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.