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Daniel E. "Ed" Murphy, Sr. Print E-mail

Daniel E. “Ed” Murphy, Sr.

Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, 98
Daniel E. “Ed” Murphy, Sr., 98, of Framingham, formerly of Lowell, died Tuesday, November 17th at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice (McOsker) (Dolan) Murphy and the late Claire (Heafy) Murphy.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 31, 1917, a son of the late Patrick Joseph and the late Catherine (Riordan) Murphy, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Academy where he was also Class Valedictorian.
A veteran of WW II, Dan proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and saw action in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, a Bronze Star Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. While in the army, he proudly held the title of Heavyweight Boxing Champion at Ft. McLellan in Alabama.
Before retiring, Dan was employed as a Letter Carrier for the United States Post Office in the Highlands Section of Lowell for over 43 years. He was the oldest living member of the USPS Union in the entire United States.
Among his many interests, Dan was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling and softball. He was a huge New England sports fan whether it was professional or college. He also loved all things Irish and traveling to Ireland.
He was a member of Catholic Charities, the Sacred Heart Men’s Club, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and was a proud usher at the former Sacred Heart Church in Lowell.
Dan is survived by two daughters Maryjane Mitchell and her husband Brian of Boston, MA and Nancy O’Connell and her husband Jack of Worcester, MA; a son Daniel E. Murphy, Jr. and his wife Gail of Westford, MA; five stepdaughters Mary Regan and her husband Joe of Lowell, MA, Ann Kerr and her husband Bob of Littleton, CO, Ellen Stokinger and her husband Chuck of Hudson, NH, and Kathy Whitney and her husband Gerry and Peggy Kane and her husband Jim all of Lowell; three stepsons Jim Dolan and his wife Sharon, Tom Dolan and his wife Kathy and Jack Dolan and his wife Karen all of Lowell, MA; thirty grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a sister Margaret “Peggy” Lally of Lowell, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also father of the late John “Jack” Murphy, grandfather of the late John Murphy, Jr. and Erin Murphy, and brother of the late Dennis “Joe” Murphy, H. Alice Warrington, Catherine “Kay” Coleman and John Murphy.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 11 A.M. Saturday. His Funeral Mass will follow at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in Lowell at 11:30 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 701 Merrimack St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
Joseph D. "Joe" Walsh Print E-mail

Joseph D. “Joe” Walsh

loving husband, father, grandfather and brother;

Joseph D. “Joe” Walsh, 86, a resident of the Pawtucketville section of the City, died Wednesday November 11, 2015, at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell with his loving family by his side.

He was the beloved husband of Kathleen A. (Watson) Walsh with whom he recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in May.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 31, 1929, the son of the late John A. and the late Mary (Hart) Walsh, Jr., he received his education in the Lowell school system.

A veteran of World War II, Joe proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy.

Prior to his retirement, Joe was a field service technician with the 3M Corporation in Chelmsford for many years. Previously he worked at Honeywell Corporation in Lawrence.

An ardent New England sports fan and a man of many interests, Joe enjoyed walking throughout Pawtucketville where all his neighbors knew him, swimming in Long Pond at the Fleur de Lis and reading.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter Lucy Walsh of Pepperell; a son Donald D. Walsh and his fiancée Sarah Toney of Lowell; a grandson Ian Harrison of Pepperell; his brother John A. “Jerry” Walsh, III of Lancaster, PA and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Anna Katherine Brown.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH at 10 o’clock. (Please meet at church). Committal Prayers will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel in Chelmsford. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the D’Youville Foundation, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 

 

 
Betty Ann (Tanner) Decker Print E-mail

Betty Ann Decker

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister;

Betty Ann (Tanner) Decker, 77, of Lowell, beloved wife of the late William H. Decker, Jr., died Monday afternoon at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, January 3, 1938, the daughter of the late Dorson and the late Mildred (Whaley) Tanner, she attended Burlington, VT, schools and was a graduate of Burlington High School.

Betty Ann was a proud wife, mother and grand/great grand parent, but also kept a pretty busy schedule in her community.

A neighborhood activist in the Highlands section of Lowell, she was a communicant the former Notre Dame de Lourdes Church and later St. Margaret Church. A member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality of her parish, Betty Ann also taught CCD and was a CYO advisor.

Among her many interests, Betty Ann enjoyed bowling, knitting and sewing but her most treasured times were spent with family and friends.

Betty Ann is survived by two daughters Cynthia A. McAndrews and her husband William of Lowell, with whom she resided, and Elizabeth Decker Taylor and her husband Stephen of Rochester, NH; two sons Charles R. Decker of Chelmsford and Michael K. Decker of Tewksbury; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a sister Virginia Giroux of Burlington, VT; several nieces and nephews.

She was also the mother of the late Robert W. Decker and the late William H. Decker, III and was sister of the late Robert Tanner and the late Malcolm Tanner.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell Senior Center Activity Fund, 276 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr., and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 

 
James "Brendan" Reilly Print E-mail

James “Brendan” Reilly

 
 James “Brendan” Reilly, 83, of the Belvidere Section of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 4th at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Harris) Reilly with whom he celebrated their 38 wedding anniversary on September 16th of this year.
 Born in Dracut, Massachusetts, July 5, 1932, a son of the late Francis and the late Susan (Gorman) Reilly, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Academy in the Class of 1952 where he was also a member of the Keith Academy state baseball championship team.
 He was a longtime parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell.
 Before retiring, James was employed as a proofreader with Bowne Financial Printers in Boston for over 20 years. Previously, he worked at the Courier Citizen Company in Lowell.
 James enjoyed all sports, but his true passion was playing golf at Longmeadow Country Club in Lowell. His family would especially like to thank the team at Longmeadow who helped to revive him, giving his family some precious hours they were able to spend with him.
 In addition to his wife Linda, James is survived by his in-laws James and Cynthia (Harris) Foye of Chelmsford; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren.
 James also leaves his special godchild Mary Jane (Faneuf) Merrill who would always light up his face. Thank you Mary Jane for years of love and devotion!
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. on Saturday. His Funeral Mass will follow at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11 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 Cure SMA, N.E. Chapter, P.O. Box 2902, Woburn, MA 01888 or the 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.
 
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