Harold L. Dempsey
LOWELL Harold L. Dempsey, 89, a lifelong Lowell resident, died Monday, November 16, 2009, at Lifecare Center of the Merrimack Valley after a brief illness.
A son of the late Patrick and the late Margaret (McCaughey) Dempsey, he was born October 20, 1920, in Lowell, and educated in the local schools. After his graduation from Lowell High School, Harold joined the United States Marine Corp, serving during World War II in the Pacific Theatre, having participated in Action against the Enemy on Guadalcanal. He received the Satisfactory Service Certificate and the Good Conduct Medal. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he returned to Lowell for a short time before re-enlisting in 1946 and serving with the Marines during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge in November of 1947 after a total of seven years of proud service to his Country.
Upon his return to Lowell, he worked for the United States Government Department of Transportation for his entire career, retiring as an inspector.
A former member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 662, Walker Rogers, he was also a lifetime member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks, B.P.O.E. #87, the Salvation Army, and the Lowell Senior Center. He will be remembered fondly as a "Jack of All Trades" always helping out neighbors and friends to repair whatever needed fixing.
He is survived by his lifelong companion, Mary Gray of Lowell, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was also the brother of the late James Dempsey, the late Mary Larson, the late Esther O’Connor and the late Vera Murphy.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 2 UNTIL 6 P.M. ON THURSDAY, NOV. 19. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. ON FRIDAY, HIS FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 10 A.M. AT THE MASSACHUSETTS VETERANS’ MEMORIAL CEMETERY IN WINCHENDON, MA. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM