M. Louise Conlin
Lifelong Pawtucketville resident, 97
M. Louise (Hirbour) Conlin, 97, a lifelong resident of the Pawtucketville section of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 29th at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of 55 years to the late Joseph F. Conlin who died September 7, 1996.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 9, 1919, the daughter of the late George and the late Eva (Gaudette) Hirbour, she attended St. Jeanne d’Arc School in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1937. She was a communicant of St. Rita Church in Lowell.
Before retiring, Louise was employed for many years as a stitcher with the former Jamppa Manufacturing Company in Lowell which produced white stag shirts.
Among her many enjoyments, Louise loved gardening, traveling to Foxwoods and was an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Red Sox and Patriots. At one time she was very active with the Pawtucketville Youth Organization.
Above all else, she cherished the quality time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Louise is survived by a daughter Susan M. Crowley and her husband James of Lowell; two sons Joseph F. Conlin II and his wife Diane (Paige) of Tyngsboro, MA and Martin G. Conlin and his wife Marianne (Souza) of Viera, FL; a son-in-law Jerry McColligan of Derry, NH; ten grandchildren Sharon Beaulieu, Laura Egan, Lisa Babb, Raymond Lemay, Christine Chan, Kim Hayes, Joanne Conlin, Laura Conlin, Martin Conlin and Kerri Mink; twenty-one great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law Mary Hirbour, Nancy Hirbour, Margaret Conlin and Patricia Shapiro; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also mother of the late Barbara McColligan and sister of the late Norman, Paul, Charles, Donald and Lionel Hirbour.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. on Tuesday immediately followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 12 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
William J. Tobin, CPA
William J. Tobin, CPA, 71, of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Lowell, Andover, MA, and Salem, NH, died Thursday, June 23rd with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Evans) Tobin who survives him.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, August 19, 1944, a son of the late William J. and the late Phyllis E. (Smith) Tobin, he was a 1962 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He went on to graduate from Suffolk University in Boston in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance.
He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.
Bill started his career at John J Hurley and Co. He went on to be Vice President of the Latin American Group of Freudenberg – NOK based in Plymouth, Michigan. Bill retired as President and General Manager of Tobin Tool and Design Company, LLC in Northfield, New Hampshire.
An avid golfer, Bill was a former member of Vesper Country Club, Haverhill Country Club and the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida. Being all about family, he loved the quality time he spent with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Barbara, Bill is survived by a daughter Kimberly Carpinone and her husband Robert of Salem, NH; a son William J. Tobin and his wife Jodi of Columbia City, IN; seven grandchildren Robert, Rachel, Connor, Courtney, Trenton, Brailea and Bristol; three sisters Dorothy Godin and her husband John of Hyde Park, MA, Phyllis Baxter and her husband Thomas of Goffstown, NH and Kathy Tobin and her husband Joseph Martin of Springfield, MA; his in-laws Joan and Ted Sarantis, Kathryn and David Hunt, MaryLou and Richard Dion all of Lowell and MaryLou Tobin of Plymouth, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also brother of the late Richard Tobin.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Smile Train PO Box 96231 Washington, D.C. 20090-6231 or American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
John Francis Tarrant
Decorated WWII Navy veteran, 94
John Francis Tarrant, 94, of Carefree, Arizona, formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts and Sun City Center, Florida entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 14th at Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center in Scottsdale. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Theresa (Shanahan) Tarrant who died in 2006.
Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, September 15, 1921, a son of the late James Joseph and the late Mary Christine (Moran) Tarrant, he attended Haverhill schools and was a graduate of St. James Catholic High School. Eager to further his education, following his Honorable Discharge from the military, he went on to graduate from Burdett College in Boston with the Class of 1947.
A veteran of World War II, John proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Pharmacist’s Mate First Class and was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 bronze stars, the American Defense Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (9 stars).
After many years with the General Electric Company in Lowell, he joined the Internal Revenue Service of the Department of the Treasury. In 1965, he was assigned to the Lowell office as an Auditor. John retired from the IRS in 1982 as Chief, Compliance Division, Brookhaven Service Center in Holtsville, New York. During his assignment at Brookhaven, he was awarded the Albert Gallatin Award for faithful and honorable service to the Treasury Department.
