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Judith A. (McCluskey) Flood Print E-mail

Judith A. (McCluskey) Flood

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend;

Judith A. “Judy” (McCluskey) Flood, 77, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 8, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was the devoted wife of the late James W. “Jimmy” Flood, who died in 2018.

Born in Chelsea, MA, June 9, 1945, the daughter of the late William J. and the late Joan (Dolan) McCluskey.  She attended Matignon High School (class of 1962), Newton College of the Sacred Heart (class of 1966), and later completed a Master’s degree in psychology at Cambridge College.

Prior to her retirement, Judy worked as a Guidance Counselor in the Lowell Public School System and was the Founder and Past President of the Spindle City Garden Club of Lowell.

Devoted to her family and her faith, she was a longtime communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell and the Monastery of St. Clare in Andover.

Judy is survived by four children: James W. Flood III and his wife Alanna of Lowell, MA, Catherine J. Flood and her husband Christopher Huse of New Hampshire, William P. Flood of Lowell, MA, and Thomas F. Flood of Boston, MA; two grandchildren Patrick and Ainsley Flood of Lowell, MA; four siblings Richard McCluskey and his wife Wendy of Cambridge, MA, Maryliz McCluskey of Denver, CO, James McCluskey and his wife Christine of Holden, MA,  and Joanne McCluskey of CA; She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Mass on Thursday March 16, 2023, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Judy’s memory to the Monastery of St. Clare, 445 River Rd, Andover, MA 01810. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 458-8768.



Catherine E. “Kay” (Hannigan) Bergeron Print E-mail

Catherine E. “Kay” (Hannigan) Bergeron

Beloved mother, step-mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister.

Catherine E. “Kay” (Hannigan) Bergeron, 93, of Lowell, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday March 3, 2023.

She was the loving wife of the late Joseph E. Bergeron, who died on April 9, 2018.

Born on October 7, 1929, in Leominster, MA, the daughter of the late Carl A. and the late Ruth G. (MacMillan) Hannigan, she attended Leominster Schools and graduated from Lowell High School in the class of 1946.

Prior to her retirement at 83, Kay was a school bus driver for A.J. Gagnon Transportation.

Among her many interests, Kay enjoyed traveling, bowling, puzzles, trips to the casino, Spinner’s baseball games and watching the Boston Red Sox.

However, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kay leaves behind her children James Bergeron and his wife Jeanne, Thomas Bergeron and his wife Jeannine, Catherine Gendron, Gary Bergeron and his wife Juliette, Edward Bergeron and Steven Bergeron as well as her step son Joseph Bergeron Jr. She also leaves behind 16 grandchildren C. Rosie, Gillian, Stephen Jon Ramos, Sabrina Richer, Scott, Sara, Danielle McFadden, Brian, Timothy, Nichole Collins, Jessica Goguen, Brittany Martel, Katie, Evan, Richard and Celeste; as well as 19 great-children 1 great-great grandchild. She was also the foster parent to Lisa Marie Hannigan Bartlett and Colleen Hannigan Giroux and sister to James Hannigan.

She was predeceased by her son Richard Bergeron, daughter Terri Anne Bergeron, and step-daughter Patricia Richer and son-in-law David Richer.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Wednesday afternoon March 8, 2023, from 4 to 8 P.M. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday morning, March 9, 2023, at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in LOWELL at 10 o’clock followed by her burial at St. Mary Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions are asked to donate in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Charles E. Gaudet, Sr. Print E-mail

Charles E. Gaudet, Sr.

Beloved husband, Dad, Papa, father-in law, brother, uncle, cousin;

With great sorrow, we are announcing the passing of Charles E. Gaudet, Sr. He passed away February 22, 2023, after a nine-month battle with Glioblastoma Unmethylated Malignant Brain Cancer. Charlie was 69 years old.

Charlie was born in Arlington, Massachusetts to the late Victor A Gaudet, Sr., and the late Mary Margaret (Regan) Gaudet Iandosca on June 20, 1953.

