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Estelle R. O’Meara

Beloved mother, grandmother and friend;

Estelle R. (Paquette) O’Meara, 85, a member of a well known Lowell family, died Sunday morning at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late George F. O’Meara, Jr. who died in 1989.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Philip and the late Rita (Landry) Paquette, she attended St. Louis School and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Estelle went on to graduate from hairdressing school and became a professional hairdresser. In addition she served as an Inspector for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Board of Hairdressers.

Later, she transitioned over to U/Mass Lowell where she served as a secretary to the Vice President of Administration and Finance for over 15 years until her retirement.

A communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, Estelle was a former longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Choir who performed in Rome during her tenure.

An amateur painter and artist, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family.
Estelle is survived by two sons Mark S. O’Meara and his wife Donna of Lowell and George F. O’Meara and his wife Mary Jeanne of Vero Beach, FL; a daughter Kathleen Peskovitz and her husband John E. of Dover, NH; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She was the mother of the late Maureen O’Meara and sister of the late Philip Paquette and the late Roland Paquette.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at FLETCHER from 9 to 10 A.M. Thursday morning. Her Funeral Mass will follow at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10:30 A.M. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Bldg. Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

Condolences (4)
  • Kathleen Nutter  - Sincerest Condolences
    Mark and family, sending my sympathy on the loss of your beautiful Mom.
  • Frank Talty  - What a great lady
    Mark and family, Patty and I extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful mother, Estelle. We are so sorry that we were not able to get by the Mass but wanted you to know much we thought of your mom. She was a wonderful woman and was always so gracious to us when we were first learning the political landscape with your dad in the 1970s. Please know that she is in our prayers. Frank and Patty
  • Theresa Landry Fauvel  - Please accept my deepest sympathies
    Mark, Please accept my sympathies at the loss of your mother. I'm sorry I won't be able to make it Thursday because I have medical appointments at the Lahey Clinic. Just in case you con't remember me, I was Aunt Lina Landry's daughter. Take and God bless.
  • Joany Murphy Ilg
    Dear Mark & Family, So sorry for your loss. May your memories of your loving mother be with you always. With Sincere Symypathy, God Bless Joany
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