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Raymond Clarence Jewell of Big Sandy Tennessee

5485 Jewell 300x300Raymond Clarence Jewell, 75, of Big Sandy, TN, formerly of Westford, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at home.

Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Jewell.  Raymond graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1957.

Raymond was a member of the Welders Union, the Selector Union and the Lowell Sportsman Club of North Chelmsford.

He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He had a love for all animals, but especially his 2 horses, 3 Labrador Retrievers, and his cat.

He is survived by one son, David and his wife, Becky Jewell of Nashua, NH; three daughters, Natalie and her husband, William McCann of Chelmsford, Donna and her husband, Steven Tompkins of Westford and Deborah and her husband, Anthony Manning of Tyngsboro; two sisters, Peggy and her husband, Maurice Camire of Chelmsford and Donna Beasley of Tallahassee, FL; Eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Raymond is also survived by his former wife, Barbara (Gonsalves) Jewell of Chelmsford.

A private service was held. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Marilyn Darlene (Cutter) Wyner of Westford, MA

CherryBlossom 243x300Marilyn Darlene (Cutter) Wyner of Westford, MA died peacefully Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, MA.

She was happily married to William B. Wyner, who passed away on August 15, 2013.

Marilyn was born in Boston, MA on March 28, 1932. She was a graduate of Swampscott High School with the class of 1949, and attended New England Conservatory of Music.

She was employed in her earlier years as a Cosmetic Consultant with Jordan Marsh and later with Estee Lauder in NY. Later she joined Blums Department Stores in Philadelphia, PA as a Cosmetic Buyer and Jeleffs Department Stores in Washington D.C., also as a Cosmetic Buyer. She ministered at many Christian Churches across the nation and through this passion she was invited to minister at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA and in Jerusalem. Marilyn hosted and produced “Faith Talk” a nationally known Christian radio program under the name of Darlene Wyner.

Marilyn was a devoted member of the N. Chelmsford Congregational Church.

She enjoyed singing, dancing and was an avid sports fan.

Marilyn is survived by two daughters, a daughter who predeceased her, 4 grandsons, 4 great-grandchildren, as well as friends.

It being Marilyn’s wish there will be No Visiting hours. A private graveside service was held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Westford. Memorials may be made in her name to your local Salvation Army. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Barbara Marie Silva of Lowell

5484 Silva 300x300Barbara Silva of Lowell, MA, 82, died Tuesday morning, March 24, 2015 at Wilmington Health Care Center in Wilmington, MA.
Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lillian Leavitt. She graduated from Lowell High School in 1949.
Barbara was the rectory caretaker and chef for St. John the Evangelist Church retiring in 1997. She had previously worked for the Courier Citizen of Lowell.
Barbara was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford, and formerly of St. Margaret Church in Lowell; where she was a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality.
A lifelong resident of Lowell, she enjoyed cooking and dancing as well as visiting the New Hampshire seacoast especially the beaches of Hampton and Rye.
She is survived by two daughters, Valerie and her husband Armando DeAngelis of Stoneham, and Pamela Silva of Lowell; a son, Richard Silva of Woonsocket, RI; a sister, Marilyn and her husband Paul Moody of Barrington, RI; a grandson, Marc DeAngelis; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Suzanne Silva.

Visiting hours Thurs. 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Fri. at 10AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in her name to the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston, 51 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Alice M. (Briere) Gilbride of Tyngsboro

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Alice M. (Briere) Gilbride, 92, of Tyngsboro, MA died Thursday, March 19, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at the Genesis Westford House in Westford.

She was married to the late Frederick J. Gilbride, who died on May 10, 2007.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Briere. She graduated from Dracut High School with the class of 1941.

Alice worked at St. John’s Hospital in Lowell, retiring in 1990. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Alice was an avid artist, who enjoyed doing water color painting and charcoal drawings. She was a loyal Red Sox fan who never missed watching a game. A loving and devoted wife and mother, Alice will always be remembered as a gentle and kind individual who brought comfort and joy to all who had the privilege to know her.

She is survived by one son, Kevin Gilbride of Stoughton, MA; one daughter, Donna and her husband, Douglas Deschenes of Westford; three grandchildren, Lindsey Deschenes, Evan Deschenes and Jesse Gilbride and seven nieces and nephews, Thomas Gilbride, Robert Gilbride, John Gilbride, Judy Potter, Joanne Ryder,Carolyn Mottolo and Thomas Briere.

