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Mary M. Vinton Print E-mail

Mary M. (Flood) Vinton

Beloved aunt, great aunt and friend;

Mary M. (Flood) Vinton, age 97, a resident of Bruyere Gardens of Lowell, and formerly residing in the Highland section for many years, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2022. She was the wife of Edward B. Vinton who died in 1972.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 10, 1925 the daughter of the late Patrick H. and the late Sabina (Cromey) Flood, she attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the class of 1943.

Mary was a long-time communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell. She was a member of the Peal Harbor survivors group and the USS Maryland (BB-46) survivors group.

Before retiring, Mary was a bookkeeper with Wang Laboratories, and was previously with General Electric Wire and Cable Plant in Lowell and Reiss Associates also of Lowell.

Mary is survived by her sister-in-law Gertrude (Sullivan) Flood of Kentucky, three nephews, her devoted nephew Emmett Byrne Jr and his wife Kathy of Lowell and their caring children whose young families gave her great joy, John Byrne and his wife Sharon of West Yarmouth and Michael Byrne of Lowell and niece Sheila O’Hagan and husband Thomas of Kentucky.

She was the sister of the late Henry, Thomas, and Jack Flood, Helen Byrne, and aunt of the late Thomas Flood Jr. and Thomas Byrne.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her calling hours on Friday May 20, 2022, at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 8:30 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. Followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Lowell at 10:00 A.M. Internment will be private. E-condolences/directions at  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Dorothy F. Atkinson Print E-mail

Dorothy F. (Donovan) (Regan) Atkinson

Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother

Dorothy F. (Donovan) (Regan) Atkinson, 87, a longtime resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 10, 2022 at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness.

She was the beloved wife of the late Gerard J. Atkinson who died in 2013.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 19, 1934, the son of the late James and the late Natalie (Carroll) Donovan, she attended St. Margaret School and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1952.

Prior to her retirement, Dot  was a Supervisor with New England Telephone and Telegraph (nka Verizon) for many years,  and later worked at former Town Meeting restaurant in Chelmsford.

For years Dottie, provided day care services to many local families including all ten of her grandchildren. She always enjoyed being an active parent, grandparent and great grandparent to her family including many summer vacations at the beach.

Dorothy is survived by four children Geraldine A. Hart of Westford, Richard J. Regan and his wife Kathleen of Lowell, Kathleen V. Donaghue of Lowell and David G. Atkinson and his wife Shauna of Merrimack, NH; ten grandchildren Rob Loucraft and his wife Mickie, Lyndsey Valcourt and her husband Jeff, Randy Loucraft and his wife Felicia, Rick Regan, Mike Regan, Chris Regan, Tori Donaghue, Gage Donaghue, Jake Atkinson, and Tyler Atkinson; nine great grandchildren Donovan, Kolbe, Charlotte, Genevieve, Nick, Olivia, Makenna, Noah and Summer.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning May 16, 2022 at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Margaret Church Restoration Fund, Stevens St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA (978) 458-8768.

William D. Mullaney Print E-mail

William D. Mullaney

Beloved step father, step grandfather, and friend;

William D. Mullaney, 88, of Lowell, Massachusetts, also known as "Happy Bill" to many of his friends, passed away at the V.A. Hospital in West Roxbury on Sunday May 1, 2022.

He was the beloved husband of the late Diane C. (Beauregard) Mullaney.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 21, 1934, the son of the late John F. and and the late Helen V. (Murphy) Mullaney, he attended school in Lowell and graduated from St. Domenic's Academy in Belmont, MA.

A veteran of the Korean War, Bill proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army between 1954-1956. 
Prior to his retirement, Bill worked as a real estate agent in the Greater Lowell area.

He was also a Friend of Bill.

He is survived by his three step daughters Lee Ann Floyd of Lowell, MA, LoRetta Lowry and her husband Steven of Lowell, MA and Michelle Leboeuf of Lowell, MA; eight loving step grandchildren; and his dear friend John J. Slavin and his wife Carol of Pelham, NH.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Graveside Service on Monday, May 9, 2022, at St. Patrick Cemetery (In Section E) at 1:30 PM. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

Kathleen M. Martell Print E-mail

Kathleen M. (Desmarais) Martell

Beloved mother, grandmother, and sister-in-law;


Kathleen M. (Desmarais) Martell, 64, of Nashua, New Hampshire. Passed away unexpectedly on Saturday April 30, 2022, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH with her loving family by her side.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 10, 1958, the daughter of the late George and the late Lorraine (Hughes) Desmarais. She grew up in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School in 1975.

Kathleen was a self-employed house cleaner, delivered the Lowell Sun for over 30 years and previously worked in the electronics industry. She enjoyed reading a good book, animals, gardening and especially loved spending time with her family.

Kathleen is survived by her sons John Ballou of Henderson,Nevada; Ronald H. Martell of Lowell, MA and his three sons, Shawn, Zachary, and Timothy Martell; sister-in-law Debra Chadwick-Desmarais; her long time partner Stuart Hannan; and her former husband Ronald A. Martell of Pelham, NH.

She was the beloved mother of the late Kara Martell who passed in 2003 and the sister of the late George R. Desmarais III who passed in 2014.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Mass to be held on Thursday May 12, 2022 at 10:00AM, at St. Francis Church in Dracut, MA. Burial to follow at Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing, may make contributions in her memory to the MSPCA, Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) – 458-8768.

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