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Evangeline P. Laganas Print E-mail




Evangeline P. Laganas 

Beloved mother and grandmother;


Evangeline P. (Midouhas) Laganas, 86, of Seabrook, NH, formerly of Scranton, PA, passed away Monday, December 25th, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late Peter C. Laganas and daughter-in-law of the late Christos P. Laganas, a well-known Lowell shoe manufacturer.

Born in Scranton, PA, Evangeline was the daughter of the late Peter and the late Elizabeth (Paskalis) Midouhas. She was a devout and longtime member of several Greek Orthodox churches, including the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Newburyport, MA and St. Nicholas in Lexington, MA.

A well-educated woman, Evangeline received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. She continued her educational journey and earned two master's degrees, one in Fine Arts and another in Music from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 

In addition, Evangeline completed all course work and credits for her doctorate.

A longtime Art teacher at Newburyport High School, she was best-known as "Mrs. Laganas" and taught several generations of Newburyport students. Her students considered the art room a sanctuary, and everyone was welcome. She prided herself on sharing the arts with young people, offering a listening ear, and maintaining a haven for creative souls. She also taught in the school system at Bethpage, Long Island, NY.

Mrs. Laganas was especially proud of serving as a teacher, following WWII, for the U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Europe. Stationed in France and Germany, she taught art and music to children of military personnel stationed overseas.

Evangeline had many interests in her life but what brought her the most joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son Christos P. Laganas and his wife Stacey of Hampton, NH and her daughter Audrey Laganas Jenkins and her husband David C. of Arlington, MA; four grandchildren David J. Jenkins, Peter D. Jenkins, Nikolas Laganas and Elisabeth Laganas; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her wake Saturday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, 62 Lewis St. in Lowell from 9:30 to 10:45 A.M. followed by her funeral service at the church at 11 o’clock. Burial is private.

E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 62 Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978)-458-8768


Joseph A. Abrams Print E-mail


Joseph A. Abrams

Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother

Joseph A. Abrams, 76, of New London, Connecticut, formerly of Lowell, died Monday, December 18th at Hartford Hospital in Hartford. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Nancy (Brennan) Abrams who died in 2002.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 20, 1941 a son of the late George and the late Marie J. (Johnson) Abrams, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1958.

Before retiring, Joseph was employed as an Executive Director with the New London Housing Authority from 2006 to 2009. Previously, he served in that same capacity from 1980 to 1991 at the Nashua Housing Authority in Nashua, NH and was also a former News Director with the Lowell radio station WCAP and a member of the Lowell School Committee in the 1970’s.

Joseph is survived by a daughter Elizabeth Madden and her husband David of Lowell; two sons Joseph G. Abrams and his wife Erin and Gregory T. Abrams and his wife Nicole all of Lowell; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister Beverly Patsourakos of Lowell; and his significant other Elaine Maynard Adams of New London, CT along with her daughter Jennifer Adams of Cranston, RI.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at SAINT RITA PARISH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell.  E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 


George M. Psoinos Print E-mail

George M. Psoinos

Well- known Greater Lowell developer;

 It is with great sadness that the family of George M. Psoinos announces his passing on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at home surrounded by his family after a valiant battle against cancer.
George was the beloved husband of Renee A. (Delisle) Psoinos of Hudson, NH, who survives him and with whom he recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
 He was born in Richmond, Kentucky on June 8, 1950, a son of the late Michael and the late Vasilike “Bessie” (Tsoulias) Psoinos.
 In 1960, the family relocated to Dracut, Massachusetts where he built his lifelong friendships and connections. George graduated from Dracut High School in 1968 and set out to be a successful well-known entrepreneur and developer in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
 George would do anything for anyone and was known as the life of the party, always with a smile on his face. In his spare time, George was past president and a 40-year member of Vesper Country Club. He cherished his time playing golf, the “3 G’s” and making memories with friends and family.
 In addition to his wife Renee, he is survived by daughters Valerie Nelson and her husband Will of Londonderry, NH and Kristina Psoinos of Nashua, NH; his brothers Chris Michaels Psoinos and his wife Barbara of Nashua, NH and Daniel M. Psoinos and his wife Janice of Pelham, NH.; his brother’s in Law and their wives, Mark and Patricia Delisle, Paul and MaryAnne Delisle and Stephen and Karen Delisle all of Dracut, MA; his nephews Michael Psoinos (Jacqueline) and their children Zachary and Cameron, Cavan, Ian and Ross Delisle as well as nieces Katie Psoinos (Joseph Robinson) and Meghan Campbell (Brian) and their children Liam and McCartney. He is also survived by his paternal aunt, Irene Demoulas and her family.
 George will also be remembered by a special family, Kerry Slattery and her sons Chase and Conor of Dracut, MA.; his Godchildren, Dan Villemaire, and Mary Katsikas; as well as his long-time best friends and business partners Paul Villemaire and Steven Coravos. George was well-loved and well-respected and will be sorely missed by many extended family and friends.
 George’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Leslie Fang and the physicians at Mass General Hospital, Jody White and Dr. Blair Ardman and their team from Lowell General Hospital as well as the staff at D’Youville Manor, the generous “angels” from Home Health and Hospice and the wonderful staff at Heaven Sent Home Care in Nashua NH.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service Friday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY 5 Lewis St in Lowell at 11 o’clock followed by burial in Westlawn II Cemetery in Lowell.  E-condolences/directions at  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Direcor James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

Sister Linda M. Hutchins, SNDdeN Print E-mail



Sister Linda M. Hutchins, SNDdeN

      Sister Linda M. Hutchins, SNDdeN, (Sr. Marie St. Andrew), died peacefully on December 13, 2017 at the D’Youville Life and Wellness Community in Lowell.   She will be missed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, her sister Susan L. Koester of Hudson, NH;  her brother William and his wife Marianne of Hudson, NH  her brother Richard of Quincy, Ma., and many nieces and nephews and her dear friends  Sister Mary Jean Verbicky and Margie O'Donnell. 
      Sister Linda, the daughter of Walter and Mary (Leonard) Hutchins, was born on July 22, 1941 and raised in Dorchester before entering the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur on August 1, 1959. She offered her first vows on January 30, 1962 and her final vows on July 30, 1967. Sister received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emmanuel College and Masters in Education from Lowell State University. During her early years of ministry, Sister Linda served in Lawrence and Cambridge.  From 1971 until the present, Sister Linda has taught in several Catholic Elementary schools in the city of Lowell: St. Patrick, St. Louis, St. Margaret, Franco American and also at the Huntington Learning Center and the Sylvan Learning Center. 
     Her family and her Notre Dame community will receive friends at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, MA on Monday, December 18, from 2:00 to 5:00PM. There will be a Prayer Service at 3:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 19 at St. Margaret’s Church in Lowell followed by burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 30 Jeffreys Neck Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 
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