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Florence May LeDuc

Florence May LeDuc, aged 86, peacefully passed away on June 18, 2023. Born and raised in Lowell, she was a devoutly religious woman who dedicated 2-3 hours each day to prayer. Florence’s unwavering faith led her to become a staunch supporter of Saint Jude’s. She held a special place in her heart for the former Notre Dame De Lourdes Church and Saint Patrick’s Church, having attended nearly every church in the city at some point in her life.

Family meant the world to Florence, and she found great joy in helping to raise the children within her family circle. Her love extended beyond her immediate relatives, as she selflessly assisted those in need throughout her life.

Florence is survived by her loving children: Raymond LeDuc and his wife Karen of Lowell, Tina McCullough of Lowell, Dianne Morales of Lowell, John LeDuc and his wife Nadege of Lowell, Betty Fantini of Lowell, David LeDuc and his wife Michelle Ames of Lowell, Karen Downs and her husband Brian of Lowell, and Bridgette Mancuso of Amesbury; as well as her brother Raymond Champoux of Oklahoma.

Additionally, she leaves behind a cherished legacy through her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Her impact on the lives she touched will forever be remembered.

Florence was predeceased by her son Lawrence LeDuc, daughter Cindy LeDuc, sisters Kathleen Beaudry, Elizabeth Hawkins, Francis Hawkins, and Shirley Turner, and brother Richard Hawkins, her sons in law Teddy Fantini and Charles McCullough. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Sisaltina (Baptista) Richardson, and her father, Clarence Hawkins.

In this time of grief, we remember the remarkable life of Florence May LeDuc and the lasting imprint she left on her family, friends, and community. She will forever be cherished and dearly missed.

With gratitude, donations in her memory may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at: St. Jude Donation Link

On Friday, June 23, 2023 all are welcome to attend her calling hours from 8-10 a.m. at Mahoney Funeral Home, 187 Nesmith Street, Lowell. Her funeral mass will be offered at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 893 Central Street, Lowell, followed by procession for burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. Please find us on facebook or visit to leave the family a message of condolence.


  • cindy carman Posted June 20, 2023 4:07 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have so many fun memories of Flo. She was a beautiful soul. May she rest in peace. God bless you all.

  • Cassandra Garcia Posted June 20, 2023 9:14 am

    I love you Auntie Flow now you are with your children and my mother please give her a kiss for me. You will never be forgotten, rest easy, and fly high.

  • Julie DePiano Posted June 20, 2023 8:07 pm

    Betty and family, I pray God carries you through this painful time. Betty, you look just like your mom and therefore, she lives on in you! I’m so sorry you are saying goodbye to your mom. It’s a very painful loss. My love and comfort to all.

  • Gladys Gross Posted June 21, 2023 8:51 am

    Ray and Karen,
    Brian and I send our Condolences to you and your family.
    Sorry we can’t make it up as we are in Florida

  • Judy Choate (Nina) Posted June 21, 2023 6:14 pm

    My sincerest sympathy for the family. I loved Flo, and every time I saw her she was in good spirits. May God comfort fort you all at this terrible time. Remember the good times and know that she has no more worries. She will always have that beautiful smile and love in her heart. I know she loved her family and she was a good woman. May she forever rest in peace. ♡ ♥

  • Randall Harmon Posted June 22, 2023 6:46 pm

    She will be Darley missed but never forgotten may God rest her soul and bless the family and friends with the best of memories Amen 🙏

  • Your Great Niece Kelley Posted June 24, 2023 2:23 pm

    RIP to a wonderful and loving woman. I love you Auntie Flo. You always made sure everyone felt special. Tell my Nana I said hi and give her a big hug and kiss for me and the rest of us.

  • Betty Rawnsley-Erazo Posted June 30, 2023 6:30 pm

    OMG to the entire LeDuc Family please accept our sincere condolences on your loss, we know how tough a pill this is to swallow. Please take comfort knowing how much each and every one of you meant to her, she really loved her family. May her and my Mom have that glass of wine they spoke of so many years ago. I remember when Flo first told my Mom she was moving to Arizona, UNA PALOMA BLANCA became their song. Flo was always “put together” and demanded respect because she gave it. What a wonderful women this world has lost but what a great gift to the other world where she can fly free. Love you all, and my thoughts and prayers are with you . God Bless.

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