Florence E. (Drew) Reeves of Lowell, MA



Florence E. (Drew) Reeves, 74, of Lowell died Tuesday evening, September 20, 2016 at D’Youville Senior Health Care Center.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Esther Drew. She was raised in Dunstable and graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1960.

Florence was active in local Democratic politics including working as an aide to Congressman and Attorney General Jim Shannon and State Senator Paul Sheehy. She also worked for Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities, Boise Cascade and later at PDI and Chass Engineering.

She was a communicant of St. Rita’s Church and a former communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

She is survived by sons, Mark Reeves of Shirley and Brian and his wife, Pamela Reeves of Shirley; daughters, Kelly and her husband, Steven LeCours of Bradford and Kristen Reeves of Lowell; brother, Alfred Drew Jr. of Dunstable; sisters, Patricia Blanchette of Lowell, Alice Sarrasin of Methuen and Annmarie Niemela of Townsend; grandchildren, Christopher, Kyle and Kayla Reeves, Ariann and Brynne LeCours and Briannagh Reeves

She was the sister of the late Janice Tessier Howie of Plaistow, NH. Florence was the longtime companion of the late James Dowling.

Visiting hours Fri. 3 to 7PM. Funeral Sat at 8am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9am at St. Rita Church in Lowell. Burial in the Central Cemetery, Dunstable. Memorials may be made in her name to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


September 23, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home


September 24, 2016
St. Rita's Church
  1. Stephanie Wallace says:

    Many many happy memories of your mom. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

  2. Camille DiRubbo says:

    Mothers are so special. No matter how old we are, they are the center of our world. We have been able to see some of that in the photos online of the strength of the family bonds through the beautiful pictures of trips and daily life that have brought you joy Thinking of you all, and praying for peace and loving memories.

  3. Brett Rock & Family says:

    I know she hated my facebook postings but at least they made her laugh. She was a passionate woman and incredibly strong willed. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends. She will be missed by many.

  4. Esther Ratcliffe says:

    To all Florence’s family…I am so sorry for your loss. We grew up together and I have many happy childhood memories of her and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Kristin and Mike Anderson says:

    Dear Mark, Brian, Kelly, Kristen and families,
    We are very sorry for your loss. I have so enjoyed the pictures and videos of all of you together. (esp the ones from Ireland) She was obviously happiest in the center of her kids’ lives- and nothing could ever take those precious memories from you. May her love sustain you forever.

  6. Ellen A. Udot says:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. It is never easy to lose a parent. I pray that the Almighty God in heaven and His Son Jesus our savior and most gentle healer and shepherd will comfort your grieving hearts and give you peace at this time of great sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!

  7. Sandra (missy) Ritchey says:

    Alice and Al,so sorry to hear about your sister. May the memories you made give your family reasons to get together and smile about the happiness She brought to all your lives. Saying a prayer for your family.

    Love and miss you guys.

  8. Annmarie says:

    Kristin and family I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

  9. Julie Woods says:

    Kelly & Kristen and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss! Your mother was such a wonderful person! I’m honored I got to briefly care for her and get to know her as the funny and loving person you all knew. I wish I could be there this weekend. Please accept my condolences.

  10. Jean Secovich says:

    To the Drew and Reeves family, my sincere condolences. I did not lnow her too well, but I know that she will be missed sorely. May the comforting blessings from the Creator give you solace and peace. You are in my prayers.

  11. Leslie McManus Worthy says:

    Mark, Brian, Kelly and Kristin,
    I will never forget your moms laughter, her sense of humor was the best. I will never forget sleep overs at your house! she was the neighborhood mom that all the kids wished they had. Her love and devotion to her family was admirable and this is so apparent in all of you kids as you have all grown up to be wonderful people. I pray for peace for you all as these next days pass. My heart felt love to you.

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