Margaret M. “Margie” Turcotte
Beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother;
Margaret M. “Margie” (Melanson) Turcotte , 87, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died Thursday evening at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the loving wife of Albert A. Turcotte, with whom she celebrated her 62nd wedding anniversary on December 29, 2013.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 11, 1926, the daughter of the late William F. and the late Margaret (Morris) Melanson, she received her education in the Lowell school system.
Margie was a woman of many interests enjoying cooking, shopping, feeding birds, and supporting several charitable organizations.
However, what brought her the greatest joy was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the many children of friends and family who she looked after and babysat through seven decades. She will be deeply missed by all.
Besides her husband, Margie is survived by two sons David A. Turcotte and his wife Margarita Zapata – Turcotte of Lowell and Dean W. Turcotte and his wife Vickie A. of Dracut; five grandchildren Leonor Daley and her husband Patrick of Concord, Jared Turcotte of Lowell; Darlene Turcotte, Danielle Turcotte and Renee Turcotte all of Dracut; three great grandchildren Cameron, Declan and Griffin; her brother and sister in laws Robert Maguire of Daytona Beach, FL, Nancy Melancon of Dunstable and Rita Melancon of Kissimmee, FL; many nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Daniel R. Turcotte and sister of the late Louis F. Melanson, the late Walter R. Melanson, the late Donald “Sonny” Melancon, the late Raymond Melancon, the late Roger Melancon, the late Isabell Casper, the late Helen Maguire and the late Eleanor Dubois.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at Ste. Marguerite D’Youville Church in DRACUT at 9 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Circle Home Inc., (AKA Lowell VNA Hospice), 336 Central St., Lowell, MA 01853. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Patricia A. “Patsy” (Reynolds) Cawley
Loving mother and grandmother;
Patricia A. “Patsy” (Reynolds) Cawley, 84, a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died Sunday morning at Emerson Hospital in Concord surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Cawley, who died February 7, 1997.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 14, 1930, the daughter of the late James H. and the late Agnes (O’Sullivan) Reynolds, Patsy attended Lowell Schools and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1949 where she served as the Colonel of the Girl Officers. She went on to graduate from Bradford Junior College.
A life long communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, Patsy was also an active member of the community serving her church, various charitable organizations and local schools over the years.
A proud Navy wife, she especially enjoyed the times she spent with her family and friends at Popponesset Beach on Cape Cod.
Patsy was a loving mother and grandmother, humble in nature who never sought the limelight but lived her life with subtle grace and elegance. She served as an inspiration to both her family and friends.
She was also a longtime member of Vesper Country Club.
Patsy is survived by four children Patricia C. “Patti” Foye and her husband Peter of Acton, Edward M. “Ted” Cawley and his wife Karen of Tewksbury, Susan C. Ryan and her husband Tom of Groton and Peter M. Cawley and his wife Mary of Virginia Beach, VA; her loving grandchildren Lauren Foye Murphy and her husband Matt of Boston, Megan E. Foye of Boston, Daniel E. Cawley, Ryan M. Cawley and Jennifer E. Cawley of Tewksbury and Thomas Patrick Ryan, Bridget E. Ryan and Caitlin C. Ryan of Groton; a sister Jaqueline Mahoney of North Hampton, NH; and many dear nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late James Reynolds, the late John Reynolds, the late Richard Reynolds and the late Brian Reynolds.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. on Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Ralph Leroy Robinson, Jr.
WW II Coast Guard Vet, 90
Ralph Leroy Robinson, Jr., 90, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Waltham, MA, died Wednesday, June 11th at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Born in Millinocket, Maine, January 1, 1924, one of 12 children born to the late Ralph L. and the late Carrie (Sturgeon) Robinson, he attended Millinocket schools and was a graduate of Stearns High School.
A veteran of WW II, Ralph proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class.
Before retiring, Ralph was employed as a Supervisor of Maintenance and Grounds with Raytheon Corporation in Lexington, MA for over 20 years. Previously, he was a Park Ranger at Baxter State Park in Maine.
An avid outdoorsman, Ralph loved hunting, fishing and ice fishing in winter.
He was a member of the Waltham Lodge of Elks B.P.O.E. #953, the John M. Sullivan Veterans of Foreign Wars post #10334, the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post #156, the Sons of Italy and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1018, all located in Waltham, MA.
He was the husband of Elizabeth J. (Crane) (Devaney) Robinson who survives him.
In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by a daughter Christine A. (Robinson) Salome of Tyngsboro, MA; two sons Arthur E. Robinson and his wife Michelle of Gilbert, AZ and Steven R. Robinson of Tilton, NH; five grandchildren Matthew D. Appel and his wife Amy of Newton, MA, Natalie G. Lindsay and her husband Gregg of Topsfield, MA, Carrie LeBlanc of Dubai, Michael Robinson of Colorado and Hannah Powell of Danvers, MA; six great-grandchildren; a brother Earl Robinson and his wife Janet of Bangor, ME; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also widower of the late Natalie (Osborn) Robinson who died in 1959, father of the late Deborah L. (Robinson) Appel and father-in-law of the late Philip J. Salome.
Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of his family. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780 or https://www.hfotusa.org/donate. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Gilbert Michael Brasil
Gilbert Michael Brasil, 42, of Lowell, died Friday, June 6th at his home.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 18, 1972, a son of Gilbert S. Brasil and his wife Jane of Haverhill, MA and the late Alice (Daunais) Brasil, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of the Greater Lowell Technical High School in the Class of 1992.
Most recently, Gil was employed as a Detention Attendee with the Lowell Police Department for over 14 years. Previously, he was a Dispatcher with Kazanjian’s Towing in Lowell.
Among his many activities, Gil was an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Red Sox and Patriots and he enjoyed the time he spent playing cards with his friends at the East End Club in Lowell. He was also a die-hard participant in Fantasy Football.
In addition to his father and step-mother, Gil is survived by a sister Michelle Gauthier of Sunnyvale, CA; a brother Roland Gauthier and his wife Annmarie of Hudson, NH; two nieces Ashley and Kristin Gauthier; a nephew Ryan M. Lee; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Gil was a loyal son, brother and friend who was loved by all and will be forever missed.
There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Mass to be celebrated on Saturday morning at the PARISH of ST. RITA in Lowell at 9 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, Gil’s family asks that those wishing make a donation in his memory to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lowell, 657 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.