Claire M. Peirent, R.N.
Claire M. (Thompson) Peirent, R.N., 80, of Westford, formerly a resident of Tewksbury for over 50 years where she raised her family, died peacefully Tuesday evening, September 30th at Lowell General Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Peirent who died December 20, 2005.
Born in Methuen, Massachusetts, October 12, 1933, the daughter of the late Albert and the late Mary M. (Murphy) Thompson, she attended Methuen schools and was a graduate of Edward F. Searles High School in the Class of 1951. She then went on to graduate from Catherine Labouré School of Nursing in 1954, earning her diploma as a Registered Nurse.
Before retiring, Claire was employed as a Registered Nurse at the former St. John’s Hospital in Lowell (now known as Lowell General Hospital/Saints Campus) for over 25 years. She was extremely proud of and dedicated to her profession and her tenure at the hospital.
Mrs. Peirent’s lifelong passion was caring for her family and took particular pride in her grandchildren.
Claire is survived by three daughters Marie Peirent of East Longmeadow, MA, Kathleen Lane and her husband David of Tyngsboro, MA and Christine Torphy and her husband William of Temple, NH; two sons Richard J. Peirent of Dracut, MA and Robert Peirent and his wife Lois of Easthampton, MA; six grandchildren David, Mark and Adam Lane, Kelsey and Caragh Torphy and Emily Peirent; two sisters Helen Shadlick and Ruth Conlon and her husband Gene; two brothers Richard Thompson and Joseph Thompson and his wife Pat; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was also mother of the late Rosemary Peirent and sister of the late Mary Lambert and the late Francis Thompson.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell from 3 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE CHURCH in Andover at 10:30 A.M. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic c/o Lowell General Hospital Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Robert “Bob” Giordano
Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather
Robert “Bob” Giordano, 77, of Tyngsboro, formerly of Nashua, Billerica and Revere, died Thursday morning, September 25th at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. He was the beloved husband of Patricia M. “Pat” (Kehoe) Giordano with whom he would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on November 12th of this year.
Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, September 29, 1936, the son of the late Mary Giordano and stepson of the late Anthony Desiderio, he received his education in Revere and Somerville schools.
A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bennington.
Before retiring, Bob worked in maintenance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the Statehouse in Boston. Most recently, he worked in maintenance for Small World Country Day School & World Elementary in Nashua for 13 years.
He was a former member of the Billerica Elks B.P.O.E #2071, the Billerica Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post #21 in Concord, NH.
Among his many activities, Bob enjoyed gardening, bowling, fishing, painting cartoon characters and making wine with his family. He also liked traveling to Foxwoods and was an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Patriots and Red Sox. But above all else, he loved spending quality time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandson.
In addition to his wife Pat, Bob is survived by three sons Robert A. “Bo” Giordano and his wife Dawn of Billerica, MA, Michael T. Giordano and his wife Pam of Alpharetta, GA and Stephen P. Giordano and his wife Pauline of Tyngsboro, MA; five grandchildren Mark Giordano and his wife Joanna of Bedford, MA, Jessica Giordano of Alpharetta, GA, Alexandra Giordano of Tyngsboro, MA and Nicholas Giordano and David Giordano both of Billerica, MA; his great-grandson Charlie Giordano; a sister Delores Santucci of Manchester, NH; a brother Anthony Desiderio of Staten Island, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also brother of the late Mary Ann Desiderio and brother-in-law of the late John Santucci.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. THERESA CHURCH in Billerica at 10:30 o’clock. Burial in Fox Hill Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Patricia F. (Nagle) Griffin
Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother;
Patricia F. (Nagle) Griffin, 87, formerly of the Highlands section of Lowell, died Monday evening at the Bedford Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford, New Hampshire. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph R. Griffin who died in 1973.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 16, 1927, the daughter of the late Patrick and the late Elizabeth (Sullivan) Nagle, she attended St. Peter's Grammar School and was a graduate of Keith Hall in the Class of 1944.
A member of the last group of local operators with New England Telephone in Lowell, Pat was a Supervisor at the time of her retirement from AT&T (aka Verizon) where she had worked for many years. She was also a member of the New England Telephone Pioneers.
A longtime communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell, she was also a member of Blessed Virgin Sodality of her parish.
Pat is survived by three daughters Patricia E. Griffin of Lawrenceville, GA, Mary Elizabeth Marsh and her late husband William of Springboro, Ohio and Martha A. Sanford and her husband George of Mt. Pleasant, TX; two sons Joseph R. Griffin and his wife Maureen of Merrimack, NH and Stephen J. Griffin and his wife Christina of Hooksett, NH; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister Virginia Thompson of Chelmsford; and many nieces, nephews grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was also the sister of the late Barbara Mulligan and the late Joan Mahoney and sister in law of the late William Thompson, the late Leo Mahoney, the late Mary J. (Griffin ) Hirbour and her husband the late Norman Hirbour.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10:30 am. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Shirley A. Laird
Shirley A. (Seyden) Laird, 78, of Dracut, formerly of Gold Hill, Oregon and Santa Cruz, California, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Northwood Nursing Home in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Dennis G. Laird.
Born in Oakland, California, October 31, 1935, the daughter of the late Arthur John and the late Elise Marie (Pedersen) Seyden, she attended Santa Cruz schools and was a graduate of Santa Cruz High School in the Class of 1954.
Before retiring, Shirley was employed as an Administrator in the Sales and Marketing Departments at Univation Technologies in Silicon Valley in California.
Among her many activities, Shirley enjoyed sewing, crocheting and reading. She was an avid baseball fan, especially of the Seattle Mariners. But above all else, being all about family, she loved spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.
Shirley is survived by a daughter Stacy A. Laird of Chicopee, MA; two sons Brian D. Laird and his wife Angela of Spring, TX and Mitchell H. Laird and his wife Judith of Dracut, MA; six grandsons Eric Armatis, Daniel Armatis, Damien Laird, Ryan Laird, Jeremy Laird and Ethan Laird; a sister Maryann Seyden of Santa Cruz, CA; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also sister of the late Nubia Bode, Roberta Seyden, Patricia Woodward and Pinky Seyden.
In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there were no calling hours and all Funeral Services were held privately for her family. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make donations in her memory to New England Hospice
, 190 Old Derby Street, Suite 304, Hingham, MA 02043 or www.newenglandhospice.com. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.