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Constance A. Abodeely Print E-mail

Constance A. (Coury) Abodeely

Beloved Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt;

Constance A. (Coury) Abodeely, 88, of Windham, New Hampshire, but formerly of Andover, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Grace House in Windham, NH.

She was the loving wife of the late George Abodeely who passed away in 2015.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on October 7, 1933, the daughter of the late Camille and the late Ann (Wihby) Coury, she attended St. Patrick Grammar School and graduated from St. Patrick Girl’s High School.

Constance was a longtime member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, and served on many committees as well as volunteering on many fundraising functions.

Connie had many interests; she was an avid reader and card player, as well as a talented cook.  Her specialties included Middle Eastern foods, and her pies and desserts. Family was always number one for Constance and she loved to watch movies, go shopping, and go out for lunch with her daughters and granddaughters. She also had a special bond and love for dogs.

She is survived by two daughters Cynthia G. Desmond and her husband John of Andover, MA, and Sandra “Sam” L. Cormier and her husband Scott of Windham, NH; two sons Michael G. Abodeely and his wife Lori of Windham, NH, and Stephen R. Abodeely and his wife Robin of Nashua, NH; six grandchildren John Desmond and his wife Julie, Jeff Desmond and his wife Renee, Melinda Abodeely, Stephen Abodeely, Chelsea Cormier, and Brooke (Cormier) Gromyko and her husband Cameron; six great-grandchildren Jack, Alex, Owen, Conor, and Evelyn Desmond and Logan Gromyko; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Sunday September 25, 2022 from 4 to 7 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be celebrated on Monday September 26, 2022, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell at 11:00 o'clock. Burial to follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Connie’s memory be made to Salem Animal Rescue League ( or St. George Antiochian Church at (

Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978)-458-8768.

John L. Sullivan, Jr. Print E-mail


Atty. John L. Sullivan, Jr.

Loving husband, father and grandfather;

Atty. John L. Sullivan, Jr.  76, of Chelmsford, a well-known Greater Lowell attorney, passed away on Saturday September 17, 2022, at the High Pointe Hospice House in Havehill. He was the beloved husband of the late Anne C. (Grimshaw) Sullivan who predeceased him on February 22, 2012 after 42 years of marriage.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 13, 1946, he was the son of the late John L. and the late Virginia (Dunlavey) Sullivan. John L. was a graduate of St. Michael Grammar School, Keith Academy and Providence College. He received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in 1975.

John was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Army Infantry and served a one year tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam. Highly decorated for his service, Lt. Sullivan was the recipient of the Bronze Star.

He was a partner with the law firm of Qua, Hall, Harvey and Walsh of Lowell and Chelmsford for many years in the general practice of law. Atty. Sullivan then operated his own private practice in Lowell from 1995 to 2005 and was later admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

He also served as General and Labor Counsel for the Dracut Public Schools for over 25 years and was elected President of the Council of School Attorneys for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was a member of both the Massachusetts and Greater Lowell Bar Associations.

In 2005, John was appointed as an Assistant Clerk Magistrate for the Trial Court of the Commonwealth assigned to the Malden District Court.

He truly enjoyed this final chapter of his law career and felt it was an opportunity to share his legal experiences in a meaningful and helpful way with those not familiar with the legal system.

Among his many interests, he was a longtime member of the Long Meadow Golf Club where his main objective was to keep his golf ball “in play.” But first and foremost, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

John is survived by his beloved sons John L. Sullivan III, Esq. and his wife Jennifer of Natick, MA and Christopher J. Sullivan and his wife Kellie of North Chelmsford, MA; two granddaughters Cheshire and Braeden Sullivan; two grandsons C.J. Sullivan and Jack Ryan Sullivan; and many friends met along the way.

SULLIVAN – Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell on Thursday September 22, 2022, from 4 to 7 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing to do so may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

James D. Silk Print E-mail

James D. Silk

Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and valued colleague;

James D. Silk of Lowell, MA, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday August 27, 2022.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Susan Brust Silk.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1951, he was the son of the late James F. and the late Ann (Nester) Silk.

Jim graduated from Keith Academy in 1969, was educated at MIT, University of Lowell, and earned a PhD from University of Maryland.

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at University of Pennsylvania, he was employed at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his children, Katherine E. Silk and John J. Silk. He is also survived by siblings: John F. Silk (Ruth), Patricia M. Kelley, Susan M. Silk (Geoffrey McDonough), William J. Silk (Marian), Joseph D. Silk (Jean), and David J. Silk (Laurie), numerous beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews, including goddaughter Melissa Silk McDonald.

Private memorial services will be held for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Western Avenue Community for the Arts at E-condolences at Local arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 458-8768.

Margaret K "Peggie" Dinneen Print E-mail

Margaret K. “Peggie” Dinneen

Loving wife of 50 years to Michael Dinneen, who survives her.

Margaret K. “Peggie” Dinneen, 78, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 30, 2022, at Genesis Sutton Hill Center, in North Andover, MA after a long battle with Alzheimer disease.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on October 9, 1943, the daughter of the late Daniel P. and the late Evelyn N. (Nichols) Kane.  She graduated from St. Margaret’s Grammar School, Keith Hall and went on to receive her BA in Education and her Master’s degree in Education from Lowell State College now known as UMass Lowell.

Peggie was a devoted and loving teacher to more than 1000 students over her 38-year career at the South Row School in the Chelmsford.

In addition to teaching Peggie enjoyed spending time with family and friends at their vacation home in Jackson, NH, doing crossword puzzles by the fire and collectibles, Teddy Bears being her favorite.

She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. She is also survived by her dear friend Donna Baushke.

Peggie was predeceased by her siblings Daniel P. Kane, Jr., Mary E. Murphy, Joseph R. Kane, and Martha Kane Thorburn.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff and membership of Longmeadow Golf Club for the kindness they showed Peggie throughout her illness.

Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH 144 East Merrimack St. in Lowell at 11 o’clock.  Burial will be Private for the family. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852 or the Longmeadow Scholarship Fund, 165 Havilah St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 458-8768.

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