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Raymond J. Fitzpatrick Print E-mail

Raymond J. “Bud” Fitzpatrick

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend;

Raymond J. “Bud” Fitzpatrick passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at his home at the Residence at Valley Farm in Ashland, MA.  A former longtime resident of Ocala FL, Framingham and Lowell MA, he was the husband of the late Doris (Guevremont) Fitzpatrick.  She predeceased him in 2019, just prior to their 74th Anniversary.

Born in Lowell, MA on January 10, 1925, he was the son of the late Thomas and late Alice (Pendergast) Fitzpatrick.  He was the youngest brother of the late Alice, James, Thomas and William Fitzpatrick, and the late Lillian Laughlin, Mae Sullivan and Dorothy Jaggers.

Bud is survived by his two daughters Gayle Delony and her husband Bill of Dunnellon, FL and Lynn Patrick and her husband Jim of Mendon, MA, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He attended Lowell schools and enlisted in the Army in 1943, serving in the Philippines with the 465th Field Artillery Battalion.  He was a very proud WWII veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

Bud met the love of his life, Doris Guevremont in high school, and after returning from his military service, they married and raised their two daughters.

He began a successful career at General Motors in Framingham and Atlanta, from 1948 to 1981 as an assembly line worker, foreman, general foreman, Superintendent and Product Representative.  He went on to enjoy a long retirement in Boca Raton & Ocala FL from 1981 to 2017.  They returned to MA in 2017.

Bud always enjoyed spending time with family, was an avid golfer and loved a good card game.  He was admired and loved by all who knew him and will be sorely missed and remembered as an honest, loyal and generous man.

Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST.  in Lowell on Wednesday morning June 15, 2022, from 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon followed by his Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 12 Noon. His Committal Prayers and Military Honors will immediately follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing to, may make contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Alphonso C. Martin Print E-mail

Alphonso C. Martin

Beloved father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle;

Alphonso C. “Al” Martin, 79, of Lowell, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Friday May 27, 2022, at his home.

He was the husband of the late Arlene E. (Struble) Martin.

Born on April 27, 1943 in Somerville, MA, the son of the late Alphonso and the late Verna (Lowe) Martin, he attended Medford High School.

Prior to his retirement, Al worked as a Clerk in the meat department at Stop and Shop for over 20 years most recently in Chelmsford, MA. Previously, he owned and operated A&M Vending Company on Cape Cod. He and his wife were longtime residents of Hyannis.

Al is survived by his three children Alan C. Martin and his wife Judi of Plymouth, MA, Donna M. Martin and her wife Nicole Stiling of Lowell, MA, and Keith A. Martin and his wife Elizabeth of Falmouth, MA,; a foster  son Jeff Avery; his brother James Martin and his wife Esther of Switzerland; a sister Pearl Brown of Dracut, MA; Nine grandchildren Kindra, Cara, Kassandra, Devan, Makayla, Jamie, Thomas, Addison, and Maddox; Four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and his beloved Shih-Tzu Delilah.

Al and his late wife Arlene also raised many foster sons and daughters for over 20 years.  

All services were held privately for the family. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St. Lowell, MA, 01854. Arrangements by O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA- (978) 458-8768.

Mary M. Vinton Print E-mail

Mary M. (Flood) Vinton

Beloved aunt, great aunt and friend;

Mary M. (Flood) Vinton, age 97, a resident of Bruyere Gardens of Lowell, and formerly residing in the Highland section for many years, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2022. She was the wife of Edward B. Vinton who died in 1972.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 10, 1925 the daughter of the late Patrick H. and the late Sabina (Cromey) Flood, she attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the class of 1943.

Mary was a long-time communicant of St. Margaret Church in Lowell. She was a member of the Peal Harbor survivors group and the USS Maryland (BB-46) survivors group.

Before retiring, Mary was a bookkeeper with Wang Laboratories, and was previously with General Electric Wire and Cable Plant in Lowell and Reiss Associates also of Lowell.

Mary is survived by her sister-in-law Gertrude (Sullivan) Flood of Kentucky, three nephews, her devoted nephew Emmett Byrne Jr and his wife Kathy of Lowell and their caring children whose young families gave her great joy, John Byrne and his wife Sharon of West Yarmouth and Michael Byrne of Lowell and niece Sheila O’Hagan and husband Thomas of Kentucky.

She was the sister of the late Henry, Thomas, and Jack Flood, Helen Byrne, and aunt of the late Thomas Flood Jr. and Thomas Byrne.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her calling hours on Friday May 20, 2022, at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 8:30 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. Followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Lowell at 10:00 A.M. Internment will be private. E-condolences/directions at  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Dorothy F. Atkinson Print E-mail

Dorothy F. (Donovan) (Regan) Atkinson

Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother

Dorothy F. (Donovan) (Regan) Atkinson, 87, a longtime resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 10, 2022 at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness.

She was the beloved wife of the late Gerard J. Atkinson who died in 2013.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 19, 1934, the son of the late James and the late Natalie (Carroll) Donovan, she attended St. Margaret School and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1952.

Prior to her retirement, Dot  was a Supervisor with New England Telephone and Telegraph (nka Verizon) for many years,  and later worked at former Town Meeting restaurant in Chelmsford.

For years Dottie, provided day care services to many local families including all ten of her grandchildren. She always enjoyed being an active parent, grandparent and great grandparent to her family including many summer vacations at the beach.

Dorothy is survived by four children Geraldine A. Hart of Westford, Richard J. Regan and his wife Kathleen of Lowell, Kathleen V. Donaghue of Lowell and David G. Atkinson and his wife Shauna of Merrimack, NH; ten grandchildren Rob Loucraft and his wife Mickie, Lyndsey Valcourt and her husband Jeff, Randy Loucraft and his wife Felicia, Rick Regan, Mike Regan, Chris Regan, Tori Donaghue, Gage Donaghue, Jake Atkinson, and Tyler Atkinson; nine great grandchildren Donovan, Kolbe, Charlotte, Genevieve, Nick, Olivia, Makenna, Noah and Summer.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning May 16, 2022 at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Margaret Church Restoration Fund, Stevens St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA (978) 458-8768.

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