John W. Mahoney
Lifelong resident of Lowell (Belvidere, Highlands)
LOWELL, MA -- John W. Mahoney, 89, of Lowell, MA, passed away peacefully on Feb 28, 2017, surrounded by his loving wife Mary with whom he shared 61 years of marriage, his children Elizabeth and Jack, his granddaughter Emily and his grandson Sean.
Born in Lowell on Feb 15, 1928, son of the late Dr. George and Helen (Collins) Mahoney, John attended Lowell public schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1945. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Seoul, Korea during the Korean War.
Upon his return home, John attended the New England College of Pharmacy and graduated with the Class of 1952. As a registered pharmacist, he owned and operated the Townline Pharmacy in Tewksbury, MA for several years, and was later employed by Pfizer as a pharmaceutical sales representative.
In his spare time, John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, playing tennis, maintaining his homes, spending summers in Hampton, NH with his family, reading, and as an avid local sports fan supporting the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins.
He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Rita (McCarthy) Mahoney of Lowell, his daughter Elizabeth Mahoney , his son John “Jack” Mahoney, six grandchildren Emily McCormick, Sean McCormick, Michael Mahoney, Matthew Mahoney, Mitchell Mahoney and Murray Mahoney, as well as several brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his sisters Virginia Dion and Marilyn Zielinski, and his brothers George and Donald.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 4 to 7 P.M. on Friday, March 3, 2017. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday morning, March 4, 2017, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 A.M., (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) followed by his committal services at St. Mary’s Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768
Elinor A. O’Connor
Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend;
Elinor A. (Leahy) O’Connor, 90, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died Wednesday morning at her home in the Highlands with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late James R. O’Connor, who died January 2, 1987.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 17, 1926, daughter of the late John J. and the late Elizabeth (Power) Leahy, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. Prior to her retirement from the City of Lowell School Department, Elinor worked as a para-professional for over 20 years at both the Murkland and Cardinal O’Connell schools. A lifelong communicant of St. Margaret Church, she was also a member of the parish Sodality. In addition she was a member of the Lowell Teachers Organization and the Hyannis Yacht Club. She loved spending time with her family, especially vacationing on Cape Cod and in Maine.
Elinor is survived by two daughters, Ellen M. Cavanaugh and her husband Kevin of Lowell, and Annie O’Connor and her husband Terrence Downes of Lowell; two sons Roderick J. “Rory” O’Connor of Biddeford, ME, and Stephen P. O’Connor and his wife Olga of Lowell; three grandchildren, Brian and Molly O’Connor and Patrick Bujold and his wife Natalie; great granddaughter Gabby Bujold; two sisters, Marilyn Gill of Lowell, and Joan Lenzi and her husband Albert of Lowell; two sisters-in-law Martha Leahy of Nashua and Gloria Leahy of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Elizabeth M. Nangle, the late Daniel P. Leahy, Esq., the late John J. Leahy, and sister-in-law of the late Peter F. Gill and the late William F. Nangle, Sr.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock, (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) followed by her committal services at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the John J. Nangle Scholarship Fund, c/o Lowell Catholic Grammar School, 486 Steven St., Lowell, MA, 01851 or the American Parkinson Disease Assn., c/o BU Medical Center, 720 Harris Ave., Suite 707, Boston, MA 02118. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.
Katherine E. “Kay” Sullivan
Retired Chelmsford school teacher;
Katherine E. “Kay” (Moran) Sullivan, 90, a longstanding resident of Chelmsford, died on Wednesday, February 22nd at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford. She was the beloved wife of the late T. John “Jack” Sullivan who died in 1996.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 14, 1927, a daughter of the late Francis and the late Katherine (Fitzgerald) Moran she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Saint Patrick's Girls High School.
Eager to further her education, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts Degree
in teaching from Lowell State Teachers College and then her Master’s Degree in teaching from Fitchburg State College.
Early in her career Kay taught in Amherst and Belmont school systems and at Boston College. Once her children reached school age, she went on to teach in the Chelmsford school system for over 30 years. To this day there are many of her former students that claim she was the greatest teacher they ever had.
An accomplished pianist who loved to play for many, Kay also had a tremendous passion for gardening as well as spending time with her family.
Kay is survived by her two daughters Patricia Hohl & her husband Jeffrey of Framingham, MA and Katherine Collopy & her husband Richard of Durham, NH; and her son Timothy J. Sullivan, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Lowell; 13 grandchildren, one great grandson; two sisters Eileen Duffy and her husband Edward and Carole Conrad and her husband John Jr. all of Chelmsford, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her sister Mary Moran Keon, and brother-in-law Edward "Harry" Keon.
Special recognition and heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of both Sunny Acres Nursing Home and Beacon Hospice for their wonderful care and service during Katherine's life.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell from 2 to 5 P.M Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Home Base, MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978)-458-8768.
Helen J. Henry
Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt
Helen J. (Harvey) Henry, 96, a member of a well-known Lowell family, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 20th at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard P. Henry to whom she was married for over 30 years, and with whom she ran a successful coffee distribution company, Courtesy Coffee of New England.
Helen was born in Charlestown, MA, May 8, 1920, to the late Harold and the late Margaret (McCarthy) Harvey, and she received her education in the Boston school system. She later moved with her family to West Roxbury.
After graduating from high school, she worked numerous jobs, but Helen’s favorite job was working at Sub Signal supporting the war effort. When the war ended, she was introduced to her future husband Richard (Dick) Henry by a mutual friend who had served with Dick in the Philippines. Helen and Dick were soon married and then moved to his hometown of Lowell where they raised three children.
Helen loved the outdoors. She skied and fished in the mountains with her family, and planned frequent outings to the beach in Rye, NH. Gardening was one of her great loves, and Helen was constantly transplanting flowers and saplings that she had found in her travels to her yard. “Don’t step there!” was her constant refrain to her children and their friends playing in the yard while she anxiously awaited her budding new plantings in the spring. In her later years, her greatest joy was the quality time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she let them step anywhere!
Mrs. Henry is survived by a daughter Joan M. Cassin and her husband James M. of Lowell; two sons Richard P. Henry, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Dunstable, MA and John T. Henry of Andover, MA (and was mother-in-law to his deceased wife Jean Verzola-Henry); five grandchildren Bethany C. Beckerlegge and her husband Robertson of Easton, CT, James M. Cassin, Jr. and his wife Brittany of Old Bridge, NJ, Erin DeSilva and her husband Jeremy of Norwich, VT, Michael Henry and his wife Ashley of Medway, MA, and Lorrie Cole and her husband Adam of Lowell; eight great-grandchildren Andrew, Margot, Corbin, Cooper, Benjamin, Josephine, Ian and Jameson; a beloved sister Theresa LeBlanc of Medway, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by her siblings Mildred Ryan, Harold Harvey, Ethel Saulnier and Margaret Peterson.
Helen’s family would like to thank the staff of D’Youville Senior Care for the support, kindness and devotion shown to their mother during her stay there.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell from 4 to 7 P.M Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 3 Fayette St, Lowell, MA 01852. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978)-458-8768.