Obituaries Notices O'Donnell Funeral Home, Lowell Massachusetts, MA, Professional Funeral Home, Award-Winning Funeral Director http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices 2018-01-19T01:38:08Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Rita M. McAneney 2018-01-15T14:06:14Z 2018-01-15T14:06:14Z http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices/957-rita-m-mcaneney Odonnell odonnellfh@aol.com <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/mcaneneyrphoto.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;">Rita M. McAneney</span></span></span></h4> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Loving mother, sister and aunt</em></span></span></span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"> Rita M. (McCutcheon) McAneney, 91, of Lowell, died peacefully on Friday, January 12th at her home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late George G. McAneney.<br /> Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Marshall and the late Flora B. (LaMarche) McCutcheon, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1944.<br />  Before retiring, Rita was employed as a Solderer with Teledyne Technologies, Inc. in <br />Hudson, NH for several years.<br />  Among her many interests, she loved cooking and was known to be an amazing baker. <br />Additionally, she enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach and was an accomplished professional acrobatic and ballet dancer. She cherished the time she was able to spend with her “granddogs”.<br />    Rita is survived by a daughter Bonajean T. “Bonnie” McAneney of Lowell; a sister Emma McCutcheon of Lowell; a brother Robert W. McCutcheon of Lowell; her granddog Kipper; and many nieces and nephews.<br />  She was also sister of the late Clara McCutcheon and the late Frances Provost.<br />  In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday morning at ST. RITA PARISH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery. E-condolences at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/undefined/"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those">www.odonnellfuneralhome.com</a> wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.</span></span></span></a><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;">. Those</span></span></span></p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/mcaneneyrphoto.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;">Rita M. McAneney</span></span></span></h4> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Loving mother, sister and aunt</em></span></span></span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"> Rita M. (McCutcheon) McAneney, 91, of Lowell, died peacefully on Friday, January 12th at her home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late George G. McAneney.<br /> Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Marshall and the late Flora B. (LaMarche) McCutcheon, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1944.<br />  Before retiring, Rita was employed as a Solderer with Teledyne Technologies, Inc. in <br />Hudson, NH for several years.<br />  Among her many interests, she loved cooking and was known to be an amazing baker. <br />Additionally, she enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach and was an accomplished professional acrobatic and ballet dancer. She cherished the time she was able to spend with her “granddogs”.<br />    Rita is survived by a daughter Bonajean T. “Bonnie” McAneney of Lowell; a sister Emma McCutcheon of Lowell; a brother Robert W. McCutcheon of Lowell; her granddog Kipper; and many nieces and nephews.<br />  She was also sister of the late Clara McCutcheon and the late Frances Provost.<br />  In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday morning at ST. RITA PARISH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery. E-condolences at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/undefined/"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those">www.odonnellfuneralhome.com</a> wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.</span></span></span></a><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;">. Those</span></span></span></p> Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers 2018-01-13T23:11:02Z 2018-01-13T23:11:02Z http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices/956-dr-jacqueline-a-rogers Odonnell odonnellfh@aol.com <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/rogersjphoto.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers</span></span></h4> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">“Distinguished Child Psychiatrist”;</span></span></h4> <p> </p> <p>Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers, 79, of Lowell, a renowned psychiatrist passed peacefully, surrounded with love, in her home on January 6, 2018 with Jacqueline's only daughter, Kimberly J. Rogers and spouse, Paige B. Haley by her side as she was carried home to God.</p> <p>Born in Akron, Ohio, July 31, 1938, the daughter of the late Panagiotis and the late Lillian (Kosmetos) Arapakis, she attended Our Lady of the Elms High School in Akron, Ohio where she graduated in 1956.</p> <p>Dr. Rogers received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in 1960 from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.  Dr. Rogers went on to attain her Degree in Medicine from Case Western Reserve University as only one of three woman in her class.  </p> <p>She built a prominent private practice as a Child Psychiatrist and established Family Associates in Beechwood, Ohio, which she ran for 31 years until her retirement.  She became the staff psychiatrist on the television show "The Morning Exchange" and shared her wealth of knowledge with the community on the show for many years. </p> <p>Dr. Rogers wrote and published her books, "Open Minded Heart" and "Breathpower", and created a musical method of healing for children and adults decades before her time. </p> <p>Dr. Rogers is also survived by cousin,  Steve Triantafyllou and spouse,  Koula Triantafyllou, of New Port Richey Florida; cousin, Peter Koutrodimos and spouse, Meropi Koutrodimos of Akron Ohio; niece, Helen Rahimzadeh and spouse,  </p> <p>Farzan Rahimzadeh, of Clayton, CA; niece,  Georgia S. Triantafyllou, of Clearwater Florida; great - niece, Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, of Montreal Quebec; great - nephew,  Stephano Rahimzadeh, of USAFA Academy; and her Angel group of caregivers. </p> <p>A CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Dr. Jacqueline Rogers,  will be held Sunday,  January 21, 2018 at Gibbet Hill Barn, Groton, MA.  Pre - celebration gathering from 12:00-12:30 pm with the Celebration Service to begin at 12:30 pm. Light fare and drink to follow.  </p> <p>In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN, 38101. </p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/rogersjphoto.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers</span></span></h4> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">“Distinguished Child Psychiatrist”;</span></span></h4> <p> </p> <p>Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers, 79, of Lowell, a renowned psychiatrist passed peacefully, surrounded with love, in her home on January 6, 2018 with Jacqueline's only daughter, Kimberly J. Rogers and spouse, Paige B. Haley by her side as she was carried home to God.</p> <p>Born in Akron, Ohio, July 31, 1938, the daughter of the late Panagiotis and the late Lillian (Kosmetos) Arapakis, she attended Our Lady of the Elms High School in Akron, Ohio where she graduated in 1956.</p> <p>Dr. Rogers received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in 1960 from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.  Dr. Rogers went on to attain her Degree in Medicine from Case Western Reserve University as only one of three woman in her class.  </p> <p>She built a prominent private practice as a Child Psychiatrist and established Family Associates in Beechwood, Ohio, which she ran for 31 years until her retirement.  She became the staff psychiatrist on the television show "The Morning Exchange" and shared her wealth of knowledge with the community on the show for many years. </p> <p>Dr. Rogers wrote and published her books, "Open Minded Heart" and "Breathpower", and created a musical method of healing for children and adults decades before her time. </p> <p>Dr. Rogers is also survived by cousin,  Steve Triantafyllou and spouse,  Koula Triantafyllou, of New Port Richey Florida; cousin, Peter Koutrodimos and spouse, Meropi Koutrodimos of Akron Ohio; niece, Helen Rahimzadeh and spouse,  </p> <p>Farzan Rahimzadeh, of Clayton, CA; niece,  Georgia S. Triantafyllou, of Clearwater Florida; great - niece, Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, of Montreal Quebec; great - nephew,  Stephano Rahimzadeh, of USAFA Academy; and her Angel group of caregivers. </p> <p>A CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Dr. Jacqueline Rogers,  will be held Sunday,  January 21, 2018 at Gibbet Hill Barn, Groton, MA.  