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Shirley P. Judge Print E-mail

Shirley P. “Pat” Judge

Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother  and friend;

Shirley P. “Pat” (Cummings) Judge, 87, formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts and York, Maine, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 30, 2022, at the Academy Manor in Andover, MA.

She was the beloved wife of the late John H. “Beaver” Judge.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, May 13, 1935, the daughter of the late Grace Cummings, she attended the Academy of Notre Dame Grammar school in Tyngsboro and graduated from the high school Class of 1952.

Prior to her retirement, Pat was a secretary with the UMass Lowell Athletic Department. Previously, she was a telephone operator for many years with the New England Telephone Co. (now known as Verizon).

In addition to spending time with her family, Pat also loved to play golf at Cape Neddick Country Club in Maine and enjoyed painting.

Pat is survived by her son John H. Judge and his wife Theresa of Pepperell; four grandchildren Timothy Judge of Tuscon, AZ; Philip Judge and his wife Michaela of Ladson, SC; Kathleen Worth and her husband Evan of Pepperell; Andrew Judge of Aurora, CO; and six great grandchildren Isabella, Sophia, Camden, Addison, Elleanor and Henry.

Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Monday morning November 7, 2022, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass at ST. RITA CHURCH at 11 o’clock.. Burial to follow  at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing, may make contributions in her memory to St. Patrick Greammar School, 311 Adams St., Lowell, MA 01854 or the Academy of Notre Dame, 180 Middlesex Rd., Tyngsborough, MA 01879. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Catherine F. Donahue Print E-mail

Catherine F. Donahue

Beloved sister, aunt, great aunt and friend;

Catherine F. Donahue, 84, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, passed away peacefully on Friday October 14, 2022, after an extended decline in health at Legacy Care -Sunny Acres in Chelmsford, MA.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 28, 1937, the daughter of the late Atty. Joseph P. and the late Dorothy F. (Riordan) Donahue, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1955.

She went on to graduate from Wheelock College in Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Education and received her Master's in Education from Lesley College.

Prior to her retirement, Catherine was a highly respected School Teacher in the Lexington school system for many years. Previously, she taught internationally in both Japan and Poland.

Catherine resided in Falmouth, MA where she loved the solitude and in her earlier years enjoyed volunteering with the Friends of Falmouth Dogs.

She is survived by a brother David W. Donahue and his wife Jean of Winchester, MA; sister Dorothy F. (Donahue) Sullivan and her husband James of Westford, MA; two sisters-in-law Nancy L. Donahue of Lowell and Karen B. Donahue of Tyngsboro; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, both near and far.

Catherine was predeceased by her siblings Daniel J. Donahue, Joseph P. Donahue, Richard K. Donahue and Margaret K. Raney.

The Donahue family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Legacy Care – Sunny Acres in Chelmsford for their years of compassionate care for Catherine and to Beacon Hospice for their care and support in her final journey.

At her request, Catherine's Funeral was held privately for her family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Friends of Falmouth Dogs, 150 Blacksmith Shop Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA (978) 458-8768.






Virginia M. Gattenby Print E-mail

Virginia M. (O’Brien) Gattenby
Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and cousin;



Virginia M. (O’Brien) Gattenby, 91, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 23, 2022, surrounded by her caring family.

She was the loving wife of the late Miles N. Gattenby Jr.

Born in Lowell, MA, April 15, 1931, the daughter of the late Michael and Nellie C. (Shea) O’Brien, she attended Lowell schools and graduated from Lowell High School in the Class of 1948.

Prior to Virginia's retirement, she worked as a Quality Review Specialist for the Internal Revenue Service in Andover, MA for over 23 years.

A longtime communicant at St. Margaret of Scotland Church she attended daily mass.

An ardent Patriots fan, Virginia enjoyed watching the Patriots, swimming and going out to eat. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by three children: Sheila V. Mansur and her husband Walter of Dunedin, Florida, Deborah Gattenby and her husband Jeff Peters of Pepperell, MA, and Miles N. Gattenby III of Lowell, MA; four grandchildren Brandon P. Mansur Major, US Army and his wife Mengyun Wei of Alexandria, Virginia, Lauren M. Mansur of Seattle, Washington, Hannah N. Peters of Pepperell, MA, and Linda E. Almeida and her husband Rob of Concord, MA; two great grandsons Max and Leo Almeida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was the sister of the late: Lillian Nealon, Dorothy Graffam, Matilda Smith, Philip O’Brien, Daniel O’Brien, Patricia O’Brien and Anna O’Brien.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 4 to 7 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Lowell at 10:00 o'clock. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to the St. Margaret of Scotland Church Restoration Fund, 374 Stevens St, Lowell, MA, 01851 or the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St. Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978)-458-8768.

Elaine M. Reilly Print E-mail

Elaine M. Reilly

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend;

Elaine M. (Ganem) Reilly, 89, passed away peacefully at Lowell General Hospital on Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Born on May 10, 1933, in Methuen, Massachusetts, Elaine was the daughter of the late Kamel and Emma (Pearson) Ganem. A graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1951, Elaine went on to graduate from Simmons College in 1955.

For over 54 years, she was the loving wife of the late John F. (“Jack”) Reilly Jr., who passed away November 8, 2009. She was a proud and loving mother of six children as well as a grandmother of nineteen and great grandmother of five. She loved spending time with her family.  Elaine never missed a chance to celebrate her loved ones, whether it was a sporting event, performance, school activity or life achievement.

Elaine and her family spent summers on Cape Cod where she enjoyed boating and entertaining family and friends. Her perfect day was to be with family enjoying the sights and sounds the river has to offer. She was a long time communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell and was a member of a close knit Thursday night bridge club for many years.

She is survived by four children: Patricia Daniel and her husband William of Newport Beach, CA, Kathryn Bolduc of North Reading, Michael S. Reilly and his wife Lorraine of Andover and John C. Reilly and his wife Maria of Andover; nineteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. Elaine was predeceased by her daughters, Susan Szum and Mary Jo Quinlan and her brothers, Dr. Kenneth Ganem and Robert Ganem.

A private Funeral Mass and burial was held for her immediate family. E-condolences can be made at  Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Restoration Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

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