Doris K. (Shanahan) Cropper of Lowell, MA

1933 - 2024

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


February 22, 2024
10 A.M.
St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 374 Stevens Street, Lowell

Doris K. (Shanahan) Cropper, 91, of Lowell, MA died Wednesday evening, February 14, 2024 in Lowell, MA.

She was married to the late Thomas J. Cropper, who died on August 20, 2014.

Born in Lowell, MA, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Gladys (Riley) Shanahan.  She graduated from Keith Hall High School with the class of 1950.

Doris retired in 1999 from the Lowell School Department, where she worked as a para professional.  She had previously worked at the IRS in Andover, MA.

She was a communicant of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish of Lowell.

She was a member of the L.A.O.H. Lowell Division 19.

Doris is survived by a son, James F. Esq. and his wife, Judith Esq. Cropper of Methuen, MA.

She was the sister of the late William D. Shanahan of Tyngsboro, MA, the late Thomas O. Shanahan of Lowell, MA, the late Frederick A. Shanahan of Dracut, MA and the late Francis Shanahan of Dracut, MA.


Doris requested that there will be no visiting hours. Her Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 at 10am at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Lowell. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

5 Condolences for Doris K. (Shanahan) Cropper of Lowell, MA

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    Xandra Winnis Graham


    I am so sorry to hear of Doris’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. Always willing to help in any way she could. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

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    Liz Stanton


    Jim and Judi,
    Our condolences on the passing of your mother(mother-in-law). You are in our prayers.
    Love, Liz &Tom

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    Gailanne Desmond


    It is with great sadness to express my sympathy for the passing of Doris. She was such a lovely lady. We were fortunate to have her in our lives at the Pyne. Sincerely,
    Gailanne Desmond

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    Michael O'Dea


    Jim, Our sincere condolences for the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful person.

    Mike and Kathy O’Dea

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