Dorothy F. (Tully) McPhillips Print E-mail

Dorothy F. (Tully) McPhillips

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, niece, aunt, and cousin;

Dorothy F. (Tully) McPhillips, 78, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away on Friday February 9, 2024, at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, MA, surrounded by her loving family.

She was predeceased in life by her husband, James J. McPhillips who passed away on Thursday September 28, 2023.

Born in Watertown, MA, July 19, 1945, the daughter of the late John and the late Dorothy (Ford) Tully, she received her education through the Newton School system and graduated from St. Bernard's High School.

Prior to her retirement in 2011, Dorothy worked as a Switchboard Supervisor at Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell, MA, for over 30 years.

Amongst her many interests, she enjoyed playing bingo, casinos, taking part in cribbage leagues, traveling, and she was also a member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks.

She is survived by a daughter: Karen E. McPhillips of Lowell, MA; two sons James J. McPhillips and his partner Gary W. McCarthy of Dracut, MA, John T. McPhillips and his wife Kellie of Fitchburg, MA; three grandchildren Michael Haakenstad and his significant other Tatiana Groves of Charlotte, NC, Kayla Bartlett and her wife Chelsea of Leominster, MA, and Taber McPhillips of Fitchburg, MA; four great-grandchildren Lilyana, Makhai, Cameron, and Calvin; a brother John “Jay” Tully and his wife Elaine of Sebastian, FL, and Thomas Tully of North Adams, MA; a sister-in-law Beverly P. McPhillips and her husband Dennis Pare of Lowell, MA; an aunt Sister Catherine Louise SND of Ipswich, MA; she is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Visitation at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL, MA, on Friday February 16, 2024, from 1:00 to 3:30 P.M. Memorial Service will immediately follow in the Funeral Home at 3;30 P.M. Private Committal Services will be held for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing to, may make contributions in her memory to the Holy Family Parish, 30 Grafton St., Lowell, MA, 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (5)
  • Joe & Kathy Kirane  - Karen & Family
    Karen, Jimmy & Gary, so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom & Dad were two very Special people from our Sacred Heart days and all the great memories we have had. They lived a life of giving, and made many friendships along the way. Your Dad would always picked up my Mom in the Van and take her for her blood work weekly. They were both the kindest and will be missed. Love Kathy & Joe❤️
  • Karen Record
    I am deeply sorry for the Families loss R.I.P Dot till we meet again
  • Michelle Anstiss  - So so sorry.
    Mcphilips family..We are so sorry for you loss! Iloved her and your dad dearly along with my mom,Rosie. We will always remember how precious she was..our hearts are broken,once again.May you rest in peace, you! Michelle and Rosie.
  • Susan Donovan (Makarewicz)  - She was loved
    Karen, Jimmy and John. Your mother was a lovely person and I am happy to have known her. She will be missed.
  • Sue & Peter Noel  - Dotty McPhillips
    Karen & family we are so sorry for your loss. Dot was such a beautiful person, inside and out. We are so happy to have had the pleasure of calling her our friend. She will be missed. May she rest in peace and meet up with the love of her life.
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