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Adam Aiken Print E-mail

Adam Aiken

Adam Aiken, 51, of Andover Massachusetts, passed away on July 28th, 2023, surrounded by his family.  All those that knew Adam are deeply saddened and feeling a profound loss by his premature death.

He was the loving husband for over 23 years of Nancy (Tayebi) Aiken and the loving father of Jack and George Aiken, who survive him.

Adam was born to Patti (Lewis) Aiken and the late George Aiken, Jr. on March 9th, 1972 and raised in Oklahoma City.  Adam grew up with his only sibling, his brother Andrew Aiken.

Early in life, Adam demonstrated quick wit and a sharp mind by routinely “backing his parents into a corner” with instant retorts and questions – foreshadowing his legal career.  At nearly 10 years old he gained his brother, Andrew Aiken.  Both instantly adored one another.  Despite the decade age difference, Adam cherished his brother and played an influential role in his life. Even as a teenager, he delighted in taking care of Andrew in the summers while their parents worked.

Adam was an excellent student and made school look easy, but his real passions were computers, playing sports and just a little mischief.  He was notorious for concocting plans, like spending the night with his friends on the Canadian River and shooting bottle rockets at one another.  His dad eventually discovered it and immediately administered the lightest punishment imaginable.

His stealth athleticism and quiet determination made him a force in sports at a young age, but he gave them up for golf.  His father introduced him to the game, where he would go on to spend many hours at a golf course no matter the season.  Over the years, golf became an activity that brought peace, joy and deepened connections with others. Adam’s mother’s passion for and gifts in music were also passed to Adam.  Music was a source of inspiration and creativity.  Adam was a self-taught guitarist who was passionate about the act of creating music rather than the accolades of performance.  He played in a band in college and performed a memorable set at his wedding. His love for music grew in unexpected ways when he discovered he could build his own guitar from disparate parts purchased for next to nothing online.

After high school Adam attended the University of Oklahoma, where he met more lifelong friends, and furthered existing relationships.  He finished his college career at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he discovered his love for law and decided to apply to law school.  He attended the University of New Hampshire Law School, then known as Franklin Pierce.  He thrived at the intensive law school, where he met even more lifelong friends, including his wife, Nancy Tayebi.

Nancy and Adam were friends at first, and then best friends by the end of law school.  It wasn’t until after graduating and moving away that they realized they were meant to be together.  They married in 2000, and both practiced law in the New York City area, Raleigh and Andover.

Adam was a brilliant attorney who was loved by his clients for his quick solutions-oriented approach and easy manner.  During each chapter of his career, he excelled, and created deep connections with those he worked with.

In 2005 Adam became a father when his son, Jack was born. Three years later he gained another son, George.  When both Jack and George were born, a new and bright light turned on from within that stirred anyone remotely close to him.  His newfound focus on his family only grew over the years.  The love he displayed to Nancy, Jack and George was unwavering and undergirding.  He was selflessly devoted to their happiness, joy and peace.  His deep devotion and commitment to his family is a legacy that lives in his sons and is admired by all who knew him.

A man of many talents, Adam was a quick study and could learn and apply almost anything, but what was so special was his humility to keep this gift to himself.  He loved his hobbies and pursuits for what they were not what they presented.  He loved the purity of the experience.  Adam’s spirit of calmness and quiet confidence was immediately felt by anyone that encountered him.  His love, which was so giving and so genuine, stirred an emotion that would make people run through fire to and for him.  His family is where his heart is and undoubtedly what he loves and cherishes most in life. Adam is a truly beloved person and his earthly death will not keep all that have known his love from continuing to feel his love.

Adam is survived by his wife, Nancy Aiken, his sons, Jack and George Aiken, his mother, Patti (Lewis) Aiken, his brother Andrew Aiken and wife Casey, his nephews and niece, Luke, Callahan, and Sidney Aiken, his father and mother in law Amad and Alexa Tayebi, and his brother in law Ron Tayebi and his wife Dalia, as well as extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation on Friday August 4, 2023 at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 44 Bowers St. in LOWELL from 4 to 7 P.M. His Funeral Service will be held in the Church on Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock followed by his burial at the West Parish Cemetery in Andover, MA. E-condolences/directions at In remembrance of Adam Aiken, we ask that donations be directed toward St George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell Massachusetts, or the Esperanza Academy in Lawrence Massachusetts, a local tuition free all-girls school built on justice and centered on joy. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Douglas Michael Raymond Print E-mail

Douglas Michael Raymond

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle;

Douglas Michael Raymond, 71, of Livermore, California, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 19, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a fierce battle with Multiple Myeloma.


He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Christine Mary (Gendron) Raymond aka “the beautiful Tina,” of Livermore, CA, who survives him.


Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, October 6, 1951, son of the late Douglas F. and the late Mary A. (Payne) Raymond, he attended Masconomet High School in Topsfield, Massachusetts. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Franklin Pierce College.


Douglas started his engineering career at Varian Associates, later, joining Raytheon as a Microwave Engineer. He then spent 20 years at HP, starting as a sales representative and advancing to become the Global Director of TPA. He later joined an engineering consulting firm as EVP before his founding a number of Silicon Valley startups. Later in his career, he was CEO and Founder of Solarlytics and CTO and Founder of Cardio Thrive.


Among his many interests, Douglas enjoyed spending time outdoors, boating, skiing, and scuba diving. A consumate engineer and maker, he also loved inventing, designing, building, fabricating and fixing all manner of things. However his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

In addition to his beloved wife, Douglas is survived by a daughter: Christen Raymond Dubois of Redwood City, CA; a son Michael Douglas Raymond and his wife Laurie of Torrance, CA; two grandchildren Lily and Teddy Raymond of Torrance, CA; a sister Deborah McGrath and her husband Jack of Bedford, MA, he is also survived by his loving nieces, nephews and in-laws.


Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Thursday, August 3, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass which will be celebrated on Friday, August 4, 2023, at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, in LOWELL, MA, at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tewksbury, MA. E-condolences/directions are available at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

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.

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