1953 - 2023
VisitationMay 24, 2023
10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home
FuneralMay 24, 2023
Dolan Funeral Home
Patrick Gower, 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Lowell General Hospital after a long illness.
He was married to Dale I. (Deslauriers) Gower with whom he would have celebrated his 48th wedding anniversary in October.
He was born on October 17th, 1953 and was the son of the late Robert and Lorraine (Lamy) Gower. Patrick moved around a lot as a child and young adult before graduating from Chelmsford High School in 1971. Patrick retired from UPS in December of 2019. Patrick was a communicant of St. Margaret of Scotland Church, in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Pat, as he was known by his loved ones (“Peperé” to his 4 grandkids), was a man of a few words (especially before 10 am) but had a wicked sense of humor and loved a good joke and laugh. Pat enjoyed history, was an avid reader, a Boston sports fan, and loved sweets, especially chocolate cake.
Besides his wife, Patrick is survived by his three children, Jennifer (Patrick) Swan of Louisville, KY, Ryan Gower and his companion Susan Van Praag of Brooklyn, NY, and Christine (Doug) Perry of Merrimac, MA. He was honored to be “Peperé” to Ella and Brennan Swan of Louisville, Kentucky and Beckett and Keller Perry of Merrimac, MA. He also leaves behind his sisters, Nancy (William) Mulligan, Catherine Gower, Cynthia (Jeffrey) Brown, all of Tyngsboro, MA, Margaret (Steven) Sczylvian of Westford, MA, and Judith Glow of Nashua, NH. He leaves behind brothers as well: Michael Gower and his companion Julie Copley of Hollis, NH, Timothy (Ann) Gower of Harwich, MA, and Terence (Vicky Metternich) of W. Roxbury, MA. He is predeceased by his sister Kelly Ormsby. He was also “lucky” enough to be part of a large family on Dale’s side. He is predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Al and Louise Deslauriers, who loved him like another son. He is also predeceased by his beloved sister-in-law, Bonnie (Bob) Redding. He leaves behind a brother-in-law, Barry (Jill) Deslauriers, and sisters-in law, Jeannie McEleney, Lois (Jean) Berard, Terry-Ann (Arthur) Roddy, and Barbie (Tom) Trainor. He also is survived by many, many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visiting hours Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral will follow at 12 noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association at Donate to Lewy Body Dementia Association (lbda.org) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org) ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com