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John P. "Jack" McDermott Print E-mail

John P. “Jack” McDermott

 
Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend
 
 John P. “Jack” McDermott, 76, of Lowell, died Sunday, March27th at Wingate at Lowell with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Martha A. “Cookie” (McNulty) McDermott who survives him and with whom he celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on September 14, 2015.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 3, 1939, the son of the late John T. and the late Mary V. (Fitzsimmons) McDermott, he attended the Immaculate Conception School and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1958.
 A veteran during the Vietnam Conflict, Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
 Before retiring, Jack was employed as an electrician at the Edith Nourse Rogers V.A. Hospital in Bedford for over 15 years. Previously, he worked also as an electrician for the City of Lowell,
 Among his many interests, Jack enjoyed fishing and was an avid Red Sox, Patriots and Boston College football fan.
 In addition to his wife Cookie, Jack is survived by two sons Daniel P. McDermott and his wife Jean of Tewksbury, MA and John F. McDermott of Lowell; two grandsons Liam and Brady McDermott of Tewksbury, MA; a sister Geraldine Regan of Wellington, FL; a sister-in-law Colleen Denommee and her husband Bill of Hudson, NH; a brother-in-law Kevin McNulty and his wife Dawn of Salem, NH; his lifelong friends Bernie Cassidy and Nancy Cunha; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 He was also brother of the late Doris Fallon and brother-in-law of the late Robert Regan.
 The family would like to thank the staff at Wingate Nursing Home in Belvedere, especially his good friend Jack.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 4 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11:30 o'clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Building 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.
 
Robert D. Rheaume, Sr. Print E-mail

Robert D. Rheaume, Sr.

 
Korean War Veteran, of Dracut, 86
 
 Robert D. Rheaume, Sr., 86, of Dracut, died Thursday, March 24th at Lowell General Hospital – Main Campus with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Geraldine T. “Gerry” (O’Leary) Rheaume who survives him.
 Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, October 13, 1929, a son of the late Ernest J. and the late Eva J. (David) Rheaume, he received his education in the Haverhill school system.
 A proud veteran of the Korean War, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army on June 6, 1951 and completed his Basic Training at Camp Chaffe in Arkansas. He was then assigned to Iwo Jima where he underwent additional training before being shipped to Korea where he served for 1 ½ years until his Honorable Discharge. While in the army, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.
 Before retiring, Bob was employed as a baker with Market Basket in Tewksbury for over 15 years. Previously, he was the chef at the former Beacon Crest Nursing Home in Lowell and Whittier Nursing Home in Haverhill. He also worked as a manager for Grad’s Specialty Shop in Haverhill.
 Among his many interests, he enjoyed cooking, bowling and being the sports enthusiast that he was; he was a former Coach with the St. Joseph Little League in Haverhill. He was also an avid Red Sox fan. He was a member of the Rotary Club in Lowell, the VFW Post 662 in Lowell and a past commander of the Franco American War Veterans Post 4 of Lowell.
 In addition to his wife Gerry, Bob is survived by a daughter Susan T. Souther of Salisbury, MA; two grandchildren Christopher D. Curley and his wife Erin of Salisbury, MA and Tammy A. Curley and her fiancé Robert Peterson of Newburyport, MA; four great-grandchildren; two brothers Nelson J. Rheaume and his wife Jean of Sandown, NH and Thomas L. Rheaume and his wife Melanie of Louisville, KY; and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also father of the late Robert D. Rheaume, Jr. and brother of the late Edmund, Leo, Donat, Louis, Wilfred, Ernest, Leon and Albert Rheaume and the late Eva York.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell, from 4 to 8 P.M. on Monday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. MARGUERITE D’YOUVILLE PARISH in Dracut at 9 o'clock. Burial in Lowell Cemetery. E-condolences/directions atwww.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Franco American War Veterans Post 4, P.O. Box 304, Lowell, MA 01853. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
Manuel C. Pacheco Print E-mail

 

Manuel C. Pacheco

Respected Lowell businessman;

Manuel C. Pacheco, 80, of Lowell, member of a well-known Lowell family, died Sunday afternoon at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness.

