Obituaries Notices
Mary B. Burns Print E-mail

 

Mary B. Burns

Retired Clerk Middlesex County Registry of Deeds;

Mary B. (Ziemba) Burns, 74, formerly of the Centralville section of Lowell, died peacefully Friday afternoon at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 15, 1943, a daughter of the late Thaddeus and the late Vera (Dejniak) Ziemba, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Mary was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Prior to her retirement, she was a Clerk at the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds in Lowell for several years.

Among her many interests, Mary enjoyed cooking and arts and crafts.

Mary is survived by a daughter Allyson Thompson and her husband William of Maynard; a son Jonathan Burns of Las Vegas, NV; two grandchildren Anna and Jason Thompson; a sister Irene Z. DeFreitas of Lowell; three brothers Thaddeus J. “Ted” Ziemba of Dracut; Brian W. Ziemba of Lowell and John P. Ziemba and his wife Deborah of Wentworth, NH; and many nieces and nephews.   She was also the mother of the late Thomas Burns and sister-in-law of the late Norma Ziemba and the late Joesph DeFreitas.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:00 to 10:45 A.M. on Wednesday morning followed by her Funeral Service at the Funeral Home at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768    

 
George Sarkisian Print E-mail

George Sarkisian

Retired missile designer Raytheon Corporation;

 George Sarkisian, 90, of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully Monday February 12, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital. He was the beloved husband for 67 ½ years of Beatrice R. (Arakelian) Sarkisian, who survives him.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 27, 1927, the son of the late Charles and the late Arondi (Mogdarian) Sarkisian, he was a graduate of Lowell High School, at age 16, with the Class of 1944.
 A veteran of World War II, he proudly served his country as a Corporal and member of the U. S. Army Air Force. He was stationed in Japan as a weatherman.
 Prior to his retirement, George was a missile designer with Raytheon Corporation where he worked for over 35 years.
 A member of Vesper Country Club for 40 plus years, he enjoyed golfing with his friends and was a champion bowler having won several trophies over the years. George was a member of the Armenian’s Veteran’s Association and the Masonic Lodge in Lowell.
 Besides his wife Beatrice, he will be fondly remembered by his sister Margaret Sarkisian of Lowell; and his nieces and nephews Anthony Der Garabedian, Katherine Coughlin, Karlene Lefebvre, Carol Hildebrand, Lee Ann Murray and Fred Arakelian, Jr.; and 11 grand nieces and nephews.
 At the family’s request, all Funeral and Committal Services will be held held privately. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Vartanantz Armenian Church, 180 Old Westford Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978) 458-8768.. Those

 
Virginia F. Mellen Print E-mail

 

Virginia F. Mellen 

Retired Supervisor Treasurer’s Office U/Mass Lowell; 

Virginia F. (Gorman) Mellen, 81, of the Centralville section Lowell, died Monday evening at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford with her loving family by her side.

She was the loving wife for some 65 years of John P. “Jack” Mellen, who survives her.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 5, 1936, the daughter of the late James L. and the late Julia T. (Ward) Gorman, she attended St. Michael’s Grammar school and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Virginia worked at the former University of Lowell (nka U/Mass Lowell) for over 31 years retiring in 2002 as a Supervisor in the Treasurer’s Office.

Among her many interests, she enjoyed reading, knitting and shopping but her true joy was the time she spent with her family especially her granddaughters.

Besides her husband, Virginia is survived by her daughter Kathleen A. Lima and her husband Bradley of Sandwich, MA; two granddaughters Ashley K. Lima of Sandwich and Courtney M. Arki and her husband Andrew of Falmouth.

The Mellen family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Sunny Acres Nursing Home for the personal care, compassion and concern they extended to Virginia during her stay.    

Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:00 to 10:30 A.M. Saturday morning followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Sunny Acres Activity Fund, 254 Billerica Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) -458-8768.

 
Frederick T. Blanchard Print E-mail

Frederick T. Blanchard

Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle
 
    Frederick T. Blanchard, 76, of Lowell, died peacefully, Saturday, February 10th at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Diane M. (Hodges) Blanchard who died February 4, 2011.
    Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 21, 1941, a son of the late Frederick M. and the late Anna (Flynn) Blanchard, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1961.
    Before retiring, Mr. Blanchard was employed as a boiler engineer at Phillips Academy in Andover for over 40 years. Previously, he worked in that same capacity at Malden Hospital in Malden.
    Among his many interests, he enjoyed fishing, camping, photography and anything that challenged him working with his hands. He was also an avid New England Patriots fan.
    Being all about family, Fred loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Mr. Blanchard is survived by three sons Thomas F. Blanchard and Timothy D. Blanchard both of Lowell and Kenneth S. Blanchard and his wife Kathy of Chelmsford; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was also grandfather of the late Crystal Lynn Blanchard who died Christmas Eve of 2010 and brother of the late Richard F. Blanchard. Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. on Thursday. All Funeral and Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.. Arrangements

 
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