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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.

We invite you to call, visit or E-mail us for more information about our facilities or services.


Our Obituaries

Francis J. Ogden

March 20, 1956 - June 19, 2018

LOWELL - Francis J. Ogden, age 62, a longtime resident of Lowell died Tuesday, April 19, 2018 at Wingate at Belvidere. He was the beloved husband of Debra J. (Winship) Ogden, to whom he has been married for 31 years. He was born in Lowell on March 20 1956, and was a son of the late Richard H. and Muriel D. Ogden. He received his education in Lowell schools. Prior to his illness,...
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Theresa E. (St. Cyr) Prokos

December 9, 1928 - June 18, 2018

DRACUT - Theresa E. (St. Cyr) Prokos, age 89, a longtime resident of Dracut died Monday, June 18, 2018 at The Atrium in N. Chelmsford. She was the beloved wife of the late James J. Prokos, who died in 1976. She was born in Dracut on December 9, 1928, and was a daughter of the late Alphage "Bill" and Lucianna (Rondeau) St. Cyr. She received her education in Dracut schools. Prior to her...
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Beverly A. (Smith) Proulx

October 6, 1947 - June 13, 2018

PLYMOUTH - Beverly A. (Smith) Proulx, 70, a longtime resident of Plymouth died Wednesday, June 13 at Lowell General Hospital with her family by her side, following a brief illness. Born in Plymouth on October 6, 1947, Beverly was the daughter of the late Elmer R. and Florence W. (Gray) Smith. She received her education in Plymouth schools and graduated from Plymouth-Carver Regional H.S.,...
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Anita M. (Froehner) Lamothe

September 12, 1928 - June 11, 2018

LOWELL-Anita M. (Froehner) Lamothe, age 89, a resident of Lowell and former resident of Dracut and Beverly Hills, FL died Monday June 11, 2018 at Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Lamothe who died in 2012.   She was born in Heppenheim, Germany on September 12, 1928 and was the daughter of Adam and Elizabeth (Witzleb) Froehner. She was raised and...
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Therese M. "Terry" (Boulanger) Boissonneault

June 8, 1929 - June 8, 2018

Therese M. "Terry" (Boulanger) Boissonneault, 89, a Lowell resident, beloved wife of Donald E. Boissoneault with whom she recently celebrated 70 years of marriage passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 8, 2018. Born in Dracut on June 8, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Armand and Gabrielle (Quessy) Boulanger. Terry was a lifelong resident of the Pawtucketville...
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Madeline M. (Coutu) Ackerman

January 3, 1938 - June 6, 2018

MAYNARD - Madeline Margaret (Coutu) Ackerman, 80, a longtime resident of Maynard died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald Ackerman, who died in 2016 and the loving mother of the late Cynthia James who died in 2011. She was born in Lowell on January 3, 1938, and was a daughter of the late Henry and Theresa (Pozzi) Coutu. She attended St. Peter...
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Shirley P. (Eno) Dalphond

May 9, 1934 - June 5, 2018

Shirley Patricia (Eno) Dalphond, 84 of Dracut, died peacefully at her home Tuesday, June 5, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.   Shirley was born in Lowell, on May 9, 1934, the daughter of the late Noel George and Courana (Brissette) Eno. Shirley was a graduate of St. Louis Academy in Lowell.  She worked at Scott Jeweler and later  at D'Youville Manor in Lowell for 26 years.   ...
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Nancy M. (Gannon) McKenna

August 13, 1957 - June 5, 2018

LOWELL - Nancy M. (Gannon) McKenna, 60, a Lowell resident, passed away on Tuesday June 5, 2018 at the Lowell General Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Michael J. McKenna with whom she shared their 35th wedding anniversary on August 28, 2017. Born in Lowell on August 13, 1957, she was a daughter of the late John Barry Gannon and Barbara (Richards) Gannon....
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Deborah A. (Plourde) McCabe

September 15, 1957 - June 2, 2018

LOWELL - Deborah A. (Plourde) McCabe, 60, a longtime resident of Lowell died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Bernard C. McCabe, Jr.. She was born in Lowell on September 15, 1957, and was a daughter of the late Alfred and Rolande (Boucher) Plourde. She received her education in Lowell...
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Kevin P. Richards

July 17, 1957 - May 31, 2018

Dracut - Kevin P. Richards, a Dracut resident and beloved husband of Patricia A. (Zannoni) Richards passed away on May 31, 2018, following a two year battle with cancer. He was 60. Kevin was born in Lowell on July 17, 1957, a son of the late Norman Richards and Pearl (Mayrand) Richards of Lowell who survives him. Kevin worked for many years in the transportation industry. He drove an...
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Marie A. (Coan) Biron

May 19, 1933 - May 30, 2018

LOWELL - Marie A. (Coan) Biron, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on May 30, 2018 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 85. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 19, 1933, daughter of the late Henriette (Goyette) and Albert Coan. She was a graduate of Lowell High School and a lifetime resident of Lowell, MA. Marie was the devoted...
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Sidiclei Cleber Schmidt

