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Yvette M. (Bergeron) Ouellette of Lowell, formerly of Tyngsboro

5535 Ouellette 294x300Yvette Marie (Bergeron) Ouellette, 92, of Lowell, MA formerly of Tyngsboro, MA died unexpectedly Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital.

She was married to the late Leo Ouellette, who died in August of 1982.

Born October 9, 1922, in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Rose deLima Bergeron.

She graduated from St. Joseph Girls High School with the Class of 1940. Over the years, she worked at the Textron Corporation of Lowell, the Thorndike Factory Outlet of Lowell and the Sunny Acres Nursing Home of Chelmsford, MA.

Yvette was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church and St. Mary Magdalen Church of Tyngsboro and a member of the Chelmsford Senior Center. She moved to Inglewood, CA in 1963 and returned to Tyngsboro, MA in 1978.

She is survived by a daughter, Louise Elliot of Pasadena, MD; a son, Leo Ouellette Jr. of Denver, CO; five grandchildren, Karen Casey, Berton Elliot, Eli, Austin, and Laura Ouellette; four great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Yvette was the mother of the late Rose Marie Ouellette of Oregon, and the mother-in-law to the late Richard Elliot of Maryland.  She was the sister of the late Albert and Roland Bergeron, the late Annette Nadeau, the late Sr. Rose Albert SCO, the late Theresa Seamans of Andover and the late Rita Gauthier of Tyngsboro.

Visiting hours Mon. 3 to 6 P.M. Funeral Tues. at 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Robert “Bob” E. Votapka of Tyngsboro

5534 Votapka 242x300Robert “Bob” E. Votapka, 71, of Tyngsboro, MA died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was married to Rosanne Votapka with whom he celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on October 7, 2014.

Born in Hyannis, MA, he was the son of the late Frank and Ardell Votapka. He graduated from Harwich High School in Harwich, MA with the class of 1961. He earned an Associate of Science Degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree from Northeastern University.

Bob retired in October of 2010 from Bluespec of Waltham, MA, where he was the Vice President of Sales.  He had previously worked for over 20 years at Cadence Design Systems of Chelmsford, MA (formerly Valid Logic Systems and Telesis System) where he held several Vice President roles.  His career began at GenRad where he worked for over 17 years.

Bob enjoyed golfing, gardening, cooking, travel, genealogy, photography and cheering on his grandchildren at their various sporting events.  He served in several civic roles in the town of Harvard, MA including a member of School Committee, Park and Recreation Commission, Town Meeting member and youth sports coach.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Glen and his wife, Suzanne Votapka of Wellesley, MA; one daughter, Lynn and her husband, John Cuddy of Waxhaw, NC; two sisters, Nancy Tallman of Bonita Springs, FL and Janice  Butler and her partner, Robert Stanton of Yarmouth Port, MA; seven grandchildren, William Votapka, Emily Votapka, Andrew Votapka, Michael Votapka, Madelyn Cuddy, Sarah Cuddy and Jack Cuddy; two cousins, Sharon and her husband, Nelson Brace of Bourne, MA and Joyce and her husband, Jerry Beals of Conroe, TX; many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends on Cape Cod.

Visiting hour Wed. 10A.M. Funeral Service at 11A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611-3201 http://pulmonaryfibrosis.donorpages.com/Tribute/RobertVotapka/.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Walter Deputat of Tewksbury

US Air Force 296x300TEWKSBURY – Walter Joseph Deputat, age 93, the founder of Tewksbury Funeral Home, died peacefully on Saturday morning, May 16, at Lowell General’s Saints Campus, after a brief illness.  He was the beloved husband of Gloria A. (Roux) Deputat, with whom he had celebrated their seventy-third wedding anniversary this past March 18.

