LOWELL Doreen (Boon) McCullough, 90, of Lowell, passed away after a long illness on Friday, May 31, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of the late Joseph P. McCullough who passed away in April of 1995.
She was born on August 30, 1928 in Yorkshire, England and was the daughter of the late William and Florence Boon. She was a British war bride, marrying Joseph in 1945. A year later she migrated to the United States, settling in Lowell, where they began their family.
Doreen resided in the Belvidere section of the city and was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church. She attended nursing school in England and continued to work in the nursing field while raising her family. She specialized in newborn care which was easy for her because she had such a kind, patient, and nurturing heart. At the age of 7 she learned how to knit and has since loved knitting, and even knitted right up until her last days. Above all else, she adored time spent with her family.
She is survived by her children, Joseph McCullough Jr., and his wife, Ebon of New Ipswich, NH, Margaret Brockway Krezanosky and her husband, Michael of New Port Richey, FL, Nancy Briand and her husband, Greg of Nashua, NH, Thomas McCullough and his wife, Lora, of New Ipswich, NH, and Toni Nolet and her husband, Michael of Lowell; her longtime companion, Charles ‘Jack’ Farrell, of Lowell; her seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren who all were the apple of her eye, her sister, Josephine Waring of England, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Doreen was also the mother of the late Francis McCullough and the late Patrick McCullough.