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Richard A. “Ricky” Kinney of N. Chelmsford, MA

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Mr. Richard A. “Ricky” Kinney of North Chelmsford, MA died on Easter Sunday April 12, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family after fighting the fight with lung cancer.  He was married to Kathleen “Kathy” (Day) Kinney for 46 years.

Born in Lowell, MA on December 18, 1951, he was the son of the late Milton H. and Dorothy (Ramsay) Kinney.  He was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the Class of 1970.

A compassionate, humble man, he was an honest hard worker for over 50 years at Greenwood’s Farm in Chelmsford, DeMoulas Market in Chelmsford and Hallissey Chevrolet Chelmsford/Lowell.  He retired from National Grid Gas Co. after 35 years of service.

Ricky loved music and played the guitar for many years having learned to play from his father in law, the late Larry Day.  His love for music brought him together with several country bands, and the Chelmsford Senior Center Band, Time Machine. He enjoyed singing with his many friends and family, the “Karaoke Addicts” at many local venues including the Kinney Pub.

Ricky was a member of the N. Chelmsford Duck Pin Bowling League on Wednesday and Thursday Nights, Chelmsford Lodge of Elks Horseshoe Team, Local Steelworkers Union of America 12012-4, and a past member of the Maine Country Music Assoc.  He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford.

In addition to his wife Kathy, Ricky is survived by his son, Alex R. Kinney, his daughter, Marina A Kinney; eight brothers, John (Joyce) Kinney, Ronald (Shirley) Jacques, Robert (Marcie) Kinney, Alfred Kinney and companion (Sandie Gervais), Scott (Martha) Kinney, Francis (Nicole) Kinney, Ronald (Maureen) Kinney, and Mark (Charlene) Kinney;  and four sisters, Diana (Wes) Beckwith, Brenda (Bob) LeClair, Anna (Mark) Corey, and Robin Chaisson, a brother in law, James (Robin) Day, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. .

He was the brother of the late Milton H. Kinney Jr. and Charlotte (Kinney) (Humphrey) Reed, and the brother in law of the late Martha (Day) Ondus and Lawrence L. Day.

Ricky’s family would like to thank Dr. Blair Ardman and Dr. Murat Anamur at Lowell General Cancer Center, Dr. Mark Awad and Dr. Raymond Mak at Dana Faber Cancer Institute, the late Dr Elias Nabbout and the nurses and CNA’s who cared for him.

 

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KINNEY, Richard A. “Ricky” Kinney of N. Chelmsford, MA died April 12, 2020.  Virtual Visitation will be Sat., April 18, 2020 from 9 to 10 AM at DOLANFUNERALHOME.COM followed by a virtual Funeral Service and committal prayers at 10am.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery in N. Chelmsford, MA.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the fall at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford.  Memorials may be made in Ricky’s name to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Mark Awad’s Lung Cancer Research, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or a charity of one’s choice. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

 

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Vincent “Vinny” R. Lambert of N. Chelmsford

Lambert picture 279x300Vincent “Vinny” R. Lambert, 66, passed away peacefully, on early Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the Westford House, after a valiant yearlong battle with small cell lung cancer.

Born in Lowell, MA on March 22, 1954; he was the beloved son of the late D. Lorraine (Forrest) and Robert P. Lambert.  He was raised and educated in Chelmsford; graduate of the Class of 1972.

For the majority of his life, he was employed in the construction industry, most recently, with R.L. LeGacy & Son.  He was a very talented equipment operator.

He enjoyed classical music, deep sea fishing, woodworking, and most notably  the company of a beautiful group of friends who were steadfast in their dedication to him throughout his illness.

He is survived by his two brothers; Gregory P. Lambert and his wife, Sigrid both of Gloucester, MA and Jean-Pierre Lambert of N. Chelmsford.

He was predeceased by his nephew Harrison A. Lambert.