She was the sister of the late Raymond Briere of Pelham, NH.

She leaves many friends at Brinley Terrace in Tyngsboro, including her special friend Hazel Mansfield.

Visiting hours Tues. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Wed. at 8A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church. A private burial will be arranged at a later date. Memorials may be made in her name to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at www.pdf.org. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Violet M. O’Keefe of Melbourne, FL

5473OKeefe 300x300Violet M. (Scalisi) O’Keefe, 77, of Westford, MA formerly of Melbourne, FL died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Sunny Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelmsford, MA.

She was married to the late Jeremiah O’Keefe who died on June 25, 2001.

Born in Staten Island, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sara Scalisi. She graduated from New Dorp High School in Staten Island with the class of 1955.

While raising her family in upstate New York, Violet was an active volunteer in her children’s schools, a Girl Scout leader and a CCD teacher.  She was a communicant of the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Melbourne FL.  Violet enjoyed spending time with her family especially her children and her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Walter O’Keefe of Melbourne, FL; three daughters, Gerri Lynn and her husband, Bill Manolopoulos of Westford, MA, Terri Ann and her husband, Bob Hoffman of Nashua, NH and Candi and her husband, Rich Lyons of Stanford, CT; six grandchildren, James and his wife, Heather O’Connor, William Osborn, William Manolopoulos, Brandon Lyons, Brycen Lyons and Breann Lyons; one great granddaughter, Vivian O’Connor and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the many friends and caregivers at Sunny Acres for their love, support and kindness over this past year.

Visiting hours Fri. 4 to 8 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Mass Sat. at 9A.M. at St. Catherine’s Church in Westford.  Memorials may be made in her name to the Sunny Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Patient Activity Account, 254 Billerica Rd. Chelmsford, MA 01824. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Ronald W. Lavie of Lowell, formerly of Westford

5471 Lavie 300x300Ronald W. Lavie, 77, of Lowell, MA died Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home.

He was married to Maura Lavie with whom she celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on December 7, 2014.

Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Bartholomew and Frances Lavie. He graduated from Westford Academy with the class of 1956, where he was active in sports.

Ronald retired from the Atlantic Roofing Company of Arlington.  He owned and operated C’est Lavie of Lowell.

He as member of the New England Teamsters & Trucking.

Ronald was communicant of St. Catherine’s Church of Westford.

He was a member of and had previously managed the Lowell Elks Lodge #87, the H.E. Fletcher Social & Athletic Club of Westford and the East End Social Club of Lowell.

Ronald enjoyed playing horseshoes.  His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Ronald W. Lavie Jr. of FL, Thomas Lavie of Westford, Sean and his wife, Nicole Farrell of Lowell and Eric Farrell of Lowell; three daughters, Patricia and her husband, Michael Doherty of Westford, Sherri and her husband, Ronald Bellemare of Nashua, NH and Shana and her husband, Scott Patenaude of Lowell; two sisters, Maureen and her husband James Hecox of Sebring, FL and Marjorie and her husband, Lou Snowdon of Tyngsboro; nine grandchildren, Sean Doherty, Jason Doherty, Tyler Bellemare, Brice Lavie, Braydon Lavie, Erica Patenaude, his best friend, Allie Patenaude, Ava Patenaude and Scott Patenaude Jr., and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late James Lavie of Westford.

Visiting hours Fri. 1 to 3 P.M. Funeral Service at 3P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial at the convenience of the family in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Westford.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Angelina Comeau of Chelmsford

Angelina Comeau of Chelmsford, MA died March 16, 2015. No Visiting hours. Family and Friends are invited to her Funeral Mass Fri.at 9A.M. at St. Mary’s Church, Chelmsford. Private Burial. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241 or the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD.978-251-4041.

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Virginia E. (Senft) Daron of Chelmsford

5470 Daron 300x300Virginia E. (Senft) Daron, 94, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, MA died Monday, March 16, 2015 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell, MA.

She was married to the late Frederick S. Daron Sr., who died on November 15, 1993.

Born in York, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Senft.  She graduated from Fort Edward High School in Fort Edward, NY with the class of 1939.

She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Chelmsford and was active in the women’s groups in her younger years.

