Lucille E. Gingras
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Loving mother, grandmother, and sister; 95
LOWELL -- Lucille E. (Schurman) Gingras, a resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, beloved wife of the late Armand C. "Sonny" Gingras, died on Monday, May 13, 2013, following a brief illness. She was 95.
Lu was born in Lowell on April 1, 1918, a daughter of the late Frank Henry and Meader Abby (Haynes) Schurman.
In earlier years, she was employed as a stitcher and dress maker for local dress shops. Lu loved sewing. She enjoyed making clothing for her children and grandchildren. Lu also had a great affection for the Merrimack River, and adored her home on the river where she lived for over 40 years.
Lu was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Lowell, the Navy's Fleet Reserve in Boston, the Centralville Senior Citizen Club, and the Dracut Senior Citizen Club.
Lu is survived by a son, Thomas H. Frankland, Jr. of Lowell; a daughter, Barbara Calhoun of Beverly Hills, FL; a stepson, Richard R. Gingras and his wife, Valerie of Dracut; a sister, Jeanne Beverly Volis of Lowell; seven grandchildren, Stephen Calhoun, Kathleen Mendonca, Sharon Ozana, Diane LeBlanc, Alicia Higginna, Kimberly Murphy, Jennifer Frankland; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
GINGRAS -- Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, from 2 until 6 PM on Sunday. Her Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Ayer.
For directions and condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home
327 Hildreth Street
Lowell, MA 01850
Published in Lowell Sun on May 17, 2013