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Arthur Philip Gallagher Print E-mail

Arthur Philip Gallagher, C.P.A.

Member of a well-known Greater Lowell family;


 
Arthur Philip Gallagher, C.P.A., 62, of Edgartown, Massachusetts, but formerly of Lowell, died Monday June 13th 2016, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.
 
He was the beloved husband of Vera A. (Quinlan) Gallagher, with whom he just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on October 11, 2015.
 
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 2, 1954, the son of the late Charles A. and the late Elizabeth A. (Barrows) Gallagher, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1972.
 
Arthur went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University in 1976. He later attained his Masters in Accounting, also from Suffolk.
 
He began his career as an auditor with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and in 1981 he proudly passed the Massachusetts CPA exam.
 
Currently, Arthur was the Town Accountant for Oak Bluffs, MA on Martha’s Vineyard. Previously, he was the town accountant for the communities of Bedford, Framingham, Wilmington and Weymouth.
 
In addition, he served as the Auditor for the City of Lowell from 2001 to 2003.
 
A true family man, Arthur most enjoyed time spent with them . He loved movie classics ,music and historical documentaries and was a member of the Suffolk University Alumni Association.
Besides his wife, Arthur is survived by two sons Brice T. Gallagher of Lowell and Shane Q. Gallagher and his wife Shelagh (Walsh) of Tewksbury; three sisters Mary E. Lukas of Chelmsford, Margaret A. Dorr of Lowell and Anne C. Gallagher of Chelmsford; a brother Charles F. Gallagher of Chelmsford; two aunts Effie (Bikos) Barrows of Methuen and Margaret (Barrows) Flannery of Wellesley; an uncle Leo Foley of Lowell; his in laws Mary Margaret Ahearn of Dracut, Rosemary B. Brewster and husband Bruce of Lowell, Katherine W. Breen of Lowell, Kerry A. Deveau and her husband Jeffrey of Lawrence, Francis X Quinlan, Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Lowell, Michael H.W. Quinlan and his wife Deborah of Bedford, NH and Patrick T. Quinlan of Lowell ; and many nieces, grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law Vera (Cadigan) and Francis X. Quinlan Sr., a brother-in-law David “Nip” Ahearn and sister-in-law Laurie E. Quinlan.
 
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Monastery of the Monastery of Saint Clare, 455 River Rd., Andover, MA 01810. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768        

 

 

 

 

 

     

 
Shirley L Doulames Print E-mail

 

Shirley L. Doulames 

 
Beloved wife and mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend;

 
Shirley L. (Miller) Doulames, 86, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died Sunday June 12th at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.
 
She was the wife of the late John Doulames who died March 25, 1997.
 
Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on June 24, 1929, the daughter of the late Ellswood and the late Margaret (Brown) Miller, she attended Chelmsford Schools and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School.
 
Shirley spent her life working side by side with her beloved husband John in their family owned businesses, The Three Copper and Jon-Lames Real Estate.  While residing in Florida she worked as a real estate agent, and in her later years working in the assisted living business with her daughter Pamela.

Shirley was an amazing wife and mother who always put her family first.  A friend to many, she will be deeply missed by all of those who had the opportunity to know her.
 
She is survived by two daughters Pamela Tatro and her husband William of St. Petersburg, FL and Johannah “Jodie” Doulames and her fiancé Gerard Beausoleil of Lowell; a son Stephen John Doulames and his wife Casey of St. Petersburg, FL; four grandchildren William Tatro, Jr. and his wife Marie and Ryan John Tatro and his wife Carrie all of St. Petersburg, FL, Katrina Doulames and Juan Cintron of Lowell and Devyn Doulames of St. Petersburg, FL; two great grandchildren Lexiana Cintron and Ecko Tatro ; two sisters Lorraine Gregoire and her husband George of Chelmsford, and Naples, FL and Arline Palmer of Chelmsford; two brothers Forrest Miller of Chelmsford and Lawrence Miller and his wife Nancy of Cape Cod and Naples, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service Friday afternoon at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY in Lowell at 12:30 P.M. Burial will follow at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to THE HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01852.  Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978 or 866) 458-8768. 
 

 
James D. Sullivan Print E-mail

James D. Sullivan

Loving father, grandfather, brother and friend;

James D. Sullivan, 73, of Chelmsford, a well-known former local businessman, died Saturday June 11th at the Palm Center in Chelmsford.

Born June 24, 1942, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of the late Dr. John A. and the late A. Agnes (Dillon) Sullivan, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1961.

He went on to graduate from the College of Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1965.

Jim was the owner and operator of Handi-van/Care Ambulance, as well as the former Dillon’s Cleaners in Lowell. Prior to his retirement, he was the Transit Manager for First Transit in Toledo, OH.

A member of the Chelmsford Senior Center and the Holy Cross Alumni Association, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing and was an ardent fan of the band U2 and an ice cream connoisseur.

Jim is survived by a daughter Meg Sullivan Staknis and her husband David of Bedford; three sons John D. Sullivan, a Lt. with the Lowell Fire Dept., and his wife Mary Jo of Chelmsford, James C. “Jay” Sullivan of Chelsea, and Paul V. Sullivan of Chapel Hill, NC; three grandchildren James Staknis, Grace Sullivan and Owen Sullivan; a sister Carol Spong and her husband Frederick of LaJolla, CA; and several nieces and nephews.He was also the brother of the late John A. Sullivan, Jr.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at the Immaculate Conception Church at 10 o’clock. Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Pauline J. Coyle Print E-mail

 

Pauline J. Coyle

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister;

Pauline J. (Champlin) Coyle, 80, a resident of the Highlands section of the City, died Monday morning at her home with her loving family by her side.

She was the wife of the late James P. Coyle, Jr. who died in 1997.

Born in Billerica, Massachusetts, April 12, 1936, the daughter of the late Bertram and the late Doris (Fairbrother) Champlin, she received her education in the Lowell school system.

Prior to her retirement, Pauline was a sales clerk at the Hallmark Store in Chelmsford, where she worked for several years.

In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed gardening in her yard, it brought her great joy.

Pauline is survived by her daughter Tracey J. Coyle of Lowell; two sons James P. Coyle, III of Woonsocket, RI and Darren and his wife Karen of Columbia, CT; six grandchildren Chelsi Hanley and her husband Craig of Dracut, Sharron Coyle and Greg Dagnese of Milford, Stephanie Coyle of Milford, Bryce, Catherine and Carrie Coyle all of Columbia, CT; a great grandson Mason Dagnese; two sisters Ruth Davey and her husband Thomas of Dracut and Shirley Costa of Lowell; a brother Robert Champlin and his wife Diane of Dover, NH; and many nieces and nephews.

She was the grandmother of the late Ian Coyle; and sister of the late Richard Champlin, the late Thelma Brown, the late Dorothy Conley and the late Doris Mae Drummond.

The Coyle family would like to express their deep appreciation and thanks to staff of the Merrimack Valley Hospice for their kind and considerate care which was extended to their mother.

 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. Her Funeral Service will be held Thursday morning at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.     
 
    

 
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