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Louise Gail Gillis Print E-mail

Louise Gail Gillis

Loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt
 Louise Gail (Ireland) Gillis, 78, of Lowell, died Tuesday, November 14th at Lowell General Hospital – Main Campus. She was the beloved wife of 40 years to the late E. David Gillis who died January 14, 2000.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 8, 1939, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and the late Louise F. (Roy) Ireland, she attended St. Michael’s Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of Keith Hall with the Class of 1957.
 Before retiring, Gail was employed as a Postal Clerk at the U.S. Post Office in Wilmington for over 20 years.
 Among her many interests, she loved traveling, especially to Ocean Park, Maine and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Above all else, her greatest joy was the quality time she was able to spend with her children and grandchildren.
 Gail is survived by four children Karen L. Gillis of Norwalk, CT, Kyle D. Gillis and his wife Shelly of Hollis, NH, Richard A. Gillis and his wife Amy of Lowell, MA and Lynn E. Steinbrick and her husband Andrew of Orange, CT; ten grandchildren Anna, Jane and Edward Zawislak, Mollie and Andrew Gillis, Michael and Maura Gillis and James, William and Emilia Steinbrick; a sister Maureen A. Lerner and her husband Arnold of Naples, FL; a brother David J. Ireland of TN and his wife, Dottie; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
 She was also sister of the late Roy Ireland, Patricia E. Parker, Brian E. Ireland and Linda D. Rummel.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 12 to 3 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass on Monday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow at Lowell Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to The Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Contributions Services, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA. 02445. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 
Robert Daley Print E-mail

Robert Daley

Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend;

Robert Daley, 78, of Chelmsford, but formerly of Lowell, passed away Friday afternoon at his home after a brief illness with his loving family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Sally A. (Goodwin) Daley with whom he celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on April 20, 2017.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 11, 1938, a son of the late Thomas and the late Alice (Slattery) (Daley) Chase, Bob attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar school, went on to graduate from Keith Academy with the Class of 1956.
A member of the U.S. Army from 1958 until 1961, he proudly served his country and was stationed in Korea during that time.
Following his military service, Bob continued his education at Bentley College where he received his BA in Accounting and went on to attain his licensure as a Certified Public Accountant.
Bob was a CPA in private practice in Chelmsford for over 30 years until his retirement in 2013.
A passionate history buff, he enjoyed trains and model railroads, traveling, and road trips with family and friends. However his true joy was time spent with his wife and family, especially his children and grandchildren.
Besides his wife, Bob is survived by two daughters Laura A. Grenier and her partner Eric Cheever of Hudson, NH and Jennifer L. Dunn of Chelmsford; two sons Steven W. Daley and his partner Thomas Taras of Hampton Bays, NY and Michael C. Daley and his wife Donna of Wallkill, NY; nine grandchildren Christopher, Justin, Emily, Michelle, Michael, Anthony, Vincenzo, Madison and Jamie; two brothers Thomas Daley and his wife Rita of Duxbury and Robert Richard Chase and his wife Angela of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; several nieces and nephews; and his dear friends Kathy and Kevin McGonigal and Mary and David Eberiel.
He was also the brother of the late David R. Chase who died in 2010.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. MARY CHURCH in CHELMSFORD at 11 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Private family committal prayers will be held at a later date. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Rory Staunton Foundation, 135 West 50th Street, Eurotech Suite, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10020. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. – (978) 458-8768    



