John J. Noreau, Jr. Print

John J. Noreau, Jr.

Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle

 John J. Noreau, Jr., 86, of Lowell, died Thursday, March 19th at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Patricia H. (Gleason) Noreau who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on March 30, 2020.
 Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, January 24, 1934, the son of the late John J. and the late Helen M. (Nagle) Noreau, he was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Cambridge, MA. He then went on to attend Suffolk University in Boston.
 A veteran during the Viet Nam Conflict, John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
 Before retiring, John was a small business owner of a computer company known as Wentworth House in Lowell.
 Among his many activities, he loved fly fishing and enjoyed golfing, woodworking and vegetable gardening. He was also an avid New England Patriots fan. His greatest joy however, was the quality time he was able to spend with his family.
 In addition to his wife Pat, John is survived by two daughters Allison G. Lamey and her husband Ryan of Lowell and Kathleen N. Noreau and her husband Curt Bouril of NY; a step-daughter Marjorie Wallace of Hawaii; four grandchildren Finlay, Padraic and William Lamey and Timothy Bouril; four step-grandchildren Harrison, Ethan, Whittaker and Phoebe Wallace; a sister Carol Bottary of Halifax, MA; a sister-in-law Molly Sheehy of Lowell; a brother-in-law Michael Gleason and his wife Donna of Sanford, ME; and several nieces and nephews.
 In accordance with Federal, State and Local authorities surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, all services will be held privately for his family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (8)
  • Charmaine (Hickey) Branchaud  - Pat, I am sorry to hear this news.
    Pat, I just learned of this sad news and I wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. Hoping good memories will eventually bring you comfort.
  • John Zagarella
    My condolences to Pat and family.Rest in peace John.
  • Sara Marks  - Sorry for your loss
    Pat and family - I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you all in my thoughts.
  • Denise Chandonnet  - Sorry for you loss.
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • John Burke  - Fond memories
    Sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have fond memories of John and Pat bringing Allison and Kathleen to their orthodontist appointments.
  • Susan Murphy  - Sending hugs xo
    Allison and family I am so very sorry for your loss. May your dad rest in peace. What a funny, wonderful man he was xox
  • Rick Harvey  - Sorry for your loss.
    Hello Pat, I am so sorry to read of the passing of John. Please accept my heartfelt and sincere condolences. May he Rest In Peace.
  • Lawrence Lamey  - To the family of John Noreau
    i’m sorry to hear of the sad news! Our sincere condolences and prayers to the whole family in this time of grief!
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