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Helene M. Twilley Print E-mail

Helene M. Twilley

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend;

Helene M. (Niemi) Twilley, 65, of Lowell passed away in Lowell on Saturday August 29, 2020 after a brief illness.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 27, 1955, a daughter of the late Robert W. and the late Cynthia M. (Ames) Niemi, she attended local schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1973.

Prior to her retirement, Helene was a manufacturing technician in the computer and high-tech industry for many years.

She is survived a daughter Rachael M. Gorman of Lowell; a son Paul J. Gorman, Jr. of Tampa, FL; three granddaughters Madison Yeoman, Taylor Yeoman and Ashlyn; a grandson Evan Gorman; a sister Cynthia M. Burns and her husband Jerry of Nashua, NH; a brother Michael Niemi of Tampa, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

All services were private for the family. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA – (978) 458-8768.

Florence Louise Holton Print E-mail

Florence Louise Holton

Retired School Teacher, Nashua, N


Florence Louise Holton, a lifelong Lowell resident, died in Lowell on Saturday August 22, 2020.

Florence was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Patrick A. and the late Elizabeth B. (Shanahan) Holton.

She was educated in the Lowell school system, was a graduate of Lowell High School and graduated from Lowell State Teachers College with a BS in Elementary Education and Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Education in 1949.

Prior to her retirement, Florence was a principal and teacher in the Nashua, NH school system for many years.

Florence was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Teresa Holton who died in 2018.

She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday August 28, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Church for her family followed by burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. E-condolences at  Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA (978) 458-8768.

James H. Jewer Print E-mail

James H. Jewer

"The Pool Man"

James H. Jewer, 66, formerly of Lowell, died Saturday August 29, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness.




Born in Boston, Massachusetts, November 29, 1954, a son of Dorothy L.(Aylward) Jewer and the late James H. Jewer, he attended Wilmington schools and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.




Jim was the retired owner and operator of the former Pool Service Specialists of Lowell, aka "The Pool Man", for over 30 years.




Jim enjoyed professional sports of all types, especially the NFL and horse racing. In his younger years you would often find him at the Kentucky Derby or the Belmont watching the ponies run.




Besides his mother, Jim is survived by a sister Dorothy L. Johnson and her husband Rick of Somerville, MA; a brother Edward R. Harnish and his wife Melissa; five nieces and nephews; his good friends Chris and John.




He was also the brother of the late Thomas J. Harnish.




All service were private. E-condolences at  Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL, MA - (978)- 458-8768.


M. Alan Webb Print E-mail

M. Alan Webb

Veteran U.S. Marines, Korean Conflict;

M. Alan Webb, age 85, of Lowell died peacefully on Sunday August 30, 2020 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell.

Alan was born in Morriston, NJ on April 16, 1934, to Ruby and Milton Webb.

He worked for GTE for many years and was able to travel the world to the Philippines, Costa Rica, and Israel where he met his wife.  Sarit came to USA and they were married for over 29 years. Sarit passed away in 2016 due to cancer and left behind a daughter Marina Milucci of Florida.

A resident of Lowell Mass. Alan is survived by his two adult children Debra (Webb) Gilbert and Mark Webb and his wife Lijun Xia from China. He has 2 adult grandchildren Ashley Rose Gilbert of Billerica and Jimmy D. Gilbert Jr.  of Lowell and 2 great grandchildren McKenzie Holak and Carter Gilbert.

He was 1 of 3 siblings. Jean Hill, his sister passed in 2002 and his brother Donald is whereabouts unknown. He is also survived by his niece Nancy Lawson and her husband Ken and his nephew Ken and many great nephews and nieces.     

      Alan loved to golf and was a member of the Nabnasset Lake Country Club in the 70’s and some part of the 80’s before moving to Hudson, Florida. There he did some part-time shuttle work and airport runs. He worked out at the gym and walked 1 mile every day. He enjoyed fishing and going to Las Vegas with his wife.

       On Saturday September 12, 2020, his children will be having a Celebration of Life at Debbie’s house, outside if it is nice. If you need directions or more information please call Debbie or Mark for directions. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA.


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