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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 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 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 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.     

Raymond J. Aubut Print E-mail

Raymond J. Aubut

Renowned Square Dance Caller for almost 40 years;

Lowell, MA - Raymond J. Aubut, 85, of Dracut & Lowell, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday June 11, 2016 after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. 

He was the beloved husband of Carole (Handley) Aubut and would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on September 16, 2016. They resided in Dracut for over 50 years where they raised their three daughters and also resided in Naples Florida & most recently Lowell, MA.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 9, 1931, Ray was the son of the late Edward and the late Alice (McNabb) Aubut. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle & friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. 
Ray was raised in the Centralville section of Lowell and attended Lowell schools.  He owned two service stations on Andover Street & High Street in Lowell for several years. He was also a sales representative for Northeast Petroleum and later a Realtor for Century 21 in Lowell and Carlson Real Estate in Chelmsford.

Ray was very proud of his career as a Square Dance Caller as he and Carole danced and he called & taught square dancing for close to 40 years.  He & Carole became members of the Town Travelers Square Dance Club in 1967, and soon were involved as dance leaders & club president. For many years he called at New England Square and Round Dance conventions.  Ray was a member of the Tri-State Callers Assoc., New England Council of Callers Assoc. (NECCA), CALLERLAB, and the Square Dance Foundation of New England, Inc. He was a chairman and member of the New England Square & Round Dance Cooperation Committee & served on the executive board of the New England Council of Callers Association. He held many offices, including Chairman of NECCA. He called for the Slips N'Clutches, Skirts & Flirts, Calico Steppers, Alpine Squares & in Naples Florida. He was a member of LEGACY (Dancer-Caller-Round Dance Leader Association), was a proud recipient of the Yankee Clipper Award in 1990 and was inducted into the Square Dance Foundation Hall of Fame.

In addition, he and Carole published The New England Square Dance Caller Magazine for 12 years.
Ray also loved bowling with the Alpine Bowling League of Lowell and was an avid card player at their regular Saturday night group. He had been a member of the Longmeadow Golf Club and the Vesper Country Club.

Besides his wife Carole, he is also survived by his three daughters Nancy (Aubut) Lafontaine and her husband Lee Lafontaine of Winter Springs, FL, Betty Aubut of Asheville, NC, Peggy (Aubut/D'Addario) Patenaude Osbaldeston and her husband Joseph Osbaldeston of North Andover; 5 grandchildren Paul Lafontaine and his wife Carrie of Winter Park, FL, Janet (Lafontaine) Plummer and her husband Steven of Oviedo, FL, Stephen D'Addario of Andover, Justin D'Addario of North Andover, and Deven D'Addario of Celebration, FL.  He is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren; Danica, Reid, Alaina and Elin. Also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Viola & Donald Anderson of Dracut, nieces Carole Ann Roberts of Dracut, & Sharon O'Brien of Virginia & nephews Donald W. Anderson, Jr. and his wife Antonette of Salem, NH, and Thomas Aubut of Lowell; great nieces Kaitlyn Roberts, Michael Anderson and Stephanie Anderson.

Ray is pre-deceased by his brother Edward Aubut & his wife Theresa and his sister Isabelle Westover and her husband Herbert.

 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday June 14th. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service Wednesday morning June 15th at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the NECCA Scholarship Fund, John Wedge, 100 Merrimack Ave, Apt #1, Dracut, MA 01826. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.



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