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Mary Ann Day Print E-mail

Mary Ann Day 

Longtime volunteer at Information Desk for LGH - Saints Campus (formerly Saints Memorial Hospital)

Mary Ann (McGrath) Day, age 90, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2019 with her family by her side after a period of declining health. She was the loving wife of the late Fred E. Day, Jr. with whom she shared 49 years of marriage.

She was born in Boston, a daughter of the late Francis M. McGrath and the late Mary (Colson) McGrath. She moved to Lowell from Cambridge as a young child where she was raised and remained there to raise her own family. She relocated to North Chelmsford, MA in 2001 and since late 2018 has resided at Langdon Place of Nashua.

Mary Ann graduated from Keith Hall in 1946 and was employed at the former Lowell Electric Light Company and The Bon Marche’ in Lowell for many years.  She was a communicant of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in Lowell and was a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality, the Chelmsford Garden Club and a long-time volunteer at the Information Desk at Lowell General Hospital (formerly Saints Memorial Hospital) where she was recognized as ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in 2014 for 34 years of service.

The thing Mary Ann cherished the most was her family.  She especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family and her faith were everything to her; she made friends everywhere she went. Mary Ann considered Ogunquit her special place for decades and loved every minute spent there.

She was an exceptional seamstress and for many years made hand-smocked dresses and christening gowns under the name “Precious Originals” that were displayed in various juried shops in the Lowell and Andover area.

She is survived by her children: Penny Beaumont and her husband George of Nottingham, NH, Trish Gagnon of Bedford, NH, Marylou Campbell of North Aurora, IL, Fred J. Day and his wife Delia of Groton, MA and Joseph T. Day and his wife Cathy of Dracut, MA.  She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren: Michael McClean, Courtney Gagnon, Derek Rocheleau, Patrick Day, Jeffrey Day, Rod Day, Nick Day, Bob Boynton and Jennifer Boynton along with her 12 great-grandchildren: Ryan, Anna, Nate, Nicky, Lily, Lucas, Zander, Emme, Adie, Laurel, Bobby and her most recent great-grandchild, Abigail. Mary Ann is also survived by her brother Mark J. McGrath of North Carolina and her brother-in-law Ernest Day and his wife Betty of Freedom, NH along with many beloved nieces and nephews.

 She was predeceased by her siblings Edgar McGrath and Clare Garrepy, her brother-in-law Charles “Coley” Day and sister-in-law Marjorie Day. 

Mary Ann's family would like to thank the staff at Langdon Place of Nashua, Home Health & Hospice of Merrimack, NH, Lowell General Hospital’s Cancer Center and Dr. Helen Leibner at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston for their exceptional care and dedication to their mother.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Wednesday morning at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in Mary Ann’s memory to the St. Margaret Renewal and Renovation Fund or St. Vincent de Paul Society, both at 374 Stevens Street, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Thomas Michael MacLeod, Sr. Print E-mail

Thomas Michael MacLeod, Sr.

Thomas Michael MacLeod, Sr. age 84, of Lowell, died peacefully on April 14, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Mildred Rae (Elliott) MacLeod with whom he would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 7, 1934, a son of the late John and the late Catherine (Harrington) MacLeod, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1953.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Tom proudly served his country during peacetime. Tom received an Associate’s Degree from Northeastern University and attended several business courses at Boston University. Before retiring in 2011, Tom was employed as Director of Contract Administration, International Trade Compliance and Sales Administration at TCG in Tewksbury, MA for many years.

In addition to his wife Rae, Tom is survived by a daughter Karen Parnell of Boxborough; MA; three sons Thomas MacLeod, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Tewksbury, MA, Mark W. MacLeod and his wife Susan of Dracut, MA and Stephen MacLeod and his wife Kirsten of Pelham, NH; eight grandchildren; one sister Marion MacLeod of Lowell, MA; a brother Paul MacLeod and his wife Molly of Vancouver, WA; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased his brothers the late John MacLeod, Richard MacLeod who died in 2014 and sister Elizabeth Nelligan who died in 2018.

In accordance of Tom’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and Funeral Services will be held privately. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to Richard W. Nesto, M.D. Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell – (978) 458-8768.

 

           

 
Charles L. (Reardon) Wells Print E-mail

Charles L. (Reardon) Wells

Beloved husband, Brother and Friend

Charles L. “Chuck” (Reardon) Wells 81, died Tuesday April 9, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Carlton F. Wells.

Chuck was born on April 3, 1938 and raised in Lowell, the son of the late Thomas F. and the late Jeanne J. (Barry) Reardon. He graduated from St. Joseph Grammar School and St. Joseph High School in Lowell.

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

Before his retirement, he worked for many years as a knitter for Joan Fabrics.  

Besides his husband, Charles is survived by his brother Thomas F. Reardon of Dracut, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased siblings, Claire Evans, Jeanne Reardon and Paul Reardon.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 10 to 11 A.M. Monday morning. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church at 11: 30 A.M. Interment will be private. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Pulmonary Rehab Dept., Lowell General Hospital (Saints Campus) c/o the Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave. , MA, 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
John "Jock" Howard Pearson, Jr. Print E-mail

John "Jock" Howard Pearson, Jr.

 

John “Jock” Howard Pearson, Jr., 69, of Lowell, MA died on April 7, 2019 surrounded by his family.  Born in Lowell, Jock was an accomplished patent attorney, builder, banker, civic leader, and philanthropist.  He graduated from the Belvedere School, Cardigan Mountain School, Worcester Academy, University of Hartford (B.A. 1972), and Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 1975). 

Jock was a senior partner with the law firm of Pearson & Pearson LLP, an intellectual property and business law firm founded in 1901 by Jock’s grandfather.  He was president of Gateway Center Corporation, and he and Nels Palm built the Gateway Center, the first “new” building in Lowell since the Beatles were famous.  Jock served as President of Butler Bank for over 30 years and helped thousands of people achieve their dreams. 

Jock served on the board of Cardigan Mountain School for 25 years, acting as both Chairman and President during that time.  In recognition of his service the school dedicated a dormitory, the Pearson House, in his honor.  Jock served as Chairman of the Board of Lowell General Hospital and of the American Textile History Museum.  He received the American Textile History Museum Community Service Award and the Merrimack Repertory Theater’s Paul E. Tsongas Award. 

Jock treasured his family.  He is survived by his wife the Hon. Barbara Savitt Pearson, daughter Ginger Bailey Pearson, son John Howard Pearson III, granddaughter Bailey Pearson Burke, sister Sally Pearson and brother-in-law Skip Millier, niece Samantha Millier and her husband, Michael Balestra, and nephew Gunnar Millier.

A private celebration of life will be held in Jock’s honor.  Internment will take place at the Hildreth Family Cemetery in Dracut. 

Special thanks to the amazing doctors and nurses at York Hospital and Brigham and Women’s.

Donations may be made to Lowell General Hospital or Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, NH in Jock’s honor.

 
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