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Edward F. "Bud" Slattery, Jr. Print E-mail

Edward F. “Bud” Slattery, Jr.

 
Former Athletic Director at G.L.T.H.S.
 
 Edward F. “Bud” Slattery, Jr., 80, of Hampton, NH, formerly of Lowell, died Thursday, April 13th at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Sara E. “Sally” (Regan) Slattery who survives him and with whom he celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on February 28th of this year.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 10, 1937, the son of the late Edward F. and the late Mary (Murphy) Slattery, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1954. Following graduation from Lowell High, Bud attended Providence College on a baseball scholarship, and after completing an exceptional college career, signed a professional baseball contract with the San Francisco Giants.
 Bud served as Director of Athletics at Greater Lowell from 1974 until his retirement in 1982. He was one of the founding fathers of Greater Lowell’s highly regarded athletic program. In addition, he was one of the driving forces in the formation of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference, which was formed to meet the needs of vocational high school athletic programs in Eastern Mass., and a conference in which the Gryphons continue to compete to this day. Previously, he taught English, served as a coach and was Head of the English Department.
 He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Golf Club in Lowell.
 In addition to his wife Sally, Bud is survived by a daughter Kelly Britton and her husband Frankie of Hampton, NH; five sons Edward F. “Ted” Slattery, III and his fiancée Kelly Horan of Chelmsford, MA, Paul R. Slattery of Lowell, Kevin M. Slattery and his wife Andrea of No. Andover, MA, James Slattery and his wife Anne of Chelmsford, MA and David Slattery and his wife Ellen of Lowell; twelve grandchildren Molly, Emily, Patrick, Meghan, Connor, Shannon, Brianna, Ryan, Julia, Jack, Thomas and Kathryn; a sister Mary F. Slattery of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 4 to 8 P.M. on Monday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) at 11 o’clock followed by his Committal Prayers at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Mt. Pleasant Golf Club Scholarship Fund, 141 Staples St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.
 
John J. MacLaughlan, Jr. Print E-mail

John J. MacLaughlan, Jr.

Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle
 
 John J. MacLaughlan, Jr., 77, of Lowell and Scituate, died Wednesday, April 5th at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell surrounded by his wife and children. He was the beloved husband of Catherine L. (Ford) MacLaughlan who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on April 17th.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 26, 1939, a son of the late John J. and the late Marian E. (Martin) MacLaughlan, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1957.
 After graduation from Lowell High School in 1957, he entered Merrimack College and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. John also graduated from Boston College in 1964 with a Master of Arts Degree in Economics.
 In 1961 he began a teaching career that spanned 39 years. He became a full time teacher at Chelmsford High School in 1963, where he taught Economics and Political Science until 2000. Besides his teaching duties, John was the Chelmsford High School golf coach from 1963-1989 where he was awarded coach of the year numerous times. John also enjoyed running the scoreboard at home football games for many years.  
 An avid golfer, John was a former member of Vesper Country Club, and Long Meadow Golf Club, where he represented both clubs in the Lowell City Tournament over 20 times. John was a four-time club champion at Long Meadow. He was also a proud member of the “Hat Rack Club”, a close-knit group of neighborhood friends from childhood to today. John was a communicant and life-long member of the Immaculate Conception Parish.
 In addition to his wife Cathy, John is survived by five children John J. MacLaughlan, III of West Roxbury, MA, Ellen L. Slattery and her husband David of Lowell, Thomas F. MacLaughlan of Lowell, Daniel J. MacLaughlan and his wife Kristina of Burlington, MA and Beth A. MacLaughlan and her fiancé Frank Giliberti of Lowell; three grandsons Cameron John, Jack Frederick and Jason Daniel MacLaughlan; a sister Elizabeth Ann Shanley of Lowell; three brothers Kevin D. MacLaughlan and his wife Donna, James M. MacLaughlan and David W. MacLaughlan all of Lowell; a brother-in-law T. Joseph Shanley of Lowell; and several nieces and nephews.
 John’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of D’Youville Senior Care for their care, compassion and concern during his stay there.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 1 to 5 P.M. on Sunday therefore allowing his golf buddies to venture home to catch the end of the Masters Golf Tournament on television. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) at 11 o’clock followed by his Committal Prayers at 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 Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.
 
Mary A. Orcutt Print E-mail

 

Mary A. Orcutt

 
Worked at Highland Variety for many years
 
 Mary A. (Courtessi) Orcutt, 91, of Jersey City, New Jersey but for many years a resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, died Monday, April 3rd at her residence. She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Orcutt.
 Born in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, November 21, 1925, a daughter of the late James and the late Agnes (Russell) Courtessi, she attended Lowell schools and Lowell High School.
 Before retiring, Mary was employed by the Lowell School Department as a Cafeteria Aide at Lowell High School. Additionally, she worked at the Highland Variety Store for many years.
 Mary is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
 She was also mother of the late John Orcutt, sister of the late Leo Courtessi, the late James Courtessi and the late Jean Vergados and sister-in-law of the late Peter Vergados and the late Margie (Crowley) Courtessi.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Friday morning followed by her Funeral Service to be held at ST. GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 44 Princeton Blvd, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978)-458-8768. 

 

 
Albert A. "Al" Lorenzo Print E-mail

Albert A. “Al” Lorenzo

 
Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather
 
 Albert A. “Al” Lorenzo, 80, of Pelham, died Sunday, March 26th at Heritage Skilled Nursing Home in Lowell. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Beverly A. (McGrath) Lorenzo who survives him.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 10, 1936, a son of the late Albert M. and the late Nora (Bonnette) Lorenzo, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1954.
 A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Al proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman, Fire Control Technician Striker from July 21, 1954 to June 20, 1958 and was stationed aboard the Fletcher-class Destroyer USS Clarence K. Bronson.
 Before retiring, Al was employed as a Master Electrician with IBEW Local 558 in Lowell and IBEW Local 103 in Boston for 59 years.
 Among his many interests, he was a voracious reader and wrote many short stories on many different subjects. He also wrote the History of the Lowell Canal System. He was a member of the American Legion Post 100 in Pelham as well as the Longmeadow Golf Club in Lowell.
 In addition to his wife Beverly, Al is survived by a son Michael J. Lorenzo and his wife Pamela (Miller) of Lowell; four grandchildren Brian, Christina, Nicholas and Jillian; and eight great-grandchildren Brianna, Brisean, Laniya, Mariah, Gianah, Brittania, Briella and Caleb.
 He was also brother of the late Edward F. Lorenzo and the late Joseph D. Lorenzo.
 Al was deeply loved by all of his family and them by him.
 In keeping in accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately for his family. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Longmeadow Scholarship Fund, 165 Havilah St, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, Ma. (978) 458-8768.
 
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