The family would like to take the time to thank the following doctors and their respective staffs: Dr. Chidi Achebe, Dr. Blair Ardman, Dr. Michael Coyle, Dr. Robert Miller, and Dr. William O’Meara who all had a kind and talented hand in the continuity of Vincent’s care.  As well, a heartfelt thank you to the radiation therapists and infusion room nurses for their dedication to compassionate care.  And a very special thanks to the entire nursing team in the Edgewood Building at the Westford House.  Know that your compassionate care at the end of Vincent’s life will always be deeply appreciated.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its social distancing  protocols, traditional viewing hours will not be observed. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Once some semblance of normalcy returns to daily life, a celebration of Vincent’s life will be held.  Donations can be made in his memory to the Lowell General Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell MA 01854.  Online Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.   Arrangements by DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Edward Lamarre of Dunstable, MA

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Video will be live at visitation time. Please add to the online guestbook below the obituary. Thank You.live streaming picture 300x300Edward Lamarre, 84, of Dunstable, MA died Wednesday, April 1, 2020 unexpectedly at Lawrence General Hospital.

Edward was the beloved husband of the late Marlene C. (Sullivan) Lamarre who died in 2002. They met in high school where their love story began. Marlene was the love of his life and together they shared 45 years of marriage.

Born on December 30, 1935 in Lowell, MA, the son of the late William and Helen (Nison) Lamarre. Edward graduated from Lowell High School in June of 1954 and later attended the Vesper George School of Art in Boston, MA. Edward was a lifelong Mason. He owned and operated B&L Builders of Dunstable, MA.

Edward was an avid reader and passionate football fan. He loved spending time with his family and traveling all over the world with his late wife. He took great pride in caring for the home he built in 1972 where he often entertained family and friends.

Edward is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Sheryl and Richard Axtman of Littleton, MA, Lisa and Peter Maniatis of Lowell, MA, his sons Brian and his wife Maureen Lamarre of Dracut, MA,  and Stephen Lamarre. He is also survived by his brother William Lamarre of Greenville, NH, his brother in law Gerald and Donna Sullivan, William and Sheila Sullivan, sister in law Gail and John Caulfield, his close friends Marty Dowd and Norm Poisson. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Lamarre, Alida Furtado, and Theresa Norton.

He will be missed by his seven grandchildren Katelyn, Richard, Angela, George,Stephanie, Corey, Alexander, his great-granddaughter Aliyah, and many nieces and nephews.

A virtual wake will be Monday, April 6, 2020 from 8 to 10am at DOLANFUNERALHOME.COM.  A private burial with a graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell.  A Funeral Mass will be scheduled in the Fall at Holy Family Parish in Lowell. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Lowell Assoc., for the Blind, 169 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

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Rin Phok, Age 59 of Lowell

Obit Photo100 crop 259x300Rin Phok, 59, of Lowell Passed away, Tuesday, February 18 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. She was born in Kendal Cambodia the daughter of the late Ngor Phauk and Cam Tam.

She came to the United States in 1984 and was a longtime resident of Lowell. She was very active at the Eliot Presbyterian Church in Lowell and enjoyed cooking and watching movies. She loved to spend time with the family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Khoeuth Man of Lowell, a son Vuttha man of Lowell, two daughters, Dara Man and Her husband Elio Espinal of Boxboro and Sokha Man her fiancé Litthy Vannaseng of Lowell, two brothers, David Phauk and his wife Soeun Om of Lowell, and Doeun Phauk of Lowell, three grandchildren, Sianna Espinal, Emma Vannaseng and Maverick Man.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visiting hours, Friday, February 21, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford. Her funeral service will be held at the Eliot Presbyterian Church, 273 Summer St. Lowell, on Saturday, February 22, at 10am. Interment will follow in Edson Cemetery, Lowell. Arrangements are by Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, 978-251-4041. Condolences to her family may be made at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Lennart W. Leedberg Jr. of N. Chelmsford

6778 Leedberg 300x300Lennart William Leedberg Jr., 83, a life-long resident of N. Chelmsford, MA died Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.

He was married to the late Pauline Rita (Jutras) Leedberg who died June 16, 2019, and with whom he would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Sept 1, 2019.

Born in N. Chelmsford on January 29, 1937 he was the son of the late Lennart and Lorraine Leedberg Sr.  He graduated from Chelmsford High School with the Class 1955.

Lennart retired in 1994 from Raytheon in N. Andover.

