LOWELL – Marilyn Frances (McKeon) Laderoute, 86, a former longtime resident of Lowell, died Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Bridges by Epoch, Andover, surrounded by her loving family, after suffering from the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease.
She was born in Lowell on January 14, 1936, daughter of the late Raymond McKeon, a well-known musician and Marion (Cox) McKeon. She graduated from Lowell High School and Lowell Academy of Hairdressing. She lived in Lowell for most of her life and was a member of the former Sacred Heart Church.
Marilyn had worked as a hairdresser. In her earlier years, she enjoyed horseback riding and sports cars. She enjoyed reading many books, rooted deeply in her Catholic faith that she willingly shared with others. Marilyn loved feeding all kinds of God’s little outdoor creatures, especially the birds and squirrels, who adored her kindness and did not fear her. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her cherished family and taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved all people and was charitable to the needy.
One of the highlights of her life was a pilgrimage to Yugoslavia, where she was witness to supernatural events related to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Her loving husband, Robert Laderoute, passed in 2016. She leaves three sons, Atty John F. Laderoute and wife Sherry (Rice) Laderoute of Pelham, NH, Stephen R. Laderoute of Lowell and James J. Laderoute and wife Rita (Cote) Laderoute of Dracut; eight grandchildren, Matthew Laderoute, Timothy Laderoute, Adam Laderoute, Danny Laderoute, Joey Laderoute, Sammy Laderoute, Ashley (Laderoute) and her husband Justin Surette and Christina Laderoute; three great grandchildren, Callan Surette, Noah Surette and Liam Surette and her many dear nieces and nephews, brother and sister-in-laws as well as many others, whose lives she both touched and was blessed to have enjoyed. Two brothers, Raymond P. McKeon, former Supt. of Police in Chelmsford, and Robert McKeon, preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by her loving aunt Gladys McKeon and her faithful and devoted dog Teddy.
Marilyn wished to pass on her message “always love and help one another while you still can.”
The Family wants you to know that Marilyn generously and selflessly loved and helped all people and animals that she came into contact with during her lifetime. They also want to share that despite her suffering from Alzheimer’s nothing could stop her from repeatedly requesting and eating her favorite dessert up to the end — ICE CREAM!
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 15, 2022 at 12:30 PM in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1 Forest Street, Baldwinville.
A calling hour will precede the mass Friday, July 15, 2022 from 11 AM to 12 Noon in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
Burial will be in Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
The family is requesting that attendees honor Covid-19 mask protocols out of respect for those, who may be at high risk for severe disease.
In lieu of flowers, Marilyn would prefer that donations be made to an animal shelter of your choice or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
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