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Mark Jon Costello of Hudson, NH

Mark Jon Costello, 64, of Hudson, NH passed away unexpectedly in his home on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Born in Ft. Monmouth, NJ, he was the son of John F. Costello, Jr., and the late Evelyn P. (Odell) Costello, who died Jan. 31, 1980. Mark grew up in Tyngsboro, attending local schools and graduated from Tyngsboro High School with the class of 1974. He continued his education at NH Vocational Technical College and graduated with an associate degree in Mechanical Drafting.

Mark was employed by IBM of Littleton, MA for more than 20 years working as a Senior Software Engineer before retiring in Dec. 2017.

Mark was a music lover and an avid guitar player. He had an impressive record collection and especially loved Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd. He enjoyed the outdoors, riding motorcycles and reading in his spare time. Mark was also a long time New England sports fan, but above all else, Mark was a people person with a kind heart. He adored his children and loved to spend time with his family and friends. He will be missed deeply.

Mark is survived by his father John F. Costello of Malden, MA, his sister Cheryl Costello of Dracut, MA, his former wife Laura (Wood) Costello of Hudson, NH, his son Sean Costello of Somerville, MA, and his daughter Kaleigh Costello of Hudson, NH. Mark also leaves behind an aunt Barbara Costello of Chelmsford, MA, an uncle Robert Costello of Sarasota, FL and his cousins Karen Simard of Chelmsford, MA, Fred “Buddy” Costello of Nashua, NH, Brad Costello of Hudson, NH, Laurie Costello of Port Orange, FL and Shellie Mathon of Sarasota, FL as well as many dear friends.

A graveside service will be held at Fletcher Cemetery in Tyngsboro, MA on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the New England Aquarium at the following Link. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Dolan Funeral Home 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Richard “Dick” Tatarunis of Tyngsboro, MA

Richard “Dick” Tatarunis, 69 of Tyngsboro, MA, passed away peacefully at the High Pointe Hospice House, Haverhill.
He was born in Lawrence, MA the son of Mary (Lukshevich) Tatarunis.
Dick graduated from Lawrence High School with the class of 1969 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Lowell State College in Political Science. He retired from Mobil Gas Station as a manger and had previously worked at Prudential Life Insurance as a manager and agent. Dick was also a well-known horse trainer at the Foxboro and former Rockingham race tracks.
Mr. Tatarunis enjoyed horse racing, going to various casinos, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Janet L. (Langlois) Tatarunis of Tyngsboro, MA., son, Jeff Tatarunis and his wife Deborah of Nashua, NH., daughter Tara Stevens and her husband Bryon of Pelham, NH., siblings, Robert Tataronis and his wife Anne Marie of Methuen, MA., and Judy Entwistle and her husband Jim of Methuen, MA., five grandchildren, Isabel Diaz, Gerard Stevens, Lilliana Stevens, Wyatt Stevens, Sawyer Tatarunis as well as several nieces and nephews.

At his request, all funeral services were private. Burial took place in the Lithuanian Cemetery in Haverhill. Arrangements are by the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA 01863. Online guestbook is available at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Barbara J. Kelley of North Chelmsford

