Miscellaneous Middlesex County, Massachusetts Obituaries

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JOSEPH P. FERREIRA, SR. OF EAST CHELMSFORD
Mr. Joseph P. Ferreira, Sr., of East Chelmsford, MA. died July 4, 2000 at Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell after a lengthy illness.
He was married to Mrs. Mary E. (Vieira) Ferreira with whom he celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 30. 
Born in Camacha, Madeira, Portugal on April 2, 1914, son of the late Manuel and Maria (Texeira) Ferreira. He was educated in the Chelmsford School System.
He was employed with the Town of Chelmsford School System in the Maintenance Department before his retirement. He was also a skilled carpenter and had an appreciation for woodworking, farming and gardening.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Lowell, MA.
He was a member of the Chelmsford Senior Citizens Club.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Carolina Christenson and her husband Earl of East Chelmsford, Joseph P. and his wife Jacqueline (Duffy) Ferreira, Jr., of Westford, Robert Ferreira and his friend Judith Parker both of New London, NH, and David Ferreira and his fiance Paula Desmond both of Lowell, a brother Charles and his wife Catherine (Welch) Ferreira of Chelmsford, a sister Clemmentina Marchand of Chelmsford, fifteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and dear friends.
He was the brother of the late Mary Garcia of East Chelmsford, and was the brother-in-law of Manual Garcia and Albert Marchand.

FUNERAL NOTICE
FERREIRA, of East Chelmsford died July 4, 2000. Joseph P. Ferreira, Sr. 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. Anthony's Church in Lowell, MA. Visiting hours
Fri. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Paul Center, 39 Concord Rd., Chelmsford, MA. 01824 or to St. Anthony's Church. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

EUGENE F. ST. ONGE OF MOULTONBORO, NH., FORMERLY OF CHELMSFORD, MA.
Mr. Eugene F. St. Onge of Moultonboro, NH., formerly of Chelmsford, MA. died July 22, 2000 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford, MA.
He was married to Mrs. Rita M. (Riberdy) St. Onge with whom he would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 25, 2000. 
Born in Westford, MA. on Aug. 16, 1928 the son of the late Eugene F. & Julia (Tilton) St. Onge. He was a graduate of the Lowell Public Schools.
He and wife lived in Chelmsford for over 25 years before moving to Moultonboro, NH. 8 years ago.
Over the years he was employed with the H.E. Fletcher Granite Quarry in Westford, MA., the Avco Corp. in Lawrence, MA., Lowell, MA., & Wilmington, MA., and from 1974 until his retirement in 1992 he was the Facilities Manager at Philips Academy in Andover, MA. 
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Chelmsford, MA.
He enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Moultonboro, NH. Sportsman Club.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons and their wives Wayne R. & Jeannette (Lau) St. Onge of Colma, CA., and Gary E. & Diane (Franchi) St. Onge of Chelmsford, MA., and a sister Arlene Gauvreau of Lowell, MA., and five grandchildren Jon St. Onge Kevin St. Onge, and Katherine St. Onge, Janice Jones & Jason Jones.
He was the brother of the late George St. Onge, Edward St. Onge, Joseph St. Onge, Henry St. Onge, and John St. Onge.

FUNERAL NOTICE
ST. ONGE, of Moultonboro, NH. formerly of Chelmsford, MA. died July 22, 2000. Eugene F. St. Onge. Funeral Mass Mon. at 9 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, MA. Cremation at Linwood Crematory, Haverhill, MA. No Visiting Hours. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA. 01701-9376. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

ARNOLD BEAULIEU RETIRED M.C.I. CORRECTIONS OFFICER
Mr. Arnold Beaulieu of North Chelmsford, MA. died July 22, 2000 at his home.
He was married to Mrs. Una I. (Bechard)(Cote) Beaulieu with whom he celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on April 6, 2000. 
Born in Chelmsford on June 5, 1924 the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Sortwell) Beaulieu. He was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the class of 1941.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. 
Over the years he was employed with the H.E. Fletcher Granite Quarry in Westford and for 20 years he was a Corrections Officer with M.C.I. Concord retiring on June 30, 1979.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters and their husbands Elaine E. & Robert Kelley of Ringe, NH., and Janice I. & George LaCombe of Lowell, MA., and a son and his wife Gary E. & Lee (Rondeau) Beaulieu of Tyngsboro, MA., one sister Shirley Duxbury of Naples, Fl., and 5 grandchildren Kerry Ann, Jason & Stephen LaCombe, Jill Charpentier all of Lowell, MA., & Kelly Lynn Beaulieu of Tyngsboro, MA., & one Great Granddaughter Samantha LaCombe of Lowell, MA.
He was the brother of the late Russell Beaulieu of Westford, MA., and Roland Beaulieu of Chelmsford, MA.

