Patricia (LaCourse) Dinnigan of North Chelmsford

Patricia (LaCourse) Dinnigan, 83, of North Chelmsford, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell.

She was born in Lowell, the daughter of the late Leo and Abigail (Golden) LaCourse.

Patricia was the wife of the late Walter Dinnigan who passed away in 2003.

Mrs. Dinnigan was educated in the Chelmsford school system and graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1954.

She was employed for many years at Raytheon in Bedford and retired in 1996.

Patricia was a faithful and devout catholic and a communicant at St. John the Evangelist and a member of the Alter Guild there.

Above all else, she enjoyed spending time with her large extended family and her 17 grandchildren. She loved to cook big meals for her family and spend time with them.  She especially appreciated her life-long friendships with Dona Gavin and Lil Morrow.

She is survived by her son and three daughters: Brian Dinnigan of Chelmsford, MA, Susan Kerr and her husband Russell of Pelham, NH, Leah Gaffney and her husband Richard of Chelmsford, MA, Laurin Mills and her husband Todd of Westford, MA, two brothers, Bernard LaCourse and his wife Anita of Westford, MA, Richard LaCourse and his wife Sheila of Groton, MA, a sister, Lynda Adams and her husband Richard of Coco Beach, FL, 17 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her daughter Karen Goodwin, her brother Leo LaCourse, and her brother John LaCourse.


Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours, Sunday, December 29, from 3:00 Pm to 6:00 Pm at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford. Her funeral will be Monday, December 30th, at 8:00 AM from the funeral home with a Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimers Organization at ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

5 Condolences for Patricia (LaCourse) Dinnigan of North Chelmsford

    John Leite

    To Brian and the entire Dinnigan family, please accept my sincere condolences. I knew your Dad Walter way back and had you for private Trombone lessons with André LeClair. Ultimately your son was in first grade at the Harrington when I ended up teaching there as well. It has been a long journey. I hope you all remember your Mom with true Love. Sincerely, John Leite


    Debbie Mousseau

    To the Dinnigan family….we are so sorry for your loss! Mrs. D. was a special lady. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers! May God give you a peace which surpasses all understanding! God bless, love Debbie and Rolly Mousseau


    Andre LeClair

    Do sorry to hear of her passing. Wonderful childhood memories of her sweet smile and kindness. My condolences to the family


    Aamina Mian

    I just got back from visiting my daughter in Florida. So sorry for your loss and our family is paying our deepest sympathies to you and your family. A mother will always have a special place in our lives. May God give you the strength as you go through a difficult part of your life. Amen. Please know I am here for you.
    Aamina Mian


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