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Alan J. Thibault Print E-mail

Alan J. Thibault


Husband, father, grandfather

Alan J. Thibault, 72, loving husband of Nancy E. (Lemire) Thibault who survives him, died Sunday morning at his home in Lowell, following a brief illness.
Born in Lowell on August 2, 1950, he was a son of the late Arthur and Rita R. (Murphy) Thibault.  He attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1970.  
For 33 years, Alan worked as a railroad signal inspector for Boston & Maine (B&M) and Amtrak before finally retiring from Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail.  Previously, he was an equipment installer for New England Telephone company.
Alan enjoyed traveling with his wife, spending time at their summer home in Ossipee, New Hampshire, and sailing on many ocean cruises.
Besides his wife, Alan is survived by two daughters, Julie A. Flores and her husband David of Dracut and Kimberly A. Thibault and her significant other Dan Taylor of Lowell; two grandchildren, Rachael Flores of Chelsea and Brian Flores of Dracut; two sisters, Susan Patenaude of Hudson, NH and Mary Grace Collins and her husband Michael of Nashua, NH; a brother, Michael Thibault and his wife Linda of Litchfield, NH and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his brothers Kenneth, Arthur, and Edward Thibault.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET STREET, LOWELL on Thursday, July, 20, 2023 from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday morning, July 21, 2023 at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11:00 A.M.  Burial to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  E-condolences/directions at  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA. 02241-7005.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell Jr.  (978)-458-8768.

Daniel R. "Danny" Larocque Print E-mail

Daniel R. “Danny” Larocque

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother

Daniel R. “Danny” Larocque, 59, Retired Deputy Police Superintendent of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Katie (Collins) Larocque, of Lowell, MA, who survives him.
Born in Lowell, MA, July 10, 1964, the son of the late John J. Sr. and the late Judith A. (Donnelly) Larocque, he attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. Danny received his Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement from Western New England College in 1998, and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College in 1999.
Deputy Larocque began his career with the Lowell Police Department in 1994 after having served as a Tyngsborough Police Officer for five years. Deputy Larocque received a number of commendations and citations throughout his career and was a highly respected mentor to numerous officers and supervisors. He was appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police on March 17, 2019, and retired in 2021. Following his retirement from the Lowell Police Department he became the Assistant Director of Public Safety and Captain for the Endicott College Department of Public Safety and Police.
Danny also earned a certificate in Public Safety Leadership and Management from Suffolk University in 2009 and completed the Alcoholism/Substance Abuse Counseling Program at Middlesex Community College in 2016. He completed several professional development trainings, including the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. Deputy Superintendent Larocque received the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Trilogy Award in 2015.
Deputy Larocque was a former member of the Board of Directors, of the Boys and Girls Club of Lowell, the Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School and was the former President of the Friends of Lowell High School. He was also a longtime Chief "Griller" for the Lowell High School Football and Crew teams.
Besides his wife Katie, Danny is survived by four children: Dan P. Larocque, Lowell Police Officer Chrissy A. Larocque and her boyfriend Patrick Doherty, Jackie R. Larocque, and James T. Larocque; his beloved grandson Danny M.A. Larocque; a sister Beth Larocque; two brothers John J. Larocque Jr. and his wife Kathleen, and David W. Larocque all of Lowell, MA; two brothers-in-law, Gerry Collins and his wife Amy of Boca Raton, Florida, John Collins and his wife Valerie of Wake Forest, North Carolina; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
He was also the brother of the late Kevin Larocque.
Friends may call at the  O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET STREET, LOWELL on Monday July 17, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Tuesday morning July 18, 2023, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11:00 A.M. (Please meet at Church) Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Dana Faber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor Brookline, MA, 02445. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell Jr. (978)-458-8768.

Lionel J. Arsenault Print E-mail

Lionel J. Arsenault

Beloved father, grandfather, uncle, and friend,


Lionel J. Arsenault, 95, of Dracut, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Skaff) Arsenault, who passed away on March 1, 2021.

Lionel was born to Pierre and Florida (Champagne) Arsenault on March 10, 1928, in Lowell, Massachusetts. He attended Lowell schools and graduated from Lowell High School.

A true patriot, Lionel served his country with honor during World War II and the Korean War. Enlisting at the young age of 16 ½, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy's Seabees Battalion. His brave service earned him several medals, including the WWII Victory Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal, and the American Area Medal. Following the conclusion of WWII, Lionel joined the United States Merchant Marines. His commitment and dedication embodied the spirit of the "Greatest Generation."

After the war, Lionel pursued a degree in industrial engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (UMass Lowell). He embarked on a successful career in engineering, making notable contributions to projects such as the 1969 Apollo Moon Landing Mission and the M.I.T. Lincoln Labs satellite programs. Lionel retired as a manufacturing engineer with Textron Specialty Materials.

Lionel was an active St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church member, where he held various roles, including Parish Council President and Treasurer. He also served as an usher for many years, exemplifying his deep faith.

In addition to his professional achievements and community involvement, Lionel had diverse interests and hobbies. He was a private pilot, a professional photographer, a talented musician, and a licensed ham radio operator. He found joy in building and repairing clocks, playing golf, and immersing himself in the extensive study of U.S. history. Above all, Lionel cherished his time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Lionel is survived by his two sons, Jeffrey Arsenault and his fiancée Carolyn Pires of Andover; Peter Arsenault and his wife Karin of Dracut; along with his daughter Laurie Andersson and her husband Robert of Dracut. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Gregory Arsenault, Matthew Arsenault, Kyle Arsenault, Michael Andersson, Zachary Andersson, and Nikki Andersson.

Notably, Lionel was the 21st of 22 children born to his parents, Pierre and Florida. His passing marks the end of an extraordinary lineage.

Lionel J. Arsenault will be deeply missed and forever remembered for his love, strength, and unwavering commitment to his family, country, and community.

Private Funeral Services will be held for the immediate family.

E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 44 Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854.

Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 459-8768.



Stephanie J. Harne Print E-mail

Stephanie J. Harne

Beloved wife, daughter, mother, and sister;


Stephanie J. (Lowey) Harne, 62, of Dracut, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at Lowell General Hospital on Friday June 30, 2023, after a long illness.

She was the beloved wife for 25 years of Joseph H. Harne, Jr., who survives her.

Born in Boston, MA December 22, 1960, the daughter of Elaine (Feldman) Lowey and the late Henry Lowey, she attended Lynnfield schools and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School Class of 1978.

Stephanie went on to proudly serve our country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp from 1978 to 1983. Among her several duties in the military she enjoyed cooking for the thousands of other Marines.

Over her professional career, Stephanie worked in the health industry with both Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem. She was also a licensed nail technician.

She enjoyed working out, cooking and volunteering at the Senior Citizen Center in Chelmsford. In addition, she was a member of the Women’s Marine Veterans of America.

Besides her husband and mother, Stephanie is survived by a daughter Vanessa Fair of Florida; a son Alexander Fair of Dracut, a granddaughter Honour Rose Freitas of Nashua, NH; three sisters Denise Lowey of Peabody, Diane Stumpp and her husband William of North Carolina, and Melissa Kustka of Lynnfield; and many nieces and nephews; and her lifelong friend from kindergarten, Ruth Titelbaum and her husband David of Peabody.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Thursday July 6, 2023, from 4 to 7 P.M. Her Funeral Service will be held Friday morning at ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY CHAPEL in Chelmsford at 11 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Gary Sinise Foundation (for Veteran's), P.O. Box 40726, Nashville, TN 37204.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.










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