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Francis Duggan Print E-mail

Francis Duggan

loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle and friend

Francis J. Duggan III (Frank or "F.J."), 67 passed away peacefully at his home in Florida on December 31st, 2021 after courageously battling cancer, surrounded by his loving family and close friends.

Proud of his upbringing, Frank was a native of Lowell, Massachusetts born October 11, 1954, the son of the late Frank and Mary Harriet Duggan and member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Frank was an avid golfer.  During his years in Lowell, as a longtime member of Vesper Country Club in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, Frank would often be golfing with friends and family.  Never at a loss for words, Frank's personality, quick wit and supportive outlook was admired by all.

Frank moved to Naples eleven years ago and immediately became an anchor in the community. Following a successful career of 40 years in medical equipment sales, Frank continued his success as a Real Estate agent for Premier Sotheby's International Realty.  Frank was a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. As a 1976 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Frank was active in its alumni association as the Assistant Alumni Director of Southwest Florida Massachusetts Alumni and was very active in creating a memorable St. Patrick's Day Parade and Red Sox Jet Blue Experience.

For over 10 years, Frank was a Naples Community Hospital volunteer and a former auxiliary board member, two-time Ambassador of the Year for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer at Saint Ann Catholic Church and the Annual Naples Wine Festival, and a former board member of the Flamingo Estates Civic Association.

Commended for his unparalleled dignity, character and loyalty Frank was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.

He is survived by his loving wife Diane Ditto of Bonita Springs, Florida, his children Francis J. Duggan IV, Marykathryn Duggan, Stepdaughter Amy Hicks of Naples, Florida and Stepson Joey Rubin and his wife Ashton Rubin of Los Angeles, California; one sister, Maryann Longval and her husband Scott Longval of Englewood, Florida; one brother, James Duggan and his wife Lanette Duggan of Dennisport, Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Christian Duggan, Aubrey Hicks and Nola Rubin; five nieces and nephews; Brooke Longval, Teresa Duggan and her fiance J.K. Mundy, Robert Duggan and his wife Ellie Duggan, Matthew Duggan and his wife Stephanie Duggan and Abigail Duggan; and two brothers and one sister-in-law who are predeceased, Robert Duggan and his wife Teresa Duggan of North Andover, Massachusetts and John Duggan of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Frank's life was rich with friends and family who adored him and he will be dearly missed.


Please Join Us for a Celebration of Life

In Memory of

Francis J. “F.J.” Duggan III

September 29, 2022

@ 5:00PM

Long Meadow Country Club

165 Havilah Street

Lowell MA

We will be sharing old stories and favorite memories to remember such a wonderful person and friend who is greatly missed.

Donations may be made in memory of FJ to the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell to benefit the building restoration fund:

Please contact Jay Linnehan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Jim Duggan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with any questions.

Richard Adams Nininger Print E-mail

Richard Adams Nininger


Richard Adams Nininger was a lifelong New Yorker, architect, genealogist, and craftsman.  He had a wry sense of humor and an unmatched wit.

Born in Bronxville, NY, Richard earned his BFA and MFA from Yale, served in the Marines (1951-1953), and enjoyed many trips to Europe.

Richard visited his grandmother, Marietta Jefferson and other family in Lowell as a child.  Richard made his home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and was a beloved member of his community.

He leaves behind three generations of nieces and nephews who adored him.  Richard was buried in the Lowell Cemetery in Lowell, MA, among his ancestors. E-condolences at Local arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978) 458-8768.

Nora (Senorita Sarantos) Vlahakis Print E-mail

Nora (Senorita Sarantos) Vlahakis
Loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother;


Nora (Senorita Sarantos) Vlahakis, 94 passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 23 at Lowell General Hospital.

She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas C. Vlahakis, who passed away in 1985, and with whom she enjoyed 31 years of marriage.

Born in Lowell on November 2, 1927, she was the youngest daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Gickas) Sarantos.. A graduate of Lowell High School, Nora attended St. Basil’s Academy in Garrison, NY, and Lowell State College.