She is survived by her son, Frederick S. and his wife, Sue Anne Daron of Chelmsford; daughter, Colleen Fuller of Lowell; four grandchildren, Tobi Baillie of Lowell, Michael Daron of Providence RI, David and his wife, Jodi Daron of Londonderry, NH and James and his wife, Brittni Daron of Billerica and nine great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours Fri. 10 to 11A.M. Funeral Service at 11A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST., Chelmsford, MA. Burial in the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the Central Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 9 Academy St., Chelmsford, MA 01824. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Kenneth C. Byam of North Chelmsford

5467 byam 300x300Kenneth Colby Byam, 88, of N. Chelmsford died Saturday March 14 , 2015 at Lowell General Hospital after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Edna (Martin) Byam, his soul mate, love of his life, and wife of 60 years, who died January 30 , 2008.

Born in Lowell, MA Nov. 1, 1926, Ken was the 10th Generation grandson of George Byam one of the five founding fathers of Chelmsford in 1635. He spent his young life farming his family’s land in South Chelmsford, raised on Baptist (Heart) Pond where his passion for nature’s bounty was so deeply rooted. He loved his community and his family, and his heritage preserved in the South Village historical district and at the Byam/Barrett Homestead on Byam Road open for public viewing by the Chelmsford Historical Society. Ken was a son of the late Kenneth and Ella Byam. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1945. Ken served proudly in the US Marine Corps during World War II with the 6th Marine Division “Striking Six” 29th Marines in Guam and the Philippine Islands, and was present at the Japanese surrender at Tsing Tao, China ending the war.

Ken worked as a Lineman for New England Telephone Co. for 35 years before retiring in 1990. He was a member of the South Chelmsford First Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, William North Lodge of Lowell, also a member of the American Legion A.W. Vinal Post 313 in N. Chelmsford, Lifetime member of the Chelmsford Elks and IBEW Local of Lowell. Ken enjoyed walking, reading, vegetable gardening and Civil War history.

He is survived by a son and daughter in-law, Rev. Donald and Jane Byam of Englewood, FL; two daughters and a son in-law, Joyce Byam of Manchester, CT, Marilyn and Stephen Quinn of Lunenburg, MA; a daughter in-law Susan Byam of Weeki Wachee, FL; a sister, Jean Jelley of NH; seven grandchildren, Colby Ann, Jon, Cory, Jessica, Meredith, Mark and Austin; five great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Wayne Byam who died April 1 , 2007 of Weeki Wachee, FL; a grandson, Zachary Quinn who died July 22 , 2012 of Lunenburg; a brother, John Byam of Wilmington, DE; two sisters, Beth Yates and Janet Shiraldi both of Lowell, MA. Ken was a delight to be with as evident by the many friends who cared for him, especially those friends and staff at Princeton Station.

He will be remembered always as a grateful man, a spiritual man and a Patriot, a gentle man who loved life in its entirety. He leaves behind a legend for sharing much long-forgotten history and Chelmsford folk lore, and for growing the largest best tasting tomatoes on earth. Ken will be dearly missed by many.

Visiting hours Wed . 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Funeral Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA. Burial at Heart Pond Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Bryan K. Gaudette of N. Chelmsford

5463 Gaudette 300x300Bryan K. Gaudette (“Boo-Boo”), 51, of N. Chelmsford, MA died Monday, March 9, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Edward and Doris Gaudette. He graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1981 and was a lifelong resident of N. Chelmsford.

Bryan worked for the Notre Dame Academy of Tyngsboro in the maintenance department.  He had previously worked for many years for the Greg Spring Landscaping Company of Chelmsford.  Until recently, he worked for over 34 years for DePalma Lanes in Vinal Square in N. Chelmsford.

He was a member of the Duckpin Pro-Bowler’s Association (DPBA) from 1982 to 1992. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #313 of N. Chelmsford.

Bryan enjoyed watching all major sports.  He especially enjoyed college football and basketball (including the March Madness Tournament.

He is survived by one brother, James and his wife, Babby Gaudette of Nashua; two sisters, Debra and her husband, James Caisse of N. Chelmsford and Cheryl and her husband, Robert Boucher of Pepperell; one brother-in-law, Richard Merrill of Chelmsford; one sister-in-law, Nancy Gaudette of Nashua; one nephew, Brett Caisse of N. Chelmsford; four nieces, Wendy and Kimberly Merrill of N. Chelmsford, Elizabeth and her husband, Steven Giardini of Arlington, MA and Kathryn Caisse of Chelmsford; several close cousins, Roger Gaudette and the Dery Family and many close friends. He was the brother of the late Wayne Gaudette, Kevin Gaudette and D. Alice Merrill.

