Paul E. Brassard
1939 - 2020
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DRACUT - Paul E. Brassard, age 80, a longtime resident of Dracut passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, due to complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was the beloved husband of Rachel T. (Dussault) Brassard, with whom he would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on June 29th.

Born in Lowell on June 29, 1939, he was the son of the late Laurent and Yvette (Descheneaux) Brassard. He received his education in Lowell schools and was a graduate of Saint Joseph's High School in 1956. He went on to earn his Bachelor's degree from Lowell Technological Institute.

Paul was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and served along with his brother, Luke, in the 44th Bombardment Wing at Chennault Air Force Base in Lake Charles, Louisiana from 1957 until 1961.

Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the service, Paul started a career with Raytheon in 1961 where he would spend the next 40 years of his life working in multiple roles related to National Defense, the Space Program, and support of the aerospace industry.

Paul enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and especially skiing, as the participants of the White Mountain Express will all remember. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and especially his grandson.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Daniel M. and Christine Brassard of Exeter, NH; his grandson, Henry Paul Brassard of Exeter, NH; his brother, Lucien "Luke" Brassard and his wife Patricia, of Lowell; three sisters, Suzanne McElhinney of Glen, NH, Diane Halper and her husband George of Marlborough, Margot Davis of Waldorf, Maryland; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

BRASSARD - In keeping with the current restrictions, services were private. Paul was laid to rest at Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Chelmsford. Donations may be made in Paul's memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association www.apdaparkinson.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the MCKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell. For condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com.



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Published in Lowell Sun on May 24, 2020.
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18 entries
May 27, 2020
Deepest sympathies to the Brassard family from Frank Carroll, a friend from D'youville Senior Care.
Frank Carroll
Friend
May 27, 2020
So sorry for your great loss. Paul was always such a cheerful guy. Surely will be greatly missed.
Anita Campbell
Friend
May 26, 2020
Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Rachel, in this time of grief. Although we know how much you will miss him, everyone who knew Paul will miss him and remember him lovingly. How can we ever forget the man, who by his presence, would light up an entire room and put everyone at ease by his light-hearted jokes and stories, and with his ever-present smiles and laughter! Keep those wonderful memories in your heart, as we all say farewell to a very wonderful man. With love, Ellen and Ron Descheneaux
Ellen and Ron Descheneaux
Family
May 26, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Rachel and her son at this difficult time in their lives. Paul was a great person and I am pleased to have known him at D`Youville Senior Care.
Aline Clermont
Friend
May 26, 2020
Rachel, our deepest sympathy to you and your family
Phyllis and Paul McCarthy
May 26, 2020
Rachel, my deepest sympathy to you & your family.
Roland Maille
May 25, 2020
Sorry to hear the passing of another of the old group from Raytheon. I worked with and knew Paul as one of the good guys. I also spent 30+ yrs working at Raytheon. Not many of this group left.
John Brigham
Coworker
May 25, 2020
Paul was great neighbor and friend growing up on Mt Hope street. Spent many Sunday afternoons walking to downtown to see a 12 cent movie.
David McCarthy
Friend
May 24, 2020
my deepest sympathy
Bill Fox
Friend
May 24, 2020
So sorry to read that Paul passed away.,He certainly was a wonderful guy Our condolences to Rachel and the entire Brassard Family. Sincerely Jim and Sally Moynihan
James Moynihan
Friend
May 24, 2020
Paul was a great guy and friend of my late father, Kevin Fenlon. I was fortunate enough to golf many times with the two of them. The nonstop ribbing and trash talk was great fun. I was always amazed at how active and fun of life Paul was. He will be missed. I send my condolences for the Fenlon and Lane families as well.
Mark Fenlon
Friend
May 24, 2020
Dear Rachael, so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family . Sincerely, Emile and Norma Maille
Emile Maille
Friend
May 24, 2020
Remember the joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
John and Helene Gove
Friend
May 23, 2020
Uncle Paul was always a kind & loving person. You made our visits growing up so much fun. You brought laughter & joy to every visit & function. You will be missed! Love you Uncle Paul!
Elaine Paquette
Family
May 22, 2020
Dear Rachel, Luke, Sue, Diane and Margot,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Paul. Since he arrived here at d'Youville, he and I would chat daily. Rachel, you were so very faithful to your visits and he appreciated them so much. Unfortunately, with the present situation, I cannot be present to all of you, but I hold you all in prayer and friendship.
Sister Pauline Leblanc
Friend
May 22, 2020
Paul was a wonderful person and a very kind friend to both myself and my parents. We used to sit in front of he and his wife in church. He would often compliment me on my readings from the Bible st mass which I deeply appreciated. He will be deeply missed.
William Lefrancois
Friend
May 22, 2020
Paul, the funniest man I know. You will be surely missed. Paul we love you. Rest in peace.
Eileen& Jerry Soucy
Friend
May 22, 2020
I will always cherish your friendship. Rest In Peace. Your friend,
Jay
Jay Nyberg
Friend
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