He was born on the family farm on Princeton Street in North Chelmsford, in July 1921, the last of six children of the late Walter John and Teofila (Serwicka) Deputat, and was raised in North Chelmsford.  He graduated from Chelmsford High School, and enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Force.  While in Bombardier training in Arizona, his “warbride” joined him and they were married in Tucson.  He was assigned to the 322nd Bomb Group in North Africa, and served in Libya, Tunisia, Sicily and Italy during the campaign to liberate Italy and Europe.  He was awarded many medals and citations, including a Presidential Citation, Air Medal, six Oak Leaf Clusters, and finally the Distinguished Flying Cross, after being credited for fifty missions over occupied Europe in B-24 “Liberator” Heavy Bombers.  Upon early discharge from the Air Corps, he returned to Tewksbury, and using the G.I. Bill enrolled in the New England Institute for Funeral Service.  After working in several Lowell funeral homes, he with the tireless support of his wife, Gloria, opened the Tewksbury Funeral Home in 1957.

Walter gave freely of his time and treasure to the community, as a Charter and Life Member of the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks Lodge, 2070, a Charter Member of the Tewksbury Lions Club, a Charter Member of the former Tewksbury Businessmen’s Association, and was a former member of the American Legion Post 259, the V.F.W. Post 8164, the Fr. Coppen’s Council Knights of Columbus, the Tewksbury Golden Age Club, and the Tewksbury Veteran’s Association.  Professionally, he was a former member of the Massachusetts and National Funeral Director’s Associations.  He was awarded the Melvin Jones Award by the Tewksbury Lions Club, was honored to have been the voice of the “little guy” on the Board of Advisors to the Former BayBank of Massachusetts, and recognized by the Senate and House of Massachusetts for his many accomplishments during his lifetime upon his retirement in 1983.

He loved to golf, experienced a “hole in one” at Dodgertown G.C. in Vero, enjoyed entertaining at the “camp” on Big Island Pond in Atkinson, NH, loved Bridge at the Community Center at Rockridge in Vero, and would choose American Chop Suey over Lobster or Steak every time.  He loved every minute spent in the company of his family, and was known for his long conversations, and unusual insights into all things, big or small.

He and Gloria retired to Vero Beach, and later Sebastian, Florida, where they resided for twenty-five happy years, returning to Tewksbury six years ago due to advancing years and health issues.  Through successful bouts with several forms of cancer to double amputations due to diabetes, Walter maintained an independent spirit, keen sense of humor, and most importantly his sharp mental faculties until his passing on Saturday.   He touched many lives in a positive way, and his family is grateful for the outpouring of love and the support expressed by friends and colleagues since his passing.  Walter said he “had lived a full and blessed life,” and was ready when God called.

Walter was a communicant of St. William’s in Tewksbury, Holy Cross in Vero Beach, and St. Sebastian’s in Sebastian, FL.

Besides “the bride,” Gloria, he leaves three children, John and his wife Roberta (Pace-Nocco) Deputat, Gail Anne Graham and her husband Ret. Dept. Fire Chief James J. Graham, and Joel and his wife Deborah Ann (DiCiaccio-Fee) Deputat all of Tewksbury; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Michelle (Graham) and Jason Guthrie of Atlanta, GA, James “Jay” and Katie Graham of Reno, NV, Dennis and Kara Graham of Tewksbury, Julianne (Graham) and Evan Morse of Groton, MA, Joseph Deputat of Tewksbury, Michael and Nikki Deputat of Manchester, NH, Christopher Deputat of Tyngsboro, Lisa Nocco of Tewksbury, Steven and Jannine Nocco of Tyngsboro; fourteen great grandchildren, Graham, Garrett, Gabriella, Isabel, Finn, Quinton, Keegan, Lochlan, Sawyer, Emma, Cassie, Molly, Kyle, and Kristine; sister-in-law, Elaine Stephens of Chelmsford; brothers-in-law, Victor Roux and Eugene Roux and Ann all of Tewksbury; many nieces and nephews; and was predeceased by his brothers and sisters and their spouses; Isadore and Eleanor Nawossa, Edward and Jennie Deputat, Sophie and Edward Olasz, Blanche and Philip Collins.

