Dec. 30, 2012 Lowell Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA
Bernadette A. "Bootsie" Drescher A lifelong resident of Lowell
LOWELL, MA -- Mrs. Bernadette Ann "Bootsie" (Kelleher) Drescher, 83, a lifelong resident of Lowell, MA died Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, MA after a brief illness.
She was married for 52 years to the late John C. Drescher, Jr. who died on March 14, 2005.
Bootsie was the daughter of the late William and Mary Kelleher. She attended Lowell Public Schools.
She retired from Lowell Lingerie in April 1992.
She was a communicant of St. Margaret Church of Lowell, MA; where she belonged to the Blessed Virgin Sodality.
Bootsie enjoyed going to Foxwoods, and playing Keno and her daily numbers. She loved spending time with her family.
Bootsie is survived by two daughters, Mary Beth and her husband, Roger Sweeney of Nashua, NH, and Donna and her husband, William Butt of Dracut, a sister, Dorothy and her husband, Ralph Markee of N. Andover, MA, and a sister-in-law, Rita Kelleher of Lowell. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Marc and Courtney Zappelli of Lowell, MA and William and Shawn Butt both of Dracut, MA as well as several nieces, nephews, and close family friends.
She was the mother of the late Joan Lapointe and the sister of the late Mary, William, Charles and John Kelleher, the late Catherine Connor, the late Margaret Hoyt, and the late Ruth Neylon.
DRESCHER -- Mrs. Bernadette A. "Bootsie"(Kelleher) Drescher, 83, of Lowell, MA died Dec. 30, 2012. Visiting hours Thurs. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA; followed by a funeral Mass at 1PM at St. Margaret's Church, Lowell. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun from January 1 to January 2, 2013