Van Sithiratvongsa

May 27, 2024

Van Sithiratvongsa, age 97, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, May 27, 2024. Her battle with serious medical conditions throughout the years showed her true strength and courage. Born in Savannakhet, Laos, she moved to the United States in the early 90's with her children after losing her spouse to illness. Van was a devout Christian...

Ursula P. "Pat" McNiff

May 24, 2024

Ursula P. “Pat” (Spinney) McNiff … former owner of Pelham Travel

LOWELL - Ursula P. “Pat” (Spinney) McNiff of Lowell, MA, died early Saturday, March 30, 2024, in Lowell, MA, after a long illness. She was 94.

She was a life long Lowell resident; born in the city on June 25, 1929, to Manuel J. Spinney and Ursula G. Ritchie. She graduated...

Richard J. Harrison

May 17, 2024

Richard J. Harrison, age 86, died at his home on Friday, May 17, 2024. He was the beloved husband for 58 years to the late Monique O. (Belanger) Harrison, until her passing in 2020.

He was born in Dorchester, MA on November 23, 1937, and was a son of the late Gertrude M. (Lausier) and George R. Harrison. Upon graduating from...

Katherine F. Draper

May 17, 2024

Katherine F. (Burley) Draper, age 85, died peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2024 at Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley of Billerica surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife for 47 years of the late Robert E. Draper, Sr., until his passing in 2008.

She was born in Everett, MA on June 22, 1938 and was a daughter of...

Barbara A. Coan

May 13, 2024

Barbara A. (Fleming) Coan, age 83, died on Monday, May 13, 2024. She was the beloved wife of the late William F. Coan, Sr, until his passing in 2017.

Born in Plattsburg, NY on April 24, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Florence (Daniels) and Carl Fleming.

She was a communicant of St. Michael Church. Her gift of hospitality and...

Mariette Hajali

May 11, 2024

Methuen - Mariette (Chakar) Hajali, beloved wife of George Hajali passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Steward Holy Family Hospital with her family by her side. She was 72.

Born in Aleppo, Syria on August 5, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Chucri and Olga (Madani) Chakar. 

Mariette grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and married George on June...

Edward J. "Little Joe" Basnett

May 8, 2024

Edward J. “Little Joe” Basnett, 82, a resident of Dracut, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Linda A. (Bouchard) Basnett, with whom he was married 52 years.

Born in Lowell, MA on July 2, 1941, he was the son of the late Rose (Kennedy) Basnett....

Eileen F. Toland

May 7, 2024

Eileen (Stroby) Toland, 77, of Nashua, NH, died Tuesday, May 7, surrounded by her family. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Eileen was a great friend to so many.

She was born Jan. 7, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pa., the middle child of Francis and Agnes (Dorsch) Stroby. She was raised in Drexel Hill, Pa., and graduated from Archbishop Prendergast High School...

Wendell G. Iby

May 7, 2024

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great-Grandfather

Wendell G. Iby, 92, a longtime resident of the Centralville section of Lowell, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, with his loving family in his presence. He was the beloved husband of Yvette R. (Thibault) Iby, with whom he would have celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on June 6, 2024.

Born in Essex Junction Vermont...

Francis H. "Frank" Mahoney

May 4, 2024

Francis H. “Frank” Mahoney, age 83, a resident of Methuen passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2024.  

He was born in Dracut on February 13, 1941, and was the son of the late Michael and Mildred (Joubert) Mahoney.  He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence and Merrimack College in N. Andover.   

Upon graduation, Frank went...