Barbara J. Kelley, 68, of North Chelmsford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 21, 2021 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers
She shared 34 years of her life with Katherine St. Clair and they celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on December 5, 2020.
Born in Arlington she was the daughter of the late Matthew P. and Florence C. (Donahue) Kelley. Barbara attended Arlington High and was a member of a group called the Open Forum who worked on the initiative “18 By 72” and worked successfully to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. She graduated with the class of 1969 and went on to earn a BS in Psychology from Northeastern and a master’s degree in Education from Lesley University. Barbara also took classes toward her doctorate from Harvard University.
Barbara saw it as her passion in life to change the world and she did this, one accomplishment at a time. She put herself through school while caring for her two young children to obtain a master’s degree in education and start her career. She loved teaching especially middle school children with special needs. Barbara never met a child she did not think she could help. She advocated tirelessly for her students to make sure all their needs were being met. Many students would return to see her, telling her that she was the first to believe in them and change their path.
Barbara worked two full time jobs as a teacher and the best mother children could have. Her house was where all the kids wanted to be. She could relate to any child and opened her home to any friend her son or daughter brought home. She instilled in her children the importance of hard work and a good education was. She never stopped working to make sure her children had all they needed to become successful adults. While raising her children and working full time she knew that the importance of education required more. It was at this time she ran for and successfully became a member of the Arlington School Committee from 1991-1994. While on the committee, she worked to balance budget cuts with quality education. Barbara also was active with Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton. She rescued 6 different retired greyhounds that all lived into their teenage years.
Barbara was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1987 but did not let this diagnosis define her. She lived her life to the fullest, taking down any and all roadblocks that were put in her way. Barbara continued to do all the things she loved to do despite the diagnosis. She was a passionate Red Sox fan and went to as many games as possible. She was an avid gardener and when her diagnosis prevented her from getting on the ground, she planted tomatoes raised garden beds. Barbara was a strong and determined swimmer and loved the beach and her pool. Friends would often see her in her heated pool late into the fall. She never tired of spending many hours swimming with her children and then grandchildren. She loved going to Falmouth and never missed the annual Seafood Festival at Hampton Beach. Barbara was a loyal but feisty and argumentative Democrat who often engaged in many spirited political discussions with family and friends.
Barbara’s greatest role became evident to all when she became a grandmother. She spent countless hours with her granddaughters, spoiling and teaching them, and having amazing adventures. To say they worshipped her is an understatement. She created, baked, crafted, played and with them. She taught them to be courageous and to see the world as accessible to anyone and that there should not be barriers to anyone.
Barbara is predeceased by her brother Paul Kelley. She was the proud niece of Johnny Kelley the well-known Boston Marathon runner.
Her granddaughter Jillian would like you to know that “she was one heck of a gal”. In her Nannie’s last moments, she was surrounded by her family’s love and she seemed peaceful and content as she said her silent, last goodbyes.”
Besides her loving wife, she adored and is survived by her daughter Jennifer Hecking of North Chelmsford and a son Christopher J Anglin also of North Chelmsford. Barbara is also survived by her two treasured granddaughters, Jillian Kelley Hecking and Katherine Grace Hecking and her beloved golden retriever Holly. She had many adventures with loving friends and enjoyed spending time with caring neighbors.

Private services will be held on Monday, March 1st which would have been Barbara’s 69th birthday. Donations may be made in her name to the following organizations, Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Greyhound Friends, 167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
An online guestbook is available at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Irene J. (Butler) Hughes, 88, of Westford, formerly of Somerville, Ma

