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Edmund Francis Donnelly of Westford

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Edmund Francis Donnelly, 81, a longtime resident of Westford, died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.

He was married to the late Margaret F. (Gault) Donnelly who died May 17, 2004.

Born in Boston, MA he was the son of the late Daniel and Ann (Barker) Donnelly.  He graduated from Somerville High School with the class of 1956.

He proudly served with the U.S. Army.

He was employed with Market Basket in Westford in the produce department. Previously, he worked at Stop n Shop and Star Market.

He was a member and Past President of the Fletcher Club in Westford.

He was a member of the Irish American Club in Malden, the AW Vinal Post 313, and the American Legion in Chelmsford.

Edmund enjoyed bowling, darts, and playing and umping softball. He was an avid New England sports fan.

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

Edmund is survived by his daughters, Margie Engberg of Athol, and Missy Falconer of Westford; four grandchildren, Renee and James Engberg, and William (Billy) and Marissa Falconer; a great granddaughter Zoe Bodinizzo; brothers, James and his wife Camille Donnelly of Saugus, MA, and Thomas Donnelly of Peabody, MA; sisters, Ann Port and her husband George of Newburyport, MA, and Ellen Morel of Manchester, NH, and many nieces and nephews.

He was the father in law of the late Jim Engberg and brother of the late Daniel and Stephen Donnelly, Mary Davison, Frances Zand, Elizabeth Sim, and Kathleen Manz.

A virtual wake will be Thursday from 10 to 11am at DOLANFUNERALHOME.COM followed by an 11 virtual Funeral Mass at Chelmsfordcatholic.org St. John’s Church livelink.  Private burial to follow in Pinegrove Cemetery, Westford. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in his name to the charity of one’s choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

 

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Jay Rose of N. Chelmsford and Brookline

PC Pic 4 300x300 Jay Samuel Rose, 72, of N. Chelmsford, formerly of Brookline, MA died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital. He was married to Mrs. Geri (McDermott) Rose with whom he
would have celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary on May 6, 2020.
Born in Brooklyn, NY Jay was the son of the late Joseph and Shirley (Wolf) Rose.  He was a graduate of Great Neck High School on Long Island, NY with the class of 1966.  He graduated from Emerson College
with a Bachelor in Arts in Communications with post-graduate work in Audio Engineering.
Jay owned and operated Jay Rose Sound, providing audio post-production services to the radio, television, and film industry.  He was a member of Audio Engineering Society, Cinema Audio Society, Massachusetts Association of Broadcasters, and the National Association of Broadcasters.  He had a passion for his profession and was an educator; the author of “Producing Great Sound for Film and Video” – widely used as a textbook in colleges across the U.S. – among many other educational books; and a worldwide mentor for students in communications and audio.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and their wives, Joshua  and Melissa Rose of Gulf Breeze, FL and Daniel and Rachel Rose of Framingham, MA; a step son David and his wife Katherine Smith of Bethesda, MD; two step daughters, Tessa and her husband Keith MacGillivary of Hudson, NH, and Caitlyn Tracy of Lowell, MA; two grandchildren, five step grandchildren and 2 nieces.
Jay was the husband of the late Carla (Valentine) Rose who died Dec. 23, 2005 and the sister of the late Lois and Naomi Rose.
No visiting hours. The funeral will be at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, to be followed by a reception at Lenzi’s of Dracut.  The date and time will be announced in a few weeks.  Memorials may be made in his name to the New England Philharmonic orchestra; the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Goodspeed Musicals of East Haddam, CT; or to the Public Schools of Brookline, MA, to be used specifically for music and theater programs.
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Quyen T. Quach of Lowell

Web pic 298x300Quyen T. Quach of  Lowell, MA died Wednesday, March, 11, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Nhatran, Vietnam on October 8, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Canh Quach and Day Tran of Vietnam.  She came to the USA in 2005.