Visiting hours Friday, May 22, from 3 :00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, Ph. (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950.  His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury.  Please meet at church on Saturday.  Burial will follow Mass with Air Force Honors at Tewksbury Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Mass Lions Eye Research, P.O. Box 314, Tewksbury, MA 01876 or the Tewks-Wilm Elks Charities, 777 South St. Tewksbury, MA 01876 or the charity of donors choice will be appreciated.  visit tewksburyfuneralhome.com ARRANGEMENTS ARE AT TEWKSBURY FUNERAL HOME

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5533 Faias 300x274Mrs. Mary Faias, 96, of Lowell, MA died peacefully at Palm Manor Nursing Home on Sunday evening, May 17, 2015.  She was the beloved wife of the late John Faias, who died Feb. 3, 1991 and the loving mother of three daughters, all of whom were present at her passing.

Born in Lowell, MA on Feb. 13, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John and Justina (Teixeira) Fernandes.  She attended Lowell schools and was the head supervisor of Lowell Lingerie Co. in Lowell for over 35 years before retiring in 1983.  A longtime resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, she was a parishioner of St. Margaret Church.  Mary was a talented seamstress, an excellent cook and a self-taught pianist.  She loved playing piano and singing at family gatherings and cherished the time spent with her family.

She is survived by her three loving daughters, Claudine Langlois, Joanne Valcourt and her husband Ronald, and Brenda D’Amour and her husband Maurice, and a sister, Josephine McGrath of Lowell, MA.  She was a devoted grandmother to Richard Langlois and his wife Colette, Ronald Langlois and his wife Cathy, Cynthia Langlois and her husband Eric Saperstein, Bryan Valcourt and his wife Ann, Melissa (Valcourt) Maher and her husband Dennis, Darryll Valcourt, Justin D’Amour and his wife Nicole and Rebecca (D’Amour) and her husband Brian Glass.  She also leaves seventeen great grand-children and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Palm Manor for the professional and exceptional care provided to Mary over the last ten years.

Visiting hours Wed. from 4 to 8 PM. Funeral Thurs. at 9AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Church, Stevens St. Lowell, MA. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery Lowell, MA.  Memorials may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or a charity of one’s choice.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Edmond Joseph Young Jr. of Pepperell


5532 Young 254x300 Edmond “Ed” Young Jr., 71, of Pepperell died suddenly Saturday May 16, 2015 at his home. He was married to Janice M. (Lavoie) Young with whom he would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1st. He was born in Lowell on May 23, 1943 the son of the late Edmond J. Young Sr. and Madeline (Donnelly) Young. He was a graduate of Lowell High School class of 1962, Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver, and completed many courses in the Air Force as well as taking courses through the University of Maryland. He ran track and came in 3rd for the State. He enjoyed playing baseball and basketball. He was a former coach and umpire for Pepperell Little League. He served with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He was an honorary life member of the Knights  of Columbus council 317 of Pepperell, where he served as a former Dep. Grand Knight. He was also 4th degree knight, Bishop Beaven Assembly. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Parish.  Ed formerly worked for Raytheon of Andover. He loved spending time with his family. He was an excellent golfer with a 3 handicap.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kimberly and her husband, Daniel McGrath of Townsend, MA, and Dawn and her husband, Alan Bradbrook Jr. of Hollis, NH; two brothers, Richard Young of Lowell, and Wayne and his wife, Gail Young of  Kingston, NH; one sister, Donna and her husband, Robert Whitney of Kingston, NH; a sister-in-law, Mary Young of Waterboro, ME; four grandchildren, Emily McGrath, Daniel McGrath Jr., Jason and Jillian  Bradbrook; many nieces and nephews, and his wife’s family.  He was also the brother of the late Gary Young, who died Sept. 20, 2007 of Waterboro, ME.

Funeral Wednesday at 8:30 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX  ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass Wednesday at 10A.M. at Our Lady of  Grace Parish in Pepperell. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114, or to the Massachusetts General Cancer Center, at Emerson Hospital, Bethke Cancer Center, 133 ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742.