Visiting hours Fri. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Sat. at 10A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the LGH TeamWalk for CANCERCARE, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Leonard R. Maille of Chelmsford

5464 Maille 300x295     Leonard Robert Maille, 82, of Chelmsford, MA died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital.

He was married to Barbara A. (Kelley) (Orowitz) Maille with whom he celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on September 6, 2014.

Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late Hector J. Maille and Kathleen C. Maille.  He attended the Lowell school system.

He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a seaman apprentice.

He retired from USCI in Billerica, MA in 1993.  Leonard previously worked at Educator Biscut Co. of Lowell, MA, Fiber Material and Murray Printing both of Westford, MA, and Tewksbury State Hospital.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of N. Chelmsford, MA.

He was a former member of the Chelmsford Elks.  Leonard was an avid golfer playing at Green Meadows in Hudson, NH.  He loved playing cards with his family and friends.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Alfred H. and his wife, Christine Orowitz of Elizabethtown, KY; a brother, Richard J. Maille of Lowell; two sisters, Patricia A. and her husband, Bruce Benoit of Pelham, NH and Kathleen Devlin of Lowell; a sister-in-law, Claire Maille of Hampstead, NH.  Leonard was also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as several close friends.

He was the brother of the late Hector J. Maille, Jr. of Hampstead, NH who died October 24, 1997, and the late Donna M. (Sullivan) Henley of Lowell.

Visiting hours Fri. 5 to 8PM.  Funeral Sat. at 8A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Dana-Faber’s Jimmy Fund 10 Brookline Place West 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.  Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Jeffrey A. Heath of Tyngsboro

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Jeffrey A. Heath, 64, of Tyngsboro, MA passed away early Saturday, March 7th at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Born in Turners Falls, MA, he was the son of Frank and Alice Heath. Jeff attended Turners Falls School System, American International College after high school, and then earned his Bachelor of Science in Management and Informative Technology from Daniel Webster College. As a young man, Jeff drove tractor trailer truck for Erving Paper Mills. He then began his career with UPS, and he and his family moved to Tyngsboro where he became a supervisor at the Chelmsford office. His career spanned 29 years in the UPS Feeder Department. He was an active member of his church, Chelmsford St. Baptist Church in Lowell, MA, serving as a chairperson for various committees and as a member of the choir. He was also a member of the Boston Baptist Social Union. Jeff enjoyed spending time with his family, working with computers and coaching local youth sports when his daughters were young. Jeff was the beloved husband of Linda Heath, with whom he celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 2014. He is also survived by two daughters, Sarah and her husband Erik and his two grandsons, Ian Jeffrey and Jared, and Rebecca and her husband Jonathan and his granddaughter Beatrice; his mother Alice Heath; two brothers, Richard Heath and Frank Heath.

Visiting hours Fri. 3 to 7P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Funeral Service Sat. at 10A.M. at Chelmsford St. Baptist Church, Lowell. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Helen Clara (Rettig) Gavlik of Lowell

Helen Clara (Rettig) Gavlik, 90, of Lowell died Saturday March 7, 2015 at the Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell.

She was married to the late Henry J. Gavlik who died in 1981.

Born in Hamburg, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Barbara Rettig. She was a graduate of Hamburg High School.

Helen worked as a clerk at the Tyngsboro Post Office for many years retiring in 1989. She had for a short time delivered the Lowell Sun Newspaper.

She was an avid gardener with a green thumb especially for cacti. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Helen was a communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Tyngsboro.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth and his wife, Pearlene Gavlik of Selma, OR; one daughter, RonnieAnn Hughes of Tyngsboro; one brother, Edward Rettig of FL; seven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late George, Frank, Alfred and Florence Rettig.

There are No Visiting hours. Funeral Thurs. at 9A.M. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 93 Lakeview Ave. Tyngsboro. Burial in Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsboro. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Marie “Hilda” (Casey) Desilets of Nashua, NH

Marie “Hilda” (Casey) Desilets, 93, passed away peacefully in her home at Nashua Crossing, Nashua, NH.  She was born in Lawrence on August 29, 1921, to Clifford and Bertha (Beland) Casey and married to the late Gerard A. Desilets, Sr. She was formerly a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford and Immaculate Conception in Nashua. Throughout her brief illness, she was surrounded and comforted by the love, compassion, and prayers of many family and friends.

