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Beulah L. Spence Print E-mail

Beulah L. Spence

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend;

Beulah L. (Solie) Spence, 94, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts passed away Thursday December 12, 2019 at Lowell General Hospital – Saints Campus.

She was the loving wife of the late George T. Spence who died in 1989.

Born on April 26, 1925, in Virginia, Minnesota, a daughter of the late Arthur and the late Videl (Dunlop) Solie, she was a graduate of Forest River High School in Forest River, North Dakota.

For many years, Beulah was a sale’s clerk at the former Macy’s in downtown Lowell until her retirement.

An avid Red Sox fan, she also enjoyed reading and bingo.

Beulah is survived by her daughter Helen Sussenberger and her husband William of Tewksbury; a son George T. Spence, Jr. and his wife Carol of Naples, FL and Dracut, MA; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also the mother of the late Stephen M. Spence, grandmother of the late Michelle Spence and was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Private Funeral Services will be held at a later date for the family. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the MSPCA. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.     

Melissa Jean Miller Print E-mail

Melissa Jean Miller

beloved daughter, sister, aunt, longtime companion, and friend;

Melissa Jean Miller, 40, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away Wednesday December 4, 2019 at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Malden, Massachusetts, December 9, 1978, a daughter of Lily E. (Blake) Miller of Lowell and the late Donald L. Miller, she received her education in the Lowell school system.

Melissa was an office manager with Pool Pro Restoration and Services, Inc. of Lowell for several years.

She love all types of animals but especially her cats and dogs. However, the time she cherished most was when she was with her family, particularly her nieces and nephew.

Along with her mother, Melissa is survived by her two brothers Ron Miller and his wife Amy of New Braunfels, TX and Stephen M. Miller of Lowell.  Her sister Dawn M. Zerofski and her husband Edward of Dracut; many nieces and a nephew. She is also survived by her longtime companion David Rodriguez and his son David, Jr. of Lowell.

Private Funeral Services were held at the convenience of the family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her  memory to Kitty Angels, P.O. Box 638, Tyngsborough, MA 01879. Arrangements the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL.   

Ioannis "John" Zaralidis Print E-mail

Ioannis “John” Zaralidis

Loving husband, father, grandfather and godfather;

Ioannis “John” Zaralidis, 70 of Lowell, Massachusetts passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 surrounded by loved ones in Lowell, MA after a brief illness.

He was the beloved husband of Daphne (Kouloheras) Zaralidis of Lowell, who survives him and  with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece on January 23, 1949 to the late Gregory and Eleni (Topalidis) Zaralidis, John served in the Air Force in Greece.

A well- known local businessman, he owned and operated J&R Foreign Cars in Lowell for over 25 years.

He was a member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church where he served as parish council President from 2001 to 2005 and was instrumental in helping the church expand with a new wing and chapel. He also served on the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston Council where in 2007 he received the Ministry Award recognizing his service to the community.

John notably served as President of the Pan Macedonian Association and New England Board of Governors.

He loved to vacation with family and friends at Camp Ellis and Ferry Beach, Maine at his summer residence. He enjoyed returning to his birthplace of Greece and traveling with his wife.

Through his generosity, kindness and love he touched many lives.

In addition to his wife, he leaves behind to cherish his memory, his daughter Thea Papageorgiou, and her husband Valantis, son George, his grandchildren Thanos and Yiannis, his siblings; Vasilios, Demitri and Koula Karanatsi, several nieces, nephews and the many godchildren he and his wife baptized.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-6 P.M. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH  25 Father John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Monday December 16, 2019 at 11 A.M. at the Church. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Ioannis “John” Zaralidis Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society, 25 Father John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – (978) 458-8768.

Muriel S. Fournier Print E-mail

Muriel S. Fournier

Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend;

Muriel S. (Tremblay) Fournier, 80, of Lowell, died Tuesday morning at the Bear Mountain of Belvidere Nursing Home in Lowell.

She was the loving wife of the late Gerald A. Fournier.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 29, 1939, a daughter of the late Henry F. and the late Sarah (Brennan) Tremblay, she attended Lowell schools and Lowell High School.

She was a communicant of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in Lowell.

For many years Muriel was a Nurse’s Aide for a local nursing home.

The proud mother of five, Muriel cherished her time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by five sons David A. Fournier of Lowell, Kenneth J. Fournier and his wife Karen of Pelham, NH, Daniel Fournier, Kevin M. Fournier and Gerald J. Fournier all of Lowell; five grandchildren Angela Marin and her husband Michael, Kristina Fournier, Kristopher Fournier and his wife Dr. Lauren Fournier, Scott Fournier and Rachael Fournier; and many nieces and nephews.

Muriel was the sister of the late Henry Tremblay, Jr., the late Theresa M. Cadden and the late Eileen E. Lally.

Private Funeral Services were held at the convenience of the family. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL.

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