Margaret M. “Peggy” (Sullivan) Shannon
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister;
Margaret M. “Peggy” (Sullivan) Shannon, 88, a member of a well known Lowell family, died peacefully at her home in the Belvidere section of the City surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of James C. Shannon, Jr., who survives her, and with whom she would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on November 18th of this year.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 9, 1926, the daughter of the late Joseph E. and the late Helen M. (Reynolds) Sullivan, she attended both the Immaculate Conception and Academy of Notre Dame grammar schools and then went on to graduate from the Academy of Notre Dame High School in 1944.
Peggy then received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. with the Class of 1948.
A devout Catholic, she was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell and was a former member of the parish Women’s Guild.
In addition to her volunteer work at Lowell General Hospital, Peggy also was a member of the Academy of Notre Dame and the Trinity College Alumnae Associations.
She was a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister who treasured the time she spent with her family.
A bright and vibrant women, she will be deeply missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her.
In addition to her husband, Peggy is survived by three daughters Helen S. Russo, C.P.A. and her husband Gregory of Cedar Knolls, NJ, Margaret M. Shannon, M.D. of Newport Beach, CA and Monica S. Brems, R.N. and her husband John of Mentor, Ohio; three sons James C. Shannon, III, C.P.A. and his wife Kathleen (Sullivan) of North Chelmsford, Joseph E. Shannon and his wife Joanne (Thibeault) of Dunstable and Arthur J. Shannon and his wife Rebecca (Hollas) of Grand Rapids, MI; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; a dear sister Helen M. McNamee of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was also predeceased by her siblings Thomas, Mary, Joseph, James, William, Monica and Walter.
Friends may call at the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 NESMITH ST. in Lowell from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Directions at www.mahoneyfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.
Blanche R. "Bonnie" Evans
Blanche R. "Bonnie" (Krol) Evans, 87, of Lowell, died Monday, October 6th at Lowell General Hospital/Saints Campus with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold J. Evans who died October 21, 1975.
Born in Billerica, Massachusetts, June 19, 1927, the daughter of the late Francis and the late Regina (Pietz) Krol, she received her education in the Billerica school system.
Before retiring, Blanche was employed as a solderer and wiring technician at the former Wang Laboratories in Tewksbury and Lowell for many years.
Among her many activities, Blanche enjoyed shopping, painting and drawing. She also had an affection for bird watching and walks on the beach.
But above all else, being all about family, she loved spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandson.
Blanche is survived by two daughters Sandra G. Hernandez and her companion Baron Wright of Hudson, NH and Carol L. Evans and her companion Brian Richmond of Boston, MA; a son-in-law Jesus Heli Hernandez and his wife Diane of Lowell; three grandchildren Bianca T. Hernandez and her companion José Hernandez of Lowell, Sean A. Hernandez and his companion Jessica Underwood of Lowell and Michael X. Hernandez and his companion Caressa Larocque of Manchester, NH; a great-grandson Jesus Heli Hernandez, II; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Graveside Service on Thursday morning, October 9th at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell at 10 o’clock. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, Ma. (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Catherine V. “Kay” Cashman
Catherine V. “Kay” (Cavanaugh) Cashman, 91, of Lowell, died Sunday, October 5th at Lowell General Hospital/Main Campus following a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late James L. Cashman who died October 23, 1979.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 28, 1923, the daughter of the late Michael and the late Elizabeth (O’Connor) Cavanaugh, she attended Lowell schools, the Pawtucket Jr. High School later renamed McAvinnue Jr. High School, Bartlett Jr. High School and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1941.
Prior to her marriage to James, Kay was employed as a Ladies Sportswear Buyer with the former Bon Marché and a Ladies Ready Wear Buyer with the former McCartney’s Clothing Store, both in Lowell. Before retiring, she was a Sales Clerk at the former Calvert’s Department Store in Tewksbury.
Kay was a lifelong active parishioner of St. Rita Parish in Lowell where she was also a member of the Women’s Club and past Treasurer of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She was also active in the PTA at the Pawtucket Junior High School and when it was renamed the McAvinnue School in Lowell and in the Mother’s Clubs at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua and Keith Hall in Lowell.
Kay is survived by a daughter M. Elizabeth “Liz” Cashman of Naples, FL; a son M.J.J. “Michael” Cashman of Lowell; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; her godchildren; and many friends and their children.
She was also sister of the late Eleanor “Helen” Coutu and her late husband Rodolph, the late Elizabeth “Betty” Savage and her late husband Edward and the late Mary Mitchell and her late husband Thomas and sister-in-law of the late Margaret Farrell.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell from 2 to 6 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. RITA PARISH in Lowell at 9 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Rita Parish, 158 Mammoth Rd, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
William A. “Bill” Crockett
William A. “Bill” Crockett, 75, of Bedford, NH, formerly of Lowell, died Thursday, October 2nd at Bentley Commons where he resided. He was the beloved husband of the late Gloria A. (Inman) Crockett who died on July 31, 1994.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 2, 1939, the son of the late E. Francis and the late Helen M. (Gerow) Crockett, he attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and was a graduate of Keith Academy in the Class of 1957.
A veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the Mitscher class destroyer USS Wilkinson.
Before retiring, Bill was employed as Letter Carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in the Lawrence for over 28 years. He also worked as a bartender at Cappy’s Copper Kettle in Lowell for 30 years.
Among his many activities, Bill enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends and playing cards. He was also an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Patriots and Red Sox.
He was an active member of the National Association of Letter Carriers (N.A.L.C.), Branch 212 in Lawrence.
Bill is survived by a brother David F. Crockett and his wife Yvette of Moultonborough, NH; four stepchildren David Inman of CA, Jean Blamy of FL, Richard Inman and his wife Harriett of Dering, NH and Curtis Coulam of North Billerica; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell from 1 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Compassionate Care Hospice, 25 Nashua Rd, Bldg E, Suite E3, Londonderry, NH 03053. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.