Theresa E. Chenelle
Loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother;
Theresa E. (Connell) Chenelle, 88, a resident of Tyngsboro for over 50 years, died Wednesday morning at home with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Gerald “Gerry” Chenelle, Sr. who died March 16, 1990.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 20, 1927, the daughter of the late David and the late Jean (Sheppard) Connell, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
Prior to her retirement, Theresa was the owner and operator of Minuteman Airport Service in Tyngsboro for several years. Previously, she, along with her husband Gerry, owned Marty’s for Party’s a well-known local function facility in Lowell.
Although Theresa worked most of her life, the times she truly cherished were with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter Donna Dubois and her husband David of Tyngsboro, MA; two sons Michael D. Chenelle and his wife Marie of Pelham, NH and Gerald Chenelle, Jr. and his wife Catherine of Nashua, NH; six grandchildren Kristina Nickles and her husband Dan of Tyngsboro, MA, Joseph Dubois of Denver, CO, Peter Chenelle of Salem, NH, Laura Chenelle of Pelham, NH, Nicole Chenelle of Nashua, NH and Elizabeth Chenelle of Tyngsboro, MA; two great-grandchildren Dylan and Emma Nickles; a sister Jean Morris of Lowell, MA; her special niece Patricia Shelor and her husband Dwight of Floyd, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also mother of the late Paul G. Chenelle, grandmother of the late Bruce and Mark Chenelle and sister of the late Harry Connell, Davina Laing and Isabel Croteau.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 Pawtucket ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning at SAINT MARY MAGDALEN CHURCH in Tyngsboro at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Circle Home Health & Hospice Care, 847 Rogers St, Suite 201, Lowell, MA 01852 or https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/105220. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
John M. “Jack” Vaughan
Formerly of Lowell, retired Engineer James River Paper Co.;
John M. “Jack” Vaughan, 83, a resident of Lunenburg for over 50 years, died peacefully Wednesday morning at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer. He was the beloved husband of the late Francelina C. (Barros) Vaughan, who died October 17, 2010. They were married in 1959 andafter retiring, they enjoyed travelling and spent over 20 years wintering in Sarasota and Venice, Florida.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 24, 1932, the son of the late John F. and the late Agnes S. (Sharkey) Vaughan, he attended St. Patrick School and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1950.
A proud veteran, Jack entered the U.S. Army in 1952 and served his country during the Korean Conflict as a photo lithographer while stationed in Tokyo.
After returning from the service, he worked at Sullivan Brothers in Lowell for several years before earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Paper Engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (NKA U/Mass Lowell).
Jack worked in the paper industry for over 30 years, most notably as a engineer and supervisor at the James River Paper Company (formerly Weyerhaeuser) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts until his retirement.
A man of many passions and talents, Jack was an accomplished baseball player during high school and in the service, having played battalion level baseball while in Japan.
He had a beautiful tenor voice and loved music, especially the opera and Broadway. He performed in many choral groups and musical theatre throughout the years, and particularly enjoyed watching and listening to the Metropolitan Opera.
A lifelong Red Sox fan, Jack loved to play golf, most often while he was in Florida.
Jack is survived by three sisters Ann P. Cuneo and her husband Paul of Harvard, Mary V. Wood and her husband David of Beverly and Sheila V. Harrington and her husband John of Lowell; many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and his dear cousins Judith (Carney) Goodwin of South Windsor, CT and John F. Carney, III of Falmouth.
At his request, all funeral services were held privately. E-condolences at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Friends of Luneburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts, Avenue, Lunenburg, MA 01462 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Frances M. Brennan
Loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, 77
Frances M. (Donahue) Brennan, 77, of Bedford, New Hampshire, formerly of Lowell, died Tuesday evening, February 9th at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. She was the beloved wife of the late George F. Brennan who died June 27, 1999.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 20, 1938, a daughter of the late Charles H. and the late Victorine M. (Clowrey) Donahue, she attended the Sacred Heart School in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1956. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Lowell State Teachers’ College attaining both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in education.
Before retiring, Frances was employed as a Science Teacher in the Lowell school system having taught at the Daly School and most of her career at the Shaughnessy School.
Among her many activities, Frances was actively involved in many local community organizations. She enjoyed reading, yoga and traveling. A seasoned world traveler, she visited the likes of New Zealand, Australia, China, Madagascar and pretty much all of Europe and the United States. Her greatest joy however was spending quality time with her family.
Frances is survived by three daughters Julie A. Kampersal and her husband Thomas of Holliston, MA, Kristine E. Brennan-Haka and her husband Klodian of Washington, DC and Beth A. Brennan also of Washington, DC; a son Thomas D. Brennan of Hong Kong, China; three granddaughters Lauren, Erin and Emma Kampersal; a sister Mary Beauchesne and her husband Donald of Dracut, MA; four brothers Donald Donahue and his wife Francene of Bedford, NH, Charles Donahue and his wife Jacqueline of Pelham, NH, John Donahue of Lowell, MA and Daniel Donahue and his wife Suzanne of Nogal, NM; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock (please meet at church). Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1066. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Janice A. “Jan” Mahoney
Founder of Pawtucketville Girls’ Softball League
Janice A. “Jan” (Pape) Mahoney, 77, died Wednesday, February 3rd with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard P. “Ratch” Mahoney who died May 16, 1981.
Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 16, 1938, the daughter of the late John and the late Margaret (Pierce) Pape, she attended Fort Wayne schools and was a graduate of Northside High School.
Before retiring in 2002, Jan was employed as a Housing Specialist with Community Teamwork in Lowell.
For many years Jan was active in numerous political campaigns. She was active in the Democratic Party for over 28 years and was Chairman for Ward 6 for many of those years. She was selected as Secretary for the City Democratic Committee. A former Commissioner of the Board of Parks for the City of Lowell, she served from 1977 to 1982. Jan was also appointed to the Lowell Commission for Election Office where she served from 1997 to 2002. She was also a board member on the Council on Aging.
Founder of the Pawtucketville Girls’ Softball League, the Jan Mahoney Girls Softball Field in Pawtucketville was named in her honor on April 24, 2005.
Jan’s passion was watching her grandchildren play baseball and softball. In addition, she was absolutely obsessed with watching the NCAA March Madness but was a lover of all sports. She also enjoyed many hours of music and playing cards with the “Ladies” at “The Home”.
Jan is survived by two daughters Laura Ann Corcoran and Jennifer Mahoney-Brum and her husband Joseph; three sons Patrick J. Mahoney and his wife Martha, Paul Mahoney and his wife Louise and Timothy S. Mahoney; six grandchildren Colleen Corcoran, Joseph Corcoran, Olivia Brum, Richard Mahoney, Shawn Mahoney and Kevin Mahoney; a great-grandson Mason Powell; her dear friend Charlene “Whoppie” Urbanek; many cousins in Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also grandmother of the late Megan Corcoran and sister of the late Carolyn Harman.
Her family would like to thank the entire nursing staff and caregivers of Palm Manor Nursing Home for the kind and compassionate care that they provided to Jan while she resided there.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 Pawtucket ST. at Fletcher from 1 to 4 P.M. Sunday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning at SAINT RITA CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Committal Prayers to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery Chapel. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu flowers, those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, Camp Carefree, P.O. Box 2118, Wolfeboro, NH 03894. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.