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Sadie K. (Haddad) Beshara Print E-mail

Sadie K. (Haddad) Beshara

Beloved mother and grandmother;

Sadie K. (Haddad) Beshara, 87, a resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, died Saturday evening at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late James T. Beshara who died December 6, 2011.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, May 11, 1927, the daughter of the late Frank and the late Angelina (Haddad) Haddad, she received her education in the Worcester school system.

Sadie took great pleasure in being a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, various forms of crafting and dancing.

She and her late husband Jim enjoyed travelling together and spending time with family and friends. Above all, she treasured her role as “Sitto” to her beloved granddaughters.

Sadie is survived by her two daughters Linda A. Beshara of Lowell and Brenda A. Pucciarelli and her husband Mark of Londonderry, NH; her twin granddaughters Gabriella and Olivia Pucciarelli both of Londonderry; three sisters-in-law: Martha Haddad of Millbury, Lorraine Haddad of Worcester and Thelma Ball and her husband John of Charlotte, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters: Dahar E. “Danny” Haddad, William G. Haddad, Nazley A. Perrone, Eli R. Haddad and Norma K. Haddad.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH at 10:30 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the St. Margaret Parish Renewal and Renovation Fund, 374 Stevens St., Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 
Catherine H. Andrews Print E-mail

 

Catherine H. Andrews

 
 Catherine H. (Housianitis) Andrews, 89, of Lowell, died Monday, October 27th at Lowell General Hospital/Saints Campus. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew (Andriopoulos) Andrews who died October 2, 1981.
 Born in Lamia, Greece, March 27, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Athanasios and the late Anastasia (Antonopoulos) Housianitis.
 Before retiring, Catherine was employed as a solderer with Wang Laboratories in Lowell. Previously, she worked as a seamstress at Lark Dress Company and Lowell Dress Company both in Lowell.
 Catherine was a longtime member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Lowell where she was also a member of the Philoptochos Society.
 Among her many interests, she was known to be a great seamstress and cook and absolutely loved entertaining her family and friends. Being all about family, she was extremely devoted to her children, siblings, nieces, nephews and godson.  
 Catherine is survived by a daughter Alice Andrews of Lowell; a son Peter A. Andrews of Lowell; a brother Costas Housianitis of Salisbury, MA; several nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Greece; and her godson Stephen Xigoros of Lowell.
 She was also sister of the late John A. Housianitis who died May 17, 2011.
 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 her Funeral Service to be celebrated Friday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH of the HOLY TRINITY at 10 o’clock. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, Lewis St, Lowell, MA 01854 or Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 360 Merrimack St, Lawrence, MA 01843. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 

 
Thomas P. Hogan, Jr. Print E-mail

Thomas P. Hogan

Beloved son and brother;

Thomas P. Hogan, Jr, 59, passed away peacefully at Lowell General Hospital on Friday, October 24, with his family by his side.

He was born March 21, 1955 in Lowell, Mass, a son of Thomas P. and Teresa K. (Hayes) Hogan of Lowell.

A graduate of the Immaculate Conception School in Lowell, he attended St John’s Prep and Lowell High and received his Associates Degree from Essex Agricultural School.  For many years, Tom was an active member of the Renaissance Club in Lowell, MA.

Among his numerous interests were the environment, politics and sports. He was an avid fan of all Boston sports teams, especially the Red Sox and the New England Patriots.  He had an amazing memory and was frequently the ‘go to’ person when family members were trying to remember sports memorabilia from years past.

Tom touched the hearts of many of the compassionate caregivers who have taken care of him throughout the years.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters  Maureen Hogan and her husband, Andy Riebs of York, Maine and Ann T Hogan of Malden, MA; his aunt, Sister Timothy Marie Hogan of Wellesley and his uncle William T Hogan, formerly of Chelmsford, MA (now residing in Mobile, Alabama) and numerous cousins and friends.

He was the brother of the late Joseph E. Hogan who died in 1998.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill of Greater Lowell. 391 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 

 

 
Margaret M. "Peggy" (Sullivan) Shannon Print E-mail

Margaret M. “Peggy” (Sullivan) Shannon

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister;

Margaret M. “Peggy” (Sullivan) Shannon, 88, a member of a well known Lowell family, died peacefully at her home in the Belvidere section of the City surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of James C. Shannon, Jr., who survives her, and with whom she would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on November 18th of this year.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 9, 1926, the daughter of the late Joseph E. and the late Helen M. (Reynolds) Sullivan, she attended both the Immaculate Conception and Academy of Notre Dame grammar schools and then went on to graduate from the Academy of Notre Dame High School in 1944.

Peggy then received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. with the Class of 1948.

A devout Catholic, she was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell and was a former member of the parish Women’s Guild.

In addition to her volunteer work at Lowell General Hospital, Peggy also was a member of the Academy of Notre Dame and the Trinity College Alumnae Associations.

She was a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister who treasured the time she spent with her family.

A bright and vibrant women, she will be deeply missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

In addition to her husband, Peggy is survived by three daughters Helen S. Russo, C.P.A. and her husband Gregory of Cedar Knolls, NJ, Margaret M. Shannon, M.D. of Newport Beach, CA and Monica S. Brems, R.N. and her husband John of Mentor, Ohio; three sons James C. Shannon, III, C.P.A. and his wife Kathleen (Sullivan) of North Chelmsford, Joseph E. Shannon and his wife Joanne (Thibeault) of Dunstable and Arthur J. Shannon and his wife Rebecca (Hollas) of Grand Rapids, MI; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; a dear sister Helen M. McNamee of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was also predeceased by her siblings Thomas, Mary, Joseph, James, William, Monica and Walter.

Friends may call at the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 NESMITH ST. in Lowell from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury.  E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.  Directions at www.mahoneyfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.     

 
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