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James N. Mulvaney Print E-mail

James N. Mulvaney

Loving husband, father, and grandfather, 77

 James Norbert Mulvaney, recently of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away Wednesday, April 29th at the age of 77 after living with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases for many years. He was the beloved and devoted husband of 49 years to Mary E. (McManmon) Mulvaney who survives him.  
 Mr. Mulvaney was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, a son of the late Norbert P. and the late Lillian A. (Felthaus) Mulvaney. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in industrial engineering. He then embarked on a career in manufacturing beginning with General Electric.  His work took him and his family around the United States.
 Golf, playing bridge, and bowling were some of his favorite hobbies.  Mr. Mulvaney was particularly interested in words, filling his time with books, games of scrabble, crosswords, and whenever possible a pun.
 In addition to his wife Mary, James is survived by his four children and their spouses, Elizabeth A. Mulvaney and her husband Christopher Ramsey of Pittsburgh, PA, Timothy J. Mulvaney and his wife Andrea of Richmond, VA, Kathleen M. Mulvaney and her husband Andrew Feller of Arlington, MA, and Shawn P. Mulvaney and his wife Rebecca of Washington D.C.; seven grandchildren Jamie, Abigail, Bronwyn, Dorothy, Benjamin, Tabitha and William; a sister Joan Johnson and her husband Gene of Asheville, NC; a brother Jack Mulvaney of Spartanburg, SC; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also brother of the late Carolyn Mulvaney.
 In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass on Wednesday morning, May 13, 2015 at ST. FRANCIS CHURCH in Dracut at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell to follow. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James’ memory to http://www3.parkinson.org/site/TR?pg=fund&fr_id=1080&pxfid=33880 or by mail to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.  

 
Theresa M. Kenney Print E-mail

Theresa M. Kenney

 
Loving mother and grandmother, 90
 
 Theresa M. (Tucke) Kenney, of Chelmsford, formerly of Lowell, died Monday, May 4th at Lowell General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. Kenney who died January 29, 2001.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 19, 1924, the daughter of the late Edward and the late Katherine (Nawn) Tucke, she attended the Morey School in Lowell and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1944.
 Before retiring, Mrs. Kenney was employed as a Sales Clerk at the former Wellwoods Store in Lowell for many years. Previously, she worked at the former Leggate Drug Company also in Lowell.
 Most recently, Theresa was a resident at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford and was very active in various activities, especially always looking forward to bingo. In her earlier years, she enjoyed gardening, reading and the ocean, traveling to the beach with her husband Francis whenever time permitted. But above and beyond all else, being all about family, she loved the quality time she spent with her children and grandchildren.
 Mrs. Kenney is survived by two daughters Suzanne M. Fournier and her husband Marc of Littleton, MA and Mary C. Woods and her husband John of Nashua, NH; two sons Thomas F. Kenney and his wife Laura of Irvine, CA and Matthew J. Kenney and his wife Mary Anne of Tyngsboro, MA; eight grandchildren Thomas and Katie Woods, Steven and Alex Fournier, and Riley, Kara and Zadie Kenney and Corey Kenney; three step-grandchildren Melissa, Stephanie and Shannon; a sister-in-law Pauline Kenney of Lowell, MA; and a niece Kathleen Kenney of Lowell.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
Alphonse "Al" Milinazzo Print E-mail

 