FUNERAL NOTICE
BEAULIEU, of North Chelmsford, MA. died July 22, 2000. Arnold Beaulieu. Funeral Wed. at 8 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 am at St. John the Evangelist Church. Visiting hours Tue. 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Assoc. 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH. 03101. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

MICHAEL F. RALLS OF LOWELL
Mr. Michael F. Ralls age 49, of Lowell, MA, died suddenly July 23, 2000 at Saints Memorial Hospital.
Born in Lowell, MA, on Aug. 1, 1950, the son of the late Myles F. and Marie E. (Ducharme) Ralls. He was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1968.
Over the years he was employed with the Raytheon Corp. in Andover, MA, and then for about 10 years he worked at many casinos in Las Vegas, NV, then the Commodities Markets in Chicago, IL, and for many years as an auto salesman with Hallisey Chevrolet, in Lowell, Lowell Ford at Drum Hill, The Talarico Auto Dealer in Milford, NH, and for the last 7 years he was self employed as a Home Improvement Specialist. 
He enjoyed playing golf.
He is survived by his dear friend Joanne Doherty of Lowell, MA, a daughter Danielle Ralls of Roscoe, IL, his former wife, Barbara F. (Place) (Ralls) Berg of Rosco, IL, a brother and his wife Ronald E. & Barbara (Bridges) Ralls of Lowell, MA, three sisters and their husbands Lorriane P. & George Elston Jr. of Tyngsboro, MA, Annmarie & Demetrios Tsitsipas of Lowell, MA, and Rosemarie & Gerard Hafner of Townsend, MA, several nieces & one nephew.

FUNERAL NOTICE 
RALLS, age 49, of Lowell died July 23, 2000. Michael F. Ralls. Visiting hours Wed. 2 to 4 & 7 to 8 pm with a funeral service at 8 pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Cremation Linwood Crematory Haverhill, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, MA. 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA. 01701-4688. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. 

RAYMOND L. BROOKS 
LIFE MEMBER MT. PLEASANT COUNTRY CLUB
Mr. Raymond Leo Brooks of Lowell died July 26, 2000 at Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell.
He was married to Mrs. A. Bertha (Bibeault) Brooks with whom he
celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 28, 2000. 
Born in Lowell on October 22, 1912, the son of
the late Catherine (Gardner) and George Brooks. He was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1929, and St. John's Prep School in 1931.
He was self-employed as a bookkeeper with his family business in Lowell.
He was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church of Lowell.
He was a member and avid golfer at Mt. Pleasant Golf & Country Club in Lowell.
Besides his wife he is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law Raymond J. and Rosemary (Serock) Brooks of Hobe Sound, Fl, Richard and Barbara (Kerouac) Brooks of Chester, NH, Robert Brooks of Bristol, TN, Russell and Leslie (Callan) Brooks of Bonita Springs, FL, 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late John Brooks, Joseph Brooks, William Brooks, James Brooks, Alice O'Connor, Mary Sullivan, Kathleen Hunt all of Lowell, and was the father-in-law of the late Carol Brooks of Bristol, TN.
 
FUNERAL NOTICE
Brooks, of Lowell, died July 26, 2000. Raymond L. Brooks. Visiting hours Fri. 5 to 7:30 p.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 7:30 P.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Cremation at Linwood Crematory, Haverhill. Memorial contributions can be made in Raymond's name to the Greater Lowell VNA, P.O. BOX 1965 Lowell, MA 01853, or the Mount Pleasant Scholarship Fund 141 Staples St. Lowell, MA 01851. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. 

IRENE M. MITCHELL OF WESTFORD
Miss Irene M. Mitchell of Westford, died July 28, 2000, at the Palm Manor Nursing Home in Chelmsford. 
Born in Tyngsboro, MA, on June 7, 1909, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Anne (Fagnan) Mitchell.
She graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1927, received her B.S. of Education from Lowell Normal School, her Master's of Education from Rivier College in Nashua and her C.G.S. from Boston University. 
Over the years She taught English in North Hyde Park, VT, Pepperell, Tyngsboro, Dunstable, Westford Academy, and Kinder-Care in Chelmsford before retiring in 1982. 
She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford and was the Past Prefect of St. John's Blessed Virgin Sodality. 
She was a member of the Mass. State Association of Retired Teachers, Middlesex North Teacher Assoc., National Teachers Assoc., and the National Council of Teachers of English.
She is survived by a sister Mildred L. Kitchenka of S. Dennis, MA, beloved "GiGi" Geryl Dritz and her husband, William Dritz, and her grandchildren, Ryan And Aaron Dritz, all of Ballston Lake, NY, and many cousins.
She was the sister of the late Ralph J. Mitchell of Manchester, NH.

