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Theresa L. (Fitzgerald) Lally

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Theresa L. (Fitzgerald) Lally, R.N.

Retired pediatric nurse
at Saints Medical Center

LOWELL -- Theresa L. "Bobby" (Fitzgerald) Lally, R.N., of Lowell, died Saturday morning, at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford surrounded by her loving family.

Theresa was the wife of the late Robert J. Lally who died in 1989.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 3, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Mabel Ada (Purtell) Fitzgerald and the late Richard P. Fitzgerald.

She was proud of her "Acre" connection. She attended St. Patrick Grammar School and graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1946.

Theresa completed her nurses' training from St. John's Hospital School of Nursing in Lowell in 1949.

She served in the United States Navy Nurse's Corp, during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1953 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieut. J.G.

Theresa worked in the Pediatric Department at Saints Medical Center until her retirement in 1990.

A communicant of St. Margaret's Church in Lowell, she maintained membership in the Ladies Sodality and the League of Catholic Women.

Theresa is survived a son, Robert J. Lally and his wife, Dr. Amanda Brown of Syracuse, NY; a daughter, Moira M. Silva and her husband, Steve Silva of Lowell; six grandchildren, Harrison, Luke and Declan Silva, Skylar Lally-Brown, Kiana an Aislan Lally; two nieces, Patricia Fitzgerald Pollard and her son, Jonathan of Lowell, Brenda and Steve Mello of Lowell; three nephews, Richard, James and Eugene Fitzgerald; many dear cousins, Edward Shanahan, Muriel Haggerty, Ursula Shanahan, all of Lowell, Cheryl and Robert Guernsey and family of Dunstable, Colleen and David Hancock of Chelmsford, Ann and Glen Cote and family of Lowell, Dr. Terrance Griffin D.M.D and family of Milton, Gary Griffin of Hyde Park. Also extended members of the Purtell family and the extended O'Connell family, and her loving in-law Lally family especially James and Cheryl Lally of Billerica.

She was also the sister of the late Richard P. Fitzgerald, LFD, and cousin of the late Gail A. Morse R.N. and the late Kay Curran.

LALLY -- In Chelmsford, MA, December 15, 2012, at Sunny Acres, Theresa L. "Bobby" (Fitzgerald) Lally, R.N., 84, of Lowell, wife of the late Robert J. Lally. At her request, there will be no calling hours.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday afternoon at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 1:00 P.M. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. E-condolences at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contribution in her memory to St. Margaret Church Building Fund, 374 Stevens St., Lowell, MA 01851 or the Merrimack Valley Animal Shelter, Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors, James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Published in Lowell Sun from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2012
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