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Claude Milteer Jr. of Chelmsford

5530 Milteer 300x259Claude Milteer Jr (Sonny) 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital in the presence of those who cared for him dearly. Claude was born in 1929 to the late Ada G. and Claude Milteer Sr. He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War. Claude was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Congregational Church of North Chelmsford where he served as Deacon. Claude  was a loving provider and companion to Gloria Thompson Mowatt and amazing supporter to daughter Sheila Mowatt-Roman both now deceased. He is survived by one sister, Reverend Dr. Shirley Roberts, and one brother, Ralph Milteer. He was the brother of the late Edward Milteer. He is also survived by his children; Dorion, Vernon, Cherly Milteer, and Lee and his wife Debra, Naim, and Tyrone Mowatt. His grandchildren are; Jennifer Giannino and her husband Andrew, Tony Mowatt, and Mishia, Delea, and Garrette Mowatt. His great grandchildren are; Ian Whittlesey, Devon, Nicholas and Raven Giannino.

Claude passed an easy-going, simple, respectful, selfless, well-liked man of God. Even in his final hours he laughed and joked with his grandson Andrew Giannino. He last words were “Yeah”. Those who knew him well will appreciate this.

Memorial Arrangements:

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to remember Claude and celebrate his life at his wake on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 for visiting hours between 4pm-7pm at the Congregational Church of North Chelmsford on 15 Princeton Street. There will be a Memorial Service on the following day on Wednesday May 20th, 2015 at 11am also at the Congregational Church of North Chelmsford.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Emily (Riley) Edwards of Dracut

5527 Edwards 238x300Emily (Riley) Edwards, 67, of Dracut, died suddenly Friday May 8, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her loved ones.

She was married to Alton “Ray” Edwards of Dracut, with whom she would of celebrated 49 years of marriage on August 27th 2015.

Born in Lowell, on October 2 1947 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Hodge) Riley. She graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1965. She earned a CNA certificate from St. John’s Hospital.  She worked as a healthcare professional at D’Youville Manor as well as Companion Care and other home health agencies caring for seniors. Her favorite profession was devoted mother and nana.

Emily was a loving, passionate, vibrant woman who brought joy and laughter to all that were fortunate enough to know her. Her greatest joy was her family. Her heart was the fullest when she was with her three daughters and her four beautiful grandchildren. Her integrity, strength and love made her their hero.

She loved to spend time with her “coffee club” friends at McDonalds. Any given morning you could find Emily there, making people laugh and smile. No one will fill her empty seat.

She also loved to bowl at the Brunswick. Spending many of her younger years as an “Early Bird” bowler. She was invigorated when she rejoined bowling later in life as a member of the “Cool Cats”. Emily was the coolest cat there. She loved time with her precious bowling friends. We know she will be working on those “Turkeys” in heaven.

Emily would never miss a chance to go to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun. She also enjoyed travel and had visited many exciting places. What was most important in Emily’s life was family and friends. She gave and received the most joy and happiness with them. Emily was the greatest Mother, Nana, Sister and Friend. Now she is the greatest Angel.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Kimberly (Edwards) Wunderlich and her husband Erik Wunderlich of Pelham, NH, Tina Edwards and her husband Jay Culbert of Lowell, MA, and Diana (Edwards) Rogier and her husband Frank Rogier of Dracut, MA; four grandchildren, her precious granddaughter Emma Rae Wunderlcih, and cherished grandsons Erik Owen Wunderlich, Ronan Culbert and Aidan Culbert.

One of 10 siblings, Emily is survived by her best friend and sister “twin” Kathleen (Riley) Comtois and her husband Maurice Comtois of Dracut, MA., her sister Mary (Riley) Courtemarche and her husband Richard Courtemarche of Lowell, MA, brother Thomas Riley and his wife Joanne Riley of Haverhill, MA, brother William Riley and his wife, Susan Riley of Port St. Luce, FL, brothers Charlie Riley and Brian Riley. Emily had many loving nieces and nephews whom she adored including, Christopher Corbin, Rebecca Taylor and Colt Taylor, to whom she was a second mother and nana. She is also survived by a very special dear friend, Robert Sousa of Dracut.

She was the sister of the late Theresa Sloan of Indiana, Maureen Methot of Dracut and Daniel Riley of Lowell.

“Don’t cry because it is over smile because it happened” Dr. Suess

Her Funeral Memorial Mass to be held at St. Michael’s Church in Lowell Friday at 10 O’clock a.m.  The family requests in lieu of flowers donations are made to Rorystaunton.com, a foundation to raise money for Sepsis prevention and education.