She was a devoted educator, retiring from the Dracut Public Schools where she taught grades 3 and 5 for nearly 20 years. Earlier in her career, she held Greek School teaching posts in Ohio and Lowell’s Transfiguration Church.

We are so proud of our mom and her many accomplishments, including returning to college when her daughters were in high school. Nora completed her B.A. in Elementary Education at Rivier College and earned a master’s degree at Fitchburg State College.

After leaving her teaching career, Nora enjoyed nearly 30 years of retirement at her home in Hampton, NH. She traveled with old and new friends to Greece, Paris, the Holy Land, and around the U.S. She enjoyed cruises with family to the Caribbean, Alaska, and the New England coast as well as many vacations to the White Mountains, Florida, Vermont, and Maine. Nora was an active parishioner at St. Nicholas Church in Portsmouth and a lifelong parishioner of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell.

Nora is survived by her two daughters: Evanthea Vlahakis (partner Joanne Johnston) and MaryAnn (Vlahakis) Darvirris (husband Louis), all of Dracut. We are so grateful to MaryAnn and Louis for their exceptional care of Nora in their home for the past four years. She leaves three granddaughters and their husbands: Nicole and Jay Piper of Belmont, MA; Pamela and Andrew Heidt of Cambridge, England; and Nora Darvirris and Brandon Czaja of Chicago, IL; and three great-granddaughters: Fotene Piper, Orianthi Piper, and Octavia Heidt. She also leaves her oldest sister Despina “Dot” Dinopoulos of Dracut and sister-in-law Elpenice “Niki” Sarantos of Florida; 13 nieces and nephews; 2 godchildren; and many cousins.

In addition to her husband, Nora was predeceased by her sister-in-law Fotene Vlahakis; four brothers: George Sarantos, Charles Sarantos, Theodore Sarantos, and the Rev. John Sarantos; two sisters: Christine Economou and Elizabeth Lemondes; and their spouses.

The family is thankful for the compassionate care Nora received from the staff at Lowell General Hospital.

Services were held privately for the family. E-condolences at Donations in Nora’s memory may be made to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, 25 Father John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, LOWELL, MA, (978) 458-8768.

Frances A. (Reardon) Roth Print E-mail

Frances A. (Reardon) Roth

Beloved Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother & aunt

Frances A. "Frannie" (Reardon) Roth, 83, of Manchester, New Hampshire, passed on peacefully at home  surrounded by her loving family.

She was one of nine children, born in Lowell, Massachusetts on November 9, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and  Pauline M. (Doucett) Reardon.

She grew up in the Highlands section of Lowell and attended Keith Hall, was President of her Senior Class and Valedictorian.

Prior to her retirement, she worked for Raytheon in the Andover and Lowell plants for over twenty-five years where she also served as a Union Steward.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother always putting her family first. She enjoyed spending time with her family at her seasonal home in Seabrook, NH. She also loved  going to the beach, to the  movies,reading and going to Twin River casino. She was an avid New York Yankee fan as well as UConn Woman's basketball fan.She loved watching the games with her grandchildren who followed in her footsteps, routing for her Yankees and Huskies !
Frances is survived by four children, Pauline Roth and her partner Rick Landry of Manchester, NH, Deborah Roth of Lowell, MA, Michael Roth of Manchester & Stephen Roth of Lowell, MA,; Six grandchildren, Kassey Cameron and her husband Eric, Michael C. Roth, Morgan Roth, Ashlyn Roth, Jonathan Roth and Alexandra Paige Colon; two great-grandchildren Aryia and Cooper Cameron;  many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. and her lifelong friend Eleanor Cobleigh.

Frances was predeceased by her brothers and sisters Leo, Lindy & Justin Reardon, Mary Gift, Eleanor Spellisey, Ruth O'Sullivan, Patricia Sevigney and Pauline Blystone.

The family wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to the Amedisys Home Hospice for their wonderful care & support.

Relative and friends may call at the O”DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL, MA  on Saturday August 27, 2022 from 9 AM to 10:30 A.M. followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 A.M. Burial at the  Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell.
E-condolences/directions at Those wishing to make contributions in her memory may do so to the Amedisys Inc., c/o Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. – (978) 458-8768.

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