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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.
 
Rita J. Perreault Print E-mail

Rita J. (Murphy) Perreault


  Rita J. (Murphy) Perreault, 88, a resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, died  Monday afternoon at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Roger J. Perreault who died in 1972.
  She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Frederick and Anna (Manning) Murphy.  She attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
  Her greatest joy was her family and the precious time she spent with them.   Family and friends were always welcomed and were greeted with a warm hello followed by an offering of a cup of tea and homemade cookies.  
  Rita is survived by five daughters Mary Ann Brodeur and her husband Roland of Dracut, Rita J. Pigeon and her husband Ernest of Lowell, Patricia A. Marchand of Amesbury, Dorothy A. Trowbridge and her husband James of Lowell and Louise A. Beauchesne and her husband Robert of Lowell; three sons William J. Perreault and his wife Patricia of Las Vegas, Roger J. Perreault, Jr. and his wife Gail of Dracut, and Peter J. Perreault of Dracut; 15 grandchildren Michaela Fenochetti, Justin Perreault, Jessica Barboza, Kristine Jussaume, Jim Perreault, Lynn Blodgett, Kara Pigeon, Kenneth Pigeon, Jeffrey Marchand, Jason Marchand, Peter Perreault, Roger Perreault, James Trowbridge, Robert Beauchesne and Eric Beauchesne; 10 great grandchildren; a sister Catherine M. Liston of Lowell; two brothers Ronald Murphy and his wife Barbara of Dracut and James Dennis Murphy and his wife Nora of Silver Springs, MD, her sister-in-law Helen Murphy of Peaks Island Maine; and many nieces and nephews.
  She was also the sister of the late Thomas Murphy Sr.,  Helene Ayotte, Daniel Murphy, Frederick Murphy, Geraldine Draper, Joseph Murphy, and John Murphy. 
  Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to The Renaissance Club, 176 Walker St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 

 
Bartholomew F. "Bart" Ryan Print E-mail

Bartholomew F. “Bart” Ryan

Loving husband, father and grandfather, 83
 
 Bartholomew F. “Bart” Ryan, 83, of Lowell, a member of a well known Highlands family, died Tueday May 19th at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell. He was the beloved husband of Joan F. (Kierce) Ryan who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated 55 years of marriage on May 28th of this year.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 1, 1931, the son of the late William R. and the late Frances (Parker) Ryan, he attended St. Patrick Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of Keith Academy in the Class of 1948.
 A disabled veteran of the Korean Conflict, Bart proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.
 Before retiring, Bart was employed as a Lineman with Verizon, previously known as New England Telephone for over 40 years.
 Among his many activities, Bart was a former member of BPOE #87 Lowell Lodge of Elks as well as a member of the American Legion Post #87, the VFW Post #662 and the Knights of Columbus.
 In addition to his wife Joan, Bart is survived by a son William R. Ryan of Harwich, MA; a granddaughter Brianna Joy Ryan of San Diego, CA; three sisters Sister Margaret Ryan, SND of Worcester, MA, Ellen Woods of Northboro, MA and Suzanne Ryan also of Northboro, MA; his brother -in-law Ronald F. Kierce of Dennis MA; and many nieces and nephews.
 He was also father of the late Paul W. Ryan who died May 6, 1989 and brother of the late Sister Mary Ryan, SND, the late Sister Alice Ryan, SND and the late Frances Durkin and her late husband Harold Durkin.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10:30 o’clock. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Paul W. Ryan Scholarship Fund, c/o Janet Muzzy, UMass Amherst Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations, 134  Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003.  Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
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