Mary H. McCarron
former Administrative Assistant, Digital Equipment Corp.
Mary H. (Diaz) McCarron, 79, a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died peacefully Friday, May 23rd at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 58 years of the late John J. McCarron who died November 3, 2013.
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 19, 1934, the daughter of the late Manuel and the late Guadalupe (Salazar) Diaz, she was a graduate of St. Mary High School in Oklahoma City in the Class of 1951 and Blackwood Business College in 1952.
Before retiring, Mary was employed as an Administrative Assistant with Digital Equipment Corporation in Littleton, MA. Previously, she worked at Wang Laboratories in Lowell, MA.
Among her many activities, Mary enjoyed traveling, with trips to Spain, Italy, Australia, Mexico and all over the United States. She especially loved spending time with her family, baking, sewing, music and spending summers in York Beach in Maine. She was a member of the St. Margaret Church Choir in Lowell.
Mary is survived by ten children John J. McCarron, Jr. and his wife Salome of Lowell, Stephen E. McCarron and his wife Shannon of Lowell, Timothy K. McCarron and his wife Joanne of Chelmsford, Laura A. Boucher and her husband Mark of Epping, NH, Edward T. McCarron of Fitchburg, Kevin M. McCarron of Washington, D.C., Lisa C. Sousa of Dunstable, Kenneth A. McCarron of Lowell, Elaine M. Shirley and her husband Gregg of Londonderry, NH and Neil P. McCarron of Lowell; 21 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; four sisters Estella Heaton of Dallas, TX, Carmen Munoz and her husband Raul of Littleton, CO, Emelia Wolff and her husband John of Box Elder, SD and Esther Hulse and her husband Max of Eagle River, AK; three brothers Manuel Diaz of Oklahoma City, OK, Edward Diaz and his wife Rosa of El Paso, TX and John Diaz and his wife Maria of Maumelle, AR; two sisters-in-law Dorothy Duggan of Chelmsford, MA and Virginia Gregoire of Salt Lake City, UT; a brother-in-law Thomas McCarron and his wife Jenny of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; and many nieces and Nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST.MARGARET CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Care Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Adelard L. “Ed” Trudel
retired Special Events Coordinator, City of Lowell
Adelard L. “Ed” Trudel, 90, of Lowell, died Saturday, May 24th at Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill. He was the beloved husband of Germaine T. Vigeant-Trudel who survives him.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on January 29, 1924, he was the son of the late Louis A. and the late Margaret R. (Daley) Trudel, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1941.
Before retiring, Ed was employed as Special Events Coordinator with the City of Lowell for over 20 years. Previously, he had been the owner and operator of Trudel Real Estate in Lowell for many years and had also worked at Avco Systems Division in Wilmington.
Among his many activities, Ed enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending summers at Seabrook Beach in NH and York Beach in Maine. He was also a former Board Member at Camp Paul in Chelmsford. Ed was an active member of the Lowell community. He and Germaine regularly attended programs and events held in support of nonprofits. They were particularly faithful fans of the Lowell Spinners.
He was also the beloved husband of the late Catherine F. (Griffin) Trudel who died February 11, 1988.
In addition to his wife Germaine, Ed is survived by two daughters Donna E. Grzyb and her husband Paul of Lowell and Kathryn F. Sheppard and her husband Norman of Ipswich; five grandchildren Michael Grzyb and his wife Gretchen of Goffstown, NH, Katherine Grzyb of Lowell, Stacey Vitale and her husband Joseph of Newburyport, Nicole DeGennaro and her husband Benjamin of Tewksbury and Heidi Sheppard of Ipswich; four great-grandchildren Tyrus Grzyb and Domenic, Ryan and Audrey Vitale; a sister Joan Donnelly and her husband Robert of Dracut; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Raymond and five sisters, Helen, Regina, Dorothy, Lorraine and Delores.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 3 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Care Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Constance F. “Connie” O’Neill
Constance F. “Connie” (Bello) O’Neill, 89, of Tyngsboro, former longtime resident of the Pawtucketville section of Lowell, died Monday, May 26th at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of John L. O’Neill of 67 years.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Antonio and the late Constance (Correia) Bello, she received her education in the Lowell school system.
Connie worked in the City Mills and before retiring she was employed as a Quality Control Coordinator with Courier Citizen for 35 years.
Among her many activities, Connie was a member of the St. Rita's Church Cadets, St. Rita’s Women’s Club and was an avid Red Sox fan. But above all else, she loved spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband John, Connie is survived by three sons Steven P. O’Neill and his wife Vicki of Tyngsboro, MA, John L. O’Neill and his wife Kelly of Ashby, MA and Anthony J. O’Neill and his wife Jeanne of Lowell, MA; seven grandchildren Jarred O’Neill and his wife Kristine, Ashley O’Neill, Stephanie O’Neill, Thomas Burke, Julia O’Neill, Timothy O’Neill and Molly O’Neill; a great-grandson Matthew O’Neill and his mother Ana Alcantara; four sisters Bea Belleau of Lowell, MA, Delia Floyd of Pelham, NH, Alice Newell of Lowell, MA and Carol DiRocco and her husband Norman of Lowell, MA; a brother Anthony Bello and his wife Connie of Lowell, MA and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also the grandmother of the late Derrick S. O’Neill who died August 23, 2103.
Connie's family wishes to give thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff at D'Youville Senior Care Center who provided Connie with exceptional care.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 3 to 7 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH in Lowell at 9 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association can log on to http://alz.kintera.org/ride2014/stephoneill1120 or send checks c/o Alzheimer's Association to 480 Pleasant Street Watertown, MA 02472 with a note indicating team leader Stephanie O'Neill as part of "Grammy's Gang." Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Albert J. “Al” Gomes
Retired from Polaroid Corp, Cambridge;
Albert J. “Al” Gomes, 87, of Lowell, formerly of Burlington, Massachusetts, died Friday, May 16th at the Palm Center Nursing Home in Chelmsford. He was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn C. (Arenella) Gomes who died in 1970.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 22, 1926, the son of the late Manuel and the late Marian (Neves) Gomes, he received his education in the Cambridge school system.
Before retiring, Mr. Gomes was employed as a welder with the Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge for over 25 years.
Among his many activities, Al enjoyed dancing, boxing and traveling. But above all else, being all about family, he loved spending quality time with his children and grandchildren.
Mr. Gomes is survived by a daughter Cheryl A. (Gomes) Winward and her husband Jeff of Lowell, MA; a son John J. Gomes and his wife Gladys of Tavares, FL; three grandchildren Tara Gomes and her companion Lori Russell of Cranston, RI, Bryanna Hurley and Felicia Winward both of Lowell, MA; a sister-in-law Laura Gomes of South Dartmouth, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also father of the late Albert J. Gomes, Jr. and brother of the late John J. Gomes.
In keeping in accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at the ST. RITA PARISH, 158 Mammoth Rd. in Lowell at 9 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to American Diabetes Assn., 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701 or the National Kidney Foundation of N.E., 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.