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David Joseph Notini Print E-mail

David Joseph Notini

Well-known local businessman;

(LOWELL)-- On January 18, 2020, David Joseph Notini, 71, passed on to eternal peace surrounded by his equally loving and devastated family, following a sudden diagnosis of a brain tumor.  News of David’s death will be met with shock and sadness by all who experienced his generosity, humor, and selflessness.

A lifelong resident of Lowell, David attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Academy before being drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. David served as Military Police while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. Upon his return, he honed his business sense serving as fourth generation leadership alongside his family at A.H. Notini & Sons Inc., a wholesale distributor established in 1890, until the company was sold in 2015.    

David’s greatest source of pride were his two children Jason David (Debbie) and Jill Ann (Greg Vadas), both of Bethesda, MD.  Jason and Jill have maintained a singular focus for their life: Make dad proud.  And, through their achievements and his grandchildren, David found tremendous pleasure.  David was a doting grandfather to Zoli Hannah, Mila Davey, Ella Beth, and Jaxon David. 

True love often travels on a gravel road.  David met Brenda in 1972 and spent many early dates at The Commodore Ballroom on Thorndike Street enjoying music and dancing the night away.  After several years apart, David and Brenda rekindled their love and shared many dances in the kitchen of their Jenness Street home.  David would command Alexa to play Billy Ocean, and together they found their groove.  

David is predeceased by his parents, Robert E. and Doris (Belleville) Notini, and his sister Diane Notini Loughran (and husband Jimmy Loughran), with whom he shared a tremendous bond.  His sister Diane undoubtedly welcomed him to his eternal home with a warm hug and familiar greeting, “Hi Davey.”  He is survived by his older brother Robert C. (Butch) and his wife, Lynn and their children Tracy (Jim) Riva (David’s Goddaughter), Matthew Notini, and Kathleen Notini.   He is also survived by his nephew and Godson Patrick Loughran and niece Erin Loughran.   David also leaves behind an uncle, two aunts, and several cousins from the Notini and Belleville families.

Finally, David was a Jeopardy and trivia enthusiast, enjoyed horseracing, watching sports, time at the beach, and socializing with friends at the VFW on Plain Street.  David was a skillful pool player, once beating Allison Fischer at a game of 9-ball when he broke and ran the table.   

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday January 21, 2020. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford. E-condolences/directions at For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made out to the Lowell Cancer Center, c/o the LGH Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Robert F. "Bob" Moriarty, Sr. Print E-mail

Robert F. “Bob” Moriarty, Sr.

 Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend

    Robert F. “Bob” Moriarty, Sr., 73, of Lowell, died Saturday, January 4th at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen M. (Nadeau) Moriarty who survives him and with whom he celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on February 14, 2019. He was affectionately known in his circle of family and friends as Bobby, Moe, Uncle Bobby, Dad, Pa and Sir.
    Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 6, 1946, a son of the late John J. and the late Anna M. (Regis) Moriarty, he attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Keith Academy with the Class of 1964 where he served as student body president and excelled in varsity football, and track and was on the Greater Lowell All Star Team. As a member of the Boy Scouts of America, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Following high school, he then went on to attend Boston University on a football scholarship.
    Before retiring, Bob was owner and operator of R. Moriarty Associates in Lowell for over 20 years.
    Among his many interests, he enjoyed a good political debate, spending time on his computer, photography, woodworking and was an avid Red Sox fan.
    In addition to his wife Kathy, Bob is survived by a daughter Kathleen M. Moriarty of Dracut, MA; three sons Robert F. Moriarty, Jr. and his wife Sandra of Lowell, Daniel T. Moriarty of Dracut, MA and Patrick J. Moriarty, Sr. of Lowell; eight grandchildren Aedan, Kayla, Miranda, Jameson, Olivia, Evelyn, Finn and Danyka Moriarty; a step-daughter Ann Marie Brophy and her husband Mark and their children of Waltham, MA; two sisters Ellen Guilbeault of Pelham, NH and Ann Duggan of Hampton, NH; two sisters-in-law Jeanne Nadeau and Sandra Moriarty; brother-in-law John Nadeau and his wife Anne Marie; his dear friends Peter Goubeau, Ed Ligon and Idalina Sousa; and many nieces and nephews.
    He was also grandfather of the late Patrick J. “PJ” Moriarty, Jr., brother of the late John and George Moriarty and dear friend of the late Paul Giguere.
    Relatives and friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory make donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N Bethesda, MD 20814 or Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Doris Gloria Fitzpatrick Print E-mail

Doris Gloria (Guevremont) Fitzpatrick

 Ashland – Doris Gloria (Guevremont) Fitzpatrick, 93, passed away Monday evening, December 30, 2019 at her home at the Residence at Valley Farm.  Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, a former longtime resident of Ocala Florida, Framingham and Lowell MA, she was the beloved wife of Raymond J. “Bud” Fitzpatrick who survives her and with whom she celebrated their 73rd anniversary on February 18, 2019.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 1, 1926, the daughter of the late Arthur and the late Rose (Arpin) Guevremont, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High, Class of 44.  She was also the youngest sister of the late Rita (Mullen) Castellano and the late Lorraine Lemerise.
 In addition to her husband, Doris is survived by two daughters, Gayle Delony and her husband Bill of Dunellon, FL and Lynn Patrick and her husband Jim of Mendon, MA, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
 Doris’ pride and joy was her family and nothing was more important than time spent with them.  She loved to dance, shop, and decorate the many homes she had through the years.  She even redesigned floor plans for four homes that she had built for her and her family.   She also loved reading, travel, sightseeing and time spent on Cape Cod.  She was the consummate homemaker whose door was always open to entertain her many friends and family.  She never met a stranger that she couldn’t start a conversation with. She was genuinely interested in everyone and always had a smile for them.  She was the ultimate “people person”, who cared first and foremost about others before herself.  She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. 
 Relatives and friends may call at the O’Donnell Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket St. at Fletcher in Lowell from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M on Wednesday, FEBRUARY 5, 2020. Her Committal Prayers will immediately follow at ST. PATRICK CEMETERY CHAPEL in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing, may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Geraldine R. “Gerry” Nagle Print E-mail

Geraldine R. “Gerry”  Nagle

Loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt

    Geraldine R. “Gerry” (Villineau) Nagle, 86, of Lowell, died Friday, December 27th at Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald C. Nagle, Sr. who died November 30, 2014.
    Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 4, 1933, a daughter of the late James Edward and the late Florence (Farracy) Villineau, she received education in the Lowell school system.
    Before retiring, Gerry was employed as an assembler with Raytheon Corporation in South Lowell for over 16 years.
    Among her many activities, she enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, cooking and camping, especially at the Powderhorn Campground in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. She was also an avid Red Sox fan. However, her greatest joy was the quality time she was able to spend with her children and grandchildren.   
    Gerry is survived by three children Donald C. Nagle, Jr. and his wife Janet of Oviedo, FL, Timothy J. Nagle and his wife Donna of Dracut, MA and Patricia A. Teague and her husband Timothy of North Chelmsford, MA; six grandchildren Jonathan Nagle and his wife Cathy, Dr. Drew Nagle, Christopher Nagle, Katherine Nagle, Daniel Teague and Brian Teague;  three sisters Patricia McLenna of Lowell, MA, Joan Villineau of Chelmsford, MA and Margaret McDonald and her husband Peter of British Columbia, Canada; a sister-in-law Carol Villineau; and many nieces and nephews.
    She was also sister of the late James Villineau, Arthur Villineau, William Villineau and Florence Foote.
    Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Friday morning at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH in North Chelmsford at 9 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing, may make contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

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