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Scot J. Schermerhorn Print E-mail

Scot J. Schermerhorn

Beloved brother, uncle and friend;

Scot Joseph Schermerhorn, 53, of Grafton, Massachusetts passed away Monday Dec 13, 2021, after a yearlong illness.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, December 12, 1968, the son of the late Howard A. and the late Helen M. (Bennett) Schermerhorn, Scot grew up and lived for many years in Billerica, Massachusetts.

Scot graduated from Billerica Memorial High School in the Class of 1987, where he was a multi-sport athlete and made lifelong friends. A graduate of UMass-Lowell with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, he lived and worked in the Boston area for many years, most recently as sales manager in the electronic security services industry.

A member of a rather large family, Scot enjoyed attending sporting events and concerts with his friends and family and brought laughter wherever he went.

Scot is survived by four brothers, Mark Schermerhorn of Lakewood Ranch, FL, Glen Schermerhorn and his wife Anne Marie of Lowell, MA, Todd Schermerhorn and his wife Kate of Mendham, NJ, and Gary Schermerhorn and his wife Miriam Esteve of Key Biscayne, Fl.

He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews Stacey Kasch and her husband Jason, MaryBeth Gregory and her husband Matt, Bret Schermerhorn and his wife Sarah, Kyle Schermerhorn and his wife Morgan, Courtney, Nicholas and Tyler Schermerhorn, Ryan, Brady and Colin Schermerhorn, Louis Schermerhorn and his wife Chelsea Taylor, Thomas and Henry Schermerhorn.

Scot was pre-deceased by his sister-in-law Judith Schermerhorn.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST.  in LOWELL on Friday evening December 17th from 4 – 7 P.M. followed by a Family Eulogy at 7:00 P.M.  at the Funeral Home (Per the City of Lowell, as of 12/16/2021, the wearing of masks is required upon entrance into any funeral home). Later, a private burial service will be held for the immediate family. E-condolences/directions at Scot loved animals and music, so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society of America ( or the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund ( Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Barbara Marie Glasheen Print E-mail

Barbara Marie Glasheen

Beloved, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.


Seabrook Beach, NH  - Barbara Marie (Burke) Glasheen, 88, of Seabrook Beach, NH passed away on Friday December 10 at her residence in Salem NH.

She was the beloved wife and college sweetheart of Edward A. Glasheen .  They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2015 before her husband Edward passed away.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 10, 1933, the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Helen (Ryan) Burke, Barbara graduated from the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro MA and went on to graduate from Lowell State Teachers College (nka UMass Lowell) in 1954.

Prior to her retirement, Barbara was a grammar schoolteacher in the Lowell School System for many years.

In retirement, Barbara enjoyed traveling, knitting, reading, playing cards, time with her friends and time in Florida.  She also enjoyed watching the Red Sox, Tampa Rays, Patriots and Dancing with the Stars.

Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family.  She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities, celebrating their accomplishments, and sharing stories while sitting on the porch at her beach house. She will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her five children Edward Glasheen Jr. and his wife Diana (Doyle) of Smithfield ME, Marigail Glasheen of Merrimack NH, Timothy Glasheen and his wife Jeanne (Tourville) of Pelham NH, Thomas Glasheen and his wife Susan (Finn) of Hudson NH and Richard Glasheen and his wife Carol (Leary) of Hudson NH.  She also leaves 9 grandchildren Kelly (Glasheen) Freitas, Drew Glasheen, Katie (Glasheen) Maloney, Thomas Glasheen Jr, Brett Glasheen, Molly Glasheen, Sarah Glasheen, Hannah Glasheen and Alicia Glasheen.  She is also survived by 3 great grandchildren, Nathan Freitas, Johnathan Maloney and Evelyn Freitas; as well as many nieces and nephews.

GLASHEEN – Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Saturday morning December 18, 2021 from 10 to 12 o’clock followed by her Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 12 o’clock Noon.  Her Committal Services will be held privately for the family at a later date.  E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, (, Suite 609, 24 West 44th St., Ny, NY 10036. (The City of Lowell is requiring the wearing of masks upon entrance into the funeral home). Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768

Roberta J. Maniatis Print E-mail


Roberta J. “Bobbie” Maniatis

A member of a well-known Greater Lowell family;

Roberta J. “Bobbie” (Krowchun) (Valcanas) Maniatis, 68, of Dracut, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 8, 2021 at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness.

Bobbie married the love of her life on August 3, 1985 and enjoyed every moment of her life with Robert J. “Bob” Maniatis, who survives her.

