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Obituary: Earline A. (Asselin) Leonard, 64

Oct 11, 2017 02:27PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Earline A. (Asselin) Leonard

Earline A. (Asselin) Leonard, 64, of Lowell, died Sunday, October 8th at the Atrium at Drum Hill in North Chelmsford. She was the beloved wife of 43 years to the late Arthur J. Leonard who died August 8, 2014.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 29, a daughter of the late Chester A. and the late Aline (Paquin) Asselin, she attended Dracut schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School with the Class of 1971.

Before retiring, Earline was employed as a Teacher’s Aide with the City of Lowell for over 15 years.

Among her many interests, she enjoyed music, puzzle solving, sewing and poetry, actually publishing two poetry books. Above all else though, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her children, grandchildren and great-grandson.

Earline is survived by a daughter Tina G. Leonard of Lowell, MA; two sons Steven R. Leonard and his wife Martha of Dracut, MA and Jason P. Leonard and his wife Melissa of San Antonio, TX; six grandchildren U.S. Marine PFC Elyse Maranda currently stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA, Kyle Maranda of Lowell, MA, Alicia Leonard of Dracut, MA and William, Andrew and Matthew Leonard all of San Antonio, TX; a great-grandson Shane Arthur Leonard of Dracut, MA; two sisters Karen Burk and her husband Alan of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and Paula Asselin of Fort Worth, TX; her companion John; her sisters-in law and brothers-in-law Nancy Causey and her husband Ronald of Shreveport, LA, Donald Leonard and his wife Marie of Dracut, MA, David Leonard and his wife Patricia of Londonderry, NH and Cheryl Leonard of Kenosha, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 on Friday morning, October 13 followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at ST. RITA PARISH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at Gibson Cemetery in Pelham. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.
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