Joseph D. McCabe
Loving husband, father, brother and friend;
Joseph D. McCabe, 52, of Lowell, died Friday, September 30th at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston with his loving family by his side, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was the beloved husband of Brenda (Courtney) McCabe who survives him and with whom he celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on April 23rd of this year.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, April 11, 1964, a son of the late Francis and the late Margaret (Folan) McCabe, he attended Easton, Massachusetts schools and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School in the Class of 1982. Eager to further his education, he then went on to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics Engineering from U-Mass Lowell in 1986 and then a Master of Business Administration from Western New England College.
Most recently, Joe was the Marketing Manager and longtime Engineer with Epoxy Technology in Billerica where he worked for almost 20 years.
He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell.
Among his many activities, Joe was a coach in the Shedd Park Youth Baseball Leagues and served as a referee for Girl’s Lacrosse. Joe also enjoyed golf and was a member of Longmeadow Golf Club. A proud alum of U-Mass Lowell, he was an avid fan of the Riverhawk’s hockey team.
But what was most important to Joe was his family. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his wife Brenda and his children.
A person of great faith, Joe was a very kind person whose quiet and sincere manner made all those around him feel like they had a good friend. He will be deeply missed by those who had the privilege to know him.
In addition to his wife Brenda, Joe is survived by three children, Michael F. McCabe, Madison M. McCabe and Maxwell J. McCabe all of Lowell; a sister Regina Thibault and her husband Darrin of Raynham, MA; two brothers Paul McCabe and his wife Maggie of Belmont, MA and John McCabe and his fiancée Nina of Worcester, MA; two sisters-in-law Mary Ann Maciejewski and her husband Paul and Suzanne Reece and her husband Brian all of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was also brother of the late Peter McCabe who died in 1999.
Joe’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the profound compassionate care and comfort demonstrated by the doctors, nurses and staff at Dana Farber Cancer Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 12 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn. Head and Neck Oncology, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768