She was employed at Phodalat Restaurant in Lowell for many years.  She enjoyed shopping, singing and music.

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

She is survived by her son ,Nhan Nguyen and his wife, Thuy of Vietnam, her two daughters, Hanh Nguyen and her husband Chanh Tran of Portland , ME and Dao Nguyen of Vietnam, five grandchildren, her five sisters  and four brothers as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visiting hours Friday, March 13, 2020  from  5 to 9 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST, CHELMSFORD.  Funeral Saturday at 8 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 9am at St Mary Magdalen Church, 93 Lakeview Ave, Tyngsboro, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Rosanna Alfano of Tewksbury, MA

Alfano Obit Pic 300x300Rosanna Helen Alfano, 82, a longtime resident of Tewksbury, MA peacefully passed away surrounded by loving family on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.  She married her devoted husband, Arthur Alfano, in 1957 to whom she was married for 60 years before his death in 2017.  Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose Hurley. She attended Lowell High School and later enriched her life through adult education courses.

Rosanna’s main passion in life was her family.  She enjoyed hosting dinners at her home, participating in adventures and celebrations with family, and simply getting together to chat.  In addition to taking care of her family, she was also kind to animals whether it be taking in a days old kitten abandoned in the woods behind her home, or “grammysitting” family dogs and other pets.  She will always be remembered for putting the needs of her family above her own.

Rosanna is survived by her daughter, Donna Graham and William Marshall of Nashua, NH; her son, Arthur Alfano of Tewkbury; a daughter in law, Belinda Alfano; her adored granddaughters, Sophia Alfano and Isabella Alfano; her sister, Jo and her husband Don Williamson of Tyngsboro; brothers in law, Richard Lanoue of Tyngsboro and Peter Berys of Chelmsford and sister in law, Mary Alfano of Holyoke.  She also leaves behind many precious nieces, nephews, and their children.

Rosanna was the sister of the late Catherine “Dolly” Hurley and the late Frances “Chic” Lanoue; sister in law of the late Joan Berys and the late Joseph Alfano; aunt of the late Richard Lanoue Jr.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10 AM, family and friends may briefly gather at the Dolan Funeral Home.  Funeral to follow at 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA 01863. Burial in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery.   If wishing to make a donation in her memory, please consider The Assistance Fund at tafcares.org, or an organization close to your heart.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Dianna Donlan of Pepperell, Formerly of Dunstable

Obt Pic 2 300x300Dianna Donlan passed away early Tuesday morning with her beloved daughter Jodi by her side after a remarkable and brave conflict with cancer.  She was born Diane A. Secchiaroli in March of 1949 to the late Carol and George Secchiaroli of Tewksbury.  Diane, formerly of Dunstable, Massachusetts, was married to the late Joseph Donlan and predeceased by their daughter Christina.  She is survived by her daughter Jodi and her Husband Tom Darrin, her sister Carol Kanabis her husband George C. of Old Lyme, CT., her brother George Secchiaroli his wife Joanne of Amesbury, MA. and her beloved nieces and nephews.  She is further survived by her in-laws Leo and Gayle Dadoly of Mount Vernon, New Hampshire, Roger and Thomasina Bergeron also of Mount Vernon, New Hampshire and James and Linda Donlan of Dracut.  She will be missed by all of her nieces and nephews and their families.  She is also survived by several dear cousins in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Dianna was a graduate Tewksbury High School.  She went on to work in the Beauty Industry where she made great friends and made people more beautiful for years!

She also worked for the Tewksbury State Hospital as a Purchasing agent where she managed the supply chain for all New England facilities.  She will be missed by so many of her friends and coworkers.

Dianna adored her family and many friends all of which will miss her dearly.  She also loved talking about politics and would debate opinions passionately.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the High Pointe House, 360 North Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830 or visit the website at Homehealthfoundation.org.  Or call 978-552-4000.

There will be no Visiting Hours however a Committal Service will be held on Saturday, March 14th at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 96 Riverneck Road Chelmsford, Mass. at 10:00 am.

