Earle McQuaide

Earle Frederick McQuaide Jr.

August 22, 1930 - December 10, 2018
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Earle F. McQuaide, Junior died peacefully at his home in Lowell on December 10, 2018 at age 88. Beloved husband of Barbara S. (Lloyd) McQuaide, father of Earle McQuaide III and his wife Denise of Chelmsford, Bill McQuaide and his wife Debra of Andover, Scott McQuaide and his wife Susan of Chelmsford, Warren McQuaide of Tyngsboro, and Jay McQuaide and his wife Martha of Andover. Loving grandfather to Brian, Brett, Ben, Jenny, Luke, Scotty, Kyle, Kate, Max, Madison, Micah, Molly, Ryan and Christopher. Earle was born in 1930 in Lowell to Earle F. McQuaide and his wife Marion. He attended the Lowell Public Schools and Lowell Technological Institute and enjoyed a 35-year career at Velcro Industries in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Most important to Earle were his family and his faith.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Barbara, and was devoted to her for more than 63 years. Together they raised five sons. Nothing in the world made Earle happier or gave him greater pride than cheering for his sons and grandchildren at a wrestling meet, football game, recital or other extracurricular activity.

Passionate supporters of wrestling, Earle and Barbara were recently celebrated for their lifelong commitment to the sport, and to Lowell High School. They also took great joy in hosting their large extended family at their summer cottage in New Hampshire. Later in life, Earle became an avid gardener and would spend countless hours tending to his fruits and vegetables. He often joked about being the only resident on his street to grow both vegetables and Christmas trees.

Earle also had a deep and abiding faith and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior while a newly married young man. Earle attended both Lawrence Street Primitive Methodist Church in Lowell and Grace Chapel in Lexington and was active in numerous church ministries.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:30am at Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road, Lexington.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, 657 Middlesex Street, Lowell, MA 01851.
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Service Details

  • Celebration of Life Service

    December 18, 2018 | 11:30am
    December 18, 2018 11:30am
    Grace Chapel
    59 Worthen Road
    LEXINGTON, MA 01824
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Dr. Wayne Kendall


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Private Condolence

Ralph Hogan

Posted at 03:15pm
McQuaide Boys , So sorry to hear for Dad's passing, may God bless all.

George & Ginny Adams

Posted at 10:32pm
We are so sorry to hear of Earle's passing. It was a joy to see him at the lake he enjoyed so much.

Kenneth Perkins

Posted at 06:28pm
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Brad & Denise Gardner

Posted at 04:42pm
Dear Barbara & Jay,

We were saddened to learn of Earl’s passing. We have such fond memories of him from Grace Chapel. May you find grace to help in this time of need.

Brad & Denise Gardner

Al Parrington

Posted at 08:03pm
Dear Barbara We're saddened by your loss of Earle. Its been so strange not to see him outdoors tending to his beloved garden, or mowing the grass. Unfortunate so close to the holidays. Praying for you and your family. May Earle forever rest in peace.

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