Pre - celebration gathering from 12:00-12:30 pm with the Celebration Service to begin at 12:30 pm. Light fare and drink to follow.  </p> <p>In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN, 38101. </p> Patricia Ann Koravos 2018-01-12T21:46:04Z 2018-01-12T21:46:04Z http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices/955-patricia-ann-koravos Odonnell odonnellfh@aol.com <h4><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/koravos patricia headshot.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Patricia Ann Koravos</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Educator, Innovator, Mentor, Loving Matriarch</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Patricia Ann (Stacy) Koravos, 85, of Rye, New Hampshire, died peacefully January 8, 2018 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH. She was the daughter of the late Mildred Helen Stewart and the late John Stacy.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Patricia was born on June 25, 1932 in Portsmouth, NH. She spent many years of her young life in upstate New York where her siblings were born and raised and she graduated from high school at the age of 15. While visiting her maternal aunt in Lowell, MA she met her former husband Joseph Louis Koravos (deceased). After several relocations, including upstate New York and Dallas, Texas they returned to Massachusetts and settled and raised their family in Tewksbury, MA among the loving arms and traditions of the large extended Koravos/Coravos families. After her children were enrolled in the Tewksbury public schools, she returned to her love of learning and received a teaching degree from Lowell State Teacher’s College (now University of Massachusetts Lowell) with a concentration in History. She went on to attend a Master’s program at Boston University.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">After receiving her teaching certificate, Patricia (Pat) taught social studies in the Tewksbury public school system for 25 years. Pat was at the forefront of new teaching methods and bringing technology into the classroom. So much so, that The Discovery Program hired her to travel to school systems nation wide to make presentations on incorporating media into the classroom. She created a great stir when she took out the rows of desks in her classroom and replaced them with round tables at which students would gather and actually talk to each other! Her classroom was always bustling with energy, activity, and creativity. Students eagerly looked forward to going to her class and loved every minute being there. Having gained a reputation within Discovery, later in retirement she continued to work as an Education Online Manager for the Discovery Channel School.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">In the mid1980’s Pat settled in Rye Beach, NH where she resided with her daughter Rosemary Koravos, granddaughter Natasha Koravos, and dog Max, until her death. She loved the ocean and felt at peace living steps away from the beach. She spent many hours playing in the waves and on the rock jetty with her grandchildren when they were young. Pat formally and informally mentored many students, friends, and family members throughout her life and theirs. She was an extraordinary person with an energetic and positive life perspective and a keen intellect. She has touched so many and will be missed.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Patricia is survived by her three children JoAnne Koravos and her husband Mike Soboroff of Silver Spring, MD, Rosemary Koravos of Rye, NH, and Joseph Louis Koravos II and his wife Donna of Lowell, MA; five grandchildren Jason Koravos, Timothy Dalton and fiancée Aurelie Jezequel, Jillian Koravos and fiancé Michael Barnes, Mackenzie Koravos, and Natasha Koravos; and two great-grandchildren Nina Rose Koravos and Alexander Koravos. She was the sister of Carl Webster, Carla Webster, the late Mildred (Stacy) Copperwheat, the late John Stacy and surviving wife Dorothy Stacy, as well as many nieces and nephews, all of the upstate New York area. </span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Patricia A. Koravos: Year Up – Helping low income young adults train for professional careers (</span></span></span><a href="http://www.yearup.org/"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">www.yearup.org</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">), The Children’s Heart Foundation - Congenital Heart Defects research (www.childrensheartfoundation.org), or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org)</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Per Patricia’s wishes, a Celebration of Life party which will include refreshments, personal stories, and photographs of her life, is planned for January 27, 2018 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Long Meadow Golf Club, 165 Havilah Street, Lowell, MA 01852.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/koravos patricia headshot.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Patricia Ann Koravos</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Educator, Innovator, Mentor, Loving Matriarch</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Patricia Ann (Stacy) Koravos, 85, of Rye, New Hampshire, died peacefully January 8, 2018 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH. She was the daughter of the late Mildred Helen Stewart and the late John Stacy.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Patricia was born on June 25, 1932 in Portsmouth, NH. She spent many years of her young life in upstate New York where her siblings were born and raised and she graduated from high school at the age of 15. While visiting her maternal aunt in Lowell, MA she met her former husband Joseph Louis Koravos (deceased). After several relocations, including upstate New York and Dallas, Texas they returned to Massachusetts and settled and raised their family in Tewksbury, MA among the loving arms and traditions of the large extended Koravos/Coravos families. After her children were enrolled in the Tewksbury public schools, she returned to her love of learning and received a teaching degree from Lowell State Teacher’s College (now University of Massachusetts Lowell) with a concentration in History. She went on to attend a Master’s program at Boston University.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">After receiving her teaching certificate, Patricia (Pat) taught social studies in the Tewksbury public school system for 25 years. Pat was at the forefront of new teaching methods and bringing technology into the classroom. So much so, that The Discovery Program hired her to travel to school systems nation wide to make presentations on incorporating media into the classroom. She created a great stir when she took out the rows of desks in her classroom and replaced them with round tables at which students would gather and actually talk to each other! Her classroom was always bustling with energy, activity, and creativity. Students eagerly looked forward to going to her class and loved every minute being there. Having gained a reputation within Discovery, later in retirement she continued to work as an Education Online Manager for the Discovery Channel School.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">In the mid1980’s Pat settled in Rye Beach, NH where she resided with her daughter Rosemary Koravos, granddaughter Natasha Koravos, and dog Max, until her death. She loved the ocean and felt at peace living steps away from the beach. She spent many hours playing in the waves and on the rock jetty with her grandchildren when they were young. Pat formally and informally mentored many students, friends, and family members throughout her life and theirs. She was an extraordinary person with an energetic and positive life perspective and a keen intellect. She has touched so many and will be missed.