the late Francis "Pete" and Maude (Hepworth) Descoteaux. She graduated from Lowell Technical School and went on to be a hairdresser. She and Chappy...
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Barbara L. (White) Loberg

July 25, 1945 - June 10, 2016

SOMERVILLE – Barbara L. (White) Loberg, 70, a longtime resident of Somerville and former resident of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late John P. Loberg. She was born in Woburn on July 25, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Laurence and Mary (Melonson) White. She was a graduate of...
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Mary Ann (Bergeron) Crete

June 18, 1946 - June 9, 2016

Mary Ann (Bergeron) Crete, 69, a resident of Dracut, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston following a long courageous fight with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Roland R. "Butch" Crete, Jr., with whom she would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on June 26, 2016. Born in Lowell on June 18, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Leo A....
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Francis H. Boland

November 17, 1923 - June 9, 2016

Francis H. Boland, the beloved husband of Georgette T. (Loiselle) Boland, and a resident of the Christian Hill section of Lowell, died on Thursday, June 9, 2016, following a period of declining health. He was 92. Frank was born in Lowell on November 17, 1923, a son of the late William and Rose (Marcotte) Boland. A lifelong Lowell resident. Frank graduated from Lowell High School, where he was...
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Joseph P. LaBelle

August 6, 1929 - June 8, 2016

Joseph Paul LaBelle of Chelmsford, age 86, passed away on June 8, 2016 after a period of declining health. He was the loving husband of Loretta M. (Flynn) LaBelle, with whom he celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary on June 4. He was born in North Billerica on August 6, 1929, son of the late Thomas P. and Evelyn M. (Gagnon) LaBelle. He graduated from St Michael's School in Lowell...
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Phyllis R. (Woessner) Goulakos

July 20, 1931 - June 7, 2016

Phyllis Goulakos, Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother LOWELL – Phyllis R. (Woessner) Goulakos, went to join her beloved identical twin, the late Pauline McCullough in Heaven on June 7, 2016. She was born to Faye Young and Gustave Woessner and was raised by her dear "mimi" Elizabeth Woessner and "Nunny" Alice Sanick, whom she adored. Phyllis was married to the late...
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Marie A. Mattote

August 2, 1927 - June 5, 2016

Marie A. (Evicci) Mattote, a resident of Haverhill, but formerly of Lowell, died on Sunday June 5, 2016, following a lengthy illness. She was 88. Born in Lowell on August 2, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Jane (Boisvert) Evicci. Prior to her retirement, Marie was employed as an assembler in the shoe manufacturing industry. She was a communicant of the former Notre...
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Michele M. (Beausoleil) Kelley

October 1, 1956 - June 5, 2016

DRACUT – Michele M. Kelley, 59, passed away June 5, 2016 peacefully at her home after a long illness. Born in Lowell October 1, 1956, she was the daughter of Rodolphe and Therese (Boisvert) Beausoleil. She received her education at St. Joseph's Grammar School and went on to graduate from the Lowell Vocational School in 1973. She spent 22 years as a dedicated employee with Corporate Chef...
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James E. MacDonald

June 3, 1930 - June 5, 2016

DRACUT – James E. "Jim" MacDonald, 86, a longtime resident of Dracut, died on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Doris B. (Couillard) MacDonald, whom he joined in eternal life after 65 years of marriage. He was born in Lowell on June 3, 1930, and was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (O'Sullivan) MacDonald. He received...
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Doris J. (Levesque) Cuipa

February 25, 1930 - June 4, 2016

LOWELL- Doris J. (Levesque) Cuipa, 86, a resident of Lowell and former resident of Dracut, died Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Northwood Rehabiliation and Healthcare Center in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore S. Cuipa. She was born in Lowell on February 25, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Beatrice (Theriault) Levesque. She received her education in Lowell...
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Donald Ackerman

October 25, 1938 - May 30, 2016

Donald Ackerman, 77, a resident of Maynard, passed away at his home on Monday, May 30, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Madeline "Maddy" (Coutu) Ackerman. Born in Bronx, New York on October 25, 1938, he was a son of the late Victor E. and Josephine (McDonough) Ackerman. Mr. Ackerman was a graduate of St. James High School in N.Y. He enlisted with the United...
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Filomena Flores

