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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.

Daniel E. Stagnone Print E-mail

Daniel E. Stagnone

Former Co-Owner Lowell Fruit Company;

Daniel E. Stagnone, 88, of Hudson, New Hampshire passed away peacefully Thursday evening December 5, 2019 at the Merrimack Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH.

He was the loving husband of the late Patricia A. (Nelson) Stagnone who died in August of 2018.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 1, 1931, a son of the late Joseph and the late Helen (Finnegan) Stagnone, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Academy.

A veteran of the Korean War, Dan proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.

For most of his life Dan worked with his father and brother as owners of Lowell Fruit Company until his retirement.

Among his many interests, Dan enjoyed playing golf and watching football, especially the Patriots, and golf with his late wife Pat.

He is survived by a son Daniel E. Stagnone and his wife Sharon of Londondery, NH; two daughters Maryellen Stagnone of Pompano Beach, FL and Lisa Prescott and her husband Michael of Dracut; four grandchildren Matthew Stagnone and his wife Beth, Laura Stagnone Bennett and her husband Richard, Kevin Prescott and Morgan Prescott; three great grandchildren Charlotte Bennett, Violet Stagnone and Sophie Bennett; two brothers Louis Stagnone and his wife Shirley of Lowell and Frank Stagnone and his wife Tish of Chelmsford; a sister-in-law Marge Stagnone of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late James Stagnone and the late Joseph Stagnone.

Friends may call at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME 11 NASHUA RD. in PELHAM on Tuesday December 10, 2019 from 10:30 to 12:00 Noon followed by his Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 12 o’clock Noon. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (603) 635-3333.



Charles P. Patsourakos Print E-mail

Charles P. Patsourakos, Esq.

Retired Clerk Magistrate, Member of a well-known Lowell family;

Charles P. Patsourakos, 94, of Kissimmee, Florida, formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts and Chelmsford, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully Tuesday December 3, 2019 in Florida, surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

Born (November 21, 1925) and brought up in the Acre section of Lowell, a son of the late Peter K. and the late Demetroula (Troubetaris) Patsourakos, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1944.

A veteran of World War II, Charles proudly served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army serving with the 69th Infantry Division, 272nd Regiment, 81st Mortar Company where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, Charles continued his education at Boston University where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1951 and his Juris Doctorate from Boston University Law School in 1953. He was sworn in as an Attorney on October 30, 1953.

Charles served in the Massachusetts Judicial System for over 47 years, first in the Lowell District Court for 39 years and then as Civil Clerk Magistrate until his retirement.

A loving family man who modeled the virtues of hard-work and integrity for his children, Charlie was an avid reader of historical non-fiction.  Abraham Lincoln was his hero and he read many biographies of Lincoln throughout his life.  Charlie was also a lover of poetry, both reading and reciting.  Some of his favorite poems were Crossing the Bar, In Flanders Field, and To An Athlete Dying Young.  His favorite speech was the Gettysburg Address, which he would recite from memory, much to the delight of those listening.

He is survived by his wife Lillian (Carignan) Patsourakos of Florida; his son Peter Patsourakos of Kissimmee, FL and his wife Jyoti;  his two daughters Stephanie Patsourakos of Ipswich, MA and her wife Catherine; and Deena Ronayne of Aberdeen, SD and her husband Robert; a sister Frances Patsourakos of Lowell; a brother George P. Patsourakos and his wife Elaine of Billerica; a sister-in-law Beverly Patsourakos of Lowell; two special cousins George Scagos and Cynthia Natsios, and many nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Vasilios P. Patsourakos, Esq., Xanthe “Pat” Mangiavas, James P. Patsourakos, Mary Patsourakos and Ann Hatziolos, and his cousin William Scagos.

The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice (especially Agnes) and Visiting Angels (especially Junior) for their compassion in caring for Charlie.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held Monday afternoon at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at 12:30 P.M. followed by his burial at Westlawn II Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 62 Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01854 or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at  Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768

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