M. Claire Doherty
M. Claire Doherty, 89, of Newton, NH, formerly of Nashua and Lowell, died Sunday, November 23rd at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by family. She was the beloved wife of 57 years to the late William G. Doherty, who died November 12, 2005.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, June 22, 1925, the daughter of the late Wilfred G. and the late Annette (Alix) Chaput, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Girls High School in the Class of 1941. She then went on to attend Lowell State Teacher’s College.
While residing in Lowell, Claire was a communicant of St. Margaret Church.
Claire was a founder of Children’s House Montessori School and served as Director and Teacher from 1966 at both locations in Lowell and Chelmsford, before retiring in 1995.
Among her many activities, she was a former member of Circle Jean Mance in Lowell and enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking and entertaining, knitting, painting, ceramics and photography. She was also a former Girl Scout Leader in Lowell for many years.
Claire is survived by three daughters Dr. Ann Doherty LaBelle and her husband Robert P. of Newton, NH, formally of Vienna, VA, Ellen Bettencourt and her husband George of Newton, NH and Dr. Jean M. Doherty-Greenberg and her husband Dr. David Greenberg of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren Katherine A. LaBelle of Washington, D.C., Dr. Alexandra J. Greenberg of Rochester, MN and Daniel J. Greenberg of Minneapolis, MN; a brother Wilfred Chaput and his wife Rita of Bradford, MA and their children, Edward, Michael and John Chaput, Paula Sherlock, and Maryann Hebb.
She was also sister of the late Alice Geoffroy of East Templeton, Massachusetts
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3:30 to 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, November 25th. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 9:30 A.M. Please meet at church. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing to make contributions in her memory to https://stanthonyshrine.org/donations/franciscan-campaign. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
M. Patricia “Pat” Ashe
M. Patricia “Pat” Ashe, 74, of Lowell, died Saturday, November 15th at Town & Country Health Care Center in Lowell with her loving family by her side.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 19, 1940, a daughter of the late James G. and the late Mary K. (Wall) Ashe, she attended St. Margaret Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of Keith Hall in the Class of 1958.
Before retiring, Pat was employed by the City of Lowell as a Clerk in the Treasurer’s Office for over 21 years. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell.
Among her many activities, Pat was a greeter at St. Margaret Church and also volunteered on various committees there. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and loved making candy.
Pat is survived by two sisters Katherine A. Gelasco of Charleston, SC and Eileen Ashe of Lowell, MA; a niece Sarah A. Wilson of Tappahannock, VA; six nephews Andrew Gelasco and his wife Pamela of Charleston, SC, Mitchell Gelasco of Boxboro, MA, Eli Gelasco and his wife Rebecca of Millis, MA, Edmund Wilson and his wife Pamela of Leesburg, VA, Gregory Wilson of Washington D.C. and William Wilson of Denver, CO; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was also sister of the late James A. Ashe and the late Judith (Ashe) Wilson.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10:30 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the St. Margaret Church Renovation Fund, 374 Stevens St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Gloria Jeanne LaFlamme
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and teacher
Gloria Jeanne LaFlamme (Laferriere) of Lowell, MA and Fort Pierce, FL passed away peacefully at her home on November 10, 2014 at the age of 83. Gloria was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. LaFlamme for 50 years.
Gloria was born in Lowell on March 11, 1931 to the late Henry “Hank” and the late Jeannette (Aselin) Laferriere. She attended St. Michael’s and St. Patrick’s Grammar Schools and was a graduate of St, Patrick’s Girls High School. She then went on to graduate from Lowell State Teachers’ College. Prior to her retirement, she taught in Shirley and Lowell Public Schools for over 30 years and took much pride in teaching her students.
In 1952, Gloria married Richard LaFlamme and raised her family in Lowell. She was a long time communicant of St. Margaret’s Church in Lowell.
Gloria was a talented seamstress and often created coordinating outfits for her children. She enjoyed decorating cakes, making unique creations for her grandchildrens’ special occasions. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, playing scrabble and traveling abroad, especially cruising with her husband and family.
Following her retirement, Gloria enjoyed living in Fort Pierce FL during the cold winter months. She was a warm, caring person, loved by everyone.
Gloria is survived by her children: Richard LaFlamme and his wife Nancy of Tyngsboro; Deborah Bellegarde and her husband Thomas of Lowell; Kevin LaFlamme and his wife Kathleen of Lowell and Karen LaFlamme and Delbert Johnston of Dracut.
In addition, Gloria is survived by her brothers: Henry Laferriere of Haverhill, Gilbert Laferriere and his wife Donna of Pelham, NH, David Laferriere of Lowell, Michael Laferriere and his wife Virginia of Lowell; her sisters: Beatrice “Sookie” RoeDerer of Santa Barbara, CA, Arlene Normandin of Lowell, and Jeannie Campagnone of Maine, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Gloria was predeceased by her sisters: Delores Soucier and Janet Hargreaves.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Friday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10:30 o’clock. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011, or to Beacon Hospice, 13 Branch Street, Suite 62, Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Robert A. Doyle
Loving husband, father and grandfather;
Robert A. Doyle, 75, of Lowell, passed away Sunday, November 9th at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. He was the beloved husband of Marion E. (Richardson) Doyle with whom he recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on October 12th of this year.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 24, 1939, a son of the late James W. and the late Florence M. (Linscott) Doyle, he attended St. Patrick Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1957.
A veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, Bob proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the Intelligence Division of the U.S. Army.
Before retiring, Bob was employed as President of Southeastern Cellular in Greenville, NC for 3 years. Previously, he was Vice President of Loss Prevention at the former Grossman’s Lumber in Braintree, MA.
Among his many activities, Bob was a longtime member of the YMCA in Lowell as well as a member of the Lowell Elks BPOE Lodge #87. He also served on the Lowell High School reunion Committee. A fierce 45’ player, he was also a member of “the Moles”.
His most cherished moments where with his family, especially his grandchildren in the summer at his second home, Hampton Beach.
In addition to his wife Marion, Bob is survived by three daughters Beth Ellen Reid and her husband Stephen of Ayer, MA, Stacey Geary and her husband Stephan of Lowell, MA and Betsy Evans and her husband Timothy of West Roxbury, MA; a son Michael G. McCready of Lowell, MA; six grandchildren Michael Reid, Craig Reid, Catherine Geary, Jonathan Geary, Matthew Geary and Abigail Duggan; a brother Leo F. Doyle of Dracut; and several nephews and a niece, among them his godson James Doyle of Maine
He was also brother of the late James Doyle and the late Thomas Doyle.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 9 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Lucy’s Love Bus, P.O. Box 464, Amesbury, MA 01913 or http://lucyslovebus.org. E-condolences/Directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.