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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

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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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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Germaine A. (Marcotte) Duffy

July 11, 1924 - November 30, 2017

LOWELL - Germaine A (Marcotte) Duffy, 93, of Lowell, died peacefully Thursday, November 30, with family by her side. She was the wife of the late Henry (Harry) Duffy for 67 years. She was born in Lowell, MA on July 11, 1924 to the late Eugene and Flore (Rondeau) Marcotte. She lived her life in Lowell, attending St Joseph School, and working in the Wannalancit Mills until her early retirement...
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Lauretta (Jacques) (Kay) Covelli

February 16, 1925 - November 27, 2017

TRINITY, FL - Lauretta (Jacques) (Kay) Covelli, 92 of Trinity, Florida passed away on November 27, 2017, with her loving family by her side. She was the cherished wife of Raymond P. Covelli and the late Robert D. Kay. Lauretta was born in Ware, MA on February 16, 1925 and was a long-time resident of Dracut before retiring to Florida in 1984. No matter what Lauretta did, there's no question...
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Linda J. Silva

April 28, 1961 - November 21, 2017

LOWELL - Linda J. Silva, 56, a resident of the Pawtucketville section of Lowell, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 alongside her loving family. Born in Lowell on April 28, 1961, she was the daughter of Genevieve (Quinn) Silva and late Ralph Silva. In addition to her mother, she leaves two daughters, Tori and Madison Alcorn, both of Lowell; 5 siblings, Michelle, Mike, Scott, Patty, and...
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Joseph "Arthur" Tousignant

May 7, 1922 - November 20, 2017

Joseph "Arthur" Tousignant, a Dracut resident and beloved husband of the late Marie "Rita" (Martel) Tousignant, with whom he was married for 67 years at the time of her death in 2016, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. He was 95. Born in Lowell on May 7, 1922, he was a son of the late Alcide and Merilda (Perreault) Tousignant. Arthur was a WWII Veteran, having served in the Navy, as...
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Germaine M. (Matteau) Pepin

April 28, 1921 - November 11, 2017

Lowell - Germaine M. (Matteau) Pepin, 96, a resident of the Pawtucketville section of Lowell, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at a local healthcare facility with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene E. "Ginger" Pepin. Born in Lowell on April 28, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Delia (Marchand) Matteau. Mrs. Pepin had worked...
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Joseph M. Ferreira

December 10, 1938 - November 9, 2017

PELHAM, NH - Joseph M. Ferreira, 78, a resident of Pelham, NH, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Maureen B. "Molly" (Conway) Ferreira with whom he shared 57 years of happiness. Born in Lowell on December 10, 1938, he was a son of the late Joaquim and Virginia (Nobrega) Ferreira. Mr. Ferreira grew up in Lowell and was a...
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John Y. Gamache

July 5, 1944 - November 3, 2017

LOWELL - John Yves "Frenchie" Gamache, 73, a longtime resident of Lowell, died unexpected Friday November 3, 2017 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Lucille M. (Belanger) Gamache, to whom he was married for 53 years. He was born in Magog, Quebec, Canada on July 5, 1944 and was a son of the late Jean Claude and Lucia (Devost) Gamache. He received his education in Canada. Prior to...
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Luis D. Hernandez

September 26, 1968 - November 1, 2017

LOWELL - Luis D. Hernandez, 49, a resident of Lowell died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 1, 2017, just 13 days following the death of his father. He was born in the Bronx, New York on September 26,1968, and was a son of the late Luis A. and Judith (Ramos) Hernandez. He received his education in Lowell schools. Luis was a hard worker and a talented mechanical engineer when it came to...
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Daniel Marc Roberts

August 4, 1980 - November 1, 2017

LOWELL - Daniel M. Roberts, 37, a resident of Lowell, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was the husband of Charity P. (Buckley) Roberts. He was born in Lowell on August 4, 1980, and was the son of Michelle T. (Boisvert) (Roberts) Brassard and the late John J. Roberts. He received his education in Lowell schools. Daniel was a journeyman electrician and held a...
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Elaine I. "Eitty" (Klain) Mayrand

