James P. “Jim” McDermott
James P. “Jim” McDermott, 55, of Lowell, died Friday, October 16th at his home. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 24, 1960, a son of the late John A. and the late Eileen B. (Bennett) McDermott, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of the Greater Lowell Vocational Technical High School with the Class of 1978. He then went on to graduate from Boston’s New England School of Art (now part of Suffolk University and Design) in 1982.
After college Jim headed to Los Angeles and held a position of staff illustrator in the animation and comic industry; over the span of his career as an artist and illustrator, Jim's animation was often featured in an array of well known comics.
Among his many activities, he was a member of the Seacoast Art Association. He also was active in the local community of artist and illustrators. You are invited to learn more about Jim the comic and illustrator and view his many works by visiting Wikipedia and visiting “Sketches and Scribbles by Jim” through blog spot.
Jim is survived by a sister Marybeth McDermott of Lowell; two brothers Jack McDermott of Farmington, NH and David McDermott of Bedford, TX; three nephews Colin, Nathan and Ryan McDermott and their spouses; many grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins; and two dear friends Mary Griffin of Nashua, NH and Shawn McManus of Florence, MA. Jim was predeceased by his lifelong friend and mentor Bhob Stewart who died in 2013.
No farewell words were spoken, there was no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.
There will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, Ma. (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Dorothy T. (Maloney) Paton
Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother;
Dorothy T. (Maloney) Paton, 88, a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died Tuesday October 13th 2015 at the Merrimack Valley Life Care Center in North Billerica surrounded by her loving family.
She was the loving wife for 65 years of the late Thomas J. Paton, Sr. who died October 4, 2013.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 21, 1927, the daughter of the late M. Joseph and the late Mildred (Gibson) Maloney, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1944 where she also served as a member of the Girl Officers. Dorothy went on to graduate from Lowell Commercial College.
Prior to her retirement in 1996, Dorothy was an Accounts Receivable Clerk at U/Mass Lowell.
Previously, she worked at Sears Roebuck in Lowell for over 28 years.
A lifelong communicant of St. Margaret’s Church, she was a former Vice Prefect/member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality and Eucharistic Minister of her parish.
A volunteer at Lowell General Hospital, Dorothy also served as a Democratic Delegate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Dorothy enjoyed doing needlepoint but her true joy was the time she spent being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by five sons Thomas J. Paton, Jr. and his wife Linda of Derry, NH, Michael A. Paton and his wife Marjorie of Northfield, MA, Mark A. Paton of Lowell, Kevin S. Paton and his wife Lisa of North Chelmsford, and Neil F. Paton and his wife Rose of Dracut; nine grandsons and three granddaughters; three great grandsons; two sister in laws Agnes “Nancy” Melancon of Dunstable and Penney (Maloney) Detchon of Trumbell, CT ; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Joseph Maloney and the late Jack Maloney.
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 her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to The Alzheimer’s Association, 40 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Marcelle W. (Lord) Silver
Loving mother and grandmother;
Marcelle W. (Lord) Silver, 94, a member of a well known Lowell family, passed away peacefully at West Shore Health Center in Warwick, RI, with her family by her side.
She was the beloved wife of the late Richard T. Silver who died in 1985.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 3, 1921, the daughter of the late Louis J. and the late Clementine (Desmarais) Lord, she attended Notre Dame de Lourdes Grammar School and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Girl’s High School in the Class of 1938.
Prior to her retirement in 1983, Marcelle worked in the Lowell District Court for over 25 years, mostly as Executive Assistant to Presiding Justice Elliott Cowdrey.
An accomplished singer and performer, she sang in the Dick Silver Orchestra through the years at various musical venues in Greater Lowell including the former Commodore Ballroom in Lowell.
However her true passion was her grandchildren, who along with her daughters brought her the greatest joy and happiness in her later years.
In addition, Marcelle lived abroad with her family in England for a number of years where she travelled throughout Europe.
She is survived by a daughter Cheryl S. Starkey and her husband Kenneth of Warwick, RI; five grandchildren Samantha Starkey of New York City, Gabriella Starkey of Warwick, RI, Griffin Starkey of Warwick, RI, Jason Cornu of Napa, CA and Ryan Cornu of Ashville, NC; a son in law Thomas Cornu and his wife Lorraine of Nahant; and many nieces and nephews.
Marcelle was also the loving mother of the late Susan Cornu who died in 1993.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relative and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, In memory of Susan Cornu, P.O. Box 650307, Dallas , TX 75265. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Lorraine A. (Briere) West
Lifelong resident of the City;
Lorraine A. (Briere) West, age 86 of Lowell, died peacefully on Friday morning October 2nd, 2015 at Heritage Nursing Care Center.
Lorraine was the beloved wife of the late John West who died in 1996.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 3, 1928, the daughter of the late Adrian “Leo” Briere and the late Helen “Ella” (Cormier) Briere, she received her education in the Lowell school system.
Prior to her retirement, Lorraine worked at the VA Hospital in Bedford for many years.
In her spare time, she enjoyed taking family trips to Las Vegas and Hampton Beach, crossword puzzles, reading, dancing, spending time with friends and relaxing at home.
She is survived by her daughter Shirley (West) Peirce and son-in-law Joseph Peirce of Lowell; her three grandchildren James Peirce and wife Kim of Dracut, Eleanor (Peirce) Hatch and husband Mark of Methuen, and Brian Peirce and partner Ryan MacLean of Nashua, NH; her three great grandchildren Joseph Bernardini, Jacqueline Peirce, and Ms. Riley Peirce; her many nieces and nephews and her longtime friend Maureen Scanlon of Lowell.
She was also the mother of the late Brian West.
Private Funeral Services were held for the family. E-condolences at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Open Pantry of Greater Lowell, 13 Hurd St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978 or 866) 458-8768.