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George R. Osborn Jr.


Well Known Lowell Family

George Raymond Osborn, 92, a Lowell resident died Monday November 22, 2016 with his loving family by his side.

He was the beloved husband of Louise J. (Leonard) Osborn who survives him and with whom they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 30, 2016.

A lifelong resident of Lowell, he was the son of the late George R. and the late Helen F. (Dowd) Osborn.  He was born on September 24, 1924 and was educated in the Lowell school system and a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1942.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 during World War II serving with the medical corps as a Navy Corpsman with duties at Naval Hospitals in Jacksonville, FL, Beaufort, SC and the Naval Hospital in Hawaii.  He was honorably discharged as Pharmacist Mate, First Class in 1946.

For 44 years he worked in the travel industry and retired as President of University Travel Company (UTRAV) in Cambridge MA.  George was the past president of the New England Travel Club of Boston, past President of the Holy Name Society of St. Margaret Parish, and a 50 year member and former Vice President of St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Margaret Parish.

George was a daily communicant at St. Margaret Church and was also a former Eucharist Minister and Lector.

He previously held membership at Long Meadow Golf Club and later enjoyed his Tuesday morning coffee with his golfing friends. He and Louise enjoyed travelling around the world and spent 20 winters in Venice Florida. George also loved his summer trips to his son’s home on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Besides his beloved Louise, George is survived by three sons, Stephen and his wife Paula of Lowell, MA, Michael and his wife Janet of Shrewsbury, MA, and John and his wife Kathy of North Chelmsford, MA, ten grandchildren, Cara Wry and her husband Daniel, Keith, Christopher and his wife Ashley, Sergeant Brent Osborn of the Unites States Marine Corp., Timothy and his wife Kaila, Brian, Nathan, Julia and her fiancé Benjamin Spence, Amanda and Jenna. Three great grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, and Addison Osborn, all of whom he loved dearly.

George was the father of the late David F. Osborn who died on September 30, 2016 and the brother of the late Jacqueline Osborn.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in George’s memory to the St. Margaret Church Renewal and Renovation Fund, 374 Stevens Street, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.



Condolences (4)
  • Nancy Downes & Family  - So very sorry for your loss
    Dearest Louise and family, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of George. He was such a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. George had a humbleness about him that was apparent and his warm, contagious smile, wonderful humor and big heart touched all of us who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. He would do anything for anyone and always went above and beyond to assist in any way he could. He will be so deeply missed. George is at peace in heaven now with David and will continue to guide and look down on all of you with pride. The wonderful memories you shared with him will keep his spirit a live and in your hearts forever. He was so outstanding to my family, and was there for both my father and mother in their times of need. They loved him dearly, as did we. May god bless you and be with you during your time of sorrow. Love, Nancy, Brian, James and Alison Downes
  • June & Ken Haggar & Margaret D  - A blessed man has left us
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of George. To Louise and family, this is a great loss for you all and a wonderful man has left all of us that knew him. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
  • June & Ken Haggar & Margaret D  - A Blessed man has left us
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of George. To Louise and family, this is a great loss for you all and a wonderful man has left all of us that knew him. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
  • Betty & Russ Therrien  - Osborn Family
    John, Kathy, and family: We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories help ease the pain of losing your Dad.
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