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Anne B. Normandy Print E-mail

Anne B. Normandy


 Anne B. (Callagy) Normandy, 93, of Amherst, NH, formerly of Lowell and Barefoot Bay, FL, died peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH Sunday morning with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert P. Normandy who died April 17, 2012.
 Born in Somerville, MA, April 23, 1923, the daughter of the late John J. and the late Margaret (McAloon) Callagy, she attended Lawrence schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School.
 Among her many activities, Anne loved visiting her family and friends, playing bingo and crocheting afghans.
 Anne is survived by two daughters Mary Jo Ferreira and her husband James of Amherst, NH and Susan M. Normandy of Tomball. TX; a son R. Paul Normandy, Jr. and his spouse Sabrina Zagrodnick of Kensington, NH; three grandchildren Eric, Kyle and Kathryn Ferreira; her many nieces and nephews: she is predeceased by her 2 sisters and 6 brothers.
 Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Thursday morning. Her Funeral Mass will follow at ST. RITA CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in Edson Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to charity of your choice. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
Peter S. Turcotte Print E-mail

Peter S. Turcotte

Well known local Funeral Director;

Peter S. Turcotte, 76, a licensed Funeral Director in Lowell for over 50 years and a lifelong resident of the Pawtucketville section of the City, died Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Palm Manor in Chelmsford after a brief illness.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 12, 1940, a son of the late Frederick W. and the late Margaret M. (Savage) Turcotte, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of the Lowell Trade school (nka - Greater Lowell Vocational HS).

Peter went on to attend the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston. He then became a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1963.

In career which spanned some 53 years in funeral service, Peter loved his profession and spent the majority of his time with the O’Donnell Funeral Home in Lowell where he was a Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 40 years.

A friendly and kind person, Peter often had a smile on his face and a good sense of humor. He enjoyed the company of others and for those who knew him, they knew him well. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his sister Martha Caulfield and her husband Jim of St. Peter’s Missouri; two brothers Frederick W. Turcotte, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Fountain Valley, CA and John E. Turcotte and his wife Erin of Boxford; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH at 11 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Private Committal Services will be held at a later date. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978) 458-8768.

 
Doris Pratt Print E-mail

Doris R. Pratt

Longtime Lowell resident;
Doris (Remis) Pratt, 89, of Lowell died Saturday December 24, 2016 at Heritage Nursing Care Center in Lowell.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and the late Blanche (Bijol) Remis.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Committal Prayers to be celebrated Friday morning at St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel at 10 o’clock.
E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
David F. Frawley Print E-mail

David F. Frawley


Former owner and operator of Highland Towel Supply;



David F. Frawley, 72, of Lowell but formerly of North Tewksbury, and a member of a well known Lowell family, died Saturday morning at Tufts New England Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was the husband of the late Janet (Phaneuf)  Frawley who died July 1, 2015.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 3, 1944, a son of the late Francis D. and the late Eileen B. (Cox) Frawley, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Academy in 1962. Dave went on to attend Burdett Business School in Boston.

For most of his career David was the owner and operator of the former Highland Towel Supply Company in Lowell as well as Sweaters and Letters and Crescent Linen. More recently, he was a driver for the Lowell Regional Transit Authority Road Runner Service.

Beloved by his many friends, David was generous from his heart, adventurous in his spirit and passionate and philanthropic in supporting a cause very dear to him, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Pan Mass Challenge.

Along with his late wife Janet, he raised funds for the research laboratory of Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson, MD at the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute in Boston. Additionally he frequently donated platelets for 15 years at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, attended numerous Annual Team – 20 Brunches hosted by the Kraft family. David and his late wife established a fundraising team called the Platelet Peddlers and personally led the group during many Pan Mass Challenge 200-mile bike rides from Sturbridge to Provincetown, MA. The Team continues to participate in the PMC race to this day under their new name, Patriot’s Platelet Peddlers.

In addition, David was an outdoorsman who loved to ski, golf, hike and travel. He was a member of an expedition called the “cowboys on Everest” who attempted to get the first American woman to the Summit. Dave spent much of his time pursuing his “non typical” interests, from ice climbing to para-motoring , often appearing overhead and unannounced at family and friends events. 

A former member of Vesper Country Club, he was currently a member of Long Meadow Golf Club.

David is survived by three children Catherine G. McCloy and her husband Jay of Newburyport, Kelly Frawley Gilet of Westford and David F. Frawley, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Defiance, MO; four grandchildren Dylan and Meredith McCloy of Newburyport and Mitchell and Paige Gilet of Westford; three sisters Rita Marion and her husband Barney of Deering, NH, Brenda Kelly, R.N and her husband Gerald of Kittery, ME and  Virginia Langevin and her husband Paul of Beverly Hills, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Frank D. Frawley, Jr.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher for a Memorial Visitation from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday December 27th. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Pan Mass Challenge, PMC 77 4th Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, Attn. 25424-1 or
http://profile.pmc.org/TP0053. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.   

 
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