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MaryEllen R. Warsnip
  • St. Michael School, 21 Sixth Street, Lowell, MA 01850

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“Dear Louie and familyMy prayers are with you, I've been in Florida for the past month, someone just told me about your loss, I wish I could have been...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Marilyn Leno - Lowell, MA

“We are saddened to hear about MaryEllens passing. Everyone from the Dracut Curves will never forget you!God Bless! ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: Lisa Foster - Dracut, MA

“Sparky,I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. It sounds like she was one of a kind and loved by many. I hope your happy memories of her will...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Laura Marion-Hussey - Lowell, MA

“Louie; Sincerely sorry of your loss. MaryEllen was a Happy Carefree woman, although I had not known her long, but that is how she struck me. My...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Charles Abdinoor

“MaryEllen, you were a very nice person, always so cheerful. You always treated me like family. I'm sorry for the great loss your family has suffered....Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Angie Falardeau - Lowell, MA

“Having known her only at the end of her time here on earth, it was still so very obvious that she was truly a beautiful soul. I am glad she no longer...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: A Friend - Lowell, MA

“Louie and family,My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.I'll always remember Maryellen for the wonderful good work she did...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Rachel Montminy - Harpswell, ME

“I"m going to miss being called "sunshine" even at the age of 33! She will be missed terribly by our family, we have so many great memories of her. ...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Mary Beth Parise - Townsend, MA

“My condolences to Stefanie and family on the loss of your mother. ”
9 of 31 | Posted by: Steven Marcum

“For some moments in life there are no words, only prayers & thoughts! My heartfelt condolences to the Warsnip family, MaryEllen was an amazing woman...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Robin Doyle - Lowell, MA

“To my Nema, I have a place reserved Just for you in my heart Because in my life You'll always be a part Wherever you are What ever you do ...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Tripp Warsnip - Grandson

“Our thoughts are with you as this wonderful lady goes to her heavenly rewards. She has certainly earned them and will be greatly missed. She truly...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Doug & Teri Townshend - FL

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you guys in this difficult time. Remeber all the love you shared, and you will have many tears, laughs and smiles...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Janet Barsorian - Nashua, NH

“Louieand family, I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Mary Ellen was a good friend and will be sorely missed, she will be remembered in my...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Ed Gertz - Dracut, MA

“Show choir was the best part of my high school experience. Without the Warsnip family we would have been hard-pressed to keep everything going the...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Marissa - Friend

“Auntie MaryEllen I will think of you always ...Love Wesley ”
16 of 31 | Posted by: Wesley Ruskey - Lowell, MA

“Those we love dont go away the walk beside us everyday....I know MaryEllen will be with us always for she always was.. She was an aunt, a mother, and...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Holly Ruskey - Lowell, MA

“To The Warsnip Family, AnnMargret and Kathy: I am so sorry for your loss Mary Ellen was a great cousin . As a child I remember I loved to go to...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Linda Golden Buckjune - Lowell, MA

“to the warsnip family my prayers go out to maryellen and family its been years that i seen maryellen i thought about her alot as years went by very...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: richard riley - lowell, MA

“RIP Maryellen. You are and always will be #1 show choir mom. Im sure you're in Heaven right now, planning a Spaghetti Supper with the angels. ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: Bethany Welcome

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: Bernie JoAnn Bernier - FL

“maryellen waslike a secondmother to me. Ihave very fond memories growing up on beacon street with her and her familiy.She will begreatly missed. ...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: tricia - townsend, MA

“Rest In Peace MaryEllenDonna Lilly ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: donna lilly - lowell, MA

“To my Nema,I have a place reservedJust for you in my heartBecause in my lifeYou'll always be a partWherever you areWhat ever you doRemember there is...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Tripp Warsnip - Lowell, MA

“To My Nema,I have a place reservedJust for you in my heartBecause in my lifeYou'll always be a partWherever you areWhat ever you doRemember there is...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Tripp Warsnip - Lowell, MA

“Stephanie- May your loving mother rest inpeace in her heavens home.Erin Godbout & Peter Feick ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Erin Godbout - Sugar Hill, NH

“To the Warsnip family,So sorry to read about your loss. She's gone but not forgotten. Seven of us grew up together and have great memories. ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Connie (Bellemare) Farley - MA

“To the Warsnip Family; I am Glad to have known MaryEllen for over 30 years & she did a tremendous amount of work for the East END Ladies Aux. "May...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Ray & Tammy Roberts ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry for your loss. I only met your mom a couple of times and she was extremely warm and inviting. My prayers are with her and your family. ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Chris Clark

“Louie, Angela, Stef, & Sparky, I am so sorry about Mellons passing. She was a wonderful woman and at times, a force to be reckoned with....Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Deana (Zannoni) Faucher - NH


MaryEllen Rita (Ritchotte) Warsnip, 67, passed away Monday March 7, 2011 at Lowell General Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Centralville section of the city and active for many years in the Greater Lowell Community. In 1966 she married Louis E. Warsnip, Sr. They celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary this past November.
Mrs. Warsnip was born in Lowell on October 30, 1943 to the late Joseph Raymond and Rose (Golden) Ritchotte. She was educated at St. Michael School and graduated Lowell High School in 1961. After completing Lowell Hair Academy, she was employed by and eventually became sole proprietor of The Beverly Beauty Salon. MaryEllen and the ‘beauty shop’ had become a solid fixture in Belvidere, on High Street, for the past 41 years. Along with being a small business owner, wife and mother, Mrs. Warsnip was also very active in many church, school and fraternal organizations. A parishioner at St. Michael Church her entire life, she was active for many years with the School and Church fundraising activities. She was a member of the Friends of Lowell High School for many years, including serving two terms as Co Presidents with her husband. She was actively involved for more than a decade with the Lowell High School Performing Arts especially “The Spindles”, the award winning Show Choir. Mrs. Warsnip was also a past president at various times for the East End Social Club, Ladies Auxiliary, contributing to many charities.
Surviving her besides her husband are her three children, Angela Warsnip and her husband, Robert O’Donnell of Milford NH, Stefanie Warsnip of Franconia, NH and Louis E. "Sparky" Warsnip, Jr. and his wife Melissa (Nikolaides) of Lowell; two grandsons, Louis E. "Tripp" Warsnip, III of Lowell and Joshua Peno of Nashua; two sisters, Anne Margret Kozak and her husband, Thomas of Colorado Springs, CO and Katherine Ritchotte of Nashua NH; one brother, Francis Ritchotte and his wife, Bernadette of Auburn; NH; an aunt, Mrs. Alice Ritchotte of Lowell ;an uncle, Mr. Raymond DeLuca of Lowell. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins to whom she loved dearly, as well as her godchildren and dear friends, including Mrs. Mary Courtemarche of Lowell.