Alphonse “Al” Milinazzo


 
Dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather
 
  Alphonse “Al” Milinazzo, 87, a well-known resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, died Friday, May 1st at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Mary Jane (Bakey) Milinazzo with whom he would have celebrated 63 years of marriage on June 7th of this year.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 7, 1927, a son of the late Luigi and the late Maria (Ferrera) Milinazzo, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1945.
  A veteran of World War II, Al enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 years old and proudly served as a Seaman, First Class aboard the Gearing class destroyer USS William M. Wood (DD-715) prior to his Honorable Discharge in 1948.
 He was an active and lifelong communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell and dedicated countless hours to charitable work throughout his life to various groups in and around the Greater Lowell community.  Al was a kind and compassionate man.
 Before retiring from Prelco Corporation in Lowell in 1997, Al had a long and distinguished career in sales with various local automobile companies. As a successful career sales representative, he was respected and admired by his countless customers and colleagues.
 Among his many activities and interests, Al was a member of the B.P.O.E. #87 Lowell Lodge of Elks, as well as the Centralville Social Club, the Italian American Club and the Lowell Rotary Club where he was recipient of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award. He was also active in the Immaculate Conception Bowling League. Al loved the beach at North Hampton, dancing, cribbage league and traveling with his wife and family. 
 In addition to his wife Mary, Al is survived by six children and their spouses Jane Connell and her husband Steven of Westford, James Milinazzo and his wife Anabel of Lowell, Patricia Witts and her husband Mickey of Dracut, Beth Moffett and her husband Brian of Lowell, Alan Milinazzo and his wife Kerry Nelson of Boston and Moira Hubbard and her husband Brian of Sudbury; a very dear and special niece Patricia Burke Hayward of North Andover; eighteen grandchildren Jillian (Connell) Conway, Alex Connell, Julie (Milinazzo) Durkin, Elizabeth (Witts) Descheneaux, Jonathan Witts, Philip Witts, Michael Witts, Meghan (Moffett) Ferreira, Michael Moffett, Lauren Moffett, Kathryn Moffett, Emily (Milinazzo) Peck, Molly (Milinazzo) Donovan, Quinn (Milinazzo) Kolmar, Sam Milinazzo, Nathaniel Hubbard, Andrew A.J. Hubbard and Devin Hubbard; six great-grandchildren in Massachusetts Tyler Durkin, Jack Durkin, Jackson Ferreira, Gavin Ferreira, Sydney Ferreira and Finnegan Donovan;  one great grandchild in Maine Abigail Peck and her grandmother, Anne Lewis Barton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by his sisters Marion Amatisto and Ann Burke and by his brother Peter Milinazzo.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 3 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in Lowell Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in Al’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund 3 Fayette Street Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
Bertrand H. "Red" Durgin, III Print E-mail

Bertrand H. “Red” Durgin, III

Lifelong Lowell Resident, Korean War Veteran, 86
 
 Bertrand H. Durgin, III, 86, of Lowell and recently of Braintree, MA, peacefully left us on his birthday, Saturday, April 25th, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton. Beloved husband of the late Sophie (Kalogeropoulos) Durgin who died October 23, 1983, he was a loving and dedicated father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. 
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 25th, 1929, the son of the late Bertrand H., Jr. and Mary (McNamara) Durgin, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1946. He also attended Lowell Technical Institute (now known as UMass-Lowell) where he studied Chemistry.
 A veteran of the Korean War, Bert proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force. His career with Joan Fabrics, Inc. of Lowell as a Traffic Manager spanned over 35 years where he also enjoyed participating in the company bowling league. His greatest passions were his family, especially his grandchildren and movies and musicals of the 1940’s, especially those featuring Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. He also enjoyed his beloved New England sports teams, especially the Boston Red Sox. His contagious smile, sense of humor and humility, along with his love of the Catholic faith and willingness to help those in need, were truly an inspiration to all.  
 Bert is survived by a daughter, Mary K. (Durgin) McCarthy, and her husband Brian of Henrico, VA; a son, John C. Durgin and his wife Maureen (Gralton) Durgin of Quincy, MA; five grandchildren, Lauren McCarthy, Timothy Durgin, Daniel McCarthy, Bridget Durgin and Eileen Durgin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Mary (Durgin) Ross and the late Katherine Durgin.
 Heartfelt thanks to the staff and residents at Sunrise of Braintree, Assisted Living for their exceptional care and friendship.
 Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 10:30 A.M. Friday. His Funeral Mass will follow at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the St. Patrick Church Renovation and Restoration Fund, 282 Suffolk St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.  
 
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