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John M. “Jack” Davis Print E-mail


John M. “Jack” Davis

Retired Seargent Lowell Police Department;

John M. “Jack” Davis, 65, of Dracut, Massachusetts, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, and part of 3 generations of Davis’s who served on the Lowell Police Department, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 5, 2024, at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband for over 38 years of Sheila L. (Pettit) Davis, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 15, 1959, a son of the late Edward F. Davis, Jr., and the late Helen E. (Gargan) Davis, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1977.

In addition, he was State Championship Wrestler for Lowell High School.

Jack continued his studies at New Hampshire College where he received a degree in Criminal Justice and then his master’s in Criminal Justice from Anna Marie College.

A proud and longtime member of the Lowell Police Department, Jack began his career in 1981 and over time was assigned to Car 6 and later as a Seargent at the Main Desk for several years until his retirement in 2012.

Jack had many interests including bowling, golf, crossword puzzles and was an ardent Boston Sports fan. He also enjoyed trips to Foxwoods with family and friends.

However, his greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Jack is survived by two sons John M. Davis, Jr. and his wife Thea of Billerica, MA and Joseph M. Davis of Dracut; two daughters Kelly A. Bettencourt and her husband Chris, and Colleen E. Leclair and her husband Conrad all of Dracut; four grandchildren Hayden, Parker, Tanner and Conrad; a brother Edward F. Davis, III and his wife Jane of Tewksbury; his mother-in-law Muriel R. Pettit of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday. His Funeral Services will be held privately for the family followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA, 01701-4688. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Mary D. McCarthy Print E-mail

Mary D. McCarthy
Beloved sister, aunt, grand aunt and friend;


Mary D. McCarthy, 75, of Lowell, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Friday May 3, 2024, at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 25, 1949, the daughter of the late William F. and the late Mary Hoar (Bolger) McCarthy, she was a graduate of Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson, NH and went on to receive her Associate’s Degree from Northern Essex Community College.

Prior to her retirement in 2000, Mary was an Office Assistant at Tewksbury Hospital for over 25 years.

Among her several interests, she enjoyed horses, photography and being with people.

She was also a longtime volunteer at Ironstone Farm in Andover, MA.

Mary is survived by her two brothers, William F. McCarthy and his wife Janet of Marblehead, and David F. McCarthy and his wife Julie of Stockbridge, MA; two nieces, Emily (McCarthy) Muller and her husband Robert of Hingham, and Madeline S. McCarthy and her husband Sean Taylor; two grandnieces, Leah and Nora, and grandnephew Mac Williams Muller.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning May 10, 2024, at the IMMCAULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 12:00 Noon. (Please meet at the church). Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Ironstone Farm, 450 Andover St., Andover, MA 01810. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.








 
Meagan C. Kelly Print E-mail

Meagan C. Kelly

Beloved daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend;

Meagan C. Kelly, 34, of Andover, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday April 24, 2024.

Born in Boston, MA, August 8, 1989, the daughter of Robert C. Kelly of Oakland Park, Florida, and Belinda P. (Young) Kelly of Nashua, New Hampshire, she attended Wakefield High School. She later attended Salem State University, achieving a degree in Psychology as well as Early Child Development.

Meagan worked as a waitress for 110 Grille in Woburn, MA, and previously was a Special Education Teacher for the Lynnfield School System.

Amongst her many interests, Meagan enjoyed all the Boston sports teams, camping, and playing softball in her youth.

In addition to her parents, Meagan is survived by a brother: Robert C. Kelly of Jamaica Plain; aunts and uncles David M. Kelly and girlfriend Lisa Orlando of Salem, NH, Steven P. Kelly and his wife Gina of Salem, NH,; four cousins Brianna Byerley and her husband Sean, Elizabeth Savoy and her husband Jake, David and Brittany Kelly; she is also survived by many beloved friends.

Family and friends may call on Friday May 3, 2024, at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 10:00 to 12:00 Noon. Burial will be held privately for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory can do so to The Federation for children with special needs - https://fcsn.org/donate-annual-appeal/donate/ . Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 

 
Mary Elizabeth Sharkey Print E-mail

Mary Elizabeth Sharkey
Beloved sister, aunt, and grand-aunt;

 

Mary Elizabeth Sharkey, a retired Lowell Special Education teacher and longtime resident of the Highlands in Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2024, at the Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley.

Born in Lowell, MA, the daughter of the late Joseph W. Sharkey and the late Elizabeth (McQuade) Sharkey, Mary attended Lowell schools, graduating from Lowell High School with the class of 1962. She then attended Fitchburg State College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Education before earning her Masters in Special Education from Lesley University.

Mary began her professional career first working in Boston for publishing company Allyn and Bacon but her real passion was teaching. Prior to her retirement, Mary worked as a special education teacher for the City of Lowell at the James S. Daley Middle School for over 30 years.
Post retirement, Mary volunteered at the Day Surgery of Saints Medical Center, and rescued her first dog Coby, and later, Laverne. Both dogs were lovingly cared for, enjoying royal treatment throughout their golden years.

Mary also loved visiting with her nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She was always ready with a joke, pun, or word game challenge. In her spare time, Mary enjoyed writing poetry, painting, flower arranging, and spending time at North Hampton and Ipswich beaches.

She is survived by a sister, Joanne (Sharkey) Byrnes and her husband, Dr. Stephen P. Byrnes, of Salem, NH; two nieces, Caera B. Horwitz and her husband Adam of Needham, MA, and Dr. Lael M. Yonker and her husband Neil of Newton, MA; two nephews, Dr. Kier S. Byrnes and his wife Amanda of Medford, MA, and Craig Devin Byrnes and his wife Jaclyn of Annapolis, MD; and eight grand-nieces and nephews, Aedan, Caela, and Breacan Byrnes, Lila, Charlie, and Kian Horwitz, and Livia and Eli Yonker.

Friends may call for her visitation Monday morning April 22, 2024, at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Margaret’s of Scotland Parish in Lowell, MA at 12:00 pm Noon. Her burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.


 

 
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