Nora S.L. (Wojtowicz) Valkavitch
Nora S.L. (Wojtowicz) Valkavitch, 61, of Lowell, died Monday, March 30th at Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell with her loving family by her side.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 17, 1953, a daughter of the late Andrew and the late Libbie (Panagopoulos) Wojtowicz, she received education in the Lowell school system.
Before retiring, Nora was employed as a cashier at Greek Art & Favors in Lowell for over 10 years. Previously, she was a waitress at the former Barney’s Delicatessen in Lowell.
Among her interests, Nora loved interior decorating. However, her most treasured moments were the quality times she spent children and grandchildren.
Nora is survived by two daughters Christine Dionne and her husband Christian of Lowell, MA and Tammie Amill and her husband Ramon of Hudson, NH; six grandchildren Jennifer, Ramon, Miguel, Corey, Brianna and Tommy; a sister Barbara Withmore of Nashua, NH; four brothers Dennis Wojtowicz and his wife Darlene of Salem, NH, Frankie “Woody” Wojtowicz and his wife Susan of Dracut, MA, William Wojtowicz of Lowell, MA and Harold Wojtowicz of Lowell, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also sister of the late Patricia Brady.
Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 10:45 A.M. Saturday. Her Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home immediately following visitation at 11 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Season’s Hospice & Palliative Care, 275 Grove St, Suite 3-120, Auburndale, MA 02466. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Rose M. Langlois
Loving wife and mother, 77
Rose M. (O’Connell) Langlois, age 77, passed away peacefully at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her family on Friday evening, March 27, 2015. She was the beloved wife of 48 years to Robert F. Langlois with whom she celebrated their wedding anniversary in October of last year, and loving mother of two sons.
Born in Pinehurst Massachusetts, February 19, 1938, a daughter of the late Thomas and the late Alice (Hannon) O'Connell, she attended Billerica schools and was a graduate of the former Howe High School in the Class of 1955, the last graduating class of that school. She was also stepdaughter of the late Harriet O'Connell.
Rose was a longtime resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, and a parishioner of St. Margaret Church.
Rose had been employed as a Supervisor at M/A-com in Burlington until her retirement in 1997. Previously, she had worked at Raytheon Corporation in Waltham.
Among her many activities, Rose enjoyed travel, dancing, bingo, watching the Red Sox and socializing with friends and family. She will be remembered as a friendly and kind woman who truly embraced life.
In addition to her husband Robert, Rose is survived by her sons, Gary Langlois and his wife Susan of Gloucester, MA and Mark Langlois and his partner Aaron Reza of Los Angeles, CA; sisters Ruth Couture of Lowell,MA and Patty Dooley and her husband Neil of Billerica, MA; brother William O'Connell and his partner Frank DeLucia of Laguna Niguel, CA; a brother-in-law Michael Langlois and his wife Carol of Dracut; a sister-in-law Claudine Langlois of Lowell; and many dear nieces and nephews.
She was also sister of the late Tucker O'Connell, Mikey O'Connell, Charlie O'Connell, Joe O'Connell and Mary Alice Stirling. Rose was also preceded in death by her dear friends Cynthia Beaudry and Carol Fadden.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 9:30 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10:30 A.M. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. 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.
Patricia A. Clark
Patricia A. Clark, 93, of Lowell, died Wednesday, March 25th at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 18, 1921, the daughter of the late John H. and the late Margaret A. (Flannery) Clark, she attended St. Michael Grammar School and was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame in the Class of 1939. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Lowell Commercial College in 1941. She also attended Northeastern University in Boston.
Patricia was a longtime communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell.
Before retiring, Patricia was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Administrative Assistant with the Department of Social Services in the Lowell area office. Previously, she worked at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford as an Administrative Assistant in Communications for many years.
Among her interests, she was a member of the Academy of Notre Dame Alumnae as well as the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). She was also a member of the Poor Clare’s Guild and the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality. She was a Friend of the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell.
Patricia is survived by a godchild Russell Flannery and his wife Huei Chen and their daughter Hilary of Shanghai, China; her cousins Maureen E. Flannery of San Francisco, CA, Gail Downing and her husband Peter and their son Jeff of No. Tewksbury, MA, Ernestine Flannery of Rutland, VT, Donna Heney of Montpelier, VT, Kathleen Flannery of Somerville, MA and Claire Bogaard and her husband Nick of Naples, Italy.
She was also cousin of the late Francis Flannery.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 6 P.M. Sunday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Monday morning at 9:30 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10:30 A.M. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830 or the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Joseph R. Kiernan
Formerly of Lowell, WW II veteran, 92
Joseph R. Kiernan, 92, of Dartmouth, formerly of Lowell, died Wednesday, March 25th at Emeritus at Dartmouth Hills. He was the beloved husband of the late Anne M. “Nancy” (Hulse) Kiernan who died March 17, 2014.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 4, 1923, a son of the late William R and the late Anna G. (Doyle) Kiernan, he attended St. Patrick’s Boys School and was a graduate of Lowell High chool. Eager to further his education, he went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston.
A veteran of World War II, Joseph proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and was awarded the WW II Victory Medal and the American Theater Medal.
Before retiring, Joseph served as President and CEO at the Ohio Rubber Company in Willoughby, Ohio where he literally climbed the corporate ladder in the course of 20 years.
Previously, he was a Chemist and Chemical Engineer with Acushnet Rubber Company in New Bedford, MA. He was a past president of the Rubber Manufacturers of America.
Among his many activities, Joseph enjoyed golfing and was a handyman always doing small household projects. His favorite pastime was belting out songs from the 20’s and 30’s at a piano bar.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in New Bedford as well as the Wamsutta Club of New Bedford and the Country Club of New Bedford . But above all else, being all about family, he loved spending quality time with his grandchildren.
Joseph is survived by three sons, William R. Kiernan of Newburyport, Joseph R. Kiernan, M.D. and his wife Llynne of Randolph, VT, and John C. Kiernan and his wife Brenda Nishimura, D.D.S. of Lexington; five grandchildren; Joseph, Matthew, Jacqueline, Erin, and James; two sisters Sr. Mary of the Incarnation (Anna Kiernan) of New Mexico and Alice G. Kiernan of Lowell; and a sister-in-law Margaret Hulse of Somerville, MA.
He was also brother of the late John Kiernan, the late William R. Kiernan, the late Cornelius Kiernan and the late Mary Howland.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 6 P.M. on Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Committal Service on Saturday morning at St. Patrick Cemetery Chapel at 10 o’clock. Please meet at the chapel. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, 1200 Lantana St, Corpus Christi, TX 78407. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.