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Patricia is survived by her three children JoAnne Koravos and her husband Mike Soboroff of Silver Spring, MD, Rosemary Koravos of Rye, NH, and Joseph Louis Koravos II and his wife Donna of Lowell, MA; five grandchildren Jason Koravos, Timothy Dalton and fiancée Aurelie Jezequel, Jillian Koravos and fiancé Michael Barnes, Mackenzie Koravos, and Natasha Koravos; and two great-grandchildren Nina Rose Koravos and Alexander Koravos. She was the sister of Carl Webster, Carla Webster, the late Mildred (Stacy) Copperwheat, the late John Stacy and surviving wife Dorothy Stacy, as well as many nieces and nephews, all of the upstate New York area. </span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Patricia A. Koravos: Year Up – Helping low income young adults train for professional careers (</span></span></span><a href="http://www.yearup.org/"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">www.yearup.org</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">), The Children’s Heart Foundation - Congenital Heart Defects research (www.childrensheartfoundation.org), or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org)</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Per Patricia’s wishes, a Celebration of Life party which will include refreshments, personal stories, and photographs of her life, is planned for January 27, 2018 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Long Meadow Golf Club, 165 Havilah Street, Lowell, MA 01852.</span></span></span></h4> Josiane Y. Guillemette 2018-01-11T20:51:08Z 2018-01-11T20:51:08Z http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices/954-josiane-y-guillemette Odonnell odonnellfh@aol.com <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/guillemettejphoto.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;">Josiane Y. Guillemette</span></span></span></h4> <p><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt</em></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"> Josiane Y. (Candoré) Guillemette, 85, of Lowell, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 11th at Willow Manor Nursing Home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond R. Guillemette.<br /> Born in Chalons-sur-Marne, France, April 8, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Silvio and the late Marielouise (Laurency) Candoré.<br /> Before retiring, Josiane was employed as an Inspector with the USCI Division of CR Bard in Billerica for over 15 years.<br /> Among her many interests, she loved bingo and music, solving crossword puzzles and traveling to the beach to soak up the sun. However, above all else, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.<br /> Josiane is survived by three daughters Betty Ann McMeniman and her husband Richard of Candia, NH, Tina Marie Merritt of Lowell and Carol Jean Casella of Lowell; three sons Raymond R. Guillemette, Jr. of Hookset, NH, Johnny Oozonian of Florida and Armand Oozonian of California; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.<br /> Relatives and friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell from 12 until 2 P.M. on Saturday, January 20th. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/undefined/"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"></span></a><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">www.odonnellfuneralhome.com</span></span></a><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.</span></span></p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/guillemettejphoto.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;">Josiane Y. Guillemette</span></span></span></h4> <p><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt</em></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"> Josiane Y. (Candoré) Guillemette, 85, of Lowell, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 11th at Willow Manor Nursing Home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond R. Guillemette.<br /> Born in Chalons-sur-Marne, France, April 8, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Silvio and the late Marielouise (Laurency) Candoré.<br /> Before retiring, Josiane was employed as an Inspector with the USCI Division of CR Bard in Billerica for over 15 years.<br /> Among her many interests, she loved bingo and music, solving crossword puzzles and traveling to the beach to soak up the sun. However, above all else, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.<br /> Josiane is survived by three daughters Betty Ann McMeniman and her husband Richard of Candia, NH, Tina Marie Merritt of Lowell and Carol Jean Casella of Lowell; three sons Raymond R. Guillemette, Jr. of Hookset, NH, Johnny Oozonian of Florida and Armand Oozonian of California; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.<br /> Relatives and friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell from 12 until 2 P.M. on Saturday, January 20th. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/undefined/"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"></span></a><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">www.odonnellfuneralhome.com</span></span></a><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.</span></span></p> Richard P. Rourke 2018-01-10T21:37:56Z 2018-01-10T21:37:56Z http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices/953-richard-p-rourke Odonnell odonnellfh@aol.com <h4 style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/rourkerphoto2.jpg" border="0" /></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black, avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;">Richard P. Rourke</span></span></h4> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black, avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Retired restaurateur and community leader</span></span></h4> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Richard P. “Ricardo” “Dick” Rourke, 74, a member of a well known Lowell family, died unexpectedly Sunday morning in Savanna, GA on his way home from vacation in Florida with his wife. </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">He was the beloved husband of the Catherine P. (Alley) Rourke, who survives him.<br /></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Born in Lowell on June 16, 1943, he was a son of the late Lowell Mayor and State Representative Raymond F. and Florence Rita (Lacoss) Rourke.  Richard was a graduate of Keith Academy<br />and received an Associate Degree from Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">His life was spent working in the food industry.  Richard began in research with Hood Ice Cream and Commodore Foods.  Nineteen years ago, Richard opened Ricardo’s Café Tratoria in Lowell and became known around Lowell as “Ricardo”.  His hard work at the restaurant had folks lined up to dine enjoying the food, great wine and Ricardo’s conversation with each table.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">He later, having a vast knowledge of wines from around the world, opened Tutto Bene Wine and Cheese Shop in Downtown Lowell.  If you were at the restaurant or at the cheese shop Ricardo always greeted you with a smile and if you had the time a story and discussion would follow.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Richard was a very giving person supporting many charities in the Greater Lowell area.  He gave his time and monies to support the Lowell Folk Festival, Winterfest and the Salvation<br />Army to name just a few.  He served on the Board of Directors at the Greater Lowell Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Richard was a big Boston sports team fan, enjoyed playing golf and traveled around the world with Italy being his favorite destination.  Religion was an important part of Richard’s life and was an active member of the <br />Immaculate Conception Church.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Besides his wife Catherine, he is survived by two sons, Patrick Rourke and his wife Abigail Brunt of Norfork, VA and Colin Rourke of Nashua, NH; a stepson, Glen M. McDevitt of IL; a granddaughter, Sydney Rourke of Lowell; a step grandson, Jack H. McDevitt of IL; two brothers, Raymond R. Rourke of Faquay Varina, NC and Jack Rourke and his wife Elaine of Chelmsford; two sisters, Maureen A. Cohen and her husband Joel  and Nancy L. Viera and her husband John both of Lowell; two sisters in law, Geraldine Rourke of Andover and the former State Representative Susan Rourke of Meredith, NH and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.<br /></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Richard was also the brother of the late Arthur Rourke and the late State Representative Timothy Rourke and brother in law of the late Jill Rourke.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 until 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery.  E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com.  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 3 Fayette St. Lowell, MA 01852. </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/rourkerphoto2.jpg" border="0" /></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black, avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;">Richard P. Rourke</span></span></h4> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black, avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Retired restaurateur and community leader</span></span></h4> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Richard P. “Ricardo” “Dick” Rourke, 74, a member of a well known Lowell family, died unexpectedly Sunday morning in Savanna, GA on his way home from vacation in Florida with his wife. </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">He was the beloved husband of the Catherine P. (Alley) Rourke, who survives him.