The Committal Service will be held at the Chapel.   Following the Committal Service there will be a Celebration of Life gathering, location details will be announced at the Committal Service.ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Albert Takawira Nyavira

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On Wednesday 4 March 2020, beloved brother and friend Albert Takawira Nyavira passed away around 2 am at the age of 53.

Albert Takawira was born to Medina Kawenga and Bernard Panganayi  Nyavira on June 24, 1967 in Harare Zimbabwe.  He was the youngest son in the family of four boys and one girl.  Taka attended St. Marks Primary School in Mhondoro.  He attended Lord Malvern High School in Waterfalls, upon finishing High School, he trained and graduated as a Diesel Mechanic at Speciss College.  He began his career working at PG Timber and Glass, in the transportation department.  He worked there for several years until he migrated to the USA in 1988, to join his mother and sister.  Taka began an extraordinary career of service unto others.  He worked as a nursing assistant until he gained his CDL license.  He worked for Swift, MVRTA and MBT Worldwide where he was working right before his passing.

Takawira is resting under the Blossom of the Almighty with his farther Bernard and brother, Edwin Nyavira.  Taka will be missed by his family as follows – his mother, Medina Kawenga of USA, his brothers, Caper and Never, sister Ruth and many nieces and nephews.

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Betty Ann Iarossi of Chelmsford, MA

Untitled 1 copy 257x300Betty Ann Iarossi, 78, of Chelmsford, died Friday, February 28, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.
She was married to the Peter Iarossi Sr. with whom she would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 26th, 2020.
Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Marietta (Regan) Gallagher. She was raised in Billerica and attended Billerica High School.
Betty Ann was a charter staff member at the Westford Regency and continued in the food service industry until her retirement from the Chelmsford Public Schools. She also helped as a nurse aide at St. John Hospital known as Lowell General Saints Campus.
She enjoyed camping at Wyman’s Beach, and various places in New Hampshire during the summer. She played bingo at St. John the Evangelist Church and attended the Senior Center in Chelmsford and Lowell.
Besides her husband she is survived by her sons Peter Iarossi Jr. of Framingham, MA, Michael Robinson of Plaistow, NH, and Jimmy Robinson Sr. of Lowell; daughters, Colleen Robinson of Westford, and Kelly LeBlanc of Chelmsford; fourteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; two sisters, Alice Greathead of Chelmsford, and Susan Crawford and her husband Dave of Milford, NH.
She was the sister to late Dorothy June McNulty, James Gallagher, Joseph Gallagher and Thomas Gallagher.
A celebration of life will take place this summer. Memorials may be made in her name to Lowell General Cancer Center.
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James R. Wade of Chelmsford

James R. Wade, 81, of Chelmsford, died Monday, March 2, 2020 at Lowell General after a long battle with his illness with his loving wife at his bedside.

He was married to Diane (Wright) Wade with whom he celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on February 12, 2020.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 26, 1938 the son of the late James and Mildred (Harris) Wade, he attended grade school in Louisville, KY and graduated Miami High School with the class of 1956.

He served with the U.S. Air Force at Otis Air Force Base as an Airman 1st Class.

James retired as Vice President from the Equipment Division of Raytheon of the Sudbury, Marlboro and Waltham area.

He was an avid outdoors man who loved to sail, fish and go hunting. He was very handy, he successfully constructed the second floor of his home with his own two hands while working fulltime and going to school. He enjoyed spending weekends on the cape in Mashpee on Popponesset Bay.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Karen Wade of Ashland, MA and Katherine and her husband, Edward Tate of Locust Grove, VA, and two grandsons, Brandon, and Camron Tate.

The family would like to thank the staff, nurses, and doctors at Lowell General Hospital and Merrimack Valley Hospice for their untiring work, support and care they provided Jim. We can never thank them enough for their wonderful help.

