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Chim Sao Print E-mail

Chim Sao

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather;

Chim Sao, 91, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Monday June 5, 2023, at home surronded by his loving family.

Chim was the beloved husband of Deing Phoeuk of Lowell, MA, who survives him.

Born in Kandal, Cambodia, January 6, 1932, he moved to the United Sates in 1989.

Chim was the proud father of his five children: Chaoseng Sao and his wife Vanna of Australia, Mallee Norregaard and her husband Brian of Lowell, MA, Chaosen Chim and his wife Sao Ly of Lowell, MA, Reginald Chim and his wife Somath of Lowell, MA, Peov Davies and her husband James of Westford, MA; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive Chim.

Visiting hours Sunday, June 11, 2023 beginning at 3:00 P.M. at the Trairatanaram Buddhist Temple in North Chelmsford. Funeral Monday, June 12, 2023 8:00 AM at Trairatanaram Buddhist Temple.  Burial in Westlawn II Cemetery
E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Gail Malliaros-Golec Print E-mail

Gail Malliaros-Golec

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt;

Gail Malliaros-Golec, 71, of Pelham, New Hampshire and former longtime resident of Dracut, MA passed away unexpectedly on Monday June 5, 2023, at Lowell General Hospital.

She was the beloved wife for 32 years of Henry E. “Hank” Golec, who survives her.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 6, 1952, the daughter of the late Aristomenis G. and the late Sappho “Sally” (Pelekasis) Malliaros, she attended Dracut schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School Class of 1969 where she also played field hockey.

She went on to attend Endicott College in Beverly where she received her associate degree. After graduating from Endicott College in 1971, she played tennis at Vesper Country Club and skied at Loon and Waterville Valley.

Prior to her retirement, Gail was a Director for the Office of Employment and Training for the City of Lowell. In addition, she was a licensed Real Estate Agent with Dick Lepine Real Estate for many years.

To Gail, life was one endless conversation; she loved to talk. She welcomed any opportunity to throw a party, and anyone lucky enough to have been a guest raved about her spanakopita, avgolemono soup, and chocolate chip cookies, all of which she was famous for.

From the time she was little, she was schooled by her mother, Sally, in the art of shopping. Weekly shopping trips were made near and far, earning her a black belt in style by the time she was an adult. Gail amassed an impressive assortment of exotic bags and shoes only a true expert could do.

As a youngster, she took dance lessons at the Naomi Studio in Downtown Lowell. Her annual recital thrilled most of her family, except for her younger brother, George. Gail also modeled every year as part of Malliaros Clothing, her family’s celebrated clothier.

Gail was formerly married to Peter Richardson and together they had a son, Joshua. Her favorite role was being a mother. When Joshua was growing up, she never missed his pop warner or varsity football games. She continued the tradition when she later married Hank Golec, who coached the Dracut High School baseball team for 30 years; Gail seldom skipped a baseball game. Her love for motherhood carried over into her role as the quintessential fun aunt.

She was active in Dracut politics for many years and enjoyed holding signs, sending dear friends’ cards, making phone calls, and urging her candidates to mingle at political parties. She loved the beach and vacationed extensively in Barbados, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Nantucket, and Greece. Growing up, she loved visiting her godparents and cousins, Stacey and Victor, in New York, and her Aunt Demi, Uncle George, and cousin Leah in California.

For the past 16 years, Gail’s most meaningful job was being a Yiayia to her grandson, Sergio. She shared her love of Seabrook Beach with him, his father, and his mother, Nicole, who she adored. She loved to collect seashells and sea glass to adorn one-of-a-kind objects for her loved ones. Her profound love of animals and passion for gardening is everlasting.

Besides her husband Hank, Gail is survived by her son Joshua Lee Richardson and his wife Nicole of Malden; her grandson Sergio David Richardson of Malden; two brothers George A. Malliaros and his wife Iris of Dracut and Victor A. Malliaros of Pepperell; three nieces Frances Cesar, Leah Malliaros and Zoe Malliaros; a nephew Aristomenis G. Malliaros; several grand nieces and nephews; and her former husband Peter H. Richardson of Dracut.

Gail’s lively presence and zest for life will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell on Friday June 9, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 25 Fr. John Sarantos Way in Lowell on Saturday morning at 10:00 A.M. (Please meet at church). Burial to follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.








Ann M. Grady Print E-mail

Ann M. Grady

Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend

Ann M. (Cooney) Grady, 89, of Lowell, Massachusetts died peacefully in hospice care at D’Youville Manor in Lowell on May 21, 2023.

A lifelong resident of Lowell, Ann was the daughter of the late James E. and the late Anna (Ward) Cooney.

