BILLERICA, Mass.- Lionel C. "Papa Lou" Barbarossa Jr., 74, beloved husband of Patricia (MacDonald) Barbarossa, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.
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He was born in Miami, Fla., on May 10, 1938, the son of the late Lionel C. Sr. and Eleanore (Horeis) Barbarossa, and lived in Randolph and Dorchester prior to moving to Billerica 41 years ago.
Mr. Barbarossa owned and operated Billerica Seafood in Billerica and Papa Lou's Card Shop in Wilmington before becoming the founder of Lou's Custom Exhaust with franchise locations throughout New England.
He was a member of the Billerica Lodge of Elks and a former member of the Knights of Columbus Fr. Wren Council in Billerica.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Lionel "Lee" Barbarossa III and his wife, Cheryl of Dracut; Louis R. Barbarossa and his wife, Carol of Billerica; Scott W. Barbarossa and his wife, Erica of Windham, N.H.; and John B. Barbarossa and his wife, Janet of Auburn, N.H.; three daughters, Eleanore Moore and her husband, Michael of Dracut; Patricia Barbarossa Jr. of Billerica; and Rachael Page and her husband, Scott of Manchester, N.H.; 13 grandchildren, Lee Barbarossa IV, Kailene and William McInnis Jr., Kelsey, Nicholas and David Barbarossa, Victoria Barbarossa, Michael and Alison Moore, John, Annie and Jesse Barbarossa, as well as his dear friends Paul "Skip" Williams and his wife, Marie of Stoughton. He was also the grandfather of the late Eric Barbarossa.
SERVICES: A celebration of his life will be Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Tewksbury Country Club, Route 38, Tewksbury, Mass., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, Va. 22172. Arrangements under the care of the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, Billerica. For more information, go to sweeneymemorialfh.com.
Published in Union Leader on Sept. 20, 2012