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Henry C. Laferriere, Jr. Print E-mail

Henry C. Laferriere, Jr.


Beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend;


Henry C. Laferriere, Jr., 89, of Haverhill and Lowell, MA passed away peacefully at Penacook Place in Haverhill on Saturday December 15, 2018.

Henry was the former husband of the late Evelyn (Sayball) Laferriere.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 24, 1929, a son of the late Henry “Hank” Laferriere and the late Jeannette (Asselin) (Laferriere) Cormier, he was educated in the Lowell School System.

A proud member of the U.S. Navy, Henry served his country from 1947 until 1950 aboard the U.S.S. Rupertus.

Following his service in the Navy, he along with his late father and brothers, ran Laferriere Plumbing and Heating Company in Lowell for many years. 

A man of many interests, Henry enjoyed golf, gardening, dancing and flying planes.  For many years he played golf at the Billerica Country Club, where he also served as Club President in the 1990’s and at Longmeadow Country Club.  In addition, he had his pilot’s license for small planes and frequently flew out of Tewksbury Airport.

Henry is survived by his daughter Kathleen Gerow and her husband William Gerow of Marlborough, MA, Gwyn Coleman and her husband Kurtis Coleman of Pelham, NH; three grandchildren Craig Gerow, Ryan Coleman and Emily Coleman; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Gilbert Laferriere of Pelham, NH, David Laferriere of Lowell and a sister Beatrice “Sookie” RoeDerer of Santa Barbara, CA; his in-laws Virginia Laferriere and Robert Hargreaves; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by his sisters: Gloria LaFlamme, Delores Soucier, Janet Hargreaves, Jeannie Campagnon, Arlene Normandin, and his brother Michael Laferriere.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH IN Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC  20090-6011. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768

Ann C. Zounes Print E-mail

Ann C Zounes

Loving, mother, sister and aunt.

Ann C. (Apostolakes) Zounes, 82, of Dracut, MA died Tuesday December 4, 2018 in Salem, NH., with her loving family by her side.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 31, 1936, a daughter of the late Nicholas and the late Elephteria (Balamotis) Apostolakes, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1953 where she proudly served as a Captain of the Girl Officers Second Battalion.  

Prior to her retirement, Ann was employed at New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, MA where she was an Admitting Administrator. Previously she was an Assistant Administrator at Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell, MA.  

Among her many activities and interests, Ann enjoyed gardening, cooking, dancing and loved being with her children.  

Ann is survived by her two children Marianne Mullin of Hampstead, NH and Michael N. Zounes of Dracut, MA; and a sister Pauline D. Wolfenden and her husband Frank of East Hampstead, NH; two nieces Lisa Beaton and her husband Brian of Tewksbury, MA, Kristine (Smith) Puzzo and her partner Anthony of Merrimack, NH; her former husband William M. Zounes of Dracut and two Godchildren, Demetria Smith and Elizabeth Stephens.

At her request Private Funeral Services were held for the family. E-condolences at

Mary E. O'Sullivan Print E-mail

Mary E. O'Sullivan

beloved sister, aunt, grandaunt  and friend;

Mary E. O'Sullivan, 90, a lifelong resident of the City making her home in the Pawtucketville section, passed away peacefully Wednesday December 12, 2018 at D'Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 6, 1928, a daughter of the late John J. and the late Ellen T. (Smith) O'Sullivan, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1946.
She was a lifelong communicant of St. Rita Church.
Prior to her retirement, Mary was a Force Manager with the former A T & T (now known as Verizon) where she worked for over 36 years.
Mary is survived by her nieces and nephews, Patrick Shanahan of New Kingston, RI,  Atty. Kevin Finnegan of Charlestown, Barry Finnegan of Dracut, Brendan Finnegan of Dracut, Mark Finnegan of Wrentham and James O'Sullivan of Lowell and  Mary Ellen Huise.
beloved sister, aunt, grandaunt  and friend;
She was also predeceased by her siblings Ann Marie Finnegan, Helen Shanahan, James B. O'Sullivan and John J. O'Sullivan, Eugene O'Sullivan , Edward O'Sullivan and her nephews Atty. Edward J Finnegan and Atty. Corneluis Finnegan, 111.
Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 9 to 10:30 A.M. Saturday morning followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Rita Church at 11 o'clock. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Rita Church. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Mary Jane (Bakey) Milinazzo Print E-mail

Mary Jane (Bakey) Milinazzo

Dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.

Mary Jane (Bakey) Milinazzo, 87, a well-known resident of the Belvidere section of Lowell, died at home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Al Milinazzo who passed away May 1, 2015, a month short of their 63rd wedding anniversary.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 5, 1931, a daughter of the late James and the late Mary (Cavanaugh) Bakey.  Mary was also the cherished step-daughter of the late M. Mildred (Tarrant) Bakey. Mary was a graduate of Keith Hall Class of 1948 where she served as President of her Senior Class.  Over the years, Mary and close friends would meet to reminisce about their days at Keith Hall.

After graduation, Mary completed a number of business classes at Bentley College, then went on to work at the Frank P. McCartin Company for over three (3) decades as a bookkeeper.  She did take some time off to raise her family only to return to her job after her youngest child started school.
Mary was an active and devoted communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell and dedicated many hours to charitable work, especially the Lowell Rotary Club of which her husband was a member.  Mary was also a life-long caregiver to many family members.

Among her many activities and interests, Mary loved to entertain and cook meals for family and friends.  She spent many hours creating wonderful holiday memories for all those invited to her home.  Mary also loved the beach at North Hampton where she spent countless summers with her children and grandchildren. She also loved to dance and to travel with her husband and family.  Mary supported her children and grandchildren by attending sporting events and supporting them in all aspects of their lives.

Mary is survived by six children and their spouses: Jane Connell and her husband Steven of Westford, James Milinazzo and his wife Anabel of Lowell, Patricia Witts and her husband Mickey of Dracut, Beth Moffett and her husband Brian of Lowell, Alan Milinazzo and his wife Kerry Nelson of Boston and Moira Hubbard and her husband Brian of Sudbury; a very dear and special niece, Patricia Burke Hayward of Boston; nineteen grandchildren: Jillian (Connell) Conway, Alex Connell, Julie (Milinazzo) Durkin, Elizabeth (Witts) Descheneaux, Jonathan Witts, Philip Witts, Michael Witts, Meghan (Moffett) Ferreira, Michael Moffett, Lauren Moffett, Kathryn Moffett, Emily (Milinazzo) Peck, Molly (Milinazzo) Donovan, Quinn (Milinazzo) Kolmar, Sam Milinazzo, Nate Hubbard, A.J. Hubbard, Devin Hubbard, and Ava Nelson Milinazzo; eleven great-grandchildren in Massachusetts: Tyler Durkin, Jack Durkin, Jackson Ferreira, Gavin Ferreira, Sydney Ferreira, Addison Descheneaux, Emma Descheneaux, Finnegan Donovan, Miles Donovan, Carter Donovan, and Caroline Conway; and two great grandchildren in Maine: Abigail Peck and Elliot Peck and their grandmother, Anne Lewis Barton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Mary was predeceased by her sister Ann Turcotte; sister-in-laws, Ann Burke and Marion Amatisto and brother-in law, Peter Milinazzo.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday December 9, 2018. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11:00 o’clock. Burial in Lowell Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in Mary’s memory to Lowell Catholic Legacy Fund 530 Stevens Street Lowell MA 08151  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. - (978) 458-8768.

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