Frances (Hayward) Georgoulis Print E-mail


Frances Georgoulis




Loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother;

Frances {Hayward} Georgoulis, 97, a lifelong Lowell resident passed away peacefully Sunday morning, November 28, 2021.

Frances was the beloved wife for over 67 years of the late Nicholas Georgoulis, a WW II veteran, who died January 2, 2016.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 21, 1924, the daughter of the late Fred and the late Estella (Rand) Hayward, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1942.

Fran was a member of the Greatest Generation who grew up in the Depression and never forgot the lessons it taught her, family first, frugality and decency to others.
In order to support the war effort, Fran went to work at the former GE plant in Lowell packing parachutes.

She worked in retail sales for over 50 years, initially at Pollard’s and Lynch’s in Lowell and later Filene’s and Macy’s at the Burlington Mall. She retired at age 81.

Fran had many varied interests in her life. She taught Charm School, was a member and past president of Seton Guild, enjoyed her lifelong friends in Pokeno Club for over 35 years and will be remembered by her family and friends as a feisty red head, always up for adventure and socializing. Although she traveled extensively in her life nothing brought her more pleasure than her three sons and their families.
Fran is survived by three devoted sons, Stephen and Leslie (Sullivan) Georgoulis of Scottsdale, AZ, Fred and Alicia Georgoulis of North  Andover, and Gregory Georgoulis of Dracut, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by her granddaughter Nyssa Georgoulis and her sister Bertha Goerke.

Fran loved fiercely and was fiercely loved by her family. She will remain forever in our hearts.

A special thank you to Ascend Hospice and the staff at The Residence at Freeman Lake in N. Chelmsford, MA for their care and support of Frances and her family.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 9 to 10:30 A.M Tuesday December 7, 2021. Her Funeral Service will be held at the CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH in LOWELL at 11 o’clock followed by her burial at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (5)
  • Susan Barnes Nealon  - A Lovely Person!
    Stevie, I always loved your Mother... such a beautiful, kind, sweet person who was a true Fashion statement! We always chatted and shared a few laughs. Life-long friend, family and neighbors. Loved your Grandparents too! It is never easy to lose Family, especially a Parent. My Sister Carol and Brother Richard send their Sympathy to you, Leslie and Family as well. Sorry we cannot be with you Thursday. Please take care, -Susan
  • Paul Blanchette
    Freddie,my condolences on the passing of your mother.your mother certainly had a special spot in her heart for you.You were always thinking of her and always going to see her and you should have a great sense of comfort knowing that God let her wait until she saw you before passing, and her telling you that she lived you with her in your arms. No doubt my fry she waited for you and her very last words were to you. May she be at peace now with her God. God speed my friend, Paulie B.
  • Ron Bratcher  - Sincere condolences
    Steve and Les: please accept my condolences for your Mom’s passing. She obviously enjoyed a rich and Wonderful life and a loving family. I hope your many fond memories help to ease your pain. Regretfully, Ron
  • Annie Dunlap  - A bright light, Fran
    If a life is measured by how you loved and were loved, then Fran wins the jackpot. Oh the memories your family has. Shine on Fran. Love, Annie D ♥️
  • Ric Schaufenbil  - My Condolences
    Fred, Alicia and all of the Goergoulis family I am so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful woman. May she be at peace!
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