September 8, 1978 - May 29, 2018

Sidiclei Cleber Schmidt beloved husband of Aline De Oliveria Moreira died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Chelmsford. He was 39. Cleber was born on September 8, 1978 in Santa Helena, Brazil a son of Lucio Joao and Cleonice Dos Santos Schmidt of Santa Helena, Brazil. Surviving Cleber besides his wife and parents are his two sons, Daniel Kerber...
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Frances L. "Fran" (Normandin) Blake

July 15, 1939 - May 28, 2018

Frances L. (Normandin) Blake, a resident of Dracut passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. She was 78. Born in Lowell on July 15, 1939, Frances was a daughter of the late William and Lillian (Lynch) Normandin. Prior to her retirement Fran worked as a waitress at several area restaurants, including the Town House, Athenian Corner, and the Holiday Inn in...
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Constance "Connie" (Brissette)(Goulet) Provencher

May 29, 1933 - May 26, 2018

DRACUT – Constance "Connie" (Brissette) (Goulet) Provencher, 84, a Lowell resident, died May 26, 2018, at the D'Youville Senior Care. God blessed her with two loving husbands, the late Gilbert J. Goulet who died tragically on November 1958 and Donald L. Provencher who died October 1990 after a courageous fight with brain cancer. Born in Lowell on May 29, 1933, she was the youngest child...
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David N. Dalphond

February 13, 1958 - May 26, 2018

DRACUT - David N. Dalphond, 60, died unexpectedly at his Dracut residence on Saturday, May 26, 2018. David was born in Lowell on February 13, 1958, a son of the late Leo N. Dalphond and Christine A. "Tina" (Papanotas) Dalphond of Dracut who survives him. Dave attended Dracut Schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School. Dave worked in the family business at Vic's Pastry for many years. ...
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Therese I. (Ouellette) Swanson

October 12, 1938 - May 26, 2018

BILLERICA - Therese I. (Ouellette) Swanson, 79, resident of Billerica, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 26, 2018, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Norman E. Swanson. Born in Lowell on October 12, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Leo J. and Anna M. (Perras) Ouellette. Therese was a graduate of St. Louis Parochial School and St. Louis Academy. ...
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Gerard E. Morin

December 9, 1938 - May 17, 2018

DRACUT - Gerard E. Morin, age 79, a longtime resident of Dracut died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Elaine M. (Tancrelle) Morin with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. He was born in Lowell on December 9, 1938, and was a son of the late Ernest and Jeannette (Cognac) Morin. He was a graduate of St. Joseph Grammar School...
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Jeanne D'Arc Gagne

February 24, 1928 - May 14, 2018

Jeanne D'Arc (Garneau) Gagne, beloved wife of the late Raymond A. Gagne, died on May 14, 2018, at her Dracut residence surrounded by her family. She was 90. Jeanne was born in Lowell on February 24, 1928, a daughter of the late Amedee and Elizabeth (Maheu) Garneau. Prior to her retirement Jeanne worked for GenRad Electronics in Concord. She retired as a group leader in the assembly...
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Kara N. Avila-Conlin

September 13, 1982 - May 14, 2018

Boston - Kara N. Avila-Conlin, 35, passed away unexpectedly at the Boston Medical Center on Monday, May 14. She was the wife of Thomas Conlin. Kara was born in Lowell on September 13, 1982, a daughter of the late Laverne F. (Carkin) Avila and is survived by her father and step-mother, Leo W. Avila, Jr. and Linda (Lovett) Avila of Lowell. Kara was an avid reader and enjoyed time spent at the...
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Roger Perron

September 15, 1946 - May 11, 2018

Roger Perron, a long time Dracut resident, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, following a sudden and brief illness. He was 71 years old. Roger was born in Lowell, MA on September 15, 1946, a son of the late Edward and Violet (Denault) Perron. He was a proud member of the greater Lowell community especially the town he called home, Dracut. Roger worked in welding, and at a time was also...
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Roland W. Demers

November 18, 1932 - May 10, 2018

Roland W. Demers, a long time Dracut resident and beloved husband of the late Rita L. (Demers) Demers, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. He was 85 years young. Roland Was born in Nashua, NH on November 18, 1932, a son of the late Theodore and Laura (Farland) Demers. He enlisted in the US Navy as a young man and served during the...
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Anna N. Sawtelle

January 8, 2018 - May 8, 2018

Anna N. Sawtelle, a Dracut resident passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Lowell General Hospital following a period of declining health. She was 51. She was born in Lowell on January 8, 1967, a daughter of the late Herbert and Aplena S. (Wincheski) Sawtelle. Anna was educated in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School. At age 20 she was diagnosed with Muscular Sclerosis. In...
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Gail A. Dupuis

June 30, 1960 - May 5, 2018

Lowell - Gail A. Dupuis, a resident of Lowell passed away unexpectedly at Lowell General Hospital on Saturday, May 5, 2018 with her family by her side. She was 57. Gail was born in Lowell on June 30, 1960, a daughter of the late Donald H. Dupuis, and Emily M. (Goyette) Dupuis of Lowell who survives her. She was a graduate of St. Louis Academy of Lowell and earned her Associates Degree from...
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Pauline L. (Comtois) Thibault

March 20, 1927 - May 2, 2018

PEPPERELL - Pauline L. (Comtois) Thibault, age 91, a resident of Pepperell died Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Roger J. Thibault, who died in 1976. She was born in Lowell on March 20, 1927, and was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Flora (Vincent) Comtois. She received her education in Lowell schools. Prior to her...
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Lorraine Mae (Hardman) Monahan