FUNERAL NOTICE 
Mitchell, of Westford, Irene M. Mitchell died July 28, 2000. Funeral Mass Mon. at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford. No visiting hours. Cremation at Linwood Crematory, Haverhill. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex St., CHELMSFORD. 978-251-4041.

JERRY J. SERRA OF BRADFORD, RI
Mr. Jerry J. Serra of Bradford, RI died July 31, 2000 at his son and daughter-in-law's home in Chelmsford, MA.
He was married to the late Mrs. Lenora (DiPaola) Serra who died on Dec. 26, 1995. 
Born in Bradford, RI on May 12, 1912 the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Algiere) Serra. He was educated in the Westerly, RI. School System. 
Over the years he enjoyed fur trapping and taxidermy, he owned and operated Jerry Serra's Fur and Leather Business, he was employed with the Bradford Dying Association, he raised horses and raced them, and for many years he owned and operated the Dunes Park Beach in Weekapaug, RI. 
He was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Bradford, RI.
He was a member of the Bradford Skeet & Gun Club, Bradford Citizens Club, Calabrese Club, Italo American Club, and the Bradford Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by a son and his wife Jerry M. & Merri (Remor) Serra of Chelmsford, MA, a brother and his wife William & Betty (DiPaola) Serra of Westerly, RI, three grandchildren Jerry J. & his wife Angela Serra II, Glenn P. Serra, and Shawn M. Serra and two great grandchildren Nardina Serra, and Mario Serra all of Chelmsford, MA, and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Caroline Manfred, Mary Barone, Joseph Serra, Patrick Serra, Sylvester Serra, Frank Serra, all of Westerly, RI.

FUNERAL NOTICE
SERRA, of Bradford, RI died July 31, 2000. Jerry J. Serra. Visiting hours Wed. 7 to 9 pm. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA, and Thurs. from 5 to 9 pm. at the RUSHLOW-IACOI FUNERAL HOME, 2 Friendship St., Westerly, RI. Funeral Fri. at 9 am from the RUSHLOW-IACOI FUNERAL HOME, Westerly, RI. with a funeral Mass at 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Burial in St. Sebastian's Cemetery, Westerly, RI. Memorials may be made in his name to the Cape Cod Natioanal Seashore care of Maria Burks, Superintendent, 99 Marconi Site Rd., Wellfleet, MA 02667. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

MARY A. WILSON OF CHELMSFORD
Mrs. Mary A. (McSheehy) (Vennard) Wilson of Chelmsford, died July 26, 2000 at the Town and Country Nursing Home in Lowell.
She was married to the late Raymond F. Vennard who died March 24, 1969, and the late Francis R. Wilson who died March 13, 1987. 
Born in Fitchburg, MA, on March 25, 1914, the daughter of the late Alfred F. and Elenora (Snell) McSheehy. She was a graduate of Chelmsford High School and the Valedictorian of the Class of 1931.
She was employed with Norman E. Day Electrical Company in Westford, as a Bookkeeper for over 20 years.
She was a member of the North Chelmsford Congregational Church, where she also participated as the past Choir Director, and a member of the West Dennis Congregational Church.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William J. and Catharine (Herder) Vennard of Columbia, MD, and Peter R. and Catherine (Lyons) Vennard of Chelmsford, three stepchildren, Janis H. and her husband, Matthew P. Clarke of Harwichport, MA, Cynthia A. and her husband, Paul Putnam of Brunswick, ME, and Roberta F. and her husband, John H. Merkl of Boca Raton, FL, a brother and sister-in-law, John and Cecile (Pinette) McSheehy of Apopka, FL, a sister-in-law, Margaret (Lyons) McSheehy of Cavendish, VT, seven grandchildren, Kirsten and her husband Bryan O'Neill of Columbia, MD, Scott Vennard of Eldersburg, MD, Rebecca and her husband Mark Sturzo of Litchfield, NH, Kristina Vennard of North Chelmsford, and Eric Vennard, Caitlin Vennard, and Timothy Vennard all of Chelmsford, and 5 great-grandchildren.
She was the sister of the late Alfred "Mickey" McSheehy, Jr., of Cavendish, VT.

FUNERAL NOTICE 
WILSON, of Chelmsford, died July 26, 2000. Mary A. (McSheehy) (Vennard) Wilson. A Graveside Service will be held Fri. at 11 am at the Fairview Cemetery, Main St., N. Chelmsford. No Visiting Hours. Memorials may be made in her name to the Chelmsford High School Alumni Assoc., 200 Richardson Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD 978-251-4041. 


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