Irene J. (Butler) Hughes, 88, of Westford, formerly of Somerville, Ma, passed away peacefully, Friday, February 19, 2021 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill.
She was born in Boston, MA the daughter of the late Joseph and Irene (Barry) Butler.
Irene graduated with the class of 1950 from St. Joseph High School in Somerville. She was a very active and involved parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Church in Saugus, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and a CCD teacher. She enjoyed completing crossword puzzles, reading, and gardening, and spending time with her beloved dog Cassie.
She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Hughes who passed away on Ash Wednesday of last year, the mother of the late Elaine Hosein and the sister of the late John Butler and Marion McCue. Mrs. Hughes is survived by her children, James “Jay” Hughes of Saugus, Mary Villano and her husband Dennis of North Waterboro, ME, Irene McClain and her husband Ralph of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Elizabeth Cole and her husband Geoffrey of Westford, MA, Margaret Moran and her husband Timothy of Stoneham, MA, and Sarah Ahern and her husband Daniel of Chelmsford, MA, her siblings, Richard Butler and his wife Rose of Roseville, MI., Thomas Butler and his wife Jody of Amherst, MA, and Joan Oatis and her husband William of Wilmington, 12 grandchildren, Renee, Daniel, Rosemarie, Rachael, Sarah, Matthew, Nicole, Jacob, Zoe, Danielle, Abigail and Max, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves her dearest lifelong friend, Mary Caples.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral virtually at St. John’s Church at https://www.chelmsfordcatholic.org/ on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery, Lexington. Arrangements are by the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA 01863. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to the Arthur F. Hughes Memorial Scholarship Fund at 80 Montvale Ave, Stoneham, MA 02180. Online guestbook is available at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Our mother Irene, was a quiet, determined, hardworking and humble person who devoted her entire life to giving and sacrifice. She put all her energies into being a loving wife and mother to her family and to her deep faith in God. She was a devout Catholic with a special devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Our mother did not have an easy life as a child. And then raising a large family on our fathers teaching salary was a constant juggle. But she always provided hot meals for her family and all of our needs were always met. She managed this by doing without a lot of things for herself.
We have lots of fond memories of our childhood with my mother. When the older siblings were young, a radio station broadcasted the Rosary either nightly or weekly. When it aired, we were told to kneel in the kitchen facing the radio to say the Rosary as a family. The radio was on a shelf next to the toaster so it felt like we were praying to the toaster.
Every Christmas, we all prayed to the baby Jesus in the manger before we were allowed to see what Santa brought us. My mother always baked a coffee cake and placed it in front of the stable with a candle on top. After the prayers, she lit the candle and we sang Happy Birthday to the baby Jesus. The youngest child would have the honor of blowing out the candle. This tradition still continues wherever the family gathers for our family Christmas.
Despite the fact that money was tight in our family, our mother always shared her concerns for the poor children in other countries who had so much less than we did. During Lent we were given cardboard boxes and told to find ways to earn money and put it in the boxes. When Easter came, my mother donated the money we collected to a charity.
Our mother also arranged for our family to sponsor a child through Save the Children Organization. As a family we took pleasure in knowing we were helping a child who was living in dire poverty.
And as you know, after giving birth to six girls, our parents decided to adopt a baby boy from Vietnam. James, or JJ as we call him, joined our family as an infant. Our parents were so happy to finally have a son. One of JJ’s favorite memories of mom took place when he was young. She had taken him to see Bambi at the movie theater. Then they went to McDonalds where he asked her why he looked different than the rest of the family. She told him the story of where he came from and how he came to be in our family. As they walked home holding hands, JJ peppered her with questions about the adoption which she answered patiently. This is a memory JJ will treasure forever.
As children, we would take vacations at our “cottage” in the country, now referred to as Tewksbury. Some of our best memories were created there, biking in the middle of the street, turtling with dad, and swimming in Silver Lake. It wasn’t until years later that we realized how awful these vacations were for our mom. The cottage was basically a two room shack with no modern conveniences like washers and dryers, showers or tubs, dishwashers, etc…. She spent her time cooking, cleaning, washing everything by hand or at the laundromat, and being crowded into a tiny shack with lots of kids who were probably bickering over something most of the time. While we had fun, she worked hard.
Our mother always loved nature. She enjoyed gardening and birds, especially hummingbirds. When Margaret would bring home stray animals, our mother would allow her to adopt and care for them. She even had for a funeral service for Margaret’s fish, as they buried it down the toilet.
We have wonderful memories of coming home after school to a house smelling of freshly baked cookies or brownies. Mom loved to bake and provided us the best after school snacks. She would then hide the containers of cookies so we would not eat them all in one sitting. But no matter how many times she found new spots to hide the treats, we always found them and stole a few cookies before we got caught.
One of our favorite stories was the one that describes how my parents met and fell in love. Everyone who knows my mother is aware that she was the most conservative, shy, and introverted person you could ever know. She had planned to enter the convent right after graduating from high school. Her parents were not happy with her making such a big decision like this at such a young age and they wanted her to date and experience the world first. So her sister Marion and Marion’s boyfriend Enie (who eventually became her beloved husband) arranged a blind double date for our mother. Uncle Enie and my father were best friends and were both pranksters. When Enie and our dad arrived to pick up Marion and mom, they both were wearing monster masks. Our dad wore the mask for all or most of the date (so the story is told). Knowing our mother, we cannot believe she even got into the car with him. But some how they made it through and had a second date. Our dad brought mom to his house on the pretext of picking up something he forgot. He introduced mom to his mother. Our dad had a very loving relationship with his mother and showed affection with big hugs, and lots of teasing. Mom was amazed with how much they openly showed their love as she had not grown up with this type of affection and warmth. That was it for her. She fell in love and the rest is history.
Our mother would never say anything to her children or grandchildren that she thought would hurt their feelings. She never criticized or gave her negative opinions. If you fed her something that tasted terrible, she would eat it and say thank you. Her granddaughter Nicole thought grandma’s favorite color was yellow. So for years, she always gave her gifts that were yellow. It wasn’t until recently that our mom told her that she hated the color yellow.
Our mother was very content staying home, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and watching old shows with my father. She was not an adventurous soul and did not have the silly personality that my father had. She had more of a quiet, somber and well-behaved personality. Which makes another memory such a special one for all of us. Years ago, our mother and her six daughters decided to take a train to New York to see a Broadway show. On the train, one of the naughty sisters started throwing M&Ms at everyone. We all joined in and pretty soon m&ms were flying everywhere. All of a sudden we noticed that our mother had joined in and was shooting m&m’s at us. We were shocked to see her having so much fun instead of telling us we were acting like little kids. We will never forget this moment.
For the past nine years, one of our mothers greatest pleasures in life was enjoying the company of her favorite daughter, Cassie. Cassie is her miniature schnauzer who was not so miniature. Our parents showed their love of Cassie by treating her with dog food, treats, and generous servings of people food. Cassie of course loved this but grew larger and larger by the year. Our dads favorite nickname for Cassie was chub chub, which did not sit well with our mother. Cassie was perfect in my mother’s eyes and it was not ok to mention her weight. Right up until the end, my mother worried about Cassie and made sure her daughters were taking good care of her.
As we say good bye to our mother, we thank her for the gifts she has given to us. Compassion for those less fortunate than us, the love of reading, doing the best we can despite the difficulty of a situation, sacrifice and giving of ourselves. We feel blessed that we had both parents for as long as we did. We feel strongly that they are together now watching over us.