He enjoyed gardening and fishing.  He loved chocolate chip cookies

He is survived by his sons, Mark Leedberg and his companion Christine Byrne of Dracut, MA, Scott and his wife June Leedberg of Chelmsford, daughter, Cathy Gerlach and her companion Lori Stillson of Claremont, NH, three sisters, Elaine Matte of Ellsworth, NH, Janet and her husband, William Kenyon of Westford, MA and Joyce and her husband, John Kenyon of Lunenburg, MA; a brother, Raymond and his wife, Linda Leedberg of Nashua, NH; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

 

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LEEDBERG, Lennart William Leedberg Jr., 83, died February 18, 2020. Visiting hours Thurs. Feb. 20th from 4 to 7 P.M. Funeral Fri., Feb 21st at 10am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford.  Memorials may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Brenda G. (Fuller) Wyman of Hudson, NH formerly of Tyngsboro, MA

Obit Photo crop 259x300Brenda G. (Fuller) Wyman, 72, of Hudson, NH formerly of Tyngsboro died Sunday evening, February 16, 2020 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, NH.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of Myrtle Fuller of Tyngsboro and the late Kenneth Fuller.  She graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1965.

Brenda worked as a secretary for the Polaroid Corporation.

Brenda enjoyed camping with her family at the 3 Ponds Campground in Brentwood, NH.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her companion, Curtis O’Keefe of Hudson, NH; two daughters, Lori and her husband, Shaun Wagner of Tyngsboro and Kimberly and her husband, Scott Farrington of Dunstable; a brother, Bruce Fuller of York Beach, ME; a sister, Marsha Temple of York Beach, ME; six grandchildren, Michael Wagner, Jack Wagner, Justine Wagner, Tayla Jenkins, Katelyn Jimenez and Samantha Farrington and five great grandchildren, Gavin, Kyle, Beau, Boone and Brooks.

She was the sister of the late Gary Fuller, and the sister-in-law to the late Nelson Temple.

Brenda’s visitation will be Thurs. from 10 to 11 A.M. followed by a Funeral Service at 11A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in the Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsboro.  Memorials may be made in memory to the American Heart Assoc., PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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M. Denise Dunn of Chelmsford

Dunn Pic 300x300Mary Denise (O’Brien) Dunn, 83, of Chelmsford died Sunday morning, February 2, 2020 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford.

She was married to the late William F. Dunn, who died on January 14, 2016.

Born in Brookline, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (McGillicuddy) O’Brien. She graduated from Mount Alvernia Academy in Chestnut Hill. Denise earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College in 1958 and a Masters of Education in Reading and Language from UMASS Lowell in 1981.

Denise retired from the Chelmsford Public Schools; where she was a reading teacher at the McCarthy Middle School for twenty-two years.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford.

She is survived by her daughter, Denise Dunn of Chelmsford and many nieces and nephews.

Denise’s family would like to thank the staff at Sunny Acres Nursing Home for the love, support and care they provided her.

 

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DUNN, Mary Denise Dunn of Chelmsford died Feb. 2, 2020. Visiting hours Tues. Feb. 4th from 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Wed. at 8am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9am at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or the Salvation Army 150 Appleton St., Lowell, MA 01852. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

 

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Gordon Howard Abbott, a longtime resident of Westford

Obit Pic 225x300Gordon Howard Abbott, 87, passed peacefully on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital. He was married to M. Joyce (White) Abbott with whom he would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary February 26th.

Gordon was born in Cambridge, on February 17, 1932, the son of the late Hezikah and Greta Jane Abbott. Gordan severed with the United States Army during the Korean War as a Cryptographer. Upon returning, he went to North Eastern University for engineering. He later retired from Raytheon in Tewksbury in 1994. Gordan and his wife, Joyce, spent their retirement years traveling the world.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Judith Green and her husband Raymond of Milford, NH., Sandra Abbott-Stout and her husband Thomas of Freedom, ME., and Kim Trainor and her husband Peter of Westford, MA.; sisters in law, Barbara Abbott of Hartford, CT., and Diane Rice of Cambridge, MA.; five grandchildren, Tyler Green, Jessica Green, Natalie Trainor, Peter Trainor and Lea Trainor; four great grandchildren, Abigail Green, Elizabeth Green, Lauren Green and Caroline Green, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his calling hours, TODAY, Saturday, February 1, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford. A private graveside service will be held at later date in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Memorials in his name may be made to Smile Train.

ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME  978-251-4041. Guestbook at http://www.dolanfuneralhome.com/

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Doris Rita Leo of Chelmsford

 

web PIC 2 300x300Doris Rita Leo of Chelmsford died Monday afternoon, January 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was married to the late Leonard Rocco Leo Jr. who died July 17, 2001.

Born in N. Chelmsford on June 2, 1928 the daughter of the late Eugenio and Anna Marie (Stabile) Fantozzi, she attended Chelmsford School System.  She retired from Silicon Transistor Company.

Dear Rita was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend.  She loved life fully and enjoyed time with her friends and family cooking together, sharing a meal, and laughter around her table.  She was a free spirit who loved flowers, puzzles, playing cards, and bingo.  The magic of Rita was that she formed special relationships with all she met.  She will be dearly missed.

She traveled to France, Greece, the Philippines, Texas, California, and Kansas with her husband during his service in the Air Force, before returning to their home in Chelmsford. They wintered in St. Petersburg, FL.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford, and served on their Hospitality Committee, and a member of the Chelmsford Elks Lodge 2310.

She is survived by 2 brothers, James Fantozzi of Summerfield, FL., and Michael Fantozzi of N. Chelmsford; her son, Leonard R. Leo III and his wife,  Mary Anna Leo of Littleton, MA, daughters Estelle and her husband Perrin Dake of Boulder, Colorado, Donna Leo of Yountville, CA and Lisa Leo of Pacific Grove, CA.  She is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Kerri and Kristen Leo; Graham, Veronica and Juliette Dake; Tatiana and Tyler Myer; Xena and Zoe Mansfield; Alexandra and Isabella Rohrer; and Angela and Thomas Chebuske.  She also had six great grandchildren: Kegan Colsia, Jadon Surette, Koda and Emery Desrosiers, and Corbin Dake.

She was the sister of the late John, Frederick, and Nicholas Fantozzi, the late Lena Cummings, Ann Bonura, and Rose DePalma, her best friend and sister.

The family would like to express their gratitude to D’Youville Senior Care Center for their kindness and dedication.

 

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LEO, Doris Rita Leo of Chelmsford died Jan. 27, 2020. Visiting Hours will be Thurs. from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Fri. at 8am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD with a funeral Mass at 9am at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Mary Rita Duffin, 93, of Pepperell formerly of N. Chelmsford

Duffin Pic 300x300Mary Rita Duffin, 93, of Pepperell formerly of N. Chelmsford where she was a resident for 84 years.  She died on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was married to the late Edward R. Duffin Sr. who died December 28, 1984.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Florence Beauregard.  She graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1944.

She retired from DUSO Box Co. in N. Chelmsford.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of Chelmsford, MA.  She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Rita was an avid Red Sox fan.

She is survived by her son, Edward Duffin Jr. and his wife Paula of N. Chelmsford, her daughter, Patricia Conrad and her husband David of Pepperell, three grandchildren, Karin Graham and her husband Brent, Kristin Martin and her husband Shaun, and Kerri Duffin, four great grandchildren, Ema and Conrad Graham, Savannah and Aleighanna Martin, and two nieces.

She was the sister of the late Paul and Raymond Beauregard.

 

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DUFFIN- Mary Rita Duffin, 93, of Pepperell formerly of N. Chelmsford died Nov. 28, 2019.  Visiting hours Mon. 10 – 11am.  Funeral Mon. at 11am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to Merrimack Valley Hospice 360 Merrimack St. Building 9, Lawrence MA 01843.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Chief Charles C. Chronopoulos, 87 of Brooksville Florida, formerly of Tyngsboro, MA

6685 Chronopoulos pic 300x300Tyngs PD Police EmblemChief Charles C. Chronopoulos, 87 of Brooksville Florida, formerly of Tyngsboro, MA passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the HPH Hospice Care Center with his loving wife by his side.

