Maurice D. Comtois DeMoulas/Market Basket retiree, Honored on work, Civil War Sesquicentennial from the Lowell National Historical Park; 76 -- LOWELL -- Maurice Donald Comtois, 76, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died unexpectedly July 6, 2013, while vacationing with his family in Bermuda. Born in Lowell on December 30, 1936, he was a son of the late Joseph and Oliva (Beausoleil) Comtois and was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School. During the Vietnam Conflict, Mr. Comtois served his Country in the United States Army. He retired from DeMoulas/Market Basket after 36 years in various management positions at both the Tewksbury and Bridge Street stores. Mr. Comtois was a Civil War enthusiast. He visited many battle sites and cemeteries tracking down Lowell soldiers and their burial places. He received the Preservation Award from the Lowell National Historical Park on the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Mr. Comtois was a longtime member of the C.M.A.C. Club and was an active participant in their bowling leagues. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. He is survived by his loving wife and companion of 34 years, Marian O'Brien of Lowell; a son, Jeffrey Comtois of West Palm Beach, FL; two daughters, Lisa DiCicco and Sarah Comtois, a senior at Lowell High School, both of Lowell; a granddaughter, Kirsten DiCicco; his former wife Justine Lubinski Walker and several nieces and nephews from the Laferriere, Salvas, Diette and Comtois families and his in laws from the Lemire, Patton and O'Brien families. Mr. Comtois was predeceased by his nine brothers and sisters, Lionel, Raoul, Donald, Roger, Roland, Lillian, Georgette, Simone and Pauline. COMTOIS -- Relatives and friends are invited to his Life Celebration at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 HILDRETH STREET from 4 until 8 PM on Tuesday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to either the Christian Gualtieri Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o Ste. Jeanne d'Arc School, 68 Dracut St. Lowell, MA 01854 or the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854. For directions and condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
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Published in Lowell Sun from July 12 to July 15, 2013