Ruth M. Lombard
Laurin Funeral Home
295 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA
Ruth M. (Briere) Lombard
of Lowell; 86

LOWELL -- Ruth M. (Briere) Lombard, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Lowell General Hospital, following brief illness. She was the widow of Frederick Lombard.

She was born in Lowell on June 12, 1928, a daughter of the late Alexander and Arthmise (Masson) Briere.

She resided in Lowell and was a communicant of Holy Family Parish. A devoted mother and grandmother she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by 6 daughters, Donna Keefe of Dracut, Mary Jusczak and her husband, Frank, of Pelham, NH, Jeanne Santos and her husband, Saleotino, of Hudson, NH, Linda Cormier and her husband, Martin, of Lowell, Carole Dufresne and her husband, Robert, of Hudson, NH, Celeste Desmarais and her husband, Derek, of Londonderry, NH; 9 sons, Frederick Lombard Jr. and his wife, Denise, of Barnstead, NH, Robert Lombard and his wife, Eileen, of Old Town, FLA, Stephen Lombard and his wife, Barbara, of Allenstown, NH, Richard Lombard and his wife, Deborah, of Allenstown, NH, Patrick Lombard and his wife, Jennifer, of Derry, NH, Ronald Lombard and his wife, Tammy, of Dracut, Daniel Lombard, of Lowell, Michael Lombard and wife, Cheryl, of Lowell, and Dennis Lombard and his wife, Gloria, of Allenstown, NH; 2 sisters, Julie Chandonnette and her husband, Phil, of Lowell, and Cecile St. Onge, of Lowell; one brother, Raymond Briere and his wife, Holly, of Nashua; 40 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews.

She was mother of the late David and Gerald Lombard, grandmother of the late Darhlene Brien, Melissa Lombard, and Savannah Surrette; she was also the sister of the late, Ida Houle, Alexander Briere, Gerald Briere and Henry Briere and mother-in-law to the late Joseph Keefe.

LOMBARD -- Relatives and friends will be received at the M.R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., Lowell on Sunday, February 22, 2015, from 2:00 until 6:00 PM. Funeral Monday morning at 10 o'clock at Holy Family Parish, 30 Grafton St., Lowell. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Please visit online memorial at

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March 16, 2015
Words can't express what you mean to me. I wish I could have one more day with you, I love and miss you so much. Rest easy and say hi to papa for me.
Steven Lombard
February 23, 2015
may you rest with the Lord always

Psalm 16:5-11New International Version (NIV)
Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord. with him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful[a] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Love Tammy
February 23, 2015
Aunt Ruth may you RIP. My prayer and deepest condolences to our Family at this time.
Rebecca Briere
February 22, 2015
sorry to see you go you were an inspiration to me as I was growing up we did so many funny things together.we laugh,cried and hug each were a great mother and aunt you loved everyone that cross you welcome everyone into your home with love and open arms.i will miss you.your oldest niece to all your heart goes out to you you RIP in aunt ruth.
February 22, 2015
I cannot deny that you are gone. am angry that I could not say goodbye or that I did not spend enough time with you. I cannot bargain with God to bring you back. The sadness seems to consume me. I accept that you are part of my heart and I will never forget you. Sleep with the angels my beautiful Aunt Ruth. May we meet again someday.
April Briere
February 22, 2015
I love you mom. I Miss you dearly. If I can only hug and kiss you one more time. you were so kind. Gentle. loving, inspiring and your legacy will forever live on. You were so special like no other kind. Until we meet again, I love you so much.
Celeste Desmarais
February 21, 2015
Rest in peace.
raffy canlas
February 21, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Met your mom a few times Years ago she was a sweet lady.
Condolences to the Lombards May you rest in peace
Michele gamache
February 21, 2015
Mom the road ahead of us is going to be so difficult without you. We are not only your daughters we were your friends. My heart is shattered beyond words. In these last few years , you have trusted me with your life. I am so grateful you had so much Confidence and Love for me. Not a selfish bone in your body, you had so many kids but still opened your heart for so many others. Many times I read these bible quotes but not until now, I see their true meaning, and how much YOU lived up to them. Thank you for loving us, until we see each other again, give dad a kiss and hug for me! Matthew 25-35: For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;
Carole (Lombard) Dufresne
February 21, 2015
Carole (Lombard) Dufresne
February 21, 2015
Carole (Lombard) Dufresne
February 21, 2015
Sweet Ruth your memory will live on you will never be forgotten your touch your smell your beautiful smile .Having u as a mother in law was the best .You were. called home but the memories of you will go on forever.Rip
Gloria Silva Lombard
February 21, 2015
The emptiness of your physical existence will always be a burden on my heart; however the loving memories of our bond as mother and son will never be forgotten, until we reunite in heaven above.
I will miss your birthday cards sent to me every January 14 with all the knowledge a loving mother knows of her son but, I know you will replace these cards with blessings from above.
Love you Mommy!
Dennis Lombard
February 21, 2015
As Aunt Ruth's first nephew, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will always remember her as a kind, caring, jovial person who always made those around her happy. Above all, she was a great wife, mother and aunt who will be missed by her family and all whose life she touched in her own special way.
Jerrry & Kay Houle
February 21, 2015
Ruth, you will be missed by so many. you gave love and laughter to everyone who ever knew you.The best way to give honor to your memory is to think of you often and remember moments spent with you.I loved you and think of you often,especially on our shared birthday.
To all the family, (some I know and some I don't), my thoughts are with you all.
Pat Connor
February 21, 2015
So sorry for your loss she was a good neignbor and friend at 20 Otis Street
Manuel Anjos
February 20, 2015
Ruth was a lovely neighbor and was a good friend she will be missed
Anabela Machado
February 20, 2015
I will always cherish my loving mother for the beautiful person that she was to all of us. She was such a sweet, loving, wonderful, kind, caring and gentle soul. She did what she had to do and that was to raise her children. She not only raised 17 of her own she also was there to help us raise ours. She was there for all of her grandchildren from the oldest to the youngest. The memories can go on and on. The children and grandchild and great grand children still talk about her great cooking and baking and all about her playing games, singing, telling jokes, making funny faces, sleep overs, tell stories, rocking them to sleep, and vacationing. My mother always told me that God put us here for a purpose and I believe hers is to be the wonderful mother she was to 17 children and a wonderful grandmother to over 40 and many great and great great grandchildren. She was truly a beautiful angel in disguise. Thank you Mom for being my mother and friend, until we meet again. Your Daugther, Jeanne
Jeanne Santos
February 20, 2015
What a amazing lady, she was like a mother to me going to miss her smiling face. She always had a prayer for anyone who needed it. Now she's with her loving husband watching over everybody she loved so much. Mrs. Lombard your going to be missed.
Michael Reynolds
February 20, 2015
To my sweet mother-in law may you rest in peace and thanks for all the great memories I love you
Tammy, Ronnie, Amber, Joshua, Michelle
Tammy Lombard
February 20, 2015
Ruth you will be missed by many. May the perpetual light shine upon on you.
Sal Santos
February 20, 2015
Carole & Celeste,
Celebrate her life it was well lived and full of love. Cherish the memories forever.
God Bless
Tina Peaslee Desrochers
February 20, 2015
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