Wilfred H. Lemay, 87, died Monday, November 28, 2022 at Lowell General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Pauline A. (Desruisseaux) Lemay, with whom he was married for 59 years.
He was born in Lowell, MA on July 16, 1935 and was the son of the late Dora (Vallee) and Herbert Lemay. Shortly after graduation from St. Joseph High School in Lowell, he proudly went on to serve his country in the United States Army.
After being honorably discharged from the Army, Wilfred worked as a bank auditor for the Union National Bank in Lowell, MA for many years. He eventually retired from the Bank of New England and after retiring continued to work for the National Grand Bank of Marblehead until 2013.
His greatest joy however was spending time with his family, whether enjoying a good meal or celebrating someone’s birthday. He particularly loved making people laugh and always had a corny joke ready. He was also an avid reader, especially fond of mysteries and spy novels.
In addition to his wife Pauline, Wilfred is survived and will be deeply missed by his daughter, Anne-Marie Rossmeisl and her husband Stephen of Pelham, NH; his granddaughter, Stephanie; his brother, Robert Lemay and his wife Joanne of Mashpee; his two brothers-in-law, Francis Desruisseaux and his wife Kay and Jean Desruisseaux both of Lowell; his sister-in-law, Lucille Robitaille of Lowell; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother to the late Marie-Anne Drouin and her husband Raymond and brother-in-law to the late Paul, Richard and Robert Desruisseaux and Suzanne Williams.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Blaire House of Tewksbury for their care, compassion and kindness in caring for Wilfred for the last two years. Additional thanks to the staff at Lowell General Hospital and the Hospice team during Wilfred’s final days.
Relatives and friends are invited to Wilfred’s Life Celebration on Monday, December 5, 2022 from 10:15 until 11:15 AM at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated immediately following at 12 PM at Ste. Marguerite D’Youville Church, Dracut. Burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford.