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Lydia A. Dussault
May 14, 1933 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
Lydia A. (Retelle) Dussault, age 90, of Methuen, MA, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, on Friday, September 8, 2023, in the company of her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Dussault, with whom she shared sixty-nine years in marriage.
Born and raised in Lawrence, MA, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Clara (Huard) Retelle, Lydia was a graduate of St. Anne High School.
After enjoying many years, being blessed with the opportunity to be at home and provide for her family, Lydia dedicated many years of service to Bishop’s Restaurant in Lawrence greeting and making every guest feel welcomed as they arrived. She enjoyed many hours spent greeting people, as she loved to socialize with everyone she encountered. She loved to get to know people and make a connection with them. At home, Lydia always made it known that she lived with an open door policy and offered a safe place for all, which brought her much comfort. Most of all, Lydia enjoyed her family and the many memories they created together, whether it was over the holidays or over a Sunday dinner.
Lydia’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to their caretakers Jodi and Katie from Pathways Healthcare for their loving care and attention to Lydia, her husband Joseph, and the entire family over the course of this past year.
In addition to her husband, Joseph, Lydia was predeceased by her sister, Theresa McGuire and her best friend, Marilyn McCarthy.
She is survived by, and will be greatly missed by her children, Lawrence P. Dussault and his wife Patricia of Salem, NH, Philip C. Dussault and his wife Gloria of Methuen, Christine M. Rapazzo of Methuen, Michael J. Dussault of Methuen, Kenneth B. Dussault and his wife Rebecca of Haverhill, Karen L. Dussault-Beaudoin and her husband Randall Beaudoin of Methuen; grandchildren, Lawrence P. Dussault, Jr., Kenneth R. Dussault, Michelle M. Routhier, Melissa J. Dussault, Mark P. Dussault, Anthony J. Rapazzo, Joseph M. Dussault, and Celine C. Dussault; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence Retelle; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lydia’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at https://www.michaeljfox.org/.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, between 5:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 10:00 AM at St. Theresa Church, 22 Plymouth Street, Methuen. Burial will follow at St. Mary – Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence.
Wednesday September 20, 2023 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Cataudella Funeral Home 126 Pleasant Valley Street Methuen, MA 01844
Thursday September 21, 2023 10:00 AM Our Lady of Good Counsel/St. Theresa Church 22 Plymouth Street Methuen, MA 01844
Immaculate Conception Cemetery 55 Hideaway Lane Methuen, MA 01844