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Rita J. (Murphy) Perreault

  Rita J. (Murphy) Perreault, 88, a resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, died  Monday afternoon at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Roger J. Perreault who died in 1972.
  She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Frederick and Anna (Manning) Murphy.  She attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
  Her greatest joy was her family and the precious time she spent with them.   Family and friends were always welcomed and were greeted with a warm hello followed by an offering of a cup of tea and homemade cookies.  
  Rita is survived by five daughters Mary Ann Brodeur and her husband Roland of Dracut, Rita J. Pigeon and her husband Ernest of Lowell, Patricia A. Marchand of Amesbury, Dorothy A. Trowbridge and her husband James of Lowell and Louise A. Beauchesne and her husband Robert of Lowell; three sons William J. Perreault and his wife Patricia of Las Vegas, Roger J. Perreault, Jr. and his wife Gail of Dracut, and Peter J. Perreault of Dracut; 15 grandchildren Michaela Fenochetti, Justin Perreault, Jessica Barboza, Kristine Jussaume, Jim Perreault, Lynn Blodgett, Kara Pigeon, Kenneth Pigeon, Jeffrey Marchand, Jason Marchand, Peter Perreault, Roger Perreault, James Trowbridge, Robert Beauchesne and Eric Beauchesne; 10 great grandchildren; a sister Catherine M. Liston of Lowell; two brothers Ronald Murphy and his wife Barbara of Dracut and James Dennis Murphy and his wife Nora of Silver Springs, MD, her sister-in-law Helen Murphy of Peaks Island Maine; and many nieces and nephews.
  She was also the sister of the late Thomas Murphy Sr.,  Helene Ayotte, Daniel Murphy, Frederick Murphy, Geraldine Draper, Joseph Murphy, and John Murphy. 
  Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to The Renaissance Club, 176 Walker St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 

Condolences (5)
  • Alice and Roger Lemay  - Our Deepest Sympathy
    To the Perreault Familt .Roger and I offer you our deepest sympathey.Your Mom was the greatest anytime you met her she always had a smile As the saying goes God takes nothing but the best and she was the best,God will see you all through this trial.Our prayers are with you all.
  • John and Diane Trowbridge and  - Mrs. Perreault, a kind and loving woman
    Our heartfelt sympathy to Dotty and the entire family for the loss of of wonderful mother who loved and cared for her family with devotion. Our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences as you grieve the loss of your mother
  • Jeannette & Phil Wagner  -  With Deepest Sympathy
    To All of the Perrault Family, Our deepest sympathy to you all. She was a loving & giving person to all. She will be missed deeply. Our Sunday mass will be offered for her. Now she goes to be with her loving husband who I am sure greeted her with open arms. We will pray for the family as you all go through this most difficult time. God Bless You All.............
  • Liz Cashman  - Thinking of you & your family
    Rita, Ernie & Family, My thoughts are with you all. Looks like Mum has a new neighbor up in heaven. May she rest in peace.
  • Eric and Benita Wolfgang  - Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Billy, Roger and all your family, I was so sadden to hear about your mom passing away. I always enjoyed visiting her each year I was able to get back to Lowell, She always made me feel so welcomed as she did everyone. She will be greatly missed by so many people. My wife and I send our condolences and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. May God watch over you all and help you all through these difficult times.
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