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Chelmsford, MA 01824
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Lois McCarthy

Lois E McCarthy (Robillard)

March 10, 1939 - September 21, 2019
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Lois E. McCarthy (Robillard), 80, a 50-year resident of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully Saturday Sept 21st, following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was the wife of the late John T. McCarthy who died Jan 19th, 2007. She was born in Somerville on March 10th,1939 where she grew-up and was a graduate of Somerville High School.

Lois was the youngest of 13 children of the late Joseph & Daisy Robillard. Lois worked in her early years as a key punch operator for RCA Co. & Puritan Dress Co. She retired in 2009 from Mitre Corp. where she worked in the mail department in Bedford, MA for 20 years. Lois was a communicant of St Mary’s Church in Chelmsford. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed traveling, family get-togethers, reading and movies. She also loved to decorate for all the holidays.

Lois is survived by four children; James McCarthy and wife Maria of Lowell, Michele Thorne of Winchendon, Karen Hudgins and husband Jeff of Hudson, NH and Sean McCarthy of Lowell, MA. She also leaves her grandchildren; Ashely & Justin Hudgins, Frank, Tyler, Michaela & Haylee Thorne, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren of James and Maria McCarthy. Lois leaves two brothers Edward Robillard and Gene Robillard and wife Kay, and many loving sisters in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday from 9 to 10:30 am at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Mary Parish, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford.

Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.

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  • Visitation

    September 27, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    September 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Funeral Mass

    September 27, 2019 | 11:00am
    September 27, 2019 11:00am
    Saint Mary Parish
    25 North Road
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Interment

    September 27, 2019 |
    September 27, 2019
    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    130 Billerica Road
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824
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