Felicita Morales, 86, of Lowell, died Wednesday morning, July 1st at Heritage Skilled Nursing Center in Lowell.
Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, September 13, 1928, she received her education in the Guayama school system.
Among her many activities, Felicita enjoyed cooking, knitting, gardening and loved going to bingo. But above all else, as matriarch of her large family, she loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and her many friends.
Felicita is survived by nine children Emilio Martinez and his wife Migdalia of Lowell, Maria Rivera of Lowell, Jose Rivera of Lowell, Heriberto Rivera and his wife Kathy of Florida, Luis LeBron of Lawrence, Enrique Rivera, Gloria Campos of Lowell, Antonio Rivera and his wife Bly of Colorado and Carmen Rivera and her husband Felix of Leominster; twenty-six grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also mother of the late Isabelino Martinez.
Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. on Monday with a Prayer Service to be held at 6 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Louis T. Thamer
Former owner and operator the Chelmsford Pharmacy;
Louis T. Thamer, 90, formerly of Lowell and Chelmsford, died Saturday, June 27th at the Palm Center in Chelmsford. He was the beloved husband of the late Edith M. (DiRocco) Thamer who died January 24, 2006.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 6, 1924, a son of the late Thomas and the late Cecelia (Soyden) Thamer, he attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1941. Eager to further his education after the war, he then went to graduate from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1951.
A veteran of World War II, Louis proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Medic and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the American Theatre Medal.
Before retiring, Louis, a licensed pharmacist, was the owner and operator of the Chelmsford Pharmacy for over 42 years.
Among his many activities, Louis was a life member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks BPOE #87, a past Commander of the American Legion Post #366 in Chelmsford, a member of the Chelmsford Rotary and the Tyngsboro Sportsman Club. He absolutely loved golf and was a former member of Vesper Country Club.
Louis is survived by four daughters Donna Stansfield of Wakefield, MA, Sharon Dillon and her husband Brian of Lowell, MA, Deborah Kneeland of Chelmsford, MA and Carol Mayrand and her husband Mike of Aquinnah, MA; two sons Thomas Thamer and his wife Amanda of Methuen, MA and Larry Lanziere and his wife Pam of Ragley, LA; eight grandchildren Kelly Valdez and her husband Eddie, Kim Ahearn and her husband Brian, Linda Dillon, Michael Kneeland and his wife Kendra, George Stansfield IV and his wife Jeanine, Alyssa Mayrand, Sonya Mayrand and Noah Mayrand; eight great-grandchildren Amanda Dillon, Eric Sanborn, Seth Sanborn, Kaila Roberto, Sarah Valdez, Alexis Kneeland, Ryder Kneeland and Shelby Stansfield; 2 great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also brother of the late Joseph Tamir, Jennie Keville, Alice Morwood and Sophie Hestand.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 6 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass Thursday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Carole Ann (Woods) Brown
Loving mother and grandmother
Carole Ann (Woods) Brown, 79, of Chelmsford, died Tuesday morning, June 23rd at Lowell General Hospital-Main Campus surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Brown, Jr. who died October 30, 1988.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 19, 1936, a daughter of the late Joseph H. and the late Mary E. (Driscoll) Woods, Carole attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1954. She went on to graduate from Lowell Commercial College in 1957.
Before retiring, Carole was employed as a Switchboard Operator at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA for 17 years.
Carole, who lived for her family, especially her grandsons, would light up whenever her sister and cousins would visit with her, and often showed visitors her flower garden. She enjoyed vacations with her extended family at Hampton and Seabrook beaches, picnics in the White Mountains, driving to explore the back roads of New England, visiting museums and listening to music, especially jazz.
An avid reader, she loved reading restaurant reviews, food magazines, cook books and often called the Chelmsford Public Library for assistance.
Fearless and well loved, Carole was always very curious and once called and spoke to Martha Stewart for advice on her daughter Karen’s wedding plans.
Carole is survived by two daughters, Pamela Brown and her spouse Denise Whitlock of Newburyport, MA; and Karen O’Keefe and her husband Brian of Chelmsford, MA; two grandsons Brendan and Matthew O’Keefe both of Chelmsford, MA; a sister Rosemary Quinn and her husband Jack of Dunstable, MA; and nieces: Melissa Shesterkin and husband John, Bridget Former and husband Alistair, Eileen Parmet and husband Matthew and nephew John Quinn and wife, Lori and great nieces and great nephews and many loving cousins.
She was predeceased by her aunts and dearest friends Dottie (Driscoll) Tulley, Rosemary (Driscoll) Fiori, Helen (Driscoll) Lysaght and Uncle Bill Driscoll.
Her family would like to thank Dr. Roy Maletz and his staff for providing many years of dedicated medical care and most recently, Professional Profiles and the Nursing staff at Lowell General Hospital for their compassionate medical care.
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 her Funeral Mass Saturday morning at ST. MARY CHURH in CHELMSFORD at 9 o’clock. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Friends of the Library, Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Catalino Colon Jimenez
Catalino Colon Jimenez, 71, of Lowell, died Sunday, June 21st at Heritage Skilled Nursing Center in Lowell with his loving family by his side.
Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, November 26, 1943, the son of the late Luz Maria Colon and the late Genoveva Jimenez, he received his education in the Cayey school system.
Before retiring, Catalino was employed in the electrical, plumbing and construction areas with various businesses throughout the local area.
Among his many interests, he enjoyed cooking, listening to music, watching television and playing the lottery.
Catalino is survived by a daughter Carmen M. Colon of Lowell; three sons Angel L. Colon of Lowell, Luis A. Colon of Lowell and Jose A.C. Gonzalez of Methuen; twenty five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister Cornelia Colon of Puerto Rico; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. Thursday morning. His Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home immediately following visitation at 11 o’clock. Burial in Westlawn II Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.