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Obituary: Joseph L. Gasper Sr., 86

Sep 28, 2016 07:26AM ● By Theresa Gilman
Lowell, MA - Joseph L. Gasper Sr., 86, died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Lowell General Hospital. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie A. (Carroll) Gasper.

Joseph was born in Cambridge, MA on April 14, 1930, son of the late Catherine (Woodford) and Gerald A. Gasper. He retired from the University of Lowell Building Authority in 1996 after many years of service.

Joseph enjoyed old time music and western movies. He loved any time spent with family, especially his grandchildren, as well as the other little ones that were a part of his daily life.

Joseph is survived and will be dearly missed by his children, Carol Rocha and her husband Robert of Lowell, Joseph Gasper Jr. and his wife Sandra of Hudson, NH, Michael Gasper and his wife Patricia of Dracut, Stephen Gasper and his wife Kristen of Shrewsbury, and Francine Gasper of Lowell; his son-in-law, Frank Keefe of Tyngsboro, MA; his sister, Geraldine A. Bourke of Reading, MA; his grandchildren, Scott, BethAnn, Becky, Sharon, Patrick, Tony, Michael, Sarah, Lisa Marie, Heather, Robbie, Timothy, Nicole, Janelle, Megan, Ryan, Seth, and Nathan; as well as many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.He also leaves a sister-in- law Frances Carroll of Dracut. 

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 10-11:30 a.m. with a funeral service to follow on Saturday, October 2, 2016, at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph's memory to the Make a Wish Foundation, c/o Make a Wish America Gift Processing, 4742 North 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016; or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. 
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