Jean Marie Sylvester-Grigoriou
Jean Marie Sylvester-Grigoriou, 54, of Lowell, died Thursday, December 5th at her home following an extended illness.
Born in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, April 26, 1959, the daughter of Nancy (Cook) (Sylvester) Mello and her husband Robert of West Melbourne, FL and the late Vincent Sylvester, she attended Tewksbury, Massachusetts schools and was a graduate of Tewksbury High School in the Class of 1977. She then went on to earn her certificate as a hairdresser.
Before illness forced her retirement, Jean Marie was employed as a cook at various local area pizza shops. Previously, she was a hairdresser at Debbie’s Hair Salon in Lowell.
Among her many activities, Jean Marie enjoyed knitting, sewing and playing video games. Known to be very artistic, she loved painting.
In addition to her mother and step-father, Jean Marie is survived by a daughter Nancy Celado of Lowell, MA; a son David Batten of Allston, MA; three grandchildren Adrian Celado, Alecia Gonzales and Arrianna Cartagena all of Lowell, MA; three sisters Susan Sylvester of Tewksbury, MA, Lynne Dykeman of Lowell, MA and Bobbi Mears and her husband Martin of Crestview, FL; a brother Vincent “Jay” Sylvester and his wife Jodi of Palm Bay, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also sister of the late Paul L. Sylvester.
Her graveside Committal Service will be held Monday morning, December 9th at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury at 11:30 A.M. Directions at www.stmarycemetery.com.
Phyllis V. Forest
Phyllis V. Forest, 84, of Lowell, died Tuesday, November 25th at Wingate at Belvidere in Lowell.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Albert P. And the late Bernadette (McKinnon) Forest.
Before retiring, Phyllis was employed with the former Heinz Electric Company in Lowell for many years.
Phyllis is survived by a daughter Anna Maria Roy of Allentown, NH; six grandchildren Steven Roy, Michelle Roy and Melissa Roy all of Allentown, NH and Kevin Roy, Tiffany Roy and Brianna Roy all of Concord, NH; a great-granddaughter Emma Roy; and a brother Al Forest.
Her graveside Committal Service will be held Wednesday morning at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury at 9:30 A.M. Directions at www.stmarycemetery.com.
Panayota (Zingovas) Lanoue
Lifelong resident of Lowell,
Panayota (Zingovas) Lanoue, 96, a lifelong resident of the City, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 28, 2013 at the Blaire House in Tewksbury.
She was the beloved wife of the late Emery Lanoue, who passed away December 16, 1964.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 16, 1917, the daughter of the late Demetrios and the late Anastasia Zingovas, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
As a young woman, Panayota worked during World War II at Remington Arms making bullets for our military and later served as a manager at the former Scriptures Cleaners.
She was a proud and lifelong member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity.
Panayota opened her heart, arms and home to embrace her extended family and friends.
A very loving and caring grandmother, her smile, laughter and caring ways will be missed by all.
Panayota is survived by her three children Thomas Lanoue of Lowell, Barbara (Lanoue) El Kareh and her husband Tony of Lowell and Anastasia (Lanoue) Benoit and her husband Roger of Lowell; her grandchildren Khalil El Kareh, Demetrios El Kareh, Panayota El Kareh and Tiffany Benoit; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Paras Sutton and Rena Boutselis.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Wednesday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Gladys K. Assaly
Gladys K. Assaly, 90, of North Chelmsford, the last of seven brothers and sisters, died peacefully Tuesday evening at Lowell General Hospital.
Born in Montreal, Canada, the daughter of the late Akle G. and the late Annisee (Sikkey) Assaly, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
Gladys worked as a Secretary for Goodwill Industries in Lowell for many years until her retirement.
She was a longtime devout member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell.
Gladys will be sadly missed by her family, whom she enjoyed spending all of her time with. She is survived by her nephew Donald Mansur of North Chelmsford; two nieces, Ida Sheehan and her husband Daniel of North Chelmsford and Alice Assaly of Frazier Park, CA; five great nieces: Nora Sheehan and Rachel Sheehan, both of Lynn; Hannah Sheehan, Keara Sheehan and Bridget Sheehan all of North Chelmsford, and a great nephew, Timothy Sheehan of North Chelmsford.
Gladys was predeceased by all of her siblings, with whom she was very close. She was the sister of the late Jennie Mansur, the late Wilfred G. Assaly, the late Michael G. Assaly, the late Mary M. Assaly, the late Adelene M. Assaly, and the late Linda T. Assaly.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Monday morning at 10 o’clock followed by her Funeral Service at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial n the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 44 Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.