Lorraine A. (Briere) West
Lifelong resident of the City;
Lorraine A. (Briere) West, age 86 of Lowell, died peacefully on Friday morning October 2nd, 2015 at Heritage Nursing Care Center.
Lorraine was the beloved wife of the late John West who died in 1996.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 3, 1928, the daughter of the late Adrian “Leo” Briere and the late Helen “Ella” (Cormier) Briere, she received her education in the Lowell school system.
Prior to her retirement, Lorraine worked at the VA Hospital in Bedford for many years.
In her spare time, she enjoyed taking family trips to Las Vegas and Hampton Beach, crossword puzzles, reading, dancing, spending time with friends and relaxing at home.
She is survived by her daughter Shirley (West) Peirce and son-in-law Joseph Peirce of Lowell; her three grandchildren James Peirce and wife Kim of Dracut, Eleanor (Peirce) Hatch and husband Mark of Methuen, and Brian Peirce and partner Ryan MacLean of Nashua, NH; her three great grandchildren Joseph Bernardini, Jacqueline Peirce, and Ms. Riley Peirce; her many nieces and nephews and her longtime friend Maureen Scanlon of Lowell.
She was also the mother of the late Brian West.
Private Funeral Services were held for the family. E-condolences at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Open Pantry of Greater Lowell, 13 Hurd St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Marcia A. Cryan
Loving mother and grandmother, 76
Marcia A. (Lynch) Cryan, 76, formerly of Tyngsboro and Billerica, died Thursday morning, October 8th at Genesis Westford House with her loving daughter and granddaughter by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late James Thomas Cryan who died October 17, 2007.
Born in Brighton, Massachusetts, October 14, 1938, a daughter of the late James F. and the late Dorothea (O'Donoghue) Lynch, she relocated to Billerica with her family and was a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School in the Class of 1957.
Before retiring, Marcia was employed as a Medical Business Office Manager at various local doctors’ offices and nursing facilities.
Among her many activities, Marcia was a member of the Rivier Prayer Community in Nashua and a former Eucharistic Minister at St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford. She also enjoyed shopping with her granddaughter and was an avid N.E. Patriots fan.
Above all else, she loved the quality time she spent with her family, especially gatherings and dinners prepared by her cherished son-in-law “Stevie”.
Marcia is survived by two daughters Kathleen Cryan of Madison, WI and Pauline M. Giordano and her husband Stephen of Tyngsboro, MA; her precious granddaughter Alexandra H. Giordano of Tyngsboro, MA; her dear friends Nancy Purcell, Diana Bedard and Paul Gauvreau; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Judd, James, Albert, Dorothea, Virginia and Audrey.
Marcia’s family would like to thank the compassionate staff and residents of Genesis Westford House, LifeChoice Hospice, Circle Home Hospice, the doctors and staff of Nephrology Associates, and Riverside Medical Group for their loving care and support for Marcia and her entire family.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Her Funeral will take place from the funeral home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock followed by her Funeral Mass at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH in North Chelmsford at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Westford House Activities Committee, 3 Park Drive, Westford, MA 01886. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Joyce E. Marais
Joyce E. Marais, 57, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died Monday, October 5th at her home.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 15, 1958, daughter of the late Albert G. and the late Susan T. (Lamb) Marais, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
Joyce is survived by two sisters Diane Stockton and the late Peter Stockton; Christine Cue and husband Jeffrey; brothers Richard A. Marais and wife Patricia, David J. Marais and wife Joan; Paul J. Marais and wife Jeanne; and Jon C. Marais and wife Jennifer; and many nieces and nephews.
She is also predeceased by brothers Stephen D. Marais, Albert G. Marais Jr., Michael E. Marais and her sister Karen M. Scott.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Committal Service on Tuesday, October 13th at ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY CHAPEL, 96 Riverneck Road in Chelmsford at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow in the family lot. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing to make contributions in her memory: St. Vincent De Paul Society, 701 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME-LOWELL (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Bessie E. Natsios
Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 95
Bessie E. Natsios, 95, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 6th at Carleton Willard Village in Bedford. She was the widow of George A. Natsios who died in 1983.
Bessie was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on September 12, 1920, the daughter of the late Elias and Eleni (Mangiavas) Eliopoulos. She attended Lowell public schools and graduated from Lowell High School in 1938 with honors.
Bessie held several bookkeeping jobs throughout her life, including working as a bookkeeper for the Lark Dress Company and the 20th Century Shoes.
She was a lifelong member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, the Philoptochos, the Daughters of Penelope and the Friends of the Osterville Library.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband to several countries and for over 30 years she enjoyed summers at her home in Osterville (Cape Cod) with her family. In her later years, her family remained the center of her life. She enjoyed many visits, family gatherings and celebrations.
Bessie is survived by her daughters Elaine N. and her husband George P. Patsourakos of Billerica and Atty. Andrea Natsios of Waltham as well as Andrea’s longtime companion William G. Chalifoux. She was the cherished grandmother of Catherine and her husband Salvatore LaRosa of Hudson, MA and Juliana and her husband Matthew Jarvis of Burlington, MA. She was the doting great-“Grammy” of Joseph and Ava LaRosa and triplets Nicholas, Christopher and Eliana Jarvis. She is also survived by her brother-in-law James Natsios and his wife Maria, sisters-in-law Mitzi Natsios and Patricia Natsios, and many nieces and nephews.
Bessie was pre-deceased by her siblings Ethel, James, George (lost at sea in World War II), Pauline, Peter and Chris.
Her family would like to thank the entire staff and caregivers of Carleton Willard Village for the compassionate care that they provided to Bessie while she resided there.
Bessie will be remembered as a highly spirited lady with great love and concern for her family.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock followed by her Funeral Service at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH of the HOLY TRINITY at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Elevator Fund of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 62 Lewis St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.