<br /></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Born in Lowell on June 16, 1943, he was a son of the late Lowell Mayor and State Representative Raymond F. and Florence Rita (Lacoss) Rourke.  Richard was a graduate of Keith Academy<br />and received an Associate Degree from Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">His life was spent working in the food industry.  Richard began in research with Hood Ice Cream and Commodore Foods.  Nineteen years ago, Richard opened Ricardo’s Café Tratoria in Lowell and became known around Lowell as “Ricardo”.  His hard work at the restaurant had folks lined up to dine enjoying the food, great wine and Ricardo’s conversation with each table.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">He later, having a vast knowledge of wines from around the world, opened Tutto Bene Wine and Cheese Shop in Downtown Lowell.  If you were at the restaurant or at the cheese shop Ricardo always greeted you with a smile and if you had the time a story and discussion would follow.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Richard was a very giving person supporting many charities in the Greater Lowell area.  He gave his time and monies to support the Lowell Folk Festival, Winterfest and the Salvation<br />Army to name just a few.  He served on the Board of Directors at the Greater Lowell Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Richard was a big Boston sports team fan, enjoyed playing golf and traveled around the world with Italy being his favorite destination.  Religion was an important part of Richard’s life and was an active member of the <br />Immaculate Conception Church.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Besides his wife Catherine, he is survived by two sons, Patrick Rourke and his wife Abigail Brunt of Norfork, VA and Colin Rourke of Nashua, NH; a stepson, Glen M. McDevitt of IL; a granddaughter, Sydney Rourke of Lowell; a step grandson, Jack H. McDevitt of IL; two brothers, Raymond R. Rourke of Faquay Varina, NC and Jack Rourke and his wife Elaine of Chelmsford; two sisters, Maureen A. Cohen and her husband Joel  and Nancy L. Viera and her husband John both of Lowell; two sisters in law, Geraldine Rourke of Andover and the former State Representative Susan Rourke of Meredith, NH and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.<br /></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Richard was also the brother of the late Arthur Rourke and the late State Representative Timothy Rourke and brother in law of the late Jill Rourke.</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></h4> <h4><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 until 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery.  E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com.  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 3 Fayette St. Lowell, MA 01852. </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></h4> James C. Shannon, Jr. 2018-01-07T22:50:33Z 2018-01-07T22:50:33Z http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices/952-james-c-shannon-jr Odonnell odonnellfh@aol.com <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/shannonjphoto.bmp" border="0" width="246" height="368" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">James C. Shannon, Jr</span></span>.</h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/americanflag.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University; </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">James C. Shannon, Jr., 91, a member of a well-known Lowell family and a longtime resident of the Belvidere section of the City, died peacefully Saturday afternoon January 6, 2018, at the Saab Residence at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell surrounded by his loving family. </span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">He was the beloved husband for over 64 years of the late Margaret M. “Peggy” Shannon who died October 23, 2014.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Jim was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, July 20th, 1926, a son of the late James C. Shannon, former Governor of Connecticut, and Helen M. (McMurray) Shannon. </span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">A proud veteran of World War II, he served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy as a part of the Seabees unit.  He later served in the U.S Army where he was a First Lieutenant with the Adjutant General’s Corps.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">After attending Connecticut schools and serving in the U.S. military, Jim graduated from Georgetown University with an AB in History in the Class of 1950.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">A beloved and active alumnus of Georgetown University his entire life, he was a respected advisor and confidant to several University Presidents having served as past Chairman of the Board of Directors, as Chairman and member of the school’s Board of Regents and as a President of Georgetown University’s National Alumni Association.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">In recognition of his years of service and commitment to the school’s ideals and traditions, Jim was awarded the prestigious John Carroll Medal named after the founder of Georgetown University.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Locally, Jim was a former member of the Boards of Lowell Five Cents Savings Bank and Lowell General Hospital. Additionally, he served as a past President of the Lowell Rotary Club where he was also a Paul Harris Fellow and as a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.He was also a member of Vesper Country Club.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">A devout Catholic and communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell for over 65 years, Jim served as a Eucharistic Minister, a Senior Acolyte, as a mentor to the altar servers program, and as an usher and counter for the church. He also was a former member of the parish council and the finance committee of the Church.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Prior to his retirement, he was a stock broker with Smith Barney in Boston for over 30 years. Previously Jim was the owner of the former Kenney Florist Shop in Lowell. </span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Jim was beloved by many for his constant smile, helping hand, quick wit and passionate devotion to his family, his faith, his friends and his community. For those who knew him well he will be deeply missed.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">He is survived by three daughters, Helen S. Russo, C.P.A. and her husband Gregory, Esq. of Cedar Knolls, NJ, Margaret M. Shannon, M.D. of Newport Beach, CA and Monica S. Brems, R.N. and her husband John M.D. of Mentor, Ohio; three sons James C. Shannon, III, C.P.A. and his wife Kathleen (Sullivan) of Lowell, Joseph E. Shannon and his wife Joanne (Thibeault) of Dunstable and Arthur J. Shannon and his wife Rebecca (Hollas) of Chester, NJ; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; a dear sister-in-law Helen M. McNamee of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">He was also the brother of the late Honorable John H. Shannon and the late Claire Richards. </span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Friends may call at the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME 187 NESMITH ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury. E-condolences at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">www.odonnellfuneralhome.com</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">. Directions at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.mahoneyfuneralhome.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">www.mahoneyfuneralhome.com</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA, 01852 or to the Saab Residence at D’Youville Senior Care, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854.    </span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/shannonjphoto.bmp" border="0" width="246" height="368" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">James C. Shannon, Jr</span></span>.</h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/americanflag.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University; </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">James C. Shannon, Jr., 91, a member of a well-known Lowell family and a longtime resident of the Belvidere section of the City, died peacefully Saturday afternoon January 6, 2018, at the Saab Residence at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell surrounded by his loving family. </span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">He was the beloved husband for over 64 years of the late Margaret M. “Peggy” Shannon who died October 23, 2014.