Rev. Donald W. Arel, OMI

Jun 23, 2023

Missionary Oblate for 59 Years

Rev. Donald W. Arel, OMI, passed away on June 23, 2023.  Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of Philippe and Priscilla (Bienvenue) Arel.  He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Dorothy Arel of Sierra Vista, AZ.

Don (as he preferred to be called) was educated by the Missionary Oblates of...

Darlene M. Robitaille

May 30, 2023


  Loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, friend


LOWELL - Darlene M. Robitaille, 60, a resident of Lowell, was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. 

From her birth to her passing, Darlene blessed and nurtured those around her with her immense love, faith, humor, and compassion. She left her mark on the world as...

Roland A. Berard

May 26, 2023

Roland A. Berard, 80, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Rachel C. (Provencher) Berard with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.

He was born in Lowell on October 27, 1942 and was a son of the late Florence T. (Perron) Berard and Leo J. Berard.

Roland attended...

James P. Christman

May 26, 2023

James P. “Jimmy” Christman, 55, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 26, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Lynn M. (Espinola) Christman with whom he was married for 22 years in August.

He was born in Lowell on August 9, 1967 and was the son of the late Lucille M. (LeBlanc) and Wilfred J. Christman.

James was an all around...

Marguerite Hogan

May 25, 2023

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister

DRACUT - Marguerite (Florence) Hogan, a Dracut resident for the last several years, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was the beloved wife of Ernest T. Hogan with whom she shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in Lowell on November...

Joir Francisco

May 9, 2023

GROTON - Joir Francisco, age 84, a resident of Groton and former resident of Brazil died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer.  He was the beloved husband of Martinha F. (Franhani) Francisco, with whom he would have celebrated 61 years of marriage on June 30th.  

He was born in Lauro Muller, SC, Brazil...

James W. Berry, Jr.

May 8, 2023

LOWELL - James W. Berry, Jr., age 82, a resident of Lowell and former resident of Tyngsboro died Monday, May 8th, 2023 at Regal Care of Lowell.  He was the beloved husband of Sandra Marie (Gotham) Berry.

He was born in Lowell on July 13, 1940, and was a son of the late James W. Berry, Sr. and Evelyn (Clucas)...

Roger E. Plourde

May 6, 2023

Roger E. Plourde, 74, a resident of Dracut, died surrounded by his family at Lowell General Hospital on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

He was born in Lowell, MA on September 15, 1948 and was a son of the late Rolande (Boucher) and Alfred Plourde.

Roger loved his dogs and playing horseshoes. He simply enjoyed being outside, whether it was doing...