Upon his retirement, John and Terry relocated to Sun City Center, Florida where for 30 years he lived out his dream of golfing just about every day. He was also extremely proud to serve as an Adult Altar Server at the Prince of Peace Church in Sun City Center.
John loved anything that had to do with golf whether it was playing, watching or reading Golf Magazine. He was also an avid boxing fan and enjoyed playing the stock market. Above all else though, being all about family, he cherished the quality time he spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
John is survived by two daughters Mary-Jean Godbout and her husband Ronald of Northfield, NH and Patricia A. Melnicki and her husband L. Stephen of Scottsdale, AZ; six grandchildren James Godbout and his wife Jillian of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Jon Godbout and his wife Lori of Londonderry, NH, Lisa Powell and her husband Ronald of Waldorf, MD, Alexis C. Melnicki of Portland, OR, Emily A. Bacchetti and her husband Stephen of Portland, OR and Stephen P. Melnicki of Chicago, IL; five great-grandchildren Angus Godbout of Mont Vernon, NH, Declan Godbout of Carlisle, MA, Ethan and Evelyn Godbout of Londonderry, NH and Jameson Patrick Bacchetti of Portland, OR; two brothers George Michael Tarrant of Phoenix, AZ and Robert James Tarrant and his wife Jeanne of Merrimac, MA; two cousins Elizabeth and Florence Holton both of Lowell, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also father of the late John Michael Tarrant and Bernard Anthony Tarrant and brother of the late James Joseph Tarrant, Jr., Christine (Tarrant) (Paquette) Newton and Elizabeth (Tarrant) Pyatt.
There will be no calling hours. His Funeral will take place from the funeral home on Tuesday, June 21st at 12 o’clock noon followed by a Funeral Mass at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 1 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, John’s family suggests that contributions may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256 or the Autism Society of America, 4340 East West Hwy, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Arthur Philip Gallagher, C.P.A.
Member of a well-known Greater Lowell family;
Arthur Philip Gallagher, C.P.A., 62, of Edgartown, Massachusetts, but formerly of Lowell, died Monday June 13th 2016, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.
He was the beloved husband of Vera A. (Quinlan) Gallagher, with whom he just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on October 11, 2015.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 2, 1954, the son of the late Charles A. and the late Elizabeth A. (Barrows) Gallagher, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1972.
Arthur went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University in 1976. He later attained his Masters in Accounting, also from Suffolk.
He began his career as an auditor with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and in 1981 he proudly passed the Massachusetts CPA exam.
Currently, Arthur was the Town Accountant for Oak Bluffs, MA on Martha’s Vineyard. Previously, he was the town accountant for the communities of Bedford, Framingham, Wilmington and Weymouth.
In addition, he served as the Auditor for the City of Lowell from 2001 to 2003.
A true family man, Arthur most enjoyed time spent with them . He loved movie classics ,music and historical documentaries and was a member of the Suffolk University Alumni Association.
Besides his wife, Arthur is survived by two sons Brice T. Gallagher of Lowell and Shane Q. Gallagher and his wife Shelagh (Walsh) of Tewksbury; three sisters Mary E. Lukas of Chelmsford, Margaret A. Dorr of Lowell and Anne C. Gallagher of Chelmsford; a brother Charles F. Gallagher of Chelmsford; two aunts Effie (Bikos) Barrows of Methuen and Margaret (Barrows) Flannery of Wellesley; an uncle Leo Foley of Lowell; his in laws Mary Margaret Ahearn of Dracut, Rosemary B. Brewster and husband Bruce of Lowell, Katherine W. Breen of Lowell, Kerry A. Deveau and her husband Jeffrey of Lawrence, Francis X Quinlan, Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Lowell, Michael H.W. Quinlan and his wife Deborah of Bedford, NH and Patrick T. Quinlan of Lowell ; and many nieces, grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law Vera (Cadigan) and Francis X. Quinlan Sr., a brother-in-law David “Nip” Ahearn and sister-in-law Laurie E. Quinlan.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Monastery of the Monastery of Saint Clare, 455 River Rd., Andover, MA 01810. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768