We love you mom. Rest in peace.

 

 

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Charles Ezoukumo Assoh of Randolph, MA

live streaming funeral home and cremations westford ma 300x200Charles Ezoukumo Assoh, 37 of Randolph, MA died Sunday, February 14, 2021
at Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA.
He was married to Odette delali Assoh.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he was the son of late James Assoh and Christiana Ogbotiti.
He came to the USA on September 10, 2017.
Charles worked at Northeast Agency of Tewksbury.
He enjoyed exercising at the gym, bicycling, music and good food and was
also an avid reader.
Besides his wife he is survived by his son.

Services at 10 A.M. on Friday, February 26, 2021 from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD followed by a graveside service at Westlawn II Cemetery, Lowell at 11:30 A.M. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Noeun Heng of Lowell, MA

Noeun Heng, 71 of Lowell, MA died Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Lowell
General Hospital, Lowell, MA.
She was married to the late Kong Neam who died on November 15, 2020.
Born in Battambang, Cambodia, she was the daughter of Ly Sun and Soeun Poth of Cambodia.
She came to the USA in June 1985.
She was a member of the Watsomake Temple of Lowell, MA.
She enjoyed fishing and cooking.
She is survived by her children Pov Heng, Hon Heng, Sokun Heng, Nan Heng, Man Heng, Samnang Hen, Sena Heng, Samnith Heng, Monica Heng, Sino Heng and her 5 younger siblings along with 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to her visiting hours Friday, February 26, 2021 from 1:30 to 2:30 P.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD with a procession at 2:30 P.M. to the Glory Temple, 24 Cambridge St., Lowell, MA. Her funeral procession will leave the Temple at 8 A.M. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 and conclude at the Fairview Cemetery in Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Sharon M. Musshorn of Westford, MA

Sharon Mary Musshorn, 72, of Westford, MA died Wednesday, February 17, 2021
at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was married to Michael A. Musshorn with whom she celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary June 14, 2020.
Born in Bristol, CT, she was the daughter of Charles Miller and Isabel (Block) Miller. She graduated from Bristol Eastern High School with the class of 1966, and graduated from Middlesex Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Gerontology.
She retired from Community Family of Lowell in 2008, and formerly worked at the Westford Nursing Home.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Chelmsford, MA. Sharon was a member of the Merrimack Valley Activity Directors. Sharon loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her sons David Musshorn and Jennifer Nilson of Natick, MA and James Musshorn of Los Angeles, CA, her 3 grandchildren Lauren Musshorn, Nils Musshorn and Erik Musshorn and her brother-in-law Vito Parazzo of Bristol, CT.
She was the sister of the late Sandra Parazzo.

