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Thelma (Zunes) Coravos Print E-mail

Thelma (Zunes) Coravos

beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend;

Thelma (Zunes) Coravos, the daughter of the late Athanasius and Panagiota (Papadopoulos) Zunes, died on June 15th at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with her daughter by her side, having spent her last day surrounded by her family.

Born in Aithonia, Macedonia, Greece, on September 21, 1928, Thelma emigrated to the United States with her mother after surviving the Italian and German invasions and occupations of Greece.  At 18 years old, she met her father for the first time when she disembarked from the ocean liner Saturnia in New York City on February 6, 1947.

After first living in Taunton, Thelma moved to Lowell with her parents in 1950 to become part of its vibrant Greek community.  On December 9, 1951, she married Andrew Coravos, with whom she spent the first year of their marriage in Augusta, Georgia, where Andrew was stationed during the Korean War.  

Before moving to Dracut ten years ago, Thelma and Andrew lived in Lowell for 57 years, where they raised their two children.  An inseparable team, Thelma and Andy filled each other’s gaps and enhanced each other’s strengths.  Thelma was a devoted member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, the Ladies Philoptochos Society, and the Pan-Macedonian Society.

Thelma loved meeting people and especially embraced the friends of her children and grandchildren.  Age was no barrier to friendship.  Nothing made her happier than a big family gathering with new people she could meet.  She was an excellent cook who loved to host and serve family and friends, and do her own clean up.  She taught some of her grandchildren how to make her famous pita and koulourakia but some recipes she kept secret.  She was an excellent seamstress and made many of her own clothes learning to sew when she first arrived in this country.  Her sense of style was impeccable, her posture perfect. Her memory was prodigious particularly for people’s birthdays.  Upon her recent move to assisted living with her husband, she loved learning the stories of the caring staff especially those of hard-working immigrants, like herself, who strive for a better life for themselves and their children.  She could not have been more proud of her grandchildren.  She attended all five high school graduations, five college graduations, and two graduate school graduations, meeting the Dean of Harvard Business School and research professors at MIT.  She never lost her thirst for life, her genuine curiosity, and her outsize ability to persevere through adversity.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Andrew Coravos, her son, Evan Coravos, her daughter, Pamela Coravos (Garrett Stuck), her grandchildren Andrea, Christina, and Cassandra Coravos and their mother Dee Dee Coravos, her grandchildren Jonathan and Catherine Stuck Coravos, her sister-in-law Pari Papakyriakou, many nieces and nephews, including her brother’s daughters Pemi and Debbie Zouni of Athens, cousins, koumbari, and friends, each of whom held a special place in her heart.

She was predeceased by her beloved brother, Lambro, who died in 1967 at the age of 46.

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 her Funeral Service to be held Thursday morning at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH at 10 o'clock followed by her burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Transfiguration Greek orthodox Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr., (978) 458-8768.

Amanda M. Louh Print E-mail

Amanda M. Louh
devoted mother, wife, sister, aunt and godmother.

Amanda M. (Zananiri) Louh, 52, of Lowell passed away unexpectedly ‪Thursday evening at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of Azar J. Louh, with whom she recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.

Born in Amman, Jordan, November 13, 1966, a daughter of the late Mahfouz and Virginia Zananiri, she immigrated to the United States at an early age where she attended school at St. Margaret’s and Keith Hall.

She was active with her church, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell, where she would support multiple functions through the Ladies Society. Prior to her retirement, Amanda worked at Demoulas/Market Basket for many years as a Deli Manager.

Amanda’s personality was always loving, happy and joyful. She had a great sense of humor, loved to cook, looked forward to her Arabic coffee, but most of all cherished time with her family. Amanda also loved sitcom reruns from the 80s and 90s, especially the Golden Girls. 

She was a devoted mother, wife, sister, aunt and godmother. Her love for her family was her main priority where she would always try to fulfil their needs before her own. Amanda had a heart of gold and would express her love with hugs and kisses.  

Amanda is survived by her husband and three kids Virginia, Nuha, and Jamil Louh; her sister and brother in-law, Juliette and Zaki Louh, four nephews; Azar, Mack, Chris, and Steven Louh, as well as several brother and sister in-laws, and many grandnephew and nieces.

Friends may call at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, BOWERS ST., in LOWELL ‪from 10 to 12 o’clock on Tuesday morning followed by her Funeral Service at the church ‪at 12 noon. Burial will follow at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Bowers St., ‪Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. ‪(978) 458-8768.

Robert F. Moynihan Print E-mail



Robert F. Moynihan

Loving husband, father, grandfather and brother

Robert F. Moynihan, 84, formerly of Lowell, died Tuesday, February 5th in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor M. (Noonan) Moynihan who survives him.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 10, 1934, he was a son of the late John and the late Frances (McCrosson) Moynihan.
A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
Before retiring, he was employed as Manager of Processing with the United States Postal Service in Lowell. Previously, he worked as a bartender in and around Lowell for many years.
Among his many activities, Bob was a lifetime member of the Lowell Elks Lodge #87 and the American Legion Post 0162 in Deerfield Beach, Florida for 26 years. He was an avid golfer and a Green Bay Packers fan before the New England Patriots became a team and he never changed.
In addition to his wife Eleanor, Bob is survived by a daughter Kerry Eve and her husband Lindsay of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; a grandson Tyler J. Eve; two sisters Marguerite Patrick of Cape Cod, MA and Louise Kilmartin of Dracut, MA.    
He was also predeceased by his baby son Robert J. Moynihan who died at birth and his brothers Daniel, John and James Moynihan.  

MOYNIHAN – Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 5 to 7 P.M. on Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Graveside Committal of ashes on Friday morning at the Lowell Cemetery at 10 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.Robert F. Moynihan.

Donald P. Gagnon, Sr. Print E-mail

Donald P. Gagnon, Sr.

Retired Principal Robinson School (1969 - 1994);

Donald P. Gagnon, Sr., 85, of the Pawtucketville section of Lowell, a well- known retired local educator, passed away peacefully Monday May 27, 2019, at his son's home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband of Mildred K. (Fahey) Gagnon, who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated 63 years of marriage this June.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 18, 1933, a son of the late James W. and the late Catherine (Beecher) Gagnon, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Newman Prep High School in Boston.

A proud veteran of the Korean Conflict, Don served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp where he attained the rank of sergeant.

Following his years in the service, Don came back home where he went on to Fitchburg State College where he received both his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and later attained his Master’s in Education.

He began his career in education as an industrial arts and science teacher at the Bartlett school in Lowell. Don then served as the Director of Federal Programs for the City of Lowell from 1967 to 1969.

In 1969, Don was named the Principal of the Robinson school in Lowell were he served for over 25 years until his retirement in 1994.

A history buff and avid Patriots and Red Sox sports fan, he enjoyed carpentry, building and gardening. However, Don's greatest joy was being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Besides his wife Mildred, Don is survived by two daughters Mary Rita Gagnon of Chelmsford and Lauriann Prive and her husband Mark of Hampton, NH; a son Donald P. Gagnon, Jr. and his girlfriend Kathy Goulakos of Nashua, NH; four grandchildren Rebecca Husmer and her husband Steve, Samuel Gagnon, Adam Prive and Mitchell Prive; a sister Lorraine Bragan of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late James Gagnon, Jr.

Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH in LOWELL at 12:30 P.M. followed by his burial at St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the National Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place West, Suite 230, Landover, MD 20785. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr., (978) 458-8768.

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