Ernest “Ernie” J. Descheneaux, Lowell High School English Teacher
Ernest “Ernie” J. Descheneaux, 61, of Lowell, MA died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was married to Laurie (Tucker) Descheneaux with whom he celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on June 7th.
Born in Lowell on October 17, 1955, he was the son of the late Maurice L. and Harriet Descheneaux. A lifelong resident of Lowell, Ernie graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1973. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Education from Lowell State College, which is now University of Mass at Lowell. He earned his Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Rivier College.
Ernie worked as an English Teacher at Lowell High School since 1983.
Ernie was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed coaching his children and youth sports. Ernie coached for 40 years beginning at the age of 18, coaching baseball for PYO, Lowell Vocational and Lowell High School. He also coached basketball for CYO, Lowell Travel, and Lowell Highlands for several years.
He was a communicant of St. Rita’s Church in Lowell.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Tucker, Luke and Jake Descheneaux all of Lowell; two brothers, Paul Descheneaux of Nashua, NH, James Descheneaux and his wife, Paula of Lowell; Brother in-law, George Tucker III and his wife, Michelle of Dracut; and sister in-law Lynn Rourke and her husband, Kevin of Londonderry, NH; nieces and nephews, Paul Descheneaux Jr, Lindsay Descheneaux, Stacey (Polewarczyk) Haddad, Tyler and Ryan Descheneaux, Kaelyn, Ashley and Kevin Jr. Rourke, Cole and Shamus Tucker; along with many coworkers and close friends.
He was predeceased by his sister, Maura Polewarczyk.
Visiting hours are Sunday 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral Monday at 10:00 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rita's Church, 158 Mammoth Road, Lowell, MA 01854. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to Lynch Syndrome International P.O. Box 19 Madison, CT 06443 or JUSTGIVE.ORG for online donations. ARRANGEMENTS by DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041, Guestbook at dolanfuneralhome.com