Visiting hours Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1 to 5 P.M. Funeral Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. A private burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville, CT. Memorials may be made in her name to the Lupus Foundation of New England, 290 W Boylston St. Suite 60676, Worcester, MA 01606. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Michael Steven Chilson of Lowell, MA

Michael S. Chilson, 63, of Lowell, MA died unexpectedly Friday, February 12, 2021 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA surrounded by his family. He was born on August 4, 1957 in Cambridge, a son of the late Ronald Chilson and Jean (Finstein) Chilson. He grew up in Tewksbury, MA having graduated from Shawsheen Valley Technical High School of Billerica, MA with the class of 1975. After graduating from high school, he enlisted and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Mike worked several jobs after leaving the Navy. However, he found his true calling when he began starting up his own successful businesses from cleaning services to commerce and finally e-commerce.
Mike was genuinely a selfless, kind-hearted man bringing joy to all he met. He could make anyone smile and always put others before himself. He had a true love of music; playing his guitar and singing his favorite classic country songs. He loved his family and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dianne R. Chilson of Lowell, MA; son Kenneth D. Burns and his fiancé Nicole Vizzini of Adelphi, MD; daughter, Kelly A. Whitney and her husband, Todd of Lunenburg, MA and two grandchildren, Katelyn Whitney and Ryan Whitney. He is also survived by his brother Randy Chilson of Lowell, MA; brother Gary Chilson and his wife Myrna of Chula Vista, CA; brother Bruce Chilson of Tewksbury, MA; sister Cheri Degloria and her husband Michael of Tewksbury, MA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Susan Chilson.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, Chelmsford, MA. Private graveside services will be held at Westlawn II Cemetery in Lowell, MA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Michael may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Catherine Ann Schleipfer of No. Chelmsford, MA

 

Catherine Ann Schleipfer, 65 of No. Chelmsford, MA died Tuesday,
February 9, 2021 at her home.
She was married to the late Michael Schleipfer who died on February 9, 2014.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Stewart Morris and Elizabeth (Stepneski) Morris.
She graduated from Villa Angela High School in Cleveland, Ohio with the class of 1974.
She was the owner and founder of Alternative Care Providers of No. Chelmsford,
MA and Nashua, NH.
Catherine was involved in many organizations while she owned ACP. It was a very successful business. She lived to help others.Catherine loved her family and friends. And was Godmother to Christine D’Alcamo. She loved living in Carmel Valley, California as well as Boulder Colorado. She just loved being out in nature, seeing a beautiful sunset or taking a hike through the mountains breathing in that fresh air. She had a heart warming smile and was so very loving and kind to everyone.
She loved to read and had a great sense of humor! She loved classic rock .
Also loved traveling with Michael to Europe.
Enjoyed scuba diving and skiing . ”
She loved nature and was an avid photographer.
She is survived by her sisters Joni Kiesecker and Frank of Boulder, CO and
Patti Dalcamo and Bob of Bellport, NY, her brother Donald Morris of S. Easton, MA, her late mother-in law Liz Schleipfer, her brothers-in-law Mark Schleipfer and his wife Sheila, Christian Schleipfer and his wife Lisa, and Paul Schleipfer and nieces, nephews, also 3 nieces, 3 grand nephews and one grand niece.

She loved taking her pitbull Carmen out for walks.

No services will be held. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Kik Bou of Lowell, MA 1959 – 2021

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live streaming funeral home and cremations westford ma 300x200Kik Bou, 61, lifelong resident of Lowell, MA died on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.
Born in Battambang, Cambodia, he was the son of the late Eam Bou and Im Chi. He came to the USA in 1985 with his wife and children as refugees.
He worked hard to provide for his family. He was loved and respected by all those around him. He had a warm and light heart. He was also kind and benevolent. He loved to play and joke around, especially with the grandkids. His famous line was, “What’s up man!”
He is survived by his wife and three children (2 daughters and a son). He valued education and was proud of all the successes of his children. A few things we will never forget about him is his love for his red Toyota, Tacoma. He enjoyed swimming but always with his cap on. Also, he loved to visit friends and families, while enjoying authentic Cambodian foods.
Visiting hours Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:30 A.M. – 12 pm from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

 

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Oeun Krouch of Lowell

Oeun Krouch, 88, of Lowell, MA died February 12, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was married to the late Soung Tuy who died December 19, 2015.
Oeun was born in Battambang, Cambodia. She came to the USA in 1983, and became a US Citizen on January 25, 2008.
She loved watching movies and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was a member of the Trarataranam Buddhist Temple .
Oeun is survived by her loving son, Kyle Krouch and his wife, Kim Chhum of Lowell, a brother, seven grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Thy Krouch.