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Deborah M. (Finn) Lacombe of Groton and Westford

5526 Lacombe 228x300Deborah M. (Finn) Lacombe, 71, of Groton, MA died Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Westford House.

She was married to Robert “Bob” Lacombe with whom she would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on August 12, 2015.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Norma F. Finn. She graduated from Westford Academy with the class of 1961.

She was a communicant of St. Catherine of Alexandria Church.

Deborah was a resident of Groton for over 50 years and a former resident of Westford.  She was a winter resident of Ft. Myers FL.

Deborah’s greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert and his wife, Kristin Lacombe of Groton and Dennis and his wife, Lisa Lacombe of Groton; one daughter, Kerri and her husband, Jason Hilberg of Groton; one son-in-law, Carl Slack of Westford; one brother-in-law, Marcel and his wife, Denise Lacombe of Westford; one sister-in-law, Denise Boisvert of Groton; 13 grandchildren, Micaela, Cody, Stetson, Ariana, Garret, Kyle, Aleigha, Blake, Kylie, Logan, Amanda, Curtis and Cassidy and many nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Brenda Slack, who died in December of 1999 and the sister of the late Edward Finn II, who died in August of 2006.

Visiting hours Wed. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Thurs. at 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral service at 11A.M. at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church,  Westford. Burial in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Westford. Memorials may be made in her name to the Nashoba Nursing and Hospice, 2 Shaker Rd., Suite D 225, Shirley, MA 01464. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Fotina “Flo” C. (Mamalis) (Fritz) Shanahan of Lowell

5525 Shanahan 300x300Fotina “Flo” C. (Mamalis) (Fritz) Shanahan of Lowell, MA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Wingate at Belvidere in Lowell.

She was married to the late Samuel Fritz of Checotah, OK, who died in December of 1995 and the late John C. “Corky” Shanahan, who died on December 19, 2003.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late John and Kostoula Mamalis.  She was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1944, and attended Lowell Academy of Hairdressing.

Fotina owned and operated the Red Bubble Beauty Salon in Lowell. She had also worked for the Prince Spaghetti Company, the Hathaway Shirt Company, Leonard’s Thrift Shop and Stuart’s Department Store.

She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell.

Fotina was a member of the Ladies Guild at D’Youville Manor in Lowell.

She is survived by a son Samuel and his wife, Lauri Fritz of Littleton; two daughters, Martha Balamotis and her husband John Miller of Lowell and Helene and her husband, Thomas Quinlan of Amesbury, MA; a brother, Charles Mamalis of Lowell; a sister, Bea Murphy of Chelmsford; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and many close family friends.

She was the sister of the late George Mamalis of Lowell, Arthur Mamalis of Arizona, Julia Mamalis of Lowell and Helen Gleason of Lowell.

Visiting hours Tues. 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Wed. at 9A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Service at 10A.M. at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Lowell. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Khoeun Sao of Lowell

5524 SaoKhoeun Sao of Lowell, MA died May 6, 2015. Wake Fri.  3-4P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Funeral Sat. at 8A.M. at the Trairatanaram Buddhist Temple, Quigley Ave., N. Chelmsford, MA. Cremation at Merrimack Crematory in Merrimack, NH. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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John William Anderson of Westford

5519 Anderson 210x300John William Anderson, 85, a longtime resident of Westford, MA died quietly Sunday May 3, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Bedford, MA .

He was born in Westford on September 12, 1929, son of the late Gustave and Hilma (Monson) Anderson. He was raised in Westford and attended Westford Public Schools. John served aboard the USS Strong—a Navy Destroyer– during the Korean War. After retiring, John enjoyed camping and traveling throughout New England in his motor home, attending many local fairs, antique engine shows, and tractor shows .

