Lauren Marie (Cassidy) Lopez of Westford, MA

Lauren Marie (Cassidy) Lopez, 33,  of Westford, MA, beloved wife of Ronald F. Lopez, with whom she’d recently celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary, died after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the home she loved surrounded by her loved ones.

The daughter of Susan (Amirault) and Robert V. Cassidy, Jr., she attended Westford and Chelmsford schools as well as Emerson College where she was a musical theatre major. In her teens she performed leading roles in musicals at the award-winning Peacock Players Youth Theatre and Actorsingers of Nashua, NH and at Theatre III in Acton, MA. She worked part-time at North Shore Music Theatre in the House Management department along with her mother from 1999-2008.

Her “real jobs” were as a Store Manager for Coach and as a Real Estate agent with Laer Realty. With a terminal cancer diagnosis in August, 2017, she left the hustling corporate world to pursue more spiritual studies, and she became a Reiki practitioner and Yoga instructor. Finding there was a lack of support specifically for young adults living with cancer she co-founded the Thrivr Network.  Along with Danielle A. Thompson, Lauren opened the Sukha Barn in Westford, a yoga and meditation center.

An avid reader, her curiosity led her to enjoy all kinds of books and travel and to blog her inspirational message.

Beside her husband and parents, she is survived by Ronald’s mother Maria Veliz, his sister Debbie Lopez, and brother Bradley Lopez, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. If you’d like a better sense of who Lauren was, please read the last thing she had published at Create & Cultivate: https://www.createcultivate.com/blog/how-lauren-lopez-started-a-business-with-terminal-cancer?fbclid=IwAR315ugkA5tFZqr5WQXSvXdbFalXSiVx9toLjvvAblMr6j55B9B7f0PW73I

Visiting hours Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford. Masks are required for admittance. A live stream of the calling hours will be available.  Memorials may be made in her name to One Tree Planted, 145 Pine Haven Shores, Shelburne, VT 05482, www.onetreeplanted.org. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.


18 Condolences for Lauren Marie (Cassidy) Lopez of Westford, MA

    Kate Reardon Hutchens

    Your bright light will be deeply missed at Sukha Barn, Lauren. May you continue to shine brightly on all, from the heavens above. My sincere condolences to all who loved Lauren, especially her beloved husband, parents, family and dear friends.

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    Deborah Benigni

    You blazed brightly across the sky like a comet—beautiful in all your glory and the gone too soon.

    Lauren in the words of our two favorite witches, “I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason. Bringing something we must learn and we are led to those who help us most to grow, if we let them and we help them in return. Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true, but I know I’m who I am today because I knew you. …So much of me is made of what I learned from you.
    You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend. Because I knew you, I have been changed for good.”

    My love to your family, especially your Mom and husband, and to all who were honored to call you friend…you will be missed lady…more than you know.

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    Maggie Flynn

    A light for all the world to see, always. Thank you Lauren for being one of the best people that I have ever met. Your kindness and compassion will always be a barometer for me in my life and your legacy will live eternally through me and my family.

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    Ana Kostadinova

    You are always loved and never forgotten my beautiful friend.

    “You’re in the arms of the angel
    May you find some comfort here…”

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    Sherri Couillard

    Lauren’s philosophy of choosing love over fear, regardless of life’s challenges, really resonated with me. Near the end, in spite of pain, sadness, and uncertainty, she radiated light, love, gratitude, and all that is WONDERFUL about humanity. Her poems, advice, songs, and overall vulnerability gave so many people peace. Her legacy will be in connecting with souls on a deep and enduring level. May her memory be eternal and a blessing to all those whose lives she touched.

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    Donna Randolph

    Although I never met you in person I knew you through your Aunt Honey..
    I followed you on Facebook
    You was a Strong, Beautiful woman with and amazing Voice
    And Words
    I want to Thank You For being so inspirational to me as I was letting my Cancer and Remission rule my depression
    Your Words and Video and yoga help me ..Try to be me again
    But As you said DON’T worry about little things like make up..Learn to breathe and Live Life to the fullest..
    I’m trying Thanks to you.
    I’ll always watch your videos and I’ll always Remember you
    Fly High Beautiful ❤️? Lauren.
    My deepest condolences to Her Aunt Honey and her Husband and Her Parents and Family ??

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    Marjaneh tajerha

    You will never be forgotten. I am grateful for the laughter we shared and will always be inspired by the strength and courage you showed during the past few years fighting a horrible disease in an unimaginable way. Rest in peace beautiful warrior and sing and dance amongst the angels in heavon!?

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    Robert H Mc Donough Jr

    Susan, Ronald and family; I am so saddened by the news of Lauren; you are in my prayers during this most difficult time

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    Noelle Riley

    Susan and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s something I wish you had been spared from. I know nothing anyone can do or say will make this right but take everything one day at a time and remind yourself that it is okay to not be okay right now.

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    Stephanie Ross

    So sorry for the loss of a brilliant, loving and sincere woman. I enjoyed working with her on shows at Peacock players. It was also a joy to perform in roles with her at Actor Singers and Peacock Players. There are no words to bring Lauren back but I pray that the memories will fill your hearts with joy

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    Anna Cafua

    A beautiful soul taken to soon! May you RIP Lauren🙏🙏 and to you Ronald, our sincere condolences may God give you and the family strength during this difficult time 🙏🙏

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      Paul Amirault

      Blessed to know her since she was a baby:)! Her great presence was a force at such a young age, in the Easter dress that Nana made for her! Always glad to be her uncle, and even her Dad a great friend! Never thought that she would study Reiki and Holistic healing as was my story. Truly, her light and love will remain everywhere from her glowing vibrant candle of love:!

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    Antonia Longo

    My Dearest Lauren,

    Thank you for your little visits, I noticed, you brought a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. I will miss you so very much. You were such a remarkably special woman. I valued our time together so much. I am forever grateful to have known you. Be at peace with the Angels now. We will meet again 💕💕💕

    To Lauren’s loved ones,

    I’m sorry I could not be there in person today, I made sure to be there virtually and in spirit. You all have been so strong on this journey with Lauren. I know how much she loved you all and how grateful she was. I will honor her memory for you, holding her light in my heart forever.

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    Jessica Xitumul

    I didn’t get the chance to meet Lauren for long but the little time I spent with her, I realized she wasn’t beautiful only from the outside but had the prettiest soul. I’m sure heaven will be all she ever imagined and I hope she gets to see much prettier sunsets from up there.

    My most sincere condolences to Ronald, Olguita and her family.

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    Joe Reilly

    A beautiful soul with a heart as big as the world, I am sorry you left us too soon, but your light will shine among the stars ❣️

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    Irene Bremis

    So sorry to Lauren’s family and friends for their loss. I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Lauren in person but I feel I know her through her posts and blogs. She is clearly an amazing soul and an inspiration to those who knew her as well as all of those hearts and lives that she will continue to touch. Rest in Peace.

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    Margaret Vachon

    I did not know Lauren but it was such a tribute and her awesome perspective dealing with cancer. I’m also a survivor of cervical cancer. Reminded me of what life should be all about. Rest in peace.

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