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Camilla J. Makarewicz Print E-mail

Camilla J. Makarewicz

Loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt

 Camilla J. (Carnevale) Makarewicz, 94, of Lowell, died Sunday, April 8th at D’Youville Senior Care Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Chester E. Makarewicz who died January 22, 2012.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 5, 1923, a daughter of the late Joseph and the late Jennie (Baroni) Carnevale, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
 Camilla and Chester met while employed at Prince Macaroni where they both worked until he was deployed to the South Pacific Theatre during World War II. They continued to write each other for 3 1/2 years while she was employed as a seamstress making parachutes for the war effort. They married on April 25, 1946 and enjoyed 66 years of bliss.
 Camilla’s vocation was homemaker until her two sons were of age. For many years she was employed at the Solomon Mental Health Center in Lowell.
 Among her many interests she enjoyed sewing, reading and was an active communicant of St. Rita’s Church where she was also a choir member. In her latter years, she was a resident at D’Youville Senior Care Center where she was endeared by the staff for her quick wit and many quips.
 Camilla is survived by a son Carl R. Makarewicz, MD; two grandchildren Barrett and Jenna Makarewicz of NH; two sisters Mary Milot of Dracut and Virginia Sheehan of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was predeceased by her siblings; Grace Dunn of Arizona, Daniel Vale of Londonderry, NH, John Carnevale of Dracut, Rita Foley of Lowell, Joseph Carnevale of Lowell and Carlene Creegan of Lowell.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. on Tuesday, April 24th. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Wednesday morning at the PARISH of ST. RITA CHURCH, 158 Mammoth Road in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Rita’s Church, 158 Mammoth Rd., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Charlotte M. Ceglanski Print E-mail

Charlotte M. Ceglanski

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt

 Charlotte M. (Beane) Ceglanski, 76, formerly of Billerica, died Sunday, April 15th at Northwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Lowell with her loving family by her side.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 15, 1941, a daughter of the late Emmett L. and the late Charlotte M. (Sousa) Beane, she attended Billerica schools and was a graduate of Howe High School.
 Before retiring, Charlotte was employed as Daycare Provider with Kinder Care in Chelmsford for over 40 years. Previously, she worked as a Kitchen Aide at the Talbot School in Billerica.
 Among her many interests, Charlotte enjoyed the holidays, camping and baking Italian cookies. Her greatest joy however was the quality time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 Charlotte is survived by two daughters Kim Rotondi of Nashua, NH and Lisa Grenier and her husband Michael of Merrimack, NH; two sons Blaine Ceglanski of Pinellas Park, FL and Shawn Ceglanski and his companion Michelle of Merrimack, NH; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother Edwin Beane and his wife Barbara of Sykesville, MD; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also sister of the late Emmett L. Beane, Jr. and mother-in-law of the late Daniel Rotondi.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. on Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be celebrated on Friday morning in the Funeral Home at 11 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Rodger Francis Martin Print E-mail

Rodger Francis Martin

Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather
 
            Rodger Francis Martin, 90, a member of a well-known Lowell family, died Saturday, April 7th at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Katherine M. “Kay” (Bailey) Martin who died in 2004.
            Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 8, 1927, a son of the late John A. and the late Julia (Rodgers) Martin, he attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School, he attended Lowell High School but like many of his contemporaries he had interrupted his high school time with service in the US Navy and was a proud veteran, he then graduated from Lowell High in the class of 1945. Eager to further his education, he then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees in Education from Fitchburg State College.
            Before retiring, Mr. Martin was employed as the Director of Industrial Arts for Lowell public schools, where he worked for over 44 years.
            Rodger was an honorary member of the Lowell YMCA for 50 years as well as a Lifetime member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks. He was also a former member of the Longmeadow Golf Club and Commissioner of the James S. Martin Golf tournament.
He played baseball at Lowell High School and baseball and soccer at Fitchburg State College. He was a tremendous handball player at the YMCA where he enjoyed the friendship and the competition of the other players. He was also an avid tennis player.
      However his greatest joy was being with his family. He especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His grand-children and their friends called him “Bumpa”, a name that was initially given him by his first grand- child Katherine Whittaker Walsh. He enjoyed watching his children, grand-children and great grand-children in their activities whether it was baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse or football games, dance recitals or school plays.  He always made an effort to get to the event.
      Mr. Martin is survived by four children Kathleen Whittaker and her husband Forrest of Lake Forest, IL, Brian J. Martin and his wife Elise of Lowell, MA, Elizabeth McNamara and her husband Kerry of Osterville, MA and David P. Martin and his wife Melissa of Cary, NC; two daughters in law, Linda Martin of Tewksbury MA. and Lainey Martin of Lowell MA. He also had twenty-two grandchildren; and twenty-six great-grandchildren.
      He was also the father of the late Rodger F. Martin, Jr., James S. Martin and Peter F. Martin and brother of the late John A. Martin, Jr. and Brenda Finnerty. He also had a special relationship with his nephew, Hugh Murphy of Gardner MA. 
      Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. on Friday April 13. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Saturday morning, April 14th at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial at Lowell Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Rodger F. Martin Lowell High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Lowell Community Foundation, 100 Merrimack St, Suite 202, Lowell, MA 01852.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Robert C. Maguire Print E-mail

