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Gerald F. Owens

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend;

Gerald F. "Bud" Owens, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Friday March 26, 2021, after a brief illness.

For over 40 years he was the loving husband of Kathleen M. (Shugrue) Owens, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 18, 1953, the son of the late Gerald F. and the late Mary (Dawson) Owens, Sr. He attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. Bud went on to graduate from U/Mass Lowell with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History.

Before his retirement in 2013, he was a meter reader for National Grid (and previously with Colonial Gas) for over 34 years. He was a member of the United Steelworkers AFL-CIO Union, Local 12012.

Bud was a family man who always had his priorities straight and was happy enjoying the simplicities of life.  He especially loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.  He took pride in guiding his grandchildren in life’s lessons at "Grandpa School".

He also enjoyed golfing with his sons, sitting on Wells Beach with family and friends, and traveling to Aruba.

Beside his wife Kate, he is survived by his two sons Kevin M. Owens and his wife Lisa (Cerroni) Owens of Haverhill and Timothy P. Owens and his wife Amsi (Morales) Owens of Chelmsford; four grandchildren Thomas G. Owens, Avery G. Owens, Casey H. Owens and Abigail M. Owens; two sisters Beverly Owens of Lowell and Judith Robinson of Seabrook, NH;  six niece and nephews John Callahan, Daniel Callahan, David Robinson, Justin Robinson, Meghan Sorensen and Patrick Sorensen; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Tuesday March 30, 2021 from 4 to 7 P.M. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in Lowell at 10  o'clock (All state required social distancing procedures will be observed including the wearing of masks upon entrance into the Funeral Home and the church). Committal Services will be held privately for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center c/o the Philanthropy Dept., 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (8)
  • Bob and Sue Berard  - Owen Family
    So sorry for your loss . Bud was always a very nice guy. Sending hugs and prayers to your family at this very sad time . Judy your in my thoughts always.
  • Jon Geer and Mary Norton-Geer
    Kate, Kevin, and Tim: So sorry to hear about Bud's passing. We are thinking of you and your extended family at this very difficult time. Hopefully, you can celebrate his life and legacy.
  • Donna Lisbon
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
  • Eileen (Burns ) O’Neil  - Buddy
    I was one of Buddy’s cousins and I loved him. I will cherish the memories of spending time with him at the Cape as a kid sailing, scuba diving and Go Cart driving. My husband and I enjoyed hilarious dinners with him and Kate. There were supposed to be many more. His Lobster shorts were everything, I am beyond sad. My sincere condolences to Kate and all the family. Rest In Peace Buddy.
  • Gail Jaskal
    Kate, Kevin and Tim, I am so sorry to hear about Bud. What a great guy! My prayers for him and each of you throughout this difficult time. Gail
  • Ed and Alice Draper
    So sad to hear about Buds passing. He was such a wonderful guy. Thinking of his family and sending our love and heartfelt condolences. Praying that the wonderful memories help heal the sorrow.
  • Jim Dolan  - Bud
    A “Good guy”. Bud Owens☘️
  • Tom & Kathy Dolan  - Kate Owens
    Kate, sorry for the sudden death of Bud. Rest assured of our prayers.
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