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Florence Louise Holton Print E-mail

Florence Louise Holton

Retired School Teacher, Nashua, N


Florence Louise Holton, a lifelong Lowell resident, died in Lowell on Saturday August 22, 2020.

Florence was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Patrick A. and the late Elizabeth B. (Shanahan) Holton.

She was educated in the Lowell school system, was a graduate of Lowell High School and graduated from Lowell State Teachers College with a BS in Elementary Education and Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Education in 1949.

Prior to her retirement, Florence was a principal and teacher in the Nashua, NH school system for many years.

Florence was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Teresa Holton who died in 2018.

She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday August 28, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Church for her family followed by burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. E-condolences at  Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA (978) 458-8768.

James H. Jewer Print E-mail

James H. Jewer

"The Pool Man"

James H. Jewer, 66, formerly of Lowell, died Saturday August 29, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness.




Born in Boston, Massachusetts, November 29, 1954, a son of Dorothy L.(Aylward) Jewer and the late James H. Jewer, he attended Wilmington schools and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.




Jim was the retired owner and operator of the former Pool Service Specialists of Lowell, aka "The Pool Man", for over 30 years.




Jim enjoyed professional sports of all types, especially the NFL and horse racing. In his younger years you would often find him at the Kentucky Derby or the Belmont watching the ponies run.




Besides his mother, Jim is survived by a sister Dorothy L. Johnson and her husband Rick of Somerville, MA; a brother Edward R. Harnish and his wife Melissa; five nieces and nephews; his good friends Chris and John.




He was also the brother of the late Thomas J. Harnish.




All service were private. E-condolences at  Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL, MA - (978)- 458-8768.


M. Alan Webb Print E-mail

M. Alan Webb

Veteran U.S. Marines, Korean Conflict;

M. Alan Webb, age 85, of Lowell died peacefully on Sunday August 30, 2020 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell.

Alan was born in Morriston, NJ on April 16, 1934, to Ruby and Milton Webb.

He worked for GTE for many years and was able to travel the world to the Philippines, Costa Rica, and Israel where he met his wife.  Sarit came to USA and they were married for over 29 years. Sarit passed away in 2016 due to cancer and left behind a daughter Marina Milucci of Florida.

A resident of Lowell Mass. Alan is survived by his two adult children Debra (Webb) Gilbert and Mark Webb and his wife Lijun Xia from China. He has 2 adult grandchildren Ashley Rose Gilbert of Billerica and Jimmy D. Gilbert Jr.  of Lowell and 2 great grandchildren McKenzie Holak and Carter Gilbert.

He was 1 of 3 siblings. Jean Hill, his sister passed in 2002 and his brother Donald is whereabouts unknown. He is also survived by his niece Nancy Lawson and her husband Ken and his nephew Ken and many great nephews and nieces.     

      Alan loved to golf and was a member of the Nabnasset Lake Country Club in the 70’s and some part of the 80’s before moving to Hudson, Florida. There he did some part-time shuttle work and airport runs. He worked out at the gym and walked 1 mile every day. He enjoyed fishing and going to Las Vegas with his wife.

       On Saturday September 12, 2020, his children will be having a Celebration of Life at Debbie’s house, outside if it is nice. If you need directions or more information please call Debbie or Mark for directions. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA.


Edward J. "Eddie" Walsh Print E-mail

Edward J. “Eddie” Walsh

Retired longtime Commissioner of Public Works,

Edward J. “Eddie” Walsh, 92, a well-known and loved local business owner and former City of Lowell Commissioner of Public Works, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 20, 2020 after a brief illness.
A longtime resident of the Highlands, he was the loving husband for over 48 years of the late Rosemary W. (Billingsley) Walsh and the beloved longtime partner of Barbara Kager of Dracut, who survives him.
Ed was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 5, 1927, a son of the late Edward and the late Annie (McNulty) Walsh.
A veteran of World War II, he proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy.
Growing up he worked in his family’s Asphalt Paving Business and Uncle’s Greenhouse Business. Following the War, he came back to Lowell and made the decision to joined his family at James Walsh and Sons Asphalt Paving, started by his late grandfather in the late 1800’s, where he remained the owner and operator for over 40 years until his retirement in 1992.
A highly respected businessman, Ed later joined the City of Lowell Department of Public Works as its Commissioner where he remained for over 16 years until his retirement in 2008. Over that time, Ed helped oversee the infrastructure of several key development projects for the City.
“Eddie”, as he was fondly referred to by his legion of friends and family, always had a great smile and a warm hello when he saw you and over his lifetime was extremely generous in helping others, especially with his time and effort. Always kind and genuine, his name was synonymous with the expression “great guy”.
An accomplished skier who loved skiing, Eddie took ski trips all around the world, including the Swiss and Italian Alps. He had a second home in Lincoln, NH and was a regular at Loon Mountain.
Eddie also loved to golf and was a longtime member, Past Director and Honorary Member of Mount Pleasant Golf Club.
He was also a former member, a Past Director and Past President of Vesper Country Club and was an over 30-year Corporator of the Lowell Five Cents Savings Bank.
Eddie was most happy when he was with his family, skiing, golfing, and socializing with his friends. He will truly be missed by many.
Besides his partner Barbara, he is survived by his daughter Deirdre Cahill and her partner Bill Gartner of Meredith, NH; his granddaughter Kaitlyn Cahill of Chicago, IL; his daughter-in-law Mary (Wittenhagen) Walsh of Beverly; three step grandchildren Caitlyn Landry, Terry and Jason Waldron; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the father of the late Edward J. Walsh, III and the brother of the late Rita Walsh Quigley.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions a Private Graveside Service took place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Wednesday September 2, 2020. A Celebration of Life Memorial is planned for 2021 with all his family and friends. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell General Hospital ICU Units, c/o LGH Philanthropy Dept., 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 or D’Youville Manor Rehab Center, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA – (978) 458-8768.   


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