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Obituary: Mary C. (Donovan) Gagne, 76

Jul 12, 2017 05:11PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Mary C. (Donovan) Gagne

DRACUT, MA - Mary C. (Donovan) Gagne, 76, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Robert Gagne, with whom she celebrated many years of marriage.

Born in Charlestown, MA on September 28, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Sweeney) Donovan. Mary was a graduate of Billerica High School, and spent the majority of her career working in the packaging department at Ideal Tape.

Mary enjoyed reading and spending her time outdoors, particularly bird watching. Above all, her most cherished time was spent surrounded by her family, whom she adored.

In addition to her husband, she is survived and will be deeply missed by her five children, Robert Gagne of Dracut, Richard Gagne of Merrimack, NH, Russell Gagne of Lowell, Denise Bedard and her husband Michael of Milford, NH. and Diane Pater and her husband Michael of Dracut; two sisters, Claire McHugh and her husband Don of Orange, MA, and Bea Grover of Lowell; as well as 17 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brothers. Jack, Jimmy, and Arthur Donovan; and a sister, Helen Downey.

Mary's family would like to thank the staff at VNA Care Network and Hospice for the love and compassion they showed her during her time spent in their care.

ARRANGEMENTS: At Mary's request, all funeral services have been omitted. A Celebration of Life Dinner will be held in her memory at Lenzi's, 810 Merrimack Ave., Dracut, on Friday, July 14th from 7 to 11 p.m. To leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit, or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home."

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