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Kathy O'Connor Print E-mail

Kathy O’Connor

Beloved sister, aunt and friend;

Kathy O’Connor, 68, of Lowell, died peacefully at home with her loving family by her side.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 1, 1950, a daughter of the late Patrick and the late Bridie (Conway) O’Connor, she attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar school and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Before retirement, Kathy was a well known mortgage broker with Northern Mass Telephone Workers Credit Union (nka Align Credit Union) for over 37 years.

Over her career, she made many personal and professional friendships. 

Among her many interests, Kathy enjoyed playing cribbage and being on her computer staying connected, but her most cherished times were with her family and friends. 

Kathy is survived by her sister Jackie Healy and her husband Robert of Lowell; two nephews Robert W. Healy of Melrose and his wife Anne Marie and Kevin P. Healy and his wife Wendy of Melrose; three grandnephews Timothy, Brian and Brendan; three grandnieces Addison, Lauren and Emily; lifelong family friend Brian Sullivan and his wife Joanne of Hollis, NH; and her brother-in-law William Keegan and his wife Elizabeth of Lowell.

She was also predeceased by her sister Patricia O’Connor Keegan and a dear friend Gladys Wood.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CHURCH at 11 o’clock followed by burial at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.   


Phyllis (Evans) Panagiotareas Print E-mail


Phyllis (Evans) Panagiotareas

Retired secretary Hanscom Air Force Base;

Phyllis (Evans) Panagiotareas, 90, of Lowell, passed away at Palm Manor in Chelmsford surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Panagiotareas who died in 1986.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 24, 1928, a daughter of the late James and the late Edna (Ryan) Evans, she received her education in the Lowell school system.
Phyllis retired from Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford where she worked as a secretary for many years.
A communicant of St. Patrick Church, she  was also a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality of her parish.
Phyllis enjoyed her nightly card games with her sisters, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her sister-in-law Judith Evans of Dunstable; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and her very special grandnephew and grandniece Ryan P. Witts and Ashlyn M. Witts, both of Pepperell.
She was predeceased by her siblings Brendan Evans, Carol Evans, Rita Totton, Ann Gacek; and her niece Nancy Desmond.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday at ST. PATRICK CHURCH at 11:30 A.M. followed by burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.


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Johannah K. Mullen Print E-mail

Johannah K. Mullen

loving mother , grandmother, sister, aunt and friend;

      Johannah K. Mullen, 69, of Haverhill, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday January 27, 2019 after a long illness.

      She was born in Lowell, MA on March 25, 1949 to the late Thomas and Alice (Grugan) Ahearn.

      Johannah graduated from Lowell High School, Class of 1966. She went on to attend Lowell State Teacher’s College and was employed for many years at the University of Lowell as a Librarian  

      She is survived by her daughter Heather Gallagher of Phoenix Arizona; three grandsons Jason Vezina and Ryan Vezina of Franklin, NH and Jonathan Gallagher of Phoenix Arizona. She is also survived by her sister Martha Griffiths of Ayer, MA and her brother Thomas Ahearn and his wife Patricia of Danville, NH, a nephew Donald Griffiths and his wife Lisa of Pepperell, MA and one niece Lindsey Ahearn of Portland Maine.

      At her request, Funeral Services will be private. E-condolences at Arrangements by O’Donnell Funeral Home – Lowell - (978) 458-8768.                         

George D. Kouloheras Print E-mail

George D. Kouloheras

Loving son, brother, uncle and Boy Scout Leader

George D. Kouloheras, 54, of Lowell, a member of a well known Lowell family, died unexpectedly Sunday January 27, 2019 at his residence. 

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 26, 1964 he was a son of Janice A. (Lefebvre) Kouloheras and the late James G. Kouloheras who died October 24, 2018.

George attended the Franco American School, Class of 1978, and was a 1982 graduate of Bishop Guertin High School.  He attended the University of Massachusetts Lowell and was a graduate of Newbury College in Boston majoring in Culinary Arts.

With a life passion of culinary and hospitality, for over 30 years, George worked in the restaurant business beginning at the former Windsor Mills and Mill House Restaurants as a line cook, then chef and eventually becoming the General Manager.  Following his years at Windsor Mills, he was the Food Service Director at Middlesex Community College at the Bedford campus for ten years.  For the past four years, he served students, families and staff at EDCO Collaborative in Bedford, MA as their Director of Culinary Services. He also spent many years supporting the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Foundation beginning with his own youth scholarship through adulthood as a mentor. 

George enjoyed the woods and camping and spent a near lifetime engaging and mentoring young people in leadership development through the local Boy Scouts of America programs in greater Lowell and the Merrimack Valley. An Eagle Scout himself from Troop 80 in Dracut, George was elected to Scouting's National Honor Society, the Order of the Arrow, and active in its local organization beginning in Wannalancit Lodge in 1977 through 2019 in Pennacook Lodge. George served as Lodge Chief leading greater Lowell and as Section Chief leading Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine and was conferred the Vigil Honor; a recognition he held with great pride and spirit. A second home to George was Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, NH, a place where he and his Brothers in Scouting experienced many of life's adventures in outdoor skills, youth leadership, spirit and friendship. A special place where common, positive experiences bound together generations of scouts and where George always felt welcomed, loved and connected to the Earth and his Brothers. George will forever be remembered as not only the camp chef but as the camp historian, a trusted adviser, a loyal friend, and as one of its spirit keepers.  

For many years, George enjoyed summers at the family home at Camp Ellis Beach in Saco, Maine with all of his family and many friends. 

In addition to his mother Janice of Dracut, George is survived by his brother, Michael J.  Kouloheras and his wife Melinda of Amesbury, MA; a nephew, Jonah Santiago of Amesbury, MA; two aunts, Daphne Zaralidis and her husband John of Lowell, MA and Elizabeth Kouloheras and her partner Arlene Hinckley of Barnstable, MA; two uncles, William Kouloheras and his wife Dede of Cape Coral, FL and Harry Kouloheras and his wife Joy of Tyngsboro, MA and many cousins and dear friends.


KOULOHERAS—Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. AT FLETCHER from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock.  Burial will be private.  E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome .com.  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to The Key Foundation, Inc. online at           Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell Jr. (978) 458-8768.







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