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Marion B. Bergeron Print E-mail

Marion B. Bergeron


Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, cousin and friend;


Marion B. (Walwood) Bergeron, 93, of the Highlands section of the City, passed away on Sunday morning May 3, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Marcel R. Bergeron who died October 29, 2015.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 5, 1926, the daughter of the late Thomas J. and the late Beatrice (Donohoe) Walwood, she was a communicant of St. Margaret of Scotland Church.


Marion attended Lowell schools, was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1944, and was a member of the Girl Officers.  She went on to attend Emerson College in Boston.
Prior to her retirement, Marion served as personal secretary to U.S. Army Colonel Dunn at Fort Devens for several years.


Active with her parish, she was a former Prefect for the St. Margaret’s Ladies Sodality. An expert seamstress, Marion enjoyed knitting, crochet and cross stitch.
Marion loved “Muffy” the Cairn Terrier, was an enthusiastic member of TOPS, worked out regularly at Therafit and never missed the daily Jumble Puzzle.


She is survived by her daughter Bette Ann Callaghan and her husband David of Foxboro; her son Mark T. Bergeron of Vancouver, WA; her loving granddaughter Genevieve M. (Callaghan) Messina and her husband Anthony of Boston; her great-grandson Paul J. Messina; many beloved cousins from the Ouellette, Beakey and Donohoe families; her extended family the Callaghans, Crudups and Messinas; and several dear friends including Louise Osborn, Fran and Eddy Dufromont and Louise Mahoney.

She was also the sister of the late J. Thomas Walwood with whom she shared a love of opera..


Due to the Covid 19 health crisis, federal and state restrictions, all services will be private. Her graveside services were held at St. Patrick Cemetery and her Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.

 
Ramona J. "Mona" Gendron Print E-mail

Ramona J. “Mona” Gendron

Beloved sister, aunt, grandaunt, and friend;



Ramona J. “Mona” Gendron, 64, of Lowell passed away peacefully Tuesday April 21, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Raymond P. and the late Mary C. (Meehan) Gendron, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1974.

Mona was a loving sister with endless energy and an appetite for adventure. Mona brought excitement and joy wherever she went. She loved her family, Walter, her dog Tina Marie and her friends at the Lowell Housing Authority.

She is survived by her brother Raymond P. Gendron and his wife Pamela of Tyngsboro; four sisters Catherine A. “Kitty” Duffey and her husband Brian of Chelmsford, Christine M. Raymond and her husband Michael of Livermore, CA, Jacqueline Taylor and her husband David of Nashua, NH and Josephine G. McCarthy and her husband Christopher of Glastonbury, CT; many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and her longtime companion Walter  Early of Lowell.

In light of the Covid 19 health crisis and federal and state restrictions, a Private Graveside Service was held for her family. A Celebration of Life service will be held for Mona at a later date. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Lowell General Hospital Philanthropy Dept. for the Nurse’s Fund, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) – 458-8768.

 
Eugene F. "Gene" Welch, Jr. Print E-mail

Eugene F. “Gene” Welch, Jr.

 

Retired Lowell school teacher;


Eugene F. “Gene” Welch, Jr., 85, of Lowell, a well-known local educator, passed away Sunday morning at the Palm Center in Chelmsford.
He was the loving husband of the late Claire M. (McGaughey) Welch who died February 2006.


Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, a son of the late Eugene F. and the late Mary A. (McGuire) Welch, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell School in the Class of 1951.
Gene continued his education at Lowell Technological Institute (nka U/Mass Lowell) where he received a Bachelor of Science in Leather Engineering in 1956. He then attained his Master’s in Mathematics from Fitchburg State University in 1965.
A veteran of the Korean War, Gene proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.


Prior to his retirement, Gene was a Lowell school teacher having taught at both the Moody and Sullivan Junior High Schools. In addition, he was a part-time Professor in Continuing Education at U/Mass Lowell.
A devout Catholic, Gene was a daily communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell until his recent illness.
Gene was a Lifetime member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks.


However, the times he cherished most was with his family, especially his grandchildren.


Gene is survived by three children Eugene F. “Gene” Welch and his wife Lauri of Lowell, Bethanne Welch of Lowell and Kevin M. Welch and his wife Jacqui Danis of Westford; four grandchildren Alison Welch Murray and her husband Tyler of Tewksbury, Sarah A. Welch of Gilford, NH, Connor Welch and Dylan Welch both of Westford; and many nieces and nephews.


In light of the Covid 19 health crisis and federal and state restrictions, Gene’s Funeral Services were private with burial at St. Mary Cemetery. His Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell Association for the Blind, 169 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852 or the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL - (978) 458-8768.

 
Patricia A. (Sheedy) Martel Print E-mail

Patricia A. (Sheedy) Martel

Loving mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to all;

Patricia A. (Sheedy) Martel, 72, of Lowell, passed away Saturday April 18, 2020 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

She was the beloved wife of William L. Martel with whom she would have celebrated 53 years of marriage this May.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 6, 1948, a daughter of the late Thomas W. and the late Rose (McCarthy) Sheedy, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Greater Lowell Technical High School.

Pat worked for many years at Circle Home until her retirement in 2016.

Pat was very proud of her Irish heritage and enjoyed celebrating it with her family and friends. She also enjoyed trips to beach with her good friend Sue Gordon.

Kind and generous, Pat’s home was always open to family and friends in need. However, she was most happy when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Pat is survived by a daughter Michelle Callahan and her husband William of Tyngsboro; a son William J. Martel and his wife Gina of Lowell; three grandchildren Joey and Brett Callahan of Tyngsboro and Claire Martel of Lowell; two brothers Robert Sheedy of Dracut and Richard Sheedy of Greensburg, PA; a sister Kathleen Rondeau of Lowell; her sisters-in-law Gail Martel of Dracut, Shirley Ann Kelley of Lowell, Kathy Lyerly and her husband JC of Billerica, Sue Noel and her husband Peter of Dracut and Beverly Martel of Lowell; many nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister of the late Thomas Sheedy who died in 2003.

In light of the Covid 19 crisis and federal and state restrictions, all Funeral Services were private. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Vozzyslegacyforlupus.com. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – 978-458-8768.

 
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