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William P. O'Connell Print E-mail

William P. O’Connell

Beloved brother, uncle, and grand-uncle;

William P. "Bill" O’Connell, 68, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness.

Bill was born in Lawrence, MA, on September 30, 1954 and was the son of the late John and Louise (Campling) O’Connell. He attended St. Laurence O’Toole School and graduated in the Class of 1973 from Central Catholic High School. He went on to attend Lowell Technological Institute, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting in 1977.

Bill worked for State Street Bank for over 30 years in the Accounting, IT, and Quality Assurance Services. Over the years, he received many promotions, ending his career as a Vice President in 2015, when he retired.

Outside of work, Bill had many interests, including travel, history, growing plants, and landscaping.  He traveled extensively with cruising being his favorite vacation and Hawaii his favorite destination. He also loved to cook gourmet meals and enjoyed fine dining, so he was always game to get together for a good meal. Bill loved to spend time with family and friends doing simple things, as long as they were together.

Bill is survived by three siblings: Richard J. O’Connell and his wife Mary Rose of Billerica, MA, Mary Lou Bergeron of Methuen, MA, Elizabeth A. Deabay and her husband Gary of Haverhill, MA; four nephews: Ryan O’Connell and his wife Kaileen, Christopher O’Connell, Kyle Deabay, and Sean Deabay; and by two grand-nephews and one grand-niece. Bill was predeceased by his nephew, Michael O’Connell.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Monday, April 10, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m.. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass which will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH,  144 E. MERRIMACK ST. in LOWELL at 10 a.m. o'clock. Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence, MA. The family requests that flowers not be sent, preferring that donations be made in Bill’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 9119 Boston, MA 02117-9119 or the Immaculate Conception Church, 144 E Merrimack St. Lowell, MA 01852.  E-condolences/directions are available at

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

Judith A. (McCluskey) Flood Print E-mail

Judith A. (McCluskey) Flood

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend;

Judith A. “Judy” (McCluskey) Flood, 77, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 8, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was the devoted wife of the late James W. “Jimmy” Flood, who died in 2018.

Born in Chelsea, MA, June 9, 1945, the daughter of the late William J. and the late Joan (Dolan) McCluskey.  She attended Matignon High School (class of 1962), Newton College of the Sacred Heart (class of 1966), and later completed a Master’s degree in psychology at Cambridge College.

Prior to her retirement, Judy worked as a Guidance Counselor in the Lowell Public School System and was the Founder and Past President of the Spindle City Garden Club of Lowell.

Devoted to her family and her faith, she was a longtime communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell and the Monastery of St. Clare in Andover.

Judy is survived by four children: James W. Flood III and his wife Alanna of Lowell, MA, Catherine J. Flood and her husband Christopher Huse of New Hampshire, William P. Flood of Lowell, MA, and Thomas F. Flood of Boston, MA; two grandchildren Patrick and Ainsley Flood of Lowell, MA; four siblings Richard McCluskey and his wife Wendy of Cambridge, MA, Maryliz McCluskey of Denver, CO, James McCluskey and his wife Christine of Holden, MA,  and Joanne McCluskey of CA; She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Mass on Thursday March 16, 2023, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Judy’s memory to the Monastery of St. Clare, 445 River Rd, Andover, MA 01810. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 458-8768.



Catherine E. “Kay” (Hannigan) Bergeron Print E-mail

Catherine E. “Kay” (Hannigan) Bergeron

Beloved mother, step-mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister.

Catherine E. “Kay” (Hannigan) Bergeron, 93, of Lowell, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday March 3, 2023.

She was the loving wife of the late Joseph E. Bergeron, who died on April 9, 2018.

Born on October 7, 1929, in Leominster, MA, the daughter of the late Carl A. and the late Ruth G. (MacMillan) Hannigan, she attended Leominster Schools and graduated from Lowell High School in the class of 1946.

Prior to her retirement at 83, Kay was a school bus driver for A.J. Gagnon Transportation.

Among her many interests, Kay enjoyed traveling, bowling, puzzles, trips to the casino, Spinner’s baseball games and watching the Boston Red Sox.

However, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kay leaves behind her children James Bergeron and his wife Jeanne, Thomas Bergeron and his wife Jeannine, Catherine Gendron, Gary Bergeron and his wife Juliette, Edward Bergeron and Steven Bergeron as well as her step son Joseph Bergeron Jr. She also leaves behind 16 grandchildren C. Rosie, Gillian, Stephen Jon Ramos, Sabrina Richer, Scott, Sara, Danielle McFadden, Brian, Timothy, Nichole Collins, Jessica Goguen, Brittany Martel, Katie, Evan, Richard and Celeste; as well as 19 great-children 1 great-great grandchild. She was also the foster parent to Lisa Marie Hannigan Bartlett and Colleen Hannigan Giroux and sister to James Hannigan.

She was predeceased by her son Richard Bergeron, daughter Terri Anne Bergeron, and step-daughter Patricia Richer and son-in-law David Richer.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Wednesday afternoon March 8, 2023, from 4 to 8 P.M. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday morning, March 9, 2023, at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in LOWELL at 10 o’clock followed by her burial at St. Mary Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions are asked to donate in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Charles E. Gaudet, Sr. Print E-mail

Charles E. Gaudet, Sr.

Beloved husband, Dad, Papa, father-in law, brother, uncle, cousin;

With great sorrow, we are announcing the passing of Charles E. Gaudet, Sr. He passed away February 22, 2023, after a nine-month battle with Glioblastoma Unmethylated Malignant Brain Cancer. Charlie was 69 years old.

Charlie was born in Arlington, Massachusetts to the late Victor A Gaudet, Sr., and the late Mary Margaret (Regan) Gaudet Iandosca on June 20, 1953.

He was raised in Woburn, Massachusetts. He graduated from Woburn High School and was a star athlete winning many titles on the wrestling team. Charlie attended Northeastern University and graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Architectural Engineering.

Charlie was an Entrepreneur in the Construction and Real Estate Industry.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 48 years, Louise A. (St. Hilaire) Gaudet, and their children Charles E. Gaudet, II (Heather), Christopher A Gaudet, Sr. (Ting), Jolie D. Gorman (Casey), and Jon-Ross M. Gaudet (Sara). Charlie "Papa" idolized, forever cherished, and loved his nine grandchildren, Branson, Sage, Sabrina, Christopher Jr, Waverley, Jackson, Brooke, Scarlett, and Vivienne. He is survived by his siblings and their families, Cathy Peterson, Allison Gaudet, Michael Gaudet, Victor Gaudet, Jr., and Stephen Gaudet. He was the brother of the late Edward Gaudet. He also is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Paul and Susan St. Hilaire, Denise and Philip Hua, Daniel Delorey, Judy Gaudet, and Flora Gaudet. Charlie was predeceased by his parents, and his sisters and brother-in-law Col. Frank Collins, Claudette St. Hilaire Collins, and Diane St. Hilaire Delorey.

Charlie, Louise, and his family lived in MA and NH. Charlie's love for any outdoor and water activity brought him to the beautiful waters of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Charlie had an unquenchable thirst for water sports, especially "Barefootin", and boating.  He was also passionate about health and fitness. You could be sure he would never turn down a good challenge no matter what that may be. Everyone has a great story to tell. Charlie was authentically and wholeheartedly there for all those in his life. He had very strong values, always everything with honesty and integrity.  He was well-liked by everyone, mostly due to his positive high energy, his loyalty, and trustworthiness. Charlie always made time to help others.

His legacy will carry on forever reminding us to choose to live a life of meaningful acts of love and service. There are no words that express the greatness of this man or how grateful and blessed we are to have been able to call him husband, Dad, Papa, friend, brother, Uncle, and Cousin. Charlie was a hardworking man of strong character and an exceptional sense of loyalty and trustworthiness.  Charlie's love for his wife and family and all those who were close to him are his legacies of lifetime memories and are a wonderful tribute to his life.

The family of Charlie would like to thank Novacure-Optune of Portsmouth, NH, Wentworth-Douglas Hospital Cancer Center in Dover NH, Mass General Brigham Hospital, Dana Faber, Brigham and Women's Hospital of Boston, his Oncology Surgeons, Team of Oncology Doctors and Nurses, and The Hospice Team of Doctors and Nurses for their compassionate care during Charlie's 9-month battle with cancer.

It was Charlie's wish that services be private with no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. E-condolences at Those wishing to make donations in Charlie's memory can be made to one of the cancer centers: giving, and Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL- MA (978) 458-8768.


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