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Obituary: Dorothy M. (Briere) "Babe" Gentile, 79

Jul 17, 2017 04:22PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Dorothy M. (Briere) "Babe" Gentile

CHELMSFORD - Dorothy M. (Briere) "Babe" Gentile, age 79, of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital, one day before her 80th birthday.
She was born in Lowell on July 10, 1937, a daughter of the late William and Alma (Chartier) Briere. She was raised in Pelham, NH and made her home in Dracut before moving to Lowell where she resided for many years.
Prior to her retirement, Dorothy was employed as an inspector at Raytheon in Andover.
Dorothy enjoyed spending her summers at Hampton Beach, attending hockey games, large family parties and cooked a lot of Italian food.  She loved sharing stories, and spending time with her granddaughter, Hailey the light of her life.
She is survived by her son, John W. Gentile of Worcester;  her granddaughter, Hailey Gentile;  three sisters and two brother-in-laws, Annette Monty of Dracut, Loraine and Leon Marchand and Rita and Leo Albert, all of Tyngsborough;  seven nieces, Doris Francis, Noreen Judd, Karen Clougher, Nancy Wilson, Janice Wooley and Phyllis Powers;  six nephews, Ronald and William Albert, David Monty, Donald Marchand and Mike Briere. She was the mother of the late Suzanne Theriault, sister of the late Pauline Briere, Doris Dumais and Richard and Robert Briere, and former wife of the late John Gentile, Sr.
ARRANGEMENTS - Visitation will take place at the M. R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., Lowell on Wednesday, July 19 from 10am to 12pm. A Prayer Service will take place at the Funeral Home at 12 o'clock followed by interment at Gibson Cemetery, Pelham. Online condolences may be made HERE.
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