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Carmen L. Santos Print E-mail


Carmen L. Santos

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt;

Carmen L. Santos, 73, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 9, 2022, at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Comerio, Puerto Rico, March 22, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Nicolas and the late Luz Maria Hernandez.

She is survived by three daughters Evelyn Rivera of Lowell, MA, Sonia M. Rivera of Lowell, MA, and Marilyn Rivera of Lowell, MA; two sons Jose G. Rivera of Puerto Rico and Juan Carlos of Puerto Rico; a stepson Jose L. Rivera nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; eleven siblings Edward, Jorge, Jose, Eddie, Eva, Edna, Manuel, Tere, Evelyn, Monche, and Minerva Santos; She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Thursday evening from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. – (978) 458-8768.

Fred W. Haley Print E-mail

Fred W. Haley

Beloved Father & Grandfather

Fred W. Haley, 80, a longtime resident of Lowell, died unexpectedly Friday September 30, 2022 at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Lowell on May 19, 1942 he was a son of the late Allen R. Haley and Vivian (Stuart) (Haley) Cooney.  Fred received his education in the Lowell schools and was an Airforce Veteran.

Mr. Haley worked as a Plant Manager for Anton’s Cleaners. He later worked as a meter reader for the Water Department in the City of Lowell for many years.

Fred enjoyed hose racing and his many trips to the former Rockingham Park.

He is survived by a son, David R. Haley and is wife Michelle of Hudson NH, three grandchildren who he was most proud of, Dylan and Ryan Haley of Hudson, NH, and Elizabeth Gaffney of Dracut, MA; a sister, Betty Sarantakis of Lowell and two dedicated friends, Dave Riley and John Honan both of Lowell.

Relatives and Friends are invited to his graveside service to be held on Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM IN the Westlawn Cemetery.  E-condolences at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. 978-458-8768.

Shirley A. Meehan Print E-mail

Shirley A Meehan
Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother

Shirley A. (Crowell )Meehan, 91, wife of the late John F. Meehan Sr. who died in 2001, died Friday September 30 at D’Youville Health and Wellness Center.

Born in Lowell on March 16, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Royal and Doris (Gaudett) Crowell.  She attended Lowell schools, graduating from Lowell High School in 1949 and was a member of Saint Rita’s Church.

In earlier years, Mrs. Meehan worked for Sears and Roebuck in Lowell.  For many years following she worked as a Clerk for the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds retiring in 1992. Her favorite job was in the Newborn Nursery at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Lowell.

Shirley enjoyed reading, history, puzzles, travels with her late husband, dear friends and her brother Don and Flo to see family and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by seven Daughters, Mary J. Lammi and her husband Kenneth of Hingham, Diane M. Ray and her husband Edward of Prattville, AL., Patricia A. Hunt and her husband Richard of Bellingham, Barbara A. Meehan of Tyngsboro, Ann M. Bertos and her husband George of Lowell, Catherine R. Meehan and her husband Mark McGoniagle of Midlothian, VA., Shauna Meehan of Lowell; 3 Sons, Michael R. Meehan and his partner Elizabeth Poloian of Tewksbury, Timothy J. Meehan and his wife Deborah (Shanley) of Andover, Thomas E. Meehan and his wife Kathryn (Kilmartin) of Dracut; a Daughter in law, Carole (Shugrue) Meehan of Dracut; 28 Grandchildren; 31 Great Grandchildren; a Brother, Donald A. Crowell and his wife Florence of Hudson, NH and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was the Mother of the late John F. Meehan Jr. who died in 2019 and Sister of the late Royal Crowell, Edward Crowell, Ardelle Caterino and Marilyn Bedard. Thank you to Terry, Michelle, Mary and Appleton Lane Staff of D'Youville along with Merrimack Valley Hospice.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. LOWELL on Thursday October 6, 2022, from 4 to 7 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday morning at ST. RITA’S CHURCH in Lowell at 10  o’clock.  Burial to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell.  E-condolences/directions at Those wishing to do so may make contributions in her memory to the Salvation Army, 150 Appleton St. Lowell, MA. 01852.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. 978-458-8768.

Tanairy Rodriguez-Cruz Print E-mail

Tanairy Rodriguez-Cruz
Beloved Daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and cousin;

Tanairy Rodriguez-Cruz, 20, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on September 26, 2022 in Quincy, MA.

Born in Lowell, MA, the daughter of Josue and Dayanara (Cruz) Rodriguez, who survive her. She attended the Lowell School system and worked as a Receptionist at Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica, MA. She was a member of the Whole Armour International Church of Lowell.

Besides her parents she is survived by a brother: Josue Rodriguez Jr. of Lowell, MA; a sister Mileysha Rodriguez of Lowell, MA; Maternal grandparents Elsa Ortiz and Luis Torres of Lowell, MA; Paternal grandparents Consuelo Santos of Lowell, MA and Samuel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

All Services were held privately for the family. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, LOWELL, MA, (978) 458-8768.

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