Kathryn M. Woods
Loving mother, sister and aunt
Kathryn M. (Henry) Woods, 64, of Lowell, died Friday morning, April 11th at her home following an extended illness.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 8, 1949, the daughter of the late Robert M. and the late Eleanor R. (Hansbury) Henry, she attended St. Margaret Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School in the Class of 1967. She then went on to attend Mt. Wachusett Community College.
Most recently, Kathryn was employed with Boston Scientific in North Chelmsford, formerly known as Bard E.P. and Tyco International. Previously, she worked at the U.S. Post Office in North Chelmsford, the V.A. Medical Center in Lowell and was an usher with the Lowell Spinners.
Among her many interests, Kathryn was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed reading, going to the beach and socializing. She especially cherished her Friday night gatherings with her friends to socialize in their “Happy Room”.
An accomplished writer of poetry, she had much of her writings published.
Kathryn is survived by two sons Brian K. Woods and his wife Nancy of Dracut, MA and Robert L. Woods and his wife Marissa Webb of San Jose, CA; two step-grandchildren Chrisy Michaud of Dracut, MA and Josh Michaud and his wife Paola of Medford, MA; a sister Susan B. Albee and her husband Steven of Chelmsford, MA; three brothers Robert M. Henry, Jr. and his wife Ruth of Alfred, ME, Michael E. Henry and his wife Susan of Los Angeles, CA and Timothy J. Henry and his wife Gerry of North Hampton, NH; five nieces and nephews Wyatt Henry, Craig Henry, Mollie Henry, Meghan Albee and Mark Albee.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH in North Chelmsford at 11 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Contributions Services, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
James P. Dunnigan
Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather
James P. “Jimmy” Dunnigan, 82, of Dracut, died Saturday morning, April 12th at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell. He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine M. (Senior) Dunnigan who died in 1974.
Born in on Easter Sunday in Dracut, Massachusetts, March 27, 1932, the son of the late Joseph T. and the late Germaine (San Cartier) Dunnigan, he was educated in the Dracut school system.
Before retiring, Jimmy was employed as a Maintenance Worker in the Facilities Department at the former St. John’s Hospital (now known as Lowell General Hospital/Saints Campus). Previously, he worked in the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #17 out of Boston and at the Lowell Metal Ceiling Company.
Among his many activities, Jimmy enjoyed gardening and building. He was a former member of the Lowell Boat Club and was a volunteer at the Greater Lowell Catholic Charities Food Bank.
Jimmy is survived by two daughters Jane C. Perry and her husband William C. of Dracut, MA and Janet M. Johnston and her husband Paul of Milford, NH; a son Philip T. Dunnigan and his wife Mary of Billerica, MA; two sons-in-law Albert St. Peter and Edward Coulter; seven grandchildren William C. Perry, Jr. and his wife Jennifer, Kevin P. St. Peter and his wife Heather, Brian M. Perry and his companion Amy Bromaghin, Dawn M. Bedard, Christopher F. St. Peter, Alysha M. Dunnigan and her companion Richard Franklin, and Philip T. Dunnigan, Jr.; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also father of the late Susan M. St. Peter and Anne M. Coulter and brother of the late Joseph A. Dunnigan.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH in Lowell at 9 o’clock. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Dracut Food Pantry 1934 Lakeview Ave, Suite 11, Dracut, MA 01826. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Joyce E. “Joy” Notini
Former Office Clerk, A.H. Notini and Sons
Joyce E. “Joy” Notini, 67, a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died Friday April 4th at Lowell General Hospital.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 7, 1946, the daughter of the late William J. and the late Betty L. (Tutin) Notini, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
For most of her life, Joyce worked as an office clerk at Albert H. Notini and Sons in Lowell.
Joyce is survived by her sister Gail L. Wallace of Litchfield, NH; two nieces Nicole Largy and her husband James of Dracut and Donna Page and her husband Ronald of Litchfield, NH; a nephew David Wallace of Lowell; four great nieces and nephews; many cousins among them Butch Notini and his wife Lynn Chelmsford; and her dear friends of over fifty years Caroline Higgins of Rockland County, NY, mother of Joyce's beloved goddaughter Cindy Phillips of Orange County, NY and Joanne Gallo of Lawrence.
She was the aunt of the late Francis Wallace.
At her request there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Rachel Anne Morrison
Beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend;
Rachel Anne Morrison, of Encinitas, CA, age 27, formerly of Chelmsford, MA died unexpectedly on Friday, March 28th, 2014 as a result of being struck by an alleged drunk hit and run driver in Del Mar, CA.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 23, 1987, she was the beloved daughter of John and Jeanne (Altemus) Morrison of Chelmsford, MA.
Rachel is also survived by her brother John, 24, her sister Julie, 21, her sister Sarah, 17, and her fiancé, Jesper Mortensen. In addition Rachel is survived by her grandparents, Edward and Leocadia (Jezowski) Morrison of Lynn, MA as well as many great aunts, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A Ph.D. candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA, Rachel had completed her Master's degree.
She graduated from the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro, MA in 2005 and was valedictorian of her class. A Cardinal Medeiros scholarship recipient for her four years of undergraduate study at Boston University, she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009.
Rachel was an adventurous person with a deep passion for science and marine research in remote regions of the world. Some of her many hobbies were reading, writing, running, swimming, scuba-diving, hiking, and spending time with loved ones.
Rachel had planned to run her first marathon in Boston this April with her Dad.
A compassionate and inspirational person who was talented in everything she pursued, Rachel will be deeply missed by the many people whose lives she touched.
Funeral Service and Celebration of her life took place in California on Thursday.
Locally, friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell, MA from 3 to 6 P.M. on Monday April 7th. Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning April 8th at ST. MARY CHURCH in CHELMSFORD at 11 o’clock. Please meet at church. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rachel's memory to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, c/o UC Regents, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 9500 Gilman Drive-MC 0210, La Jolla, CA 92093-0210 to fund programs and research Rachel supported. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (866 or 978) 458-8768.