At Jim’s request, all arrangements will be private. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040.

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Rev. Paul Francis Manning of Lowell, MA

Fr Paul Manning 300x300Rev. Paul Francis Manning of Lowell, MA died Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Boston, MA on June 8, 1940, the son of the late Matthew F. and Mary T. (Nee) Manning, both of whom were Irish immigrants.  He was a graduate of Boston College High School with the class of 1958, he also graduated from St. John’s Seminary graduating with the class of 1967. Rev. Manning was ordained June 7, 1967 by Cardinal Richard Cushing at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston. Fr. Manning ministry was mostly in the Lowell area with St. Peter’s and St. Margaret’s Churches, but included South Boston, Woburn and Concord as well. He also served as Chaplin for the Middlesex Prisons from 1978 to 1982. Fr. Manning worked tirelessly to ensure that the young people received a good education. He had a special affinity for the Hispanic community which drew him to study Spanish in Venezuela and Puerto Rico to be more effective in his ministry. He was the first Chaplain for the Retarded Adult Rehabilitation Association. Fr. Manning was well known for his compassion and visited countless people at nursing homes and hospitals. He devoted much time collecting clothing for the Lazarus House in Lawrence, MA. Fr. Manning had a special place in his heart for veterans, as he ministered numerous veterans at the Princeton House in Lowell.

He is survived by a brother, Dr. James M. Manning of Boston and countless people helped by his kindness.

Visiting hours Wed. 2 to 6 p.m. Funeral Thurs. at 11:00AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 12 Noon at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Lowell. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. It being Fr. Manning’s wish, in lieu of flowers please make Memorials in his name to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Jean Elizabeth McGrath of Lowell

web pic 297x300Jean Elizabeth McGrath, 66, a long-time resident of Lowell, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Massey O. (Cash) McGrath.

Jean graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1972 and worked for many years as a driver for special needs students and previously worked at many area nursing homes as a nurse’s aide.

She enjoyed going to yard sales, was a faithful and devoted Catholic, loved her cat and was very charitable.
She was the sister of the late John McGrath, Paul McGrath, Sharon McGrath, Gail Traywick, Irene McGrath and Theresa French.

Ms. McGrath is survived by her brother Philip McGrath, and Mary Ellen McGrath as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10AM at St. Margaret of Scotland Church 374 Stevens St. Lowell, MA 01851. Burial will be private and at the convenience of her family.  Memorials may be made in memory to the ASPCA, www.aspca.org. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Edward R. Dean Jr. of Dracut

Obt Pic 1 300x300Edward R. Dean Jr, a local attorney, passed away February 25, 2020 at the age of 83.

He was born in Lowell on February 22, 1937 and was the second oldest of four children of the late Marion (Walsh) Dean and the late Edward R. Dean Sr.

On January 28,1961, Ed married Jean (Elliot) Dean. They raised three sons, Shaun E. Dean, Brian W. Dean and Matthew P. Dean.

He is survived by his grandchildren, Chad, Meaghan, Hannah, Shannon, Kacey, Seamus and Ryan Dean; his sister, Donna and her husband, Daniel Brennan, D.M.D., his daughters in law, Kathryn Dolan Dean, Jody Stewart Dean and Aemy Morris, mothers of his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Dolores Green and her husband Bill Green, and his sister Nancy MacDoughall and her husband Jack MacDoughall.

He graduated Lowell High School, St. Anselm College and New England School of Law.

He practiced law in the Lowell area for over thirty years during which he had the honor and privilege to be associated with three of Greater Lowell’s outstanding lawyers: the late Judge James M. Geary Jr., the late Normand R. D’Armour, and Andrew J. Zaroulis. Ed was most grateful to have had the benefit of the advice and mentorship of prominent and renowned lawyers, Philip S. Nyman of Lowell, and Harry Follen of Boston. Throughout his career, Ed had the great pleasure of sharing camaraderie, fellowship and above all, chuckles with Attorneys James Dangora Sr. of Billerica and Tom Reilly of Boston. In addition, he was fortunate for the twenty years of loyal, dedicated and expert service of office assistants Phyllis Gonzales of Tewksbury and Pauline D’Amour Morse of Westford, whose efforts were a necessity in his practice of law.

