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Leo J. McCaffrey Print E-mail


Leo J. McCaffrey


Proud member of U.S Navy, Veteran WW II and Korean War


Leo J. McCaffrey, 89, of Chelmsford, died Monday afternoon at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of the late Frances M. (Adams) McCaffrey who died April 19, 2004.

 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 28, 1927,  Leo attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

 Leo joined the Navy at a young age and proudly served his country during two wars, World War II and the Korean Conflict. Upon completion of two tours which saw him serve as a Naval Aviation Patrol Bomber with Air Squadron VPB127, he left the Navy as a First Class Petty Officer.

 Upon returning from the War, Leo worked at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford for over 30 years as a Radar Systems Foreman in the Avionics Department. He later worked for BTU Systems in Billerica as an electrical engineer until his retirement.

 Leo was a member of the VFW Walker Rogers Post 662 in Lowell and also the American Legion Post 366 in East Chelmsford.

 He also enjoyed fishing on Lake Winnisquam and traveling along the seacoast of New England, especially Kennebunkport.

 However, what brought him the most joy was the time he spent with family, especially his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. These were the moments he treasured the most.

 Leo is survived by two daughters Pamela J. Zupkosky and her husband Larry M. of Westford and Sharon A. Ryan and her husband Richard T. Jr. of Chelmsford; six grandchildren Erica McNamara and her husband Brad of Fitchburg, Jennifer Petzke and her husband Christopher of  South Bend, IN, Michael Zupkosky and his wife Melissa of Merrimack, NH, Kaitlin Couture and her husband Jonathan of Chelmsford, Daniel Ryan and his wife Lauren of Reading and Meghan Ryan of Chelmsford; five great grandchildren Kyleigh, Aiden, Olivia, Zachary and Jack.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friend are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated FRIDAY MORNING at ST. MARY CHURCH in CHELMSFORD at 9 o’clock followed by committal prayers at St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to VNA Care Network, 254 Second Ave., Suite 200, Needham, MA 02494. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. And John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.



Lisa Rose Beausoleil Print E-mail


Lisa Rose Beausoleil

Beloved daughter, sister and friend;

Lisa Rose Beausoleil, 44, of Lowell, formerly of Nashua and Dracut, died Monday November 21, 2016, from an extended illness.

Born in Shelton, Connecticut, September 28, 1972, the daughter of the late Joseph A. and the late Kathleen (Mahoney) Beausoleil, she attended Dracut Schools and later graduated from Lowell High School.

Lisa was very athletic in her younger years and was a first baseman for the Dracut Reds and made the All Star team many times. When she was not playing baseball, she loved fishing with her Dad at Lake Masecuppic in ….. where she caught many bass.

Prior to her illness, Lisa worked as a waitress at the Pheasant Lane Mall for several years.

Lisa is survived by a brother Joseph A. Beausoleil, Jr. and his partner Lisa Giannotti of Lowell; a sister Dawn Beausoleil of  Lowell; three children whom she helped raise as if they were her own, Jorden Eldridge, Kelly Eldridge and Laurie Eldridge all of Nashua, NH; and her best friend Caroline Gjesdal of Lowell.

She was also the step sister of the late Robert Beausoleil and the late Debbie Beausoleil.

She also leaves many, many friends and family and will be missed deeply by all.

Lisa will be remembered as part of the Sunday Mass on January 8, 2017 at ST. RITA CHURCH in Lowell at 5 o’clock. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Patricia A. Coleman, "Patti" Print E-mail

Patricia A. Coleman, "Patti"

 Longtime Lowellian and cashier at Market Basket in Chelmsford;
 Patricia A. (McMillan) Coleman, 71, recently of North Chelmsford, lifelong resident of Lowell, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of Andre J. “Andy” Coleman with whom she recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on August 2, 2016.
  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 5, 1945, the daughter of the late Warrant Officer William L. McMillan, killed in action during the Korean War, and the late Elizabeth (Garland) McMillan, who passed in 1998. 
 Patti attended St. Margaret’s School and was a graduate of Keith Hall in the Class of 1963.  She went on to earn her degree from Aquinas College in Newton, MA.
  Prior to her retirement, Patti was a cashier at Market Basket in Chelmsford for many years and known fondly by her co-workers and customers as "the mayor of the area."  Patti was well known for her sunny personality and infectious smile which brought joy to everyone.  She will be deeply missed by those who knew her.
 An avid reader, Patti also loved shopping and travelling. However, her true passion was spending time with her family especially her six grandchildren.
  Besides her husband, she is survived by her two daughters June Coleman – Menezes and her husband Colin of Pepperell and Julie O’Malley and her husband Stephen of Tyngsborough; six grandchildren Eiley O’Malley, Shannah O’Malley, Maya Menezes, Miles Menezes, Blake Menezes and Lucia Menezes; her sister Mary L. McGuirk of Prince Edward Island, Canada; several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10 o’clock (Please Meet at Church) followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing to make contributions in her memory may make them to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley.   Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Leonard W. "Lenny" Civetti Print E-mail

Leonard W. “Lenny” Civetti

Well known motorcycle enthusiast;
 Leonard W. “Lenny” Civetti, 60, of Chelmsford but formerly of Waltham died Saturday morning at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. He was the longtime beloved life partner of Lorraine R. Westerdale, who survives him. 
 Born in Waltham, Massachusetts, July 13, 1956, the son of the late John and the late Mary (Rambello) Civetti, he received his education in the Waltham school system.
 Prior to his retirement, Lenny worked for the City of Waltham Water Department for many years.
 Among his many interest, Lenny enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his friends.
 However, his greatest joy was the time he spent with his children, stepchildren and grandchildren.
 Besides his life partner Lorraine, Lenny is survived by his daughter Stacey Civetti of Waltham; his son Jason Civetti of Waltham; two step children Kingsley Dristiliaris and her husband Daniel of Dracut and Alden Westerdale of Lincoln Park, MI; four grandchildren Leah, Quinton, Theodore and Alice; a brother John Civetti of FL; a nephew John Paul Civetti of New Bedford, MA; many cousins and his loyal dog Sheba.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELLFUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell for a Memorial Visitation from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
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