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Jim was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, July 20th, 1926, a son of the late James C. Shannon, former Governor of Connecticut, and Helen M. (McMurray) Shannon. </span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">A proud veteran of World War II, he served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy as a part of the Seabees unit.  He later served in the U.S Army where he was a First Lieutenant with the Adjutant General’s Corps.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">After attending Connecticut schools and serving in the U.S. military, Jim graduated from Georgetown University with an AB in History in the Class of 1950.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">A beloved and active alumnus of Georgetown University his entire life, he was a respected advisor and confidant to several University Presidents having served as past Chairman of the Board of Directors, as Chairman and member of the school’s Board of Regents and as a President of Georgetown University’s National Alumni Association.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">In recognition of his years of service and commitment to the school’s ideals and traditions, Jim was awarded the prestigious John Carroll Medal named after the founder of Georgetown University.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Locally, Jim was a former member of the Boards of Lowell Five Cents Savings Bank and Lowell General Hospital. Additionally, he served as a past President of the Lowell Rotary Club where he was also a Paul Harris Fellow and as a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.He was also a member of Vesper Country Club.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">A devout Catholic and communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell for over 65 years, Jim served as a Eucharistic Minister, a Senior Acolyte, as a mentor to the altar servers program, and as an usher and counter for the church. He also was a former member of the parish council and the finance committee of the Church.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Prior to his retirement, he was a stock broker with Smith Barney in Boston for over 30 years. Previously Jim was the owner of the former Kenney Florist Shop in Lowell. </span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Jim was beloved by many for his constant smile, helping hand, quick wit and passionate devotion to his family, his faith, his friends and his community. For those who knew him well he will be deeply missed.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">He is survived by three daughters, Helen S. Russo, C.P.A. and her husband Gregory, Esq. of Cedar Knolls, NJ, Margaret M. Shannon, M.D. of Newport Beach, CA and Monica S. Brems, R.N. and her husband John M.D. of Mentor, Ohio; three sons James C. Shannon, III, C.P.A. and his wife Kathleen (Sullivan) of Lowell, Joseph E. Shannon and his wife Joanne (Thibeault) of Dunstable and Arthur J. Shannon and his wife Rebecca (Hollas) of Chester, NJ; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; a dear sister-in-law Helen M. McNamee of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">He was also the brother of the late Honorable John H. Shannon and the late Claire Richards. </span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Friends may call at the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME 187 NESMITH ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury. E-condolences at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">www.odonnellfuneralhome.com</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">. Directions at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.mahoneyfuneralhome.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">www.mahoneyfuneralhome.com</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA, 01852 or to the Saab Residence at D’Youville Senior Care, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854.    </span></span></span></h4> Madeline K. Anton 2018-01-06T23:40:44Z 2018-01-06T23:40:44Z http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices/951-madeline-k-anton Odonnell odonnellfh@aol.com <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/antonmphoto4.bmp" border="0" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Madeline K. Anton</span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Loving Matriarch of Anton Family</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Madeline K. (Kanavos) Anton, 91, of North Andover, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family died Saturday morning at The Meadows at Edgewood in North Andover, surrounded by her loving family.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">She was the loving wife, for over 66 years, of Arthur C. Anton, the former President of Anton’s Cleaners, who survives her,</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 1, 1926, the daughter of the late John and the late Diane (Panagetopoulos) Kanavos, she attended Boston Latin High School and was a graduate of Boston University, Class of 1948.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">She was a longtime member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity and held membership in the Philoptochos Society.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Along with her husband Arthur, Madeline was active in the community with several philanthropic and charitable organizations and was a member of the Chelmsford Garden Club and the Whistler House Museum.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Beloved by many, Madeline was always a great hostess to countless friends and family. As her high school yearbook inscription so accurately captured “Loving, warm hearted and kind, a truer friend you’ll never find”.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Besides her husband, she is survived by four children Diane Wilmot and her husband Gunnar of Bronxville, NY, Susan Pasanen and her husband Wayne of North Andover, Charles Anton and his wife Tami of Lincoln and Arthur Anton, Jr. and his wife Nina of Carlisle; ten grandchildren Gunnar Wilmot, Jr., Madeline Wilmot, Zachary Pasanen and his wife Alexandra, Christina Pasanen, Alexandra Pasanen, Austin Anton, Jacqueline Anton, Spencer Anton, Olivia Anton and Steven Anton; and several nieces and nephews.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">She was the sister of the late George Kanavos.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Friends may call the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held Tuesday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at   11 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Burial will be private. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01854 or St. Constantine and Helen Church, 71 Chandler Rd., Andover, MA 01810. </span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/antonmphoto4.bmp" border="0" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Madeline K. Anton</span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Loving Matriarch of Anton Family</span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Madeline K. (Kanavos) Anton, 91, of North Andover, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family died Saturday morning at The Meadows at Edgewood in North Andover, surrounded by her loving family.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">She was the loving wife, for over 66 years, of Arthur C. Anton, the former President of Anton’s Cleaners, who survives her,</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 1, 1926, the daughter of the late John and the late Diane (Panagetopoulos) Kanavos, she attended Boston Latin High School and was a graduate of Boston University, Class of 1948.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">She was a longtime member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity and held membership in the Philoptochos Society.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Along with her husband Arthur, Madeline was active in the community with several philanthropic and charitable organizations and was a member of the Chelmsford Garden Club and the Whistler House Museum.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Beloved by many, Madeline was always a great hostess to countless friends and family. As her high school yearbook inscription so accurately captured “Loving, warm hearted and kind, a truer friend you’ll never find”.