There will be no visiting hours. Funeral Tues. at 8am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with cremation to follow at Merrimack Cremation Service in Merrimack, NH. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

 

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Khuyen Nguyen of Lowell, MA

Khuyen Nguyen, 62, of Lowell, died Thursday, February 11, 2021 at her home. Born in Cu Chi, Vietnam, she was the daughter of the late Tri Nguyen and Xao Ha. She earned her Bachelor Degree. Khuyen came to the USA in April of 2008 and became a US Citizen on August 12, 2020. She was a member of the Chua Tuong Van Temple in Lowell, MA. She enjoyed going to temple and loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Nguyen of Lowell, Yen Nguyen and her husband Jimmy Pham of Chelmsford, and Hien Nguyen and her husband Toan Tran of Tewksbury, 3 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 9A.M. to 12 Noon at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. Cremation at Merrimack Crematory, Merrimack, NH. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Gary Steven Crockett of Tyngsboro, MA

Gary Steven Crockett, 61, of Tyngsboro, formerly of Westford, MA died Monday February 8, 2021 at Lowell General Hospital.
Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Christine (LeMasurier) Crockett. He attended Westford Academy and then worked as a HVAC Technician. Gary was disabled but was able to work part time at Rudy’s Fuel and Auto Service of Chelmsford.
He was an avid sports fan; he especially loved football, fishing and snowmobiling. He was friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand.
Gary is survived by his sister and brother in-law, Dawn Marie and John Hill of Chester, NH; aunt, Teresa LeMasurier of Pepperell, MA; uncle and aunt, John and Sandra O’Donoghue of Honeoye Falls, NY, nieces, Shauna and her husband Tom McIntosh of Manchester, NH, Jessica Howard and Colin Walford of Westport, MA and a nephew Joshua Howard of Chester, NH; cousins; Steven LeMasurier and his wife Patty of Pepperell, Ma, Regina McGearty and her husband Derek of Lowell, Ma, Shawn O’Donoghue of Washington, DC, Bevin Green and her husband S.J. of Fisher, NY.

Burial in the spring will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, N. Andover. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association 330 Congress St. Boston, MA 02210. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

 

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Gilbert Cabrera Santiago of Lowell

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Gilbert Cabrera Santiago, 68, of Lowell, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Lowell General Hospital.
He was born in Puerto Rico and was the son of the late Gilberto “Gil” Cabrera and Francisca Santiago.
Gilbert retired from State Garden, Inc. and in his younger years worked as an executive chef in New York City. He loved all types of music and enjoyed working on cars and cooking.
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Angela M. (Catalano) Santiago of Lowell, his children, Martin Cabrera Conde of Puerto Rico and Englebert Cabrera and Carmen Elizabeth of Puerto Rico, Myleen Cabrera Rosado of El Paso, TX, Doris Cabrera Matos of Philidelphia, PA, Melissa Cabrera Garcia of Florida, his step daughters Tracy Morgan of Boston, MA and Michele Morgan of Pelham, NH, his sisters Yolanda Cabrera Santiago of Puerto Rico, Titi-Luz Belen of Puerto Rico and Dinelia and Catalino Morales of Puerto Rico, 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
All Services are private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lazarus House, P.O. Box 408, Lawrence, MA. 01842. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Isabel DeCaires of Lowell