May 31, 1928 - November 1, 2017

Elaine Irene "Eitty" (Klain) Mayrand , age 89, a lifelong resident of Lowell MA , passed away after a long and full life peacefully on Wedneday, November 1, 2017.     Born in Lowell on May 31, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Rose and Myer Klain.  Elaine was married to the late Joseph E. "Jerome" Mayrand.  She was the sister of the late Abram Surkis and a very dear friend of the...
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Patricia Ann "Pat" Lyddy Nichols

May 22, 1937 - October 31, 2017

HUDSON, NH – Patricia Ann "Pat" (Lyddy) Nichols, 80, a resident of Hudson, NH and former resident of Lowell, MA, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Mass General Hospital (MGH). She was the beloved wife of Donald R. Nichols, to whom she was married to for 59 years. She was born in Lowell on May 22, 1937, and was a daughter of the late Austin and Annette (Beauregard) Lyddy. She...
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Rita J. (Aubin) Sawyer

January 3, 1923 - October 30, 2017

DRACUT - Rita J. (Aubin) Sawyer, 94, a longtime resident of Dracut died Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Palm Center in Chelmsford. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor G. Sawyer. She was born in Lowell on January 3, 1923, and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Emma (Roy) Aubin. She received her education in Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. Prior to...
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Irene B. (Hall) Dufault

April 21, 1918 - October 29, 2017

Irene B. (Hall) Dufault, beloved wife of the late James E. Dufault, formerly of Lowell, passed away at her Dracut residence on Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was 99 years old. Born in Saco, Maine on April 21, 1918, Irene was oldest and last of eleven children born to Simeon and Bernadette (Boisvert) Hall. She was educated in the Lowell schools, and for many years worked as an assembler for...
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Donna M. (Garside) Plourde

September 20, 1953 - October 28, 2017

Donna Marie (Garside) Plourde, age 64, entered eternal rest unexpectedly at home on October 28, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Robert Plourde whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Lowell on September 20, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Garside and the late Evelyn (Hand) Easley. She was a lifelong resident of Lowell. Donna was educated in the Lowell Public Schools. ...
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John F. Craig

March 7, 1940 - October 22, 2017

LOWELL - John F. Craig, 77, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Northwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Lowell. He was born in Lowell on March 7, 1940, and was a son of the late John F. and Frances A. (LaRock) Craig. He received his education in Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School and he earned his bachelor's degree from Lowell...
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Shayla M. Witts

April 2, 1986 - October 20, 2017

Shayla M. Witts, a resident of Lawrence, died suddenly on Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Lawrence General Hospital. She was 31. Shayla was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on April 2, 1986, a daughter of David Witts of Florida and Cynthia (Tripodi) Witts of Lowell who survive her. Shayla was raised in Tyngsboro, prior to moving to Lawrence two years ago. In her spare time Shayla enjoyed...
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James R. Sheehan

June 28, 1930 - October 20, 2017

James R. Sheehan, 87, a life-long resident of Dracut, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017 at a local healthcare facility. He was the beloved husband of the late Janet A. (Perry) to whom he was married for 49 years. Born in Dracut on June 28,1930 he was the youngest child of the late Leo and Mary (Kirk) Sheehan. Mr. Sheehan was predeceased by his seven siblings, John, Leo, Marie,...
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Luis A. Hernandez

January 13, 1933 - October 19, 2017

LOWELL - Luis A. Hernandez, 84, a longtime resident of Lowell died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was the beloved husband of the late Judith (Ramos) Hernandez. He was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico on January 13, 1933, and was the son of the late Carlos and Cruz (Loriano) Hernandez. He received his education in Puerto Rico. Luis...
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Scott J. Woodman

July 22, 1973 - October 16, 2017

Scott James Woodman, age 44, passed away on October 16, 2017. Born on July 22, 1973, he was a son of the late Mary - Ann (Simpson) (Woodman) Conlon, and Raymond Woodman of Dracut along with his stepmother Germaine (Freitas) Woodman who survives him. Scott was an avid outdoorsman, he loved skiing, hiking, camping, and golfing. Surviving him besides his father and stepmother are his...
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Georgette O. (Villandry) Gagne

March 2, 1936 - October 16, 2017

Georgette O. (Villandry) Gagne, beloved wife of the late Leon R. Gagne, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Northwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Lowell, MA following a courageous fight against Alzheimer's Disease. She was 81. Born in Lowell on March 2, 1936, she was a daughter of the late William G. and Simonne (Turcotte) Villandry. Georgette was a stay at home mom raising...
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Donald R. Rondeau

November 20, 1938 - October 16, 2017

PLAISTOW, NH - Donald R. Rondeau, 78, a resident of Plaistow, NH, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the E.N. Roger's Memorial Veteran's Hospital in Bedford, MA. Born in Lowell on Nov. 20, 1938, he was a son of the late Charles and Alice (Moreau) Rondeau. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Rondeau had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Kidder Building and Wrecking Company of...
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Philip E. Colburn, Jr.

