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Rita Manning Deslauriers

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt
 Rita Manning Deslauriers, 85, of Lowell, died peacefully on Friday, February 2nd at Genesis Westford House in Westford.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 30, 1932, a daughter of the late John J. and the late Mabel C. (Powers) Manning, she attended St. Peter's Grammar School and was  graduate of Keith Hall with Class of 1949.
 Before retiring, Rita was employed as a Bookkeeper at various local area medical offices.
 Very active with the Catholic Church, she served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Ladies Sodality as well as the Lay Association.
 Among her many interests, Rita enjoyed her garden and pool, traveling, and loved reading and crocheting. She was also known to be a wonderful seamstress. Her greatest joy however, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.
 Rita is survived by two daughters Johnna M. Bahou and her husband William of Lowell, MA and Leslie M. McMahon of Alton Bay, NH; a son Raymond W. Deslauriers and his wife Katherine of Tyngsboro, MA; nine grandchildren Meghan R. Sullivan and her husband Stephen of San Diego, CA, Matthew F. and Jonathan W. Bahou both of Lowell, MA, Abagayle M., Michael J. and Shannon R. McMahon all of Alton Bay, NH, Morgan W. Deslauriers of Tyngsboro, MA  and Kelly and Michael Murphy both of Lowell, MA; her great-granddaughter Ivanna S. Bahou; a sister Helen Clancy and her husband Robert of Lowell, MA; and two nieces and one nephew.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. RITA PARISH, 158 Mammoth Rd. in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Burial to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
. Thosewww.odonnellfuneralhome.com wishing may make contributions in her memory to Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 360 Merrimack St, Suite 48, Lawrence, MA 01843. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.     

Condolences (11)
  • Diane (Ayotte) Laderoute  - so sorry
    Sharon, i'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. you are in my prayers.
  • Diane (Ayotte) Laderoute  - my deepest sympathy
    Ray, Johnna and Leslie, I am so sorry to hear of you mother's passing. Rita was always a kind women. You are all in my prayers at this time.
  • Ashley Boland  - Condolences to the Deslauriers Family
    Johnna and family, I am so sorry to hear the passing of your mother. As you know she was a great mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and kind hearted friend! May she Rest In Peace!
  • Ginny A****er
    Johnna, Leslie and Ray, I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of you Mom. My thoughts and prayers go out for Rita and all of you. You her family were so important to her she talked about all of you all the time. I miss our weekends together Rita. You now have your angel wings, may you have found the peace and comfort you so deserve.
  • Ava and John Rutledge  - Rutledge family NJ
    You will be missed Rita, we will always remember you with a smile. May you rest in peace. Love always, John, Ava and family
  • Deb Carroll  - My deepest sympathy to Family....
    Ray,I am so sorry for your loss...Thinking of you & prayers,Deby
  • Mary George
    Dear Johanna and family - so sorry to hear of your loss, Rita was such a lovely person. I know how much my Aunt Peg enjoyed her friendship as well as her traveling companion with my parents. It was so nice to reconnect with her at adult day health. I will keep her and all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Ruthie (Burgoyne) Janeiro  - Sympathy for the family, Ray Deslauriers.....
    To the family, I'm so sorry for your loss..prayers
  • Jacci Trask (Allaire)  - Sympathy to the Family of Rita Deslauriers
    Leslie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family that you find comfort in warm happy memories. Jacci
  • The Brightman Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Rita was a wonderful woman.
  • Nick Bahou  - Sympathy for Rita.
    May Rita Rest In Peace. She was a kind and thoughtful women who loved being around the family. I will miss her smile and conversations that we had.
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