Obituaries Notices
Richard J. Sturtevant, Sr. Print E-mail

Richard J. Sturtevant, Sr.
Veteran of U.S. Marines


Richard J. Sturtevant, Sr., 57, formerly of Lowell, died Thursday evening at his home in New Bedford, MA.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 31,1957, the son of the late Winfield H. and the late Marion E. (Noonan) Sturtevant, he attended St. Michael’s Grammar school and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
Following school, Richard went on to join the U.S Marines where he proudly served his country.
Richard spent most of his career in the auto body repair business in Greater Lowell until his retirement.
In addition to his love of cars, he also was a big Elvis Presley fan.
Richard is survived by his daughter Dierdra L. Smith and her husband Kilder of Lowell; three sons Richard J. Sturtevant Jr., Darren J. Sturtevant and Michael P. Sturtevant all of Lowell; two grandchildren Kayden-james and Isabella Smith; two sisters Diane Murray of Billerica, Marilyn Foley and her husband Peter of Pelham, NH; a brother Robert Sturtevant and his wife Cathy of Lowell; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 10:30 A.M. Friday. His Funeral Service will follow in the Funeral Home at 10:30 A.M. Burial in Massachusetts State Veterans’ Cemetery in Winchendon. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Fund. Arrangements by the O’Donnell Funeral Home (978) 458-8768.    



Margaret J. "Meg" Randazza Print E-mail

Margaret J. "Meg" Randazza

Margaret J. "Meg" Randazza, 50, a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine, of Andover, Massachusetts, and formerly of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, January 22nd at Mass General Hospital after a long illness with cancer.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 19th, 1964, the daughter of Michelle "Mickey" (Bourgeois) Randazza and the late Joseph P. Randazza, she was mother of Juliette M. Randazza, and the widow of Wayne C. Middleton.

Meg was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame, in Tyngsboro with the class of 1982. She went on to graduate with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in computer science from Brown University.

In 2005 she received a Doctorate in Veterinarian Medicine from Tufts School of Veterinarian Medicine.

Currently, Meg was the owner and operator of Andover Mobile Vet of Andover, a home veterinarian service to many pet owners in the Merrimack Valley.

Meg had many interests among them photography and gardening.

However, Meg's greatest joy was that of being a mother to her daughter, Juliette M. Randazza of Andover, a sophomore at her alma mater, Brown University.

Besides her mother Mickey and her partner, Polly, Meg is survived by her brother Peter and his wife Trish of Rye Beach, NH, and by her loving companion Chris Cormier of Andover, MA.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Service to be held Saturday evening, January 31, 2015 at the ARLINGTON STREET CHURCH, 351 Boylston St. in Boston at 6:00 P.M. E-condolences at Those wishing to may make contributions in Meg's memory to the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 or to any charity of their choice. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F.O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.


Kathleen M. Herron Print E-mail

Kathleen M. Herron

beloved mother and grandmother;
 Kathleen M. (Mahoney) Herron, 89, of Lowell, died Sunday morning at Northwood Manor Nursing Home in Lowell.
 Born in Methuen, Massachussetts, June 5, 1925, the daughter of the late Steven and the late Mary (Gaffney) Mahone, she attended Lawrence schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School.
 Prior to her retirement from Raytheon Corporation after 30 years, Kathleen was a Quality Control Person in the supply sector.
 A passionate Red Sox and Patriot's fan, she most enjoyed the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
 Kathleen is survived by her daughter Maureen E. "Sissy" Bishop of Tyngsboro; two grandchildren Christopher J. Miller of Somerville and Paula A. Miller of Pittsfield, of NH; five great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law Kathleen Herron of Boxford, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also the mother of the late Thomas F. Herron and sister of the late Claire Morin, the late Steven Mahoney and the late William Mahoney.
 Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 6 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral Service will follow in the funeral home at 6:00 P.M. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to MSPCA, 400 Broadway St., Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 
Carol J. Ayotte Print E-mail


Carol J. Ayotte


Loving mother and grandmother, of Lowell, 61

 Carol J. (Pike) Ayotte, 61, of Lowell, died Thursday, January 22nd at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved fiancée of George J. Valkavitch who survives her.
 Born in Oakland, California, October 20, 1953, the daughter of the late Ralph Pike, Sr. and the late Gladys Pike, her family soon after moved east to Lowell and she received her education in the Lowell school system.
 Before retiring, Carol was employed as a Mixologist at the former Polaski Club and the Polish American Veterans Club both in Lowell.
 Among her many interests, Carol enjoyed cooking, bingo, playing pool and was known by many to be a “Keno Enthusiast”. She was also an avid New England sports fan, especially of the red Sox and Patriots. However, her most treasured moments were the quality times she spent with her fiancé, children and grandchildren.
 In addition to her fiancé George, Carol is survived by three daughters Shannon M. Ayotte of Amesbury, MA, Jeannette L. Bolio and her husband Brian of Westford, MA and Jennifer A. Ayotte of Nashua, NH; two step-daughters Christine Dionne and her husband Christian of Lowell, MA and Tammie Amill and her husband Ramon of Hudson, NH; six grandchildren Corey, Juan, Melieena, Brandon, Brianna and Tommy; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also sister of the late Mary Pike, Audrey Gagne, Nancy Bobola and Ralph Pike, Jr.
 Carol’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Lowell General Hospital for the outstanding care, compassion and comfort they extended to her during her brief inpatient status there.
 Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 10:45 A.M. Saturday, January 31st. Her Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home immediately following visitation at 11 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Care Center, c/o philanthropy office, 295 Varnum Ave, 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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