Gayle A. McDonald
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of Hudson, NH, age 64
HUDSON, NH -- Mrs. Gayle A. (Sturtevant) McDonald, age 64, a resident of Hudson, NH and formerly of Dracut, died on Friday evening, January 11, 2013 at the Lowell General Hospital, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of John W. McDonald.
Born in Lowell on May 22, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Albert W. and Gladys E. (Leboeuf) Sturtevant, Jr.
Prior to her retirement, she had been a hairdresser and had taught at the Lowell Hairdressing Academy.
Gayle was an active member of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, where she enjoyed spending time with so many of her friends.
Surviving her in addition to her husband John are a son; Atty. Andrew J. LaCourse III of Hampton, NH; a daughter, Cherie A. LaCourse of Manchester, NH; four grandchildren, Felicia A. Hamann, Alyssa M. Hamann, James J. Tsouprakos and Arianna J. LaCourse; a brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Ellen Sturtevant of Westford; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dorothy "Dot" Kimmel of Lowell, Patricia "Pat" and Dennis Artrip of W. Virginia and Peggy and Richard McLeod of Lowell; her dear friends, Patricia "Patsy" Langlois of Dracut and Cherie Senz of NH; a close cousin, Joan McLynch of ME; three aunts, Lucille Welch, Shirley Kennedy and Vivian Leboeuf; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her beloved dog, Ziggy.
She was the sister of the late Albert W. "Billy" Sturtevant, Jr.
MCDONALD -- Mrs. Gayle A. McDonald. Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial visitation to be held on Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the ROLAND W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 308 Pawtucket St., Lowell. Her committal service will follow at 12 o'clock in the Chapel at St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the New Hampshire Assoc. for the Blind, 25 Walker St., Concord, NH 03301. For online condolences or directions, please visit www.martinfuneralhome.net.
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 16, 2013
Roland W. Martin Funeral Home
308 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854