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Mary P. Lynch Print E-mail

Mary P. Lynch

Beloved Sister-In-Law, Aunt, Grand Aunt, Great Grand Aunt, and Friend.

Mary P. Lynch, 92, formerly of Lowell and Boston but most recently of Tyngsboro, MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 9, 2022 at the Westford House in Westford, MA with many of her family by her side.

Born in Lowell, MA, November 18, 1929, the daughter of the late Leo A. Lynch Sr. and the late Grace M. (Kennedy) Lynch. She attended Lowell High School in the class of 1947 where she also served as a Girl Officer. Mary continued her education at the Harvard University Extension School.

Prior to her retirement in 1990, Mary spent over 30 years with the Harvard University School of Business, most recently as the Assistant Director of Administrative Operations.

Mary led an active life and was a busy volunteer for Mass General Hospital, the New England Aquarium and various food pantries and soup kitchens. An ardent Boston sports fan, she followed the Patriots and Red Sox. She enjoyed painting, traveling, reading and showing the wonders of Boston to the children of her family.

Mary was all about family and felt blessed to be surrounded by so many whom she loved so deeply. She is survived by a sister-in-law: Burke (McCready) Lynch of Belvedere, IL; many dear nieces and nephews, among them her nephew Michael Renk and his wife Janet of Tyngsboro who provided her with loving comfort and care while she resided with them; many grandnieces and grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews; and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her Sister and Brother-in-law Joan F. (Lynch) and C. Thomas Renk, her Sister and Brother-in-law, Dorothy H. (Lynch) and John V. McQuade, and her Brother Leo A. Lynch Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Wednesday morning November 16, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Her Funeral Mass will follow at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH in Lowell at 12 o’clock Noon. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell, MA. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to  the American Cancer Society of Greater Lowell, 3 Speen St., Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. - (978) 458-8768.



Thomas F. Murphy Print E-mail

Thomas F. Murphy

Member of a well-known Lowell family;


Thomas F. Murphy, 76, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2022.

He was the son of Thomas F. Murphy and Helena (Byrt) Murphy of Lowell who predeceased him.

Tom was born and raised in Lowell, having attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School, class of 1964.

Tom went on to attend Lowell Technological Institute after which he spent most of his career at Digital Equipment Corporation and then Wang Labs as a project manager. Later in life he served as a Court Officer at Superior Court in Lowell.

Tom’s biggest joy in life was supporting his niece and nephews throughout their many activities.

He also was a huge follower of politics; local, state or country. He was an avid viewer of CNN and could discuss all the current issues.

Tom is survived by two brothers, Garry and his wife Norma and Kevin and his wife Ann; his sister Kathleen Akashian and her husband Bruce, niece Kerry Akashian, nephews Jason Blodgett and his wife Donna, Brian Akashian and his wife Lauren; Matthew Blodgett and his wife Kerry Ann; Brendan Akashian and his wife Sara; Kevin Murphy and his wife Carolyn; his dear cousins Maryann Mulcahey and Xandra Graham, and 13 great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother Gregory who died in 2015.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning November 9, 2022, at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Thomas F. and Helena B. Murphy Scholarship Fund at LHS, 50 Fr.  Morrissette Blvd., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.

Shirley P. Judge Print E-mail

Shirley P. “Pat” Judge

Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother  and friend;

Shirley P. “Pat” (Cummings) Judge, 87, formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts and York, Maine, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 30, 2022, at the Academy Manor in Andover, MA.

She was the beloved wife of the late John H. “Beaver” Judge.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, May 13, 1935, the daughter of the late Grace Cummings, she attended the Academy of Notre Dame Grammar school in Tyngsboro and graduated from the high school Class of 1952.

Prior to her retirement, Pat was a secretary with the UMass Lowell Athletic Department. Previously, she was a telephone operator for many years with the New England Telephone Co. (now known as Verizon).

In addition to spending time with her family, Pat also loved to play golf at Cape Neddick Country Club in Maine and enjoyed painting.

Pat is survived by her son John H. Judge and his wife Theresa of Pepperell; four grandchildren Timothy Judge of Tuscon, AZ; Philip Judge and his wife Michaela of Ladson, SC; Kathleen Worth and her husband Evan of Pepperell; Andrew Judge of Aurora, CO; and six great grandchildren Isabella, Sophia, Camden, Addison, Elleanor and Henry.

Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Monday morning November 7, 2022, from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. followed by her Funeral Mass at ST. RITA CHURCH at 11 o’clock.. Burial to follow  at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing, may make contributions in her memory to St. Patrick Greammar School, 311 Adams St., Lowell, MA 01854 or the Academy of Notre Dame, 180 Middlesex Rd., Tyngsborough, MA 01879. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Catherine F. Donahue Print E-mail

Catherine F. Donahue

Beloved sister, aunt, great aunt and friend;

Catherine F. Donahue, 84, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, passed away peacefully on Friday October 14, 2022, after an extended decline in health at Legacy Care -Sunny Acres in Chelmsford, MA.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 28, 1937, the daughter of the late Atty. Joseph P. and the late Dorothy F. (Riordan) Donahue, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1955.

She went on to graduate from Wheelock College in Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Education and received her Master's in Education from Lesley College.

Prior to her retirement, Catherine was a highly respected School Teacher in the Lexington school system for many years. Previously, she taught internationally in both Japan and Poland.

Catherine resided in Falmouth, MA where she loved the solitude and in her earlier years enjoyed volunteering with the Friends of Falmouth Dogs.

She is survived by a brother David W. Donahue and his wife Jean of Winchester, MA; sister Dorothy F. (Donahue) Sullivan and her husband James of Westford, MA; two sisters-in-law Nancy L. Donahue of Lowell and Karen B. Donahue of Tyngsboro; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, both near and far.

Catherine was predeceased by her siblings Daniel J. Donahue, Joseph P. Donahue, Richard K. Donahue and Margaret K. Raney.

The Donahue family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Legacy Care – Sunny Acres in Chelmsford for their years of compassionate care for Catherine and to Beacon Hospice for their care and support in her final journey.

At her request, Catherine's Funeral was held privately for her family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Friends of Falmouth Dogs, 150 Blacksmith Shop Rd, Falmouth, MA 02540. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA (978) 458-8768.






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