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Doris Marie Hines

Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother

Doris Marie (Paradis) Hines, 90, a longtime resident of Lowell, then Nashua, New Hampshire and most recently of Tewksbury, MA, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her husband and loving family on Monday December 21, 2020.

She was the beloved wife for 64 years of Harold F. Hines, who survives her.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on June 24, 1930, Doris was the daughter of the late Borromee E. Paradis and the late Louise M. (Soucy) Paradis.

Following her graduation from Saint Joseph’s Girls High School in 1948 and Lowell Commercial College in 1950, she subsequently worked as a general ledger bookkeeper for 1400 Motors of Lowell.  Doris then went on to become a bank teller at First Federal Savings and Loan Association.

Her memberships included the Catholic Daughters of America, Garden Club of Lowell, Ladies Guild of Saint John’s Hospital of Lowell, Guild of the Infant Saviour, and Massachusetts CPA’s Wives Club.  Doris was also a former volunteer at Saint John’s Hospital for a number of years. Her leisure activities included golf and bowling as a member of Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts and Abenaqui Country Club in Rye Beach, New Hampshire.  She was also an avid reader.

She attended and was a daily communicant of Saint Joseph the Worker Church in Nashua and a longtime parishioner of St. Margaret’s Church in Lowell.

Besides her husband she is survived by four children, a daughter, Louise Hines-Ike and her husband, Richard J. Ike, Jr. of Littleton, Colorado, a son, James Hines of Chicago, Illinois, a daughter, Constance McCarthy and her husband, Timothy McCarthy of Leawood, Kansas, and a son, Daniel Hines and his wife, Elizabeth Hines of Lowell, Massachusetts.

She also leaves behind nine grandchildren Ian Hines-Ike, Brendan Hines-Ike, Kira Hines-Ike, Ryan McCarthy and wife, Sara McCarthy, Devin McCarthy and wife, Katie McCarthy, Molly Bressler and husband, Kai Bressler, Shawn Hines, Samuel Hines, Daniel Hines and two great grandchildren, Pierce McCarthy and Hadley McCarthy.

Other survivors include a sister, Priscilla Dragon, and a sister, Irene Boucher and her husband, Roger Boucher and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Father Roger Paradis, O.M.I, a sister, Laurette Wagner and her husband, Edward Wagner, a brother Arthur Paradis and his wife Phyllis Paradis, a brother, Roland Paradis, a sister, Therese Lewis and her husband, James Lewis, and a brother-in-law, Paul Dragon.

The family would also like to thank the Visiting Angels of Chelmsford, Massachusetts for their exceptional care over the past two years.

Due to gathering restrictions, all Funeral Services were held privately for the family followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date. E-condolences at Those wishing may make donations in her memory to the American Stroke Association, 300 5th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (5)
  • William Liston (Jr.)  - Please accept my sincere sympathy ...
    Dear Uncle Harold, Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of Aunt Doris; I know you’ll miss her very much. What a very fine person she was. I have such precious childhood memories of you and Aunt Doris. I well remember as a kid all of the great get-togethers of you, Doris and the lovely gang of life-long friends of my parents. We kids would stay up late just listening to your talking and laughter. I know that you are grateful for such a good life together and Doris is in a better place now. Sincerely, Bill Liston Jr.
  • Joe and Kate Landry
    Our sincere condolences to Harold and the whole family for your loss. Harold and Doris were very important part lives. We have many fond memories of social gatherings, weddings, or parties. Doris always had a kind smile and great advice on life matters.
  • Philip&Lynne Scannell  - friend
    Harold.. you and your family are in our thoughts RIP to a life well lived
  • Mark batten
    To the hines family so sorry for your loss dan as a kid I remember your mother as a kind person and a class act
  • Mark batten  - To the hines family
    To the Hines family so sorry for your loss dan I remember your mother as a kid she was always kind to us and a class act
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