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Peter S. Turcotte

Well known local Funeral Director;

Peter S. Turcotte, 76, a licensed Funeral Director in Lowell for over 50 years and a lifelong resident of the Pawtucketville section of the City, died Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Palm Manor in Chelmsford after a brief illness.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 12, 1940, a son of the late Frederick W. and the late Margaret M. (Savage) Turcotte, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of the Lowell Trade school (nka - Greater Lowell Vocational HS).

Peter went on to attend the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston. He then became a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1963.

In career which spanned some 53 years in funeral service, Peter loved his profession and spent the majority of his time with the O’Donnell Funeral Home in Lowell where he was a Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 40 years.

A friendly and kind person, Peter often had a smile on his face and a good sense of humor. He enjoyed the company of others and for those who knew him, they knew him well. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his sister Martha Caulfield and her husband Jim of St. Peter’s Missouri; two brothers Frederick W. Turcotte, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Fountain Valley, CA and John E. Turcotte and his wife Erin of Boxford; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation 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 Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH at 11 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Private Committal Services will be held at a later date. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (18)
  • Cindy McAndrews
    Dear Erin, My sympathies to you and all of John's family. Peter was so kind and compassionate to my family over so many years and most recently after the passing of my mother. His compassion and comfort always helped our family through difficult times. May he rest in peace knowing how much he helped so many. Fondly, Cindy
  • Charlene & Mike Toohey, Nick &  - Loving Thoughts and Prayers
    Fred, Brenda, John, Erin, Martha & Jim: So sorry for your loss. We are sorry we could not make the services. We send our Loving Thoughts and Prayers to all of you. All our Love. Charlene, Mike, Nick & Deb
  • Margo Sargent Simkin
    Rest in peace, my dear old friend. We laughed, and cried, have so many fond memories over the years. You brought comfort to those in need at the most difficult times of their lives. May you be comforted now, with those you loved in the heavens above. x
  • Richard F Jeffers
    Dear John and Family, I am saddened to hear of Peter's passing. Where ever he was he always had a smile on his face weather it was on Ellis Ave., at Kinney's or at the funeral home. Rest in Peace.
  • Mr and Mrs Steven duchesne
    To The Turcotte Family Deepest Condolences On your loss of Peter Tina Steve And Jen
  • Bill Dowling
    To John and Family, So sorry to hear,he was a great guy.
  • Father Anthony Kuzia, CM  - Parochial Vicar, St. Sanislaus Church, New Haven,
    I am grateful for the opportunity I had while Pastor at St. Patrick's Church, Pelham, NH to grow a friendship with Peter. He loved his profession, and I always found my conversation with him to be heart-to -heart. On January 3, 2017 he kept the "RENDZVOUS" which enables him now to sit at the banquet table of the Lord. Peter continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.May he rest in Peace!
  • June and Ray  - Our deepest sympathy
    My dearest Peter I will miss your smile , may you rest in heavenly pest. Love and prayers to you and your family.
  • FrankJ. Creegan
    I've been away from Lowell for 55 years but I have fond memories of growing up on Ellis Avenue with Peter and his family. Putting on neighborhood shows in their back yard and basement, and Sunday excursions to Happy Hampton are some of my treasured childhood activities. Peter was born with 'undertaker genes"...his uncle owned and operated Savage Funeral Home, also on Pawtucket Street. As an adult Peter looked the very model of a well-dressed and well-mannered funeral director. My deepest condolences to his brothers Frederick and John and his sister Martha, and their families.
  • Megan patterson
    I'm so sad to hear of this. He was a good man. Friend of my family for over 40 years. He will be missed.
  • George Gath
    Dear John and family I'm sorry to hear of Peters passing my condolences and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Darlene Lowrey  - A true friend
    I will truly miss Peter he was quite the gentleman and a great dancer.and in one of are conversation I found out his mother was my English teacher at Moody school. We had many talk's that I'll miss Rest in Peace
  • Deb & John Burke  - Deb & John Burke
    So sad to hear of Peter's passing! Our deepest codolences to his family! He was a good friend! Many funny and happy times spent throughout the many years we knew him! Rest in peace my friend!
  • Darlene Lowrey  - He will be missed
    He will be missed he was a great man and quite the dancer. And to think his mother was my English teacher. Both very nice
  • Sharon Kirwin
    I am so sad to hear of Peter's passing, I have known Peter for as long as I can remember. He was a colleague and a dear friend to my father. No matter how much time passed, you could count on Peter to show up when it mattered. He was upbeat and you would always find him with a smile. His passing is a true loss to me and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.
  • Joannie Billings
    I have been friends with Peter for 25 years, and he was a true friend to all. He will be deeply missed and always loved
  • Fay McCabe  - Peter S. Turcotte
    We are saddened to hear of Peter's passing. He was a true gentleman. In his 50 year career in Funeral Service, he comforted countless people,and with the skills of his trade, gave families a peaceful lasting memory of their loved one. What a wonderful gift that is. Rest easy, Peter. Your colleagues and friends at Fay McCabe.
  • Fay McCabe Funeral Home  - We are very sorry to hear of Perer's passing.
    Peter was a true gentleman. During his 50 year career, he gave many families comfort in their hardship and through the skills of his trade, offered them lasting memories of their loved ones. What a special gift that is. Rest In Peace Peter. Your colleagues and friends at Fay McCabe.
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