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Thomas M. Shanahan Print E-mail

 

Thomas M. Shanahan

 

loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend

 

Thomas M. Shanahan, 69, formerly of Lowell, died peacefully at his home Monday September 3, 2018 in Manchester, NH with his loving family by his side.

Tom was the beloved husband of Dorothy Jean "Jeannie" (Page) Shanahan, who survives him, and with whom he recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 22, 1949, a son Lena (Fortuna) Shanahan of Lowell and the late Daniel J. Shanahan, Tom attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1966.

Prior to his retirement, Tom was a teller at Washington Savings Bank in Lowell for several years. Previously, he was the Deli Manager at Alexander's Super Market (nka Hannaford Super Market) in Dracut for many years.

A lifelong communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Lowell, Tom was an active and passionate member of the parish. He worked onstage and backstage for the St. Patrick Church Variety shows over the years. He also assisted during the annual Irish Cultural Week and brought joy and humor to all he encountered.

In addition, Tom was a longtime member of the Camelot Players, a theatre company in Tyngsborough.

Besides his wife and mother, Tom is survived by his daughter Katherine P. Shanahan - Samson and her husband Christopher of Manchester, NH; a son Sean T. Shanahan and his companion Melanie Staples of Tewksbury; six grandchildren Jeremy, Ryan, Kylee, Caleigh, Aidan and Audrey; three sisters Patricia Shanahan of Lowell, Laura Shanahan-Rowe and her husband Earl of Hampton, NH and Maureen Aubrey and her husband Frank of Lowell; many nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Daniel J. Shanahan, III and the late John Patrick Shanahan.

Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell for a Memorial Visitation from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in LOWELL at 10 o'clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Patrick Church Renovation Fund, 24 Suffolk St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) -458-8768.

 

 

 

 
Norma M. McQuaid Print E-mail

Norma M. (Manchester) McQuaid

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

 Norma M. (Manchester) McQuaid, 97, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, died Sunday, August 26th at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond L. McQuaid.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts August 27, 1920, daughter of the late Royal J. and the late Ethel M. (Hayes) Manchester, she attended Lowell schools and was graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1938. Eager to pursue a career in nursing, she then went on to graduate from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Lowell, Rivier College in Nashua with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration.
 Before retiring, Norma was employed as a Professor of Nursing at the University of Lowell (now known as U-Mass Lowell). Previously, she was Director of Nursing at the former St. Joseph Hospital in Lowell for many years.
 Norma was an active volunteer and lecturer for the American Heart Association and was a member of a strategic team that established an ICU and Kidney Dialysis Units at the former St. Joseph Hospital in Lowell.
 Among her many interests, she was an avid reader, enjoyed camping, knitting and sewing and loved all animals, especially dogs. She was also an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.
 She was a former longtime communicant of St. Rita’s Parish in Lowell.
 Norma is survived by a daughter Linda (McQuaid) (Thibeault) Janson and her husband William of Londonderry, NH; two grandsons Scott Thibeault and his wife Deborah of Lowell, MA and Shawn Thibeault and his partner Samantha of Dunstable, MA; and four great-grandchildren Tiffany, Takara, Joshua and Kyleigh Thibeault.
 She was also mother of the late Raymond D. McQuaid, grandmother of the late Justin L. Thibeault, great-grandmother of the late Kevin Bickmore and sister of the late Royal Manchester.
 In accordance with her wishes, there were no calling hours and all Funeral Services were held privately. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.

 
Rom Bin Print E-mail

 

Rom Bin

Beloved father, brother and friend;

Rom Bin, 53, of Lowell passed away unexpectedly while visiting Cape Cod.

Born in Cambodia, December 2, 1964, a son of the late Muth Bin and the late Neun Noun, he received his education while living in Cambodia.

Prior to his retirement, he had worked as a technician for Atronic Corporation in Billerica, MA.

Among his many interests, Rom enjoyed fishing.

Rom is survived by five children Julie Yim, Judy Yim, Jenny Yim, Tommy Yim and Sandy Yim all of Lowell and his brother Ray Bin and his wife Chantha of Lowell.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends will gather at the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 8 o’clock and will leave by 8:30 A.M. for the Cremation Service at the Linwood Crematory Chapel in Haverhill, MA at 9:30 A.M. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr.

 
Mary A. Bennett Print E-mail

Mary A. Bennett

Loving partner, sister and friend;

 Mary A. Bennett, 64, of Lowell, passed away peacefully Friday evening August 24, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital. She was the beloved significant other and partner of Thomas J. Santos with whom she shared over 22 years together.
 Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, March 15, 1954, the daughter of the late Joseph G. and the late Norma L. (Abbott) Bennett, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
 Prior to her illness, Mary most recently worked as a receptionist at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell. Previously she had worked at the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds.
 A compassionate person who loved being with family and friends, she also enjoyed the ocean, lobsters, horses, music, dancing, playing bingo and trips to Foxwoods.
 Besides her significant other Tom, Mary is survived by a brother John Bennett of Lowell; a half-brother Joseph G. Bennett of Vassalboro, ME; and a half-sister Donna M. Whitehead of Newmarket, NH.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell Thursday morning from 10 to 11:30 A.M. followed by her Committal Prayer Service at St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury at 12:00 Noon. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
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