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Floyd A. "Andy" Netzer Print E-mail

Floyd A. "Andy" Netzer

Loving husband, father and brother;

Floyd A. “Andy” Netzer, 77, of Lowell died Monday January 27, 2020 at Northwood Rehab with his loving family by his side.

He was married to his beautiful wife, Nancy A. (Lamphier) Netzer, who survives him.

Born in Arlington, Massachusetts, November 16, 1942, the son of the late Floyd D. and the late Rose J. (Massucco) Netzer, he attended Lexington schools and was a graduate of Burlington High school Class of 1962.

A skilled carpenter by trade, Andy was an accomplished self-employed finish carpenter who worked through-out the Acton area.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving and vacationing at Newfound Lake in New Hampshire. However, his greatest joy was when he was with his family.

Besides his wife, Andy is survived by two step-sons Harold T. Pearson of Lowell and Jeffrey J. Pearson of Manchester, NH; a step-grandson Deven J. Pearson and his mother Kelly Martinez of Lowell; his sister and best friend Rosemarie Sullivan, her husband Robert of Townsend and their daughters Janette Sullivan and Lisa Sullivan-Zaikis; his dear aunt Anna Keenan of North Chelmsford; and his loving nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be private. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458 – 8768.  

 

 

 

 

 
Robert A Clark Print E-mail

Robert A. Clark



Well-known local masonry contractor;



Robert A. “Bob” Clark, 81, of Lowell, passed away peacefully Wednesday January 29, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.



He was the beloved husband for over 60 years of Frances C. “Fran” (Ziemba) Clark, who survives him. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 11, 1938, a son of the late Weston and the late Emma (Magnant) Clark, he attended Chelmsford schools and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School class of 1956.

For most of his life Bob was a mason, having owned and operated Robert Clark Mason Contractors in Lowell. Later, he was a driver for the LRTA Road Runner for several years.
A loyal Boston sports fan, especially the Patriots and the Red Sox, Bob also enjoyed watching NASCAR.

He also served as a swim coach in Greater Lowell over the years for the YMCA and various club programs. Later, he was an assistant coach of the swim team at U/Mass Lowell in the 1980’s.

Besides his wife, Bob is survived four children Nancy Ann Wolf and her husband Randall of Universal City, TX, Robert A. Clark, Jr. and his wife Gertrud of Frohen, Germany, Michael J. Clark and his wife Katherine of Lowell and Debora J. Marchand and her fiancé Michael J. Callery of Lowell; four grandchildren William Wolf and his wife Melanie of Hampton, VA, Alicia Brickhouse and her husband George of Suffolk, VA, Timothy R. Clark of Lowell and Abigail M. Clark of Commerce, TX; three great grandchildren Sarah, Andrew and Olivia; a brother William J. Clark and his wife Deborah of Milford, NH; three nieces Stacy Clark, Stephanie Clark and Mimi Rainford; his sister-in-law Florence F. Reis of Pittsfield, MA.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held Thursday morning at the Funeral Home at 10:30 A.M. Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society of Greater Lowell, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Robert John "Bob" Stowell Print E-mail

Robert John “Bob” Stowell

 

husband, father, grandfather, printer, golfer, friend




Robert John “Bob” Stowell died on January 22, 2020, after living with Alzheimer’s Disease for years and fighting pneumonia for days. For almost 60 years Bob was the husband of Elsa (Nilsson) Stowell, who lives in North Chelmsford, where they built a life and a family together.

Bob was born in Lowell on September 18, 1932. The seventh of Fred and Mary (King) Stowell’s eight children, Bob grew up in the Belvidere neighborhood of Lowell with his late siblings Fred Jr., Frances, John, Ray, Bill, and Paul, as well as his baby brother Larry, who still lives there today.

Belvidere is also where Bob met Elsa--at Vee’s Restaurant on High Street. As the story goes, Elsa (she went by “Elly” in those days) would drive her friends there in her father’s black 1938 Buick Special.

