Oren P. Lee
of Lowell, Vietnam War Vet; 70
LOWELL -- Oren Peter Lee, 70, a longtime Lowell resident and a Vietnam Veteran, died Friday afternoon, at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody after a lengthy illness.
Born in the Chinatown section of Boston on November 7, 1942, Mr. Lee was a son of the late Quing Fook Lee and Elsie Soo Hoo and received his education in the Boston schools.
Mr. Lee served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and served as a Communication Specialist.
He was a bartender in the Dracut and Lowell Area for many years in the following establishments, Deb's Lakeview Lounge, Georges Café, Diamonds, J.J.Boomers, the Apsara Restaurant and Lounge, O.J. Lounge, Stingers Lounge, Shooters Lounge, and China Sails in Boston.
Mr. Lee is survived by two sons, Bobby Lee and his wife, Melody of Tyngsboro, and Bruce Lee and his wife, Samantha of Lowell; three daughters, Linda Lee of California, Deborah Lee of Boston, and Holly Lee of Lowell; nine grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Ned Lee and his wife, Annie of Mississippi; a sister, Anna Billmyer and her husband, Ronald of Milton, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Mr. Lee was also the brother of the late Nancy Lee, Henderson Paul Lee and Wesley J. Lee.
LEE -- Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street from 4 until 9 PM on Monday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at St. James the Greater Church, 135 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA. PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations to the "Mr. Oren P. Lee Scholarship Fund" c/o NMTW Community Credit Union, 40 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852 would be appreciated. For directions and condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Mar. 3, 2013