Dorothy T. (Maloney) Paton
Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother;
Dorothy T. (Maloney) Paton, 88, a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died Tuesday October 13th 2015 at the Merrimack Valley Life Care Center in North Billerica surrounded by her loving family.
She was the loving wife for 65 years of the late Thomas J. Paton, Sr. who died October 4, 2013.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 21, 1927, the daughter of the late M. Joseph and the late Mildred (Gibson) Maloney, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1944 where she also served as a member of the Girl Officers. Dorothy went on to graduate from Lowell Commercial College.
Prior to her retirement in 1996, Dorothy was an Accounts Receivable Clerk at U/Mass Lowell.
Previously, she worked at Sears Roebuck in Lowell for over 28 years.
A lifelong communicant of St. Margaret’s Church, she was a former Vice Prefect/member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality and Eucharistic Minister of her parish.
A volunteer at Lowell General Hospital, Dorothy also served as a Democratic Delegate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Dorothy enjoyed doing needlepoint but her true joy was the time she spent being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by five sons Thomas J. Paton, Jr. and his wife Linda of Derry, NH, Michael A. Paton and his wife Marjorie of Northfield, MA, Mark A. Paton of Lowell, Kevin S. Paton and his wife Lisa of North Chelmsford, and Neil F. Paton and his wife Rose of Dracut; nine grandsons and three granddaughters; three great grandsons; two sister in laws Agnes “Nancy” Melancon of Dunstable and Penney (Maloney) Detchon of Trumbell, CT ; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Joseph Maloney and the late Jack Maloney.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to The Alzheimer’s Association, 40 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Marcelle W. (Lord) Silver
Loving mother and grandmother;
Marcelle W. (Lord) Silver, 94, a member of a well known Lowell family, passed away peacefully at West Shore Health Center in Warwick, RI, with her family by her side.
She was the beloved wife of the late Richard T. Silver who died in 1985.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 3, 1921, the daughter of the late Louis J. and the late Clementine (Desmarais) Lord, she attended Notre Dame de Lourdes Grammar School and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Girl’s High School in the Class of 1938.
Prior to her retirement in 1983, Marcelle worked in the Lowell District Court for over 25 years, mostly as Executive Assistant to Presiding Justice Elliott Cowdrey.
An accomplished singer and performer, she sang in the Dick Silver Orchestra through the years at various musical venues in Greater Lowell including the former Commodore Ballroom in Lowell.
However her true passion was her grandchildren, who along with her daughters brought her the greatest joy and happiness in her later years.
In addition, Marcelle lived abroad with her family in England for a number of years where she travelled throughout Europe.
She is survived by a daughter Cheryl S. Starkey and her husband Kenneth of Warwick, RI; five grandchildren Samantha Starkey of New York City, Gabriella Starkey of Warwick, RI, Griffin Starkey of Warwick, RI, Jason Cornu of Napa, CA and Ryan Cornu of Ashville, NC; a son in law Thomas Cornu and his wife Lorraine of Nahant; and many nieces and nephews.
Marcelle was also the loving mother of the late Susan Cornu who died in 1993.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relative and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, In memory of Susan Cornu, P.O. Box 650307, Dallas , TX 75265. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Lorraine A. (Briere) West
Lifelong resident of the City;
Lorraine A. (Briere) West, age 86 of Lowell, died peacefully on Friday morning October 2nd, 2015 at Heritage Nursing Care Center.
Lorraine was the beloved wife of the late John West who died in 1996.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 3, 1928, the daughter of the late Adrian “Leo” Briere and the late Helen “Ella” (Cormier) Briere, she received her education in the Lowell school system.
Prior to her retirement, Lorraine worked at the VA Hospital in Bedford for many years.
In her spare time, she enjoyed taking family trips to Las Vegas and Hampton Beach, crossword puzzles, reading, dancing, spending time with friends and relaxing at home.
She is survived by her daughter Shirley (West) Peirce and son-in-law Joseph Peirce of Lowell; her three grandchildren James Peirce and wife Kim of Dracut, Eleanor (Peirce) Hatch and husband Mark of Methuen, and Brian Peirce and partner Ryan MacLean of Nashua, NH; her three great grandchildren Joseph Bernardini, Jacqueline Peirce, and Ms. Riley Peirce; her many nieces and nephews and her longtime friend Maureen Scanlon of Lowell.
She was also the mother of the late Brian West.
Private Funeral Services were held for the family. E-condolences at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Open Pantry of Greater Lowell, 13 Hurd St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Marcia A. Cryan
Loving mother and grandmother, 76
Marcia A. (Lynch) Cryan, 76, formerly of Tyngsboro and Billerica, died Thursday morning, October 8th at Genesis Westford House with her loving daughter and granddaughter by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late James Thomas Cryan who died October 17, 2007.
Born in Brighton, Massachusetts, October 14, 1938, a daughter of the late James F. and the late Dorothea (O'Donoghue) Lynch, she relocated to Billerica with her family and was a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School in the Class of 1957.
Before retiring, Marcia was employed as a Medical Business Office Manager at various local doctors’ offices and nursing facilities.
Among her many activities, Marcia was a member of the Rivier Prayer Community in Nashua and a former Eucharistic Minister at St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford. She also enjoyed shopping with her granddaughter and was an avid N.E. Patriots fan.
Above all else, she loved the quality time she spent with her family, especially gatherings and dinners prepared by her cherished son-in-law “Stevie”.
Marcia is survived by two daughters Kathleen Cryan of Madison, WI and Pauline M. Giordano and her husband Stephen of Tyngsboro, MA; her precious granddaughter Alexandra H. Giordano of Tyngsboro, MA; her dear friends Nancy Purcell, Diana Bedard and Paul Gauvreau; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Judd, James, Albert, Dorothea, Virginia and Audrey.
Marcia’s family would like to thank the compassionate staff and residents of Genesis Westford House, LifeChoice Hospice, Circle Home Hospice, the doctors and staff of Nephrology Associates, and Riverside Medical Group for their loving care and support for Marcia and her entire family.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Her Funeral will take place from the funeral home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock followed by her Funeral Mass at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH in North Chelmsford at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Westford House Activities Committee, 3 Park Drive, Westford, MA 01886. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.