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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.

Floyd A. "Andy" Netzer Print E-mail

Floyd A. "Andy" Netzer

Loving husband, father and brother;

Floyd A. “Andy” Netzer, 77, of Lowell died Monday January 27, 2020 at Northwood Rehab with his loving family by his side.

He was married to his beautiful wife, Nancy A. (Lamphier) Netzer, who survives him.

Born in Arlington, Massachusetts, November 16, 1942, the son of the late Floyd D. and the late Rose J. (Massucco) Netzer, he attended Lexington schools and was a graduate of Burlington High school Class of 1962.

A skilled carpenter by trade, Andy was an accomplished self-employed finish carpenter who worked through-out the Acton area.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving and vacationing at Newfound Lake in New Hampshire. However, his greatest joy was when he was with his family.

Besides his wife, Andy is survived by two step-sons Harold T. Pearson of Lowell and Jeffrey J. Pearson of Manchester, NH; a step-grandson Deven J. Pearson and his mother Kelly Martinez of Lowell; his sister and best friend Rosemarie Sullivan, her husband Robert of Townsend and their daughters Janette Sullivan and Lisa Sullivan-Zaikis; his dear aunt Anna Keenan of North Chelmsford; and his loving nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be private. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458 – 8768.  





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