Miscellaneous Middlesex County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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MARY E. MISKELL OF NORTH CHELMSFORD 
Miss Mary E.Miskell of North Chelmsford died April 8, 1998 at the Saints Memorial Medical Center. Born in Lowell on Feb. 7, 1917, the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Gallagher) Miskell. She was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the class of 1934, and was also a graduate of Lowell Commercial College. She was employed as an administrative secretary with the Lowell General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. She was a member of the Chelmsford Senior Citizens Club and the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Lowell. She was the sister of the late Thomas Miskell of Chelmsford who died Oct. 11, 1990. She is survived by a sister Miss Nora E. Miskell, and a brother and his wife Francis G. and Elizabeth Miskell all of North Chelmsford, a sister-in-law Mrs. Florence E. (Osborne) Miskell of Chelmsford, one niece Mary Miskell of North Chelmsford, four nephews Shaun P. Miskell of Centerville, Va., Robert L. Miskell, of Tucson, Az., Joseph M. and Thomas D. Miskell both of North Chelmsford, and several great-nieces and a great-nephew. 
FUNERAL NOTICE 
MISKELL, of North Chelmsford died April 8, 1998. Miss Mary E. Miskell. Funeral Tue. at 8 a.m. from DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Churh. Visiting hours Mon. 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Chelmsford Senior Citizens Center, No. Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. 

MATTHEW POYNTON AGE 21 OF WESTFORD 
Mr. Matthew Poynton of Westford, was hit by an automobile in Bologna, Italy on April 9, 1998 and died April 12, 1998 at the Ospedale Maggiore Hospital in Bologna, Italy. Born in Lowell on Dec. 10, 1976, the son of Peter W. Poynton of Westford and Diane D.(Petrola) Poynton of Tewksbury. He was a graduate of Westford Academy High School with the class of 1995, and was a Junior at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., and was on the college campus in Bologna, Italy, where he has been studying since Aug. of 1997. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. While in high school he was a two term teasurer, a trumpet player in the School Band, on the Dual County League Championship Alpine Ski Team, the Debate Team, Mock Trial Team, and in his senior year at Westford Academy, he went to Washington, D.C. to attended the National Young Leaders Conference, being the Schools' first ever nominated student. During the past summers he was employed at Cascad Corp., the Westford Photo-Finish and while home from College, he was a substitute teacher in the Westford School System. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford. Besides his mother and father he is survived by a sister, Kristen Poynton of Rosewell, Ga., a brother, Joseph Poynton of Westford, Paternal Grandmother, Mrs. Jane E. Poynton of Lexington, Maternal Grandparents, Joseph and Maria (Paone) Petrola of Wilmington, the nephew of Ms. Pamela Petrola of Wilmington, and David E. and Camille (Malone) Poynton of Lexington, and many great aunts and uncles and cousins. 
FUNERAL NOTICE 
POYNTON, Age 21 of Westford, died Apr. 12, 1998. Matthew Poynton. Funeral Mon. at 8 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford. Visiting hours Sun. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Westford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