One day Elsa couldn’t get the car to start, but Bob knew a trick using a quarter. (Of course, Elsa didn’t know Bob was the one who sabotaged the car in the first place so he could be the one to fix it.) It worked. Bob and Elsa got married on September 20, 1960.

Bob studied at Immaculate Conception School in Lowell; graduated from Keith Academy, also in Lowell; served with the U.S. Army 26th Infantry Regiment in Bamberg, Germany; and worked as a “stripper” (preparing artwork and plates for printing) for many years, first at Courier Citizen and then at Sullivan Brothers, both in Lowell.

A longtime member of the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks, Bob went to church at St. John the Evangelist Parish in North Chelmsford--and put in a lot of time on the golf course. An active member of Longmeadow Golf Club, Bob got a hole-in-one in 1960 and won plenty of trophies, including their Club Cup in 1963.  

Bob leaves Elsa; their son Stephen Stowell, his wife Alyson (Garland) Stowell, and their daughter Kathryne Stowell, all in Chelmsford; and their son Scott Stowell and his wife Carmen Morais in New York City.

Elsa was the first to notice Bob’s Alzheimer’s Disease, which was then diagnosed in 2013. In the years since then, Bob first lost his worries, then his stories, and then his words, but never his strength, optimism, good humor--or that crooked smile of his.

Because of his disease, Bob couldn’t always recognize his family and friends, but everybody he met was his friend and all of his friends became his family. Instead of sending flowers, Bob would want you to do two things: First, make a donation to help make Universal Family Care happen at caringacross.org. Then, “take it easy.”

Everybody is invited to O’Donnell Funeral Home at 276 Pawtucket Street in Lowell from 2 to 6 pm on Sunday to celebrate Bob and share his stories. Bob’s funeral mass will be at 10 am on Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lowell, with his burial afterwards at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Chelmsford. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
David Joseph Notini Print E-mail

David Joseph Notini

Well-known local businessman;

(LOWELL)-- On January 18, 2020, David Joseph Notini, 71, passed on to eternal peace surrounded by his equally loving and devastated family, following a sudden diagnosis of a brain tumor.  News of David’s death will be met with shock and sadness by all who experienced his generosity, humor, and selflessness.

A lifelong resident of Lowell, David attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Academy before being drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. David served as Military Police while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. Upon his return, he honed his business sense serving as fourth generation leadership alongside his family at A.H. Notini & Sons Inc., a wholesale distributor established in 1890, until the company was sold in 2015.    

David’s greatest source of pride were his two children Jason David (Debbie) and Jill Ann (Greg Vadas), both of Bethesda, MD.  Jason and Jill have maintained a singular focus for their life: Make dad proud.  And, through their achievements and his grandchildren, David found tremendous pleasure.  David was a doting grandfather to Zoli Hannah, Mila Davey, Ella Beth, and Jaxon David. 

True love often travels on a gravel road.  David met Brenda in 1972 and spent many early dates at The Commodore Ballroom on Thorndike Street enjoying music and dancing the night away.  After several years apart, David and Brenda rekindled their love and shared many dances in the kitchen of their Jenness Street home.  David would command Alexa to play Billy Ocean, and together they found their groove.  

David is predeceased by his parents, Robert E. and Doris (Belleville) Notini, and his sister Diane Notini Loughran (and husband Jimmy Loughran), with whom he shared a tremendous bond.  His sister Diane undoubtedly welcomed him to his eternal home with a warm hug and familiar greeting, “Hi Davey.”  He is survived by his older brother Robert C. (Butch) and his wife, Lynn and their children Tracy (Jim) Riva (David’s Goddaughter), Matthew Notini, and Kathleen Notini.   He is also survived by his nephew and Godson Patrick Loughran and niece Erin Loughran.   David also leaves behind an uncle, two aunts, and several cousins from the Notini and Belleville families.

Finally, David was a Jeopardy and trivia enthusiast, enjoyed horseracing, watching sports, time at the beach, and socializing with friends at the VFW on Plain Street.  David was a skillful pool player, once beating Allison Fischer at a game of 9-ball when he broke and ran the table.   

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday January 21, 2020. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made out to the Lowell Cancer Center, c/o the LGH Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
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