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George R. Osborn, Jr. Print E-mail



George R. Osborn Jr.


Well Known Lowell Family

George Raymond Osborn, 92, a Lowell resident died Monday November 22, 2016 with his loving family by his side.

He was the beloved husband of Louise J. (Leonard) Osborn who survives him and with whom they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 30, 2016.

A lifelong resident of Lowell, he was the son of the late George R. and the late Helen F. (Dowd) Osborn.  He was born on September 24, 1924 and was educated in the Lowell school system and a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1942.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 during World War II serving with the medical corps as a Navy Corpsman with duties at Naval Hospitals in Jacksonville, FL, Beaufort, SC and the Naval Hospital in Hawaii.  He was honorably discharged as Pharmacist Mate, First Class in 1946.

For 44 years he worked in the travel industry and retired as President of University Travel Company (UTRAV) in Cambridge MA.  George was the past president of the New England Travel Club of Boston, past President of the Holy Name Society of St. Margaret Parish, and a 50 year member and former Vice President of St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Margaret Parish.

George was a daily communicant at St. Margaret Church and was also a former Eucharist Minister and Lector.

He previously held membership at Long Meadow Golf Club and later enjoyed his Tuesday morning coffee with his golfing friends. He and Louise enjoyed travelling around the world and spent 20 winters in Venice Florida. George also loved his summer trips to his son’s home on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Besides his beloved Louise, George is survived by three sons, Stephen and his wife Paula of Lowell, MA, Michael and his wife Janet of Shrewsbury, MA, and John and his wife Kathy of North Chelmsford, MA, ten grandchildren, Cara Wry and her husband Daniel, Keith, Christopher and his wife Ashley, Sergeant Brent Osborn of the Unites States Marine Corp., Timothy and his wife Kaila, Brian, Nathan, Julia and her fiancé Benjamin Spence, Amanda and Jenna. Three great grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, and Addison Osborn, all of whom he loved dearly.

George was the father of the late David F. Osborn who died on September 30, 2016 and the brother of the late Jacqueline Osborn.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in George’s memory to the St. Margaret Church Renewal and Renovation Fund, 374 Stevens Street, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.



Maurice R. McNulty Print E-mail

Maurice R. McNulty

Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather
 Maurice R. McNulty, 86, of Lowell, died Sunday November 20th at Lowell General Hospital – Saints Campus. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Dickey)(Hitchcock)  McNulty. Previously, he was formerly married to the late Catherine T. (Beauregard) McNulty.
 Born in Boston, Massachusetts, September 30, 1930, the son of the late Robert L. and the late Lydia (St. Gelais) McNulty, he received his education at the Franco American School.
 Maurice was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict.
 Before retiring, he was employed as a sheet metal fabricator with Edward Kelly Sheet Metal, Inc. in Lowell for over 25 years. In addition, he was a professional musician playing both the accordion and keyboard at several area restaurants and clubs.
 Among his many interests, Maurice loved music and music technology. However his greatest joy was time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 Maurice is survived by five daughters Kathleen Hayes and her husband Wayne of Lawrence, MA, Eileen Hall and her husband Charles of St. Petersburg, FL, Maureen Lambert of Dracut, MA, Colleen Desrochers and her husband Michael “Leo” of Dorchester, MA and Christine McNulty and her companion James Hurley of Lowell, MA; a son Michael McNulty and his wife Elaine of Dracut, MA; seventeen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
 He was also father of the late Francine Gagnon and brother of the late Gerald Tierney, the late Fernand McNulty and the late Norman “Roger” McNulty.
 The McNulty family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff at Palm Manor in Chelmsford for the care, concern and compassion that was given to their father in his time of need.
 There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Committal Service Friday morning at ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY CHAPEL in Chelmsford at 11 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, 280 Merrimack St., Suite 400, Lawrence, MA, 01843. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Eloise Johnson Print E-mail

Eloise (Richardson) Johnson

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt
 Eloise (Richardson) Johnson, 75, of Lowell, died Saturday, November 19th at Northwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Lowell.
 Born in Sylvester, Georgia, April 12, 1941, a daughter of the late Lonnie Parker and the late Gladys (Richardson) Parker, she received her education in the Sylvester school system. She then relocated to Lowell, Massachusetts in 1956.
 Before retiring, Eloise was employed as an assembler with Raytheon Corporation in South Lowell for many years. Previously, she worked in the same capacity at Wang Laboratories in Tewksbury.
 She loved her church and God and was a member of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lowell.
 Among her many interests, Eloise was very active with her church where she was a choir member, served as a trustee and steward and was president of the usher board. She loved cooking, dancing, gospel music and frequenting the former Rockingham Park in Salem, NH. She was also an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. Above all else though, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 Eloise is survived by two daughters Pamela G. Kitchen of Lowell, MA and Sandra Y. Henderson of Pepperell, MA; five grandchildren Teleshi Richardson, Ontaya Lewis and her husband Timothy, Joshua Richardson, Apollonia Kitchen and Alan Henderson; two great-grandchildren Eric Parson, Jr. U.S.N. and Kayliani Henderson; two sisters Evangelist Catherine Parker-Clinton  and Mae Grace Hope and her husband Charles all of Sylvester, GA; six brothers Charles W Parker and his wife Tiana of Hayward, CA, Elder Raymond Parker and his wife Mary of Richland, GA, Deacon Tommy Lee Parker and his wife Savannah of Leesburg, GA, Reverend Lonnie Parker III and his wife Juliette of Albany, GA, Reverend Vance Parker and his wife Earnestine of Hayward, CA and Reverend Michael Parker and his wife Iris of Albany, GA; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was also sister of the late Willie James Parker.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. WEDNESDAY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be celebrated FRIDAY morning at the BETHEL AME CHURCH, 75 Grand St. in Lowell at 11 o'clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472 or Bethel AME Church, 75 Grand St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.    
Mary Frances Donovan Print E-mail

Mary Frances Donovan

“Auntie”, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend;
    Mary Frances “MFD” Donovan, 39, a member of a well known Lowell family, died unexpectedly Monday morning at Lowell General Hospital with her loving family by her side.
    Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 10, 1977, the loving daughter of Brian J. and Ann T. (McKiernan) Donovan, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro with the Class of 1995.
    Mary went on to graduate from U/Mass Lowell in 2000 with a BA in Liberal Arts.
    Currently a procurement coordinator with the Massachusetts Trial Court in Boston, she previously worked in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in Lowell.
    An avid Red Sox, Patriots and UML Riverhawk’s hockey fan, Mary enjoyed trips to the beach and Foxwoods.
    However what brought Mary the most joy was being with her family, especially her nieces, nephews and cousins.
    A sparkle of joy and humor in any room she entered, Mary will be deeply missed by those who knew her best.
    Besides her parents, she is survived by her three brothers Brian J. Donovan, Jr. and his wife Sarah and their two children Emily I. Donovan and Brian J. Donovan, III, Patrick W. Donovan and his wife Holly and their three children Finn P. Donovan, Declan T. Donovan and Delaney N. Donovan and John R. Donovan and his wife Jennifer all of Lowell; many aunts, uncles, cousins including her dear cousin Kelly Ann Nangle of Lowell; and her dear friend Anthony DiSessa of Malden.
    Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276  PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by her burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Margaret Church, 374 Stevens St., Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.    
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