May 11, 1920 - October 12, 2017

HAMPTON, NH - Philip E. Colburn, Jr., 97, a resident of Hampton, NH and former longtime resident of Lowell died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Pines of Newmarket in Newmarket, NH. He was the beloved husband of the late Grace E. (Bovill) Colburn, who died in 1988 and the late Alice (LeClair) Colburn, who died in 2014. He was born in Lowell on May 11, 1920, and was the son of the late...
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Frances M. "Fran" (Coffin) (Tabor) Silva

July 22, 1927 - October 11, 2017

METHUEN - Frances M. "Fran" (Coffin) Tabor Silva - Born on July 22, 1927 Fran celebrated her 90th birthday this past summer at the beautiful Halcyon House Retirement Home in Methuen MA where she lived for the last 8 years. Fran was transferred to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House on Tuesday October 10th and passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning October 11th. Daughter of Beatrice Coffin ...
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Joanne M. "IO" Ouellette

October 6, 1957 - October 11, 2017

DRACUT - Joanne M. "IO" Ouellette, 60, a longtime resident of Dracut died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at her home following a brief illness. She was born in Lowell on October 6, 1957, and was a daughter of the late Donald H. Ouellette, Sr. and the late Claire M. (Cutress) Ouellette. She was a graduate of Pelham High School. IO earned her associate degree in business from Hesser College...
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James Brooks MacGee, OMI

December 12, 1930 - October 10, 2017

Rev. James Brooks MacGee, OMI, age 86, died on October 10, 2017, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Born in Newton, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Albert Carleton MacGee and Alice (Oddie) MacGee. Fr. MacGee was predeceased by a foster son, Anthony Wayne ("Tony") Martin. Fr. MacGee was educated at Boston College High School. He began his Oblate life at...
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Edward P. Pepin

August 29, 1940 - October 6, 2017

LOWELL- Edward P. Pepin, 77, a longtime resident of Lowell, died Friday, October 6, 2017 at the home of his daughter Tammy following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Donna R. (Evicci) Pepin, who died in 2013 and the late Doris J. (Sigman), who died in 1983. He was born in Lowell on August 29, 1940, and was a son of Germaine (Matteau) Pepin of Lowell and the late Eugene ...
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Nancyjean (Ward) Callery

May 16, 1941 - October 3, 2017

DRACUT - Nancyjean (Ward) Callery, 76, a resident of Dracut, passed away on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at a local healthcare facility with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward R. Callery. Born in Lowell on May 16, 1941, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Boyle) Ward. Nancy was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro and worked for...
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George Young

January 27, 1950 - September 30, 2017

George Young Jr., age 67, beloved husband of Rosemary (Nelson) Young, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2017 Born in Westford on January 27, 1950, a son of Betty (Edgar) Young, who survives him, and the late George Young, Sr., who passed away in 2014. George was raised in Westford and was a 1968 graduate of Westford Academy. Prior to his retirement in 2015 he worked as a buyer...
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Loyce E. (Thomas) Gagnon

June 11, 1933 - September 28, 2017

Loyce Elizabeth (Thomas) Gagnon (born June 11, 1933) passed away peacefully on September 28th from the complications of her 25-year-battle with multiple myeloma. She died at home surrounded by her loving family. Loyce was born and raised in Dracut, MA where she spent her entire life. She was the beloved wife and eternal sweetheart of Harvey J. Gagnon. They were married in 1953 and, through good...
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Andre R. "Andy" Thibault

September 17, 1949 - September 23, 2017

PEPPERELL, MA - Andre R. "Andy" Thibault, 68, a resident of Pepperell died Saturday, September 23, 2017 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Lowell on September 17, 1949, and was a son of Pauline L. (Comtois) Thibault of Pepperell and the late Roger J. Thibault. He received his education in Lowell schools. Andy proudly served his country in the United States Army...
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