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John J. "Jack" Scott, Jr. Print E-mail

John J. “Jack” Scott, Jr.
Beloved father, grandfather, brother-in-law, and uncle;

John J. “Jack” Scott, Jr., 83, of Dracut, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 9, 2024, at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, MA.

He was the beloved husband of the late Paula (L’Heureux) Scott, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in Lowell, MA, June 28, 1941, the son of the late John J. and the late Dorothy (Lefebvre) Scott, he attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the class of 1959.

John proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Prior to his retirement, John worked for 35 years in several positions for Mass Electric (now National Grid), starting as a Lineman and ending his career in the field engineering department. He was a longtime member and former Treasurer of IBEW Local 326.

Among his many interests, John enjoyed Irish dancing and traveling with his wife and family. He especially loved being with his children and grandchildren. John was also a longtime member of the former Billerica Irish-American Social Club.

John is survived by a daughter, Christine P. Hamilton and her husband Bruce of Hampstead, NH; two sons, Michael J. Scott and his wife Susan Snow of Arlington, MA, and Kevin P. Scott and his wife Kathleen of Lowell, MA; eight grandchildren, Jack, Kevin, Timothy, Sean, and Seamus Scott, Meaghan and Mikaela Hamilton, and William Birmingham and his wife Deanna Christiansen; a sister-in-law, Phyllis C. Scott of Dracut, MA; a brother-in-law, Marc L’Heureux and his wife Mary of Manchester Township, NJ; and three nieces and nephews, Tracy, Marc, and Aime.

He was the brother of the late Leonard W. Scott and the late Kevin F. Scott.

The Scott family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff at The Arbors in Dracut for the care, concern and compassion for their father during his time there.

Friends may call on Monday, July 15, 2024, at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. His Funeral Mass will be held at ST. RITA CHURCH in LOWELL, MA, on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) Unit at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Andrea H. (Spanos) Carr Print E-mail

Andrea H. (Spanos) Carr
Beloved Sister, Aunt, Niece and Godmother;

Andrea H. (Spanos) Carr, 71, of Lowell, Massachusetts, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, passed away Suddenly & Unexpectedly on Sunday July 7, 2024, at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell, MA.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, December 17, 1952, the daughter of the late Andrew G. and the late Helen V. (Vergados) Spanos, Andrea was a graduate of Lowell High School in the class of 1971.  

Prior to her retirement, Andrea worked in Accounts Receivables for Wang Laboratories. She also worked for several years at Scott Hardware on Bridge Street in Lowell, MA.

Andrea was a Selfless, Kind and Caring Person, who enjoyed the company of so many. She loved Crochet, Weeding, Solitaire and especially loved animals and her precious Chihuahua named Kookla. 

Andrea is survived by three brothers: George J. “Joe” Spanos and his wife Bethany of Andover, Paul A. Spanos and his wife Susan of Dracut, Nicholas A. Spanos and his wife Sharon of Lowell, MA; three nieces Samantha Mahoney and her husband Brendan of Dracut, Helena Spanos of Lowell, and Destiny Spanos of Andover; four nephews, James Spanos and his wife Jennifer of Tyngsboro, Nicky Spanos and his wife Rachael of Pelham, NH, Andrew Spanos of Lowell, and Demetri Spanos of Andover; four grandnephews Aaron, Colin, Jonathan and Benjamin; a grandniece Mia Mahoney, her uncle Charles Spanos of Lowell, and several cousins who she loved and adored. 

Relatives and friends may attend her Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Monday July 15, 2024, from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. followed by her Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11:45 A.M. Burial will be private for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Olympia (Zapsalis) Rigopoulos Print E-mail

Olympia (Zapsalis) Rigopoulos
Beloved mother and aunt;


Olympia (Zapsalis) Rigopoulos, 93, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, passed away on Sunday June 30, 2024, at home.

She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore Soterios Rigopoulos.

Born in Grevena, Greece, September 14, 1930, the daughter of the late George and the late Katherine (Gougas) Zapsalis, she attended Nashua Schools and was a graduate of Nashua High School in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Olympia’s life was devoted to raising her two daughters, caring for her beloved husband and cultivating her family home.

She is survived by two daughters Karen Rigopoulos of Chelmsford, MA, Pamela Rihani and her partner Bob Mancini of East Greenwich, RI and Achilles; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

All Services will be held privately for the family. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 62 Lewis St. Lowell, MA, 01854. Arrangements are by the O DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. LOWELL, MA.

Lillian S. (Ghareeb) Panagopoulos Print E-mail

Lillian S. (Ghareeb) Panagopoulos
Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend;

Lillian S. (Ghareeb) Panagopoulos, of Dracut, passed away on Monday June 10, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Paul Panagopoulos, Sr., who passed away in 2018.

Born in Salem, MA on August 11, 1933, the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Elizabeth (William) Ghareeb, she was a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Lowell. Lil attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Lillian's world revolved around her family. For many years she loved hosting family celebrations, holidays, and gatherings, including the ever-popular Wednesday night spaghetti supper. Her never-ending love for her family was evident in all that she did.  

Always remembered for her quick wit and beautiful beaming smile, Lil’s caring nature and words of wisdom will forever live on in those who knew her.

She enjoyed summer vacations at Hampton Beach and loved travelling overseas, particularly to Greece and Italy. Recently Lil enjoyed new friendships and activities during her daily visits to the Chelmsford Senior Center.  

Lillian worked as a Secretary at Bay State Furniture (her family-owned business), as well as for Raytheon Corporation in Lowell. She also worked as a Tax Examiner for the Internal Revenue Service in Andover. Later, she worked as an Administrative Assistant at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, College of Management, until her retirement in 1996.

She is survived by her 3 children, Martha Stewart of Dracut, Lisa Panagopoulos of Florida, and Paul Panagopoulos Jr. and his wife, Christine of Lowell; her 8 grandchildren, April Beyeler and her husband Ben, Sara Stewart and her partner Jonathan Barron, Andrew Verras, Kristina Hannon and her husband Bryan, Paul Verras, Steven Verras, Lily Panagopoulos, and Nicholas Panagopoulos; her 3 great-grandchildren, Sophia Stewart, Nico Barron, and Atlas Beyeler; her 3 sisters Beverly Ghareeb, Gwendolyn Noonan, and Gale Nikolopoulos and her husband George; her 2 Godchildren, Susan McArthur and Sandra Tgibides; former son-in-law, Alexander Verras, many nieces, nephews,  in-laws, and friends.

The family wishes to thank Lillian's caregiving team who loved and cared for her in her time of need: Denise, Shafic, Jane, Chrisine, Maggie, and Jenn.

Relatives and friends may attend her calling hours on Thursday morning June 13, 2024, at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 66 Bowers St. in Lowell, MA from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. Her Funeral Services will follow in the Church at 11 o’clock. Lil’s burial will be at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 44 Bowers St., Lowell, MA. 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA 978) 458-8768.

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