April 7, 1949 - April 29, 2018

DRACUT - Lorraine Mae (Hardman) Monahan, age 69, a longtime resident of Dracut, died Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital following a long courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Robert M. Monahan, to whom she was married for 47 years. She was born in Lowell on April 7, 1949, and was the daughter of the late Robert and Beatrice (Coutu) Hardman. She...
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James M. Volianites

March 19, 1952 - April 27, 2018

DRACUT - James M. Volianites, 66, a resident of Dracut, passed away on Friday morning, April 27, 2018, with his loving family by his side. He was the loving husband of Christine D. (Topjian) Volianites. Born in Lowell, on March 19, 1952, he was a son of Anne (Abate) Volianites of Nashua, NH and the late James G. Volianites. For over 30 years, Jim owned and operated 5 J's Chauffeur Service. His...
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John E. Levicki

April 30, 1953 - April 27, 2018

DRACUT - John E. Levicki, 64, a resident of Dracut, passed away following a battle with MDS/Leukemia, on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington. Born in Worcester on April 30, 1953, he was a son of the late Adam and Camella (Festa) Levicki. Mr. Levicki was employed by LHS Associates of Salem, NH. Active in the Lowell Cultural Arts Community, John enjoyed...
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Patricia A. (Thibeault) Piché

August 28, 1934 - April 25, 2018

Patricia A. (Thibeault) Piché, beloved wife of the late Roger Leo Piché, Sr., a lifelong Centralville resident, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at a local healthcare facility with her loving family by her side. She was 83. Born in Dracut on August 28, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Winifred (Dahlgren) Thibeault. Patricia served as a foster mother for many years...
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Manuel DeMelo

June 8, 1939 - April 24, 2018

LOWELL - Manuel DeMelo, 78, a Lowell resident, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, with his loving family by his side. He was the widower of the late Maria (Andrade) DeMelo. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Maria Ana (Freitas) DeMelo. Born in Faial, Azores, Portugal on June 8, 1939, he was a son of the late Joao Francisco DeMelo and Maria (Garcia) DeMelo. Prior to his retirement...
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Jill M. (Nyberg) Proulx

October 25, 1957 - April 18, 2018

DRACUT - Jill M. (Nyberg) Proulx, age 60, a resident of Dracut died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at her home. She was born in Lowell on October 25, 1957, and was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Quigley) Nyberg. She received her education in Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School, class of 1975. Jill was employed for many years as a unit coordinator at...
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Jessica Noel Price

December 26, 1992 - April 15, 2018

LOWELL - Jessica Noel Price, 25, a Lowell resident, passed away unexpectedly, due to cardiac arrest, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the Lowell General Hospital. Jessica was born in Boston on December 26, 1992. She leaves her mother, Angela Noel-Guertin of Hudson, NH, her father and step-mother, Shawn and Cindy Price of Dracut. Jessica was a graduate of Nashua High School and received a bachelor...
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Jeannette Painchaud

April 14, 2018

Jeannette G. Painchaud, a resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the D'Youville Senior Care following a period of declining health. She was 94. Born in Lowell she was the last surviving child of Omer and Bernadette (Vincent) Painchaud. Jeannette was educated in Lowell and worked for many years as a machinist and stitcher for the former...
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Claire M. (Rondeau) Quinton

August 16, 1943 - April 13, 2018

LANCASTER, SC ~ Mrs. Claire Marie Rondeau Quinton, age 74, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at her home. She was born August 16, 1943, in Lowell, the daughter of the late Victor Roland Rondeau and Loretta Martineau Rondeau and was the wife of the late Russell Gordon Quinton. Mrs. Quinton retired from the Lancaster County School District. She loved her children and grandchildren and family...
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Vilma Ribeiro Teixeira

July 24, 1962 - April 13, 2018

Vilma Ribeiro Teixeira, beloved wife of Jelso Teixeira passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at her Lowell residence surrounded by her family. She was 55. Born in Criciuma, Brazil, on July 24, 1962 she was a daughter of Pedro and Orlandina Ribeiro. Vilma was the devoted mother of four children and their spouses, Andreo and Daiany Teixeira, Andressa and Paulo Aguiar, Andre and Macilanr...
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Pauline R. (Belleville) Soucy

September 24, 1925 - April 11, 2018

DRACUT - Pauline R. (Belleville) Soucy, 92, a Dracut resident, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at D'Youville Senior Care with her loving family by her side. Born in Lowell on September 24, 1925, she was a daughter of the late William and Adeline (Masson) Belleville. Pauline leaves 8 children, Lucille Vail and her husband John, Roland Soucy and his wife Theresa, Suzanne Whitman and her...
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Fred Donald McKenzie

December 25, 1942 - April 10, 2018

LOWELL - Fred Donald McKenzie, 75, a resident of Dracut died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Sandra Lee (Darisse) McKenzie, to whom he was married for 51 years. He was born in Lowell on December 25, 1942, and was a son of the late John E. and Grace E. (Swindells) McKenzie. He received his education in Lowell schools and was a...
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Sharon M. (Ralls) Goyette

