Barbara A. Winward
Barbara A. (O’Loughlin) Winward, 82, of Lowell, died Friday, June 14th at the Genesis Westford House in Westford. She was the wife of the late John Winward who died November 7, 2006.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 29, 1931, the daughter of the late Terrence and the late Vera (McOsker) O’Loughlin, she attended St. Peter’s Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1948.
Barbara was all about family and especially loved time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Among her many other activities, Barbara enjoyed knitting and reading. She was also a volunteer Home Health Aide.
Mrs. Winward is survived by two daughters Judy Urban and her husband Gerry of Londonderry, NH and Jayne Boulanger of Tyngsboro, MA; three sons Jack Winward and his wife Robbie of Lowell, James Winward and his wife Marcelle of Abilene, TX and Jeff Winward and his wife Cheryl of Lowell, MA; twelve grandchildren Christine Cardillo and her husband David of Chelmsford, MA, Daniel Boulanger of Arvada, CO, Kathryn Picotte and her husband Matthew of Chelmsford, MA, Rebecca Primeau and her husband Joshua of Tyngsboro, MA, Kerrie Urban of Waltham, MA, Jaime Brunelle of Exeter, NH, John Michael Winward of Plymouth, MA, Mara Winward of Lowell, MA, Sarah Diaz and her husband Brandon of Abilene, TX, Emily Winward of Abilene, TX, Bryanna Hurley of Lowell, MA and Felicia Winward of Lowell. MA; seven great-grandchildren Jacob Cardillo, Brooke Cardillo, Patrick Winward, Audrey Primeau, Adele Primeau, Lorelei Picotte and Gabrielle Brunelle; two sisters Mary Palmer of Exeter, NH and Jane Riley and her husband Pat of Tyngsboro, MA; a sister-in-law Carol O’Loughlin of Pittsboro, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also sister of the late Joan Pelzer, the late Frank O’Loughlin and the late Eileen Barnett.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. on Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) in Lowell at 9 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Genesis Westford House Activity Fund, 3 Park Drive, Westford, MA 01886. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Eleanor M. Shanahan
Eleanor M. (Clayton) Shanahan, 85, formerly of the Highlands section of the city, died Monday, June 17th at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late George E. Shanahan who died January 2, 2004.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 4, 1928, the daughter of the late Wilfred G. and the late Mary (Horman) Clayton, she attended Dracut schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School in the Class of 1945.
Before retiring, Eleanor was employed as a Medical Secretary with Lowell Orthopedics Associates in Lowell for several years.
She was a parishioner of St. Margaret Church in Lowell and was a member of Catholic Daughters of America.
Among her many activities, Mrs. Shanahan enjoyed shopping and reading and was an avid Boston sports fan. She loved spending quality time with her family, especially at Seabrook Beach in New Hampshire.
Mrs. Shanahan is survived by three daughters Deborah Bannister and her husband Jeffrey of Atkinson, NH, Laurie Shanahan of Haverhill, MA and Leanne Shanahan of Westford, MA; three sons William J. Shanahan, Sr. and his wife Nancy of Lowell, MA, Edward G. Shanahan of Dracut, MA and Michael F. Shanahan, Sr. and his wife Sharon of Chelmsford, MA; twelve grandchildren William J. Shanahan, Jr. and his wife Felicity, Michael F. Shanahan, Jr., Jason M. Shanahan and his wife Christine, Erin L. Shanahan and her husband Randy Negron, Andrew A. Small and his wife Melissa, Tracy M. Bernier and her husband Michael, Adam E. Shanahan and his husband John Farrell, Kyle C. Shanahan, Katie Shanahan, Keith M.J. Shanahan, George C. Quirbach, III and Lafe W. Bannister; seven great-grandchildren Nathan, Alex, Kaelin, Taylor, Brianna, Khloe and Evan; a brother William T. Clayton and his wife Rita of Oregon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday. Her funeral will take place from the funeral home Thursday morning at 8:30 o’clock followed by a Funeral Mass at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 9:30 o'clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to VNA Hospice of Greater Lowell, 336 Central St., Lowell, MA 01852.
Donna M. (Doyle) Sullivan
Beloved wife, mother, family member and friend
Donna M. (Doyle) Sullivan, 56, passed away on June 10 at D’Youville Life and Wellness Community surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was the beloved wife of Edward J. “Jay” Sullivan, to whom she had been married for 34 years.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 14, 1956, the daughter of the late James J. and the late Dorothy M. (Correia) Doyle, Donna attended Tewksbury schools and was a graduate of Tewksbury Memorial High School, Class of 1974. She went on to attend Fitchburg State College and later graduate from the Tewksbury Hospital School of Nursing.
A nurse for more than 30 years at St. John’s Hospital (now known as Lowell General Hospital – Saints Campus), Donna devotedly cared for her patients. Her ability to listen, her sense of humor and her compassion helped them overcome difficult obstacles. Later, she brought her talents of loving and caring to the St. Louis School where she was a preschool teacher's aide who took good care of her "babies".
Following her cancer diagnosis in 2010, Donna’s positive spirit, energetic pace and love of life remained unchanged. She had many passions and an enormous circle of friends; but above all was her family. She was the glue that held everyone together, hosting large family parties, especially on Christmas Eve.
She volunteered on multiple committees, enjoyed performing and singing in musicals and concerts, avidly watched her favorite team, the Boston Bruins; traveled with family and friends, connected with members of her O-Positive group, the Osmond Family Fan Club, helped direct the St. Francis Parish musicals, and lent her beautiful voice to the choir at St. Francis and Dracut Community Chorus.
Donna’s volunteer work includes the Dracut Public Schools, St. Francis Parish, cancer advocacy, recreation and sports leagues, arts and cultural council, political campaigns, Dracut Library, Veteran’s Park and more. Much of her volunteerism centered on her three children, of whom she was so proud. She cherished the time she spent with them, their friends, and her nieces and nephews. Many considered her a second mom.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, but her very special footprint on this earth will never be erased because countless people were blessed by her energy, spirit, sense of fun, devotion to family and friends, and example of how to live life to the fullest, even in the face of obstacles.
Surviving Donna, besides her husband, are her daughters, Mareena L. Sullivan and Kristyn L. Sullivan, her son, Michael J. Sullivan all of Dracut; her sister Diana L. (Doyle) Glasheen and her husband, Edward of Belgrade, Maine; brothers James J. Doyle and his wife, Cheryl of Dracut ; Robert J. Doyle and his wife, Melissa, of Hooksett, NH; her sister-in-law, Denise (Doyle) Huard and her husband Richard of Dracut; her in laws Joanne Burndrett and her husband Allan of Westford, Patricia McGuirk and her husband James of Lowell, Kathleen Shannon and her husband James of Chelmsford, Robert Sullivan and his wife Anne of Nashua and Barbara Murphy and her husband Brian of Hudson, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Kenneth Doyle.
The family wishes to thank the compassionate staff at Lowell General Hospital, Saints Medical Center, Dana Farber and D’Youville for their extraordinary care.
Friends may call the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. FRANCIS CHURCH in Dracut at 10 o'clock. Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wising may make contributions in to Lowell General Hospital, c/o Philanthropy Office, for the Cancer Care Center, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, Ma 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
William Robert Elliott, Jr.
William Robert Elliott, Jr., a lifelong resident of the Pawtucketville neighborhood of Lowell, passed away Monday June 10, 2013.
He leaves behind his parents William and Hannelore Elliott, two sons William Elliott and Mathew Elliott; one sister and five brothers.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock.
E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to The German House, 374 Howard St., Lawrence, MA, 01841. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – (978 or 866) 458-8768.