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Geraldine DiGiacomo Print E-mail

Geraldine DiGiacomo

Beloved mother, stepmother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend;

Geraldine “Geri” (Fidler) DiGiacomo, formerly of Tewksbury and Chelmsford Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 18, 2023, at D’Youville Senior Care after a long illness.

One of nine children, Geri was born in Charlestown Massachusetts, to the late Edward J. and the late Esther J. (Miller) Fidler and grew up in Wilmington and later in Tewksbury where she graduated from High School in 1961.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Robert ‘Bob’ DiGiacomo with whom she had been married for 25 years.

A devoted mother to her four children and her grandchildren, Geri loved spending time with her family and friends.

Geri had a career for many years at Wang Laboratories where she rose through the ranks to become one of the first women director of marketing.

An avid and accomplished golfer, Geri was proud to have made two holes in one in her golf career, one in Florida and one at her home course at Long Meadow Golf Club. She was an advocate for opening the sport to women and played a key role in helping to establish the Women’s City tournament, in which she represented Long Meadow for several years.

Geri and Bob enjoyed their many years at Deerfield Beach Florida where she was an active communicant and volunteer at her church, Our Lady of Mercy.

She is survived by her children Mark Adley and his partner Robby Olsen of California, Michael Adley and his husband Giovanni Fortini of New York City, Richard Adley and his wife Debra of Chelmsford, and Tracy (Adley) Murray and her husband David of Dracut; and her stepdaughters Julie DiGiacomo Kitner and Donna Lacerte and her husband Roland of Hudson, NH; her 7 grandchildren; Olivia Adley, Christopher Adley, Connor Adley, Hannah Warnock, Breanne Adley, Mathew Dubois and Alexander Dubois and six great grandchildren. Geri is also survived by her sisters and their spouses Dotty Surrette of Highland, MD, Lorraine Johnston of Pelham, NH, Essie O’Donnell of Chelmsford, Jacqueline Moloney and her husband Edward of Tewksbury; Micki Rooney and her husband Kevin of Berlin, MA, Rosemary Dolbeare and her husband Michael of Goffstown, NH, her brother-in-law James Lewis of Temple, NH, along with many nieces and nephews.

Geri was predeceased by her beloved sister Peggy Lewis and her brother Edward Fidler.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday May 26, 2023, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH 144 East Merrimack St, Lowell MA at 11 o’clock. (Please Meet at Church). Her committal services will be held privately for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Geraldine ‘Geri’ DiGiacomo Memorial Women’s City’s Scholarship at Or make check payable to the Geraldine DiGiacomo Memorial Women’s City Scholarship Care of Greater Lowell Community Foundation 100 Merrimack St. Suite 202, Lowell MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA – (978) 458-8768.

Charles G. Spanos, Jr. Print E-mail

Charles G. Spanos, Jr.

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend


Charles G. “Chuck” Spanos, Jr., 63, a long-time resident of Lowell died on Thursday May 11, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was the loving husband of Nancy (Barbuzzi) Spanos for 9 years, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 11, 1959, the son of Charles "Chaz" G. Spanos, Sr., of Hudson, NH, and the late Carole G. (Hodgdon) Spanos.

Chuck dedicated his career at Raytheon Technologies for more than 40 years, working mostly in the Security Department.  He was also a CPR instructor for the American Heart Association for over 16 years in which he saved many lives.

In 2021 and 2022 had the opportunity to travel to Qatar on behalf of Raytheon Corp. where he spent a total of 10 months.

He had a love for all Boston sports teams.

A car and motorcycle enthusiast, Chuck had a love for his Mustang and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He was also a member of the Insurgent Crew Motorcycle Club going on rides for those in need.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Shaun C. Spanos and his husband Jeff, and his grandchildren Liam and Naomie of Burlington, MA; his daughter Crystal A. Spanos and her wife LeAnne of Haverhill, MA; two sisters - Charlene and Ron Morrissey of Hudson, NH, and Sandra and Tim Thibodeau of Houston, TX; and his brother Chris and Amy Spanos of Wilmington, MA.  A special godchild Meagan Willman of Houston, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

At his request, Chuck would like to make special mention of some very important people: Matt Roberts and Kristina Ferguson; Nick and Rebecca Ramsay; Steve and Sandy Burl and Robert Manley as well as the Insurgent Crew Motorcycle Club for their support during his illness.