Born November 7, 1953, in Chester, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Alexander J. and the late Elizabeth (O’Neil) (Krowchun) Price, she attended Dracut schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School Class of 1971. Bobbie recently served on her 50th Class Reunion Committee and the event was very successful.

For most of Bobbie’s career, she was in the newspaper industry as an Account Executive at both the Lowell Sun and Nashua Telegraph developing new and maintaining current customers through various multi-media avenues.

In 2015, she decided to take a new path and joined the team at the Merrimack Valley Food Bank as Accounts Administrator. During this time, she developed professional relationships with three other Massachusetts Food Banks and with State and U.S.D.A. contacts. Bobbie especially enjoyed the camaraderie of the staff, volunteers, vendors, donors and member agencies all sharing the common goal of helping others.

Bobbie and her husband, Bob, were deeply involved for over 25 years with the Good Friends organization holding fundraisers to finance Christmas parties for needy children and to provide food and gift baskets to their families. She was also on the Board of the Dracut Food Pantry.

Among her many interests, Bobbie loved working in her yard but most cherished spending time with her family and friends, especially during the Christmas Holidays. In addition, some of her favorite times were spent with her husband and close friends in Clearwater Beach, Florida and with relatives and friends at Lovell Lake in NH, where they spent the first part of their honeymoon.

Besides her husband, Bobbie is survived by a daughter Jaime Valcanas and her partner Judson “JB” Bell of Salem, NH, her stepson Christopher Maniatis of Lowell, two sisters Maureen Chester and her husband Andrew of Pelham, NH and Paula Good and her husband Jimmy of Pelham, NH; her mother-in-law Virginia “Ginger” Maniatis of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends may call for her Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 11 to 1:00 P.M. on Thursday December 16, 2021, followed by her Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 1 o’clock. (The family has requested anyone attending Bobbie’s wake/service to please wear a mask upon entrance into the Funeral Home.) E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854 or the Dracut Food Pantry, 1934 Lakeview Ave. # 11, Dracut, MA 01826. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Johanna T. "Jody O'Hearn Print E-mail

Johanna T. "Jody" O'Hearn

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend;



Johanna T. "Jody" (Tighe) O'Hearn, 70, a resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday December 6, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife for over 49 years to Peter T. O'Hearn, who survives her.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 20, 1951, the daughter of the late Dr. Thomas J.G. Tighe and the late Barbara (Buckland) Tighe, she was a graduate of the former Rogers Hall in Lowell Class of 1969. Jody went on to graduate in 1973 from Lowell State Teacher's College (nka U/Mass Lowell) with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Later, she received her Master's in Education from Cambridge College.

Prior to her retirement after a long and dedicated career in public education, Jody was a library media specialist at Lowell High School and later at the Tenney school in the Methuen school system. She began her career as an X-ray technician at St. John's Hospital in Lowell (nka LGH - Saints Campus).

Among her many interests, Jody was an accomplished skier and shared her love of skiing by serving as the Varsity Ski Coach at Lowell High School for several years and as a 25 years member of the National Ski Patrol in Quechee Vermont. In addition, she was a professional riding instructor and exhibitor of horses at the Whippoorwill Farm in North Andover.

However, Jody's greatest love was her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She, with her husband Peter, chose interests and activities that were family oriented. Over the years, they created many great family memories at their home in Quechee, Vermont.

Besides her husband, Jody is survived by four sons Shaun O'Hearn and his wife Kristie Langone of Wilmington, MA, James O'Hearn and his wife Amanda of Lowell, MA, Patrick O'Hearn and his wife Erin of Charlestown, MA, Thomas O'Hearn of Lowell, MA; two daughters Molika O'Hearn of Lowell, MA and Linna O'Hearn and her partner John Londono of Woburn; seven grandchildren Jack and Nora O'Hearn of Wilmington, MA Madison and Payton O'Hearn of Lowell, MA Brendan and Colleen O'Hearn of Charlestown, MA and Mason Londono of Woburn; her brother Thomas Tighe and his wife Lina of Towson, MD; her brother-in-law John O'Hearn and his wife Veronica of Knoxville, TN;  a sister in-law Marion O’Hearn of Lowell MA; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Monday morning December 13, 2021, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, 144 East Merrimack St. in Lowell from 9 to 10:45 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass in church at 11 o'clock. Private Committal Services will be held for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Restoration Fund, 144 East Merrimack St, Lowell, MA 01852 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA (978) 458-8768.

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