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Mark E. Smith Print E-mail

Mark E. Smith

Mark E. Smith, 69,  of Lowell, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Sunday March 13, 2022 in Tyler, Texas after a brief illness.

He was the beloved husband for over 22 years of  Suely P. (Pereira) Smith, who survives him.

Born in Fontainbleau, France, December 11, 1952, the son of the late Charles G. and the late Dorothy L. (Doucas) Smith, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, Mark served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.

A man of many interests, Mark enjoyed sports , especially football, poker and politics. He enjoyed fishing, reading and chatting over a cup of coffee.

Prior to his retirement, Mark was a Quality Control Inspector at National Northeast Corp in Pelham, N.H. for many years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons Kilder P. Smith and his wife Dierdra of Dracut, Ryan Smith of California, Aloizio P. Cruz of Brazil and Wilker P. Smith and his girlfriend Thalita Luque of Dracut; five grandchildren Kayden, Isabella, William, Lucca and Destiny; a sister Patricia M. Hawes and her husband Donald M. of Texas; a niece Paula M. Passerini and her children Lauren, Katelyn, Olivia all of Nashua, NH; a nephew Scott P. Trepaney, his wife Michelle  and their children Zoe and Reid of Gloucester, Maine.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Visitation on Wednesday morning March 30, 2022 to be held at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 9 to 11 AM. His burial will follow at the Massachusetts Veteran’s Administration Cemetery in Winchendon, MA at 1:00 o’clock. (Please meet at the Cemetery). E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

John J. "Jake" Davis Print E-mail

John J. “Jake” Davis

Well known Acre family;

John J. “Jake” Davis, 71, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, passed away after a brief illness on Friday March 11, 2022, at Everett Rehab and Nursing Center in Everett, MA.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 23, 1950, the son of the late William and the late Madeline (Casey) Davis, he received his education in the Lowell school system.

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

Jake was a utility technician for many years with the City of Lowell Water Department until his retirement and was a loyal member of AFSCME Local 1705. Previously, he worked for the Courier Citizen for over 20 years.

He was a former Executive Officer with the AFSCME Local 1705 Union.

A kind and thoughtful son, brother and friend, Jake was always there for his mom and siblings in good times and bad. He was also a passionate sports fan especially with the Red Sox, Patriots and going to the Golden Gloves.

Jake is survived by his sister Dorothy A. (Davis) Sweeney and her husband Paul of Lowell; his brother Joseph A. Davis of East Norriton, PA; 5 nephews, Patrick Sweeney and his wife Jennifer, Shaun Sweeney, Brendan Sweeney, Brian Sweeney and Garrett Davis; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was also the brother of the late Robert “Bob” Davis.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Sunday March 20, 2022, from 2 to 5 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by his burial in St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lewy Body Dementia Assn., 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047. Arrangements by Funeral Director James O’Donnell, Jr.

William M Alexis Print E-mail

William Michael Alexis
Owner of the former Alexis Pharmacy;

William Michael "Bill" Alexis, 90, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away on Friday February 25, 2022. Always grateful for God's blessings, he died peacefully at home "after running out of birthdays."

He was the beloved husband for over 64 years of Clementine (Flomp) Alexis,

who survives him.

Born in Lowell, MA, May 28, 1931, the son of the late Michael V. and the late Efrosine (Gikas) Alexopoulos, he was educated in the Lowell schools and graduated from Lowell High School Class of 1948.

He furthered his desire to study pharmacy, graduating from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1953.

He worked his apprenticeship starting in 1949 at McCord’s Drug Store in Lowell.  Prior to opening his own pharmacy, he also worked at Community Pharmacy in Dracut and Billerica Pharmacy.

Bill managed and owned the Alexis Pharmacy in Lowell for 40 years and enjoyed every day.  He was proud of the fact that they served the best Lime Rickeys, and it was a great place to meet friends and have a coffee.  He was always grateful for his loyal customers and dedicated staff that made his business successful.

An active member of the Kilwinning Lodge and a Shriner, he was also a member of the Order of Ahepa, and the Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society.

Bill enjoyed spending time with his family at their home in Rye, NH as well Spring Training in Florida.  He was a lifelong loyal, but often lonely, Detroit Tiger Fan.  His only regret in life was he couldn't hit a baseball or play a musical instrument.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter Andrea Jackson and her husband Steven of Lowell, his son Michael and his wife Susan Irving of Charlestown, MA and his son Peter and his wife Debbi of San Diego, CA; four beloved grandchildren, Zoe and Nicholas Jackson of Lowell and Cassidy Clark of Oakland, CA and Jeremy Clark of Grand Rapids Michigan; his sister Fotine McCarthy of Chelmsford.; and also leaves behind beloved in-laws, cousins,nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Thursday March 3, 2022, at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 7 P.M. His Funeral Service will be held on Friday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at 11 o'clock followed by his burial at the Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell.

E-condolences/directions at

. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 62 Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01854 or TeamWalk for Cancer Care, c/o Lowell General Hospital Philanthropy Dept., 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements

by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr.  (978) 458-8768.

Norma R. Lajoie Print E-mail
Norma R. Lajoie

Retired U/Mass Lowell Music Department

Norma R. Lajoie, 74, of Westford, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 2, 2022, at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Gardner, Massachusetts, June 29, 1947, the daughter of the late Norman E. and the late Virginia (Selig) Lajoie, she was a graduate of Gardner High School Class of 1965.

She went on to graduate from Lowell State College (nka U/Mass Lowell) with a Bachelor of Arts in Music.

Prior to her retirement, Norma was the Executive Assistant to the Dean of Music at U/Mass Lowell where she worked for over 40 years.

Norma had a variety of interests including music, reading romantic novels, cooking recipes, trying new restaurants with friends, and eating lobster. She also loved dogs and all things Disney. She also enjoyed traveling especially to Arizona. The Grand Canyon, Alaska and of course WDW. What made all her interests even more special was the wonderful personal connections she made with others who shared those interests. She especially loved going on the road with friends to see favorite performers in concerts and plays.

She is survived by her dear friends Eleanor (Ellie )and Daniel Letourneau of Bellingham and their children Daniel P. Letourneau, Jr. also of Bellingham, Laura M. Dube of Douglas and Mark D. Letourneau and his wife Kelley of Franklin; their grandchildren Caitlyn, the late Emily, Anthony, Benjamin, Hayden and Reid; and many dear and loving cousins and friends.

There will be no services at this time. This spring there will be a Graveside Service at Notre Dame Cemetery in Gardner, MA to be announced. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

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