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Juan A. Mangual Print E-mail

Juan A. Mangual

 Juan A. Mangual, 66, of Lowell, died Tuesday evening at Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell with his loving family by his side.
 Born in Camuy, Puerto Rico, September 12, 1949, the son of the late Leoncio Mangual and the late Carmen Rodriguez, he received his education in Puerto Rico.
 Prior to his retirement, Juan was a painter for ANS Realty in Lowell.
 He is survived by his children Juan Bixby, Daniel Bixby both of Florida Carla Mangual and Melissa Mangual both of Lowell; four step children Paul Lessard of Hampton, NH, Nicholas Lessard of Laconia, NH, Jimmy Graham of Lowell and Jessica M. Edwards of Lowell with whom he made his home; and many grandchildren.
 Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. His Funeral and Committal services will be held privately. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.   
Roy C. Silman Print E-mail

Roy C. Silman

Loving husband, father and uncle
 Roy C. Silman, 83, of Westford, a retired Engineer with AT&T, died Saturday morning at Emerson Hospital in Concord surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Shirley E. (Boden) Silman with who he recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on April 13, 2016.
 Born in New York City, New York on March 21, 1933, the son of the late Herman and the late Martha (Boy) Silman, he attended New York public schools and was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School.
 Roy went on to attend City College of New York where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He continued his education by attaining his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston.
 A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.
 In 1995, Roy retired as a Senior Engineer from AT&T in North Andover after over 46 years with the company.
 In addition to a successful professional career, Roy kept quite busy with a wide array of interests. He enjoyed gardening, especially roses, home improvement projects, reading and travelling along the New Hampshire seacoasts on day trips with family and friends.
 An avid New England sports fan, he had a special interest in both the Red Sox and the Patriots.
 However, Roy will best be remembered as a loving husband, a wonderful father and a loyal friend whose family visits and time spent with dear friends will be greatly missed every day.
 Besides his wife Shirley, Roy is survived by a daughter Diane E. King and her husband Mark of Hudson, NH; a son Roy A. Silman and his wife Heather of Concord, NH; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
 Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 2 to 4 P.M. Thursday. Funeral and Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Rd, Wilton, NH 03086. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane - (978 or 866) 458-8768.  
Clifford L. Grant Print E-mail

Clifford L. Grant


Decorated World War II Navy veteran
 Clifford L. Grant, 95, of Lowell, died Wednesday, August 17th at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary T. (White) Grant who died in 2001.
 Born in Boston, Massachusetts, October 26, 1920, a son of the late George and the late Laura (Lewis) Grant, he received his education in the Jamaica Plain school system.
 A proud veteran of World War II, Clifford proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater as a Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class aboard the USS Helena (CL-50) where he participated during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During his 20 year career in the navy, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal (twice), American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
 Following his retirement from the navy, he then went on to enjoy a 30 plus year career as a warehouse worker with the former Purity Supreme in Billerica.
 Among his many activities, Clifford enjoyed building model ships and reading just about anything about the World War II era. He also enjoyed solving word search puzzles and watching football on television, especially the annual Army/Navy game. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 8819 in North Billerica.
 Above all else though, being all about family, he cherished the quality time he was able to spend with his children and grandchildren.
 Clifford is survived by two daughters Nancy Ahlin and her husband Kai of New Durham, NH and Karen A. Woodman and her husband Allen of Lowell; two grandchildren Tyler G. and Kelsey L. Woodman. and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also brother of the late Evelyn Moore, Arlene Grant, Mildred Peterson and Leslie Grant and step-father of the late Allen, David and Robert Hanlon.
 In keeping in accordance with his wishes, there will be 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 National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 0206224. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Mary E. Farley Print E-mail

Mary E. Farley

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend;
 Mary E. (Donnelly) Farley, 88, a member of a well-known Lowell family, died peacefully Thursday morning at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell with her loving family by her side.
She was the wife of the late Leo J. Farley, former mayor of Lowell, who died in 1984.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 12, 1928, the daughter of the late Joseph F. and the late Josephine H. (Connelly) Donnelly, she attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1945. She went on to graduate from Burdett Junior College in Boston.
 Mrs. Farley held various professional positions, most memorably that of medical secretary for Dr. Roger and Dr. Lilly in the Pathology Department at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital.
 An avid reader and talented artist, Mary loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family will never forget her home-cooked meals.  She also loved to maintain volumes of family photo albums while adding her creative touches.
 She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Monaghan, and her husband Brian of Lowell. Three sons, Leo J. Farley, III and his wife, Jean, of Braintree, Michael F. Farley and his wife Marguerite of Lowell and James G. Farley and his partner, Jessica Costantino of Milton. Eight granddaughters: Maghan Monaghan Hickok of Lowell, Jennifer (Monaghan Forever) Broderick of Lowell, Katie Monaghan Crowder of Groveland, Kristin Farley of Lowell, Lisa Shepard of Lowell, Emily McGovern of Dorchester, Sarah Farley of Dorchester and Mary Farley of Lowell; two grandsons Brian Leo Monaghan and Michael Farley, Jr. both of Lowell, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
 She was the sister of Judith Larocque of Lowell, and the late Kathleen F. Donnelly, R.N.
Her family will remember her incomparable resilience, her pride in her family, her appreciation for tradition, and her desire to live life on her own terms. 
 The members of the Farley family would also like to thank the staff at D’Youville Senior Care Center in the Belvidere Lane unit for excellent and compassionate end of life care.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell Boys and Girls Club at Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.       
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