Mary “Eileen” Locapo, age 93, of Dunstable, formerly of Pepperell, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Domenic Locapo.
Born in Lowell on September 08, 1929, Eileen was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Downes) O’Brien. Raised and educated in Lowell, Eileen attended Lowell High School graduating in 1947. Soon after she would meet Domenic. The two married and moved to Pepperell where they raised their family. They owned and operated a local chicken farm and eventually established Lomar, a commercial real estate development company.
Eileen enjoyed spending her winters in Ft. Lauderdale and summers on the lake. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, celebrating holidays, birthdays and any other special occasion. Some of her favorite days were St.Patrick’s Day, Derby Day and Christmas Day. Beyond everything, she was her grandchildren's biggest fan.
She is survived by her children, W. Brian Locapo and his wife Gloria of Dunstable, Daniel Locapo of Pepperell, Suzanne Deshler and her husband Albert of Dunstable, and Ann Marie Denomme and her husband John of Dunstable. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren, Christopher, Andrew, Nicholas, Domenic, Michael, Emily, Nicole, Anthony, and J.D. as well as 11 great-grandchildren, who brought her so much joy in her later years.
In addition to her late husband Domenic, Eileen was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Margaret (Downes) O’Brien, her siblings, John O’Brien, Very Reverend Charles H. O’Brien O.P., Dorothea Fleming and Margaret Stone. She was also predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Sandra Locapo.
The family would like to thank Nashoba Nursing & Hospice for their tender care in her final days.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Eileen for a period of visitation on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton. Eileen’s funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace worshiping at Saint Joseph Church, 28 Tarbell Street, Pepperell. She will be laid to rest beside her husband following the Mass at Saint Joseph Cemetery, 10 Jersey Street, Pepperell.