As a young woman during WWII, Hilda, like many woman of the time who took on the traditional male professions while men went to war, worked in a Lawrence mill operating a fork lift. When the war ended, she left the work force to marry and raise a family. She and Gerard, her husband of 40 years, lived in Dracut and then later settled in Dunstable.  They farmed here, producing food for their family while teaching their children the value of hard work, cooperation, and most importantly, love of family.  Later, during the 1970’s Hilda created a successful clothing business where she designed and produced a clothing/accessory line for Bon Marche in Lowell, Jordan Marsh and Filene’s of Boston. After selling her business, she worked for Sears and Roebuck’s catalogue sales department in Lowell, MA, where she excelled in customer service.

Although most of her joy in life came from raising her large family, Hilda embraced the value of volunteerism.  She taught square dancing to 4H members, led Brownie/Girl Scout troops, crocheted infant hats for local hospitals, donated her crafts to senior centers, and for nearly 50 years sought out nursing home residents who needed companionship and visited them regularly.  She traveled extensively, always ready for a new adventure. Another passion and talent was evident in her flower gardens. She even sought out ways to continue this hobby at her assisted living residence in her 90’s.  In the same way Hilda was never very far from flowers, she was never far from music either. Whenever and wherever there was live entertainment and dancing, Hilda would be found in the front row so not to miss a note.

Hilda’s greatest passion was the butterfly. She developed an interest in them while in high school and planted flowers to attract them, used them to decorate her house and gardens, and when one would flutter by, she’d stop to marvel at its beauty.  Her family will undoubtedly be reminded of her at each butterfly sighting in their future.

She is survived by her six children and their spouses: Ken and Nancy Desilets of Westford, MA; Elaine and Bob Tyzbir of Fuquay Varina, NC; Gerard and Teresa Desilets of Ashland, NH and The Villages, FL; Jan and Ron Lessard of Nashua, NH, Sheila Smith of Merrimack,NH, and Cindi Connell of N. Chelmsford, MA.  She was “Memere” to Laurie Gouley, Michael Desilets, Curtis Desilets, Rachel Desilets Allrich, Kristy Desilets (her birthday buddy), Sarah Desilets Robie, JJ Tzybir, Renee Tyzbir Macneil, Joshua Smith, Ryan Connell, Lindsey Connell, Jeff Lessard, and Jodi Lessard as well as great grandmother to 13 children.  Hilda loved all her many nieces and nephews, and her god children, MaryAnn Houghthling of CT. who held a special place in her heart and Mrs. Shirley Hughes.  She is also survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Stanley Hughes of Daytona, FL, and Joseph Walter Casey of Hartland, CT., and her sister-in-law Madeline Casey also of Hartford, CT.  In addition, she leaves a special friend, Francis Rigg, of Hudson, who was her dance and dinner partner for over 25 years. She was the sister of Joseph Rene Casey of Salem, NH, and Joseph Richard Casey, of E. Hartford, CT.

Visiting hours Thurs. 4 to 7P.M. Funeral Fri. at 8A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in the Central Cemetery, Dunstable, MA.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name  to the Lowell General Hospital. On-line donations can be taken as noted below   https://www.lowellgeneral.org/about-us/ways-to-give/donate-online-now

ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Carolyn A. Gay of Nashua, NH

5459 Gay 282x300Carolyn (Nelson) Gay, 77, of Nashua, NH died Friday March 6, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of Lawrence Gay with whom she would have celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on May 13th.

Born in Caribou, ME on July 17, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Catherine Nelson. Carolyn was raised in Stockholm, Maine.

A resident of Nashua, NH since 1984, Carolyn worked as a school bus driver for many years, first in Berlin, Ma and then in the Merrimack and Nashua area.

She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her large and loving family.

Besides her husband, Carolyn is survived by three sons, Richard and his wife Charlene Larssen of Hudson, MA, Peter and his wife Michelle Larssen of Berlin, MA, and Carl Larssen of Berlin, MA; her daughter, Lalah Larssen Peirce and her husband Wayne Peirce of Belmont, NH. She had two step daughters, Janette Shanley of Hillsboro, OR and Mary Bergeron of Lowell, MA.  She is also survived by her sister, Lorraine Miller and brother, Ronald Nelson, both of Chelmsford, MA. She also leaves behind her dearly-loved ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Visiting hours Sunday 2:30–6:30 at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA. Funeral Services Monday at 12 noon in the N. Chelmsford Congregational Church 15 Princeton St. N. Chelmsford, MA. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. For those who wish contributions in her memory may be made to the Community Hospice House 210 Naticook Rd. Merrimack, NH 03054 or Easter Seals. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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James W. Kinney of Merrimack, NH formerly of Lowell, MA

5457 Kinney 300x300James “Jim” W. Kinney, 86, of Merrimack, NH formerly of Lowell, MA died Thursday March 5, 2015 after a brief illness.

