Rae C. Rowell

  • Born: September 13, 1925
  • Died: August 22, 2018
  • Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Driscoll Funeral Home

309 So. Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Tel. (978) 374-0000

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HAVERHILL - Rae C. (Tracy) (McNeil) Rowell of Haverhill passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Penacook Place in Haverhill surrounded by her loving family.

Rae, who was a lifelong Christian and prayer warrior who was born on September 13, 1925 in Kingston, NH, daughter of Clarence and Lillian (Thomas)Tracy. She grew up in the Rosemont section of Haverhill and worked in in the shoe industry, Eastern Canvas and Steven's Bennett Home in Haverhill as well as AT&T / Lucent Technologies in No. Andover. She was a longtime member of the Salvation Army in Haverhill and in the past, could be seen ringing the bell at various locations around Haverhill. Rae, at the age of 60, took a course in sign language at Northern Essex Community College to help her communicate while visiting with homebound elders. She most enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, knitting, needlework, and bingo.

Rae is predeceased by her husband's Richard L. McNeil and Herbert E. Rowell, as well as her brothers Clarence, Glenn, Clayton, Lee and Forrest Tracy and sisters Shirley Swett, and Jacqueline Woodman and stepdaughter Betty Ann (Rowell) Blake. Her surviving family members include her sister Dulcie Beauregard of Haverhill; children Richard L. McNeil, Jr., and wife Erika of Groveland, Scott E. McNeil and wife Sherry of Friendship, NY, Karen J. Dichard and husband Dave of Concord, NH and Rebecca C. Mitchell and husband James of Haverhill; also 15 cherished grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 29, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Services will begin at 5:00 PM. Interment will take place graveside on Thursday in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill at 10:00 AM. For guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com


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SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS I WORKED WITH RAE IN THE SHOE FACTORY. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY

Posted by PAMELA PEARSON - HAVERHILL, MA - Coworker   August 27, 2018

So sorry to hear of Rae passing.
Always had a smile
Wish I could be up there to give my sympathy,but know I am thinking of all of you at this time of sorrow She was a great mother in law and have lots of good memories wi

Posted by Cheryl Wright - Wimauma, FL - Family   August 26, 2018

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Richard and Erika, I am so sorry for your loss and prayer for comfort from our Father. Hugs!!

Posted by Adele Pelletier - Amesbury, MA - Family Friend   August 26, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Richard and the entire family, as they deal with this loss. Adele

Posted by Adele Pelletier - Amesbury, MA - Family Friend   August 26, 2018

MISS YOU GRAMMY RAE I LOVE YOU REST EASY!!! LOVE YOUR GRANDSON RODNEY

Posted by RODNEY BALL - HAVERHILL, MA - Grandchild   August 25, 2018

R.I.P.my wonderfull lady and special mother/in/law going to miss you every day,the cardnal that has visited us every day since the 22nd is a sign that you are in peace,i will always remmeber when you told me to take your daughter away and marry her ,love you always R.I.P.

Posted by James Mitchell - Haverhill, MA - Family   August 25, 2018

To my loving Mom you will always be with me in my heart,i know your at peace now because the same afternoon when you went home i had a visit from a cardinal that sat at the top of my fence were i live staring at me paceing back and forth then singing at me while i was waiting for my Great Grandson Cylus to be picked up, he sat on that fence until he was picked up by his mom ,i love you alwaysR.I.P.

Posted by Rebecca Mitchell - Haverhill, MA - Daughter   August 24, 2018

RIP. We will miss you. Love you

Posted by Susanne Arteberry - Emery, SD - Grandchild   August 23, 2018


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R.I.P.my wonderfull lady and special mother/in/law going to miss you every day,the cardnal that has visited us every day since the 22nd is a sign that you are in peace,i will always remmeber when you told me to take your daughter away and marry her ,love you always R.I.P.