He was thankful for the philosophical and life experience talks which he greatly enjoyed with Mike Mullavey and his friend and brother in law, Dr. Dan Brennan.

Also, Ed sincerely appreciated the hand of friendship and interest in his well-being given to him by fellow residents at Seabridge South, Ormond Beach, Florida, and especially by his good friend and pal, Bill Hughes.

As a result of having the wonderful association of the above-named, Ed Dean knew he was truly a most fortunate person.

In accord with his wishes and will, there shall be no funeral services, religious ceremonies or similar activities. His remains are entrusted to and will be handled privately by his family. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Stephen Charles Leary a longtime resident of Westford

Leary Web 230x300Stephen Charles Leary a longtime resident of Westford, 74,  died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.  He was the husband of Birgit (Osinski) Leary with whom he celebrated their 46th  wedding anniversary May 18th .

Born in New Castle, PA, on December 7, 1945, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Redding) Leary.   He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1963.

He graduated  with a BS in Criminal Justice from Boston State College and a Master’s Degree from Anna Maria College of Paxton, MA.

Stephen served with the USMC during the Vietnam War.

He retired in 2005 as a Major on the MA State Police.

Stephen was an outdoorsman that enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, and skiing.

Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Kristin Leary of Holyoke, MA; son, Sean and his wife Brienne Leary of Lexington, MA; daughter Heather and her husband James Campbell of Manchester by the Sea, MA; five grandchildren, Patrick Shattuck, Tripp, Finley and Sloane Campbell, and Gavin Leary; sisters, Rosemary and her husband Michael Jeans of Concord, MA, and Judith and her husband Alfred Boccia of Westboro, MA; brother, Peter Leary and his wife Elizabeth of Seabrook, NH; sister in law, Barbara Leary of Nashua, NH,  Joyce Leary of Andover, MA, and many nieces and nephews.

Stephen was predeceased by his brothers Edward Leary, and John “Jack” Leary

 

Visitation Friday from 12 Noon to 1pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD with a Liturgy of the Word at St. John the Evangelist Church at 1:30 P.M. Burial in Fairview Cemetery in Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Westford Veteran’s Gift Fund, Westford Veterans Agent 55 Main St. Westford, MA 01886 ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Soeun Bor of Lowell

6761 Bor web 300x300Soeun Bor, 84, of Lowell passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at her home.

Born in Battambang, Cambodia, she came to the United States in 1983 and enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing and shopping.

Mrs. Bor is survived by her husband, Dim Dul of Lowell, children, Chad Dul, Sareth Dul and her husband Sokhom Bun, Saroeum Xayadeth and her husband Bounethong, Saveth Dyk, Hailey Hing Dul and her husband Puch Chhat, and Chanthy Dul, all of Lowell, a brother Khorn Kham of Lowell, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford. Her funeral procession will depart from the funeral home at 2:30 PM and conclude at Wat Khmer Samaki Santikaram, 85 Tyngsboro Rd. N. Chelmsford. Her Funeral procession will depart from Wat Khmer Samaki Santikaram on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM,  and conclude at Merrimack Cremation Service, 10 Henry Clay Dr. Merrimack, NH. Arrangements are by Dolan Funeral Home 978-251-4041

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Janice Mae McEachern of Chelmsford

Obt pic 300x300Janice Mae McEachern, 75, of Chelmsford formerly of Billerica, died suddenly Saturday, February 1, 2020 at her home with her husband by her side.
She was married to Joseph R. McEachern with whom she celebrated their 55th  wedding anniversary on November 21st.
Born in Malden, MA on April 23, 1944 she was the daughter of the late John and Doris Owen. She graduated from Everett Technical High School with the class of 1962.
Janice enjoyed shopping especially at wholesale clubs, knitting and loved spending time with her grandchildren and her family.
Besides her husband she is survived by her son, Scott and his wife Lynne McEachern of Wilmington, MA; daughters, Kimberly Razzaboni of Nashua, NH, and Judith and her husband Francisco Bettencourt of Pepperell, MA; three grandchildren, Kayla McEachern, Mario Razzaboni, and Maylin Bettencourt, and many cousins.
She was the sister of the late John S. Owen.

