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Jeanne D. Morris Print E-mail

Jeanne D. Morris

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt

 Jeanne D. (Connell) Morris, 92, of Lowell, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 13th at her home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard A. Morris who died March 8, 1972.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 15, 1925, a daughter of the late David and the late Jeanne (Shepard) Connell, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. She also graduated from the Lowell Academy of Hairdressing in 1961.
 Before retiring, Jeanne was employed as a hairdresser at the former Newton’s Salon in Lowell for many years.
 She was a longtime parishioner of St. Rita Parish in Lowell.
 Among her many interests, Jeanne loved cooking and baking. She also enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, solving word search puzzles and watching old movies and game shows. Her greatest joy however, was the quality time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 Jeanne is survived by three daughters Carol Ann Schreiber of Lowell, MA, Jean D. Kent and her husband David of Lexington, MA and Davina A. Raftery and her husband Brian of Nashua, NH; three sons Richard D. “Moe” Morris of Lowell, MA, Bruce A. Morris of Tarpon Springs, FL and Wayne F. Morris and his companion Danielle Buteau of Dracut, MA; nine grandchildren Kimberly Pilato and her husband Michael of Dracut, MA, Danielle Raftery of Manchester, NH, Michaela Raftery of Nashua, NH, Mark Lynch and his wife Adrian of Lawrence, MA, Courtney Budin and her husband Michael of Land O’Lakes, FL, Richard Kent and his wife Joann of Auburn, MA, Robert Kent of Lexington, MA, Kathleen Venice and her husband Bradley of Spofford, NH and Brian Morris of California; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also mother of the late Robert H. Morris who died September 2, 1996 and sister of the late Davina Laing, Isabel Croteau, Theresa Chenelle and Harold Connell.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. on Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Monday morning at the Parish of St. Rita, 158 Mammoth Road in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Kenneth W. Hagerstrom Print E-mail

Kenneth W. Hagerstrom

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend;

 Kenneth W. Hagerstrom, age 83, surrounded by his family, peacefully passed away at his home in Venice, FL on February 15, 2018.
 Ken was born on July 14, 1934 in Worcester, MA to the late Evelyn (Simmler) Hagerstrom and the late Hugo Olof Hagerstrom.
 A terrific example of a life well lived, Ken was very proud of his family, his time in the Navy, his athletic career, the time he spent working in education and business and his commitment to community service. His accomplishments were great and his humility was even greater.
 Ken made great choices in his marriage partners. He was married to his college sweetheart Maureen Roddy from 1957 until her untimely death in 1995. Together they raised three sons, Kenneth of Dallas, TX, Thomas of Madison, NJ and Steven of Bridgewater, MA.  Ken thoroughly enjoyed his time with Maureen and raising their children together.
 After Maureen’s death, Ken married Marilyn Brox Stevenson in 1996. Ken welcomed his new stepchildren Amy L Stevenson of Portland ME and Sarasota FL and Bob Stevenson of Amherst NH to his family. His marriage to Marilyn expanded his interests and kept him young. They spent wonderful years in retirement, playing golf, traveling the world, and especially being present in the lives of his grandchildren.  Marilyn helped make Ken’s life complete.
 While his family was always most important to Ken, his dedication to and impact on his life experiences were immeasurable.  Ken served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for more than 3 years.  He was a 12-time letter winner in high school and was inducted into the Auburn High School Hall of Fame in 1979.  Later at Boston University he was an Academic All American and Captain of the 1955 Football team and centerfielder for the baseball team. Ken’s professional career began in education as a teacher and coach at Cohasset High School then as Dean of Men at Massachusetts Bay Community College.  Ken’s transition into the business world spanned nearly 30 years initially at The William Underwood Co and then at Sanders Associates as Vice President, Human Resources.  Ken’s involvement in community service spanned his entire life - serving as President or board member of several youth sports organizations and educational committees and most recently, as a board member of The Plantation Management Association.
 Besides his wife Marilyn, Ken is survived by his sister Gale Walsh, brother-in-law Albert Tosone and sister-in-law Carol Roddy; his children, Kenneth (Margaret), Thomas (Lauren), Steven (Maureen), Amy and Bob (Alexis); his grandchildren Michael (Melissa), Danny, Matthew, Peter, Sarah (Jake), Drew, Claire, and William Hagerstrom and Elle, Sam, Gus and Izzy Stevenson; his great granddaughter Hazel Hagerstrom; and many nieces and nephews. His granddaughter Elisabeth Roddy Hagerstrom predeceased him.
 Ken will be remembered as a loving, caring and devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather, mentor and friend. He led by example, was instrumental to those around him and set the foundation for an incredibly strong family legacy.
 Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL Friday evening March 23, 2018 from 4 to 7 P.M. His Prayer Services will take place in the Chapel at the Newton Cemetery, 391 Walnut St., Newton, MA on Saturday morning March 24, 2018 at 11 AM. Please Meet at the Newton Cemetery Chapel His internment will immediately follow the service. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tidewell Hospice and the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978)-458-8768.