He was raised in Woburn, Massachusetts. He graduated from Woburn High School and was a star athlete winning many titles on the wrestling team. Charlie attended Northeastern University and graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Architectural Engineering.

Charlie was an Entrepreneur in the Construction and Real Estate Industry.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 48 years, Louise A. (St. Hilaire) Gaudet, and their children Charles E. Gaudet, II (Heather), Christopher A Gaudet, Sr. (Ting), Jolie D. Gorman (Casey), and Jon-Ross M. Gaudet (Sara). Charlie "Papa" idolized, forever cherished, and loved his nine grandchildren, Branson, Sage, Sabrina, Christopher Jr, Waverley, Jackson, Brooke, Scarlett, and Vivienne. He is survived by his siblings and their families, Cathy Peterson, Allison Gaudet, Michael Gaudet, Victor Gaudet, Jr., and Stephen Gaudet. He was the brother of the late Edward Gaudet. He also is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Paul and Susan St. Hilaire, Denise and Philip Hua, Daniel Delorey, Judy Gaudet, and Flora Gaudet. Charlie was predeceased by his parents, and his sisters and brother-in-law Col. Frank Collins, Claudette St. Hilaire Collins, and Diane St. Hilaire Delorey.

Charlie, Louise, and his family lived in MA and NH. Charlie's love for any outdoor and water activity brought him to the beautiful waters of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Charlie had an unquenchable thirst for water sports, especially "Barefootin", and boating.  He was also passionate about health and fitness. You could be sure he would never turn down a good challenge no matter what that may be. Everyone has a great story to tell. Charlie was authentically and wholeheartedly there for all those in his life. He had very strong values, always everything with honesty and integrity.  He was well-liked by everyone, mostly due to his positive high energy, his loyalty, and trustworthiness. Charlie always made time to help others.

His legacy will carry on forever reminding us to choose to live a life of meaningful acts of love and service. There are no words that express the greatness of this man or how grateful and blessed we are to have been able to call him husband, Dad, Papa, friend, brother, Uncle, and Cousin. Charlie was a hardworking man of strong character and an exceptional sense of loyalty and trustworthiness.  Charlie's love for his wife and family and all those who were close to him are his legacies of lifetime memories and are a wonderful tribute to his life.

The family of Charlie would like to thank Novacure-Optune of Portsmouth, NH, Wentworth-Douglas Hospital Cancer Center in Dover NH, Mass General Brigham Hospital, Dana Faber, Brigham and Women's Hospital of Boston, his Oncology Surgeons, Team of Oncology Doctors and Nurses, and The Hospice Team of Doctors and Nurses for their compassionate care during Charlie's 9-month battle with cancer.

It was Charlie's wish that services be private with no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. E-condolences at Those wishing to make donations in Charlie's memory can be made to one of the cancer centers: giving, and Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL- MA (978) 458-8768.


Joanne D. (Wisniewski) McKenzie Print E-mail

Joanne D. (Wisniewski) McKenzie

Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and cousin;

Joanne D. (Wisniewski) McKenzie, 88, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Saturday February 25, 2023, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA after a brief illness.

She was the devoted wife of the late John S. McKenzie, who predeceased her on March 9, 2020.

Born in Lowell, MA, March 13, 1934, the daughter of the late Walter and the late Stephanie (Niemec) Wisniewski, she attended Lowell Schools was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1951, where she was awarded Carney Medal for academic excellence.

Later, she graduated from Boston University receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Prior to her retirement, Joanne was the longtime office manager and secretary for the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lowell for over 20 years.

Among her many interests, Joanne was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Knights of Columbus, Lowell Council 72 where she volunteered with her husband and sons.

Joanne is survived by two sons: John S. McKenzie and his wife Ruth of Andover, MA, and Jeffrey S. McKenzie of Lowell, MA; two grandchildren Grace E. McKenzie and John W. “Jack” McKenzie of Andover, MA; and several nieces and cousins.

She was the sister of the late Susanne Coffin.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Sunday March 5, 2023, from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass Monday morning March 6, 2023, at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at Holy Trinity Polish Cemetery in Lowell, MA. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr.  (978) 458-8768.

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