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Dorothy A. Duggan Print E-mail

Dorothy A. (McCarron) Duggan

beloved mother, sister, aunt and great aunt;

Dorothy A. (McCarron) Duggan, 86, of Lowell, a member of a widely known Lowell family, died Tuesday morning at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford.
She was the wife of the late Edward Duggan who died in 1992.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 28, 1928, the daughter of the late James J. and the late Mary Jane (McCann) McCarron, she attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar School and was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro in the Class of 1946. Dorothy went on to graduate in 1950 from the former Lowell Textile Institute (nka UMass/Lowell) with a Degree in Chemistry.  
Prior to her retirement, Dorothy worked at the LRTA.  Previously, she was an Electrical Tester for Honeywell Information Systems.
Active with her church, she was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church and also was a member of the parish choir.
Among her many interests, Dorothy enjoyed singing in the church choir, traveling, and spending time with her family.  
Dorothy is survived by her son Dennis McCarron of Fort Walton Beach, FL, her sister Virginia Gregoire of Utah, her brother Thomas McCarron and his wife Jenny of Fort Walton Beach, FL; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was also the sister of the late John J. McCarron, the late Felix McCarron, the late Mary Murphy and the late James McCarron.
There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11 o'clock. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Sunny Acres Nursing Home.  Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - (978 or 866) 458-8768. 


Richard J. "Rick" Shay Print E-mail

Richard J. "Rick" Shay


Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, in law and friend;

Richard J. "Rick" Shay, age 66, of Dracut, formerly of Lowell, died Friday morning at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of Virginia M. "Ginnie" (Demers) Shay with whom he recently celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 8. 1949, the son of the late Joseph M. and the late Florence M. (Harris) Shay, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1967.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Rick was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
In his younger years, Rick fought in the Greater Lowell Golden Gloves and later became a loyal fan and a season ticket holder.
Prior to his retirement, Rick worked for the City of Lowell at the Department of Public Works with the Street Department as a laborer for over 40 years.
An avid sports fan, he especially liked following the New York Mets and the Denver Broncos. Rick also enjoyed bowling, antique car shows and vacationing in Las Vegas.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter Jennifer Delossantos and her husband Marvin and two grandchildren Sophia and Ava Grace Delossantos all of Copiaque, Long Island, NY; a sister Kathleen Simon of Dracut; a brother David M. Shay and his wife Maria of Lowell; three sisters in law Andrea DeAngelis and her husband Michael of Lowell, Mary Doster and her husband Jim of Tyngsboro and Ruth Demers and her partner Fiona MacDonald of Tewksbury; five brothers in law Andrew Demers and his wife Marlene of FL, Phillip Demers and his wife Jane of Dracut, Fred Demers and his wife Donna, Bob Demers and his husband Juan Alvarez of Tewksbury and Jimmy Demers and his wife Tammy of Lowell; many nieces and nephews.
 He was also the brother of the late Joseph M. Shay, Jr., uncle of the late Erika M. Shay and son in law of the late Andrew M. Demers and Virginia E. (Morris) Demers.

 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North St., Haverhill, MA.  Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 

Marcel R. Bergeron Print E-mail

Marcel R. Bergeron

     Marcel R. Bergeron, 92, of Lowell, died Thursday, October 29th at his home with his loving family by his side.  He was the beloved husband of Marion (Walwood) Bergeron with whom he celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on July 5th.
     Marcel was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 27, 1923, the son of Joseph and Helene (Jean) Bergeron. He attended Elementary School at Saint Jeanne D’Arc in Lowell and high school at the Oblate Seminary in Bar Harbor, Maine.  He went on to graduate from Merrimack College, earned an MBA from the Boston College School of Business Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Bentley College.
     A veteran of WW II, Marcel proudly served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal before being honorably discharged in 1948.
     Marcel retired from the Raytheon Corporation after 25 years of service in Andover and as a Corporate Tax Accountant at their corporate office in Lexington.  In his early career, he worked at the Bank of Montreal in their Montreal and New York offices. 
     Among his many activities, he loved classical music and art, and read literature in a number of different languages.  He also enjoyed jogging, golf, and tennis.
     In addition to his wife, Marcel is survived by a daughter Bette Ann Callaghan and her husband David of Foxboro, MA; a son Mark Bergeron of Vancouver, WA; a granddaughter Genevieve Callaghan of Boston, MA; two sisters Teresa Congelio of Canfield, OH and Yolanda Pishing of Cleveland, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was also brother of the late Jeanne Bixby and Joseph Bergeron, Jr.
     The members of the Bergeron family wish to thank the staff of Circle Home Health and Hospice Care for the wonderful kindness and considerate care they provided to Marcel and his family.
     Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 
Margaret Shepherd Print E-mail

Margaret Shepherd

Loving mother and grandmother, 79
 Margaret (Willis) Shepherd, 79, of Lowell, died Saturday, October 24th at Heritage Skilled Nursing Center in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond James.
 Born in Kansas City, Missouri, May 24, 1936, the daughter of the late Albert Edward and the late Fern Jane (Dalton) Willis, she received her education in the Huachuca City, Arizona school system.
 Before retiring, Margaret was employed as an Office Manager at the former Fort Hill Manor in Lowell.
 Among her many interests, Margaret loved sewing, especially patch quilts for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She had a deep affection for country music and volunteered her time at the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell.
 Margaret is survived by two sons George E. Shepherd and his wife Lori of Milford, NH and Ernest J. Shepherd of Greensboro, NC; five grandchildren Terrance, Zachary, Makayla, Jacob and Libbie; and two brothers Sam Willis of AZ and William Willis of MA.
 In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately for her family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
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