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Francis P. "Frank" Ellis Print E-mail

Francis P. “Frank” Ellis

member of well known Lowell family

Francis P. "Frank" Ellis, 90, a member of a well known Lowell family, died Tuesday at his home of natural causes. 

He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 8, 1924, the son of Habib and Deeba (Halaly) Ellis, who were early 20th century Syrian immigrants during Lowell's mill era.

Frank received his education from the Lowell school system.

Unable to serve in WWII due to flat feet, Frank fought the war at home working with Ford Motor Company and at the Naval Shipyard, among other positions.

A lifelong communicant of St. George Antiochian Church in Lowell, Frank was also active with the Lowell Senior Citizens.

He is survived by a brother, George Ellis and his wife Frances of Chelmsford, and five nephews.

Friends may call at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, 44 BOWERS ST. in Lowell from 11 to 12 o’clock Tuesday morning. His Funeral Service will begin at 12 o’clock Noon at Church. Burial will take place at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: St. George Antiochian Church,44 Bowers Street, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME (978 or 866) 458-8768.


Doris C. (Belleville) Notini, R.N. Print E-mail

Doris C. Notini, R.N.

Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister;

 Doris C. (Belleville) Notini, R.N., 93, a well known resident of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14th at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell with her loving family by her side. She was the devoted wife of long time Lowell business owner, the late Robert E. Notini who died May 3, 1995.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 26, 1922, the daughter of the late Leo L. and the late Maria (Brodeur) Belleville, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High where she also served as a Girl Officer. She then went on to graduate as a Registered Nurse from the former St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Lowell.
 Before retiring, Doris was employed as a Private Duty Nurse at various locations throughout the Greater Lowell area.
 Among her many interests, Doris loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition she had a great and unconditional fondness for her dogs Ruben and Honey.
 Doris is survived by her two sons Robert C. “Butch” Notini and his wife Lynn E. of Chelmsford, MA and David J. Notini of Lowell, MA; seven grandchildren Tracy Riva and her husband James of Lowell, MA, Matthew Notini and his wife Danielle of Fort Collins, CO, Kathleen Notini Coleman and her husband Casey of Chelmsford, MA, Jason Notini and his wife Deborah of Bethesda, MD, Jill Notini and her husband Greg Vadas of Bethesda, MD, Erin Loughran of Newburyport, MA and Patrick Loughran of Lowell, MA; five great-grandchildren Mia, Hunter, Zoli, Mila and Ella Beth; three brothers Willis Belleville and his wife Marge of Londonderry, NH, Raymond Belleville of Lowell, MA and Jerry Belleville and his wife Betty of Phoenix, AZ; her good friend Maritza Hansen of Lowell, MA; her former daughter-in-law Brenda Notini of Lowell, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was also mother of the late Diane Loughran and sister of the late Pauline Houghtaling, Ruth Coomas, Paul Belleville, Richard Belleville and Donald Belleville.
 The members of the Notini family wish to express their deep appreciation to the staff at D’Youville Senior Care Center for the personalized comfort, care and concern that was given to their mother during her stay at D’Youville.
 In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Monday at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 12 o’clock noon. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in Doris’ memory to Circle Home Health and Hospice Care, 336 Central St, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.  


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 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James’ memory to 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 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.
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