He is survived by four sons and three daughters in law, John Anderson Jr. and his wife, Donna (Caron) of E. Freetown, MA, Robert Anderson of Lunenburg, MA, Bruce and his wife Linda (Martin) Anderson of Wrentham, MA, and Douglas and his wife Debbie (Flanders) of Tyngsboro, MA; a daughter Donna (Anderson) Bambery and her husband, Paul of Acton, MA; a brother, Carl Anderson of Westford; three sisters; Edith (Anderson) Lowney and her husband, Edward of Fitchburg, Shirley Anderson of Methuen, and Beverly Anderson of Chelmsford; five grandchildren; Stephanie and Douglas Anderson, Melissa and Sean Bambery, and Veronica Anderson; a great granddaughter, Kaylin Coburn, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, the late Andrew and his wife Beverly Anderson of Westford, Barbara and her husband Frank Maffee of Nashua, NH. At his request, all services are private at the National Cemetery in Bourne MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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James A. Frisone, Cherished Husband, Father, Grandfather

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James A. Frisone, 86, of South Yarmouth, MA, beloved husband of Sandra L. (Fourdyce) Frisone, died May 4, 2015 after an extended illness, at the home of his daughter. He was born in Lynn, MA on May 11, 1928, the son of the late Anthony J. and Angela G. (Natale) Frisone.

Mr. Frisone served four tours in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He was an accomplished businessman, with the majority of his career being in the Graphic Arts Industry. He was the owner of the James A. Frisone Co. (JAFCO) and Ultra Scan, Inc. as well as several other businesses during his life. He was a well-respected member of the Graphic Arts community.  Mr. Frisone was a member of the Boston Club of Printing House Craftsmen, The Boston Litho Club (past president) , National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers  (NAPIM), The Supply Salesman’s Guild, Printing Industries of New England and the Printing and Publishing Counsel. He was the recipient of the NAPIM Pioneer Award in 1983 and the prestigious Ben Franklin Award in 1988.

Prior to his illness Mr. Frisone was an avid golfer. He was a former member of Long Meadow Golf Club, Lowell, MA where he served on the Board of Directors and was on the Board of Governors of The Evergreen Club in Palm City, FL.  He was a devoted fan of all New England Sports teams especially the Patriots. He enjoyed playing bridge with his friends but his biggest joy came in the time he spent with his family, which he considered his greatest accomplishment.

Mr. Frisone was a communicant of the Our Lady of the Cape Church, Brewster, MA and a member of the Dennis/Yarmouth Newcomers Club.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Frisone is survived by six children, James Frisone Jr and his wife Sherrie of Salem, NH, Donna (Quill) Lacey and her husband John of Lowell, Sandra (Strules) Fragale of Lowell, Robert Frisone and his wife Dianne of Dennis, Paula Gouveia of Chelmsford, with whom he resided at the time of his death, and William Frisone and his fiancé Michelle Shimko of Dracut. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, James Frisone III and his wife Melanie, Sarah Frisone, Anthony Frisone, Jacqueline (Quill) Adams and her husband Mark, John “Jay” Lacey III, Jillian Lacey, Kristyn (Strules) Waite and her husband Jason, Melissa (Strules) LaVarnway and her husband Nathan, Amelia “Millie” Fragale, Nicholas Fragale, Julie Hesketh and her husband Matthew, David Frisone Strenio and his wife Priscila, Stephen Frisone and his wife Amanda, Frank Gouveia Jr. and his wife Inna, Michael Gouveia, Pamela (Gouveia) Ricci and her husband Benjamin, Anthony Gouveia, Andrew “Drew” Gouveia, and Angela Frisone and her fiancé Frank Valentin.  He also leaves 19 great grandchildren, his sister Marie Comeau and her husband Leonard of Danvers, his sister in law Patricia Church and her husband Joseph of South Hill, Virginia, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, close friends and his cherished dogs Brady and Lily. Mr. Frisone was predeceased by his granddaughter Jennifer (Quill) Digman, his son in law Frank Gouveia and his former wife Sarah A. (Farmer) Frisone.

Visiting hours Thurs. 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or St. Vincent DePaul, Our Lady of the Cape Church, 482 Stony Brook Rd., Brewster, MA 02631. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Elsie (Massey) Porter of Chelmsford

5518 Porter 300x300Elsie Porter, 94, longtime resident of Chelmsford, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Town and Country Nursing Home in Lowell.

