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Deborah C. (Thamer) Kneeland Print E-mail

 

Deborah C. (Thamer) Kneeland 

loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend;

 

Deborah C. (Thamer) Kneeland, 67, of Chelmsford, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening at her home in Chelmsford.

She was the loving wife of the late George W. Kneeland who died in 2006.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 16, 1951, a daughter of the late Louis T. and the late Edith M. (DiRocco) Thamer, she attended St. Patrick Grammar school and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Deborah retired from the Raytheon Corporation where she worked as a soderer for many years. Previously, she had worked at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Bedford.

A member of the Gold Star Wives, she also enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son Michael L. Kneeland and his wife Kendra of Plymouth; her granddaughter Alexis L. Kneeland and grandson Ryder O. Kneeland both of Plymouth; three sisters Donna Stansfield of Saugus, Sharon Dillon and her husband Brian of Lowell and Carol Mayrand and her husband Mike of Aquinnah, MA; two brothers Thomas Thamer and his wife Amanda of Methuen and Larry Lauziere and his wife Pam of Louisanna; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to her calling hours THURSDAY evening at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 5 to 7 P.M. Private family Funeral Services will be held at a later date. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

 

 
Gary E. "JC" Greenhalge Print E-mail

 

 

Gary E. "JC" Greenhalge

Beloved husband, brother, uncle, godfather and friend;

Gary E. “JC” Greenhalge, 58, of Lowell passed away Saturday September 15, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness.

He was the loving husband of Darlene (Palmer) Greenhalge with whom he recently celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 29, 1960, a son of the late  Carroll F. and the late Ethel L. (Collins) Greenhalge, he attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Greater Lowell Technical High School.

Prior to his illness, Gary was a painter for several painting firms including Advanced Painting. Previously he worked in the printing business in Greater Lowell.  

Gary had many interests. He was a passionate fan of all New England sports teams, Led Zeppelin, Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR. 

Besides his wife, Gary is survived by his two sisters Brenda Secore and her husband Ronald of East Greeenbush, NY and Amber Greenhalge and her husband Harry Craven of Litchfield, NH; four brothers Hugh Greenhalge and his wife Patricia of Manchester, NH, Bruce Greenhalge and his wife Joan of Allenstown, NH, Lemmie Greenhalge of North Andover, MA and Bailey Greenhalge of Dracut, MA.

Gary especially loved all his many nieces, nephews, godchildren and dear friends.

He was also the brother of the late Carroll, Robert and Frederick Greenhalge.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hours Thursday evening at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 4 to 6 P.M. Thursday followed by his Funeral Service at 6:00 P.M. in the Funeral Home. Committal Services will be held at a later date. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) -458-8768.

 
Dorothy E. "Dot" (Dixon) Armstrong Print E-mail

Dorothy E. “Dot” (Dixon) Armstrong

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend;

Dorothy E. ”Dot” (Dixon) Armstrong, 89, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, passed away peacefully Saturday evening September 15, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. 

She was the loving wife of the late James R. “Ray” Armstrong, Sr., who died in 1991.  Together, they made their home and raised their family in the Highlands section of Lowell, MA.

Dot was born on January 8, 1929 a daughter of the late John W. and Catherine (Welch) Dixon.  She was educated in the Chelmsford public school system and was a graduate of Keith Hall.

Dot is lovingly remembered as a strong, independent and active woman who enjoyed hobbies such as bowling and golf.  She was a former member of both Vesper Country Club and Mt. Pleasant Golf Club where she developed lifelong friendships.

She was a communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell and was a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality of her parish. She was a member of the Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities and the former St. John’s Hospital Ladies Guild. 

Dot enjoyed summers at Seabrook Beach, cheering on Boston sports teams and reading. She was a competitive card player who looked forward to playing poker and 45’s with her friends at the Dracut and Lowell Senior Centers. She enjoyed day trips to Foxwoods Casino and never passed down the opportunity to enjoy a hot fudge sundae at Meadowlands Ice Cream.  Yet, nothing brought her more joy than spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was loved deeply and will be missed by many.

Dot is survived by two daughters Deborah A. Bukala and her husband John of Lowell and Linda Bodenrader of Dracut; a son James R. Armstrong, Jr. and his wife Susan of Lowell; four granddaughters Laurel Bakker and her husband Brian of Nashua, NH, Melissa Armstrong of Lowell, Kerryn Sousa and her husband Joshua of Lowell and Kaitlyn Bodenrader of Dracut; four grandsons William Bukala and his wife Elizabeth of North Chelmsford, James Armstrong III of Lowell, Michael Bodenrader of Warwick, RI and Matthew Bodenrader of Denver, CO; four great grandchildren; her sisters-in-law Claire Armstrong of Lowell and Evelyn Armstrong of North Chelmsford; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Dot was predeceased by her sister, Anna Grant and brothers, George and John Dixon.

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 Thursday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10 o’clock, followed by her burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Mt. Pleasant Scholarship Fund, 141 Staples St., Lowell, MA 01851 or the Make-A-Wish Foundation of MA and RI, One Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

       

 

 

   

 

 
Mary Beth (O'Brien) Gettings Print E-mail

 

Mary Beth (O’Brien) Gettings

Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend

Mary Beth (O’Brien) Gettings, 86, a lifelong resident Lowell, in both  the Pawtucketville and the Highlands section of the City, passed away peacefully at Wingate at Belvidere Saturday evening.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles T. Gettings who died in December 2, 2001.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, October 9, 1931, the daughter of the late Harold J. and the late Alice (Regan) O’Brien, she was a communicant of St. Rita’s Church since 1955.

Mary Beth attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1949.

She went on to attend the Boston School of Dental Nursing and worked as a Dental Assistant locally and for the Department of the Army at Fort Devens. In later years, she worked as an Industrial Specialist for the Defense Contract Management under the Defense Logistics Agency until retiring in 1996.

In addition, she was a member of League of Catholic Women, the D’Youville Senior Care Ladies Guild and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Mary Beth is survived by two daughters Lisa Noel and her husband Gerard of Lowell and Sharon Barry and her husband Brian of Andover; two sons Matthew J. Gettings of Pottstown, PA and Michael H. Gettings and his wife Celine of Lowell; seven grandchildren Scott Noel, Daniel Noel, Aimee Noel, Zachary Barry, Kaitlyn Barry, Joshua Gettings and Julia Gettings; three great grandchildren Isabella Vivenos, Lilliana Vivenos and Addison Noel; her brother-in-law Paul Gettings of Middleton.

She was also the mother of the late David C. Gettings.

Gettings --There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at St. Rita’s Church in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Committal prayers will be private. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Enterprise Bank – Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion Relief Fund. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 

 

      

 
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