Friday, April 30, 2010

The Obituary of Edouard Courtois of Lowell, MA

Sent to me by Eric Christian. Published in The Lowell Sun, Monday, April 14, 1958. Thank-you Eric.
Man Dies on Way to Church

LOWELL--Joseph E. Courtois of 126 Textile avenue, better known as Eddie Courtois, died unexpectedly yesterday.

Mr. Courtois was walking along textile avenue on his was to church and upon reaching White street was stricken with an apparent weak spell.
He was removed to St. Joseph's hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

He was assistant steward at the Yovick club. Mr. Courtois was a communicant of Ste. Jean d'Arc church.

He was married to the former Irene Christian, who survives him, along with a daughter, Maureen V. Courtois; a son, Donald J. Courtois; three sisters, Mrs. Eugene Perrin, Mrs. George Loiselle, Mrs. Lucien Labbe; two brothers, Albert Courtois and Lionel Courtois.


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