December 22, 1962 - April 9, 2018

LOWELL - Sharon M. (Ralls) Goyette, 55, a resident of the Christian Hill neighborhood in the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018, following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Peter J. Goyette, Jr., with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Lowell on December 22, 1962, she was a daughter of Raymond F. Ralls of Lowell and the late Pauline C. ...
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Victoria P. (Goras) Cashman

December 23, 1919 - April 5, 2018

Victoria P. "Vicky" (Goras) Cashman of Lowell, 98 LOWELL - Victoria P. "Vicky" (Goras) Cashman, 98, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Dover, NH, Dec. 23, 1919, daughter of Frank and Rosa (Niedzesky) Goras. Loving wife of John Cashman who predeceased her on May 18, 2000 after sharing 58 years of marriage. For many years she worked at Jordan...
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Joann I. (Kelleher) Seamans

March 27, 1940 - April 2, 2018

LOWELL - Joann I. (Kelleher) Seamans, 78, a resident of Lowell, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick J. Seamans, Jr.. Born in Lowell on March 27, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Finnegan) Kelleher. Mrs. Seamans retired with the position of Matron from the Lowell Police Department...
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Robin L. Lafond

March 10, 1988 - April 2, 2018

Robin L. Lafond, a resident of Dracut passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. She was 30. Born in Lowell on March 10, 1988, beloved daughter of Jean and Deborah (Fox) Lafond of Dracut who survive her. Robin grew up in Dracut and graduated from the Greater Lowell Technical High School. She was recently employed as a nurses aid. Robin lived in California for two years, moving back to Dracut last...
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Georgette A. (Paquette) Martineau

August 5, 1934 - April 2, 2018

LOWELL - Georgette A. (Paquette) Martineau, 83, a lifelong resident of Lowell died Monday, April 2, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Rene L. Martineau, to whom she was married for 59 years. She was born in Lowell on August 5, 1934, and was a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Duplessey) Paquette. She received her education at the Sacred Heart School in...
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Richard R. "Herbie" Brunelle

January 23, 1942 - March 28, 2018

Hudson NH - Richard R "Herbie" Brunelle,76, a resident of Hudson NH and former longtime Lowell resident died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his home. He was born in Lowell on January 23.1942 and was a son of the late Carl R. and Yvette (Sevigny) Brunelle.  He received his education in Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Academy. Prior to his retirement he was self...
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Dorothy L. (Jarret) Luz

March 3, 1930 - March 27, 2018

Dorothy L. (Jarret) Luz, beloved wife of the late Leonard C. Luz, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. She was 88. She was born in Lowell on March 3, 1930, the youngest daughter and one of eleven children of Leo F. and Mary C. (Bomgeois) Jarret. Dorothy was educated in Lowell and lived there for many years prior to moving to...
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Robert C. Stewart

February 16, 1945 - March 25, 2018

DRACUT - Robert Charles Stewart, a resident of Dracut, passed away on Sunday, March 25th after a long illness. Robert is survived by two sons and a daughter, Robert Stewart, Michael Stewart and Brenda Finch; his wife, Diane Stewart; a daughter-in-law, Christine Bell Stewart; grandchildren, Michael, Belle and Ty; his loving companion, Rita Sullivan; also many loving nieces and nephews. Robert...
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Thomas E. "Coupie" Coupe

December 3, 1923 - March 24, 2018

Thomas E. Coupe died peacefully on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Wingate at Belvidere, where he lived with his wife, Joan after a very long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Coupie was born in Lowell on December 3, 1923, a son of the late James and Ann (Emerson) Coupe. He was raised in the Scared Heart Parish section of Lowell, MA, where, at a very young age he befriended the Ahern Family,...
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James M. "Jim" Coomas

June 1, 1934 - March 24, 2018

James M. "Jim" Coomas, 83, a resident of Dracut, died Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth H. (Belleville) Coomas who passed away on January 26, 2013. Born in Lowell on June 1, 1934, he was a son of the late George and Mildred (Gendreau) Coomas. Mr. Coomas attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. He enlisted with the United States Navy...
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Norma J. Webster Fusco

October 6, 1931 - March 21, 2018

LOWELL - Norma J. Webster Fusco, 86, a resident of Lowell passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She was born in Staten Island, NY on October 6, 1931, and was a daughter of the late James W. and Maria R. (Kier) Webster. She received her education in Atlanta, GA schools and was a graduate of North Fulton High School. ...
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Margaret R. "Peggy" Pitman

January 4, 1954 - March 18, 2018

LOWELL - Margaret R. "Peggy" Pitman, 64, a Lowell resident, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at a local health care facility. Born in Woburn on January 4, 1954, she was a daughter of the late William D. Pitman and Anna "Ga" (Reynolds) Brogan. Peggy had been employed by the Raytheon Corporation in their Andover Facility. She is survived by three sisters, Janice Conant and her husband...
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Constance A. "Connie" (Parent) Tropeano

February 16, 1925 - March 16, 2018

DRACUT - Constance A. "Connie" (Parent) Tropeano, 93, a longtime resident of Dracut died Friday, March 16, 2018 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Dominick A. Tropeano, who died in 2004. She was born in Lowell on February 16, 1925, and was a daughter of the late George and Aurore (Giroux) Parent. She received her education in Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High...
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Henry R. "Hank" Lanier