October 19, 1927 - May 27, 2016

Filomena Flores, the beloved wife of the late Francisco Coelho, a Lowell resident, died on Friday, May 27, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was 88. Filomena was born in Terceira, Portugal on October 19, 1927 a daughter of the late Francisco Flores and Rosa Nunes. She immigrated to the United States in 1982. Filomena first settled in Taunton, then moved to Lowell in 1983. She enjoyed...
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Dianne R. (St. Onge) O'Connell

February 6, 1967 - May 26, 2016

LOWELL – Dianne R. (St. Onge) O'Connell, 49, a longtime resident of Lowell died Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, following a long courageous battle with cancer and surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Holyoke on February 6, 1967, a daughter of the late Andrew E. St. Onge and the late Judith A. (Nagle) Kuilan. She received her education in...
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Robert J. Bailey

December 3, 1929 - May 24, 2016

Robert J. Bailey, 86, a resident of Lowell, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016 with his loving family by his side. Born in Lowell on December 3, 1929, he was a son of the late John D. and Beatrice B. (Messier) Bailey. Mr. Bailey enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during World War II and was Honorably Discharged with the Rank of Seaman Second Class. Prior to his retirement he...
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Gabriela V. (Costa) Cordeiro

December 15, 1924 - May 16, 2016

Gabriela V. (Costa) Cordeiro, 91, a resident of North Billerica, passed away at the Heritage Skilled Nursing Center on Monday, May 16, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Tony Cordeiro who passed away on November 28, 2013. Born in Terceira, Azores, Portugal on December 15, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Jose and Maria (Viera) Costa. She was a...
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George P. Desrosiers

May 28, 1933 - May 15, 2016

George P. Desrosiers, the beloved husband of the late Constance I. (Brunet) Desrosiers, died at his Lowell residence on Sunday, May 15, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was 82. George was born in Lowell on May 28, 1933, a son of the late Albert and Florence (Lemire) Desrosiers. During his youth he lived and Dracut and attended the Dracut schools. When he married Constance on November 24,...
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Albert LaChapelle

December 15, 1931 - May 15, 2016

Albert LaChapelle, the beloved husband of Lucille (Demonceau) LaChapelle, died at his Lowell residence on Sunday May 15, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was 84. Albert was born in Auburn, Maine on December 15, 1931, a son of the late Alfred and Lena Anna (Dufresne) LaChapelle. He resided there prior to moving to Lowell in 1954. He was a Veteran of the Korean War, having served in the US...
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Louise M. (Harris) Jardin

August 5, 1942 - May 14, 2016

Louise M. Jardin, 73, a resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Edmund J. Jardin, Sr. for 51 years until his passing in 2013. Louise was born in Lowell on August 5, 1942, a daughter of the late Ruby (Eaton) and Walton Harris. She attended Dracut schools and was a 1961 graduate of Dracut High...
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Melody Gloria (Ericsson) Levesque

January 12, 1950 - May 12, 2016

Melody Gloria (Ericsson) Levesque, 66, a resident of Haverhill, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Born in Lowell on January 12, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Arlene (Pitre) Lessard and Maurice Lessard of Billerica. Melody loved playing bingo and scratch tickets and especially loved spending time with her family. She is survived by two children,...
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Pauline J. (Burgess) Hand

February 8, 1922 - May 9, 2016

Pauline J. (Burgess) Hand, 94, wife of the late James F. Hand, passed away peacefully at her Dracut residence on Monday, May 9, 2016, with her loving family by her side. Born in Dracut on February 8, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Charles F. and Reinoldy P. (Rhomberg) Burgess. Pauline was a graduate of Dracut High School, class of 1939. She had worked as a bookkeeper for the Ideal Dress...
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Richard R. Beaudoin

March 22, 1948 - May 8, 2016

LOWELL – Richard R. "Dick" Beaudoin, 68, a longtime resident of Lowell died Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Lowell General Hospital following a brief battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Diane M. (Pelland) (Beaulieu) Beaudoin with whom he would have celebrated 17 years of marriage on May 15th. He was born in Lowell on March 22, 1948, and was the son of the late Roland and Cecile (Roy...
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Donald J. Colby

