Peter F. Gill
Loving, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend;
Peter F. Gill, age 89, died peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Peter celebrated 63 years of marriage to the love of his life, Marilyn (Leahy), on October, 17th.
Peter was born to Peter F. and Edith C. (Donohoe) Gill on December 20, 1927. He attended Saint Peters Grammar School, Keith Academy and Merrimack College. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from the New England Telephone Company after 30+ years of service.
Peter’s fondest memories were the summer vacations spent at Popponesset Beach with family and friends. He also enjoyed his time with friends at Mount Pleasant Golf Club playing 45’s and the weekly bowling league.
Besides his wife, Marilyn, Peter is survived by seven children: Mary Geoffroy and her husband Joseph, Patricia Sepe and her husband Matthew, Kathleen Gill, Charles D. Gill, Kerryann Gill, Roberta Barnes and her husband Wallace and Tracy Reilly and her husband Peter, ten grandchildren: Gina Martel and her husband William, Christopher Gill, Michael Geoffroy, Peter Sepe, Bridget and Garrett Barnes, Carly Gill, Owen, Norah and Conor Reilly. Peter is also survived by his sister, Sr. Marie Gill, Sisters of Charity of Halifax, his in-laws: Ginny Gill, Louise Gill, Elinor O’Connor, Joan and Al Lenzi, Martha Leahy and Gloria Leahy, as well as many nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his brothers, Owen and Richard Gill, special aunt and uncle Charles Donohoe and Alice Donohoe, his in-laws William and Elizabeth Nangle, James O’Connor, John Leahy and Daniel Leahy.
We would like to thank the staff at Palm Manor for the care and compassion they showed Peter, especially his friend Sulaiman. We are eternally grateful.
There will be no calling hours. However relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday morning at the COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF CHRIST THE TEACHER at MERRIMACK COLLEGE, 315 Turnpike St, North Andover at 10:30 A.M., all are welcome. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) followed by his burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell, MA. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Mustard Seed Communities USA, 29 Janes Ave, Medfield, MA 02052 or Merrimack College at http://merrimack.edu/giving/. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.
Ruth A. Frawley, R.N.
Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister;
Ruth A. (Corey) Frawley, R.N., 91, formerly of Newton, MA and New Castle, NH, died Saturday January 7, 2017, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen M. Frawley, M.D. who died August 7, 1989.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October, 9, 1925, a daughter of the late James and the late Dora (Brais) Corey, she graduated from Lowell High School in the Class of 1944. She then went on to graduate from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
Ruth’s nursing career spanned over 50 years, including serving as Ted Williams’ nurse after the Boston Red Sox star broke his elbow in the 1950 All Star game.
A dedicated golfer and tennis player, well into her 80’s, she was very proud of her hole in one and breaking 100. Ruth was a longtime member of the Woodland Golf Club in Newton, MA and the Meadows Country Club in Sarasota, FL. However, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ruth was a loving mother to her seven children Mary Anne Frawley and her husband Robert Benedum of Amery, WI, Stephen M. Frawley and his wife Kathleen of Cape Elizabeth, ME, Patricia Frawley of New Castle, NH, Michael Frawley of Boston, MA, Philip Frawley and his wife Nelma of Palatine, IL, Chris Frawley and his wife Michelle of Suffield, CT and David Frawley and his wife Laura of Plano, TX. She was a loving grandmother to her 17 grandchildren: Ryan Carpentier, Cory Carpentier, Colleen Hennessy, Andrew Frawley, Caroline Frawley, Elizabeth Barton, Susan Barton, Frawley Barton, Michael Frawley, Justin Philip Frawley, Erin Frawley, Keara Frawley, Breann Frawley, Ellen Frawley, Mark Frawley, Katharine Frawley, and Scotty Frawley; Great-Grandchildren Thomas & Meabh Hennessy;
Ruth is survived by her two sisters Mary Geoffroy of Lowell and Dorothy Kilcoyne and her husband Raymond of Clinton; two brothers Robert Corey of Lowell and Paul Corey and his wife Patricia of FL; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was also the sister of the late Helen R. Campbell, Grace Hession, James Corey, Arthur Corey, William Corey, John Corey and Theresa Iminski and sister-in-law of the late Marguerite Frawley.
There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Strive PLS Services, “serving young people with disabilities” at 28 Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106, www.pslstrive.org. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.
Alice P. Gormley
Member of a well-known Lowell family;
Alice P. (Flynn) Gormley, 93, a longtime resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, died Sunday evening January 8, 2017 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Raymond T. Gormley, with whom she worked at the former family restaurant, Gormley’s Luncheonette in Lowell for several years.
Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, January 9, 1923, a daughter of the late Michael and the late Mary (Lynch) Flynn, she attended Nashua Schools and was a graduate of Nashua High School.
Early in her career she worked at New England Telephone (nka Verizon) and then raised her four boys along with her husband.
Alice is survived by four sons Thomas Gormley and his wife Eileen of Methuen, Michael F. Gormley and his wife Denise of Venice, FL, Terrence Gormley and his wife Mary Beth of Lowell and Robert J. Gormley and his wife Laurie of Merrimack, NH; nine grandchildren Keith Gormley and his wife Kimberly, Melissa Mann and her husband Jeffrey, Mary Gormley, Margaret Bacich and husband Kyle, Kaitlin Cannata and her husband Michael, Michael F. Gormley, Jr., Lindsay Gormley, Julie Anne Gormley and Joanna Gormley; three great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Rita King of Pawtucket, RI; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by her twin sister Irene Kilmartin and sisters Mary Sullivan and Rosemary Daly and her daughter-in-law Carol Anne (Sulick) Gormley.
The members of the Gormley family wish to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff at D’Youville Senior Care for the compassion, care and concern that was given to their mother while she was a resident.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher for a Memorial Visitation from 3 to 7 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 9:30 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) followed by burial of her ashes at St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to D’Youville Senior Care, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.
Anne B. Normandy
Anne B. (Callagy) Normandy, 93, of Amherst, NH, formerly of Lowell and Barefoot Bay, FL, died peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH Sunday morning with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert P. Normandy who died April 17, 2012.
Born in Somerville, MA, April 23, 1923, the daughter of the late John J. and the late Margaret (McAloon) Callagy, she attended Lawrence schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School.
Among her many activities, Anne loved visiting her family and friends, playing bingo and crocheting afghans.
Anne is survived by two daughters Mary Jo Ferreira and her husband James of Amherst, NH and Susan M. Normandy of Tomball. TX; a son R. Paul Normandy, Jr. and his spouse Sabrina Zagrodnick of Kensington, NH; three grandchildren Eric, Kyle and Kathryn Ferreira; her many nieces and nephews: she is predeceased by her 2 sisters and 6 brothers.
Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Thursday morning. Her Funeral Mass will follow at ST. RITA CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in Edson Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to charity of your choice. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.