August 17, 1940 - March 13, 2018

DRACUT - Henry R. "Hank" Lanier, 77, a longtime resident of Dracut, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018, surrounded by his family, at the Palm Center in Chelmsford. For over 50 years, he was the husband of Claire A. (Patenaude) Lanier, who predeceased him in 2014. Henry was born in Lowell, MA on August 17, 1940, the youngest son of the late Irene (Laurent) and Philias Lanier. He was educated in...
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Barbara Ann (Descoteaux) Breton

July 4, 1939 - March 7, 2018

WINDHAM, NH - Barbara Ann (Descoteaux) Breton, 78, a resident of Windham, NH, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, following a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of Robert E. Breton for the last 58 years, who was by her side as she passed. Born in Dracut on July 4, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Maude (Hepworth) Descoteaux. Barbara grew up in Lowell's...
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Patrick Joseph Hollywood, OMI

March 5, 2018

Rev. Patrick Joseph Hollywood, OMI, 84, died on March 5, 2018, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He was a son of the late Matthew and Mary Jane (Quinn) Hollywood. Fr. Hollywood was born and educated in New York City and attended college in Manhattan. He then furthered his education at Oblate College and Catholic University in Washington, DC, where he earned...
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Roland A. Bourassa

August 27, 1930 - March 2, 2018

NASHUA, NH - Roland A. Bourassa, 87, a resident of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Friday evening, March 2, 2018, at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH. He was the beloved husband of Therese M. (Hall) Bourassa with whom he celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on June 16, 2017. Born in Lowell on August 27, 1930, he was a son of the late Henry...
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Michael P. Miller

July 16, 1945 - February 28, 2018

Michael P. Miller, 72, a resident of the Centralville neighborhood, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Archambeault) Miller, celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary in December. Born in Lowell on July 16, 1945, he was a son of the late David V. and Helen F. (Polewacik) Miller and brother of the late David R. Miller and his wife Alice ...
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Raymond J. Gendreau

January 31, 1930 - February 27, 2018

DRACUT - Raymond J. Gendreau, 88, a lifelong Dracut resident, passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris M. (Ciesla) Gendreau. Born in Dracut on January 31, 1930, he was a son of the late Albert "Snapper" Gendreau and Marguerite (Perry) Gendreau. A graduate of Dracut High School, Mr. Gendreau received a...
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Aline T. (Fauvel) Boutin

October 16, 1938 - February 23, 2018

HUDSON, NH -- Aline Boutin, 79, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Fairhaven Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. Aline was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Boutin of 55 years.

Aline was born in Lowell on October 16, 1938 and was the beloved daughter of the late Charles and Lilliane (Souza) Fauvel. She grew-up in Dracut and proudly lived in Hudson closely with her...
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Francis J. Flynn, Sr.

June 7, 1925 - February 21, 2018

LOWELL - Francis J. Flynn, Sr., age 92, a resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, passed Wednesday, February 21 at D'Youville Senior Care. He was the beloved husband of the late Agnes V. (Harding) Flynn. Born in Lowell on June 7, 1925, he was a son of the late Owen A. and Ellen "Nelly" (McGowan) Flynn. Mr. Flynn received his education at St. Michael School and the United States Navy...
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Bro. Thomas John Cruise, OMI

April 2, 1928 - February 16, 2018

Bro. Thomas John Cruise, OMI, 89, died on February 16, 2018, at Lowell General Hospital after a short illness, surrounded by several of his many nieces and nephews. He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, the youngest son of the late Peter Cruise from County Roscommon, Ireland, and Margaret (Hopkins) Cruise from County Mayo, Ireland. He was also predeceased by all of his siblings and their...
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Julio A. "Tony" Rivera-Lucena

July 4, 1961 - February 12, 2018

Julio A. "Tony" Rivera-Lucena, 56, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018, at the Tufts Medical Center from injuries sustained in a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident. He leaves the love of his life, Christine Patterson and her family, Cynthia, John and Stacey Patterson, and their fur babies, Dino, Daisy, Snickers and Emma. Born in Camuy, Puerto Rico, on July 4, 1961, he was a son of the late...
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Kenneth H. Foster, Jr.

March 7, 1951 - February 12, 2018

Kenneth H. Foster, Jr, a resident of the Pawtucketville section of Lowell passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 with his family at his side. He was 66. Ken was born in Lowell on March 7, 1951, a son of the late Kenneth H. Sr, and Josephine (Lord) Foster. He was educated in Lowell and for a period of time he had worked as an orderly. Ken was a family man, always happiest when he was...
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Maureen B. (Neves) Caires

February 12, 1955 - February 9, 2018

Maureen B. (Neves) Caires, born February 12, 1955, died at her home on February 9, 2018. She was the only child of the late John Neves and his surviving wife Maria (Melim) Neves. Maureen leaves behind her husband of 38 years, Celestino Caires, her son Adam Caires of Brighton, MA and her daughter Risa Caires, along with her long time partner Corey Felt, both of Lowell, MA. She also leaves...
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Normand G. Rondeau