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Besides her husband, she is survived by four children Diane Wilmot and her husband Gunnar of Bronxville, NY, Susan Pasanen and her husband Wayne of North Andover, Charles Anton and his wife Tami of Lincoln and Arthur Anton, Jr. and his wife Nina of Carlisle; ten grandchildren Gunnar Wilmot, Jr., Madeline Wilmot, Zachary Pasanen and his wife Alexandra, Christina Pasanen, Alexandra Pasanen, Austin Anton, Jacqueline Anton, Spencer Anton, Olivia Anton and Steven Anton; and several nieces and nephews.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">She was the sister of the late George Kanavos.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Friends may call the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held Tuesday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at   11 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Burial will be private. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01854 or St. Constantine and Helen Church, 71 Chandler Rd., Andover, MA 01810. </span></span></span></h4> Marjorie L. Rafferty 2018-01-06T16:53:02Z 2018-01-06T16:53:02Z http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices/950-marjorie-l-rafferty Odonnell odonnellfh@aol.com <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/raffertym_photo3.bmp" border="0" /></span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;">Marjorie L. Rafferty</span></span></span></h4> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Retired Customer Service Representative, Hewlett Packard</em></span></span></span><br /> <br /><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"> Marjorie L. Rafferty, 82, of Tyngsboro, a member of a widely known Greater Lowell family, died Thursday January 4, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital with her loving family by her side.<br />  Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 23, 1935, a daughter of the late John E. and the late Ann R. (Clark) Rafferty, she attended Tyngsboro Grammar schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1952.<br />  Marjorie was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford. <br />  Prior to her retirement, she served as a Customer Service Representative for over 20 years with Hewlett Packard in the Andover Offices.<br />  Among her many interests, Marjorie loved being with family. In addition she enjoyed watching all the New England Sports teams.<br />  Marjorie is survived by her brother Brian K. Rafferty and his wife Francine of Lowell; her sister-in law Elinor Rafferty: nieces Patricia Riley, Margaret Allard and her husband Robert, Mary Ann Rafferty; nephews Thomas Ryan and his wife Denise, Sean Ryan and his wife Christine; John Rafferty and his wife Donna, Brian Rafferty, Robert Rafferty and his wife Becky, Michael Rafferty; and many grand nieces and nephews; a cousin Barbara Marchand.<br />  She was preceded in death by her sister Patricia Ryan and her husband Thomas F. Ryan, and her brothers Robert F. Rafferty, Gerald C. Rafferty and John Rafferty; and nephew Thomas “Butch” Riley.<br />  Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Tuesday. Her Funeral Mass will follow at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at <a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/undefined/">www.odonnellfuneralhome.com</a>. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.</span></span></span></p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/raffertym_photo3.bmp" border="0" /></span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;">Marjorie L. Rafferty</span></span></span></h4> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Retired Customer Service Representative, Hewlett Packard</em></span></span></span><br /> <br /><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"> Marjorie L. Rafferty, 82, of Tyngsboro, a member of a widely known Greater Lowell family, died Thursday January 4, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital with her loving family by her side.<br />  Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 23, 1935, a daughter of the late John E. and the late Ann R. (Clark) Rafferty, she attended Tyngsboro Grammar schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1952.<br />  Marjorie was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford. <br />  Prior to her retirement, she served as a Customer Service Representative for over 20 years with Hewlett Packard in the Andover Offices.<br />  Among her many interests, Marjorie loved being with family. In addition she enjoyed watching all the New England Sports teams.<br />  Marjorie is survived by her brother Brian K. Rafferty and his wife Francine of Lowell; her sister-in law Elinor Rafferty: nieces Patricia Riley, Margaret Allard and her husband Robert, Mary Ann Rafferty; nephews Thomas Ryan and his wife Denise, Sean Ryan and his wife Christine; John Rafferty and his wife Donna, Brian Rafferty, Robert Rafferty and his wife Becky, Michael Rafferty; and many grand nieces and nephews; a cousin Barbara Marchand.<br />  She was preceded in death by her sister Patricia Ryan and her husband Thomas F. Ryan, and her brothers Robert F. Rafferty, Gerald C. Rafferty and John Rafferty; and nephew Thomas “Butch” Riley.<br />  Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Tuesday. Her Funeral Mass will follow at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at <a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/undefined/">www.odonnellfuneralhome.com</a>. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.</span></span></span></p> Frederick J. McSwiggin 2018-01-03T23:00:35Z 2018-01-03T23:00:35Z http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices/949-frederick-j-mcswiggin Odonnell odonnellfh@aol.com <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/mcswigginfphoto.jpg" border="0" width="168" height="241" /> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Frederick J. McSwiggin</span></span></h4> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/mcswigginfmilitaryphoto2.jpg" border="0" width="168" height="203" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/americanflag.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Retired Lieutenant, with Lowell Fire Department over 38 years;</span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Frederick J. McSwiggin, 97, of Lowell, a retired Lowell FireFighter, and a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died Monday January 1, 2018 at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell surrounded by his loving family.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Fred was a devoted and doting husband of the late Dorothy C.(Boyle) McSwiggin who died in 2001.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 18, 1920, a son of the late Frederick J. and the late Abby (Dean) McSwiggin, he grew up on Concord Street in Lowell and later lived in the Centralville section of the city for many years. He was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Fred attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1938. As a star athlete in high school, Fred excelled in both baseball and football receiving many accolades for his achievements.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">A veteran of World War II, Fred proudly represented his country in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate, 2nd Class and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the American Theatre Medal.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">A man of many interests, Fred loved to be with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed reading, and watching the local sport teams, especially the Red Sox.  He and Dorothy had many wonderful friends from Lowell and beyond. They treasured the summers they spent on Cape Cod, and wintering in Largo, Florida.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Fred, along with his late wife Dorothy, often demonstrated their passion and talent for ballroom dancing. For many years, they could be seen dancing most weekends through out the Greater Lowell area. Both also enjoyed their social membership at Mt. Pleasant.  Fred continued dancing with his daughter until his very last days.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Fred is survived by two daughters Janice A. McClain and her husband Lawrence of Rockaway, NJ and Jill M. Adie and her husband Donald, of Tyngsboro, MA, whom he lived with for several years. Frederick J. McSwiggin, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Plymouth, MA and John T. “Jack” McSwiggin and his wife Geraldine of Dracut, ; twelve grandchildren Amanda Pattison and her husband Adam, Kathleen Cochran and her fiancé Robert Volz, Laurie McSwiggin McInerney and her husband Stephen, Maureen McSwiggin, John T. McSwiggin, Jr. and his wife Kara, Kathryn Ventricelli and her husband Carl, Abbey McClain, Michael McClain, Alyssa Cyr and her husband Matt, Kirsta Adie, Donald M. Adie III and William F. Adie; 11 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">He was also the brother of the late Charles McSwiggin.