July 2, 1928 - April 29, 2016

Donald J. Colby, a resident of Salem, NH, the beloved husband of the late Priscilla M. "Pat" Colby, with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage at the time of her death in 2011, died Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home with his family by his side. He was born in Lowell on July 2, 1928, the youngest of six children a son of the late Edward Colby and Winifred ...
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Jeannette (Riley) Horne

October 9, 1932 - April 27, 2016

Jeannette (Riley) Horne, a resident of Lowell, beloved wife of the late Horace W. Horne, Sr., died on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Lowell General Hospital, following a period of declining health. She was 92. Jeannette was born in Lowell on October 9, 1923, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lavinia (Landry) Riley. She was a lifelong resident of Lowell. Jeannette graduated from St....
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Pauline M. (O'Malley) Koczera

August 17, 1927 - April 26, 2016

DRACUT – Pauline M. (O'Malley) Koczera, 88, a resident of Dracut, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at a local health care facility. She was the beloved wife of William C. Koczera with whom she celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on January 31, 2016. Born in Lowell on August 17, 1927, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Marion (Cashman) O'Malley. She received...
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Marie "Rita" (Martel) Tousignant

August 20, 1924 - April 26, 2016

Marie 'Rita" (Martel) Tousignant, 91, a resident of Dracut, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at a local health care facility. She was the beloved wife of Joseph "Arthur" Tousignant with whom she celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on April 17, 2016. Born in Lowell on August 20, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Laroche) Martel. Rita was a graduate of the former...
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Gerard A. "Gerry" Chartrand

September 11, 1960 - April 25, 2016

Lawrence - Gerard A. "Gerry" Chartrand, a Lawrence resident, formerly of Lowell passed away on Monday April 25, 2016 at the Lawrence General Hospital. He was 55. Gerry was born in Lowell on September 11, 1960, a son of Wilfred J. Chartrand and Florence C. (Sawyer) Chartrand both of Lowell who survive him. Gerry was a 1979 graduate of Greater Lowell Technical High School. He was a talented...
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Paul H. Patenaude

April 4, 1919 - April 23, 2016

Paul H. Patenaude passed away peacefully at Mount Carmel Nursing Home in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday morning, April 23, 2016. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 4, 1919. He was the son of Adelard and Marieanne (McGras) Patenaude. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1937. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in England and France from May, 1943 to 1946. He...
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Emilie M. (Bordeleau) Lessard

February 6, 1939 - April 23, 2016

Emilie M. (Bordeleau) Lessard, 77, a resident of Pelham, NH, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred "Big Al" Lessard. Born in Lowell on February 6, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Lucien W. and Alphonsine (Despont) Bordeleau. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Lessard was employed by the Tewksbury...
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Mary L. (Lavigne) Wiggins

May 20, 1965 - April 20, 2016

LOWELL – Mary L. (Lavigne) Wiggins, 50, a longtime resident of Lowell died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Douglas E. Wiggins, Sr., with whom she would have celebrated 33 years of marriage in May. She was born in Lowell on May 20, 1965, and was the daughter of the late Francis J. Lavigne, Sr. and the late Theresa f. ...
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Mary I. (Wood) Callahan

April 7, 1922 - April 20, 2016

LOWELL – Mary I. (Wood) Callahan, age 94, a lifelong resident of Lowell passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus. She was the wife of the late Francis P. Callahan, Sr. who died in 1994. She was born in Lowell on April 7, 1922, and was a daughter of the late Samuel J. and Mary A. (Cummings) Wood. She attended St. Michael Grammar School in Lowell and...
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Thomas J. Farrell

August 30, 1932 - April 20, 2016

DRACUT- Thomas J. Farrell, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Lowell General Hospital on April 20, 2016 following a long illness. For 61 years he was the devoted and loving husband of Pauline A. (Paquin) Farrell, who predeceased him by eight months. Their marriage was inspirational and a true life partnership based on love and respect. Born in Lowell on August 30, 1932,...
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John "Paul" Veronese, Ed.D.

