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Mary Jo Carter

Loving companion, mother and grandmother
 Mary Jo (Plumley) Carter, 72, of Lowell, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 30th at Lowell General Hospital. She was the beloved companion of 18 years to James G. Estabrook also of Lowell.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 24, 1943, the daughter of the late Harold and the late Mary L. (Sullivan) Plumley, she attended Lowell schools and was graduate of St. Patrick Girl's
High School in the Class of 1961.
 Mary Jo was employed in the Accounting Department at Albert H. Notini & Sons for over 40 years until their closing.
 Among her many activities, Mary Jo enjoyed shopping, vacationing, cruises and spending her summers at Kennebunkport, Maine. She was also active with exercising, yoga and being a lover of nature, walking along the river. A big fan of the arts, she frequently attended plays and the movies. Above all else though, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she spent with Jim, her children and grandchildren.
 In addition to her companion Jim, Mary Jo is survived by two daughters Kathleen M. Fernandez and her husband Douglas A. of Hickory, NC and Kimberly A. O’Keefe and her husband Charles E. of Lowell, MA; a son Jack Carter of Nashua, NH; seven grandchildren Jason, Samantha, Randy, John, Alicia, Haley and Billy; a brother Jack Plumley and his wife Elizabeth of Hartford, ME; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also sister of the late Butch Plumley.
 You all know Mary Jo was a lady, and a lady knows when to leave. She is with God, no pain, and we as her friends will grieve and celebrate her life and live with our personal and shared memories of our beloved friend…and feel blessed for knowing Mary Jo.
 A Memorial Visitation will take place at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 6 P.M. on Tuesday with a Prayer Service at 5:45. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.     
Condolences (3)
  • MaryE Peloquin  - Condolences to all who loved Mary Jo
    Always looked forward to our visits from Mary Jo & her friends at the Red Apple Campground in Maine. Mary Jo & Jimmy were always such a great couple together & she was such a pleasant & fun-loving person to be with. She will be missed by all of her friends here in Maine. May God Bless Mary Jo & welcome her into His Kingdom. Love, MaryE & Freddy
  • Dave and Robin Broden  - Red Apple Campground
    Dave and I will always remember Mary Jo with fond memories of camping with her and Jimmy in Kennebunkport. She was a good friend and fun to be with. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
  • Cheryl A. Caston  - A wonderful person
    Through the many years an many miles, you were always a special person to me. How do you say goodbye? I guess we really dont. Aunt Mary Jo, till I see you again. Love you Cheryl
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