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Margo R. McAnespie Print E-mail

Margo R. McAnespie

Beloved daughter, sister “Auntie” and friend;

Margo R. McAnespie, 54, of Lowell and a member of a widely known Lowell family, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning May 16, 2019, at her home.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 24, 1965, the daughter of John P. “Jack” McAnespie, Jr. and Margaret R. (Armstrong) McAnespie, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1983. Margo went on to attend U/Mass Lowell.

Most recently Margo was working regionally as a trade compliant specialist in the computer industry. Previously, she was employed in the field of property management.

A “gal” with an outstanding personality, Margo had more friends than could be counted and had a big heart with open arms for everyone. She loved being “Auntie” to her nieces and nephews whom she adored.

Besides her parents whom will miss her dearly, she is survived by her 3 brothers Jay McAnespie and his wife Laurie (Callery) of Lowell, Brian J. McAnespie of Dracut, Tammy Dupont sister-in-law of Dracut and Dan McAnespie and his wife Holly (Quealey) of Lowell; eight nieces and nephews Meghan, Hannah, Molly, Jack, Erin, Ella, Brian McAnespie and Lauren and Jerome Neidigh and their son Charlie; her uncle and godfather James McAnespie and his wife Anna of Deerfield Beach, FL; and her godmother Eleanor A. Corfield of Martha’s Vineyard.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Committal Services will be held privately at a later date. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852 or the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. – (978) 458-8768.

 

 
June Lois Keefe Print E-mail

June Lois Keefe

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend;

 
June Lois (McBride) Keefe, 78, a resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, MA, died peacefully Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell, MA.

She was the beloved wife of Francis J. Keefe, who worked at the Lowell Sun for over 40 years, who survives her and with whom she would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on
August 27th of this year.
 

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 12, 1941, a daughter of the late Claude and the late Ruth (Hunter) McBride, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High
School, Class of 1958. June went on to attend the former Lowell State Teacher College (nka U/Mass Lowell).

Before her retirement, June was employed at U/Mass Lowell for over 27 years. as a financial clerk in the Comptroller's office.

 

A  member of St Margaret of Scotland Parish, the Blessed Virgin Sodality and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul,  she was also a volunteer for the Out Reach Program of the Salvation
Army in Lowell.

 In addition to her  husband, Francis, June is survived by a son Francis A. Keefe and his wife Susan of Tyngsboro; three grandchildren Erik F. Keefe, Shaun M. Keefe and Alycia D.
Keefe; five great-grandchildren; a brother Andrew McBride of Guilford, New Hampshire and a nephew Logan McBride.

She was the granddaughter of the late Andrew & Jennie Hunter.
 
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 her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH at 10 A.M. followed by her burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury MA. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer's Assn., 309 Waverly Oaks Rd.. Waltham, MA 02452. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 

 
David E. Totton Print E-mail

 

 

David E. Totton



Beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend;

David E. Totton, 62, of Lowell passed away unexpectedly Thursday night at Lowell General Hospital with his family by his side.


Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 2, 1956, a son of the late Vernon and the late Rita M. (Evans) Totton, he received his education in the Lowell school system.


David was a Supervisor with United Installations, an office furniture company, in North Chelmsford.


He was passionate Patriot’s fan but his greatest joy was the time he spent with his children and grandchildren.


David is survived by four daughters Tina Cruz of Lowell, Kellie Baule and her husband Allan of Tyngsboro, Tara O’Hearn and her husband Ryan and Kerri Julia and her husband Edwin all of Lowell; six grandchildren David, Lexi, Jillian, A.J., Nathan and Alissa; his longtime soul mate Mary A. Marcouillier of Lowell; a sister Gail Byam of Dracut; two brothers Thomas F. “Tucker” Totton of Lowell and Vernon S. “Red” Totton of Dracut; and many nieces and nephews.


He was also the brother of the late Nancy Desmond, Robert V. Totton, Stephen P. Totton and William Totton.


At his request there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH in Lowell Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Committal services will be private. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978) 458-8768.

 
Lucille B. Gilcreast Print E-mail

Lucille B. Gilcreast

Beloved sister, aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend;

Lucille (Beaulieu) Gilcreast passed away on March 1, 2019 at D’Youville Life & Wellness Community in Lowell MA. She was the widow of William J. Gilcreast Jr., sharing 49 years of marriage until his death in 1996.

Lucille, the second oldest of six children was born on May 20, 1918 to Leo H. and Robea (Ducharme) Beaulieu of Lowell, MA. She graduated from St. Louis de France elementary school and Lowell High School. Lucille obtained a BS in Modern Languages from Boston University in 1940, and a Master of Library Science in 1964 from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, CA.

Mrs. Gilcreast lived in Nashua NH after having lived in Washington DC, Oregon, California and Illinois. Her husband’s business and military moves shaped her varied careers. She taught French and Spanish at both the elementary and secondary levels. During WWII and the Korean War, she worked as an analyst/translator for the FBI and the ASA in Washington DC and Fort Devens, MA. She also worked as an entomologist for Miriam Webster’s International Dictionary.  As a volunteer, she helped establish and re-organize several private school and parish libraries.

Lucille held membership in the BU Alumni Association, and the American Association of University Women, Nashua Senior Center and Middlesex Women’s Club of Lowell. She had many interests, especially a love of music having studied classical piano for many years.  Lucille was very fond of opera and piano concerts.  She also enjoyed many different word games and crosswords.

Lucille loved to travel with her husband throughout Europe, Canada and the Caribbean Islands.  A lover of animals, she enjoyed the company of cats and dogs, and with her husband playing golf and horseback riding.  She was also loyal to the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Mrs. Gilcreast was pre-deceased by siblings and their spouses, Col. John Julien Beaulieu and wife Grayce, Cms. Paul Andre Beaulieu and wife Sachiko, Gabrielle Healy and husband Robert, Doris Spencer and husband Burdell a sister-in-law Jeannette (Landry) Beaulieu; and a god-son Alex B. Haas; and her in laws James E. and Mary F. Gilcreast and John J. and Eleanor (Gilcreast) Stafford.  

Survivors include a brother, Cdr. Maurice E. Beaulieu of VA, two God-daughters, Bonnie B. Haas of Brewster, MA and Mariann (Duggan) Lonewan of Chelmsford, MA, a God-son Daryl B. McGill, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews of the Beaulieu, Stafford and Gilcreast families. Lucille also leaves a special friend, Gloria Sprague of Nashua, NH.

Lucille would like to thank those who assisted in her care at D’Youville Senior Care, the former Chelmsford Crossings as well as Circle Home Hospice. She was also grateful to her primary caregiver of many years, her husband’s nephew, Brian J. Stafford who fondly shared “Of course, she wrote her own obituary.”

At her request, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Friday April 26, 2019 at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND PARISH in Lowell, MA at 10 A.M. followed by interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford, MA. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Boston Catholic TV, PO Box 9196 Watertown, MA 02471, or your favorite library. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978) 458-8768. 

 

 
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