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Ernest P. Lacoy

September 18, 1956 — June 11, 2024


Ernest P. “Ernie” Lacoy, a dedicated painter known throughout New England, passed away on June 11, 2024, at the age of 67. Born on September 18, 1956, in Lowell, MA he was a son of the late Shirley (Rogerson) Stamas and Richard Lacoy.

Ernie’s work ethic was truly remarkable, starting at the young age of 18 and continuing throughout his life. His career as a painter allowed him to showcase his incredible talent and passion. He took great pride in his profession and left a lasting impact on the artistic landscape of New England.

However, Ernie’s true source of pride and joy came from his family. He was married to Maude Elizabeth Lacoy, and together they shared a beautiful journey. Their love and commitment were evident to all who knew them.

Ernie was a loving father to his son Dakota and daughter Cheyenne Lacoy both of which he resided with in Lowell, his daughter Starr Bicho and her wife; Ernie’s “favorite” daughter-in-law Jessica Bicho of Plymouth, and Wendy and Arlee Lacoy. He adored his grandchildren; Zoey and Mateo Bicho, all of whom brought immense happiness to his life. 

Ernie is also survived by his siblings: Diane “DeeDee” Lacoy, Richard “Dicky” Lacoy, Sheila Swindells, David Lacoy, Daniel Lacoy, Roger Lacoy and his husband Victor Martinez, Esther Lawson and her husband R.J., and Louie Stamas. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law Samantha Dolson and brother-in-law Joe Hebert, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, the best of friends, and his beloved fur babies his boxers; Buster, Tiva, and Fawn, as well as his cat Mack. Ernie is predeceased by his sister Mary Jane Hebert.

Ernie will be remembered for his remarkable personality. He was incredibly charming. He had an infectious sense of humor and was known for changing song lyrics while singing along in the car. Fishing, his Cadillacs, cars in general, and New England sports teams were some of his passions. He had a special way of connecting with people and made everyone feel welcome, he always knew people by their first name. Ernie cherished his trips to Orange Lake in Florida and loved spending time in his garden. His love for tattoos was evident, each one told a meaningful story. He could fix anything with parts to spare.

Ernie will be forever missed, not only for his artistic talent but also for his kindness and willingness to help others. He impacted the lives of many through his generosity and genuine presence.

Ernie’s memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. May he rest in eternal peace.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on June 14, 2024, from 4 until 7 PM at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell. For condolences and directions, please visit

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Friday, June 14, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home

327 Hildreth Street, Lowell, MA 01850

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