Elizabeth “Ally” Tavoularis, R.N. Print E-mail

Elizabeth “Ally” Tavoularis, R.N.
Beloved sister, aunt, and cousin;


Elizabeth “Ally” Tavoularis, R.N., 97, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 3, 2024, at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford, MA.

Born in Lowell, MA, April 25, 1926, the daughter of the late John and the late Katherine (Shilakos) Tavoularis, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the class of 1943. She later earned her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Columbia University in New York City, and her Master’s Degree in Education at Boston University.

Elizabeth proudly served her country during WWII as a member of the United States Army Nurse Cadet Corps.

Prior to her retirement, Ally was an Instructor at UMASS Lowell School of Nursing. Previously, she was the Director of Nurses at Harvard University Health Services, Director of Nurses, now known as Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Maternity Supervisor at Lowell General Hospital.

She was a member of the Philoptochos Society at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell. Ally was an avid golfer, and a former member of the Mt. Pleasant Golf Club.

She is survived by nieces Kathy Lalos and her husband James of Portsmouth, NH, Ann Donnelly Tavoularis of Littleton, MA, and Aphrodite Zezas and her husband Spero of Buffalo, WY; she is also survived by several grand-nieces and grand-nephews Nicholas Tavoularis, Christina Tavoularis Breen and her husband Robert, Christopher Lalos, Victor Zezas, and Katerin Zezas.

She was the sister of the late Nicholas J. Tavoularis, Georgia Moser, Patricia Archambault, Louis J. Tavoularis, and Aristotle J. Tavoularis. She was also predeceased by her sister-in-law Anna Tavoularis and her nephew John Tavoularis.

Private Funeral Services will be held for the family. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

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