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Kathleen P. (McHale) Broderick Print E-mail

Kathleen P. (McHale) Broderick

Beloved mother, grandmother, and sister;

Kathleen P. “Kathy” (McHale) Broderick, 75, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, but formerly of Lowell, passed away on Saturday February 18, 2023, at Waterstone of Wellesley Assisted Living Center surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 18, 1947, the daughter of the late Leo and the late Doris (Hill) McHale, she attended St. Michael’s Grammar school and was a graduate of Keith Hall in the class of 1964.

Later, Kathy attended Greater Lowell Tech High school and graduated from their Licensed Practical Nurse program.

Prior to her retirement in 2007, Kathy worked as a Corporate Travel Agent for American Express in their Boston Office. Later in life, Kathy devoted her time to various volunteering positions mentoring teenage girls.

Among her many interests, Kathy had a love for traveling, visiting the beach, and watching the Patriots.

However, her greatest joy was spending time with her family, watching her grandchildren play sports, and spending time with her dog Papi.

Kathy is survived by three sons Thomas Broderick Jr. and his wife Nancy of Milton, MA, Kevin Broderick and his wife Julieanne of Groton, MA, John Broderick and his wife Melissa of North Andover, MA; 11 grandchildren Olivia, Madeleine, Abigail, and Margot Broderick of Milton, MA, Cara, Elizabeth, and Kevin Broderick, Caitlin Metivier and Kyle Metivier of Groton, MA, Jack and Ava Broderick of North Andover, MA.

In addition, she is also survived by several siblings Janet Donahue of Osterville, MA, Sharon O’Brien of Los Altos, California, Martha Merritt and her husband George of Kennebunkport, Maine, Nancy Stevens and her husband John of Boston, MA, Donald McHale and his wife Paula of Tyngsboro, MA, and Norbert McHale of North Chelmsford, MA.

Besides her parents, Kathy is predeceased by her siblings Maureen Van Siclan, Barbara Randall, Patricia H. Moffett, Joanne Dougherty, Sheila Connors, Paula McHale and John L. “Jackie” McHale, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Mass Friday morning February 24, 2023, at ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH in Lowell, MA, at 11:00 A.M. (Please meet at church). Committal services will be held privately for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 458-8768.



Sean M. Evans Print E-mail

Sean M. Evans
Beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle;


Sean M. Evans, 52, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2023, at New England Pediatric Care in North Billerica, MA surrounded by his loving family.

Born on January 6, 1971, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of M. Judith (Cunningham) Evans, who survives him and the late Brendan J. Evans, Sean grew up in a home filled with love and joy.

Besides his mother, Sean is survived by a sister Brenda I. Evans and her husband Joseph Stubblefield of Dunstable, MA; a brother Timothy C. Evans and his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” Evans of Dunstable, MA; one nephew Jack Stubblefield, two nieces Iris Stubblefield and Abigail Duggan all of Dunstable, MA.

The family wishes to thank New England Pediatric Care for a lifetime of love and care.

A private Funeral Mass was celebrated for Sean with his family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to New England Pediatric Care, 78 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01862. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 458-8768.

G. Douglas “Doug” Sullivan, III Print E-mail

G. Douglas “Doug” Sullivan, III

Beloved brother, uncle, in-law, cousin, teacher, and friend

It is with profound sadness that the Sullivan family announces the unexpected passing of their dear brother Doug on January 12, 2023, after a brief illness, in Cape Coral, Florida. Doug was born in Lowell on October 14, 1957, a son of the late G. Douglas Sullivan, Jr. and Mary (Coakley) Sullivan, and was educated in the Lowell Public Schools. After graduating from Lowell High School in 1975 Doug obtained a bachelor’s degree in Special Education at Westfield State College and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Tufts University.

After graduating from Tufts, Doug moved to New York City where he worked as a counselor for several years. He eventually returned to Lowell to work as a teacher and counselor. The last twenty years of his career were spent working as a Special Education teacher and administrator in the Lawrence Public Schools. Doug was an active Union member serving as Vice President of the Lawrence Teachers’ Union and was a member of the American Federation of Teachers.