Isabel (DeFreitas) DeCaires of Lowell, MA died Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at her home.
She was married to the late Jose P. DeCaires.
Born in Portugal, she immigrated to the United States in 1970 settling in the Lowell area with her husband and family. She was the daughter of the late Luis and Maria DeFreitas. She was educated in Portugal.
Isabel retired from Teradyne Connection Systems of Nashua, NH in 1995. She had previously worked for Carol Shoe Corp. of Lowell MA.
She was a communicant of St. Anthony Church of Lowell.
Isabel enjoyed sewing, embroidering and having conversations over coffee with her family and friends. Her greatest love was caring for her grandchildren and great grandchildren; many of whom she help raise.
She is survived by four sons, Cristodio “Chris” and his wife Isabel Caires of Lowell, Joe and his wife Maria Caires of Dunstable, and Adelino Caires of Lowell; two daughters, Lisa and her husband William Van Dinter of Lowell and Celestina and her husband Joseph Silva of Lakeland, FL; a daughter-in-law, Maria Caires of Chelmsford; a sister, Lucinda DeFreitas of Madeira Portugal; a brother, Juvenal DeFreitas of Madeira Portugal; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Isabel was the mother of the late Patrick Caires of Chelmsford, who died on December 26, 2017, and the sister of the late Antonio, Maria, Adelaide, Amaro, and Luis.
The family would like to thank the professional staff of Assoc. Home Care Inc.; the Merrimack Valley Hospice, and Elder Services of Merrimack Valley for their care and comfort they provided Isabel.

Visiting hours Thurs., Feb 18, 2021 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Fri., Feb 19, 2021 at 8AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9AM at St. Anthony Church in Lowell. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the a contribution to a college fund for her granddaughter, Hayden to Edward Jones C/O Hayden Caires, 6 Alpine Ln., Chelmsford, MA 01824. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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Kurt Peter Kugler of Chelmsford, MA

Kurt Peter Kugler, 59 of Chelmsford, MA died Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was married to Maria E. (Garcia) Kugler with whom he would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on October 29, 2021.
Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of John Kugler and Jacqueline (Jones). He was a 31 year resident of Chelmsford.
He worked at Sears Automotive of Lowell, Nashua and Burlington for 34 years.
Kurt coached Chelmsford Pop Warner Youth Football and Chelmsford Little League.
Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Krystina Kugler and Wilbur of Lowell, MA, his sons Michael and Krista Kugler of Northbridge, MA, Nicholas Kugler of Chelmsford, MA, his mother-in-law Shirley (Skuinck) Garcia of Nashua, NH, his sister Debbie and Ed Rocha of Cranston, RI, his brother Daniel and Donna Kugler of Warwick, RI, his aunt Barbara Ferchak of Dracut, MA, his cousin Michael Ferchak of Pelham, NH, 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Monday, February 15, 2021 from 12 to 4 P.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

 

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John P. “Jack” Leonard Retired UMass Lowell Professor

John P. “Jack” Leonard, 80, of Lowell, beloved husband of Carol (Evans) Leonard, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2021. A lifelong resident of Lowell, Jack was born on June 13, 1940 to the late John F. Leonard and Mary (Linehan) Leonard.
Jack graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1958 and went on to earn a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (now UMASS Lowell) and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Jack was blessed with two fulfilling careers. For 35 years, he was a well-respected and well-liked professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Lowell Tech/University of Lowell/UMASS Lowell. A thoughtful and committed educator, his dedication to the profession earned him the esteem of colleagues and students alike and multiple outstanding teaching awards. A major highpoint and source of great pride occurred in 1996 when he guided a group of undergraduates to a first place finish in the MIT micromouse competition.
Following his retirement from UMASS Lowell in 2002, Jack worked for another 10 years as a software engineer at Raytheon in the Missile Systems Division where he enjoyed the challenge of learning and utilizing new computer languages. After retiring for a second time, Jack continued as Professor Emeritus at UMASS Lowell providing computer expertise to start-up projects, including an educational test bench for STEM experiments, and assisting students with senior capstone projects.
Jack was an avid walker and was seen almost daily on hikes around Belvidere, through the city on his way to UMASS Lowell, and along the Merrimack River. He also enjoyed local history, everything World War II, Saturday nights with his family solving the problems of the world over a bottle of wine, and Sunday afternoons watching the Patriots with the best neighbors anyone could ever want. He was a long-time communicant of Holy Family Parish.
Besides his wife of 56 years, he is survived by his daughter, Karen Allen and her husband, Kevin of Cromwell, CT; his daughter, Donna Crowther and her husband, Rich, of Redlands, CA; and his grandchildren, Katherine (Kai) Allen, Mikayla Allen, Carly Crowther and Richie Crowther. He is also survived by his sister, Marylou Malencik, his sister-in-law, Dorothy Evans, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jack will always be remembered for his great singing voice, his wacky sense of humor, his big laugh, and his generosity. Always excited to share his knowledge, and recognizing his own good fortune to find passion in his work, Jack’s great hope for his grandchildren was that they learn to live his advice from a favorite Mark Twain quote – “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Family Parish, 30 Grafton St., Lowell, MA 01852 or UTEC, 15 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01852.
The burial will be private. A memorial mass and celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a later date when his family and friends can gather together safely.
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guest book at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