November 13, 1923 - April 14, 2016

John "Paul" Veronese Ed.D., 92, of Chelmsford. A dedicated educator and lifelong learner himself, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2016 at the Northwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Lowell. He was the beloved husband of Mary Jane (Lucie) Veronese, to whom he was married for 67 years. He was born in Salem, MA on November 13, 1923, the son of the late John P. and Mary A. ...
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Walter D. Kilbride

January 2, 1927 - April 12, 2016

Pelham, NH - Walter D. Kilbride, a resident of Pelham, NH and the beloved husband of the late Priscilla C. (Jean) Kilbride, passed away on April 12, 2016, at the Lowell General Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 89. Walter was born in Lowell on January 2, 1927, a son of the late William and Mary (O'Neil) Kilbride. He was educated in Lowell and was a WWII Army Veteran. In 1962...
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Donna L. (Carignan) McKinnon

January 6, 1953 - April 8, 2016

Donna L. (Carignan) McKinnon, beloved wife of Donald R. McKinnon, a resident of Seabrook, NH died on Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston following a brief illness. She was 63. Born in Lowell on January 6, 1953, a daughter of Charles L. and Theresa G. (Hylan) Carignan of Dracut who survive her. Donna was a graduate of St. Louis Academy and then...
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Jane A. (Higgins) Linscott, RN

July 29, 1934 - April 8, 2016

Jane A. (Higgins) Linscott, RN, a Lowell resident, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016, at a local health care facility. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank H. Linscott, Jr. Born in Lowell on July 29, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Henrietta (Stafford) Higgins. Jane was a graduate of Lowell High School and the St. Joseph Nursing Program. She was employed as a...
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Roger H. LaPlante

April 17, 1931 - April 4, 2016

Roger H. LaPlante, 84, a resident of Dracut, died Monday afternoon, April 4, 2016 at the Lowell General Hospital from a recent illness. Born in Lowell on April 17, 1931, he was the son of the late Ernest and Laura (Blanchette) LaPlante. He was educated in Lowell and Hopkington, MA. He served during the Korean War with the United States Army and received the Korean Service Medal with 2...
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Daniel G. Degan, Sr.

September 21, 1927 - April 3, 2016

LOWELL – Daniel G. Degan, Sr., 88, a resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away on Sunday evening, April 3, 2016 at the Lowell General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Esther M. (Laird) Degan. Born in Lowell on September 21, 1927, he was a son of the late William and Marion (Underwood) Degan. Mr. Degan was educated in Lowell Schools and enlisted with the...
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Kevin R. Deschene

April 7, 1971 - April 2, 2016

LOWELL – Kevin R. Deschene, 44, a resident of Lowell, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 2, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lowell on April 7, 1971, he was a son of the late Gilbert A. Deschene and Barbara A. Hanney-Deschene of Lowell who survives him. Kevin enjoyed watching all New England Sports teams and also enjoyed time spent at the beach. His favorite times...
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Kevin F. Callery

February 12, 1956 - April 1, 2016

LOWELL- Kevin F. Callery, age 60, died Friday, April 1st at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. He was born in Lowell on February 12, 1956. He was the son of the late John J. and Eleanor T. (Kelly) Callery. Kevin was raised in the Christian Hill section of the city and attended Lowell public schools. He later lived in the Boston area where he worked as a union laborer. In his...
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Linda S. (Gagne) Desrosiers

March 23, 1948 - March 31, 2016

CHELMSFORD – Linda S. (Gagne) Desrosiers, 68, a longtime resident of Chelmsford passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late Normand J. Desrosiers who died in 2011 and to whom she was married for 42 years.    She was born in Lowell on March 23, 1948, and was a daughter of the late Gerard R. and...
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Violet A. (Lachapelle) Plourde

July 28, 1927 - March 27, 2016

DRACUT - Violet A. (Lachapelle) Plourde, 88, a longtime resident of Dracut died Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell.  She was the wife of the late Maurice A. "Moe" Plourde, who died in 1997. She was born in Lowell on July 28, 1927, and was a daughter of the late Joseph O, and Ozine (Jette) Lachapelle.  Prior to her retirement, Violet was employed for many...
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Eric R. Gauthier

February 22, 1973 - March 26, 2016

Eric R. Gauthier, 43 beloved husband of Stephanie M. (Cassotis) Gauthier passed away unexpectedly at his Haverhill home on Saturday, March 26, 2016. He was 43. He was born in Methuen on February 22, 1973, a son of Francine (Marcoux) and Mike Chaput of Dracut, MA, and Roger and Michelle Gauthier of Londonderry, NH. Eric resided and was educated in Drummondville, Canada until the age of 14. He...
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Esther A. (Carrier) Rousseau