He was born August 1, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts and came to Brooksville in 2004 from Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.  He grew up in Allston, Massachusetts near Braves field where his love of baseball was born.  As a result of his frequent visits to Braves Field and interaction with the players, he became bat boy for the Boston Braves Organization for 10 years.  He was signed to play pro ball for the Boston Braves, then was drafted and signed up for the United States Marine Corps.  He served as Sergeant with the Military Police until his discharge in 1955.

He met his wife Caroline, also serving in the United States Marine Corps., and they married in 1955.  Charlie suffered a severe ankle injury while playing ball for the US Marine team and was unable to continue his baseball career with the Braves organization after his discharge. They finally settled in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts in 1956 where they raised their 3 children.  Charlie began his Massachusetts law enforcement career at the Billerica House of Correction, then joined the Tyngsboro Police Dept. as a patrolman.  He progressed through the ranks to become the Chief of Police and proudly served the Town of Tyngsboro until his retirement in 1997.

He is preceded in death by his parents who immigrated from Greece, Chronis Chronopoulos and Sophia (Karathanasi), and brothers, Christopher Chronopoulos, and Theodore Chronopoulos.

He is survived by his loving wife, Caroline Maxine Chronopoulos (Culp); his daughter, Charlene C. Chevalier (Brooksville, FL); his Sons, Charles C. Chronopoulos and wife Sandra (Hattenburg) of St. Petersburgh, FL; Christopher C. Chronopoulos and wife Nina (Betz) of Nashua, NH; his beloved grand-children, Aimee Lynn Chevalier (Brooksville, FL); Charles Christos Chronopoulos and his wife Corinne (Erickson) of Peterborough, NH; Joshua Taylor Chronopoulos and his wife Kristine (Costello) of Raleigh, NC; Chelsea Lynn Chronopoulos of  Red Bank, NJ; and Ashley Caroline Chronopoulos of Virginia Beach, VA.; and his beloved great-grandsons, Alexander Michael Chevalier and Counsel Lawrence Chronopoulos.

He has several nieces and nephews who have been a large part of his life and always very special to him.

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CHRONOPOULOS, Chief Charles C. Chronopoulos, 87 of Brooksville Florida, formerly of Tyngsboro, MA passed away Oct. 12, 2019.  Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 from 3 to 7pm at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA.  Funeral service will be Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at 10am at Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 W. Hollis St., Nashua, NH with interment at NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH at 12:30pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Charlie’s memory to either: Saint Phillips Greek Orthodox Church of Nashua, NH; HPH Hospice of Brooksville, FL; or Samaritans Purse.  Online guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

 

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Peter C. McGeown of Westford

Obit Pic pc cropped 300x300inxvgam 400x400 300x300Peter C. McGeown died peacefully at his home in Westford on October 10, 2019, after battling cancer for four years.  He was 61 years old.

Raised in North Chelmsford, Peter was predeceased by his parents Sarah (MacDonald) and John McGeown.   He retired from the Chelmsford Police Department in 2015 after 32 years of service.  During his career, Peter was a detective, a member of the color guard as well as a patrol officer. He graduated from Nashoba Valley Technical High School in 1976 and immediately after graduation worked at Picken Printing in North Chelmsford.  He was a proud and active member of the H.E. Fletcher Club in Westford where he enjoyed watching games with his sons, brothers and friends and served as a Board Member.

Happiest riding his motorcycle to the beach on a warm spring day or grilling in the backyard, Peter was a good friend, a kind brother, a loving and supportive father and a much-loved grandfather.  He will be missed.

He is survived by his long-time partner Carol O’Neill; his sons Jason and his partner, Casey Walsh of Sandown, NH, and Tim and his wife, Kirsten (Lundberg) of Nashville, TN; his grandson, Parker of Nashville; five siblings: Pat and her husband, Don Walker of Delmar, NY, John of Chelmsford,  Steve of Nashua, Mary and her husband, Bob Conron of Winchester, and Chris and his wife, Nicole Missio of Lexington; his former wife, Elaine (Wetmore) of Littleton; his aunt and uncle, Maureen and Kevin Bailey of Westford; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.   Peter’s extended family included the O’Neill children Robbie, Meghan, Ryan, and Sean as well as their young children.

