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Beverly A. (Boyle) Pennaman Print E-mail

Beverly A. (Boyle) Pennaman

Beloved wife, sister, aunt and friend;

Beverly A. (Boyle) Pennaman, 79, of Chelmsford, formerly of Pelham but for many years a resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, passed away Monday evening April 23rd 2018 at her home after a 2 year courageous battle with Cancer.

She was the loving wife of the late Gerald S. Pennaman who died November 20, 2015.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 15, 1939, a daughter of the late Peter J. and the late Mary E. (Finnegan) Boyle, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1958.

Prior to her retirement, Beverly was an accountant with the Raytheon Corporation at their Bedford and Tewksbury offices where she worked for over 30 years.

In addition to spending time with her family, Beverly’s other true passion was playing golf with family and friends.

Beverly is survived by her dear nieces and nephews Paul and Kathleen MacDonald, Brian MacDonald and Carol Croffy, Mark MacDonald, Thomas Walton, Judith and William Casagrande, Maryann Boyle and Tim and Cora Boyle; many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews; and a special lifelong friend, Elinore Laverty of Lowell.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Helen E. MacDonald, Phyllis M. Walton, David, John “Skippy” and Peter Boyle.

A Special thank you to the staff and friends of Chelmsford Crossing for their love and support.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 7 P.M. on Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH, Stevens St, Lowell, MA at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center C/O Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
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.

 
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