Mary Patricia "Pat" LaFlamme Print E-mail

Mary Patricia “Pat” LaFlamme

  Mary Patricia “Pat” LaFlamme, of Lowell, died peacefully at the Palm Center in Chelmsford following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
  Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the beloved daughter and only child of the late Alfred C. and the late Christine B. (O’Hare) LaFlamme, she attended St. Margaret Grammar School and was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Chamberlain College of Retailing and Merchandising in Boston.
 Active with her church, she was a lifelong communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell where she was also a board member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality.
 Before retiring, Pat was employed as an Insurance Agent with Lewis P. Bither Insurance in Tyngsboro for 20 years. Previously, she worked at C Crawford Hollidge, an exclusive women’s clothing store in Boston as a Buyer. She also worked at Cherry & Webb in that same capacity and served as manager in their Lowell store.
 Pat leaves behind many wonderful and caring friends and several devoted cousins. She enjoyed the beach especially Wingersheak Beach and Cape Cod. When able, she love wiggling her toes in the sand and enjoying the water. She also enjoyed any celebration whether it was with family or friends, frequent morning coffees and dining out.. She was a devoted dog lover and leaves behind the “girls” - Mandy and Mattie. She enjoyed traveling for pleasure and business and made many trips into New York City as a buyer and enjoyed all the wonderful things the city had to offer. She spoke of going to the Rainbow Room in the city. She always encouraged us to travel while we were young as she truly enjoyed those years. Pat will be sorely missed.
 Pat leaves behind cousins Kathleen O’Hare and her husband John Deolden of Palm Desert, CA, Mary Margaret Underhill of Plantation, FL, Kathleen Dunn of Lowell, MA, Eileen Dunn of Merrimack, NH,  James Dunn of Amesbury, MA, Mary Gale Durning and her husband Andrew of Londonderry, NH, Karen Allard  of Pelham, NH, James Allard of Pelham, NH and John Allard of Londonderry, NH; her dear friends Mary Gail Jenkins of Nashua, NH and Joan and Henry Leyland of Ormond Beach, FL. Pat was also godmother to Patricia Elizabeth (Leyland) Hayes and her husband Richard of Virginia Beach, VA.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 6 P.M. Monday. Her Funeral will take place at the funeral home Tuesday morning at 8:30 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 9:30 A.M. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Margaret Church Building Restoration Fund, 374 Stevens St., Lowell, MA 01851 or the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 
David J. Fenton, Sr., Esq. Print E-mail

David J. Fenton, Sr., Esq.

    Attorney David John Fenton, Sr., of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1st at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell. He was the beloved husband of Mary F. (Ilg) Fenton who survives him.
    Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 17, 1931, the son of the late Thomas J. and the late Eleanor (McDermott) Fenton, he was a graduate of St. Clement HS School in Somerville, Class of 1949 where he played football, hockey and baseball. As a youth, his home away from home was on the practice fields of Tufts University, and he graduated from Tufts in 1953 with a BA in history.  While at Tufts, he met his future wife Mary Ilg and was a 3-sport team captain. He graduated from Boston College School of Law in 1956 with a Juris Doctorate Degree.
    Dave proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a 1st Lieutenant.
    Over the course of his professional career, he was President of City Solicitors and Town Counselors Association, President of the Lowell Bar Association, Executive Board Member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Member of the Massachusetts Bar, and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He began his private practice as an attorney in Lowell in 1958, and served in the Lowell Law Department as Assistant City Solicitor for over 40 years.  Throughout his career, he was instrumental in the Collective Bargaining Agreements with Fire and Police, creation of Lowell as a National Historical Park, the development of baseball facilities for the Lowell Spinners, and involved in the approvals and development of the Tsongas arena.
    Dave was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. Throughout his life he stayed involved as a leader and supporter of the Tufts Jumbos Athletic Boosters and was a founding member of the Lowell Youth Hockey Association. He was an avid Boston sports fan, and encouraged participation in sports for his family. He loved spending time with his family on Cape Cod where they spent 50 summers together at his home in South Orleans. 
    In addition to his wife Mary, Dave is survived by two daughters Betsy F. Hargreaves of Dover, MA and Julie F. Gerard and her husband Lawrence of Andover, MA; a son Peter A. Fenton and his wife Elizabeth of Cary, NC; a daughter-in-law Cheryl A. Fenton of Hingham, MA. and eight grandchildren; Julianna Fenton of Hingham, MA, William, Thomas and Peter Fenton Jr. of Cary, NC, Sarah and John Hargreaves of Dover, MA and Jack and Mary Gerard of Andover, MA.
    He was also father of the late David J. Fenton Jr, who died in 2014 and brother of the late Claire Markham.
   Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 12 to 4 P.M. on Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Jack Gerard Supplemental Needs Trust, c/o Enterprise Bank, 222 Merrimack St, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.      

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