She was born April 21, 1921 to Walter and Florrie (Hughes) Massey in Dracut, MA. Elsie was married to the late Harold Porter for 65 years.

Elsie attended the Dracut and Lowell schools. She worked as a mill girl, a waitress (YWCA), and at the S&H Green Stamp Redemption Center. Her joy was singing in the church choir with her sisters and dad at Fellowship United Methodist Church. She loved the Lord and served Him well.

She enjoyed playing Skip-Bo with her family and Bingo with her friends.

Elsie loved her time at Town and Country, where she was treated with love and affection by all. There she was presented with several commendations for her “helpful services” in the dining room. The family is very thankful for the kindness shown to her by the staff.

Elsie is survived by her children, Harold W “Sonny” and his wife, Patricia Porter of Lowell, Gail Lochran-McNeil and her husband, Joe McNeil of Chelmsford, Judy and her husband, Tom Reilley of Mesa, AZ, Wayne and his wife, Debbie Porter of Epsom, NH, and Gary and his wife, Michelle Porter of Townsend; 13 grandchildren, Wendy, Merri, Sonny, Brenda, Bryan, Diane, Allen, Ben, Leanna, Randy, Shawn, Jenna, and Becky; 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, sisters, Emily Buckley, Margaret “Peggy” Cronin, and Edith Cutrumbes and grandson, Jon Porter.

Visiting hours Sun. 1 to 4 P.M. Funeral Mon. at 9A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral service at 10A.M. at the Lawrence Street Primitive Methodist Church, Lowell, MA. Burial in the Edson Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in her name to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Stephen Vincent Goodwin of Chelmsford

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Stephen Vincent Goodwin, 52, of Chelmsford died Saturday April 18, 2015 unexpectedly at Tewksbury State Hospital.  He was born July 19, 1962 in Somerville, MA the son of Raymond A. Goodwin Sr. and the late Theresa E. (Courtney) Goodwin.

He was a longtime Chelmsford resident.  He attended Nashoba Valley Technical High School.  Stephen worked around the Chelmsford area as a contractor in landscaping.

He enjoyed camping, especially camping as a Nascar race fan in Loudon, NH every year for his birthday.  He enjoyed the summer and visits to Six Flags amusement parks.

Besides his father he is survived by two daughters; Courtney Goodwin of Chelmsford, and Casey Moore also of Chelmsford, one grandson Ayden Dore of Chelmsford,  Two sisters Mary T Faucher and her husband George of Escondido, CA, and Janis M. Goodwin of Chelmsford. Seven brothers; Raymond A. Goodwin Jr. of Chelmsford, Francis G. Goodwin and his wife Kajsa Norgren of Halfmoon, NY, John D. Goodwin and his wife Nancy of Brentwood, NH, Ralph T. Goodwin and his wife Randi of Port Orchard, WA, Bruce L. of Spring Lake, NC, Andrew P. Goodwin of Escondido, CA, Kenneth J. Goodwin of Chelmsford and his wife Patti of Chelmsford.  Stephen is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Besides his mother Stephen is predeceased by his sister in law Penny Goodwin of Spring Lake, NC who died in 2012.

His graveside burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery 90 River Rd. Tewksbury, MA 01876 on Saturday May 2nd at 9:30AM.  Memorials may be made in his name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445-9924. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Barbara L. (Goddard) Hession Of North Chelmsford, MA

CherryBlossom 243x300Barbara L. (Goddard) Hession, 81, of N. Chelmsford, MA passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 while surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara and her husband, Robert Hession, celebrated over 51 years of marriage.

Born in Weymouth, MA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mildred Goddard. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Weymouth with the class of 1951.

Barbara was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a caring friend.

She was an avid reader and was also the bookkeeper for her son’s business. Her greatest joy, however, was to laugh and spend time with her family and friends.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Paul Hession of Merrimack, NH and John and his wife, Mina Hession of New York, NY; one brother, Robert and his wife, Susan Goddard of Revere, MA; one daughter-in-law, Helen Hession of Marshfield, MA; two grandchildren, Brittany and her husband, Blake Douglass and Alec Hession; two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Madilyn Douglass as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late, Mildred Bonner of Randolph, MA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a donation be made in Barbara’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

Visiting hours are Friday, May 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford, MA, with a Funeral Mass Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford, MA. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, N. Chelmsford, MA.   ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME            978-251-4041.

