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Obituary: Rita I. (Bedard) (Morel) Atwood, 91

Jun 06, 2017 03:37PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Rita I. (Bedard) (Morel) Atwood

LOWELL: Mrs. Rita I. (Bedard)(Morel) Atwood, age 91, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died May 25 2017 at D'Youville Senior Care following a brief illness. She was the widow of Donald F. Atwood who died in 2007. 

She was born in Lowell, Sept. 6, 1925, daughter of the late Antonio Alphonse Bedard and Laura (Gaudette) Bedard. 

She was a dedicated wife and devoted mother to her children. 

She is survived by two daughters, Carol Gagnon and her companion, Mickey Fearon of Dracut, Laura Sievert and her husband Peter of Tyngsboro; three sons: Ronald Morel of Boston, Robert Morel of Lowell, Fred Morel and his wife Pamela of Lowell;  a brother, Robert Bedard of Florida and his two daughters; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  She was also mother of the late Walter Morel; wife of the late Dolor Morel who died in 1989; and grandmother of the late Michael Gagnon.

Arrangements were entrusted to M. R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME.

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