Janet A. Christian
Janet A. Christian, 49, of Atwater, California but for many years a resident of Lowell, died on December 15, 2014 after a brief illness in California.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 22,1965, the daughter of Jeanne (Gauthier) Christian and the late Joseph Christian, she received her education in the Lowell school system.
Among her many interests, Janet enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Besides her mother, Janet is survived by two sisters Jeanne M. O'Neill and her husband Anthony of Lowell and Joanne F. Ofria and her husband Steven of Cape Coral Fl; two brothers Joseph M. Christian and his wife Susan of Hudson Fl. and John H. Christian and his wife Amanda of Hudson, N. H; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Committal of Ashes Service Friday January 16, 2015 at St. JOSEPH CEMETERY CHAPEL at 11:30 A.M. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN. 38101. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Florence N. (Simon) (Gosson) Beede
beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister
Florence N. (Simon) (Gosson) Beede, 87, formerly of Nesmith St. in Lowell, MA, passed away Wednesday afternoon at The Arbors of Bedford in Bedford, NH.
She was the beloved wife of Calvin L. Beede, who survives her, and with whom she recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 5, 1927, the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Cody) Simon, she received her education in the Lowell school system.
Florence was proud of growing up in the Acre and of her ethnic origin and traditions.
She was a lifetime member of St. George’s Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church.
Prior to her retirement, Florence was a sales clerk at the former Bon Marche in Lowell and in her early years, worked as a velvet cutter at the Merrimack Mills in Lowell.
Among her many interests, Florence enjoyed singing and dancing. She also loved to travel with her husband Cal to Hampton Beach and the Caribbean Islands and frequented restaurants locally and afar.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her son John “Chuck” Gosson and his wife Pamela of Manchester, NH; three step children Louise A. Curtis and her husband Bruce of Amherst, NH, Calvin L. Beede, Jr. and his wife Karen of Gainesboro, TN and Rose M. Beede of Holiday, FL; two granddaughters Johanna L. Gosson and Amelia J. Gosson; a step-granddaughter Jacqueline M. Cook; two great-granddaughters Avalynne J. Gosson and Makenna L. Cook; a brother Fred Simon and his wife Elaine of Tewksbury; several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her first husband John A. Gosson, her sisters Evelyn Willis, Mary Valorose, brothers George Simon, John Simon and step-son James Beede.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell, MA from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Her Funeral Service will take place at the Funeral Home Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory St. George Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church, Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Lucy M. Leahey
Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 90
Lucy M. (Wetherbee) Leahey, 90, of Lowell, died Thursday, January 1st at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell with her loving family by her side. She was beloved wife of the late John J. Leahey who died August 13, 1990.
Born in Ayer, Massachusetts, December 26, 1924, daughter of the late Clarence and the late Margaret (Burgess) Wetherbee, she received her education in the Ayer school system.
Before retiring, Lucy was employed as a Linen Attendant with the former Basbane’s Linen Service in Lowell for over 20 years.
Among her many activities, Lucy especially enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and playing bingo. She was a member of the St. Patrick Church Ladies Sodality and volunteered much of her time to numerous activities at St. Patrick Church, St. Patrick School and community.
Lucy was known by all to be about family. A devoted housewife and caretaker, she tended to her husband’s and brother’s needs when they both became ill. She also loved and cherished the quality time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lucy is survived by three daughters Louise Long and her husband James of Tyngsboro, MA, Linda Gagnon and her husband Carl of Dracut, MA and Joanne Leahey Sylvester and her husband Charles of Lowell, MA; two sons John J. Leahy, of Boston, MA and James M. Leahey of Lowell, MA; nine grandchildren JoLynn VanDinter and her husband Walter, Neal Boissonneault and his wife Tanya, Nicole White and her husband Greg, Jaimie Boissonneault, Jessica Rezendes and her husband Mark, Erin Crawford and her husband Derek, Steven Long, Michael Gagnon and Meaghan Gagnon; eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH (lower church) in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the St. Patrick Church Renovation and Restoration Fund, 282 Suffolk St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Carol L. Corcoran
Carol L. (Davidson) Corcoran, 69, of Lowell, died Wednesday, December 31st at Wingate at Lowell. She was the beloved wife of Joseph W. Corcoran with whom she recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on November 1st of this year.
Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, August 8, 1945, the daughter of the late Jeffrey R. and the late Amelia (Biederman) Davidson, she received her education in the Saugus, Massachusetts school system.
Among her many interests, Carol enjoyed taking walks, watching television and cooking. She was also an avid Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins fan.
In addition to her husband Joe, Carol is survived by a daughter Grace Gotham of Wakefield, MA; a son Edward Gotham and his wife Kelly of ME; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters Kathy Perry of VA and Janice Gingras and her husband Tom of Raymond, NH; two brothers Jeffrey Davidson and his wife Pam of Laconia, NH and Brian Davidson and his wife Lilliana of Danvers, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be celebrated Wednesday morning at the Funeral Home at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.