Family and friends are invited to join Carol, Jason and Tim at a celebration of life to be held on Saturday, October 19th, from 2 pm – 6 pm  at the H.E. Fletcher Club, 11 Brookside Road, Westford.

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Sopheak Thay of Lowell

Thay pic 300x300Sopheak Thay of Lowell, age 61, died Monday August 12, 2019 suddenly at his home.

Born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, he was the son of the late Khew Somloth and Marklin Uy.   He graduated from Jewpunear Hok High School with the class of 1975.

He came to the USA in 1982.

He was active at the Trairatanaram Buddhist Temple and the Wat Khmer Samaki Santikaram in Chelmsford, Glory Temple in Lowell, and many other local temples.

Sopheak enjoyed cooking.  He was an avid musician playing bass guitar solo and keyboard.

He is survived by his brother Dona Mem of California and a sister that lives in France.

 

 

Visiting hours Friday at 3 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, and continue after 4 P.M at the Glory Buddhist Temple in Lowell. Funeral Saturday at 8 A.M. at the Glory Buddhist Temple followed by cremation at Linwood Crematory, Haverhill, MA.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Beverly E. (Ames) Donahue of Lowell

Donahue PicOur beloved Beverly Donahue, age 91, passed away on August 9th, 2019 in Lowell, Massachusetts surrounded by her family and now lives in our hearts and memories.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on August 8, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Walter (Buzzy) Ames and Ethel Dombeck. She was also predeceased by her husband, Francis Donahue and sister, Alice Ames.

Beverly is survived by her sons John Donahue (and wife Deborah) of Austin, Texas and son Gary Donahue of Lowell, Massachusetts, three granddaughters Sarah Donahue (Massachusetts), Katie Donahue (Massachusetts), Emily Donahue (Texas) and one grandson, Christopher and his wife, Amanda Donahue (Massachusetts). She is also survived by extended family, Cousins Patricia Driscoll, Fay Lanteigne, and Arlene Miele.

We all owe a very special thank you to her son, Gary Donahue, who attentively cared for Beverly during her struggle with complications from dementia.

Beverly attended Lowell High School and then went to work in the now historic textile mills of Lowell, as so many did in her time. In 1952, she married Francis (Frank), a returning WW2 Marine Veteran. Beverly was known for her incredible skills in making a clean and bright home inside and out. She baked at least twice a week the most delicious confections you could imagine. Outside the home, her roses were the talk of the neighborhood.

She had a deep love of animals, especially cats. There was rarely a time that Beverly did not have at least one cat as part of her family. She always fed the birds, especially during the worst of the bitter New England winters.

Beverly was always curious about the world, and although she didn’t get out much, she was an avid reader and loved PBS nature and science programs.

Beverly’s memory and love will live on forever in the hearts of those that knew her. In remembrance of Beverly, you may donate to the Lowell Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

A celebration of Beverly’s life be will held by her family and friends at a later date.

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Rameshbhai R. Patel formerly of Lowell

Patel 226x300Rameshbhai R. Patel, age 72, of Bennington, Vermont died at Boston Medical Center surrounded by his loving family on Thursday August 8, 2019.

He was married to Vasantben Patel.

Born in Rajbodeli, India on October 3, 1946 he was the son of the late Ranchhodbhai and Maniben Patel. He came to the USA in June 1996. He became a US Citizen in 2002.

He retired in 2013 from Meomi of Ohio, formerly of Lowell, MA.

He loved to shop and enjoyed walking.

Besides his wife he is survived by his son, Amitkumar and his wife Lyushiben Patel of Bennington, Vermont;  his daughters, Chetnaben and her husband Kamlesh Patel of Manchester, NH, Jagshreeben and her husband Sandip of Keene, NH, Namit and her husband Nimesh Patel of Nashua, NH; grandchildren, Perin A. Patel, Krima A. Patel, Priya Patel, Payal Patel, Sanket Patel, Heer Patel and Vyom Patel; sisters, Jasodaben Patel, Nayanaben Patel, and Anitaben Patel all of India

Funeral Sunday August 11, 2019 from 8:45 am to 10am at  the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Cremation at Merrimack Crematory.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Therese (Masse) Place of Chelmsford

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Therese (Masse) Place, 93, of Chelmsford died Monday morning, August 5, 2019 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford.

