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Beverly A. Lorenzo Print E-mail

Beverly A. Lorenzo

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

 Beverly A. (McGrath) Lorenzo, 77, of Pelham, died Wednesday, February 7th at her home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert A. Lorenzo who died March 26, 2017.
 Born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late James W. and the late Helen I. (McNiff) McGrath, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1958.
 Before retiring, Beverly was employed as a clerk at Anton’s Cleaners in Lowell for many years.
 Among her many interests, she enjoyed sewing and gardening. Above all else though, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 Beverly is survived by a son Michael J. Lorenzo and his wife Pamela (Miller) of Lowell; four grandchildren Brian, Christina, Nicholas and Jillian; and eight great-grandchildren Brianna, Brisean, Laniya, Mariah, Gianah, Brittania, Briella and Caleb; a brother James W. McGrath of Las Vegas, NV; her special cousin Kathy Ellis; and her special friend Gail McCutchen.
 Beverly was deeply loved by all of her family and them by her.
 In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately for her family. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, Ma. (978) 458-8768.

Paul Panagopoulos, Sr. Print E-mail

Paul Panagopoulos, Sr.

 Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle
    Paul Panagopoulos, Sr., 83, of Dracut, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 6th surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Lillian S. (Ghareeb) Panagopoulos who survives him and with whom he recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on January 22nd.
    Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 9, 1934, a son of the late Nicholas and the late Martha (Petroulos) Panagopoulos, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1954.
    A veteran of the Vietnam War era, Paul proudly served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
    Before retiring, Paul was employed at Design Lighting in Andover for over 7 years. Previously, he worked at Honeywell in Lawrence as a computer technician for over 24 years.
    Among his many interests, he enjoyed spending time with his family, meeting with his friends over a cup of coffee and traveling. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church where he also served as a parish council member. In addition, he was active with St. George Antiochian Church as Teen Group Director, parish council member and a member of the choir. He was also a member of the Masons and Aleppo Shriners.
    Paul is survived by two daughters Martha E. Stewart and Lisa V. Panagopoulos and her friend and former husband Alexander Verras all of of Dracut; a son Paul Panagopoulos, Jr. and his wife Christine of Lowell; eight grandchildren April Stewart of Los Angeles, CA, Sara Stewart  and her partner Jonathan Barron of Littleton, Andrew, Kristina, Paul and Steven Verras all of Dracut, and Lily Ann and Nicholas Panagopoulos both of Lowell; a great-granddaughter Sophia Stewart of Littleton;  two brothers George Panagopoulos and his wife Jennie of Dracut and Theodore Panagopoulos and his wife Elaine of Pelham, NH; three godchildren Joanne Kyricos, Sandra Tgibides and Roberta Shea; and many nieces and nephews.
    He was also brother of the late Angie Couris, Anthony Panagopoulos, Charles Panas, Louie Panagopoulos, William Panas, Helen Shea, Jennie Fafalios and Margaret Tgibides.
    Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. on Saturday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be celebrated immediately following visitation at the HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in Lowell at 12:30 o'clock. Burial to follow in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Hellenic American Academy, 41 Broadway St, Lowell, MA 01854 or the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 62, Lewis St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Antoinette Pallotto Lappin Print E-mail

