Rita M. Gagnon
of Lowell; 79
LOWELL -- Rita M. (Corcoran) Gagnon, 79, of Lowell, died peacefully on Sunday, January 12th at her home with her loving family by her side following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert R. Gagnon who died January 17, 1982.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 22, 1934, the daughter of the late Henry J. and the late Irene (Berube) Corcoran, she attended St. Patrick's Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School in the Class of 1953.
Before retiring, Rita was employed with the City of Lowell as a Manager and Cook in the Food Service Department at the McAvinnue School for over 20 years.
Being all about family, she enjoyed spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.
Among her many interests, Rita loved going on her many winning trips to Foxwoods Casino with her family and friends.
Rita is survived by two daughters Robyn L. Gagnon of Lowell, MA and Donna I. Bennett and her husband Robert of Dracut, MA; two sons Bob Gagnon of Lowell, MA and Gary J. Gagnon and his wife Debra of Dallas-Fort Worth, TX; four grandchildren Kyle Gagnon and Senior Airman Chad Gagnon, U.S. Air Force both of Denton, TX and Luke Bennett and Cassie Bennett both of Dracut, MA; many nieces and nephews; and several dear friends.
She was also mother of the late Colette A. Gagnon and predeceased by her siblings Eileen Greenwood, Patsy Corcoran, Phyllis Fournier, Margie Mahoney, James Corcoran, Mickey Corcoran, Paul Corcoran and Billy Corcoran.
GAGNON -- In Lowell, Jan. 12, 2014, at home, Rita M. (Berube) Gagnon, wife of the late Robert R. Gagnon. Friends may call the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 11 A.M. on Wednesday immediately followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral home. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866)
J.F. O'Donnell & Sons Funeral Home
276 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 14, 2014