She was married to the late Joseph C. Place, who died on August 20, 2005.

Born in Chelmsford, she was the daughter of the late Rosario and Lottie Masse. She graduated from St. Louis Academy of Lowell with the class of 1945.

Therese retired from Sears of Nashua, NH.  She had previously worked as a secretary for Hines Electric of Lowell.

She was a communicant of Notre Dame de Lourdes Church of Lowell.

Therese was a proud lifelong resident of Chelmsford.  She enjoyed gardening and stamp collecting.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Marc and his wife, Robin Place of Chelmsford; a daughter, Celeste and her husband, Donald Pacht of Chelmsford; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Pappas of Kennebunkport, ME; five grandchildren, Lauren and her husband, Steve Dinsmore, Nicole and her husband, Anthony Fama, Victoria Place, Sarah Pacht and Emily Pacht; two great grandchildren, Lucas and Alaina Fama, three nieces and a nephew.

 

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PLACE, Therese (Masse) Place of Chelmsford died August 5, 2019. Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 9am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10am at Holy Family Parish, Lowell. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the Sunny Acres Patient Activity Fund, 254 Billerica Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Maura D. (Linehan) Dolan RN of N. Chelmsford

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Maura Denise (Linehan) Dolan RN, 77, of N. Chelmsford, MA and Rye, NH died early Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019 at her home after a 5 year battle with brain cancer.

She was the beloved wife of James F. Dolan for 55 years; which they celebrated on May 16, 2019.

Maura was born in Lowell, MA on September 14, 1941.  She was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Dever) Linehan.

She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro, MA with the Class of 1959.  Maura furthered her education at St. Joseph Hospital Nursing School with the Class of 1963.

She worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Lowell, Nashoba Hospital in Groton and Ayer, MA, Palm Manor Nursing Home in Chelmsford, and for over 25 years at Wang Laboratories in Lowell and Tewksbury, MA; where she retired from in 2002.

Maura and her husband founded Dolan Funeral Home.  She was a key piece in starting and running the family business.

She and her husband enjoyed vacationing for over 30 years in Aruba with close friends, and spending summers with her family at Rye Beach, NH.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a former member of the Alpine Square Dancing Club of Chelmsford.

Maura was a very faithful person, and was a communicant of the Chelmsford Catholic Collaborative of St. John the Evangelist and St. Mary Parishes, and St. Theresa Church of Rye, NH.  She enjoyed saying the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet daily.

Besides her husband, Maura is survived by her two daughters, Kathryn “Kathy” Dean RN, of N. Chelmsford, and Lisa M. and her husband David Mackey PHD of New Boston, NH; two sons and their wives, James F and Patrice (Ryan) Dolan II and John and his wife, Margaret “Maggie” (Ferrante) Dolan of Mullica Hill, NJ; a sister Janice and her husband, Joseph Bronsard of Smithville, NJ; and nine grandchildren, Meaghan and Shannon Dean, Ryan and Tyler Mackey, Andrew, Grace, Kathleen, John “Jack”, and Kaelin Dolan.  Maura also had two foster grandchildren, Jonathan and his wife Amber (Jones) Riley of Manor, TX and Michael and his wife Regina Beatrice of New York City, NY.  She also had 2 great grandchildren, Frank and Rita Mae Riley both of Manor, TX; two brothers-in-law, Raymond and his wife Susan (Borneman) Dolan of Nashua, NH, and Stephen and his wife Carol (Saphie) Dolan of Dracut, MA; a sister-in-law, Elaine (Rondeau) Dolan of Methuen, MA, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was the sister-in-law to the late Frank Dolan of Methuen who died March 7, 2016, and Edward Schrimpe of Smithville, NJ who died August 27, 2006.

 

Funeral Notice

DOLAN, Maura D. (Linehan) Dolan RN, of North Chelmsford, MA died July 23, 2019.  A Chaplet Service of Divine Mercy will be held Sunday at 3pm followed by visiting hours from 4 to 8pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA.  Funeral Monday, 10am from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at  St. John the Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford, MA.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery Chelmsford.  Memorials may be made in her memory to St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford, MA 01863 or Catholic TV, PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown, MA 02471.  Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home 978-251-4041.