Antoinette Pallotto Lappin

 Antoinette Pallotto Lappin, the matriarch of a well-known Merrimack Valley family and retired podiatrist has died at the age of 100. The life-long Dracut resident passed away Saturday night at D'Youville Manor in Lowell after a hard-fought battle with Parkinson's disease.
          Known as "Toni" to her many friends she was the wife of the late Judge Francis L. Lappin, and mother to four children, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
 Growing up she had a passion for horses and was an accomplished rider. Also in her youth she assisted her father Antonio Pallotto in his contracting business building roads all over the region. She liked to reminisce about when he ran short of dynamite caps she would load up a truck and drive off to the job, a few years shy of a legal driver's license.
 For a woman of her generation she was a progressive earning a Doctor of Podiarty degree. Together she and her sister Dr. Anna P. Welch had a medical practice for many years at the Hildreth Building in downtown Lowell. Patients of Dr. Pallotto described her as especially gentle and caring to the elderly. She thought nothing of making pro bono house calls if it lessened someone's pain.
 It was also in the Hildreth Building that she met an attorney just back from the war who became her future husband, Francis L. Lappin. For 46 years they built a life in Dracut at St. Michael's Parish in Lowell and in many social and community organizations, until his death in 1992.
 Her special joy was as a mother. She eventually left her career and focused on raising her family and spending summers at Seabrook Beach, N.H.
She was a loving and generous mother who encouraged both fun and accomplishment.
 Antoinette Lappin loved to entertain. She hosted many dinner parties for friends and family at her home. She could often be found playing golf at Vesper Country Club where she also competed in the bowling league. An avid card-player, she cackled with laughter as she defeated challengers in gin rummy and cribbage. Her hands were rarely idle. She loved to knit and needle point.
 When it came to her grandchildren, Grandma Lappin's house was where they would go if they were sick or just in need of some homemade apple sauce. She banned cars from her driveway so that they could fly around on their Big Wheels in safety. She stressed etiquette and good manners at the table and in life.
Antoinette Lappin went to Dracut schools studied at Rogers Hall in Lowell and later graduated from Keith Hall. From there she graduated from Temple University and the Beacon School of Podiatry. She was the daughter of the late Antonio Pallotto and Anna Galli Pallotto.
 She is survived by sons Michael A. Lappin of Lowell and companion Molly C. Parks of North Andover, Paul F. Lappin of Lowell and wife Mary Burns, daughters Martha Lappin Iarrapino of Lowell and husband Anthony J., Rosemary Lappin Mooney of Andover and husband Brian C. Her grandchildren are Anthony Nicholas L. Iarrapino and wife Joslyn Wilschek of Montpelier, Vt., Jennifer M. Lappin of Brussels, Belgium, Alexander Lappin of Lowell, Elizabeth L. Guttenplan of Lowell and husband Daniel, Andrew F. Lappin of Lowell and wife Shaela, Jessica Lappin Thurston of Lowell and husband Scott, Meredith Lappin Mooney of Cambridge, former daughter-in-law Carol Lappin Burkett of Dracut, favorite niece Pasqua F. Leary of Lowell and nephew George J. Frascarelli of Chelmsford.
 The family also wishes to thank the nursing staff of D'Youville Manor for their superb care and compassion.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o'clock. Burial to immediately follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to D’Youville Senior Care, 981 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01865 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458- 8768.

Kathleen B. "Kathy" Murphy Print E-mail

Kathleen B. “Kathy” Murphy

Well-known Lowell school teacher

 Kathleen B. “Kathy” (Gilday) Murphy, 65, of Merrimack, NH, formerly of Lowell, died Friday, February 2nd at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 19, 1952, a daughter of the late Stephen J. and the late Eileen R. (O’Brien) Doyle, she attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Keith Hall with the Class of 1970. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Framingham State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, U/Mass Lowell with a Master of Arts Degree in English and Fitchburg State College with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Literacy.
 Before retiring, Kathy was employed at Greater Lowell Technical High School for 40 years as a teacher, department chair and Director of Title I Services. After her retirement, in order to continue her love of teaching, she worked for Middlesex Community College at Lowell High School for the Outward Bound Program.
 Among her many interests, she loved flower gardening, reading, taking frequent nature walks with her dogs and her many trips to Florida with her closest friends. However, her greatest joy was the quality time she was able to spend with her family and friends.
 Kathy is survived by a sister Sharon A. Greenhalge of Lowell, MA; a brother Stephen W. Doyle and his wife Sheryl of Nashua, NH; a nephew Sean P. McMeniman and his wife Holly of Lowell, MA; four nieces Jill M. Christiansen and her husband Niels of Lowell, MA, Erin C. Devlin and her companion Zack Khakeo of Dracut, MA, and Kathryn J. and Samantha E. Doyle both of Nashua, NH; her former mother-in-law Corinne Miller; her former sister-in-law Karen DeMone; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
 She was also sister of the late Janice Gilday Heanan, sister-in-law of the late Jay P. Greenhalge and granddaughter of the late Arthur and Bernadette O’Brien.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.     . Arrangements

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