June 16, 1931 - February 9, 2018

DRACUT - Normand G. Rondeau, 86, passed away with his loving family by his side, on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Lowell General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Joan S. (Forrest) Rondeau. Normand was predeceased by his first wife, Rita A. (Denommee) Rondeau. Born in Lowell on June 16, 1931, he was a son of the late Charles and Alice (Moreau) Rondeau. Mr. Rondeau served with the United...
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George R. Boisvert

May 24, 1944 - February 8, 2018

LOWELL - George R. Boisvert, 73, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died unexpectedly following a brief illness on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Claire R. (Laferriere) Boisvert, to whom he was married for 51 years. He was born in Lowell on May 24, 1944, and was a son of the late Florence (Plourde) Boisvert. George proudly served his...
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Lucia I. (Gonzales) Sawyer

February 16, 1939 - February 3, 2018

LOWELL - Lucia I. (Gonzales) Sawyer, 78, a resident of the Centralville neighborhood, passed away peacefully on February 3, at the Lowell General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Joseph D. Sawyer with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Roy, New Mexico, on February 16, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Nick and Pablita (Archuleta) Gonzales. Lucia was a graduate of Clayton...
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Jeannine Cory Corey

August 9, 1975 - February 2, 2018

LOWELL - Jeannine Cory Corey, 42, a resident of Lowell passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 2, 2018 at her home. She was born in Lowell on August 9, 1975, and was the daughter of Stephen J. Corey of Lowell and the late Susan A. Coyle. She was raised in Lowell and attended St. Patrick Grammar School, McAvinnue Grammar School, both in Lowell, Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson, NH...
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Katherine Y. Durand

June 24, 1989 - February 2, 2018

LOWELL - Katherine Y. "Katie" Durand, 28, a Christian Hill resident, passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, on Friday, February 2, following a courageous battle with a rare form of sarcoma. Born in Lowell on June 24, 1989, she was the beloved daughter of Ronald V. and Michelle F. (Frechette) Durand of Lowell. As a youth, Katie was involved with the Girl Scouts at St. Louis...
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Mary M. (St. John) Bergeron

March 15, 1932 - January 29, 2018

Naples, Maine - Mary M. (St. John) Bergeron, a resident of Naples, Maine, formerly of Dracut passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018. She was 85. Born in Lowell on March 15, 1932, Mary was a daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Margaret (Usher) St. John. She was married to the late Adrien "Pete" Bergeron, with whom she shared 39 years of marriage at the time of his death on April 11, 1994. ...
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Concetta J. "Ma" (Panuzzo) Landry

July 30, 1934 - January 29, 2018

DRACUT - Concetta J. "Ma" (Panuzzo) Landry, 83, a Dracut resident, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, January 29, following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald F. "Pa" Landry who passed away in 2003. Born in Portland, ME on July 30, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Panuzzo and Vencenza "Jane" (Pallozzi) Adams. A lifelong...
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Thomas W. Burgess

August 24, 1926 - January 27, 2018

Thomas William Burgess, born August 24, 1926, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning, January 27, 2018. He was the son of Charles Francis and Reinoldy (Rhomberg) Burgess. In 1945, Tom married the love of his life, Theresa Mary Zilonis (predeceased) and had a memorable 49 years of marriage. Together they created the Burgess family, consisting of seven children, 20 grandchildren...
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Daniel R Atencio

February 23, 1960 - January 26, 2018

 Daniel R. Atencio, of Dracut, MA, passed away peacefully at home on January 26, 2018, at the age of 57 years. He was the beloved husband of Doris Marquis with whom he would have celebrated 13 years of marriage this Fall. He is also survived by his only son, Derek R. Johnson of Dracut. Danny was born in Lowell, MA, on February 23, 1960, the son of the late Trinidad J. and Rolande L. (Marcil)...
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Robin Sue Rosa

October 7, 1957 - January 25, 2018

DRACUT - Robin Sue Rosa, 60, a resident of Dracut, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was the beloved wife of James J. Jalkewicz, to whom she was married for 25 years. She was born in Woburn on October 7, 1957, and was a daughter of Anthony "Muzzy" Rosa of Woburn and the late Daphne E. (Fletcher) Sawtelle. She received her early eduction in...
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Thomas R. Bailey

May 10, 1962 - January 23, 2018

Thomas R. Bailey, 55, a resident of Lowell, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Boston Medical Center. Born in Methuen on May 10, 1962, he was a son of Paul R. and Irene A. (Bechard) Bailey of Dracut. Tom was employed as a chef at various restaurants' in the local area. He had also been employed as a mechanical assembly technician. He was a passionate chef and will always be...
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Arminda (das Neves) Correia

October 21, 1926 - January 23, 2018

Arminda (das Neves) Correia, widow of Manuel V. Correia passed away at Lowell General Hospital on January 23, 2018, surrounded by her children. She was 91. Born in St. George, Azores, Portugal on October 21, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Jose Pedroso dos Santos and Amelia das Neves. Arminda enjoyed knitting, embroidery and crossword puzzles. She loved to cook, especially for her...
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Grace M. (Descheneaux) Hamel

May 12, 1927 - January 16, 2018

LOWELL - Grace M. (Descheneaux) Hamel, RN, 90, a longtime resident of Lowell died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul A. Hamel, to whom she was married 53 years until his death in 2002. She was born in Lowell on May 12, 1927, and was the last surviving of 12 children to Omer and Laura (Roy) Descheneaux. She received her...
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Patrick J. Dacey