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Eileen Donahue (nee Dowling) of Chelmsford, MA, longtime resident of Carle Place, NY

5517 Donahue 300x228Eileen Donahue (nee Dowling) of Chelmsford, MA, long time resident of Carle Place, NY died peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was born in New York, NY on January 18, 1924 to Lilly (nee Lee) and Edward Dowling. She graduated from Richmond Hill High School in Forest Hills, NY in 1942 and enjoyed a career as a secretary in Manhattan where she met the dashing Donald A. Donahue. They were married on May 12, 1950 in Buffalo, NY and soon returned to the New York metropolitan area. Don and Eileen settled in Westbury, Long Island where they lived happily for many years raising their family and sharing good times with family and friends at the beach and in their home. She retired in 1994 after two decades serving as the administrative assistant to the Superintendent of Carle Place Schools. Eileen was pre-deceased by her parents and her sister Dorothy Dolan, her husband, and her son, Douglas C. Donahue. She is survived by her children Donald of Loveland, CO; Peter (Paula) of North Chelmsford, MA; Sheelah Shortell of Chapel Hill, NC; Nancy (Joseph Dooley) of Manasquan, NJ; Patricia of Capitola, CA; and daughter-in-law Patricia of Locust Valley, NY. Eileen had seven devoted grandchildren; Brendan Donahue of Denver, CO; Kelan (Kate) Donahue of Johnstown, CO; Sean Shortell of Boston, MA; Lee (Stephanie) Shortell of Bedford, MA; Nicole Donahue and Christopher Donahue of Locust Valley, NY; and Suntali Donahue of Capitola, CA; and three beloved great-grandsons Jacob, Jameson, and Josiah Shortell of Bedford, MA. She will also be missed by many long-time friends, nieces and nephews. A service will be celebrated in New York at a later time.


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Chiev Yem of Lowell

5516 Yem WEBSITE 300x300Chiev Yem of Lowell, MA died April 28, 2015. Wake Fri. 1-3P.M. Funeral Sat. 8A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial at the Lowell Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Steven Edward Nolet of Nashua, NH formerly of N. Chelmsford, MA

5513 Nolet 263x300Steven E. Nolet, 43 of Nashua, NH formerly of N. Chelmsford, MA died Sunday April 26, 2015 peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

He was the beloved husband of Kami (Brooks) Nolet with whom he would have celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary on August 17th. Steve was also the loving father of Zachary Nolet, age 17, and Dylan Nolet, age 12, of Nashua, NH.

Born in Albuquerque, NM on April 19, 1972, the son of Edward and Judy (DeAmicis) Nolet of N. Chelmsford. A 1991 graduate from Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Steve studied to become an Autobody Technician. He worked for the last twelve years at St. Laurent’s Collision Center in Nashua, NH and also at Audiowerks Custom Cycles of Tewksbury.

Steve had a fierce passion for motorcycles and if you knew him it was evident by how he was always modifying or building something new. In addition to spending time with family and friends and riding motorcycles, he loved to fish and hunt.

Steve was a communicant of the Parish of the Resurrection Church in Nashua, NH.

Besides his wife, children and parents, he is survived by his sister and brother in-law, Victoria and Robert Budra of Nashua, NH; his grandmother, Beatrice DeAmicis of N. Chelmsford, MA; three sisters in-law, Debra Trueblood of Frederick, CO, Cynthia Hudson of Corrales, NM and Robin Brooks of Lincoln, NH; two brothers in-law and their wives, Kevin and Donna Brooks of Winston, GA and Kelly and Allison Brooks of Corrales, NM; four nieces a nephew and a great niece; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visiting hours are Fri. from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be Sat. at 10:00 a.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA. Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery, N. Chelmsford. For those that wish donations may be made in his name to the Home Health & Hospice Care 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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