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John Charles Smaldone of Chelmsford, MA

John Charles Smaldone, 94 of Chelmsford, MA died Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA.
He was married to the late Sylvia A. Vetrano.
Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late John C. Smaldone and Mildred (Moccia) Smaldone. He graduated from E. Boston High School with the class of 1945.
He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre on board the USS Samar ARG-11.
He retired from Raytheon Corp. of Bedford, MA in 1989. He was the Union Stewart of Local 1505, member of Chelmsford Lions Club and former Scoutmaster of St. Mary’s Church,
Troop 77.
He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Chelmsford, MA.
John enjoyed music and family and friends.
He is survived by his daughter Gail Smaldone of Chelmford, MA, sons Robert and Jean Smaldone of Pepperell, MA and John and Debra Smaldone of Chelmsford, MA, 2 grandchildren Melissa Dulac and Alicia Lawless, 3 great-grandchildren, his sisters-in-law Dolores Ventresca of Medford, MA and Marie Vetrano of Somerville, MA and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late William Smaldone.

Visiting hours Friday, February 12, 2021 from 8-9 A.M. with a funeral Mass following at 10 A.M. at St. Kathryn’s Church, Hudson, NH. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

 

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Paul Jean Vincent of Dunstable, MA

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Paul Jean Vincent, 84 of Dunstable, MA died Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA.
He was married to Claudette I. (Lacourse) Vincent with whom he would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on September 22, 2021.
Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late Albert J. Vincent and Lucia (LaPlume) Vincent. He graduated from St. Joseph’s High School with the class of 1954.
He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during the Korea Era.
He owned and operated Vincent’s Garage of Lowell, MA.
He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Nashua, NH.
He was an avid sports fan, loved Belgian Horses and German Shepherds.
Paul enjoyed travelling to the White Mountains.
Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Donna Henning of Nashua, NH, sons John and Cathy Vincent of Windham, NH and Ron and Linda Vincent of Townsend, MA, his sister Therese and Claude Lambert of S. Hadley, MA, his brother Laurent and Celine Vincent of Newburyport, MA, 5 grandchildren Matthew Vincent, Melissa Vincent, Mary Vincent, Jenna Vincent and James Levesque, 2 great-grandchildren Deryk Vincent and Blair Levesque and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 8:30 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church, Nashua, NH. Stream live at 10am at https://www.iccnashuanh.org/Private Burial will be at a later date. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

 

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Donald Arthur Blanchette of Lowell, MA

Donald Arthur Blanchette, 67, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died Thursday, February 04, 2021 at his home.
Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late Edward and Rita (Asselin) Blanchette.
Donald was raised in Lowell, graduated from Lowell Trade School with the class of 1971. He retired from Greater Lowell Technical High School in 2018.
Donald was a member of the American Legion Post 247 in Tyngsborough, MA.
He is survived by a brother, Norman Blanchette and a sister, Gail Oliver both of Lowell, MA. He is also survived by three step sisters, Christine Kopycinski of Maine, Eriika Kopycinski of Nashua, NH, Robin Lavertu of Colorado and their families; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He leaves behind many close friends and also acquaintances that he met at the American Legion.
Donald was the brother of the late Roger Blanchette and Janet Dube.

Memorial Service Wednesday at 10am in the Chapel at St. Joseph Cemetery, 96 Riverneck Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. Please follow Covid-19 protocols. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

 

 

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