FRANCES D.(MULLIN) LAVIGNE OF CHELMSFORD 
Mrs. Frances D. ( Mullin ) Lavigne of Chelmsford died suddenly at Lowell General Hospital on April 14,1998. She was married to Mr. Henry G. Lavigne who died March 1,1996. They were married for fifty five years. Born in Chelmsford,Ma on November 16,1920, the daughter of the late Charles F. Mullin Sr,and Edith M.(Allen)Mullin who survives her. She was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1938. She lived most of her married life on Beech Street in Chelmsford then moving to Summer Place on Summer Street in Chelmsford. Mrs. Lavigne was employed with Sylvania Electric of Woburn as a secretary for many years prior to becoming employed by the I.R.S. as a Data Entry Secretary. She was the sister of the late Wilfred C. Mullin of Lowell who died in 1987, James E. Mullin of Chelmsford who died in 1989,Charles F. Mullin Jr. of Nashua,NH who died in 1993. Besides her mother Mrs. Edith M.(Allen) Mullin of Lowell, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Clough wife of Arthur Clough of Dracut, Mrs. Donna McCallum wife of Elkin McCallum of Tyngsboro, three grandchildren Kerry McCallum of Lowell, Darrah Frechette of Dracut, Steven Frechette of Marlboro, two neices Mrs. James (Catherine) Emanouil of North Chelmsford, Mrs. Robert (Judy) Demers of Dracut and two sister-in-laws Mrs. Josephine Mullin of Froisine, Italy, and Mrs. Estelle Mullin of North Chelmsford. 
FUNERAL NOTICE 
LAVIGNE, of Chelmsford, died suddenly April 14,1998. Mrs. Frances D. (MullIn) Lavigne. Funeral service on Friday at 11 a.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST.CHELMSFORD, to which relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Thursday 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of Flowers Donations may be made in her name to the Centralville United Methodist Church 800 Bridge Street Lowell, Ma. 01850. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. 

ROBERT J. SHAUGHNESSY OF NORTH CHELMSFORD 
Mr. Robert J. Shaughnessy of North Chelmsford, Ma. died April 15, 1998 at the Lowell General Hospital. He was the husband of Mrs. Irene A. (McMahon) Shaughnessy, with whom he would have celebrated their 39th Wedding Anniversary on May 29. Born in Lowell, Ma. on Dec. 17, 1933, the son of the late Thomas and Mary (O'Boyle) O'Shaughnessy. He attended the Lowell School System. During the Korean Conflict he served with the United States Air Force. In the past he worked for Pratt & Whitney in Hartfod, Ct., Rex Wire Corp. in Acton, Ma., and for over 27 years at the General Electric Plant in Lowell until it closed in 1992. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of Chelmsford. He was a member of the H.E. Fletcher Social and Athletic Club in Westford. He was the brother of the late Herbert Shaughnessy of Dracut, James Shaughnessy of Lowell, Edward Shaughnessy of Dracut, Francis Shaughnessy of Willemantic, Ct., Rita Derring of Lowell, John B. Shaughnessey of Chelmsford, and Mrs. Gertrude Chalmers of Lowell. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Robert T. Shaughnessy of Orlando, Fl., and Thomas F. Shaughnessy of Lowell, Ma., five daughters and four sons-in-law, Patricia A. and William Rigg, and Kathryn M. and Brian D. Hayes both of Nashua, N.H., Diane M. and Steven R. Millette of Lowell, Ma., Colleen A and Dennis S. Sargent and Erin Shaughnessy both of N. Chelmsford, Ma., three sisters, Mildred Murray of Methuen, Helen O'Hara of Bolton, Ct., and Mrs. John (Celia) Lamb of Fl., a sister-inlaw Mrs. Frances (Berard) Shaughnessy of Chelmsford, five grandchildren Ryan and Lindsey Sargent of North Chelmsford, Alissa and Sarah Rigg of Nashua, N.H., and Thomas Shaughnessy of Lowell, and several nieces and nephews. 
FUNERAL NOTICE (2 DAYS Thurs. & Fri.) 
SHAUGHNESSY, of No. Chelmsford died Apr. 15, 1998. Robert J. Shaughnessy. Funeral Sat. at 8 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Visiting hours Fri. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials to Cancer Care Fund at Lowell General Hospital. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 508-251-4041.