Visiting hours Thurs. 10am to 11am. Funeral Thrusday at 11am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD.

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Ben Do of Lowell

Web 300x300Ben Do of Lowell, 75, died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.  He was the husband of Hoa Nguyen with whom he celebrated their 51st   wedding anniversary on April 20th.

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, on December 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Hoi Do and Nhung Tran.  He attended college, came to the USA in 1989 and became a US Citizen.

Ben retired in 2013 as a technician in the electronics industry.

He enjoyed watching TV.

Besides his wife he is survived by his son Tuanphong Do of Lowell, and daughter, Juliana Do and her husband Daniel Nguyen of Lowell; two grandchildren, Gabriel Nguyen and Vivian Nguyen, one brother, and six sisters, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Monday from  3 to 6 pm with a service at 6pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford at a later date. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Dorothy G. Benoit of Lowell

Pic 1 300x300Mrs. Dorothy Gertrude (Broadbent) Benoit, 96, of Lowell, MA died Monday morning, January 27, 2020 at Chelmsford Crossing in Chelmsford, MA.

She was married to the late Mr. Leslie B. Benoit who died September 9, 2016.

She was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice (Clement) Broadbent. She was educated in Lowell Schools and attended Lowell High School.

She retired from Lowell Lingerie in 1990.

She was a communicant of St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Lowell; where she was also a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality.

She was an avid bowler and member of the Alpine and Riato Bowling Leagues both in Lowell.

She is survived by a son, Ronald Benoit of Lowell; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Michael Curran of Chelmsford; three grandchildren, Jeffrey and his wife Tracey Benoit, Michael and his wife Jamie Curran, Devin Curran and her companion, Keith Bomil; five great-grandchildren, Trevor Benoit, Rylan and Delaney Curran, and Reagan and Morgan Bomil; as well as many nieces, nephews and several close family friends.

She was the mother-in-law to the late Irene (Philbrook) Benoit, and the sister of the late Evelyn Guziejka of Lowell and the late Frances Simpson of Chelmsford.

The family would like to thank the staff at Chelmsford Crossing for their love care and support they provided Dorothy.

Dorothy’s visitation will be Sat. from 8:30 to 9:30 at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10am at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Lowell. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the Shriners Organization or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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April Ann (Bernier) Savard of Ashburnham

obt pic 1 300x300April Ann (Bernier) Savard, 44, of Ashburnham, MA (formerly of Tyngsboro) passed away peacefully Tuesday January 14, 2020 with her loving family by her side at UMass Worcester Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Lowell, MA on September 24, 1975 April was the daughter of Richard and Dorothea Bernier (Dupras) of Dracut, MA. April graduated from Tyngsboro High School class of 1993 and attended Worcester State College.

Prior to her illness, April was employed as a Print Production Specialist at LSC Communications in Chelmsford, MA and was previously employed at Courier Corporation of Westford for many years.

Besides being a loving mother and dedicating her life to her son, April enjoyed gardening, reading, and sports. She was an avid animal lover, and loved her dogs.