He was married to Constance (Waaramaa) Kinney with whom he would have celebrated their 15th anniversary in April.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor (Daniels) Kinney who died October of 1991.

Born in Chelmsford, MA, he was a son of the late Guy and Georgina Kinney. He graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1946. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Boston University.

During the Korean War, he served in the US Army.

He worked as Salesman at many area newspapers including the Lowell Sun, the Nashua Telegraph and Gloucester Times.  In his early years he worked at G.E. in Lynn, MA and taught English at Winchendon High School. He was also a National Park Ranger in Lowell.

Jim was a member of the Lowell High School Track team.  During his senior year, he placed 2nd in the 1 mile at the 1946 New England Championship Finals.

He also was a member of St. John’s Masonic Lodge of Boston, MA, the Lowell YMCA Alumni Association. He enjoyed running, genealogy and attending his grandchildren’s events.

Jim was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Merrimack, NH.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and their wives, James and Heather Kinney of San Diego, CA, Edward and Susan Kinney of Pembroke, NH; a daughter and her husband, Susan and Christopher McNamara of Haverhill, MA; a stepson and his wife, Eric and Leigh Ann Waaramaa of Melrose; a stepdaughter and her husband, Tina and Michael Leskouski of Bedford, MA; a brother and his wife, Guy and Reva Kinney of Camp Verde, AZ; two sisters, Georgina Kinney and Esther Elkins both of Lowell, MA; 8 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Kinney of Flagstaff, AZ

Visiting hours Monday 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA.  Funeral Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Tyngsboro Evangelical Congregational Church. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell, MA .   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Lowell YMCA, 35 YMCA Dr. Lowell, MA 01852.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Ann Marie G. (Laurent) Gary of Chelmsford

5458 Gary 298x300Ann Marie G. (Laurent) Gary, 59, of Chelmsford, MA died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was married to Jan M. Gary with whom she would have celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary on May 15, 2015.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Pauline Laurent. She graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1974.

Annie was a cafeteria worker for the Lowell Public Schools for twenty years, retiring in 2011.

She enjoyed playing cribbage.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Gary and her companion, Josiah “Jay” Doole; one son, Christopher Gary and his companion, Rebecka Hughes; one sister, Susan and her husband, Donald Hand of Chelmsford; two brothers, Francis Laurent of Lowell and Michael Laurent of Lowell; eleven grandchildren, Lindsay Doole, Grace Doole, Hollie Doole, Amber Gary, JoAnna Gary, Ryleigh Gary, Olivia Gary, Zackory Gary, Jason Doole, Jesse Doole and John Doole, and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Judie Higson of Lowell who died in 2006.

Visiting hours Sun. 2 to 6P.M. Funeral Mon. at 8A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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George “Buddy” T. McCue of Hudson, NH, formerly of Lowell

5455 McCue 300x300George “Buddy” T. McCue, 76 of Hudson, NH formerly of Lowell died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer.

He was married to Cecile C. (Parent) McCue with whom he celebrated their 54 wedding anniversary on November 13, 2014.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late George E. and Mary E. (Sheehan) McCue.  He was also predeceased by his son Robert McCue.  He attended the Sacred Heart School and graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1957.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy for two years.

George worked as a letter carrier for 33 years for the Lowell Post Office. He spent 25 and one half of those years in the Highland section of Lowell. In his early years he worked for Raytheon Corp.  He had a variety of side jobs throughout his life. Buddy worked as the treasurer for the Lowell Postal Employees Credit Union a bartender at the Knickerbocker Club the bookkeeper at the Dolan Funeral Home and the hanger of wall paper with his predeceased best friend, John Butler.

He was a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church in Lowell.

Bud was a member of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 25 and a lifetime member of the Knickerbocker Club.  He was also a member of the Passe-Temps of Lowell, the Lowell Sportsmen’s Club, the Chelmsford Elks, the Fleur-De-Les Club of Tyngsboro.  Also belonged to the Hibernian’s.

