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Marcel R. Bergeron Print E-mail

Marcel R. Bergeron


     Marcel R. Bergeron, 92, of Lowell, died Thursday, October 29th at his home with his loving family by his side.  He was the beloved husband of Marion (Walwood) Bergeron with whom he celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on July 5th.
     Marcel was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 27, 1923, the son of Joseph and Helene (Jean) Bergeron. He attended Elementary School at Saint Jeanne D’Arc in Lowell and high school at the Oblate Seminary in Bar Harbor, Maine.  He went on to graduate from Merrimack College, earned an MBA from the Boston College School of Business Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Bentley College.
     A veteran of WW II, Marcel proudly served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal before being honorably discharged in 1948.
     Marcel retired from the Raytheon Corporation after 25 years of service in Andover and as a Corporate Tax Accountant at their corporate office in Lexington.  In his early career, he worked at the Bank of Montreal in their Montreal and New York offices. 
     Among his many activities, he loved classical music and art, and read literature in a number of different languages.  He also enjoyed jogging, golf, and tennis.
     In addition to his wife, Marcel is survived by a daughter Bette Ann Callaghan and her husband David of Foxboro, MA; a son Mark Bergeron of Vancouver, WA; a granddaughter Genevieve Callaghan of Boston, MA; two sisters Teresa Congelio of Canfield, OH and Yolanda Pishing of Cleveland, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was also brother of the late Jeanne Bixby and Joseph Bergeron, Jr.
     The members of the Bergeron family wish to thank the staff of Circle Home Health and Hospice Care for the wonderful kindness and considerate care they provided to Marcel and his family.
     Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 
 
Margaret Shepherd Print E-mail

Margaret Shepherd

 
Loving mother and grandmother, 79
 
 Margaret (Willis) Shepherd, 79, of Lowell, died Saturday, October 24th at Heritage Skilled Nursing Center in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond James.
 Born in Kansas City, Missouri, May 24, 1936, the daughter of the late Albert Edward and the late Fern Jane (Dalton) Willis, she received her education in the Huachuca City, Arizona school system.
 Before retiring, Margaret was employed as an Office Manager at the former Fort Hill Manor in Lowell.
 Among her many interests, Margaret loved sewing, especially patch quilts for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She had a deep affection for country music and volunteered her time at the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell.
 Margaret is survived by two sons George E. Shepherd and his wife Lori of Milford, NH and Ernest J. Shepherd of Greensboro, NC; five grandchildren Terrance, Zachary, Makayla, Jacob and Libbie; and two brothers Sam Willis of AZ and William Willis of MA.
 In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately for her family. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
James P. "Jim" McDermott Print E-mail

James P. “Jim” McDermott

James P. “Jim” McDermott, 55, of Lowell, died Friday, October 16th at his home.  Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 24, 1960, a son of the late John A. and the late Eileen B. (Bennett) McDermott, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of the Greater Lowell Vocational Technical High School with the Class of 1978. He then went on to graduate from Boston’s New England School of Art (now part of Suffolk University and Design) in 1982. 
After college Jim headed to Los Angeles and held a position of staff illustrator in the animation and comic industry; over the span of his career as an artist and illustrator, Jim's animation was often featured in an array of well known comics.  
Among his many activities, he was a member of the Seacoast Art Association. He also was active in the local community of artist and illustrators. You are invited to learn more about Jim the comic and illustrator and view his many works by visiting Wikipedia and visiting  “Sketches and Scribbles by Jim” through blog spot. 
Jim is survived by a sister Marybeth McDermott of Lowell; two brothers Jack McDermott of Farmington, NH and David McDermott of Bedford, TX; three nephews Colin, Nathan and Ryan McDermott and their spouses; many grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins; and two dear friends Mary Griffin of Nashua, NH and Shawn McManus of Florence, MA. Jim was predeceased by his lifelong friend and mentor Bhob Stewart who died in 2013.
No farewell words were spoken, there was no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. 
There will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, Ma. (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
Dorothy T. (Maloney) Paton Print E-mail

Dorothy T. (Maloney) Paton

Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother;

Dorothy T. (Maloney) Paton, 88, a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died Tuesday October 13th 2015 at the Merrimack Valley Life Care Center in North Billerica surrounded by her loving family.

She was the loving wife for 65 years of the late Thomas J. Paton, Sr. who died October 4, 2013.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 21, 1927, the daughter of the late M. Joseph and the late Mildred (Gibson) Maloney, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1944 where she also served as a member of the Girl Officers. Dorothy went on to graduate from Lowell Commercial College.

Prior to her retirement in 1996, Dorothy was an Accounts Receivable Clerk at U/Mass Lowell.

Previously, she worked at Sears Roebuck in Lowell for over 28 years.

A lifelong communicant of St. Margaret’s Church, she was a former Vice Prefect/member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality and Eucharistic Minister of her parish.

A volunteer at Lowell General Hospital, Dorothy also served as a Democratic Delegate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Dorothy enjoyed doing needlepoint but her true joy was the time she spent being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by five sons Thomas J. Paton, Jr. and his wife Linda of Derry, NH, Michael A. Paton and his wife Marjorie of Northfield, MA, Mark A. Paton of Lowell, Kevin S. Paton and his wife Lisa of North Chelmsford, and Neil F. Paton and his wife Rose of Dracut; nine grandsons and three granddaughters; three great grandsons; two sister in laws Agnes “Nancy” Melancon of Dunstable and Penney (Maloney) Detchon of Trumbell, CT ; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister of the late Joseph Maloney and the late Jack Maloney.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to The Alzheimer’s Association, 40 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 

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