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Linda (Corcoran) Bryan Print E-mail

Linda (Corcoran) Bryan

Loving wife, mother, sister and aunt

Linda (Corcoran) Bryan, 71, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Lowell, died Sunday, March 10th at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. She was the beloved wife of James Bryan who survives her.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 24, 1947, a daughter of the late Joseph and the late Maria (Cigliano) Corcoran, she attended Lowell schools and graduated with honors from Lowell High School where she participated as a Major in the Girl Officers as well as being editor of the school newspaper. Eager to further her education, she then graduated with honors from Lowell State Teacher’s College and then received a Master’s degree from the University of Arkansas where she was inducted into the Alpha of the Arkansas chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. It was during this time that she met her husband James.
Linda’s career took her to Mobile, Alabama, where her son Jason was born. During her tenure at S.D. Bishop Jr. College in Mobile, she was honored by a “Linda Bryan Appreciation Day,” with a ceremony initiated by her students, where she was treated with speeches, quips, food and music by faculty, staff and students. 
In addition to teaching English at Lone Star College in Tomball, Texas, Linda developed the Alpha Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and created the Tomball and District International Studies Program. She enjoyed trips to Europe and England with her students, fellow faculty and staff, and community members. Teaching and sharing these experiences was Linda’s life’s work.  She loved every minute of it and the people with whom she worked and traveled.
Linda was a great cook, specializing in Italian dishes and more than anything else, she loved her husband James and son Jason who were the center of her life. She was the light of our lives, and the lives of everyone she touched. 
In addition to her husband James, she is survived by her son Jason Bryan of Spring, TX; two sisters Jean Nelson and her husband Walter of Lowell, MA and Sandra Naddif and her husband Michael of Andover, MA; a brother Michael Corcoran and his wife Margo of Dracut, MA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by her burial at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Barbara J. Hoebeke Print E-mail


Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Barbara J. (Blanco) Hoebeke, 75, a longtime resident of Westford, died Sunday evening at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA following a brief illness.  She was the wife of Richard J. Hoebeke who survives her.
Born in Revere, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (McDonough) Blanco and received her education in the Dorchester Catholic schools.
Barbara was retired from HITEC Sensor Development, Inc., where she worked as an Administrative Assistant.
 Barbara enjoyed cooking, reading, ceramics and shopping.  However most important to her was her family, which were her passion and delight.
 She was a member of St Catherine’s Church in Westford.
In addition to her husband Richard, she is survived by four daughters, Alice Hoebeke of Lynn, MA, Michelle Delano and her husband John of Haverhill, MA, Danielle Mulholland and her husband Rick of West Roxbury,MA, and Nicole Funaro and her husband Daniel of Westford, MA.; a son, Police Chief Joseph R. Hoebeke and his wife Jamie of Bedford, NH: seven grandchildren and several cousins.
Barbara was also the Mother of the late David Hoebeke.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 until 8 pm at the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street., Chelmsford.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 o’clock on Friday at St. Catherine’s Church, 107 South Main Street, Westford. KINDLEY GATHER AT CHURCH.  Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westford.  For online condolences visit or  For those who desire, memorial donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to St. Catherine’s Parish, 107 South Main Street, Westford, MA., 01886.

Beverly Lagonikos Print E-mail

Beverly Lagonikos

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister;

Beverly Lagonikos, 80, of Dunstable, Massachusetts, died after a long battle with dementia on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at D`Youville Senior Care in Lowell.

Born in Randolph, NJ, she lived in Rockaway before moving to Dunstable, MA several years ago.

Beverly was a homemaker.  She loved her family, taking care of others, rides in the car, cooking, playing dominoes, solving the scramble in the newspaper, comics, decorating for the holidays, and watching "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy". 

She is survived by her two daughters: Kathy Cochran and her husband Mark of Dunstable and Susan Mihok and her husband Robert of Wharton, NJ; her brothers Ronald Williams and Raymond Williams; eight grandchildren: Jessica Magyar (Jerry), Frank Giaquinto III (Samantha), Michael Giaquinto (Jessica), Maria Giaquinto (Denis), Robert Mihok Jr. (Brittany), Michael Mihok, Allison Cochran, Kelly Cochran; and two great grandchildren: JJ Magyar Jr. and Julianna Magyar.

She was predeceased by her son, Francis Giaquinto Jr.

The family is especially grateful for the excellent care and love provided by the staff of D’Youville Senior Care’s Dementia Unit.

Funeral Services were held this past week for the family in Rockaway New Jersey. 

Local E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the D'Youville Foundation, c/o D'Youville Senior Care, 981 Varnum Ave, Lowell MA 01854.


John S. Buckjune Print E-mail

John S. Buckjune

 Veteran U.S. Army, Vietnam War;

John S. Buckjune, 76, of Natick but formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts passed away peacefully Friday March 1, 2019 at Lowell General Hospital with his daughter andhis son by his side.

He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 21, 1942, the son of the late John S. and the late Margaret (Mellen) Buckjune.

John attended Lowell schools, was a graduate of Lowell High School in 1960 and went on to attend U/Mass Lowell.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, he proudly served his country as a member of the U. S. Army.  

Prior to his retirement, he was a surveyor with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for many years.

Among his many interests John enjoyed playing and watching golf, going to the beach, fishing, going to dinner, and the movies.

He is survived by his daughter Laurie A. Buckjune of Londonderry, NH; his son Michael J. Buckjune and his wife Leila of Darien, CT; two grandchildren James and Elle Buckjune of Darien, CT; his lady friend of 25 years, Judy Shea of North Chelmsford; three sisters Donna Barrett and her husband James of Edgewater, FL, Patricia Buckjune of Dracut and Margaret Marotte of Ormond Beach, FL; a brother Charles Buckjune of Brookline;several nieces and nephews.

John was the brother of the late Raymond Buckjune.

Private Funeral Services were held for the family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – (978) 458-8768.


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