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 www.MahoneyFuneralHome.com to leave the family a message of condolence.