Obituaries Notices
Frances I. Tully Print E-mail

Frances I. Tully

  Frances I. (Maguire) Tully, 90, of Ayer, formerly of Pelham N.H., Salisbury and Haverhill died Wednesday, October 5th at Apple Valley Center in Ayer.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 10, 1925, the daughter of the late Hugh and the late Frances (Fogarty) Maguire, she attended Pelham New Hampshire elementary schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1942.
 Before retiring, Frances was employed as a Home Health Aide with Home Health Visiting Nurse Incorporated.
 Among her many interests were cooking, shopping and bingo.
 Frances is survived by a son Donald J. Tully of Ayer, a niece Jeanette L’Heureux and her family of Dracut
 She was also sister of the late Harriet (Maguire) Coulliard, Frederick J. Maguire and Paul Maguire.  
 In keeping with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and Funeral and Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences at In lieu flowers, those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Angel L. Figueroa Print E-mail

Angel L. Figueroa

Retired mechanic for Police and Fire Dept. City of Lowell

Angel L. Figueroa, 64, of Lowell, died Tuesday October 4, 2016 at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, December 30, 1951, the son of the late Gerberto Figueroa Santana and the late Natividad Ortiz, he received his primary education in Puerto Rico.

After moving to the United States, he continued his education at U/Mass Lowell.

Angel was a proud member of the U.S. National Guard having served from 1977 to 1984.

For over 17 years, Angel worked as a mechanic for first the Lowell Fire Department and then the Lowell Police Department until his retirement in 2015.

Previously, he was employed by Wang Labs for several years.

An avid runner, he was a longtime member of the Lowell Road Runners Club.

Angel is survived by his son Alexander Figueroa of Lowell; a daughter Christina Dennis of Massachusetts; and several grandchildren, brothers and sisters.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher on Thursday October 13, 2016 from 12 to 1:30 P.M. Committal Services will be private. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – (978 or 866) 458-8768.

James B. "Jimmy" Prescott Print E-mail


James B. “Jimmy” Prescott

 WW II U.S. Marine Veteran
 James B. “Jimmy” Prescott, 94, of Lowell, died Sunday, October 2nd at the Genesis Westford House in Westford.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 21, 1922, a son of the late William M. and the late Mary E. (Mullen) Prescott, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1941.
 A veteran of World War II, Jimmy proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Corporal with L Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines.
 Before retiring, he was employed as a truck driver for the Courier Citizen Company in Lowell for over 39 years.
 Among his many activities, Jimmy loved golfing and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Golf Club in Lowell. He also enjoyed playing cards, following horse racing at Rockingham Park and Saratoga and was an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Patriots and Red Sox. He was a member of the 1st Marines Division Association and a life member of the BPOE #87 Lowell Lodge of Elks.
 Jimmy is survived by two sisters Dorothy A. Cleary of Tampa, FL and Martha E. Hickey of Chelmsford, MA; a sister-in-law Rosemarie Prescott of Nashua, NH; and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also brother of the late M. Rita Leary, William M. Prescott, Jr. and John F. Prescott and brother-in-law of the late William F. Leary, John J. Hickey and Edward D. Cleary.
 Jimmy’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the profound compassionate and loving care and comfort demonstrated by the staff at Genesis Westford House.
 Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. Wednesday morning. His Funeral Mass will follow at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Genesis Westford House, Resident Activities Fund, 3 Park Drive, Westford, MA 01886. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.


Virginia M. O'Donnell, R.N. Print E-mail

Virginia M. O’Donnell, R.N.

Loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and nurse
      Virginia M. “Gini” (Roper) O’Donnell, R.N. 63 of Lowell, died Sunday, October 2nd, at Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus with her loving family by her side, following a courageous battle with cancer.
      Gini was the loving wife of Mark S. O’Donnell who survives her and with whom she celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on August 21st of this year.
      Born in Tewksbury, MA, January 21, 1953, daughter of the late Albert and the late Mary (Donnelly) Roper.  Gini attended Tewksbury schools and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from Lowell State College (NKA U/Mass Lowell) in 1975.  Gini received her Master’s Degree from Cambridge College in 2013.
      Gini began her nursing career with the Lowell Visiting Nurses Association. She worked full time and on a per diem basis at St. John’s Hospital (now known as Lowell General Hospital) for 30 years.  She later became a school nurse in the Billerica Public Schools and worked there for 19 years. 
      She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell.
      Gini enjoyed watching and cheering for her three sons who participated in soccer, basketball and baseball. Although she enjoyed all three sports, baseball was her first love and the Red Sox were her favorite team. Gini enjoyed vacationing at Seabrook Beach in NH, cruising with her sister, Karen, and visiting Disneyworld in Florida with her family.  She was an avid shopper with a keen eye for a bargain.
      At a professional level, Gini was passionate about providing quality healthcare services to students at the Parker and Vining Schools in Billerica. She published a healthcare manual for the teaching staff and provided one-on-one assistance to parents.
      Gini was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  Her laughter and sense of humor will be missed by all who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing her.  Gini was truly, “one of a kind”.
      In addition to her husband, Mark, Gini is survived by her three sons, Christopher and his wife Deborah O’Donnell of Atlanta, GA, John O’Donnell of Lowell, and Michael “Mikey” O’Donnell of Lowell; a sister, Karen Pringle, of Dracut; a brother, Albert “Skip” Roper and his wife Cindy of Westford; two grandchildren, Ryan and Claire O’Donnell; a mother-in-law, Ann M. O’Donnell; a brother-in-law, Thomas J. O’Donnell and his wife Gail; two sisters-in-law, Deborah A. McLaughlin and her husband Thomas, and Pamela A. Barry and her husband Kevin; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
      Gini’s family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at Lowell General Hospital, at both the Main and Saints Campuses, for their warm and compassionate care during this difficult time.
      Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock and her burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society of Greater Lowell, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 
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