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Claire M. Patronick Print E-mail

Claire M. (Zipps) Patronick

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother sister and aunt

 Claire M. (Zipps) Patronick, 89, of Lowell, died Thursday, June 28th at D’Youville Senior Care with her loving family by her side.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 31, 1928, a daughter of the late John and the late Hannah (Neeson) Zipps, she attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1946.
 Before retiring, Claire was employed by the City of Lowell as a custodian and matron at City Hall. She was also a volunteer for Community Teamwork Inc. at Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell.
 Among her many activities, she was a member of S.A.G.E. (Salvation Army Golden Era), the Lowell Senior Center, Centralville Senior Center and Dracut Senior Center. She loved dancing and golf and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Red Sox and Patriots.
 Claire is survived by two daughters Joanna LeRiche and her husband Gary of Dracut, MA and Maura Linscott of Lowell, MA; one son John Patronick and his wife Kimberly of Pepperell, MA; twelve grandchildren among them her very special granddaughter Kimberly Gray and her husband Dean and their children; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister Eleanor McCann of Pelham, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was also mother of the late Stephen Patronick and sister of the late Kathleen Zipps, Mildred Sullivan, Shirley Gilbert, John Walter Zipps, Francis Zipps Theresa Riley and Thomas Gerald Zipps.
 Family and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:00 to 10:45 A.M. on Tuesday immediately followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

 
Joan M. Fenlon Print E-mail

 

Joan M. Fenlon

Loving mother, grandmother and friend

 Joan M. (Horan) Fenlon, 80, of Lowell, died Thursday morning, June 28th at the Saab Residence with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 50 years to the late Gerald Humphrey “Gerry” Fenlon who died September 16, 2015.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 11, 1938, the daughter of the late Bernard B. and the late Marion E. (Gould) Horan, she attended St. Margaret Elementary School and was a graduate of Keith Hall in Lowell.
 Joan was a longtime communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell where she was also a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality.
 Before retiring, she was employed as an Administrative Assistant at UMass Lowell for over 20 years. Previously, she worked as a Customer Service Representative at Sears in Lowell.
 Joan loved life.  She enjoyed frequent trips to Aruba and Seabrook Beach with Gerry as well as spending time with friends dining out and playing cards. Joan's greatest joy was her family. She loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, and many close dear friends. 
 Joan is survived by a daughter Geralyn J. Snow and her husband Kenneth B. of Pelham, NH; a son Michael G. Fenlon and his wife Susan E. of Nashua, NH; four grandchildren Sean B. Fenlon, Emma R. Fenlon, Cory K. Snow and Sydney L. Snow; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
 She was also sister of the late John J. Horan and the late Donald B. Horan.
 Her family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff and Joan's many friends at the Saab Residence for their compassionate care and concern for their mother during the years she lived there.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. MARGARET  CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Margaret’s Renewal & Renovation Fund, 374 Stevens St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

 
Elizabeth M. "Betty" McAvinnue Print E-mail

Elizabeth M. “Betty” McAvinnue

Loving sister, aunt, grand-aunt and dear friend

 Elizabeth M. “Betty” McAvinnue, 89, of Lowell, died Tuesday, June 26th at D’Youville Senior Care.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 14, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and the late Edith M. (Smith) McAvinnue. She and her three sisters were raised in the three generation McAvinnue household on Mammoth Road in Pawtucketville where Betty continued to live until she made her home at Chelmsford Crossings. She attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1947. Eager to pursue a career in education, she then went on to graduate from Lowell State Teacher’s College (now known as UMass Lowell) in 1951 and received her Master’s Degree in Education from Northeastern University in 1968. Acknowledged as a born teacher, she taught for 41 years in the Arlington, Massachusetts school system and, after her retirement, volunteered in the school where she had taught so effectively for so long.
 Betty was a parishioner for nearly a lifetime of St. Rita’s Parish in Lowell and was past member of the League of Catholic Women and a longtime volunteer at the Lowell Folk Festival.
 She enjoyed eating out (particularly at Good Thymes Restaurant in Lowell), a spirited game of cribbage, singing, and swimming (her trademark white bathing cap barely visible above the waves). For many years, she enjoyed her summers in Yarmouth where she generously shared her Cape Cod home with visitors. A faithful fan of the Boston Red Sox, she also looked forward to watching the Patriots play.
 Betty is survived by two sisters Joan McEvoy of Newmarket, NH and Edith O’Brien and her husband Tom of Fort Myers, FL; a niece Ellen Berlin and her husband Bob of Newmarket, NH; five nephews Kevin McEvoy of Thetford, VT, Brian McEvoy and his wife Melissa of Laconia, NH, Stephen McEvoy and his wife Ulli of Austria, John McEvoy and his wife Sonya of Atlanta, GA and John O’Brien and his wife Kim of Tuftonboro, NH; several grandnieces and grandnephews; and her dear friend Pauline Golec of Dracut, MA.
 She was predeceased by her sister Marie McAvinnue and brother-in-law Walter McEvoy.
 Family and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. on Saturday morning followed by her Funeral Mass at ST. RITA’S PARISH in Lowell at 11:30. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell Festival Foundation, 67 Kirk St, Lowell, MA 01852 or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

 
Anna T. (Thibeault) Kinney Print E-mail

Anna T. (Thibeault) Kinney 

Loving mother, grandmother, great and great great grandmother, aunt and friend;

 

Anna T. (Thibeault) Kinney, 96, of Chelmsford but formerly of Brookline, NH, and the matriarch of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died Thursday morning at the Northwood Rehab Center in Lowell surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francis C. “Bucky” Kinney who died in 1984.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 18, 1921, a daughter of the late Jeremiah and the late Annie (McQuillan) Thibeault, she received her education in the Lowell schools system.

While living in Brookline, she was an active communicant of the former Infant Jesus of Prague Church in Brookline and was a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality.

Anna is survived by three daughters Frances E. McCarthy and her husband David of North Chelmsford, Linda Kinney of Jaffrey, NH and Donna Davis of Acton; six sons George Kinney and his wife Martha of Brookline, Norman Kinney and his wife Darlene of Dracut, H. Michael Kinney of Norway, ME, Donald Kinney of Nashua, NH, Peter Kinney and his wife Fernanda of Dracut and David Kinney and his wife Tammy of Brookline, NH; 28 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late William J. Kinney, grandmother of the late Brian Kinney, the late Kathleen Kinney and the late Heidi Davis. Anna was also the predeceased sister of the late Rita Kiriakakos, George Thibeault, Mary McElholm, Mildred Evans, Pete Thibeault, and James Thibeault.

The Kinney family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the outstanding care and comfort their mother received as a resident of Northwood Rehab Center from the many nurses and staff members.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. MARY CHURCH in CHELMSFORD at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Brookline, NH at 1:30 P.M. (Please meet at Cemetery). E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc. P.O. Box 8638, Lowell, MA 01853. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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