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Joseph D. McCabe

Loving husband, father, brother and friend; 

Joseph D. McCabe, 52, of Lowell, died Friday, September 30th at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston with his loving family by his side, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was the beloved husband of Brenda (Courtney) McCabe who survives him and with whom he celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on April 23rd of this year.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, April 11, 1964, a son of the late Francis and the late Margaret (Folan) McCabe, he attended Easton, Massachusetts schools and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School in the Class of 1982. Eager to further his education, he then went on to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics Engineering from U-Mass Lowell in 1986 and then a Master of Business Administration from Western New England College.
Most recently, Joe was the Marketing Manager and longtime Engineer with Epoxy Technology in Billerica where he worked for almost 20 years.
He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell.
Among his many activities, Joe was a coach in the Shedd Park Youth Baseball Leagues and served as a referee for Girl’s Lacrosse. Joe also enjoyed golf and was a member of Longmeadow Golf Club. A proud alum of U-Mass Lowell, he was an avid fan of the Riverhawk’s hockey team.
But what was most important to Joe was his family. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his wife Brenda and his children. 
A person of great faith, Joe was a very kind person whose quiet and sincere manner made all those around him feel like they had a good friend. He will be deeply missed by those who had the privilege to know him.
In addition to his wife Brenda, Joe is survived by three children, Michael F. McCabe, Madison M. McCabe and Maxwell J. McCabe all of Lowell; a sister Regina Thibault and her husband Darrin of Raynham, MA; two brothers Paul McCabe and his wife Maggie of Belmont, MA and John McCabe and his fiancée Nina of Worcester, MA; two sisters-in-law Mary Ann Maciejewski and her husband Paul and Suzanne Reece and her husband Brian all of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was also brother of the late Peter McCabe who died in 1999.
Joe’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the profound compassionate care and comfort demonstrated by the doctors, nurses and staff at Dana Farber Cancer Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 12 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn. Head and Neck Oncology, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768




Condolences (8)
  • Mark Lindahl  - Family and Friends of Joe McCabe
    I knew Joe for over seven years as a gentleman, friend and business associate. He offered great encouragement to me through our business development efforts at Epoxy Technology. I know his family and friends will remember Joe by his kindness. He is now in a better place. RIP.
  • Scott  - Good bye
    I remember you, Joe, as a quiet and sincere man. Even when we had a big hug each other in sales meeting of Epoxy Technology, I could feel what you are talking to me with keep holding and tapping the body each other longer than normal hug. Because I had the cancer and shared my experience to you, I know you also have the special feeling to me. Although you went to the heaven early and our time knowing each other was short, I will remember you as a big man. I regret not to hug you one more than before leaving the sales meeting. I will miss you very much friend. Hope you are free and comfortable forever. Goodbye~~
  • Rick Peterson
    Dear Brenda and family, Deep within my heart I am so sorry for the loss of Joe. I was proud, blessed and honored to call him my friend. Forever he will be with me in spirit. May your wonderful memories of him be with you always.
  • Denise Andrews  - You will be missed...
    Dear Brenda, Mike, Maddie, and Max, My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Joe was a great person, co-worker, and friend to me. We shared a lot of laughs during the 13 years that I have known him. He will truly be missed by all. I hope that all the great memories you all have will help you to get through this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Denise Andrews
  • Nicolas Schwarz  - Good bye to a wonderful person
    Dear family of Joe, I would like to express my sincere condolences. I was deeply touched and saddened by the meesage from last Saturday. Joe and I met in business five years ago and besides this, we talked many times about diverse sport events. We had the chance to see us this year in March and two weeks ago in Billerica. Although the time I knew him was short it felt we've known us for a long time. He was such a great person. My thoughts are with you. Very sincerely Nicolas (from Germany)
  • John A Brennan
    Deepest sympathy To Brenda and your children.I grew up with Joe,From childhood ,so many memories, His laugh and smile are unforgettable.As we grew life got in the way,but we always have the memories that I will cherish forever.Rest in in Joe,your friend forever JB
  • Lovella Riwis Chua  - Ode to A Wonderful Person, My Ex-Colleague and Fri
    Dear Loved ones , Relatives , Friends, and Colleagues of Joe Mc Cabe, Am writing from afar (Singapore). The news of his departure brings great sadness to my heart. I knew Joe since 2003. He was my ex-colleague, the very first person who one who reached out to me first in EPOTEK. So impressionable. Every overseas person who knew him only spoke praises of him. Probably the one of the most lovable person by all distributors. I will always cherish the enjoyable working times i had with him. So so sorry for your loss. I would like to dedicate the following short poem to him and you his family members. { Joyful and never complaining in all things he does Ode to Him EPOTEK was the job he loved Man of great stature. coca Cola collection was his favourite Concern and Caring for others. Amazing great person Benevolent and kind in bringing out the goodness in others Everlasting goodness } Please accept my heartfelt condolences . Words or Poems cannot replace the grief that you are facing now. May the fond memories of him bring comfort during this hard time in your life. I pray that may God grant healing , love, comfort and peace during this difficult times. My thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family members. With deepest sympathy and condolences, Lovella Riwis Chua (from Singapore) 4th Oct 2016
  • Kris Meacham  - Good bye my friend
    Dear Brenda, Michael,Madison and Maxwell, My deepest sympathy to you all in the loss! Joe was a great man and he will be missed beyond what words can say. He and I met in business but soon became good friends. We share many of the same interests and values. His love of his family was always first on the list followed by hockey, football and cars. Joe fought a courageous battle. I will always cherish the good times we had and forever miss him. My thoughts and prayers. Kris Meacham
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