Throughout his life Doug strove to serve, especially the less fortunate. He was an altar boy in his youth, cared for significantly disabled children, counseled young men dying of AIDS, taught special needs children, and stood up for working class teachers who deserved a fair wage for one of the most important jobs on earth. In retirement, he organized shelter for neighbors when a category 4 hurricane was approaching and took neighbors to chemo treatments and medical appointments.

Upon his retirement in 2020 Doug moved to Fort Myers, Florida where he enjoyed the endless sun and acquired a wide circle of new friends. Doug was known for his quick wit and ability to tell a good story, a trait he inherited from our Dad. He was a sharp dresser who loved a good book, musical theater, and a succession of beloved canine companions who were very dear to him, including William who traveled to Florida with him and joined him in heaven three weeks after he passed.

Doug is survived by his siblings: Patricia Sullivan Talty and her husband, Frank Talty, of Fort Myers, FL; Sean Sullivan and his wife Janice, of Clearwater Beach, FL; and Michael Sullivan and his husband Karlu Vito-Sullivan of Los Angeles, CA. He also leaves three beloved nieces: Shelagh (Sullivan) Collins and her husband James of Dracut, MA and their children Declan, Teagan and McKenna; Shannon (Sullivan) Gillis and her husband Walter of Tewksbury, MA; and Meghan Sullivan also of Tewksbury, MA. He also leaves many dear cousins on the Sullivan and Coakley sides of the family.

Friends are invited to his Memorial Visitation to be held on Friday, March 31 at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4:00-7:00 PM, Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass which will be celebrated on Saturday April 1, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Parish/Ste. Marie’s Church, 75 Chamberlain Street, Lowell (Please meet at church). His internment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing to remember Doug are asked to make a contribution to the G. Douglas and Mary C. Sullivan endowed Scholarship at UMass Lowell to support students and teachers in the Lowell and Lawrence Public Schools studying education, c/o UML Office of Advancement, 1 Lawrence Drive, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA -  (978) 458-8768.

James J. Kennedy, Jr. Print E-mail

James J. Kennedy, Jr.

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law and friend;

James J. Kennedy, Jr. 76, of Lowell, Massachusetts, a well-known longtime local educator, passed away on Saturday February 4, 2023, at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, MA.

He was the loving husband for over 52 years of Mary E. (Balas) Kennedy of Lowell, MA, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, MA, May 4, 1946, the son of the late James J. and the late Olivia A. (Lucy) Kennedy, he attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1964. James attended Lowell State College graduating in the class of 1968. He then attended the master’s program at New York University and finished his master’s degree in Administration and Education from Lowell State College.

Jim proudly served his country as a Commander in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 1996 from the U.S. Naval Reserves after 30 plus years of service.

Prior to his retirement, Jim was a dedicated Educator at Lowell High School for over 32 years, where he retired as the Chairperson of the Science Department.

Among his many interests, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and especially his grandchildren in Hilton Head Island, SC and at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. He enjoyed boating, traveling, cooking, reading and living life to the fullest with his wife.

He took great pride in educating and helping others. Jim served for over 20 years on the board and as the President of the Homeowner’s Association of Admirals Row and Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Convention Center in Hilton Head Island. He also served as a Representative for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, NY.

Jim was also a member of the Reserve Officers Association, the Military Officers Association, the Wardroom Club and the Knights of Columbus.

Besides his wife, Jim is survived by a daughter Kathleen (Kennedy) Hartrey and her husband John of East Greenwich, Rhode Island; a son James J. “Jamie” Kennedy, III and his wife Heather of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire; six grandchildren Liam W. Hartrey, James J. Kennedy, IV, Colin K. Hartrey, John F. Hartrey, IV, Grace A. Kennedy, and Gwendolyn A. Kennedy; his in-laws Martha Balas of Cape Cod, and Joseph Balas and his wife Elaine of Lowell, MA; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Frank Balas.

Relatives and friends will be received at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST.  in Lowell on Friday morning February 10, 2023, from 9:00 to 11:15 A.M. followed by his Funeral Mass at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in Lowell at 12:00 P.M. Noon. Committal Services will be held at a later date for the family. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr.  (978) 458-8768.

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