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Marion B. Bergeron

Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, cousin and friend;

Marion B. (Walwood) Bergeron, 93, of the Highlands section of the City, passed away on Sunday morning May 3, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Marcel R. Bergeron who died October 29, 2015.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 5, 1926, the daughter of the late Thomas J. and the late Beatrice (Donohoe) Walwood, she was a communicant of St. Margaret of Scotland Church.

Marion attended Lowell schools, was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1944, and was a member of the Girl Officers.  She went on to attend Emerson College in Boston.
Prior to her retirement, Marion served as personal secretary to U.S. Army Colonel Dunn at Fort Devens for several years.

Active with her parish, she was a former Prefect for the St. Margaret’s Ladies Sodality. An expert seamstress, Marion enjoyed knitting, crochet and cross stitch.
Marion loved “Muffy” the Cairn Terrier, was an enthusiastic member of TOPS, worked out regularly at Therafit and never missed the daily Jumble Puzzle.

She is survived by her daughter Bette Ann Callaghan and her husband David of Foxboro; her son Mark T. Bergeron of Vancouver, WA; her loving granddaughter Genevieve M. (Callaghan) Messina and her husband Anthony of Boston; her great-grandson Paul J. Messina; many beloved cousins from the Ouellette, Beakey and Donohoe families; her extended family the Callaghans, Crudups and Messinas; and several dear friends including Louise Osborn, Fran and Eddy Dufromont and Louise Mahoney.

She was also the sister of the late J. Thomas Walwood with whom she shared a love of opera..

Due to the Covid 19 health crisis, federal and state restrictions, all services will be private. Her graveside services were held at St. Patrick Cemetery and her Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (5)
  • Sandra Ferreira  - To the Family
    Marion and her family were lovely neighbors on the Puffer St, side. She was very kind to my grandmother who lived with us. We enjoyed her presence on our street. Bless you all!
  • Helen Quinlan Littlefield  - A lovely woman
    Bette Ann and family: My sympathy on your mother's passing. I always enjoyed our conversations whenever I saw her at Therafit. She was a most lovely woman.
  • Jeannine DeMatteis  - Marion Bergeron a true lady!
    During my stay at D’Ouville Manor rehab, Marion was my roommate, she was such a wonderful person and a true lady! Her family meant the world to her. It was my pleasure to have her as my roommate. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful and caring Mom! Jeannine DeMatteis
  • Kevin M McCarron  - Next-Door Neighbor
    She was a sweetheart, to be sure. And she was awfully good to my folks. My brothers, sisters, and I will all miss having her in the neighborhood.
  • Patricia Thompson
    Bette Ann, David, Mark, Gen, Tony and baby Paul, We are so saddened for the loss of our beautiful cousin Marion. Please know that we are disheartened not to be able to attend a service, but we are with you in our thoughts and prayers. She was so proud of her family, and expressed joy at the birth of her new great-grandson, sending love and pictures just a few short weeks ago. I will remember our holiday gatherings, and always, her beautiful smile. She was a kind and gracious lady. I look forward to a time in the near future when we can celebrate her beautiful life, and share memories. Love, Patti, Bruce, and family
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