ROY E. ANDERSON
RETIRED TYNGSBORO POLICE OFFICER 
Mr. Roy E. Anderson of Silver Springs, Fl formerly of Tyngsboro, MA, died April 15, 2001 at the Monroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fl. He was married to Mrs. Norma J. (French) Anderson who died on May 31, 1999. Born in Cambridge, MA, the son of the late Albin and Selvy (Johnson) Anderson. He was educated in the Cambridge school system. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. In his early years he was a house painter and also run an auto body repair shop. He was employed as a Police Officer with Tyngsboro Police Dept. He was a member of the Good Sam's Travel Club. He is survived by four daughters Helen and her husband John Gordan of Milford, NH, Bonnie and her husband Garry Duguay of Tyngsboro, MA, Lynne Anderson of Lawrence, MA, and Marie and her husband Matthew Houle of Nashua, NH, and two sons Roy E. and his wife Laurie Anderson of Merrimack, NH, and Terence and his wife Judith Anderson of Antrim, NH, and a sister Rita and her husband George Sheppard of Silver Springs, Fl., 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Robert Anderson died in 2000. 
FUNERAL NOTICE
ANDERSON, Retired Tyngsboro Police Dept., of Silver Springs, Fl., formerly of Tyngsboro, MA died Apr. 15, 2001. Roy E. Anderson. Funeral Wed. at 11 am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Visiting hours Tue. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Burial in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsboro, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

MARY E. MERCIER OF NORTH CHELMSFORD 
Mrs. Mary E. (Brady) Mercier of North Chelmsford died April 22, 1998 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Lowell. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Mercier who died in 1980. Born in Lowell on March 29, 1902, the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Clancy) Brady. She attended the Lowell School System. In her earlier years, she was employed with the Southwell Wool Combing Company in North Chelmsford. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of North Chelmsford. She was a member of the Chelmsford Senior Citizens Club, and a past member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality at St. John the Evangelist Church. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Patricia (Farell) Mercier of Sterling, VA, and Thomas and Dorothy (Brinson) Mercier of Chandler, AZ, two daughters, Mrs. Theresa M. Sargent of Chelmsford, and Mrs. Mary L. Kiggins of North Chelmsford, fourteen grandchildren, and 12 great- grandchildren. 
FUNERAL NOTICE 
MERCIER, of North Chelmsford died April 22, 1998. Mary E. (Brady) Mercier. Funeral Sat. at 8 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at St, John the Evangelist Church. Visiting hours Fri. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. 

DOROTHY C. DALTON OF TYNGSBORO 
Mrs. Dorothy C. (Myatt)(Langille) Dalton of Tyngsboro formerly of Charlestown died April 26, 1998 at the Palm Manor Nursing Home in Chelmsford. She was married to the lates Peter Dalton who died in 1971 and Bligh Langille who died in 1941. Born in Somerville, Ma. on March 18, 1904, she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine (Bellefontaine) Myatt. She spent her childhood years in Darthmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada and was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia with the class of 1921. She has made her home in Tyngsboro for the past sixteen years and prior to that she lived in Charlestown, MA. for sixty years. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in No. Chelmsford, and St. Francis DeSales Church in Charlestown, Ma. She enjoyed playing Bingo, and was a member of the Tyngsboro Senior Citizens Club. She was the mother of the late Donald Langille of Boston, who died in 1974, and Wallace Langille of Olympia, WA who died in 1984 and was the sister of the late Grace Young, Kathleen Emberly, Florence LaPierre, and Laurie Myatt, all of Nova Scotia, Canada. She is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law John and Rita M. (Birr) Dalton of Tyngsboro, a brother William and his wife Celia (Lefler) Myatt of Hamilton, Ont., Canada, a sister Winnifred and her husband Donald Sandall of Halifax, N.S., Canada, a sister-in-law Mrs. Katherine (McKay) Myatt of Cape Briton, N.S.,Canada, twelve grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. 
FUNERAL NOTICE
DALTON, of Tyngsboro, formerly of Charlestown died Apr. 26, 1998. Mrs. Dorothy C. (Myatt) (Langille) Dalton. Funeral Wed. at 8 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, North Chelmsford, MA. Visiting hours Tue. 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. 

