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Peter S. Turcotte Print E-mail

Peter S. Turcotte

Well known local Funeral Director;

Peter S. Turcotte, 76, a licensed Funeral Director in Lowell for over 50 years and a lifelong resident of the Pawtucketville section of the City, died Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Palm Manor in Chelmsford after a brief illness.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 12, 1940, a son of the late Frederick W. and the late Margaret M. (Savage) Turcotte, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of the Lowell Trade school (nka - Greater Lowell Vocational HS).

Peter went on to attend the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston. He then became a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1963.

In career which spanned some 53 years in funeral service, Peter loved his profession and spent the majority of his time with the O’Donnell Funeral Home in Lowell where he was a Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 40 years.

A friendly and kind person, Peter often had a smile on his face and a good sense of humor. He enjoyed the company of others and for those who knew him, they knew him well. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his sister Martha Caulfield and her husband Jim of St. Peter’s Missouri; two brothers Frederick W. Turcotte, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Fountain Valley, CA and John E. Turcotte and his wife Erin of Boxford; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH at 11 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Private Committal Services will be held at a later date. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978) 458-8768.

 
Doris Pratt Print E-mail

Doris R. Pratt

Longtime Lowell resident;
Doris (Remis) Pratt, 89, of Lowell died Saturday December 24, 2016 at Heritage Nursing Care Center in Lowell.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and the late Blanche (Bijol) Remis.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Committal Prayers to be celebrated Friday morning at St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel at 10 o’clock.
E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
David F. Frawley Print E-mail

David F. Frawley


Former owner and operator of Highland Towel Supply;



David F. Frawley, 72, of Lowell but formerly of North Tewksbury, and a member of a well known Lowell family, died Saturday morning at Tufts New England Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was the husband of the late Janet (Phaneuf)  Frawley who died July 1, 2015.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 3, 1944, a son of the late Francis D. and the late Eileen B. (Cox) Frawley, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Academy in 1962. Dave went on to attend Burdett Business School in Boston.

For most of his career David was the owner and operator of the former Highland Towel Supply Company in Lowell as well as Sweaters and Letters and Crescent Linen. More recently, he was a driver for the Lowell Regional Transit Authority Road Runner Service.

Beloved by his many friends, David was generous from his heart, adventurous in his spirit and passionate and philanthropic in supporting a cause very dear to him, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Pan Mass Challenge.

Along with his late wife Janet, he raised funds for the research laboratory of Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson, MD at the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute in Boston. Additionally he frequently donated platelets for 15 years at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, attended numerous Annual Team – 20 Brunches hosted by the Kraft family. David and his late wife established a fundraising team called the Platelet Peddlers and personally led the group during many Pan Mass Challenge 200-mile bike rides from Sturbridge to Provincetown, MA. The Team continues to participate in the PMC race to this day under their new name, Patriot’s Platelet Peddlers.

In addition, David was an outdoorsman who loved to ski, golf, hike and travel. He was a member of an expedition called the “cowboys on Everest” who attempted to get the first American woman to the Summit. Dave spent much of his time pursuing his “non typical” interests, from ice climbing to para-motoring , often appearing overhead and unannounced at family and friends events. 

A former member of Vesper Country Club, he was currently a member of Long Meadow Golf Club.

David is survived by three children Catherine G. McCloy and her husband Jay of Newburyport, Kelly Frawley Gilet of Westford and David F. Frawley, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Defiance, MO; four grandchildren Dylan and Meredith McCloy of Newburyport and Mitchell and Paige Gilet of Westford; three sisters Rita Marion and her husband Barney of Deering, NH, Brenda Kelly, R.N and her husband Gerald of Kittery, ME and  Virginia Langevin and her husband Paul of Beverly Hills, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Frank D. Frawley, Jr.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher for a Memorial Visitation from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday December 27th. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Pan Mass Challenge, PMC 77 4th Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, Attn. 25424-1 or
http://profile.pmc.org/TP0053. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.   

 
Estelle R. O'Meara Print E-mail

 

Estelle R. O’Meara

Beloved mother, grandmother and friend;

Estelle R. (Paquette) O’Meara, 85, a member of a well known Lowell family, died Sunday morning at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late George F. O’Meara, Jr. who died in 1989.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Philip and the late Rita (Landry) Paquette, she attended St. Louis School and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Estelle went on to graduate from hairdressing school and became a professional hairdresser. In addition she served as an Inspector for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Board of Hairdressers.

Later, she transitioned over to U/Mass Lowell where she served as a secretary to the Vice President of Administration and Finance for over 15 years until her retirement.

A communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, Estelle was a former longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Choir who performed in Rome during her tenure.

An amateur painter and artist, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family.
Estelle is survived by two sons Mark S. O’Meara and his wife Donna of Lowell and George F. O’Meara and his wife Mary Jeanne of Vero Beach, FL; a daughter Kathleen Peskovitz and her husband John E. of Dover, NH; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She was the mother of the late Maureen O’Meara and sister of the late Philip Paquette and the late Roland Paquette.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at FLETCHER from 9 to 10 A.M. Thursday morning. Her Funeral Mass will follow at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10:30 A.M. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Bldg. Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
     

 
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