Colleen M. (Gagnon) Luther
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Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister
LOWELL -- Colleen M. (Gagnon) Luther, a lifelong resident of the Highlands neighborhood of Lowell, died on Monday, November 12, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident in Lowell, aged 56 years. She was the beloved wife of Richard C. Luther, Jr., with whom she would have celebrated 36 years of marriage this month.
Born in Lowell, February 6, 1956, a daughter of the late Robert A. and Mary R. (Meehan) Gagnon. She received her early education in the Lowell school system, and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1975.
Colleen married Richard, her high school sweetheart, on November 27, 1976, and the couple settled in Lowell to raise their family.
Mrs. Luther became associated with Wang Laboratories in Tewksbury, and later, in Lowell. At the time of her death, she was employed at Neu-Tool Design Inc. in Wilmington, as a Manufacturing Inspector.
Colleen loved to travel with her family. Some of her most memorable trips included visits to Alaska and Block Island. Her favorite place to go, by far, was Las Vegas. She enjoyed gardening, and lovingly tended to her beautiful flowers each year. Colleen also loved to shop, especially with her dear friend Sylvina.
Mrs. Luther was a kind, caring person who will always be remembered for her devotion to her cherished family and dear friends, especially her precious grandchildren.
Besides her loving husband Richard, she is survived by a daughter, Keely J. Owens and her husband Brett of Atkinson, NH; two sisters; Kathleen M. Oliveria and her husband Thomas of Dracut, and MaryAnn Kanteles and her fiancé David Texeira of Lowell; three brothers, Robert Gagnon of Haverhill, Gary Gagnon and his wife Diana of Littleton, and Sean N. Gagnon of Plymouth, MA; and two grandchildren, Teegan H. and Tenley J. Owens of Atkinson, NH. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was the sister of the late Michael Gagnon and Gail Gagnon.
LUTHER -- In Lowell, November 12, 2012. Colleen M. (Gagnon) Luther, of Lowell, aged 56 years. Beloved wife of Richard C. Luther, Jr. Friends will be received at MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Blvd., Lowell, on Thursday from 4 to 8 PM. Mrs. Luther's Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Margaret Church, Lowell, on Friday at 10:00 AM. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make a memorial donation in her name to the American Red Cross, C/O Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Sandy, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA, 50340-2018, or online at www.redcross.org. Funeral Directors, Frederick W. Healy and Walter F. Bayliss, Jr. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit Colleen's memorial page at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.
Published in Lowell Sun from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012