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Edward A. Glasheen, Sr. Print E-mail

Edward Arthur Glasheen, Sr.

Beloved, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend;

Edward Arthur Glasheen Sr., 85, of Seabrook Beach NH and Safety Harbor FL passed away suddenly on August 30, 2015 at his home.

He was the beloved husband and college sweetheart of Barbara M. (Burke) Glasheen having just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 20th.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 4, 1930, the son of the late Harry and the late Anastasia (Welch) Glasheen, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate from Lowell High School in the Class of 1949. Ed was also a star athlete in high school as a member of both the track and baseball teams.

Ed went on to graduate from Lowell Technical Institute (nka U/Mass Lowell) in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Prior to his retirement in 1992, he worked as a Production Manager at BLH Electronics in Canton MA for many years.

An avid pilot, golfer, reader, painter, and “inventor” in his retirement, Ed also supported the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Rays. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family who will miss him dearly.

He is survived by Edward Glasheen Jr, and his wife Diana (Doyle) of Belgrade ME, Marigail Glasheen of Merrimack NH, Timothy Glasheen and his wife Jeanne (Tourville) of Pelham NH, Thomas Glasheeen Sr. and his wife Susan (Finn) of Hudson NH, and Richard Glasheen and his wife Carol (Leary) of Hudson NH. He also leaves nine grandchildren Kelly (Glasheen) Freitas, Drew Glasheen, Katie Glasheen, Thomas “TJ” Glasheen Jr, Brett Glasheen, Molly Glasheen, Sarah Glasheen, Hannah Glasheen, and Alicia Glasheen.  He is also survived by his brother Richard and his wife Rita of Smithtown, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother Henry and sister Mary Lang.

Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 11 A.M. Thursday. His Memorial Funeral Mass will follow at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in LOWELL at 11:30 A.M. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Edward A. Glasheen, Sr. to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via
Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

David St. Amand Print E-mail

David Henry St. Amand

Loving son, brother, nephew and uncle
  David  St. Amand, 42, of Lowell, died Friday, August 28th at his home.
  Born in Methuen, Massachusetts, December 31, 1972, the son of Angela M. (Carey) (St. Amand) Lochmandy of Nashua and Henry P. St. Amand of Lowell.  He attended St. Margaret Grammar School in Lowell, the Daley School and the Greater Lowell Vocational Technical High School.
  Most recently, Dave was employed as a Laborer with various local area construction companies. Previously, he was a Custodian for the City of Lowell School Dept.   David always enjoyed music and a great movie. 
 He was a loyal and true friend.  He had a big heart, loved babies and children and they loved him. 
 In addition to his parents, Dave is survived by a sister Amie P. Sternlight and her husband Christopher of Tewksbury, MA; a nephew John Sternlight also of Tewksbury, MA; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, among them, his aunt Jacqueline St. Amand with whom he resided along with his father.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.  

Eleanor M. Brox Print E-mail

Eleanor M. Brox  

Eleanor M. (Kelly) Brox, 95, died peacefully on August 21, at her home in Chelmsford. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank A. Brox, who died on July 24, 2014, and to whom she was married for 65 years.

Born in Lowell on October 11, 1919, she was the daughter of late John L. Kelly and the late Mabelle (Killoy) Kelly.

She attended St. Michael School, Keith Hall and graduated from Lowell High School in 1937.  Prior to her marriage, she was the switchboard manager at McGowan Educator Biscuit Company.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Brox, and her husband, Raj Prasad, of Chelmsford, and Andrea Brox, and her husband, John C. McCarthy, of Concord, a grandson, John Brox McCarthy, also of Concord, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy (Kelly) Bass. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at 11 o’clock at ST. MARY CHURCH in CHELMSFORD.  Please meet at church. Burial of her ashes will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978 or 866) 458-8768.




John H. Cull Print E-mail

John H. Cull

Korean War Veteran, Retired Telephone Co. Worker


John H. Cull, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning August 23, at Lowell General Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Jean L. (Vayo) Cull, who predeceased him on November 2, 1987.

Born on May 5, 1930, he was the son of the late Arthur T. Cull and the late Mary E. (Leary) Cull.
John attended the Oakland Elementary School, Moody Junior High and graduated from Lowell High School in the Class of 1948. He attended evening classes for two years at Lowell Textile College, now part of UMass Lowell.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army with the 714th Railway Battalion, before an honorable discharge.

Prior to his retirement, John worked as a PBX repairman for over 30 years, first with New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, which later became A T & T.

Later, he worked as a Communications Specialist for seven years at Raytheon in South Lowell and then as a delivery man for Westford Anodizing for a few years.

He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. John was an Honorary Life Member of the IBEW (Local 2321), a Life Member of the Telephone Pioneers, a Life Member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks # 87, B.P.O.E., a Life Member of the National Korean War Veterans Association, and was a member and Past Commander of the Korean War Veterans Association of Greater Lowell.

He served as an Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 6, in Lowell for over 15 years during which time John received many Scout Awards including the St. George Medal and the District Award of Merit.

For nearly twenty years, he enjoyed travelling and visiting many friends and family members on his motorcycle.

A member of the Retread Motorcycle Club, John continued until his passing to recall the many years he had fun riding on “the Bike.”

John is survived by his daughter Jean M. Cull of Lowell and his son John H. Cull, Jr. and his partner Ann Marie Benson of Nottingham, NH; his sister-in-laws Janet and Barbara Vayo of Lowell; brother-in-laws Harold Vayo and his wife Joan of CT and Paul Vayo and his wife Genia of VA; as well as many nieces, nephews, several first cousins, many special neighbors and close friends.

He was predeceased by his brother Arthur D. Cull in 1974 and his sister Ellen L. Cull  in 2004.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Westford House for the dedicated care they provided to their father for the past 15 months and to the nurses and staff of MS 3 at Lowell General Hospital for the compassionate care they gave to their father in his final days.

Cull – In Lowell, MA, August 23, 2015, at Lowell General, John H. Cull, 85, husband of the late Jean L. (Vayo) Cull. Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday. His funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock followed by a Funeral Mass at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Bldg. Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852 or the Oblate Residence, 486 Chandler St., Tewksbury. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.


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