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Muriel J. McCarron Print E-mail


Muriel J. McCarron

 Muriel J. (Coburn) McCarron, 96, of Lowell, died Friday, December 20th at the Palm Center in Chelmsford with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur W. McCarron who died December 5, 1975.
 Born in Shirley, Massachusetts, June 24, 1917, the daughter of the late John F. and the late Gertrude (Day) Coburn, she attended the Laura A. White Elementary School in Shirley and was a graduate of Ayer High School. She then went on to graduate from the former Convalescent Hospital for Children as a Governess.
 Before retiring, Muriel was employed as a Telephone Operator with New England Telephone (now known as Verizon) for over 29 years.
 Muriel was a longtime communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell. She was a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality for over 50 years. She was also a member the Poor Clair Guild.
 Among her many enjoyments, she was an avid reader but most of all loved spending quality time with her family and friends.
 Muriel is survived by a sister Jacqueline Scopelliti of Leominster, MA; a brother-in-law William S. Gutkowski, Sr. of Fitchburg, MA; her nieces and nephews William S. Gutkowski, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Lowell, MA, Patricia Coleman and her husband Andrew of Tyngsboro, MA, Eunice McCarron of Kingston, MA and Peter McCarron and his wife Diane of Marshfield, MA.
 She was also sister of the late Vera Gutkowski and sister-in-law of the late John Scopelliti.
 Muriel’s family would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors at Palm Center for the excellent care that she received while a resident there. The kindness and compassion of so many individuals not only provided skilled and professional care to Muriel, but also supported the family during a very difficult time. The family is eternally grateful.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock followed by her Funeral Mass at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 9:30 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

Kenneth Courchaine Print E-mail

Kenneth Courchaine

 Kenneth Courchaine, 80, of Nashua, died Saturday, December 14th at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
 Born in Westford, Massachusetts, July 20, 1933, a son of the late Fred F.L. and the late Diana (Labbe) Courchaine, he received his education in the Pepperell school system.
 A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Ken proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.
 Before retiring, he was employed as a driver with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Nashua for many years. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 25 in Boston.
 Among his many activities, Ken enjoyed playing cards, fishing, camping and traveling in his motor home. He was also an avid New England sports fan.
 Ken is survived by ten children Deborah Mortin, Howard Courchaine, Lynn D. Ouellette, Maureen LeClaire, Doreen Gill, Tracy L. Courchaine, Philip Courchaine, Kenneth Courchaine, Pearl Courchaine and Donna Trembley; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; five sisters Olive Brown, Dolores Verloove, Katherine Boule, Valerie Shea and Marlene Beauchesne; two brothers Leo Courchaine and Raymond Courchaine; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
 He was also father of the late Darlene Courchaine and brother of the late Robert Courchaine, Arthur Courchaine, Gerald Courchaine, Ronald Courchaine and Roland Courchaine.
Courchaine – In Boston, December 14, 2013, at Mass General, Kenneth Courchaine, 80, of Nashua. Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 11 A.M. Friday with his Funeral Service Immediately following in the Funeral Home at 11 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, his family has requested that contributions be made in his memory to the D.A.V. National Service Foundation, JFK Federal Bldg., Rm. 1575B, Boston, MA 02203. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Jean Marie Sylvester-Grigoriou Print E-mail

Jean Marie Sylvester-Grigoriou

   Jean Marie Sylvester-Grigoriou, 54, of Lowell, died Thursday, December 5th at her home following an extended illness.
   Born in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, April 26, 1959, the daughter of Nancy (Cook) (Sylvester) Mello and her husband Robert of West Melbourne, FL and the late Vincent Sylvester, she attended Tewksbury, Massachusetts schools and was a graduate of Tewksbury High School in the Class of 1977. She then went on to earn her certificate as a hairdresser.
   Before illness forced her retirement, Jean Marie was employed as a cook at various local area pizza shops. Previously, she was a hairdresser at Debbie’s Hair Salon in Lowell.
   Among her many activities, Jean Marie enjoyed knitting, sewing and playing video games. Known to be very artistic, she loved painting.
   In addition to her mother and step-father,  Jean Marie is survived by a daughter Nancy Celado of Lowell, MA; a son David Batten of Allston, MA; three grandchildren Adrian Celado, Alecia Gonzales and Arrianna Cartagena all of Lowell, MA; three sisters Susan Sylvester of Tewksbury, MA, Lynne Dykeman of Lowell, MA and Bobbi Mears and her husband Martin of Crestview, FL; a brother Vincent “Jay” Sylvester and his wife Jodi of Palm Bay, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
   She was also sister of the late Paul L. Sylvester.
   Her graveside Committal Service will be held Monday morning, December 9th at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury at 11:30 A.M. Directions at

Phyllis V. Forest Print E-mail

Phyllis V. Forest

 Phyllis V. Forest, 84, of Lowell, died Tuesday, November 25th at Wingate at Belvidere in Lowell.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Albert P. And the late Bernadette (McKinnon) Forest.
 Before retiring, Phyllis was employed with the former Heinz Electric Company in Lowell for many years.
 Phyllis is survived by a daughter Anna Maria Roy of Allentown, NH; six grandchildren Steven Roy, Michelle Roy and Melissa Roy all of Allentown, NH and Kevin Roy, Tiffany Roy and Brianna Roy all of Concord, NH; a great-granddaughter Emma Roy; and a brother Al Forest.
 Her graveside Committal Service will be held Wednesday morning at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury at 9:30 A.M. Directions at

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