Robert W. Richard Print E-mail

Robert W. Richard

Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and Veteran;

Robert W. “Bob” Richard, 74, of Bedford, New Hampshire, died Wednesday, March 7th at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.

Born in East Providence, Rhode Island, September 4, 1943, a son of the late Joseph W. and the late Delores M. (Gousie) Richard, he attended Providence schools and was a graduate of Providence High School.

Bob served his country by joining the Navy and fighting in the Vietnam War aboard the USS Shelton DD-790. Once he was discharged from the Navy, he was eager to further his education and he then went on to graduate from Bryant College in Smithfield, RI.

Before retiring, Bob was employed as a Senior Buyer with Texas Instruments in Attleboro, MA for over 25 years.

Among his many interests, he enjoyed water color painting, sketching and just hanging out with his granddogs. He was also an avid New England Patriots fan. Above all else though, he loved spending quality time with his family.

Bob is survived by a daughter Jennifer H. Cronin and her husband James of Bedford, NH; two sons Michael T. Richard and his wife Kristin O’Malley of Lincoln, RI and Christopher B. Richard and his wife Michelle of Charlestown, RI; nine grandchildren Gavin Richard, Syd O’Malley and Maya Richard, Kyle, Nicholas and Sean Richard and Brandon, Bradie and Brylie Schofield; two great-grandchildren Meckenzie and Jeminai; four brothers Bernard Richard and his wife Jean of Hampden, MA, Raymond Richard and his wife Linda of Clearwater, FL, Thomas Richard and his wife Cathy of Salisbury, NC and Paul Richard and his wife Marian of St. Petersburg, FL; his dear friend Jane and her son Chad; and his three granddogs Madison, McKinley and Theodore; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Mass to be celebrated on Friday morning at ST. ELIZABETH SETON CATHOLIC CHURCH, 190 Meetinghouse Rd in Bedford, NH at 11 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences at Those wishing, may make contributions in his memory to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD, 20850 or Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.


Thomas E. Ralls Print E-mail

Thomas E. Ralls

Formerly of Lowell;
 Thomas E. Ralls, 56, formerly of Lowell, and a member of a widely known Greater Lowell family, died peacefully at his home in Framingham on Saturday March 10, 2018.
  Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 18, 1961, the son of the Raymond F. Ralls and the late Pauline C. (Morin) Ralls, he graduated from the Immaculate Conception Grammar School and Central Catholic High School. Tom went on to receive his Associate’s Degree in Business from U/Mass Lowell.
  For most of his career Tom worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor at both the Framingham Men's Shelter and the Spectrum Company in Westborough.
  Besides his father Ray, Tom is survived by his son Tyler Ralls and Tyler's mother Cassandra Doyle of Framingham; daughter Angelina Ricadelli of N. Reading; two sisters Sharon Goyette and her husband Peter of Lowell and Patricia Mullally and her husband Timothy of Quincy; four nieces and nephews Matthew Goyette, Shane Goyette, Finley Mullally and Molly Mullally; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 4 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in LOWELL at 9 o’clock followed by his burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Bldg. Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr.

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