Obituaries Notices
Kathryn “Kay” (Kenefick) McPhillips, R.N. Print E-mail

Kathryn “Kay” (Kenefick) McPhillips, R.N.

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt

 Kathryn “Kay” (Kenefick) McPhillips, R.N., 90, a member of a well-known Lowell family, and of Deltona, FL and Hampton Beach, NH, died Tuesday, May 1st at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis P. McPhillips who died in 1985.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 3, 1927, the daughter of the late Archie E. and the late Margaret (Sullivan) Kenefick, she attended the Academy of Notre Dame Grammar School and was a graduate the Academy Notre Dame in Tyngsboro. Eager to pursue a career in nursing, she then went on to graduate from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing.
 Before retiring, Kay was employed by the City of Lowell Health Department as a school nurse.
 Among her many activities, she loved the beach and spending time with her family. She was also a member of the Lowell Senior Center.
 Kay is survived by a daughter Joan Nunes and her husband John of Deland, FL; three sons Paul McPhillips and his wife Geraldine of Dunstable, MA, Gary McPhillips and his wife Susan of Lowell and Brian McPhillips and his wife Paula also of Lowell; a daughter-in-law Sandra McPhillips of Deltona, FL; twelve grandchildren Michelle Roun and her husband Nick, Katie Nunes, Lauren McPhillips, Julie McPhillips, Kelly McPhillips, Jillian Ninteau and her husband Michael, Sean McPhillips, Colleen Ofray and her husband Angel, Patrick McPhillips and his wife Kim, Daniel McPhillips and his wife Erin, Adam McPhillips and Maura McPhillips; thirteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also mother of the late John “Jack” McPhillips who died in 2000.
  Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. on Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Saturday morning at the PARISH of ST. RITA CHURCH, 158 Mammoth Road in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Academy of Notre Dame, 180 Middlesex Rd., Tyngsboro, MA 01879. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
William J. Walkowicz, Sr. Print E-mail

William J. Walkowicz, Sr.

 

Retired Supervisor Courier Corporation;

 

William J. Walkowicz, Sr., 74, of Lowell, passed away peacefully Tuesday April 24, 2018 at Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell with his loving family by his side.

He was the husband of the late Lisa A. (Busby) Walkowicz.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 21, 1944, a son of the late Anthony and the late Michaline (Abucewicz) Walkowicz, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

A proud member of the U.S. Army, Bill was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving as a member of the 101st Airborne Division.

Prior to his retirement, he was a Supervisor at Courier Corporation where he worked for over 30 years.

Bill lived an active life and enjoyed fishing, boating, cooking and going to the beach, especially Seabrook. However his favorite time was when he was with his family.

He is survived by his daughter Wendy L. Walkowicz of Lowell; a son William J. Walkowicz, Jr. and his wife Amy of Chester, NH; three granddaughters Kayla M. Brogan of Lowell, Jayleigh R. Pirini and Johanna M. Pirini both of Portsmouth, NH; a grandson Joseph E. Orlando, Jr. of Lowell; a great granddaughter Sofia A. Brogan of Lowell; his former wife Alice (DiStasio) Walkowicz of Lowell; a sister Patricia S. Haney of Chandler, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was the father of the late Jillian N. Walkowicz and brother of the late Walter M. Walkowicz.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL Tuesday morning from 10 to 11:45 A.M for a Memorial Visitation followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 12:00 Noon. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Northeast Veteran’s Outreach Center, 10 Reed St., Haverhill, MA 01832, Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

   

 
Beverly A. (Boyle) Pennaman Print E-mail

Beverly A. (Boyle) Pennaman

Beloved wife, sister, aunt and friend;

Beverly A. (Boyle) Pennaman, 79, of Chelmsford, formerly of Pelham but for many years a resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, passed away Monday evening April 23rd 2018 at her home after a 2 year courageous battle with Cancer.

She was the loving wife of the late Gerald S. Pennaman who died November 20, 2015.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 15, 1939, a daughter of the late Peter J. and the late Mary E. (Finnegan) Boyle, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1958.

Prior to her retirement, Beverly was an accountant with the Raytheon Corporation at their Bedford and Tewksbury offices where she worked for over 30 years.

In addition to spending time with her family, Beverly’s other true passion was playing golf with family and friends.

Beverly is survived by her dear nieces and nephews Paul and Kathleen MacDonald, Brian MacDonald and Carol Croffy, Mark MacDonald, Thomas Walton, Judith and William Casagrande, Maryann Boyle and Tim and Cora Boyle; many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews; and a special lifelong friend, Elinore Laverty of Lowell.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Helen E. MacDonald, Phyllis M. Walton, David, John “Skippy” and Peter Boyle.

A Special thank you to the staff and friends of Chelmsford Crossing for their love and support.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 7 P.M. on Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH, Stevens St, Lowell, MA at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center C/O Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Camilla J. Makarewicz Print E-mail

Camilla J. Makarewicz

Loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt

 Camilla J. (Carnevale) Makarewicz, 94, of Lowell, died Sunday, April 8th at D’Youville Senior Care Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Chester E. Makarewicz who died January 22, 2012.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 5, 1923, a daughter of the late Joseph and the late Jennie (Baroni) Carnevale, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
 Camilla and Chester met while employed at Prince Macaroni where they both worked until he was deployed to the South Pacific Theatre during World War II. They continued to write each other for 3 1/2 years while she was employed as a seamstress making parachutes for the war effort. They married on April 25, 1946 and enjoyed 66 years of bliss.
 Camilla’s vocation was homemaker until her two sons were of age. For many years she was employed at the Solomon Mental Health Center in Lowell.
 Among her many interests she enjoyed sewing, reading and was an active communicant of St. Rita’s Church where she was also a choir member. In her latter years, she was a resident at D’Youville Senior Care Center where she was endeared by the staff for her quick wit and many quips.
 Camilla is survived by a son Carl R. Makarewicz, MD; two grandchildren Barrett and Jenna Makarewicz of NH; two sisters Mary Milot of Dracut and Virginia Sheehan of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was predeceased by her siblings; Grace Dunn of Arizona, Daniel Vale of Londonderry, NH, John Carnevale of Dracut, Rita Foley of Lowell, Joseph Carnevale of Lowell and Carlene Creegan of Lowell.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. on Tuesday, April 24th. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Wednesday morning at the PARISH of ST. RITA CHURCH, 158 Mammoth Road in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Rita’s Church, 158 Mammoth Rd., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
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