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Robert D. Rheaume, Sr. Print E-mail

Robert D. Rheaume, Sr.

Korean War Veteran, of Dracut, 86
 Robert D. Rheaume, Sr., 86, of Dracut, died Thursday, March 24th at Lowell General Hospital – Main Campus with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Geraldine T. “Gerry” (O’Leary) Rheaume who survives him.
 Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, October 13, 1929, a son of the late Ernest J. and the late Eva J. (David) Rheaume, he received his education in the Haverhill school system.
 A proud veteran of the Korean War, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army on June 6, 1951 and completed his Basic Training at Camp Chaffe in Arkansas. He was then assigned to Iwo Jima where he underwent additional training before being shipped to Korea where he served for 1 ½ years until his Honorable Discharge. While in the army, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.
 Before retiring, Bob was employed as a baker with Market Basket in Tewksbury for over 15 years. Previously, he was the chef at the former Beacon Crest Nursing Home in Lowell and Whittier Nursing Home in Haverhill. He also worked as a manager for Grad’s Specialty Shop in Haverhill.
 Among his many interests, he enjoyed cooking, bowling and being the sports enthusiast that he was; he was a former Coach with the St. Joseph Little League in Haverhill. He was also an avid Red Sox fan. He was a member of the Rotary Club in Lowell, the VFW Post 662 in Lowell and a past commander of the Franco American War Veterans Post 4 of Lowell.
 In addition to his wife Gerry, Bob is survived by a daughter Susan T. Souther of Salisbury, MA; two grandchildren Christopher D. Curley and his wife Erin of Salisbury, MA and Tammy A. Curley and her fiancé Robert Peterson of Newburyport, MA; four great-grandchildren; two brothers Nelson J. Rheaume and his wife Jean of Sandown, NH and Thomas L. Rheaume and his wife Melanie of Louisville, KY; and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also father of the late Robert D. Rheaume, Jr. and brother of the late Edmund, Leo, Donat, Louis, Wilfred, Ernest, Leon and Albert Rheaume and the late Eva York.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell, from 4 to 8 P.M. on Monday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. MARGUERITE D’YOUVILLE PARISH in Dracut at 9 o'clock. Burial in Lowell Cemetery. E-condolences/directions Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Franco American War Veterans Post 4, P.O. Box 304, Lowell, MA 01853. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Manuel C. Pacheco Print E-mail


Manuel C. Pacheco

Respected Lowell businessman;

Manuel C. Pacheco, 80, of Lowell, member of a well-known Lowell family, died Sunday afternoon at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness.

The widow of the late Judith A. (Moriarty) Pacheco, who died in 2001, he was the husband of Sheila (Gath) (Callery) Pacheco of Lowell, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 28, 1935, the son of the late Manuel J. Pacheco and the late Mary (Andrews) Pacheco, he received his education in the Lowell School system.

Manny proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. National Guard.

Prior to his retirement, he was the Vice President and General Manager of Saab Realty Corp where he worked for over 50 years.

Manny loved visiting Lake Winnipesaukee in NH where he enjoyed boating, fishing, skiing and spending time with his loving family. An avid shooter, he was a Lifetime member and former Treasurer of the Lowell Sportsmen’s Club.

Besides his wife, Manny is survived by two daughters Suzanne Pacheco – Girard and her husband Christopher M. Girard of Nashua, NH and Michelle A. Pacheco of Lowell; three sons Brian W. Pacheco and his wife Teresa D. Everhart of Greensboro, NC, Raymond A. Pacheco of Lowell and Brad M. Pacheco of Lowell; ten grandchildren James Morris, Michaela Morris and her husband James Reedy, Richard A. Neveux, Brianna Neveux, and Dagmar, Wolfgang, Vincenzo, Malachy, Jack and Skylar Pacheco; two sisters Alice Gray of Florida and Gloria J. Provencher of Tewksbury; a brother David Pacheco of Florida; many nieces and nephews and his dog Theodore “Teddy” McBear of Lowell.

He was the loving father of the late Deborah A. Pacheco who died November 14, 2004

There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION  CHURCH (Upstairs) in Lowell at 11:30 A.M. Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury, all are invited. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to American Heart Assn., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.




Paul J. Cahill, Jr. Print E-mail

Paul J. Cahill, Jr.

Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant
 Paul J. Cahill, Jr., 69, of Madison, NH, died Tuesday, March 1st at Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD with his wife by his side. He was the beloved husband of Susan J. (Daugherty) Cahill who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on March 21st of this year.
 Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, September 4, 1946, a son of the late Paul J. and the late Nancy (O’Neil) Cahill, he was a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island. Eager to further his education, he then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Maryland.
  Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years as a Historian during which time he attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and was awarded several meritorious Service Medals.  Some of his proudest achievements were: The Eighth Air Force Historian of the Year Award for 1988, The Allan S. Major Award for the best History program in SAC in 1988 and The USAF Program Excellence Award for 1989 for managing the best History program (Unit Level) in the USAF-2nd Award.  
 Following his retirement from the Air Force, Paul was employed as an Administrative Assistant with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Portsmouth.
 He was a longtime parishioner of St. Catherine of Sienna in Portsmouth where he served as Eucharistic Minister and Lector.
 Among his many activities, Paul enjoyed genealogy, traveling, golf, vegetable gardening and loved the outdoors including fishing, swimming and boating. He was also an avid reader and fan of the Patriots and Red Sox. He was a member of the U.S. naval Golf Academy as well as a former member of the school board at St. Patrick School in Portsmouth. 
 Above all else though, he cherished the quality time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
 In addition to his wife Sue, Paul is survived by two daughters Erin E. Kennedy and her husband James J. of Brookline, NH and Cristin M. Cahill and her fiancé Todd Strugnell of Hudson, NH; four grandchildren J.J. Kennedy, Danny Kennedy, Courtney Dennis and Garrett Frohman; a sister Cynthia Riccio and her husband Al of Chelmsford, MA; three brothers Sean Cahill of Yarmouthport, MA, Timothy Cahill of Madison, NH and Liam Cahill and his wife Cathy of Centerville, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
 He was also grandfather of the late Kathryn Ann Kennedy, brother of the late Patrick Cahill and brother-in-law of the late Rosemary Cahill.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell, MA from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Johns Hopkins Hospital, 750 East Pratt St, 17th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Pasha Petric Print E-mail

Pasha Petric

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 72
 Pasha (Osgood) Petric, 72 of Lowell, formerly of Lynn, MA, died Tuesday, March 1st at Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved longtime companion of David Blouin of Lynn, MA who survives her.
 Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, April 16, 1943, the daughter of the late Arthur Osgood and the late Marjorie (Pearse) Twardowski and step-daughter of the late Chester Twardowski, she attended Salem, MA schools and was a graduate of Salem High School. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Salem State College earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in English.
 Before retiring, Pasha was employed as a Councilor at Gosnold on Cape Cod in North Falmouth for several years.
 Among her many activities, Pasha loved traveling, especially to Aruba, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Above all else though, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 Pasha was also proud to be a friend of Bill’s.
 In addition to her companion David, Pasha is survived by two daughters Robyn L. Casey and her husband Rob of Londonderry, NH and Kimberley L. Brackett of Merrimack, NH; three grandchildren Sara Hovasse, Jonathan Theodore and Brianna Casey; seven great-grandchildren; and many cousins.
 In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately. E-condolences at  Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA. (978 or 866)458-8768. 
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