The widow of the late Judith A. (Moriarty) Pacheco, who died in 2001, he was the husband of Sheila (Gath) (Callery) Pacheco of Lowell, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 28, 1935, the son of the late Manuel J. Pacheco and the late Mary (Andrews) Pacheco, he received his education in the Lowell School system.

Manny proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. National Guard.

Prior to his retirement, he was the Vice President and General Manager of Saab Realty Corp where he worked for over 50 years.

Manny loved visiting Lake Winnipesaukee in NH where he enjoyed boating, fishing, skiing and spending time with his loving family. An avid shooter, he was a Lifetime member and former Treasurer of the Lowell Sportsmen’s Club.

Besides his wife, Manny is survived by two daughters Suzanne Pacheco – Girard and her husband Christopher M. Girard of Nashua, NH and Michelle A. Pacheco of Lowell; three sons Brian W. Pacheco and his wife Teresa D. Everhart of Greensboro, NC, Raymond A. Pacheco of Lowell and Brad M. Pacheco of Lowell; ten grandchildren James Morris, Michaela Morris and her husband James Reedy, Richard A. Neveux, Brianna Neveux, and Dagmar, Wolfgang, Vincenzo, Malachy, Jack and Skylar Pacheco; two sisters Alice Gray of Florida and Gloria J. Provencher of Tewksbury; a brother David Pacheco of Florida; many nieces and nephews and his dog Theodore “Teddy” McBear of Lowell.

He was the loving father of the late Deborah A. Pacheco who died November 14, 2004

There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION  CHURCH (Upstairs) in Lowell at 11:30 A.M. Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury, all are invited. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to American Heart Assn., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
 

 


 


 

 
Paul J. Cahill, Jr. Print E-mail

Paul J. Cahill, Jr.


 
Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant
 
 Paul J. Cahill, Jr., 69, of Madison, NH, died Tuesday, March 1st at Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD with his wife by his side. He was the beloved husband of Susan J. (Daugherty) Cahill who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on March 21st of this year.
 Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, September 4, 1946, a son of the late Paul J. and the late Nancy (O’Neil) Cahill, he was a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island. Eager to further his education, he then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Maryland.
  Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years as a Historian during which time he attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and was awarded several meritorious Service Medals.  Some of his proudest achievements were: The Eighth Air Force Historian of the Year Award for 1988, The Allan S. Major Award for the best History program in SAC in 1988 and The USAF Program Excellence Award for 1989 for managing the best History program (Unit Level) in the USAF-2nd Award.  
 Following his retirement from the Air Force, Paul was employed as an Administrative Assistant with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Portsmouth.
 He was a longtime parishioner of St. Catherine of Sienna in Portsmouth where he served as Eucharistic Minister and Lector.
 Among his many activities, Paul enjoyed genealogy, traveling, golf, vegetable gardening and loved the outdoors including fishing, swimming and boating. He was also an avid reader and fan of the Patriots and Red Sox. He was a member of the U.S. naval Golf Academy as well as a former member of the school board at St. Patrick School in Portsmouth. 
 Above all else though, he cherished the quality time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
 In addition to his wife Sue, Paul is survived by two daughters Erin E. Kennedy and her husband James J. of Brookline, NH and Cristin M. Cahill and her fiancé Todd Strugnell of Hudson, NH; four grandchildren J.J. Kennedy, Danny Kennedy, Courtney Dennis and Garrett Frohman; a sister Cynthia Riccio and her husband Al of Chelmsford, MA; three brothers Sean Cahill of Yarmouthport, MA, Timothy Cahill of Madison, NH and Liam Cahill and his wife Cathy of Centerville, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
 He was also grandfather of the late Kathryn Ann Kennedy, brother of the late Patrick Cahill and brother-in-law of the late Rosemary Cahill.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell, MA from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions atwww.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Johns Hopkins Hospital, 750 East Pratt St, 17th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
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