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Albert F. "Al" Lenzi Print E-mail

Albert F. "Al" Lenzi

Well known and long time business leader in the food and beverage industry



Albert “Al” F. Lenzi, 91, of Lowell, Massachusetts, a well known and respected member of the Greater Lowell community, died Saturday October 30, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband for over 64 years of Joan M. (Leahy) Lenzi, who survives him.

Born in Lowell on May 9, 1930, the son of the late Bruno and and the late Mary (Schiripo) Lenzi, he attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School, Lowell High School, class  of 1948 where he played football and basketball.

He went on to attend the former Lowell Technological Institute (nka U/Mass Lowell) where he played basketball and held the school’s scoring record for a period of time, and later from 1954 to 1958 he became the head basketball coach at Lowell High School.

Al’s career in the food and beverage industry began in 1953 when he opened The Pioneer Sandwich Shop in Downtown Lowell which later became Ricky’s Dog House, a staple in downtown Lowell which he owned for 37 years.

In 1987, he started Lenzi’s Catering in Lowell with his son Michael.  Then in 2001 Al bought the Windsor Mill House Restaurant and Function Hall in Dracut that became Lenzi’s which his son Michael continues to operate today.  On weekend nights, Al enjoyed meeting the many guests at the The Tavern at Lenzi’s Restaurant.

A former member of Vesper Country Club he was a member for over 60 years at Long Meadow Golf Club where he enjoyed golfing and playing 45’s with his many friends.

For over 50 years Al and his wife Joan spent time at their summer home on Cape Cod and was a member of the Hyannis Yacht Club and looked forward to the summer racing meets at Saratoga Springs Race Track in New York.

Al was the Co-Founder along with Dan Leahy of the Celebration of Life, a fundraising group that benefits the Mustard Seed Community in Jamaica overseen by Father Gregory Ramkissoon.

Besides his wife Joan, he is survived by three sons, Michael J. Lenzi and his wife Sandra of Dracut, Christopher J Lenzi and his former wife Susan of Tyngsboro and Albert F. Lenzi Jr. of Troy N.Y.; a daughter, Jo-Ann Lenzi of Tyngsboro; a sister, Margaret M. Lenzi of Lowell,; fifteen grandchildren, Michael P. Riley, Jennifer, Michael J. Jr., Myles , Matthew J., Stephanie M. Lenzi, Max , Madison , Micah McQuaide, Timothy , Elizabeth, Shannon Lenzi, Ryan, Brett and Sofia Lenzi; seven great grandchildren, Michael P. Riley Jr., Lana J. Riley, Amber M, Hailey M, Jack, Rylee and Giada Lenzi; a sister in law, Martha Leahy of Nashua, a dear friend and co-worker for over 69 years Bob Sawicki of Lowell and many nieces, nephews and friends.

AL was the brother of the late John Lenzi and his late in laws, Elizabeth Nangle, Elinor Leahy O’Connor, Marilyn Leahy Gill, John Leahy Jr and Daniel Leahy.

Friends may call at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH 144 EAST MERRIMACK ST. LOWELL on Wednesday November 3, 2021 from 9:00 AM until his Funeral Mass at 12 Noon. (Parking lot on left side of church) followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Mustard Seed Community, 29 James Avenue, Medfield ,MA. 02052.  Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, LOWELL, MA 978-458-8768

Gerald Louis Greaves Print E-mail

Gerald L. Greaves
Retired Wang Labs;


Gerald L. “Gerry” Greaves, 70, formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts, but recently from Lawrence, died peacefully at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston on Thursday October 14, 2021 after a brief illness.

He was the loving husband of the late Lisa (Friend) Greaves who died in 2010.  
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 24, 1951, the son of the late Frederick and the late Florence B. (Burher) Greaves, he attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar School and was a graduate of Lowell High School.  
Prior to his retirement, he was a quality control technician with Wang Labs for many years.

Gerry is survived by two daughters Kristina L. Greaves and her daughter Amelia Kirby both of Dracut and Melissa Chisholm – Baines, her husband Kevin Baines and children Kyle and Kaitlyn Chisholm of Goffstown, NH; a brother Frederick Greaves of Chelmsford.
He was also the brother of the late Richard Greaves.

At his request all Funeral Services were held privately for the family. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

Barbara J. Demis Print E-mail

Barbara J. Demis



Barbara J. Demis, 89, of Venice, Florida but formally of Milford, NH died Friday October 15, 2021.

She was born on September 9, 1932, in Milford, NH to the late Edward and late Ruth (Putman) Watson. She graduated from High School in Milford and before retiring, she was a Nursing Home Administrator.

She resided in Venice, FL and was a member of Holy Spirit Orthodox Church in Venice.

There will be no local services. Her burial was held at the Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA - (978) 458-8768.

Harry L. Stamas Print E-mail

Harry L. Stamas
Faithful church steward and family man;


Harry L. Stamas of Tyngsborough passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021, just a few days short of his 84th birthday.

Harry leaves behind the love of his life, Christine (Chiklis) Stamas, with whom he was happily married for 61 years.

Living most of his life in Lowell, he graduated from Lowell Public Schools and Burdett College in Boston with a degree in Business.

He honorably served in the National Guard for 9 years beginning at the age of 15 and was proud to say that the country was never attacked during the years that he served.

A loan officer in the credit union at Polaroid and Wang for many years, who eventually reached the level of vice president, he will forever be known as a man who was truly loved by everyone who knew him.

Harry lived his life in selfless service to his family at home and to his church, the Transfiguration of our Savior, in Lowell. Serving on the Parish Council for 40 years, and as its president from 1989 – 1992, singing in the choir and working the Grecian Festivals for over 30 years, he epitomized what it means to be a good, Christian husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His signature humor, kindness, and love will be missed by many.

Besides being with his family and working for the church, Harry enjoyed working around the house, landscaping, gardening, and painting. He also enjoyed playing various sports, watching all New England teams, reading, and listening to music. Harry was most happy when he was helping others.

In addition to his wife Christine, he is survived by his sons, Louis, Fr. Christopher and his wife, Penny, and his daughter, Sandra, and her husband, Marc Gulezian. Harry found tremendous joy in being a grandfather and he will be missed deeply by them.  Stephanie, Olivia, and Zachary Gulezian, as well as Christiana and Elaina Stamas truly adored their Pappou and cared for him throughout his illness. He leaves behind his brother, Jim, and his wife Ann, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Louis P. and Esther (Kostoulakos), and his siblings, George and Peter Stamas, and Stella Couris.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Tuesday, October 26, (his birthday) from 4 to 7 pm.  Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at the Transfiguration of Our Savior Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way, in Lowell at 11 A.M.

E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, Harry would want donations to be made in his memory to the Transfiguration Church Kitchen and Hall Fund. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr.- (978) - 458-8768.

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