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Janet P. Frawley Print E-mail


Janet P. Frawley

Well known businesswomen, champion of cancer research fundraising, 56;

TEWKSBURY - Janet P. (Phaneuf) Frawley, 56, of Tewksbury, beloved wife of David F. Frawley, died peacefully Wednesday, July 1st 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a long illness, during which time she never gave up.

Born in Lowell, November 17, 1958, Janet was the daughter of the late Raymond V. and the late Diane E. (Cullinan) Phaneuf, whom she deeply missed until the day she passed away.  A graduate of Dracut High School in the Class of 1976, she went on to graduate from Castle Junior College in Windham, NH and Lesley College in Cambridge, MA.

A self-employed owner and sales manager for Diamond Business Products of Dracut, she enjoyed the many challenges of being a business owner.

Janet loved spending time with her family and friends, going for hikes in the White Mountains, traveling to New York City for Broadway shows, and enjoying quiet times relaxing at the beach.  She was an avid runner having completed both the Boston and New York Marathons.  Her more recent pursuits included watercolor painting, swimming at the Lowell YMCA, and working in her garden. 

For many years Janet dedicated her time to several charitable organizations.  She raised funds for the research laboratory of Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson, MD at the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute in Boston. Additionally, she frequently donated platelets for 15-years at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, and attended numerous Annual Team-20 Brunches hosted by the Kraft Family.  Janet and her husband established a fundraising Team called the Platelet Peddlers and personally lead the group during many Pan Mass Challenge 200-mile bike rides from Sturbridge to Provincetown, MA. The Team continues to participate in the PMC race to this day under their new name Patriots Platelet Peddlers.  Janet formerly sat on the Boards of Directors of The Visiting Nurses Association of Lowell (now known as Circle Home), the Washington Savings Bank of Lowell, and the Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell. She worked tirelessly organizing many fundraising events for these programs.

Janet is survived by her loving husband of 20 years––David and her stepchildren; Catherine and Jay McCloy of Newburyport; Kelly Gilet of Westford; and David and Jennifer Frawley, Jr. of Defiance, MO; and her grandchildren; Dylan and Meredith McCloy; Mitchell and Paige Gilet.  She will be dearly missed by her devoted sister Melody Phaneuf of Gloucester and her partner, Martha DiMeo; her brothers Professor Raymond Phaneuf and his wife Cristina of College Park, Maryland, and Rome, Italy and John E. Phaneuf and his wife Lee Ann (Booze) of Dracut; and many nieces and nephews John Jr. and his daughter Mia, Sara and her son Joey, and Jessica, and Thomas.  Janet will be affectionately remembered and greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her, including the Farrell family.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation at the Family Residence, 1423 Andover St. in TEWKSBURY from 3 to 8 P.M. Friday. A Memorial Mass will be will celebrated on Saturday July 11th at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) in Lowell at 10:30 A.M. Committal Services will take place at a later date. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hepatology Education and Research Fund, c/o Dr. David E. Cohen, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, , HIM Bldg, Room 941, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.





Theresa M. Morgan Print E-mail

Theresa M. Morgan

 Theresa M. (Melanson) Morgan, 74, formerly of Lowell, died Thursday morning, July 2nd at the Oxford Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Haverhill.
 Born in Waltham, Massachusetts, September 6, 1940, the daughter of the late Edward Elmer and the late Leah Mary (Livernoche) Melanson, she attended Newton, Massachusetts schools and was a graduate of Newton High School.
 Among her many interests, Theresa enjoyed knitting and ceramics. But above all else, she cherished the time spent with her children and grandchildren.
 Theresa is survived by three daughters Debra Giordano and her husband Paul of Haverhill, MA, Kim Masucci of North Dighton, MA and Brianna Angove of Lowell, MA; two sons Ralph Morgan of Lowell, MA and Daniel Morgan of Lebanon, OR; twelve grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 She was also mother of the late Michael Morgan and the late Paul Morgan and mother-in-law of the late Joseph Angove.
 In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Felicita Morales Print E-mail


Felicita Morales 

 Felicita Morales, 86, of Lowell, died Wednesday morning, July 1st at Heritage Skilled Nursing Center in Lowell.
 Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, September 13, 1928, she received her education in the Guayama school system.
 Among her many activities, Felicita enjoyed cooking, knitting, gardening and loved going to bingo. But above all else, as matriarch of her large family, she loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and her many friends.
 Felicita is survived by nine children Emilio Martinez and his wife Migdalia of Lowell, Maria Rivera of Lowell, Jose Rivera of Lowell, Heriberto Rivera and his wife Kathy of Florida, Luis LeBron of Lawrence, Enrique Rivera, Gloria Campos of Lowell, Antonio Rivera and his wife Bly of Colorado and Carmen Rivera and her husband Felix of Leominster; twenty-six grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was also mother of the late Isabelino Martinez.
 Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. on Monday with a Prayer Service to be held at 6 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 

Louis T. Thamer Print E-mail

Louis T. Thamer

Former owner and operator the Chelmsford Pharmacy;

 Louis T. Thamer, 90, formerly of Lowell and Chelmsford, died Saturday, June 27th at the Palm Center in Chelmsford. He was the beloved husband of the late Edith M. (DiRocco) Thamer who died January 24, 2006.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 6, 1924, a son of the late Thomas and the late Cecelia (Soyden) Thamer, he attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1941. Eager to further his education after the war, he then went to graduate from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1951.
 A veteran of World War II, Louis proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Medic and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the American Theatre Medal.
 Before retiring, Louis, a licensed pharmacist, was the owner and operator of the Chelmsford Pharmacy for over 42 years.
 Among his many activities, Louis was a life member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks BPOE #87, a past Commander of the American Legion Post #366 in Chelmsford, a member of the Chelmsford Rotary and the Tyngsboro Sportsman Club. He absolutely loved golf and was a former member of Vesper Country Club.
 Louis is survived by four daughters Donna Stansfield of Wakefield, MA, Sharon Dillon and her husband Brian of Lowell, MA, Deborah Kneeland of Chelmsford, MA and Carol Mayrand and her husband Mike of Aquinnah, MA; two sons Thomas Thamer and his wife Amanda of Methuen, MA and Larry Lanziere and his wife Pam of Ragley, LA; eight grandchildren Kelly Valdez and her husband Eddie, Kim Ahearn and her husband Brian, Linda Dillon, Michael Kneeland and his wife Kendra, George Stansfield IV and his wife Jeanine, Alyssa Mayrand, Sonya Mayrand and Noah Mayrand; eight great-grandchildren Amanda Dillon, Eric Sanborn, Seth Sanborn, Kaila Roberto, Sarah Valdez, Alexis Kneeland, Ryder Kneeland and Shelby Stansfield; 2 great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also brother of the late Joseph Tamir, Jennie Keville, Alice Morwood and Sophie Hestand.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 6 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass Thursday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

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