Obituary for Jacqueline Dubuc – Lowell, MA (1930–2017)


Sister Jacqueline Dubuc, sco

Member of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa LOWELL – Sister Jacqueline Dubuc, sco, age 87, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa for 66 years, died October 28, 2017 at St. Joseph Residence in Lowell after a brief illness.

She was born in Nicolet, QC, Canada, the daughter of the late Edgar and Nelda (Therrien) Dubuc.

Sister Jacqueline was educated in Nicolet, QC and in Pointe-du-Lac, QC. She graduated from Teachers' College in Hull, QC, where she specialized in early childhood education.

Sister Jacqueline will be remembered most for her energy and creativity as a beloved kindergarten teacher at Ste Jeanne d'Arc School in Lowell for over 40 years. She also previously taught elementary grades at St. Joseph and Notre Dame de Lourdes Schools in Lowell. She was an active member of Ste Jeanne d'Arc and later St. Rita Conference of St. Vincent de Paul until she retired in 2012 due to health reasons.

She leaves behind two brothers and their spouses, Roger and Cecile Dubuc of Nicolet, QC and Jean Noël and Lucille Dubuc of Bécancour, Trois-Rivières, QC, and nieces and nephews, all of Canada.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Laurent and Jean-Marc, and three sisters, Juliette Racine, Therese Berthiaume and Lucille Baillargeon.

DUBUC — Sister Jacqueline Dubuc, sco. Friends may call at St. Joseph Residence, 977 Varnum Avenue, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A wake will begin at 7 p.m. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the chapel of the D'Youville Senior Care Center, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell. Prayers will follow and interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, the sisters suggest either a Mass donation or a memorial contribution in her name to Ste. Jeanne d'Arc School, Advancement Office, 68 Dracut St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements are under the care of RW MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, Lowell. Online condolences and directions are available at