Catherine Theresa (Beauregard) McNulty
Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister;
Catherine Theresa (Beauregard) McNulty, 84, a longtime resident of the Acre section of the City, died Saturday afternoon at Lowell General Hospital – Saints Campus after a long illness.
She was the wife of the late Fernand R. McNulty who died September 22, 1991.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 13, 1930, the daughter of the late William and the late Catherine (McKenzie) Beauregard, she attended St. Patrick Grammar School and St. Patrick High School.
Catherine is survived by her daughters Kathleen Hayes and her husband Wayne of Lawrence, Eileen Hall and her husband Charles of St. Petersburg, FL, Maureen Lambert of Dracut, Colleen Desrochers and her husband Michael “Leo” Desrochers of Dorchester, MA, Christine McNulty and her partner James Hurley and her son Michael McNulty and his wife Elaine of Dracut. She is survived by seventeen grandchildren and more than 20 Great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sisters Agnes McPhillips of Lowell, Sister Catherine Louise SND of Ipswich, MA and Sister-in-law Doris Beauregard. She was the beloved Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
Catherine was the mother of the late Francine (McNulty) Gagnon. She was also the sister of the late Sister Catherine Louise, SND and the late Irene Lopes the late Robert Beauregard, the late William Beauregard, the late Roland Beauregard and the late Ernest Beauregard.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Willow Manor for their compassionate care.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society or the Elder Services of Merrimack Valley at: http://www.esmv.org/give/planned-giving-options/. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Richard G. Gannon, Sr.
Veteran of the Korean War;
Richard G. Gannon Sr., a member of a well known Lowell family, died after an extended illness on Friday September 12, 2014 in a Boston Rehabilitation facility.
He was the husband of the late Agnes M. "Aggie" (Stevenson) Gannon who died April 4, 1998.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 24, 1930, the son of the late Daniel J. and Katherine (Grady) Gannon, Sr. He attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1948.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force, serving in various locations.
During his working years, Richard was a pipefitter/plumber with the Edith Nourse Rogers V.A. Hospital in Bedford where he worked for over 25 years. Previously, he was a union pipefitter.
A communicant of St. Rita's Parish while living in Lowell, he moved to Sandwich in 1994 for his retirement until health reasons brought him back to Lowell.
He was a lifelong member of the American Legion.
Richard is survived by a daughter, Katherine M. Gannon of Lowell, and five sons, Richard G. Gannon Jr., and his wife Charlotte, Hugh S. Gannon and his wife Brenda both of Lowell, Edward J. Gannon and his wife Mary of Kearneysville, WV, Patrick D. Gannon of Medford and Thomas F. Gannon of Lowell; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters Joan Publicover of Lowell, Isabelle Gannon - Paris and her husband, Paul Paris, of Methuen; a brother David Gannon of Lowell, and four sisters-in-law, Theresa Gannon of Lowell, Mary Rice of Northborough, Sister Anne Stevenson, SND of Beverly and Patricia Robinson of Littleton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Daniel J. Gannon and John Barry Gannon, the late Katherine Kiernan and the late Sheila Bishop.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at SHRINE OF ST. RITA’S CHURCH at 9 o’clock. Burial in the National Massachusetts Veteran’s Cemetery in Bourne. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Shrine of St. Rita’s, 158 Mammoth Rd., Lowell, MA. 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866)458-8768.
Linda C. Scannell
retired software engineer with Mitre Corp.
Linda C. Scannell, 67, a lifelong resident of the Belvidere section of the City, died Monday September 8, 2014, at Tufts New England Medical Center after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 24, 1947, the daughter of the late Dr. Robert J. and the late Rosamond R. (Robinson) Scannell, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Rogers Hall in the Class of 1965.
Linda went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Simmons College in 1969. She was later awarded a Masters of Computer Science in 1976 from Boston University.
A software Engineer with the Mitre Corporation in Bedford, she recently retired after 44 years of service to the company. During her time at Mitre, Linda was also a multisystem engineer who worked on the Y2K, AWACS & Joint Stars Programs.
She was a member of the Society for Women Engineers, the Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library, the Immaculate Conception Women’s Guild and was a past Treasurer and Board member of the former Rogers Hall in Lowell.
A master bridge player, Linda was a loyal Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots fan. However her greatest passion was time spent with her family, especially her nieces, nephews, grandniece and grandnephew.
Linda is survived by three sisters Glenna P. Scannell of Lowell, Cindy M. McNamee and her husband Jack of Andover and Claire T. Davis and her husband Charles; a brother Robert J. Scannell, Jr. and his wife Sheryl of Lowell; her two nieces Nancy R. McNamee and Kerryn M. McNamee both of Andover; her nephew Atty. Timothy R. Scannell and his wife Caitlin of Canton, CT; a grandniece Briar Rose Scannell and a grandnephew Kingstan P. Scannell both of Canton, CT; and many dear extended family and friends, including longtime childhood friends Gail & Jim Turi.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lowell Church) at 9:30 A.M. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Bldg. Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Wilbur “Bill” C. Farrow
Former owner/operator Shurfine Market in Tyngsboro
Wilbur “Bill” C. Farrow, 98, of Tyngsboro, died Friday, September 5th at Heritage Skilled Nursing Center in Lowell surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen M. (Bell) Farrow who died on August 11, 2013.
Born in Westford, Massachusetts, August 26, 1916 he was the son of the late Charles F. and the late Clara (Lake) Farrow.
A veteran of World War II, Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Ship’s Cook, Second Class and was the recipient of the WW II Victory Medal and the American Theatre Medal.
Bill was the former owner and operator of Shurfine Market in Tyngsboro from 1947 to 1983. He was the butcher behind the meat counter who greeted his customers wearing his signature straw hat.
Among his many enjoyments, Bill was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and working in his yard. He was a former member of the Ancient York Masonic Lodge in Lowell. After retirement, he spent approximately 30 years in Lillian, AL where he was an active member of the Lillian United Methodist Church.
Bill is survived by a daughter Nancy Deeney and her husband John of Nashua, NH and Naples, FL; two sons Charles F. Farrow and his wife Tootsie of Lillian, AL and Wayne A. Farrow and his wife Sharyn of Westford, MA; six grandchildren Charles W. Farrow and his wife Kris Gines of Carlisle, MA, Chester Farrow of Tyngsboro, MA, Carla Christman of Groton, MA, Carin Denommee and her husband Guy of Tyngsboro, MA, Stacey Farrar and her husband Roger of Merrimack, NH and Pamela Hardy and her husband Jason of Westford, MA; eleven great-grandchildren Audrie Stefanini and her husband Mark of Framingham, MA, Samantha and Amanda Farrow of Tyngsboro, MA, Jordan and Davis Farrow of Carlisle, MA, Tyler and Drew Denommee of Tyngsboro, MA, Ashley and Courtney Farrar of Merrimack, NH and Mason and Miranda Hardy of Westford, MA; a sister June Duff of Warrington, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also brother of the late Iona Wyman and the late Hazel Trask.
Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon on Saturday immediately followed by a Memorial Service in the Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Thompson Burying Ground, in Tyngsboro. The family requests in lieu of flowers a donation may be made in his memory to Tyngsboro Historical Commission, 25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsboro, MA 01879. E-condolences/Directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.