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Luis Gonzalez Print E-mail

Luis Gonzalez

 Luis Gonzalez, 43, of Lowell, died Saturday, June 20th at his home following an extended illness. He was the beloved fiancé of Irma Alvarado who survives him.
 Born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, January 14, 1972, a son of Luis Ramon Gonzalez and Marta Villanueva of Lowell, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
 Before declining health forced his retirement, Luis was employed as a Patient Transporter at Lowell General Hospital for many years. Previously, he worked in construction.
 Among his many interests, Luis enjoyed playing softball, baseball and loved traveling to the beach. He was also an avid New England sports fan as well as a fan of the New York Yankees.
 In addition to his fiancée and parents, Luis is survived by five children Michaela Gonzalez of Lowell, Nikkie Gonzalez of Lowell, Angel Gonzalez of Lowell, Alex Gonzalez of Derry, NH and Derek Gonzalez of Lowell; five grandchildren; a sister Elizabeth Gonzalez of Lowell; a brother Moises Gonzalez of Lowell; four nieces; and one nephew.
 In keeping in accordance with his wishes, all services were held privately.

 
Marie A. Soucy Print E-mail

Marie A. (Harnois) Soucy

Marie A. (Harnois) Soucy, 78, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died Tuesday morning, June 16th at Lowell General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Maurice L. Soucy who died June 24, 2004.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 31, 1937, the daughter of the late Louis A. and the late Rose (Magras) Harnois, she attended the Franco American Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of St. Patrick High School.
Prior to her retirement, Marie worked as the Parish Secretary at St. Patrick Church in Lowell for many years.
Among her many interests, Marie enjoyed reading, crocheting and going the beach, especially in York Beach, Maine. However, she was most happiest when she was spending quality time with her loved ones.
Marie is survived by her daughter Francine M. Soucy and her companion Salvador Pesina of Lowell; two sons David M. Soucy and his wife Kim of Londonderry, NH and Paul – Joseph Soucy and his wife Nicole of Derry, NH; four grandchildren Alexander Soucy, Andrew Soucy, Joshua Soucy and Matthew Soucy; her granddog “Gizmo”; three brothers Normand Harnois of Springfield, MA, Paul Harnois of Virginia and Robert Harnois of Dracut; her dear friend Mary Gail Kennedy of Newburyport; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Friday morning at 9 o’clock followed by a Funeral Mass at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in LOWELL at 10 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
Edward S. Byrne Print E-mail

Edward S. Byrne

Retired Washington School Principal; proud WW II Veteran

Edward S. Byrne, 87, a longtime resident of Tyngsboro, MA and York Beach, ME, but formerly of Lowell, MA, died Friday evening June 12, 2015, at his home in Tyngsboro surrounded by his loving family. 

Ed was the beloved husband of Ann Marie (Daley) Byrne with whom he would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on August 10th of this year.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 4, 1927, the son of  Charles and Mary (Charles) Byrne, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School (1945). 

 Ed entered the US Navy during his senior year at LHS. Without his knowledge, he enrolled in the service on the same day his brother Thomas H. Byrne’s ship was attacked during the battle of Ormoc Bay, Phillipines.  Edward later attended reunions of the USS Cooper and had a lifelong interest in that battle in honor of his brother.

 Following the war, he graduated from Lowell State Teacher’s College (1952) and went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Education from Fitchburg State College (1958).

Ed spent most of his teaching career at the Washington School in Lowell. He was a supervising teacher and became Principal for 26 years. He was most proud of bringing the school into the modern age by updating the facility and curriculum after the WW II years.

He trained as a plumber in his youth and was  talented in all areas of construction. He insisted on doing his own work and used his skills to renovate his homes. 

In retirement, he enjoyed his summer home over-looking the Nubble Lighthouse in York Beach for the past 22 years and enjoyed the company of his family, neighbors and friends.

A member of the American Legion Post 247 in Tyngsboro and the Lowell Lodge of Elks, # 87, he was also a Life Member of the Tyngsboro Sportsman Club.

Ed Byrne enjoyed a full and purposeful life.  He was a proud U.S. Navy veteran, long-time educator and family patriarch. Later in life, he became a mentor to his nephews after the death of his brother, Emmett and cared for his sister, Irene, through a lengthy illness. 

He is survived by two daughters Anabel Milinazzo and her husband James of Lowell and Mary Frances Carroll of Dunstable; a son E. Stephen Byrne and wife Vinnie-Jean of Pelham, NH; 6 grandchildren Julie (Milinazzo) Durkin and husband Brian of Lowell, Taylor (Carroll) Singh and husband Jeremy of Lexington, MA, Joseph Carroll and wife Tiffany (Schrimpf) of Tewksbury, Crystalynn (Byrne) Smith and husband Ryan of Pelham,,NH, Stephen Byrne of Seattle, WA, Ryan Byrne and wife Jessica Cisowski of Pepperell, MA  11 great-grandchildren; a sister-in Law, Helen (Flood) Byrne of Lowell; many nieces and nephews.

Ed was also the brother of the late Thomas H. Byrne, USN, who was killed in action during WW II, the late Irene Baxter, and the late C. Emmett Byrne. 

At his request there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 12 o’clockNoon. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Merrimack River Watershed Council, 60 Island St., # 2,, Lawrence, MA 01840. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell – (978 or 866) 458-8768.   

 
Mary Louise Morales Print E-mail

Mary Louise Morales

 Mary Louise (Dusablon) Morales, 89, of Dracut, died peacefully Thursday, June 4th at her residence.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 14, 1925, daughter of the late Alfred J. and the late Mary Louise (Therrien) Dusablon, she received her education in the Lowell school system.
 Before retiring, Mary was employed as a Food Service Worker in the Dietary Department at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford for over 31 years.
 Among her many activities, Mary was a member of the National Association of Government Employees as well as AARP. She was also a member of the Dracut Senior Citizens Center.
 Mary is survived by her dear friend of over 35 years Robert D. Rheaume; her close neighbor and friend Dennis Dinsmore; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
 She was also mother of the late Clayton F. Morales, Jr. who died in 1967 and sister of the late Alfred J. Dusablon, Doris E. Dusablon, Francis A. Dusablon and Lillian R. Rousseau.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 2 to 6 on Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. MARGUERITE D'YOUVILLE PARISH in Dracut at 9 o’clock. Burial in Lowell Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Dracut Senior Center, 951 Mammoth Road, Dracut, MA 01826. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
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