She grew up in the Highlands, graduating from Keith Hall and Lowell State Teachers College. She began her thirty-five-year teaching career in 1955 in Westford and taught for many years in Lowell at the Reilly Elementary School and the Sullivan Middle School next door, where “Mrs. Grady” touched the lives and improved the minds of generations of fourth- and sixth-grade students.

Her college yearbook described her as “cool, calm and collected” and noted her “straight-faced humor,” traits that all who knew her saw in abundance; like her late husband, Frank W. Grady, she loved a laugh. They were married for 59 years until his passing in 2017 and lived in the same Belvedere home for most of them, though they also traveled regularly in retirement, to Nova Scotia, California, Florida, and the Caribbean.

Generous and hospitable, they both enjoyed nothing more than good company and conversation, often in the comfortable space of “Nana’s kitchen,” where she would dispense both wisdom and wisecracks in roughly equal measure.  Ann was an avid gardener and reader, especially of mysteries; a demon at cribbage, crosswords and the daily cryptoquote; a cat person, an independent and progressive thinker, and a loyal if sometimes critical fan of the Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Bruins.

She is survived by a son, Frank Grady Jr. and his wife Amy Pawl of Ladue, MO; two daughters, Annemarie Grady Bell of Londonderry, NH and Martha Abney and her husband Eric of Fremont, NH; and eight grandchildren: Katelyn, Joshua and his fiancé Cecily Macari, and Sarah Bell; Spencer and Emma Grady-Pawl; and Bridget, Emily and Ian Abney. She is also survived by her sister Rosemary (Cooney) Georges of Florida and her brother-in-law George Grady and his wife Evelyn of Lowell. Ann also leaves many nieces and nephews, and numerous extended family members and friends.

She was predeceased by her brothers James, Gerald, Robert and Arthur and sisters Estelle, Patricia (Monroe) and Marion (Kimball).

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET STREET in Lowell from 3:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday May 30, 2023. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Wednesday at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o'clock. Committal Services to follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr.  (978) 458-8768.

Geraldine DiGiacomo Print E-mail

Geraldine DiGiacomo

Beloved mother, stepmother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend;

Geraldine “Geri” (Fidler) DiGiacomo, formerly of Tewksbury and Chelmsford Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 18, 2023, at D’Youville Senior Care after a long illness.

One of nine children, Geri was born in Charlestown Massachusetts, to the late Edward J. and the late Esther J. (Miller) Fidler and grew up in Wilmington and later in Tewksbury where she graduated from High School in 1961.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Robert ‘Bob’ DiGiacomo with whom she had been married for 25 years.

A devoted mother to her four children and her grandchildren, Geri loved spending time with her family and friends.

Geri had a career for many years at Wang Laboratories where she rose through the ranks to become one of the first women director of marketing.

An avid and accomplished golfer, Geri was proud to have made two holes in one in her golf career, one in Florida and one at her home course at Long Meadow Golf Club. She was an advocate for opening the sport to women and played a key role in helping to establish the Women’s City tournament, in which she represented Long Meadow for several years.

Geri and Bob enjoyed their many years at Deerfield Beach Florida where she was an active communicant and volunteer at her church, Our Lady of Mercy.

She is survived by her children Mark Adley and his partner Robby Olsen of California, Michael Adley and his husband Giovanni Fortini of New York City, Richard Adley and his wife Debra of Chelmsford, and Tracy (Adley) Murray and her husband David of Dracut; and her stepdaughters Julie DiGiacomo Kitner and Donna Lacerte and her husband Roland of Hudson, NH; her 7 grandchildren; Olivia Adley, Christopher Adley, Connor Adley, Hannah Warnock, Breanne Adley, Mathew Dubois and Alexander Dubois and six great grandchildren. Geri is also survived by her sisters and their spouses Dotty Surrette of Highland, MD, Lorraine Johnston of Pelham, NH, Essie O’Donnell of Chelmsford, Jacqueline Moloney and her husband Edward of Tewksbury; Micki Rooney and her husband Kevin of Berlin, MA, Rosemary Dolbeare and her husband Michael of Goffstown, NH, her brother-in-law James Lewis of Temple, NH, along with many nieces and nephews.

Geri was predeceased by her beloved sister Peggy Lewis and her brother Edward Fidler.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday May 26, 2023, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH 144 East Merrimack St, Lowell MA at 11 o’clock. (Please Meet at Church). Her committal services will be held privately for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Geraldine ‘Geri’ DiGiacomo Memorial Women’s City’s Scholarship at Or make check payable to the Geraldine DiGiacomo Memorial Women’s City Scholarship Care of Greater Lowell Community Foundation 100 Merrimack St. Suite 202, Lowell MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA – (978) 458-8768.

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