Paul J. Cahill, Jr.
Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant
Paul J. Cahill, Jr., 69, of Madison, NH, died Tuesday, March 1st at Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD with his wife by his side. He was the beloved husband of Susan J. (Daugherty) Cahill who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on March 21st of this year.
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, September 4, 1946, a son of the late Paul J. and the late Nancy (O’Neil) Cahill, he was a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island. Eager to further his education, he then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Maryland.
Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years as a Historian during which time he attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and was awarded several meritorious Service Medals. Some of his proudest achievements were: The Eighth Air Force Historian of the Year Award for 1988, The Allan S. Major Award for the best History program in SAC in 1988 and The USAF Program Excellence Award for 1989 for managing the best History program (Unit Level) in the USAF-2nd Award.
Following his retirement from the Air Force, Paul was employed as an Administrative Assistant with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Portsmouth.
He was a longtime parishioner of St. Catherine of Sienna in Portsmouth where he served as Eucharistic Minister and Lector.
Among his many activities, Paul enjoyed genealogy, traveling, golf, vegetable gardening and loved the outdoors including fishing, swimming and boating. He was also an avid reader and fan of the Patriots and Red Sox. He was a member of the U.S. naval Golf Academy as well as a former member of the school board at St. Patrick School in Portsmouth.
Above all else though, he cherished the quality time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Sue, Paul is survived by two daughters Erin E. Kennedy and her husband James J. of Brookline, NH and Cristin M. Cahill and her fiancé Todd Strugnell of Hudson, NH; four grandchildren J.J. Kennedy, Danny Kennedy, Courtney Dennis and Garrett Frohman; a sister Cynthia Riccio and her husband Al of Chelmsford, MA; three brothers Sean Cahill of Yarmouthport, MA, Timothy Cahill of Madison, NH and Liam Cahill and his wife Cathy of Centerville, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also grandfather of the late Kathryn Ann Kennedy, brother of the late Patrick Cahill and brother-in-law of the late Rosemary Cahill.
Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell, MA from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions atwww.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Johns Hopkins Hospital, 750 East Pratt St, 17th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 72 Pasha (Osgood) Petric, 72 of Lowell, formerly of Lynn, MA, died Tuesday, March 1st at Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved longtime companion of David Blouin of Lynn, MA who survives her.
Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, April 16, 1943, the daughter of the late Arthur Osgood and the late Marjorie (Pearse) Twardowski and step-daughter of the late Chester Twardowski, she attended Salem, MA schools and was a graduate of Salem High School. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Salem State College earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in English.
Before retiring, Pasha was employed as a Councilor at Gosnold on Cape Cod in North Falmouth for several years.
Among her many activities, Pasha loved traveling, especially to Aruba, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Above all else though, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pasha was also proud to be a friend of Bill’s.
In addition to her companion David, Pasha is survived by two daughters Robyn L. Casey and her husband Rob of Londonderry, NH and Kimberley L. Brackett of Merrimack, NH; three grandchildren Sara Hovasse, Jonathan Theodore and Brianna Casey; seven great-grandchildren; and many cousins.
In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA. (978 or 866)458-8768.
Rita M. Quigley
Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 90
Rita M. (Walsh) Quigley, 90, matriarch of a large and well-known Lowell family, died Sunday, February 28th at Willow Manor in Lowell with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 61 years to the late Christopher P. Quigley who died October 22, 2011.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 12, 1925, the daughter of the late Edward J. and the late Annie (McNulty) Walsh, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1943. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from the former Lowell Commercial College.
Among her many activities Rita loved the beach, traveling to Florida, going on cruises and solving various types of puzzles. She was also an avid fan of the Red Sox and Patriots.
However, her family was most important to her and she treasured her family get-togethers, especially during all the holidays with Christmas being her favorite of all.
Rita is survived by nine children including her daughter Rita M. Cerroni and her husband Anthony of Parrish, FL; her sons Christopher P. Quigley of Endicott, NY, John E. Quigley and his wife Deborah of Lowell, Kenneth J. Quigley and his wife Mary Ellen of Lowell, David M. Quigley and his fiancée Chau Nguyen of Lowell, Richard J. Quigley and his wife Cynthia of Raynham, MA, Steven F. Quigley and his wife Karen of Kennebunkport, ME, Vincent P. Quigley and his wife Jean of Chelmsford, MA and Paul A. Quigley of Lowell; twenty-eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother Edward J. Walsh of Dracut, MA; a sister-in-law Elizabeth Blais of Saugus, MA; two cousins Marlene Johnston and her husband Charles of West Palm Beach, FL and James Walsh and his wife Linda Sue of Hudson, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by her young daughter Annemarie Quigley.
Rita’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at D’Youville Advanced Therapy and Lowell General Hospital for the outstanding care, compassion and comfort they extended to her while in their care.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 11:00 o’clock. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to https://www.bestbuddieschallenge.org/HP/support/#markquigley or by mail to Best Buddies Challenge, Attn: HP Donation, 100 Southeast Second St, Miami, FL 33031 and include a note stating donation be applied to Team Mark’s Buddies in memory of Rita Quigley. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866)458-8768.
Kathleen F. “Kathy” Brissette
Loving mother and grandmother, 64
Kathleen F. (Greska) “Kathy” Brissette, 64, of the Highlands section of Lowell, died Tuesday, February 23rd at Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul H. Brissette who died March 8, 1999.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 11, 1951, the daughter of the late Leo F. and the late Rita A. (Kelley) Greska, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1969.
Before retiring, Kathy was employed as an Office Bookkeeper for the C&I Electrical Company in Lowell.
Among her many interests, Kathy loved music and the beach. She was also an avid bingo player. However, she truly cherished the times she spent with her family and friends.
Kathy is survived by a daughter Michelle A. Lee and her husband Scott C. of Merrimack, NH; a grandson Christopher J. Lee of Merrimack, NH; and several cousins.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 Pawtucket ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Route 28, Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.