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Gloria J. Pearsall Print E-mail

Gloria J. Pearsall

Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend;

Gloria J. (Tacconi) Pearsall, 90, of Nashua, NH, but formerly of the Highlands section of Lowell passed away peacefully Wednesday morning February 19, 2020 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

She was the loving wife of the late Paul P. Pearsall who died in 1988.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 19, 1929, a daughter of the late Tello and the late Helen (Kondratowicz) Tacconi, she was a communicant of St. Margaret of Scotland Church while living in Lowell.

Gloria attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Hall and Lowell Commercial College (nka U/Mass Lowell).

Prior to her retirement, she was an Executive Secretary at the former Wang Labs in Lowell for many years.

Among her many interests, Gloria enjoyed classical music, the arts, travelling and gardening.

She is survived by a daughter Helena DeMasse and her husband Robert of Groton, MA; two sons Paul P. Pearsall and his fiancée Anna Terrones of Merrimack, NH and Gerald M. Pearsall of Mont Vernon, NH; three grandchildren Lauren Pearsall, Daniel Pearsall and Alexa DeMasse; and many nieces and nephews.

Gloria was also predeceased by her brothers Rino and Richard Tacconi and her daughter in law Cheryl (Moylan) Pearsall in 2011.

The family would like to acknowledge the excellent care provided by Langdon Place in Nashua, NH.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday February 21, 2020. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd, Merrimack, NH, 03054. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. ((78) 458-8768.   

Richard A. “Dick” Beakey Print E-mail

Richard A. “Dick” Beakey

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend

 Richard A. “Dick” Beakey, 92, of Lowell, died Sunday, February 16th surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Lillian M. (Donohoe) Beakey who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on February 23rd.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 15, 1928, the son of the late Andrew F. and the late Clara A. (Leclerc) Beakey, he received his education in Lowell schools and attended Keith Academy in Lowell.
 A veteran of World War II, Dick proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal.
 Before retiring, he was employed as a tool and machinery designer with Raytheon Corporation in Andover for over 30 years.
 Among his many activities, Dick loved walking, and was an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins. He was also a 4th Degree Knight at the Knights of Columbus in Lowell. His greatest joy however was the quality time he was able to spend with his children and grandchildren.
 In addition to his wife Lillian, Dick is survived by two daughters Annmarie Cricones of South Portland, ME and Marianne Richards and her husband Robert Doherty of Groton, MA; a son Thomas R. Beakey and his wife Catherine of Auburn, NH; five grandchildren Kristen Beakey, Melissa Beakey, Paul Cricones and his wife Candie, Marissa Richards and Kaley Richards; three great-grandchildren Alexia, Connor and Caleb; a sister-in-law Virginia Ouellette of Cotuit, MA; a brother-in-law the Reverend Thomas Donohoe of Lowell, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also brother of the late Mary Guziejka.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 9 to 10:30 on Thursday morning followed by his Funeral Mass at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. His burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978 or 866) 458-8768.

John James Manikas Print E-mail

John James Manikas

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

John James Manikas - age 81 of Lenoir City, Tennessee but a former resident of Lowell and Hudson, NH passed away Sunday morning, February 9, 2020 surrounded by family and friends.

He leaves behind his spouse, Irene R. (Kapsalis) Manikas of Lenoir City, TN; his children James Manikas and wife, Nancy, Christine Sweeney and husband, John, Karen Heffron and husband, Derek; grandson, Jonathan Clayton “Clay” Tipton all of Lenoir City. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Eliacopoulos of Hudson, NH; brothers, James Manikas and wife, Bernice of Tyngsboro, MA, and Philip Manikas of Malden, MA; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James John Manikas and Georgia (Apostolos) Manikas.

John was born in Lowell, Massachusetts where he attended school and graduated from Lowell High School Class of 1957 and went on to attend University of Lowell.

John was employed by Cabot Corporation of Boston, MA from 1961-1986. John and his family relocated to Lenoir City in 1981 and was General Manager of a Foundry and Tool Division in Athens, TN until his division was purchased by NGK Metals of Nagoya, Japan. John retired in the year 2000 from NGK. After retiring he consulted for approximately 10 years and officially retired in 2010.

John was a member the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell and also of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville, TN. He was a Mason and a member of Pentucket Lodge of Lowell, MA for over 55 years. He joined Kerbela Shrine of Knoxville in 1982 and was also a Jester of Court 57 in Knoxville.

John leaves a legacy of love, empathy and generosity. 

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday February 18, 2020. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held Wednesday morning at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by his burial at the Westlawn II Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make memorial contributions in his memory to: Pentucket Lodge, 79 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01852 or the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502. Local arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

David Dah Bang Woo, M.D. Print E-mail

David Dah Bang Woo, M.D.

Well-known and respected physician

David Dah Bang Woo, M.D. 89 of Lowell, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Shanghai, China, April 14, 1930, the youngest of 16 children, he was a graduate of University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine. He served medical residencies at Boston City Hospital and at New York University before establishing his private practice as a general surgeon. He was on the medical staff at Lowell General Hospital, the former St. Joseph Hospital, and the former St. John’s Hospital.

A proud veteran of the Gulf War, Dr. Woo retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Medical Corps having actively served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield.  In his retirement, he attended daily Mass, solved crossword puzzles, played tennis and ping pong, and watched all sports.  Most of all, he loved being with his family.

Dr. Woo is survived by a son, Benedict Woo of Bethlehem, NH; seven daughters: Amy Woo of Lowell, Rebecca Woo of Chelmsford, Rachel Woo of Newton, Sharon Woo of Phoenix, AZ, Sarah Neary and her husband Thomas of Merrimack, NH, Suzanne Dolan and her husband Bud of Nashua, NH, and Elizabeth Woo of Manchester, NH; three granddaughters: Katrina Woo, Emma Woo, and Julia Woo; seven grandsons: Thomas Skinner, Ralph Skinner, Liam Skinner, Ryan Neary, Owen Neary, Declan Neary and Aidan Neary; and a brother D.J. Wu of San Francisco, CA.   He is also survived by his former wife, Patricia Shaw of Newton.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 3 to 7 P.M., Wednesday February 12, 2020. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday morning at the ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH in Lowell at 12 o’clock noon. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Margaret of Scotland Parish Renewal and Renovation Fund, 374 Stevens St., Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978 or 866) 458-8768.

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