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Edward L. Yeager Print E-mail


Edward L. Yeager

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle

 Edward L. Yeager, 88, of Lowell, died, peacefully, Wednesday, June 7th at the Blaire House in Tewksbury surrounded by loved ones.

He was the beloved husband of Marie Heselton-Yeager who survives him and with whom he celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary on December 16, 2016.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, February 12, 1929, son of the late Edward W. and the late Catherine (Feeney) Yeager, he attended South Boston schools and was a graduate of South Boston High School. He was very proud to have grown up in Southie. 

A veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard 1952-1955, Eddie proudly served during the Korean Conflict.

Before retiring, Eddie was employed for over 30 years as a Line Assigner with Verizon, formerly known as New England Telephone & Telegraph and member of the Verizon Pioneers.

Eddie was also an active member in Comhaltas Ceoltóri Éireann Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch, an Irish organization dedicated to the promotion of music, song, dance and the language of Ireland..

In addition to his wife Marie, Mr. Yeager is survived by a daughter and a son; four stepchildren David Cappella and his fiancée Lena Consiglio of Worcester, MA, Phillip Cappella of Lowell, MA, Sandra Gerard of Merritt Island, FL and Tanya Ikier and her husband William of Burlington, MA; grandchildren Angelique Cappella, Carol (Cappella) Brown, Shawn Heselton, Thomas Heselton, Clarence “CJ” Wixon, Adam Cappella, Andrew Singthongyang, Jason, Matte, Alanda Wixon, Jenni Lee Cappella, Christopher Ikier, Dakota Ikier and Brianna Ikier; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister Claire Campbell and her companion Carl Buckner of Avon, MA; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was also brother of the late Robert Yeager.
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 his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock followed by his burial at St. Mary Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to The Larry Reynolds Scholarship Fund - 100 Woodpecker Rd, Stoughton, MA 02072. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.











Robert R. "Chopper" Lacourse, Sr. Print E-mail

Robert R. “Chopper” Lacourse, Sr.

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother
 Robert R. “Chopper” Lacourse, Sr., 76, of Dracut, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Nancy L. (Cowgill) Lacourse who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on August 5th of this year.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 11, 1941, a son of the late Herve J. and the late Irene (Mason) Lacourse, he received his education in the Lowell school system.
 Before retiring, Chopper was employed as a Truck Driver with Toupin Rigging and Lee A. Vinal, Inc. both in Dracut. Previously, he was an Auto Body Repairman at Toyota of Nashua and before that a Stone Cutter at H.E. Fletcher Granite Company in Westford.
 Among his many interests, he was an avid lover of motorcycle riding, fishing and woodworking. He was always there to lend a hand to family and friends. A “Jack” of all trades, as well as a “Master” of all. His favorite past-time was spending time in the backyard with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 In addition to his wife Nancy, Bob is survived and deeply missed by two sons Robert R. Lacourse, Jr. and his wife Mary of Dracut, MA and David M. Lacourse and his wife Lauri of Concord, NH; his daughter-in-law Kerri L. (Powers) Lacourse of Dracut, MA; three grandchildren Kelli, Michael and Brian; two great-grandchildren John and Connor; two sisters Doris Michniewicz and her husband Edward of Louden, NH and Laurette DeBurro and her husband Al of Methuen, MA; two brothers Herve Lacourse and his wife Vicky of Nashua, NH and Roland Lacourse and his wife Pat of Dracut, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also father of the Late William P. Lacourse who died December 6, 2015.
 Per his own wishes, there are no calling hours and all Funeral and Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA. (978) 459-8768.   
Catherine (Fleming) Talty Print E-mail

Catherine (Fleming) Talty

Together Again, in Heaven;

Catherine (Fleming) Talty, died, peacefully, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH on Wednesday May 24, 2017.

Catherine was the beloved wife of the late Gerald B. “Jerry” Talty having a wonderful, loving relationship of almost sixty years.

Born on October 27, 1919 and raised in the Centralville section of Lowell, a daughter of the late James and the late Mary (McQuarrie) Fleming, Catherine was a long time parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell, before moving to Hudson, NH.

She and Jerry spent many happy years at the seacoast of NH and were also parishioners of St. Theresa Parish in Rye, NH.

Surviving Catherine are their six children; Gerald F. Talty and his wife Deborah (Ruggles) of Jay, Vermont,Linda (Talty) Barboza and her husband Robert of Methuen, MA, Catherine (Talty) Plunkett and her husband Robert of Salem, NH, Michael Talty and his wife Joanne (Taylor) of Methuen, MA, Marianne Talty of Salisbury, MA, Christopher Talty and his wife Debra (Bellefeuille) of Hudson, NH.  Catherine has twelve grandchildren, Gerald B. Talty, II and his wife Melissa (Carberry), Kathleen (Talty) Martino and her husband Rohn, Carole (Barboza) Martin and her husband Kevin, Robert Barboza and his wife Veronica (Smith), Stephen Plunkett and his wife Susan (Healy), Jennifer (Plunkett) Alban and her husband Robert, Atty. Michael Talty, Matthew Talty and his wife Denise  (Barrett), Christopher Shipulski and his wife Linda (Robinson), John Shipulski and his wife Jillian (Spencer), Sarah (Talty) Kuhl and her husband David, Stephanie Talty and her fiancé Brian White.  She has eighteen great-grandchildren. Catherine is also survived by her sister Alice (Fleming) Lessard of New Ipswich, NH. and many nieces and nephews.

Catherine was the grandmother of the late Kristine (Talty) Miller, who died on December 19, 2015 and sister of the late Rita (Fleming) Bowen, who died on May 6, 2017.

We thank Mom and Dad for providing a truly wonderful family life.

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 her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11:30 A.M. followed by committal services at St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Community Hospice House, Attn. Development Office, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

William E. Scagos Print E-mail


William E. Scagos

Member of a well-known Lowell family;

William E. Scagos, 82, of Largo, FL and Barrington, NH, but formerly of Lowell, died Wednesday morning at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, New Hampshire.

He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Howe) Scagos, who survives him, and with whom he would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this Sunday.

Born in Manlius, New York, July 25, 1934, a son of the late Evangelos G. and the late Eugenicoula (Troubataris) Scagos, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1952.

A sales and marketing representative for most of his career, Bill, spent over 25 years with Sager Electronics until his retirement in 1996.

A past member of UCT, Bill had many interests including cooking, gardening, bingo and shopping for collectables, however, his greatest joy was the time he spent with his family.

He was also a kind and thoughtful man who took great happiness out of helping others throughout his life. For those who knew him well he will be deeply missed.

Besides his wife, Bill is survived by three children W. Brian Scagos of Jacksonville, FL, Cheryl Langlois and her husband Michael of Barrington, NH and Neil P. Scagos and his fiancée Stephanie Syllaba of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother George Scagos of Barrington, RI,; a sister Cynthia Natsios of Tyngsborough; four grandchildren David O’Donnell and his wife Julia, Nicole O’Donnell, Christie Lynn Scagos and William B. Scagos, Jr.; step grandchildren Nicole and Robert Langlois; great grandchildren Luke, Sam, Tommy and Courtney; many special nieces and nephews; and his special cousins in the Patsourakos and Mangiavas families.

 Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 9:00 A.M to 12:00 Noon Saturday morning with his Funeral Service to be celebrated at 11:30 A.M. Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Rd., Dover, NH 03820. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 459-8768.     

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