January 10, 1926 - March 26, 2016

LOWELL – Esther A. (Carrier) Rousseau, 90, a resident of Lowell, passed away at her residence on Saturday, March 26, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul C. Rousseau. Born in Lowell on January 10, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Alphonsine (Jutras) Carrier. Esther was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lowell. In her younger...
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Richard W. Johnson

January 23, 1956 - March 20, 2016

Richard W. Johnson, 60, a resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Elaine C. (Chandonnet) Johnson with whom he celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on February 22nd. Born in Lowell on January 23, 1956, he was the son of the late Arthur J. and Evelyn A. (Maxwell) Johnson. Mr....
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Roland J. "Frenchy" Milliard

February 13, 1933 - March 18, 2016

Roland J. "Frenchy" Milliard, 83, a resident of Dracut, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday March 18, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara R (Gorman) Milliard with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in The Little Canada section of Lowell on February 13, 1933, he was the son of the late Louis and Lea (Dumas) Milliard Roland was a devoted husband,...
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Lucien A. Sawyer, OMI

March 18, 2016

Rev. Lucien A. Sawyer, OMI, 91, died on March 18, 2016, at Tewksbury, Massachusetts, after a period of declining health. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, a son of the late Lionel A. and Irene (Houde) Sawyer. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert, of Pelham, New Hampshire, a sister, Claire Lussier, of Nashua, New Hampshire, and a nephew, Robert Sawyer, of Dracut, Massachusetts. Fr. Sawyer...
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Michelle Craib McDermott

June 19, 1965 - March 17, 2016

LOWELL - Michelle Craib McDermott died peacefully at her home on March 17, 2016 in Lowell at the age of 50. Michelle is survived by her two sons, Michael Bisson of Peterborough, NH and Joseph Bisson and his fiancé Shaunna Lancey Troy, NH; her father James McDermott of Lowell; three sisters, Patricia Fisette of Jacksonville, FL, Pamela Mede and her husband Dave of Wilmington, and Kelly McDermott...
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Kelly Anne Tierney

October 18, 1971 - March 16, 2016

LOWELL – Kelly Anne Tierney, 44, a resident of Lowell died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at her home following a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Meriden, CT on October 18, 1971, and was a daughter of Frederick J. Tierney of Hollis, NH. Prior to her illness, Kelly was employed for fifteen years as a manager at Chantilly Place in Chelmsford. Her family was her greatest...
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Beverly A. Downs

January 14, 1948 - March 12, 2016

DRACUT - Beverly A. Downs, 68, a longtime resident of Dracut passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 12, 2016 at her home. She was born in Lowell on January 14, 1948 and was a daughter of Helen V. (Noran) Downs of Dracut and the late Raymond H. Downs. Prior to her retirement, Beverly was employed by Wang Laboratories in Lowell. She enjoyed reading and doing crafts and loved...
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Barry D. Chevalier, Jr.

January 27, 1969 - March 10, 2016

Barry David Chevalier, Jr, a resident of Provincetown, and the beloved life partner of Tim Hazel died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston. He was 47. Barry was born in Lowell on January 27, 1969, a son of the late Donna (Evicci) Pepin, Barry D. Chevalier of Dracut, his step mother Patricia Chevalier of Dracut, and stepfather Edward Pepin of...
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J. Raymond "Ray" Buell

May 10, 1946 - March 7, 2016

Litchfield, NH – J. Raymond "Ray" Buell, 69, a resident of Litchfield, NH, passed away on Monday evening, March 7, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth R. (Levesque) Buell with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Born in Lowell on May 10, 1946, he was the son of the late Leo and Therese (Fisette) Buell. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Buell was employed...
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Laurette T. (Lalonde) Daigle

May 17, 1928 - March 6, 2016

DRACUT – Laurette T. (Lalonde) Daigle, 87, a longtime resident of Dracut passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at D'Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell. She was the wife of the late Raymond P. Daigle. She was born in Lowell on May 17, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Lena (Guilbeault) Lalonde. She received her education in Lowell schools. Prior to her retirement,...
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