July 14, 1947 - January 13, 2018

MILTON - Patrick J. Dacey, 70, a resident of Milton and former Lowell, Dracut and Pembroke resident died Saturday, January 13, 2018 at his home following a brief, courageous battle with ALS. He was the beloved life partner of Rose M. Doherty. He was born in Lowell on July 14, 1947, and was the eldest son of the late Paul J. and Mary H. (McNamara) Dacey. He was a graduate of Lowell High...
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Ronald A. Jalbert

December 31, 1936 - January 11, 2018

Ronald A. Jalbert, the beloved husband of the late Linda (Brunelle) Jalbert, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at his Centralville residence. He was 81. Born in Boston on December 31, 1936, he was a son of the late Joseph and Florence (McEroy) Jalbert. Prior to his retirement Ron worked as a laborer at several local construction companies. His family meant everything to...
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Irene T. (Rousseau) April

December 1, 1928 - January 8, 2018

rene T. (Rousseau) April, beloved wife of the late Alcide G. April, Passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 following a period of declining health. She was 89. Born in Lowell on December 1, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Fabiola (Fissette) Rousseau. Irene was dedicated to her family, she enjoyed looked after her younger siblings and looked forward to spending time with all...
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George H. Rancourt, Sr.

February 22, 1937 - January 5, 2018

Dracut - George Henry Rancourt, Sr., 80, a Dracut resident, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Peregrine's Landing, Tewksbury, with his loving family in his presence. He was the beloved husband of Claire B. (Aube) Rancourt with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Lowell on February 22, he was a son of the late Theophile and Aurora (Dufresne) Rancourt. Mr. Rancourt was a...
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Edward M. Olin, Sr.

May 4, 1947 - January 4, 2018

Edward M. Olin, Sr., age 70, a longtime resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, died following a brief illness on Thursday, January 4, 2018 while surrounded by his loved ones at Lowell General Hospital. Ed was the beloved husband of the late Barbara A. (David) Olin who passed away in March of 2011. Born in Lowell on May 4, 1947, he was a son of Mary (Silveira) Olin of Spring Hill, FL and...
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Dorothy (Betty) Pyrcz

April 8, 1918 - January 3, 2018

Dorothy (Betty) Pyrcz, beloved wife of the late Alexander Pyrcz died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Cornerstone Hospice in Tavares FL following a period of declining health. She was 99. Born in Lowell on April 8, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Angeline (Couture) Betty. Dorothy was a homemaker who took pleasure in taking care of her family. She was happiest when...
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June B. (Brown) Ducharme

January 26, 1926 - January 1, 2018

DRACUT - June (Brown) Ducharme, 91, of Dracut, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Ducharme. Born in Lowell, on January 26, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Alice (Landry) Brown. Mrs. Ducharme was a long time resident of Dracut and owner of the former Dracut Center Pharmacy. June was an...
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Craig A. Gates

January 10, 1952 - December 30, 2017

LOWELL - Craig A. Gates, 65, a resident of Lowell died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital. He was the beloved longtime companion of Brenda P. Maille. He was born in Worcester on January 10, 1952, and was a son of the late Alden H. and Ruth (Brigham) Gates. He was a graduate of Tahanto Regional High School in Boylston and Salem State College. He was...
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Anna L. "Anne" (Chisholm) Blanchard

February 4, 1923 - December 29, 2017

LOWELL - Anna L. "Anne" (Chisholm) Blanchard, 94, a lifelong resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2017, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Blanchard who passed on July 25, 1994. Born in Lowell on February 4, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Annie L. (Doyle) Chisholm. Prior to...
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Normand Leonce Morrissette

November 27, 1929 - December 22, 2017

LACONIA, NH - Normand Leonce Morrissette, 88, a resident of Laconia, NH, for the last several years, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, at the Laconia Center Genesis Eldercare with his loving family by his side. Normand was predeceased by his first wife, Pauline (Gagne) Morrissette in 1958 and by his second wife, Catherine (Cunningham) Morrissette in 2005. Born in Lowell on November 27,...
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Juliette T. (Hebert) Soucy

November 24, 1931 - December 22, 2017

LOWELL - Juliette T (Hebert) Soucy, 86, of the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 22, 2017, joining her husband Joseph and son Mark in heaven. She was born in Lowell MA November 24, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Leo and Bernadette (Denault) Hebert. Prior to retirement, Julie was employed as a Senior Technician at Sanders in Hudson...
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Patricia A. (Bechard) Roy

June 19, 1944 - December 21, 2017

LOWELL - Patricia A. (Bechard) Roy, 73, a resident of the Pawtucketville section of Lowell, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Jean-Marc "Gino" Roy with whom she shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Lowell on June 19, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Laura (Scott) Bechard. Mrs. Roy had been employed at the...
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Roland J. Beaudry

October 1, 1944 - December 21, 2017

Roland J. Beaudry 73, of Lowell, Massachusetts, died unexpectedly on December 21, surrounded in the peace and comfort of his loved ones. His life was spent enjoying the loves of his life, wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandson. He was a wonderful, kind, loving, funny and genuine down to earth man with a giving heart who would help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by all who...
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John J. Sousa III