AUBREY BENSTEAD OF CHELMSFORD 
Mr. Aubrey Benstead of Chelmsford died April 12, 1998 Easter Sunday after a two month hospital stay in Boston. Born in Alford, England on March 28, 1925, the son of the late Leonard A. and Hilda Benstead. He was an Alumni of Northeastern University with a Masters in Business. He was a Veteran of World War II serving with the British Royal Signal Corp. as a communicator. For over eighteen years he was employed as a Senior Sales Engineer at Tektronix Corp. He was a Mason with the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge A.F.& A.M. and was a past advisory board member of the Lowell Assembly of Rainbow for Girls. He was an avid HAM Radio user with two call signs: AI1I (USA) and G3IFC (UK). At the time of his death, he was volunteering by working with the Morse 2000 Outreach Program. The Morse 2000 Outreach Program promotes research in and the use of Morse Code in rehabilitaion and education. He was a strong supporter of this program that can greatly enhance the lives of children and adults with special needs. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Elizabeth Anne Benstead of Chelmsford and a sister Betty Irving, and several nieces and nephews all of England. Mr. Benstead was flown back to England to be buried in his home twon of Alford, England. 
FUNERAL NOTICE 
BENSTEAD, of Chelmsford, MA. died April 12, 1998. Aubrey Benstead. Memorial service to honor Aubrey's life, Sat. May 9, 1998 at 10 a.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Memorial donations can be given through the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation, Morse 2000 Fund (Checks payable to UW-EC Foundation, Inc. /Morse 2000). C/O Liz Benstead, Po Box 1411, Westford, MA. 01886. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. 

RUTH G. GRIFFIN OF NORTH BILLERICA, MA 
Mrs. Ruth Gertrude (Harrington) Griffin of North Billerica, MA died April 14, 2001 at the Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica. She was married to the late Mr. John P. Griffin, Sr. whom died in May of 1989. Born in Lowell, MA on March 1, 1916, the daughter of the late Mr. John F. Harrington and Mrs. Josephine (Bagley) Harrington. She was a graduate of Lowell High School as a member of the National Honor Society with the class of 1933. She lived in North Billerica, MA, for over 50 years and was a communicant of both St. Andrew's Church of North Billerica and St. Jeanne D'Arc Church of Lowell, MA. She is survived by her son and his wife, John P. and Priscilla (Lacourse) Griffin Jr. of Dracut, her daughter Anne M. Griffin of North Chelmsford, and her sister Helen Harrington. She also had two grandchildren, Philip J. and Thomas P. Griffin of Dracut. 
FUNERAL NOTICE
GRIFFIN, of North Billerica, MA, died April 14, 2001. Ruth G. (Harrington) Griffin. Funeral Wed. at 9 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10 am at St. Jeanne D'Arc Church. Friends may call at the funeral home the morning of the funeral from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. 

MARY R. DAVEY OF LOWELL & CHELMSFORD
Mrs. Mary R. (Shannon) Davey, a life long resident of Lowell and a recent resident of Chelmsford, died May 2, 1999 at the Lowell General Hospital.  She was married to the late Capt. Thomas E. Davey of the Lowell Police Dept. who died on Jan. 1, 1981.  Born in Lowell on March 30, 1912, Mary was the daughter of the late Francis and Eva (Caine) Shannon. She was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1930, and then went on to obtain her certification as an L.P.N.  She was employed as an L.P.N. for over 25 years at the Tewksbury State Hospital before her retirement in 1975.   A communicant of St. Margaret's Church in Lowell and St. Mary's Church in Chelmsford, Mary was the sister of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Turcotte of Nashua, N.H., and the late Francis Shannon of North Chelmsford.   She is survived by three daughters and their husbands Rita
and Paul Pinder of Westford, Elaine and Albert Milne of Lowell, and Kathleen and Michael Casey of Andover, a son and his wife Thomas and Ruth (Champlin) Davey of Lowell, eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
FUNERAL NOTICE 
DAVEY, of Chelmsford, formerly of Lowell, died May 2, 1999. Mrs. Mary R. (Shannon) Davey. Funeral Wed. at 8 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at
9 am at St. Margaret's Church. Visiting hours Tue. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 508-251-4041 


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