George G. McMahon
Retired carpenter, U/Mass Lowell;
George G. McMahon, 85, a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died Sunday morning at Fairhaven Healthcare Center in Lowell with is loving family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Cynthia M. (Zoltek) (Boisvert) McMahon, who survives him.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of the late Francis P. and the late Irene (Johnson) McMahon, he attended Lowell schools and Lowell High School.
A hard worker all of his life, George was a Produce Manager at the former Purity Supreme for over 25 years. He went on to be the manager at the Quik Check in Nabnassett Lakes for several years.
Prior to his retirement, George was a carpenter with the Maintenance Department at U/Mass Lowell for over 17 years.
A big Red Sox fan, George loved to play pool with his friends and go dancing and to bingo with his wife Cynthia. He was also a member of the H. E. Fletcher Club in Westford and the S.A.C. Club in Lowell.
Besides his wife, George is survived by six sons Thomas J. McMahon and his wife Mary of Winnisquam, NH, Michael McMahon of North Carolina, John R. McMahon of Bolton, George G. McMahon, Jr. of Ohio, Peter K. McMahon of Lowell and Paul E. McMahon of Keene, NH; 22 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers Gerald F. McMahon and his wife Frances of Lowell and Robert J. McMahon and his wife Audrey of Lowell; four sisters Rita Burk of Lowell, Esther Peavey of Tewksbury, Shirley Mello of Lowell and Irene Shaughnessy of North Chelmsford; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Francis J. “Mac” McMahon and the late Beverly J. Flood and brother-in-law of the late Robert Shaughnessy, the late Edward Burk, the late Edward “Ned” Flood, the late Leo Mello and the late Alden Peavey.
McMahon – In Lowell, MA, March 1, 2015, George G. McMahon of Dracut, husband of Cynthia M. (Zoltek) (Boisvert) McMahon. Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH at 9 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Season’s Hospice and Pallative Care, 275 Grove St., Suite 3-102, Newton, MA 02466. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Martha I. Russ
Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother
Martha I. (Pratt) Russ, 80, of Lowell, died peacefully early Monday morning, February 23rd at Lowell General Hospital – Saints Campus.
Born in Everett, Massachusetts, July 9, 1934, a daughter of the late Harry Joseph and the late Myrtle Esther (Glennon) Pratt, she attended Everett schools and was a graduate of Everett High School. Following high school, Martha enlisted in the United States Air Force where she proudly served her country. After her honorable discharge, she went on to attend and graduate from college earning a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Before retiring, Martha was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at various nursing homes throughout the Merrimack Valley. After retirement, she was a volunteer in many different capacities at Lowell General Hospital.
Among her many activities, being a member of many book clubs and a collector of books, she was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting and loved surfing the Internet. She also had a massive collection of dolls. However, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her loving family.
Martha is survived by a daughter Donna L. Guilfoyle and her husband Richard; two sons Denny McCarthy and Dana Russ; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was also mother of the late Edward Russ who died in 2008.
In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Gertrude T. (Coffey) Flanagan
Beloved mother and grandmother;
Chelmsford - Gertrude T. (Coffey) Flanagan, 93, a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died peacefully Wednesday evening at her home in Chelmsford surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Edward D. Flanagan, who died July 3, 1989.
Born in Billerica, Massachusetts, November 20, 1921, the daughter of the late Edward C. and the late Augustine C. (Brock) Coffey, she received her education in the Billerica school system.
Early in her career, before having children, Gert attended hairdressing school and became a professional hairdresser. Later, along with her late husband, she raised her children and supported the family painting business.
Gert and her late husband were active members of several fraternal and charitable organizations in Chelmsford, including the Chelmsford Elks, B.P.O.E. 2310 and the Chelmsford Lions Club.
Passionate about horses, she was also a former member of the Professional Horseman’s Association and the Merrimack Valley Riding and Driving Club.
In her later years, Gert was all about family and her true love was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Gert is survived by a daughter Joan Ganotis and her husband Chris of North Hampton, NH; three sons John E. “Jack” Flanagan and his wife Marion of Chelmsford, James D. Flanagan and his wife Cherlyn of Milford and Joseph J. Flanagan and his wife Jo Anne of Chelmsford, with whom she made her home; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH in NORTH CHELMSFORD at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her 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.
Ronald G. Silver
Veteran WW II, U.S. Navy;
BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Ronald George Silver, age 88, formerly of Lowell, MA and a resident of Boynton Beach, FL for the past 18 years, died peacefully at Bethesda Hospital on Friday, January 30, 2015.
He was the beloved husband for 64 years of the late Anastasia (Barrows) Silver, who died April 22, 2014.
Born on August 9, 1926 in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of the late Nathan T. and the late Emily (White) Silver, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate from Lowell Trade High School (nka Greater Lowell Regional Vocational High School) in 1943.
Ron enlisted in the United States Navy and served in active duty during World War II on the USS Oyster Bay, a US Navy motor torpedo tender in commission from 1943 to 1946. He received an Honorable Discharge on June 5, 1946 as an Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class.
For over 43 years, from 1948-1991, he worked at New England Power Service Co. (nka National Grid) based in Westborough, MA and retired as a Supervisor for the Maintenance & Construction Dept.
A member of the IBEW Local 2321 serving Energy/Utility workers in the North Shore and Merrimack Valley in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Ron also served on the Board of Directors as President at Seagate of Gulfstream, Boynton Beach, FL where he resided during his retirement.
He is survived by his three children, Roberta and her husband William Dinneen of Groton, MA, a daughter, Ronniann Silver of Overland Park, KS, and a son Jonathan and his wife Rebecca Silver of New London, NH. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Geoffrey Dinneen of London, England, Nathan and Eleanor Silver of New London, NH and Hannah Silver of Bronx, NY.
In addition he is survived by his sister-in-law, Marcelle (Lord) Silver, his sister-in-law Margaret Flannery and his brother-in-law Joseph Flannery, his sister-in-law Effie (Bikos) Barrows, and his brother-in-law Leo Foley and many nieces and nephews.
Ron was also predeceased by his two brothers, the Rev. Bertram N. Silver, O.M.I., who died in August of 2014 and Richard T. Silver, his two sisters, Margaret A. Silver and Nathalie (Silver) Whitney, his cousin Robert Mulvey and his brother-in-law, Richard Whitney.
Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Friday, February 20th. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial of ashes will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Bldg. Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.