He enjoyed playing softball with the Knickerbocker Club and the Lowell Post Office teams in his younger days as well as weekly horseshoe tournaments.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Laurie Comtois of Wilmington, NC, Debbie and her husband William Stanewicz of Hudson, NH, Richard McCue of Lowell, Joseph and his wife Denise (Manie) McCue of Lowell, and Timothy McCue of Lowell; eleven grandchildren, Jonathan Comtois, David Martel, Eric Martel, Kevin Stanewicz, Derek Stanewicz, Brieana McCue, Corey McCue, Robert McCue, Jake McCue, Dakota McCue and Dylan McCue; one great grandson , Luke Martel; three sisters, Mary and her husband Robert Johnson of Durham, NC, Marguerite and her husband Matthew McCafferty of Chelmsford and Helen and her husband Raymond Perigny of Lowell; nine brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.  He also leaves many other relatives and friends, especially Maura and James Dolan, Yvette and Phil Tousignant and Armand with whom he spent many happy times over the years.

Visiting hours Wed. 2-4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Funeral Thurs at 9:30 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10:30 am at St. Margaret’s Church, Lowell. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chelmsford.  Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society for Merkle Cell Cancer, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Andrew J. Garside of Westford, MA

5454 Garside 300x300Andrew J. Garside, 78, of Westford died Tuesday March 3, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was married to Beverly (Matthews) Garside with whom he would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 12.

Born in Lowell, MA, he was a son of the late John and Gertrude (Berger) Garside. He graduated from Lowell Trade School with the Class of 1954 and attended Lowell Technological Institute.

He worked as head custodian for the Westford Public Schools at Westford Academy, before retiring in 2002.  In his early years he worked at Fletcher’s Quarry in Westford, and Barretto Granite in Milford, NH.

Andrew enjoyed playing cribbage and working on automobiles. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and long drives with his wife. He was very generous and willing to help everyone.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Beverly and Kenneth Woods, Deborah and Paul Taverna all of Westford, MA; five brothers, John and Doris Garside of Londonderry, NH, Alfred Garside of Westford, MA, Carl and Lillian Garside of Westford, MA, Robert and Myrtle Garside of Westford, MA and Edward and Josephine Garside of Pepperell, MA; three sisters, Lillian and Stanley Oganowski of Pepperell, MA, Gertrude Patenaude of Portsmouth, RI and Linda and Michael Muller of South Reading, VT; four grandchildren, Bryan and Noreen Woods, Jessica and Derrick Bennett, Keith and Kimberly Taverna, Andrew Taverna and his fiancé, Meghan Crawford.

He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters, Walter Garside who died in WWII, Charles Garside, Ralph Garside, Eleanor Buckjune and Doris Phelps.

Visiting hours Thurs 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA.  Funeral from the funeral home on Friday at 8:00 a.m. with a Funeral Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church 115 Middlesex St. Chelmsford. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Westford, MA .   Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105 or to the charity of one’s choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Ann E. Paynter, longtime resident of North Chelmsford

Ann E. Paynter

Longtime resident of N. Chelmsford

 

Ann E. (Sullivan) Paynter, 80, a longtime resident of N. Chelmsford, MA died Sunday, March 1st at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was married to the late James D. Paynter, who died May 29, 1998.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Jerimiah and Margaret Sullivan. She graduated from St. Columbkille High School with the class of 1952.

She retired in 1992 from Raytheon of S. Lowell.

Ann was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

She enjoyed ballroom dancing, going to movies with her friends and spending time with her family.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter in law.  James D. Paynter Jr. of N. Chelmsford, John J. Paynter of N. Chelmsford, Gerard and his wife Val Paynter of Brookline, NH.  Two daughters and sons in law Linda and her husband Mark of Nashua, NH, June and Ron DeGagne of Chelmsford.  She is also survived by one sister and brother in law Pauline and her husband Ed Buckley of NC. Four grandchildren, Janelle and her husband Ryan Richardson, Michael DeGagne, Stephanie Demers, and Timothy Demers.

Ann was the Mother of the late Francis Paynter.  Sister of the late Gerald Sullivan of Middlesex, NJ , Fr. Francis Sullivan of Boston, and Margaret McCann of Tewksbury. Grandmother of the late Kristin Demers.

Funeral Thursday at 10 from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to LifeLinks 285 Mill Rd. Chelmsford MA 01824. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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