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Doris Marie Hines Print E-mail

Doris Marie Hines

Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother

Doris Marie (Paradis) Hines, 90, a longtime resident of Lowell, then Nashua, New Hampshire and most recently of Tewksbury, MA, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her husband and loving family on Monday December 21, 2020.

She was the beloved wife for 64 years of Harold F. Hines, who survives her.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on June 24, 1930, Doris was the daughter of the late Borromee E. Paradis and the late Louise M. (Soucy) Paradis.

Following her graduation from Saint Joseph’s Girls High School in 1948 and Lowell Commercial College in 1950, she subsequently worked as a general ledger bookkeeper for 1400 Motors of Lowell.  Doris then went on to become a bank teller at First Federal Savings and Loan Association.

Her memberships included the Catholic Daughters of America, Garden Club of Lowell, Ladies Guild of Saint John’s Hospital of Lowell, Guild of the Infant Saviour, and Massachusetts CPA’s Wives Club.  Doris was also a former volunteer at Saint John’s Hospital for a number of years. Her leisure activities included golf and bowling as a member of Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts and Abenaqui Country Club in Rye Beach, New Hampshire.  She was also an avid reader.

She attended and was a daily communicant of Saint Joseph the Worker Church in Nashua and a longtime parishioner of St. Margaret’s Church in Lowell.

Besides her husband she is survived by four children, a daughter, Louise Hines-Ike and her husband, Richard J. Ike, Jr. of Littleton, Colorado, a son, James Hines of Chicago, Illinois, a daughter, Constance McCarthy and her husband, Timothy McCarthy of Leawood, Kansas, and a son, Daniel Hines and his wife, Elizabeth Hines of Lowell, Massachusetts.

She also leaves behind nine grandchildren Ian Hines-Ike, Brendan Hines-Ike, Kira Hines-Ike, Ryan McCarthy and wife, Sara McCarthy, Devin McCarthy and wife, Katie McCarthy, Molly Bressler and husband, Kai Bressler, Shawn Hines, Samuel Hines, Daniel Hines and two great grandchildren, Pierce McCarthy and Hadley McCarthy.

Other survivors include a sister, Priscilla Dragon, and a sister, Irene Boucher and her husband, Roger Boucher and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Father Roger Paradis, O.M.I, a sister, Laurette Wagner and her husband, Edward Wagner, a brother Arthur Paradis and his wife Phyllis Paradis, a brother, Roland Paradis, a sister, Therese Lewis and her husband, James Lewis, and a brother-in-law, Paul Dragon.

The family would also like to thank the Visiting Angels of Chelmsford, Massachusetts for their exceptional care over the past two years.

Due to gathering restrictions, all Funeral Services were held privately for the family followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date. E-condolences at Those wishing may make donations in her memory to the American Stroke Association, 300 5th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 458-8768.

Joyce Ann Monteiro Print E-mail

Joyce Ann Monteiro

Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister;

Joyce Ann (McLeod) Monteiro, 79, of Dracut, Massachusetts, passed away Wednesday December 16, 2020 at Tufts New England Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 19, 1941, a daughter of the late John V. and the late Cecile (Frechette) McLeod, she attended St. Patrick Grammar school and was a graduate of Keith Hall.

Joyce enjoyed cooking and gardening but her greatest joy was when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Prior to her retirement, Joyce was a social worker with Lakeview Care Center in Delray Beach, FL.

She is survived by four children Sharon L. Baroni and her husband Brian of Billerica, Karen A. McNulty of Dracut, Michael J. Monteiro and his wife Lisa J. of Dracut and Dawna L. Monteiro of Hudson, NH; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two sisters Brenda Chapman of Wilton, NH and Kathleen Tariff of Coconut Beach, FL; many nieces and nephews; and her loving dog "Pup".

She was also the sister of the late John McLeod and life lifelong companion of the late Ferdinand Iacone.

Due to gathering restrictions, all Funeral Services were held privately for the family followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL - MA - (978) 458-8768.    


Romona Arteaga Print E-mail


Ramona (Oquendo) Arteaga


Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend;


Ramona (Oquendo) Arteaga, 87, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at her home December 7th 2020.


She was the wife of Juan Arteaga, who survives her.


Born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, August 26, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Arturo Oquendo and the late Leonor Serrano.


Prior to her retirement, Ramona was a food processor for the former Commodore Foods in Lowell.


She is survived by three children Hector Velasquez of Lowell, Nilsa Rodriguez of Waterbury, CT and Sonia Nieves of Lowell; many grandchildren and many great grandchildren; three siblings Elba Lopez of Lowell, Efrian Oquendo of Lawrence, Ma and Panchita Oquendo of Philadelphia, Pa.


Ramona was also the mother of the late Daisy Velazquez, the late Luis Nieves and the late Jose Nieves.


Due to gathering restrictions all funeral services were held privately for the family. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at a later date when it is safe to gather. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL, MA - (978) 458-8768. 


Edward J. Crane Print E-mail

Edward J. Crane, Jr.
Beloved husband, father and brother;


Attorney Edward  J. “Ted” Crane, Jr. , 84, of Hollis NH, died Friday afternoon, December 11, 2020, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center following a brief illness. He was the husband of Ruth (McCaughey) (Garner) Crane of Hollis, NH, who survives him.


Ted was loving, generous and compassionate, devoted to his family and a true friend to those who knew him well, He will be dearly missed by us all.

Born in Holden, MA, January 17, 1936, the son of the late Edward J. Crane, MD and the late Louise E. (Dumont) Crane, he was raised in Holden and Rye Beach, NH.

He attended The Rice Elementary School in Holden, then graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, MA in the Class of 1954. In 1958 he graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a BS in Economics,

In 1959, he graduated from the US Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in New London, CT and was commissioned as an Ensign. He was the assigned to several duty stations among them as a member of the flight crew on the International Ice Patrol out of Argentia, Newfoundland. He remained a member of the US Coast Guard Reserve until 1976, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

In 1962 Ted enrolled at the Boston University, School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 1965.

He then joined the Legal Department at State Mutual Life Insurance Company in Worcester, MA focusing on business and finance law. In 1972, Ted joined John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance in Boston, MA. His specialty was in the fields of Banking and Investments. He retired in 2001 as Senior Vice President and Counsel Investment Law Division. Ted was appointed to the Board of Directors of First Signature Bank and Trust in Portsmouth, NH.

Besides his wife , he is survived by a son Edward J. Crane, III, and his wife Yuko (Takahashi) of Arlington; two sisters Mary Louise Keenan (James) of Lowell, and Helen E. VanSon of Huntingtown, MD; a brother John W. Crane (Patricia O’Donnell) of Mt Pleasant, SC and Rye Beach, NH; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother-in-law of the late L. George VanSon.

In keeping with his request and also Covid -19 restrictions, services and a Celebration of His Life will held at a later date. Those wishing may make a contribution in his memory to the NHSPCA, PO Box 196, 104 Portsmouth Ave. Stratham, NH 03885 or to AFTD, 2700 Horizon Drive Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA 19406. E-condolences may be made to  Arrangements  by James. F. O’Donnell, Jr. of the O’Donnell Funeral  Home



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