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Fred's many caregivers and the staff at D'Youville Senior Care Center.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by his burial at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the D’Youville Senior Care Center, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) -458-8768. </span></span></span>        </h4> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/mcswigginfphoto.jpg" border="0" width="168" height="241" /> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Frederick J. McSwiggin</span></span></h4> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/mcswigginfmilitaryphoto2.jpg" border="0" width="168" height="203" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/americanflag.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;">Retired Lieutenant, with Lowell Fire Department over 38 years;</span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"> </span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Frederick J. McSwiggin, 97, of Lowell, a retired Lowell FireFighter, and a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died Monday January 1, 2018 at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell surrounded by his loving family.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Fred was a devoted and doting husband of the late Dorothy C.(Boyle) McSwiggin who died in 2001.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 18, 1920, a son of the late Frederick J. and the late Abby (Dean) McSwiggin, he grew up on Concord Street in Lowell and later lived in the Centralville section of the city for many years. He was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Fred attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1938. As a star athlete in high school, Fred excelled in both baseball and football receiving many accolades for his achievements.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">A veteran of World War II, Fred proudly represented his country in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate, 2nd Class and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the American Theatre Medal.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">A man of many interests, Fred loved to be with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed reading, and watching the local sport teams, especially the Red Sox.  He and Dorothy had many wonderful friends from Lowell and beyond. They treasured the summers they spent on Cape Cod, and wintering in Largo, Florida.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Fred, along with his late wife Dorothy, often demonstrated their passion and talent for ballroom dancing. For many years, they could be seen dancing most weekends through out the Greater Lowell area. Both also enjoyed their social membership at Mt. Pleasant.  Fred continued dancing with his daughter until his very last days.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Fred is survived by two daughters Janice A. McClain and her husband Lawrence of Rockaway, NJ and Jill M. Adie and her husband Donald, of Tyngsboro, MA, whom he lived with for several years. Frederick J. McSwiggin, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Plymouth, MA and John T. “Jack” McSwiggin and his wife Geraldine of Dracut, ; twelve grandchildren Amanda Pattison and her husband Adam, Kathleen Cochran and her fiancé Robert Volz, Laurie McSwiggin McInerney and her husband Stephen, Maureen McSwiggin, John T. McSwiggin, Jr. and his wife Kara, Kathryn Ventricelli and her husband Carl, Abbey McClain, Michael McClain, Alyssa Cyr and her husband Matt, Kirsta Adie, Donald M. Adie III and William F. Adie; 11 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">He was also the brother of the late Charles McSwiggin.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Fred's many caregivers and the staff at D'Youville Senior Care Center.</span></span></span></h4> <h4><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #000000;">Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by his burial at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the D’Youville Senior Care Center, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) -458-8768. </span></span></span>        </h4> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Alice E. Monahan / Change in Service 2018-01-01T20:50:38Z 2018-01-01T20:50:38Z http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/obituariesnotices/948-alice-e-monahan-change-in-service Odonnell odonnellfh@aol.com <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/monahanaphoto2.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">CHANGE IN SERVICES</span> - </span></span></span>Alice E. Monahan</span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Loving sister and aunt</em></span></span></span></span></span></span></h4> <div><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em> </em></span></span></span></div> <div> <span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;">Alice E. Monahan, 69 of Lowell passed away peacefully on December 30, 2017 at Northwood Nursing Home, surrounded by the love of family and staff. <br /> She was born in Boston, MA on August 24, 1948, the daughter of Joseph William Monahan, Jr. and Anne McCarthy Monahan.<br /> Alice attended St. Coletta School in Hanover, MA and Mt. Hope School in Nashua, NH.   Her treasured memories included her trip to Lourdes with Cardinal Cushing in 1959; participation in the World Special Olympics Winter Skiing Events in Utah in 1985, and annual Special Olympics swimming as well as field and track events in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; friendships with Camp Fatima and RARA attendees and staff; spiritual retreats at Rivier College and St. Christopher Church; advocacy for the developmentally disabled and disenfranchised; and, most recently, Goodwill Ambassador/Greeter at Peregrine Assisted Living facility and Northwood Nursing Home.  <br /> Among Alice’s hobbies were drawing, painting, reading, singing, writing, current events, sports, chair-dancing, and socializing/preaching.  DD’s turbo coffee, Sullivan’s strawberry sundae with the works, and the Good Times’ prime rib extravaganza were among her favorite treats.  Influential people in Alice’s life included the Holy Family, Audrey Marie Santos, Channel 4’s Jack Hynes, Channel 9's Charlie Sherman and the Founder of Sony (with no bologna).  Alice treasured her family and friends from all walks of life, these relationships grounded in faith, love, wisdom, and humor.   <br /> Alice is survived by brother, Joseph W. Monahan III and his wife Claire of Winchester, MA; sister, Anne Marie Daniels and her husband Jack of Exeter, NH; sister, Ellen Trojan and her husband George of Lee, NH; brother, Thomas F. Monahan and his wife Jill of Nashua, NH.  She loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own children.  Among them are Jay and Susan Monahan (Ponte Vedra, FL), Brendan and Abby Monahan (Winchester, MA), Justin and Sarah Monahan (Belmont, MA), Julie and James Maffei, Jr. (Medford, MA), Kay and Mark Mulcahy (Manchester, NH), Meghan and Ryan Granger (Hampton, NH), George and Christine Trojan (Dover, NH), Brian and Kathleen Trojan (Boston, MA), Amanda and Gavin McGrath (Manchester by the Sea, MA), Matthew Trojan (Washington, DC), Jamie and Mike Coppens (Duxbury, MA), Jeffrey Monahan (Nashua, NH) and Kelly Monahan (Nashua, NH).  Twenty-four grand nieces and nephews added even more joy to her life. Alice had countless long-time friends who further enhanced her life especially Sue Comacho, Laurie Pintel and Donna Michaels.<br /> Deceased family members include her parents, Joseph and Anne Monahan; sister, Paula V. Monahan; and sister-in-law, Joanne (Hill) Monahan. We trust that they are now wrapped in Alice’s gigantic, warm embrace and sharing countless hearty laughs.<br /></span></span></span></div> <div><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Times New Roman, Times, serif; color: #000000;"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #000000;"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">ALERT - NEW NOTICE - <span style="text-decoration: underline;">CHANGE IN SERVICES</span> - <span style="text-decoration: underline;">ALICE E. MONAHAN</span><br /><br />MONAHAN -- *** <span style="text-decoration: underline;">ALERT - CHANGE IN SERVICES</span> ***. In Lowell,MA, December 30, 2017, at Northwood Nursing Home, Alice E. Monahan, 69, of Lowell. DUE TO IMPENDING STORM CONDITIONS, THE THURSDAY <span style="text-decoration: underline;">WAKE</span> FOR ALICE E. MONAHAN AT O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME IN LOWELL HAS BEEN <span style="text-decoration: underline;">CANCELLED</span>. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her <span style="text-decoration: underline;">FUNERAL MASS</span> to be celebrated <span style="text-decoration: underline;">FRIDAY</span> morning at <span style="text-decoration: underline;">ST. PATRICK CHURCH</span>  in Lowell <span style="text-decoration: underline;">at 11 O"CLOCK - AS SCHEDULED</span>. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Family will greet attendees after Mass. Burial will be private at another time.   </span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #000000;"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: "><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #000000;"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">E-condolences/directions at <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #0066cc;"><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.odonnellfuneralhome.com</a></span></span>. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Special Olympics NH, </span></span></span><a href="https://maps.google.com/?q=650+Elm+Street,+Manchester,+NH+03104&entry=gmail&source=g" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">650 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> or Special Olympics </span></span></span><a href="https://maps.google.com/?q=MA,+898+Prospect+Street,+Chicopee,+MA+01020&entry=gmail&source=g" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">MA, 898 Prospect Street, Chicopee, MA 01020</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. </span></span></span><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/tel:(978)%20458-8768" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">(978) 458-8768</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">.       </span></span></span></span></span><br /> <div> <div> <div><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"> <h4><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span></span></span></span></span></span></h4> <div><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span></span></span></div> </span></span></span></div> </div> </div> </span></span> <div> <div> <div><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></div> </div> </div> </span></span></span></div> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/images/stories/monahanaphoto2.jpg" border="0" /></span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">CHANGE IN SERVICES</span> - </span></span></span>Alice E. Monahan</span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span></span></span></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em>Loving sister and aunt</em></span></span></span></span></span></span></h4> <div><span style="font-family: arial black,avant garde;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><em> </em></span></span></span></div> <div> <span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;">Alice E. Monahan, 69 of Lowell passed away peacefully on December 30, 2017 at Northwood Nursing Home, surrounded by the love of family and staff. <br /> She was born in Boston, MA on August 24, 1948, the daughter of Joseph William Monahan, Jr. and Anne McCarthy Monahan.<br /> Alice attended St. Coletta School in Hanover, MA and Mt. Hope School in Nashua, NH.   Her treasured memories included her trip to Lourdes with Cardinal Cushing in 1959; participation in the World Special Olympics Winter Skiing Events in Utah in 1985, and annual Special Olympics swimming as well as field and track events in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; friendships with Camp Fatima and RARA attendees and staff; spiritual retreats at Rivier College and St. Christopher Church; advocacy for the developmentally disabled and disenfranchised; and, most recently, Goodwill Ambassador/Greeter at Peregrine Assisted Living facility and Northwood Nursing Home.  <br /> Among Alice’s hobbies were drawing, painting, reading, singing, writing, current events, sports, chair-dancing, and socializing/preaching.  DD’s turbo coffee, Sullivan’s strawberry sundae with the works, and the Good Times’ prime rib extravaganza were among her favorite treats.  Influential people in Alice’s life included the Holy Family, Audrey Marie Santos, Channel 4’s Jack Hynes, Channel 9's Charlie Sherman and the Founder of Sony (with no bologna).  Alice treasured her family and friends from all walks of life, these relationships grounded in faith, love, wisdom, and humor.   <br /> Alice is survived by brother, Joseph W. Monahan III and his wife Claire of Winchester, MA; sister, Anne Marie Daniels and her husband Jack of Exeter, NH; sister, Ellen Trojan and her husband George of Lee, NH; brother, Thomas F. Monahan and his wife Jill of Nashua, NH.  She loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own children.  Among them are Jay and Susan Monahan (Ponte Vedra, FL), Brendan and Abby Monahan (Winchester, MA), Justin and Sarah Monahan (Belmont, MA), Julie and James Maffei, Jr. (Medford, MA), Kay and Mark Mulcahy (Manchester, NH), Meghan and Ryan Granger (Hampton, NH), George and Christine Trojan (Dover, NH), Brian and Kathleen Trojan (Boston, MA), Amanda and Gavin McGrath (Manchester by the Sea, MA), Matthew Trojan (Washington, DC), Jamie and Mike Coppens (Duxbury, MA), Jeffrey Monahan (Nashua, NH) and Kelly Monahan (Nashua, NH).  Twenty-four grand nieces and nephews added even more joy to her life. Alice had countless long-time friends who further enhanced her life especially Sue Comacho, Laurie Pintel and Donna Michaels.<br /> Deceased family members include her parents, Joseph and Anne Monahan; sister, Paula V. Monahan; and sister-in-law, Joanne (Hill) Monahan. We trust that they are now wrapped in Alice’s gigantic, warm embrace and sharing countless hearty laughs.<br /></span></span></span></div> <div><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Times New Roman, Times, serif; color: #000000;"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #000000;"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">ALERT - NEW NOTICE - <span style="text-decoration: underline;">CHANGE IN SERVICES</span> - <span style="text-decoration: underline;">ALICE E. MONAHAN</span><br /><br />MONAHAN -- *** <span style="text-decoration: underline;">ALERT - CHANGE IN SERVICES</span> ***. In Lowell,MA, December 30, 2017, at Northwood Nursing Home, Alice E. Monahan, 69, of Lowell. DUE TO IMPENDING STORM CONDITIONS, THE THURSDAY <span style="text-decoration: underline;">WAKE</span> FOR ALICE E. MONAHAN AT O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME IN LOWELL HAS BEEN <span style="text-decoration: underline;">CANCELLED</span>. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her <span style="text-decoration: underline;">FUNERAL MASS</span> to be celebrated <span style="text-decoration: underline;">FRIDAY</span> morning at <span style="text-decoration: underline;">ST. PATRICK CHURCH</span>  in Lowell <span style="text-decoration: underline;">at 11 O"CLOCK - AS SCHEDULED</span>. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Family will greet attendees after Mass. Burial will be private at another time.   </span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #000000;"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: "><span style="font-size: x-small; color: #000000;"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">E-condolences/directions at <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #0066cc;"><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.odonnellfuneralhome.com</a></span></span>. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Special Olympics NH, </span></span></span><a href="https://maps.google.com/?q=650+Elm+Street,+Manchester,+NH+03104&entry=gmail&source=g" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">650 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> or Special Olympics </span></span></span><a href="https://maps.google.com/?q=MA,+898+Prospect+Street,+Chicopee,+MA+01020&entry=gmail&source=g" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">MA, 898 Prospect Street, Chicopee, MA 01020</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. </span></span></span><a href="http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com/tel:(978)%20458-8768" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">(978) 458-8768</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">.       </span></span></span></span></span><br /> <div> <div> <div><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"> <h4><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span></span></span></span></span></span></h4> <div><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span></span></span></div> </span></span></span></div> </div> </div> </span></span> <div> <div> <div><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></div> </div> </div> </span></span></span></div>