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Marilyn Ann McKenzie Print E-mail


Marilyn Ann McKenzie

Former Dental Hygienist with Dr. Frederick Hickey, DMD;  

 Marilyn Ann McKenzie, 77, of Lowell, died Wednesday, February 17th at her home.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Sidney J. and the late Mary V. (Clancy) McKenzie, she attended St. Patrick Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of St. Patrick’s Girls High School in the Class of 1955.
 Before retiring, Marilyn was employed as a Sales Associate with Sears in Burlington. Previously, she was a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Frederick Hickey, DMD. In addition, she was an Accounts Receivable Clerk at the former St. Joseph and St. John Hospitals in Lowell.
 Among her many activities, she was a member of Our Lady of Czesztochowa Sodality at the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity in Lowell, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lowell Council #72 of the Knights of Columbus, the Lowell Senior Citizens and was a volunteer at the Tewksbury Library.
 Marilyn is survived by a brother John S. McKenzie and his wife Joanne D. (Wisniewski) of Lowell, MA; two nephews and Jeffrey Sean McKenzie of Lowell and John Stephan McKenzie and his wife Ruth E. (Murray) of Bradford, MA and their children Grace Ellen McKenzie and John William “Jack” McKenzie; her cousins Walter J. Santwer, Jr. of Citrus Heights, CA and Mary T. Santwer of Lawrence.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Monday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at the CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at the Holy Trinity Polish Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Patrick Church Bldg. Fund, 282 Suffolk St., Lowell, MA 01854 or the MA State Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation, 470 Washington St., Suite 6, Norwood, MA 02062. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.    
Theresa E. Chenelle Print E-mail

Theresa E. Chenelle

Loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother;
 Theresa E. (Connell) Chenelle, 88, a resident of Tyngsboro for over 50 years, died Wednesday morning at home with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Gerald “Gerry” Chenelle, Sr. who died March 16, 1990.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 20, 1927, the daughter of the late David and the late Jean (Sheppard) Connell, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
 Prior to her retirement, Theresa was the owner and operator of Minuteman Airport Service in Tyngsboro for several years. Previously, she, along with her husband Gerry, owned Marty’s for Party’s a well-known local function facility in Lowell.
 Although Theresa worked most of her life, the times she truly cherished were with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 She is survived by a daughter Donna Dubois and her husband David of Tyngsboro, MA; two sons Michael D. Chenelle and his wife Marie of Pelham, NH and Gerald Chenelle, Jr. and his wife Catherine of Nashua, NH; six grandchildren Kristina Nickles and her husband Dan of Tyngsboro, MA, Joseph Dubois of Denver, CO, Peter Chenelle of Salem, NH, Laura Chenelle of Pelham, NH, Nicole Chenelle of Nashua, NH and Elizabeth Chenelle of Tyngsboro, MA; two great-grandchildren Dylan and Emma Nickles; a sister Jean Morris of Lowell, MA; her special niece Patricia Shelor and her husband Dwight of Floyd, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also mother of the late Paul G. Chenelle, grandmother of the late Bruce and Mark Chenelle and sister of the late Harry Connell, Davina Laing and Isabel Croteau.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 Pawtucket ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning at SAINT MARY MAGDALEN CHURCH in Tyngsboro at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at  Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Circle Home Health & Hospice Care, 847 Rogers St, Suite 201, Lowell, MA 01852 or  Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
John M. “Jack” Vaughan Print E-mail

John M. “Jack” Vaughan

Formerly of Lowell, retired Engineer James River Paper Co.;
 John M. “Jack” Vaughan, 83, a resident of Lunenburg for over 50 years, died peacefully Wednesday morning at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer. He was the beloved husband of the late Francelina C. (Barros) Vaughan, who died October 17, 2010. They were married in 1959 andafter retiring, they enjoyed travelling and spent over 20 years wintering in Sarasota and Venice, Florida.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 24, 1932, the son of the late John F. and the late Agnes S. (Sharkey) Vaughan, he attended St. Patrick School and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1950.
 A proud veteran, Jack entered the U.S. Army in 1952 and served his country during the Korean Conflict as a photo lithographer while stationed in Tokyo.
 After returning from the service, he worked at Sullivan Brothers in Lowell for several years before earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Paper Engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (NKA U/Mass Lowell).
 Jack worked in the paper industry for over 30 years, most notably as a engineer and supervisor at the James River Paper Company (formerly Weyerhaeuser) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts until his retirement.
 A man of many passions and talents, Jack was an accomplished baseball player during high school and in the service, having played battalion level baseball while in Japan.
 He had a beautiful tenor voice and loved music, especially the opera and Broadway. He performed in many choral groups and musical theatre throughout the years, and particularly enjoyed watching and listening to the Metropolitan Opera.
 A lifelong Red Sox fan, Jack loved to play golf, most often while he was in Florida.
 Jack is survived by three sisters Ann P. Cuneo and her husband Paul of Harvard, Mary V. Wood and her husband David of Beverly and Sheila V. Harrington and her husband John of Lowell; many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and his dear cousins Judith (Carney) Goodwin of South Windsor, CT and John F. Carney, III of Falmouth.
 At his request, all funeral services were held privately. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Friends of Luneburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts, Avenue, Lunenburg, MA 01462 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - (978 or 866) 458-8768.   
Frances M. Brennan Print E-mail


Frances M. Brennan

Loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, 77
 Frances M. (Donahue) Brennan, 77, of Bedford, New Hampshire, formerly of Lowell, died Tuesday evening, February 9th at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. She was the beloved wife of the late George F. Brennan who died June 27, 1999.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 20, 1938, a daughter of the late Charles H. and the late Victorine M. (Clowrey) Donahue, she attended the Sacred Heart School in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1956. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Lowell State Teachers’ College attaining both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in education.
 Before retiring, Frances was employed as a Science Teacher in the Lowell school system having taught at the Daly School and most of her career at the Shaughnessy School.
 Among her many activities, Frances was actively involved in many local community organizations. She enjoyed reading, yoga and traveling. A seasoned world traveler, she visited the likes of New Zealand, Australia, China, Madagascar and pretty much all of Europe and the United States. Her greatest joy however was spending quality time with her family.
 Frances is survived by three daughters Julie A. Kampersal and her husband Thomas of Holliston, MA, Kristine E. Brennan-Haka and her husband Klodian of Washington, DC and Beth A. Brennan also of Washington, DC; a son Thomas D. Brennan of Hong Kong, China; three granddaughters Lauren, Erin and Emma Kampersal; a sister Mary Beauchesne and her husband Donald of Dracut, MA; four brothers Donald Donahue and his wife Francene of Bedford, NH, Charles Donahue and his wife Jacqueline of Pelham, NH, John Donahue of Lowell, MA and Daniel Donahue and his wife Suzanne of Nogal, NM; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
 In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock (please meet at church). Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1066. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.


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