Peter Alexandris, 81, of Andover, MA, died Wednesday evening August 20, 2014 in Andover surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of the late Maria (Kostarelas) Alexandris who died July 6, 2000.
Born in Grevena, Greece, May 21, 1933, the son of the late Demetri and the late Anastatsia (Korovas) Alexandris, he attended schools in Grevena and graduated from Grevena High School in Greece.
Prior to his retirement, Peter was a mason contractor in New England where he owned and operated Glenview Masons in Lowell for over 30 years.
Peter enjoyed spending his winters in Sarasota, Florida. When in Florida he enjoyed walking on the beach and socializing with his Florida friends.
He is survived by his son Greg P. Alexandris and his wife Maria of Andover; his daughter Debbie Telios and her husband Chris of Andover; four grandsons Evan Telios, Peter Telios, Peter Alexandris and Leonides Alexandris, all of Andover.
At his request all services were held privately. E-condolences at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Constantine and Helen Church, 71 Chandler Rd., Andover, MA 01810. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – in LOWELL at (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Thomas M. Fleming
Thomas Michael Fleming, 74, of Acton, died peacefully on Sunday, August 17th at Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Donna J. (Sullivan) (Burns) Fleming who survives him.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 20, 1940, the son of the late James H. and the late Nora T. (Cahill) Fleming, he attended St, Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Keith Academy in the Class of 1957. He then went on to graduate from Boston Art School in 1961.
While at Keith Academy, he was encouraged by his art teacher to join the school newspaper staff as an illustrator and cartoonist. From there, his love of art and design was kindled into a variety of endeavors. Upon graduation from art school, he became Art Director for a Boston film production company. He joined Westinghouse Broadcasting as their first Director of Creative Services for stations in Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburg and San Francisco.
After working for additional TV groups, Washington Post Broadcasting and Metro Media Broadcasting, he became an independent producer for a number of clients, private corporations, government agencies and Public Broadcasting. He produced one of the first documentaries in the People’s Republic of China. Eventually, he set new directions designing and fabricating church furniture, alters, baptismal fonts, carved custom signage and painting wall murals for private homes and public areas.
Tom’s first one man show was at the Whistler House Parker Gallery over 50 years ago and once again he showed a recent collection of 27 new works. His current works are of a personal nature inspired as a breast and pancreatic cancer patient since 2006.
In addition to his wife Donna, Tom is survived by two daughters Julia Reade of Arlington, MA and Jennifer (Reade) Bliss and her husband Timothy of Merrimack, NH; three step-daughters Kathleen (Burns) Drowne and her husband Michael of Stamford, CT, Kara (Burns) Heller and her husband Gerald of Guilford, CT and Colleen (Burns) Harrison and her husband William of Round Rock, TX; He was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren Caitlin, Megan and Sam Bliss, Annie and Jack Drowne, Thomas, Robert and Elizabeth Heller and Sarah, Kyle and Kelly Harrison; also survived by his brother Francis J. Fleming and his wife Judith of Warren, NH.
He was also brother of the late Mary Jo (Fleming) McSorley.
Tom will be remembered by family and friends for his love of art and the enjoyment that his studio provided him with purpose and solace in his later years.
In keeping in accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attended his Memorial Mass to be celebrated on Saturday morning at ST. CATHERINE of ALEXANDRIA PARISH, 107 N. Main Street in Westford at 9 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Parmenter Foundation, Inc., 400 Boston Post Road, Suite 1A, Sudbury, MA 01776. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Roland S. “Larry” Doyle, Jr.
of Hampton, NH, formerly of N. Chelmsford, 75
Roland S. “Larry” Doyle, Jr., 75, of Hampton, NH but formerly of North Chelmsford, MA and North Ft. Myers, FL, died Monday August 18, 2014 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, NH surrounded by his loving family.
Larry, who was also known as “Pudge” to those who knew him well, was the beloved husband of Jane F. (Sullivan) Doyle, who survives him and with whom they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this October 17th, 2014.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 11, 1938, the son of the late Roland S. and the late Anastasia S. (Ablacinski) Doyle, he attended Chelmsford schools and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School in the Class of 1956.
Larry was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Reserves.
Prior to his retirement, Larry was a technician with the New England Telephone Company for over 30 years.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford.
Larry realized his dream by living the last 20 years at Hampton Beach. In addition to his love of the beach, he also enjoyed cheering on the Patriots, playing the Ukelele and offering funny “fatherly advice” to his family. He will be missed by many family and friends.
Besides his wife, Larry is survived by three sons Lawrence S. Doyle and his wife Christine of Tampa, FL, Michael E. Doyle of Lowell and Steven M. Doyle and his wife Kathleen of Derry, NH; two grandchildren Cassidy L. Doyle of Tampa, FL and Liam S. Doyle of Derry, NH; a brother James M. Doyle and his wife Sandra of Moultonboro, NH; a sister –in-law Leslie Georgoulis and her husband Stephen W. of Scottsdale, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at ST. JOHN the EVANGELIST CHURCH in N. Chelmsford at 10 o’clock. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery in N. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Arthur J. Leonard
U.S. Marines, veteran of Vietnam War
Arthur J. Leonard, 64, a resident of the Pawtucketville section of the City, died Friday morning surrounded by his loving family.
He was the beloved husband of Earline A. (Asselin) Leonard, his wife of 43 years.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 30, 1949, the son of the late Harold C. and the late Doris (Picard) Leonard, he received his education in the Lowell school system.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Arthur was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corp, serving as a Lance Corporal and was awarded the National Defense Service, Vietnamese Service and Campaign Medals as well as the Combat Action Ribbon.
Arthur worked as a groundskeeper with the Maintenance Department at U/Mass Lowell for over 20 years.
A true family man, Arthur enjoyed working outdoors and playing cards, especially Texas Hold Em.
Besides his wife, Arthur is survived by a daughter Tina G. Leonard of Lowell; two sons Steven R. Leonard and his wife Martha of Dracut and Jason P. Leonard and his wife Melissa of San Antonio, TX; six grandchildren Elyse and Kyle Maranda of Lowell, Alicia Leonard of Dracut and William, Andrew and Matthew Leonard of San Antonio, TX; a sister Nancy Causey and her husband Ronnie of Calhoun, LA; two brothers Donald Leonard and his wife Marie of Dracut and David Leonard and his wife Patricia of Londonderry, NH; a sister-in-law Cheryl Leonard of Kenosha, WI.
He was also the brother of the late Larry Leonard
Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH at 9 o’clock. Committal Services will be private. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society of MA, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978 or 866) 458-8768.