Besides her parents April is survived by her son, Zachary Savard of Ashburnham, MA who April always considered to be her greatest accomplishment in life. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother Mary Dupras of Dracut, MA and her brothers Richard Bernier and his wife Holly of Dracut, MA and Gregory Bernier of Derry, NH. She is also survived by her nephew Aiden Bernier and nieces Addison, Payton, Sophia, and Brooklynn Bernier who she loved dearly and thought the world of. April is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 3pm to 6pm with a service to follow at 6pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in April’s memory to The Animal Pad 1526 Myrtle Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 https://the animalpad.org/. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041

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Michael Raymond Pucci of Ashby

obit Pic 300x300Michael Raymond Pucci, 54, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was married to Terri Pucci with whom he celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary  June 14th .
Michael was born  in Lowell, on November 12, 1965, he was the son of Rita Pucci and the late
Thomas Pucci  of Chelmsford. He graduated from Chelmsford High School and was currently working at Integra Bio Sciences in Hudson, NH as a Tool Maker/Machinist.
He was a communicant of St. Mary Church.
Michael was a devoted family man who spread so much joy through his infectious laugh and smile. He enjoyed hosting family BBQs and you could always find him behind the grill. Michael also enjoyed going for a cruise in his Jeep, fishing and gardening but most importantly spending time with his family.
Besides his wife he is survived by his son, Michael A. Pucci and his fiancé Kelsey Liles and two grandchildren, Michael L. Pucci and Daniel Pucci, of Winchendon, MA; a daughter, Sara and her
husband Michael Paradis of Fitchburg, MA; brothers, Stephen and his wife Elizabeth Pucci of Reading, MA, David and his wife Melissa Pucci of Reading, MA; sisters, Laurie and her husband Steven Morency of Townsend, MA, Linda and her husband Louis English of Farmington, NH, Debra Pucci of Pepperell, MA,  and Diane and her husband John “Jack” Murphy of Pepperell, MA; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours  Wednesday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the DOLAN FUNERAL
HOME  106 MIDDLESEX ST.CHELMSFORD with a Mass at  11 am at St. Mary
Church. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME  978-251-4041.

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Khorn Tung of Lowell

Obituary Photo 240x300Khorn Tung, 91, of Lowell Passed away peacefully, at her home, with her family by her side on Friday Morning, January 17, 2020.

She was born in Phnom Penh Cambodia in 1928 and came to the United Sates in 1983.  She became a citizen in July of 1997, and had been a long time resident of Lowell.

She enjoyed sewing and watching drama movies.

She is survived by her husband Ream Uy of Lowell, sons, Darerin Uy of Lowell and Ouch Lim and his wife Eng Mao of Lowell,  daughter,  Kimkuoy Aing and her husband Porlay Ly of Lowell, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, CHELMSFORD. Her Funeral Procession will follow to Glory Temple in Lowell on that Friday afternoon.  Funeral Saturday at 8:00am at the Glory Temple. Burial in Westlawn II Cemetery in Lowell.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-4041, Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Mildred M. Hehir of N. Chelmsford

Web pic e1578941926103 300x300Mildred M. Hehir, 101, of N. Chelmsford, MA died Monday, January 13, 2020 at Bethany Health Care Center, Framingham.

The last of nine children of the late Bryan and Catherine (Pyne) Hehir, she graduated from Chelmsford High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1936. She earned a BA in Latin from Regis College in 1941 and a Master’s in Education from Fitchburg State College.

Mildred retired from the Chelmsford School system after 50 years of service. She taught French for twenty years, served as Student Counsel Advisor, Guidance Counselor and was a former Cheerleader Coach.

She was a member of the Chelmsford Sr. Citizens Club and past member of the Town’s Democratic Committee. She loved sports, politics and reading.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church and member of the Blessed Sodality.

She is survived by a nephew, Rev. J. Bryan Hehir; a niece Anne Marie Hehir-Gillis of N. Andover; a niece in-law, Bonnie Fuller-Hehir of Chelmsford, MA; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Joseph, Thomas, William, Edmund, Catherine, Mary, Emily, Anne Hehir and her nephew Tim Hehir.

Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Friday at 10 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 am at St. John’s Church, N. Chelmsford, MA. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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