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How to Scatter Ashes

Many people today are choosing to be cremated. Cremation is less expensive than a traditional funeral and is more environmentally friendly. Furthermore, when you are cremated, you have more options available to you in terms of location to be buried at. You don’t have to spend eternity in a box in the ground. You can be buried at sea or scattered in places, such as on your favorite mountaintop. However, what many people don’t realize is that there are rules and regulations as to where you can be scattered. In this blog post by Dolan Funeral Home, a full-service, family-owned funeral home in Chelmsford, we’ll offer up tips and advice with regards to having your ashes scattered. When a loved one dies, we’d be privileged to help with your funeral arrangements. Contact us today!

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Can You Be Buried With Your Pet?

Your pet is an integral part of your life. They are often your constant companion, accompanying you on errands around town, going for long morning or evening walks, helping you feel better when you’re sick, and being a warm fur ball to cry on. However, the unfortunate part of pet ownership is that they often precede us in death. This is heartbreaking to say the least, but it’s a fact of life that is better than not having a pet.

Dolan Funeral Home in Chelmsford is a full-service, family-owned funeral home that is humbled when you choose us to take care of the remains of your loved one. We do our best to offer our support to you when a loved one dies, from helping plan the entire funeral service to aftercare help. Often, when a pet passes, we have them cremated, and we keep their ashes with us. And many of us want to be buried with our pets. Dolan Funeral Home will explore the option of having your pet buried with you in this blog post. Give us a call today to get started!

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Roderick “Rod” Boucher of Chelmsford

6588 Boucher Picture006 Shopped 281x300Roderick “Rod” Boucher peacefully passed away on May 31, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.  Rod was born on November 3, 1935 in Hartford, CT, son of Delphis and Mary (Riordan) Boucher. He leaves his wife Anne (McGowan) Boucher, his sons, Michael Boucher of Goffstown, NH, Richard Boucher of Fitchburg, MA, and daughters Elizabeth Gilman of Gilman, CT, and Catherine DaSilva of Chelmsford, MA, grandchildren, James Vigg, Tiffany Gravel, Angela Vigg, Sergio DaSilva, Matthew DaSilva, Sara DaSilva, and Jennifer Larsen, a sister, Lucie Miller of Hampton, NH, as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Parker, a sister, Mary Ellen Bellew, and a brother, John Boucher.

Rod attended Natchaug School and Windham High School in Willimantic CT.  He attended Providence College on a track scholarship graduating with a B.S. degree in 1957.  At graduation he received the Mal Brown Award as the senior athlete best typifying the qualities of sportsmanship, courage, and honor.  After graduation he attended US Navy Officer Candidate School, receiving a commission and then served three years active duty as an Engineering Officer.  His working career was spent in the medical device industry as a quality and manufacturing engineer and manager with several companies including American Optical, Analogic, Karl Storz Endovision and Zoll Medical where he was a founding employee.  During his early work career he received a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University.

Rod was active in youth sports as a coach for his children and grandchildren in basketball, softball, and little league baseball and closely followed his grandchildren’s participation in sports at the high school and college level.  He continued his distance running career after his children were grown, competing in various road races and completing five Boston Marathons.  He supported various charities and served as a volunteer at the House of Hope homeless shelter.

At his request, there will be no visitation and a private funeral mass.  In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in his memory to either, Catholic Charities, Dana Farber Jimmy Fund, or Chelmsford Community Exchange.  Arrangements are by DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex St., St., Chelmsford 978-256-4040.  Online guestbook is available at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

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Dolan Funeral Home is an independent, family-owned, and operated business providing personal, loving attention to the needs of the families that we serve. Our main purpose is to serve the community that is comprised of diverse religions, beliefs, and philosophies, which must be respected. We help you celebrate and honor the life of your loved one with integrity and care by providing a professional funeral service as distinctive as the families we serve. We offer funeral home and cremation services in Lowell, Westford, and Tyngsborough, MA. Contact us today!

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