Robert C. Maguire

 Former Mayor and Lowell City Councilor; Retired LRTA Administrator

Robert C. Maguire, 89, formerly of the Highland’s section of Lowell and a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died peacefully on Saturday, March 31st in Dracut surrounded by his loving family.

A resident more recently of Daytona Beach, Florida and Dracut, he was the beloved husband of 43 years to the late Helen T. (Melancon) Maguire who died in 1997.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 25, 1928, a son of the late Joseph and the late Margaret (McDonough) Maguire, he attended St. Michael Grammar School and was a graduate of Keith Academy with the Class of 1945. He then went on to attend Providence College in Rhode Island.

 A veteran during the Korean Conflict, Bob proudly served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army in Germany and throughout Europe.

Before retiring, he was Administrator of the Lowell Regional Transit Authority. Previously, he was employed as a Field Accountant for New England Power Service Company for many years. 

Dedicated to public service, Bob served as the Mayor of Lowell twice, first as the 68th Mayor from 1968-1969 and later as the 74th from 1980-1981. In addition, he served on the City Council for 16 years. He was also a candidate for Congress in 1968.

A communicant of St. Margaret Church most of his life, Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council # 72.

A proud husband, father, grandfather, and brother, he cherished the time he was with his family. He also enjoyed travel, politics, American history, reading and writing and was an avid New England sports fan. 

Among his many interests, Bob loved golfing at Mt. Pleasant Golf Club in Lowell, where he was an Honorary Life member and Past President. Bob was also a member of the Westminster Country Club, Daytona Beach Country Club in Florida and Orleans Country Club in Vermont.          

In addition, he was a founding member of the Keith Academy Men’s Club and the Society of Evelyn in Fife, Scotland.

Mr. Maguire is survived by four children Michael Maguire and his wife Anne (Lussier) of Dracut, MA, Lynne Lantagne and her husband Stephen of Wethersfield, CT and Patricia Maille of Dracut, MA and Robert C. Maguire, Jr. of Lowell; ten grandchildren Matthew and Meghan Maguire, Bridgette, Molly, Emily and Luke Lantagne and Michael, Rachael, Rebecca and Daniel Maille; a sister-in-law Shirley (Morin) Maguire of Lowell; a brother-in-law Al Turcotte of Dracut, MA; many nieces and nephews; and a wide circle of friends.

He was also brother of the late Joseph Maguire and the late Herbert Maguire.

The Maguire family would like to thank his Daytona Beach friends and neighbors for keeping him fed in the winter months, the staff at Ashland Farms Assisted Living and Compassionate Care Hospice for their kindness and care and a special thanks to Norm Anderson for his care and assistance.

               In closing, while socializing with friends, “The Shooter” would raise a glass:

                                             “Come tarry here and friendly be,

                                             To quaff the foaming brew.

                                             A friendly smile, a song, a dance,

                                             To cheer the heart of you.”

        

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 8 P.M. on Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Saturday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Family burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Salvation Army, 150 Appleton St, Lowell, MA 01852.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 
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