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George Charles Ryan Print E-mail

 

George Charles Ryan

veteran of U.S. Air Force

 

George Charles Ryan, 64, formerly of Lowell, a US Air Force Vietnam era veteran, passed from this life on Wednesday October 25, 2017.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 26, 1953, the beloved son of the late Pauline (Tyrrell) Ryan, he grew up in the Highlands section of Lowell. A product of the Lowell School system, he started at the Washington School and continued to the Daley Junior High and then to Lowell High School.

George was a loyal friend and devoted brother who would do anything for his family. Thankfully his last years were spent in the city he loved, Lowell, around the family he so missed for all those years he lived away.

Currently, George was employed with the Engineering Department at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain.

An avid Boston sports fan, he loved his Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics. He will be greatly missed by all those that loved him.

He is survived by his son, Jason Charles Ryan his wife Kathryn and cherished granddaughter Lucy of Anoka, MN; a sister Audrey Conceicao and her husband Francisco of Windham NH; his six brothers Dennis Ryan of Dracut, Mark Ryan and his wife Mary Joe Finn of Lowell, Kevin Ryan of Tyngsboro, Keith Ryan and his wife Debbra of Arlington, VA, Bob Ryan and his wife Michaelanne of Dracut and Dan Ryan of Dracut; along with many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

George was the brother of the late John (Jack) Ryan and the late Karen Anderson.

There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Graveside Services to be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Tewksbury Wednesday morning at 11:30 A.M. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768. 

 
Virginia L. Taff Print E-mail

Virginia L. Taff

Loving mother, grandparent, sister and friend;

Virginia L. (Kelley) Taff, 92, a resident of the Highland’s section of the City, died Thursday morning at the Northwood Rehabilitation Center in Lowell.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Taff, who died February 16, 2009.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 28, 1924, a daughter of the late Frank J. and the late Florence (O’Malley) Kelley, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1942.
A lifelong communicant of St. Margaret Church, Virginia was also a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality.
 
Virginia retired from the Pilling Shoe Company where she worked as a lacer for many years. Later, she worked at the Epicure Tea Room in Lowell.

She also served as a member of the Lowell Election Commission.
Her survivors now include four granddaughters Robin Hawley, Erin Taff, Shannon Carota and Meaghan Taff; five great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law Mary Taff; a brother-in-law Joseph E. Taff and his wife Nancy of Tyngsboro; a sister-in-law Sandra Eagan and her husband Thomas of Lowell;  many nieces and nephews.

Virginia was the mother of the late Atty. Dennis E. Taff and the late Kevin M. Taff. She was also the sister of the late Mary Chase, the late Paul F. Kelley, the late George Kelley and the late Rita Greska.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Her Funeral will take place at the funeral home Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock followed by a Funeral Mass at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 12:00 NOON. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Margaret Church Building Restoration Fund, 374 Stevens St., Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Mary Jane Cox Print E-mail

Mary Jane Cox 

Loving sister, aunt and godmother

 

Mary Jane (Quinn) Cox, of Lowell, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Palm Center in Chelmsford. She was the beloved wife of the Donald F. “Dinny” Cox who died August 30, 1986.

Mary was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 26, 1927, the daughter of the late John A. Quinn, Sr. and the late Helen I. (Brady) Quinn.

She attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1946. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell as well as a proud member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality.

Before her retirement, Mary was employed as a Sales Associate with Wood-Abbott Jewelers in Lowell for 45 years followed by 12 years at Charles Frederick Jewelers in Chelmsford.

Among her many interests, she enjoyed golfing as a member at Mt. Pleasant Golf Club, bowling in the St. Margaret League and trips to Foxwoods.

Mary is survived by two brothers Edward B. Quinn, Sr. of North Chelmsford, MA and David M. Quinn, Sr. and his wife Mary Elizabeth of Lowell, MA; She will be deeply missed by her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and godchildren.
She was also sister of the late John A. Quinn, Jr. and the late Robert D. Quinn, Sr.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Tuesday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) followed by her burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Margaret Church Restoration Fund, 374 Stevens St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.

 

 

 
Brian P. Reilly Print E-mail

Brian P. Reilly

 
Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle
 
 Brian P. Reilly, 72, of Lowell, died Friday morning, October 20th at his home. He was the beloved husband of Ann Marie (Fleury) Reilly who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on November 24th.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 30, 1945, a son of the late Leo J. and the late Mary Ruth (Kealy) Reilly, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1965. He then went on to graduate from Coyne Electrical School in Newton and became a Master Electrician.
 A veteran during the Vietnam Conflict, Brian proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman.
 Before retiring, Brian was employed as a Trades Foreman at Raytheon Corporation in Andover for over 26 years.
 Among his many activities, he enjoyed going to the theater in Boston, dining out, playing the lottery and his summer vacations at Seabrook Beach. He was also an avid N.E. Patriots fan. Above all else, being all about family, he cherished the quality time he was able to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 In addition to his wife, Brian is survived by two daughters Sandra Catalano of Dracut, MA and Patricia Lonardo and her husband Danté of Hudson, NH; two sons Jeffrey Reilly and his wife Giannina of Chelmsford, MA and Patrick Reilly and his fiancée Allison Archambeault of Lowell, MA; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a sister Ruth Rahimi and her husband Amahad of Westford, MA; two brothers Barry Reilly and his wife Linda of Wilmington, MA and Kevin Reilly and his wife Kathie of Lowell, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also father of the late Susan Pelland and the late Christina Tevepaugh and brother of the late Leo Reilly and the late Polly Reilly.
 In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours and all services will be held privately. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.
 
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