He will be forever missed by his loving family and friends.

He was also the brother-in-law of the late Audrey Spanos.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Visitation to be held at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Sunday May 21, 2023, from 3 to 6 P.M. His Funeral Services will be held for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Charles G. Spanos, Jr. (Please put his name on memo line of check) to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Helen S. (Skames) Moriarty Print E-mail

Helen S. (Skames) Moriarty

Beloved sister, aunt and cousin;


Helen S. (Skames) Moriarty, 89, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, a long-time schoolteacher, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 14, 2023, at the Westford House in Westford, MA.

She was the loving wife of the late Raymond J. Moriarty who passed away in 1993.

Born February 5, 1934, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Harry and the late Martha (Chicklis) Skames, she attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the class of 1952. She graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education.

She continued her education attaining a Master’s in Art from Boston University and from Northeastern University.

Prior to her retirement, Helen was an Elementary School Teacher for the City of Lowell Public Schools for over 40 years.

Helen was a long-time member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Lowell and of the Ladies Philoptochos Society.

An accomplished artist and educator, she was the former longtime member and President of the Chelmsford Art Society.

Helen is survived by a brother: Nicholas Skames of Lowell, MA; a sister Popi Skames of Lowell, MA; she is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also the sister of the late Anna Michaels.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell on Friday morning May 19, 2023, from 10:30 to 11:45 A.M. followed by her Funeral Service at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at 12:15 P.M. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Chelmsford Art Society, P.O. Box 401, Chelmsford, MA 01824.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Audrey Marie Ambrosino Print E-mail


Audrey Marie Ambrosino


Audrey Marie Ambrosino, beloved wife of Gregg Lamping, passed away after a sudden medical incident in the early hours of February 27, 2023.

Audrey had an unmatched passion for life. A fiercely loyal wife, friend, and teacher, she packed her life full of adventure, from her beginnings in the Acre of Lowell to the Orosí Valley of Costa Rica, where she lived for the last 12 years.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on December 6, 1965, she was the daughter of the late Amelia “Mitzie” (Mitsopoulos) Ambrosino and the late Franklin D. Ambrosino. Audrey was educated in Lowell Schools, Class of 1983. She went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Suffolk University, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Doctorate in Education at Georgia State University.

Along the way, she had a long career at the Lowell National Historical Park, beginning her time there as a high school intern to becoming the park’s public information officer. Her passions included serving as a founding member of the Women’s Week Celebrations, being a key organizer of the Lowell Folk Festival for many years, and volunteering at the Smithsonian FolkLife Festival. She also worked alongside Gregg at Folk Festivals all over the country; he as a sound engineer and she as master of all trades.

Audrey loved a good party, great jokes, and her smile, laughter, and quick-wittedness ensured everyone was welcome and had a great time. After completing her Doctorate in education and living in Atlanta together for some years, Audrey and Gregg began a new adventure in 2010 in the Restaurant business, where they served drinks, food, and had live music. Ever grateful for their newfound community, every year she and Gregg hosted many neighborhood families for their annual Christmas celebration. Along with hosting the event, they made sure that each and every child left with a gift.

In recent years she took her education stewardship to a new level by hosting students in her adopted country for a conservation and cultural exchange program. At the time of her death, Audrey was on the faculty of Georgia State University, Middlesex Community College, and Tiffin College as an online adjunct professor.

In addition to her husband, Audrey is survived by her sisters Leslie A. Ambrosino and Buffy Spencer and her brother Anthony J. Ambrosino and his wife Heidi Plouffe. She was also the sister of the late Lynne F. (Ambrosino) Kalil, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Audrey’s Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday May 20, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at the UMASS Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren St. Lowell and are also invited to her reception to follow at the Conference Center after her Celebration of Life Service. The Celebration of Life will be live streamed on this link E-condolences at Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA - (978) 458-8768.

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