March 30, 1972 - December 20, 2017

John J. Sousa III, beloved husband of Carrie (DiRocco) Sousa with whom he has been married for 19 years, passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2017. He was born in Lowell on March 30, 1972, a son of Sheila (Pryce) Sousa and John Joseph Sousa II who survive him. John grew up in the Pawtucketville section of Lowell and was an avid baseball, and hockey player in his youth. He was a 1990...
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Florence M. (Landry) Sevigny

August 10, 1920 - December 16, 2017

Florence Marie "Flo" Sevigny, 97, died peacefully at Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Born August 10, 1920 in Lowell to Albert and Alexandrine Landry, she attended elementary school in Lowell until the death of her mother at which time she left school to help care for her younger brothers and sisters. On December 2, 1939, she married Raymond Sevigny of...
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Gerald C. "Jerry" Roy

January 10, 1945 - December 15, 2017

LOWELL - Gerald C. "Jerry" Roy, 72, a longtime resident of Lowell died unexpectedly Friday, December 15, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital. He was born in Lowell on January 10, 1945, and was the son of the late Louis J. and Juliette I. (Nadeau) Roy. He received his education in Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell Trade School. Jerry worked for many years as a supervisor in the sheet...
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Rae (Fortin) Valdes

July 1, 1953 - December 10, 2017

"Mother is a verb. It's something you do. Not just who you are." Rae (Fortin) Valdes, the devoted mother of Justin Valdes, passed away at her Dracut residence on Sunday, December 10, 2017 surrounded by her beloved family. She was 64. Rae was one of eleven children of the late Raymond and Barbara (Hayes) Fortin, born in Brookline on July 1, 1953. She was employed as a Licensed Practical...
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Leo A. Garneau

May 30, 1917 - December 10, 2017

Leo A. Garneau, a resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell and the beloved husband of the late Ann R. (Grondine) Garneau, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Leo planned and excitedly celebrated his 100th birthday on May 30th of this year. Family and friends travelled from all corners of the United States and Canada to celebrate with him. He was born...
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Jean H. (Hansen) Doyle

October 14, 1920 - December 8, 2017

Jean H. (Hansen) Doyle, a resident of Tyngsboro, the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Doyle passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was 97. Born in Chicago, IL on October 14, 1920, Jean was the daughter of the late Hugo and Ethel (Pritchard) Hansen. Jean graduated from Marycrest and St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa with a BA in Science. She was a...
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Adrian James Schaller

September 30, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Adrian James Schaller, born on September 30, 2017, precious infant son of Oliver C. Schaller and Yaritsa M. Delarosa entered into the arms of the angels, unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Adrian's Funeral Service to be held at the Lowell First Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Please meet at church. In lieu of flowers...
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William F. Coan, Sr.

October 26, 1933 - December 5, 2017

LOWELL - William F. Coan, Sr., age 84, a resident of the Centralville neighborhood of Lowell, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 5th, following a courageous battle with heart issues. He was surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Born in Lowell on October 26, 1933 he was the only son of the late Mary C. (Hovey) Coan and Raymond E. Coan. At a...
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Ruby Duhamel Cook

December 2, 1946 - December 5, 2017

On December 5, 2017 our good friend Ruby, crossed over and left the physical vessel she called home for the last 71 years, after experiencing a wonderfully blessed incarnation. Ruby was diagnosed with COPD, emphysema and Stage IV lung cancer back in September of 2014. Always positive and upbeat, Ruby never let her physical problems defeat her mentally or emotionally. She honestly believed that...
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E. Joyce (Clough) (Benoit) Arcand

January 6, 1931 - December 5, 2017

LOWELL - E. Joyce (Clough) (Benoit) Arcand, 86, a longtime resident of Lowell died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Willow Manor in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late W. Paul R. Arcand, Jr. . She was born in Keene, NH on January 6, 1931, and was a daughter of the late Harry S. and Irene (Willett) Clough. She received her education in Keene schools and was a graduate of Keene High...
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Henri P. Laferriere

December 7, 1964 - December 2, 2017

LOWELL - Henri P. Laferriere, 52, a resident of the Christian Hill neighborhood in the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Born in Portsmouth, VA, on December 7, 1964, he was a son of Donald and Henriette (Duhamel) Laferriere. Henri was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1982 and received a degree from Sylvania Tech in 1983. He worked...
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Charles A. Lagos

November 6, 1927 - December 1, 2017

BEDFORD - Charles A. Lagos, 90, a longtime Dracut resident, died peacefully on Friday, December 1 at the E. N. Rogers Memorial Veteran's Administration Hospital, Bedford, MA. For the past four years he had been battling periods of declining health. He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy A. (Bergeron) Lagos. Born in Salem, MA on November 6, 1927 he was a son of the late Antonios and...
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Grace E. (McCafferty) Sweeney

December 12, 1932 - November 30, 2017


DRACUT - Grace E. (McCafferty) Sweeney, 84, a longtime resident of Dracut, passed away at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston in the comfort of her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold J. Sweeney for over 35 years. Grace was born in Lowell on December 12, 1932. She was a daughter of the late Matthew P. and Agnes W. (Sullivan) McCafferty.
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