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Mary D. (Monahan) La Bay Print E-mail

Mary D. (Monahan) La Bay

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt

 Mary D. (Monahan) La Bay, 100, of Lowell died peacefully Monday morning, June 4 at Prescott House in North Andover.  She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph N. La Bay who died September 29, 1999.
 Born in Lowell, MA October 10, 1917, the daughter of the late Peter H. and the late Mary (Donohoe) Monahan, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School 1935.  An avid Girl Scout, she attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  Eager to pursue a career in teaching, she went on to graduate from Lowell Teachers' College in 1939.
 Before retiring, Mary was employed as an elementary school teacher in Tewksbury, MA.  She previously taught in Lowell and Newark, VT for over 30 years.
 Mary was a 100 year parishioner of St. Margaret Church in Lowell.
 Mary had many interests, the most important being with her family, especially her daughters, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a member of the UMass Lowell Alumnae Association and the Middlesex Women’s Club.
 Mary is survived by three daughters Judith N. Zanni of Tewksbury, MA, Michelle M. Gugliuzza and her husband Stanley Sliwowsky of Lawrence, MA and Ruthann Marston and her husband William of Andover, MA; three granddaughters Karen Dickinson and her husband Jason of Stoneham, MA, Bridget Zanni of Tewksbury, MA and Lauren Gugliuzza and her partner Thomas Phelps of Dover, NH; two grandsons Anthony Gugliuzza and his wife Kristen of Windham, ME and Stephen Zanni and his wife Joanna of Huntersville, NC; five great-grandchildren Anthony, Sophia, Stephen, Owen and Gianmarco; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also the sister of the late John D. Monahan.
 The La Bay family wishes to recognize the skills and compassion of the entire Prescott House family and thank them for their care and love.
 Family and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. on Friday followed by her Funeral Mass at the ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 12 o’clock noon. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care, 790 Turnpike St, Suite 302, North Andover, MA 01845. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

 
Dorothy (Petroules) Ouellette Print E-mail

 

Dorothy (Petroules) Ouellette

loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend

Dorothy (Petroules) Ouellette, 92, of Lowell, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 30th at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Emery L. Ouellette.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 16, 1926, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Aphrodite (Tsanopoulos) Petroules, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. 

Before retiring, Dorothy was employed as a Central Supply Technician for St John’s Hospital (now known as Lowell General Hospital – Saint’s Campus) for over 15 years. Previously, she worked at Raytheon Corporation in South Lowell.

A longtime member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Lowell, she was active with the Philoptochos Society.

Dorothy is survived by two sons Charles L. “Chuck” Ouellette and his wife Sharon of Chelmsford, MA and Lawrence N. Ouellette of Westford, MA; a granddaughter Amy T. Ouellette; two grandsons Nicholas L. Ouellette and Robert C. Ouellette; one sister Arlene Arguoyan  of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister of the late Georgia Mitides, Anne Mercier, Polly Ottariano, Michael Petroules, James Petroules, Peter Petroules and Theodore Petroules.  Also the mother-in-law to the late Lori (O'Neil) Ouellette. 

Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 1 to 5 P.M. on Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be celebrated on Monday morning at the HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in Lowell at 11:00AM.  Burial to follow in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011. Washington, D.C. 20090-6011. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 

 
Hilda I. Zananiri Print E-mail

Hilda  I. Zananiri 

Loving daughter, sister, aunt, godmother and friend

 Hilda I. Zananiri, 70, of Lowell, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, passed away Friday afternoon May 25, 2018, peacefully at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington surrounded by her loving family.
 Born in Jerusalem, November 3, 1947, a daughter of the late Nahil I. (Ansara) Zananiri, who had died earlier the same day on Friday May 25, 2018 and the late Abraham E. Zananiri, she received her early education at the Nazareth Catholic High School in Amman, Jordan.
 In 1967, Hilda, her parents and siblings immigrated to the United States from Amman, Jordan, eventually relocating to Lowell, Massachusetts.
 Once in the United States, she continued her education attaining her Associates Degree in Business at the Chandler School of Business in Boston.
 Currently, Hilda was a medical interpreter for the Lowell Community Health Center and Lowell General Hospital.
 Previously, she was a travel agent for Garber Travel Agency in Andover for many years and began her career as an accounts payable coordinator for the City of Lowell Department of Public Works.
 Hilda was a proud and longtime member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell.  She was a devoted parishioner who served as President of the Parish Council as well as the Ladies Society.  Her greatest joy was organizing the church’s annual Cocktail Raffle fundraiser as well as the church’s participation in the Lowell Folk Festival.  Hilda also loved being with her family, traveling, gardening and cooking.   She especially loved to plan parties and special events for her loving family and friends.
 Hilda is survived by four sisters, Nadia Hassey and her husband Donald, Henrietta Zananiri and Rema Lichtenstein and her husband Michael all of Dracut, Rhonda Murray and her husband Gregory of Tyngsboro; three brothers, Elias Zananiri and his wife Martha Nelson of York Beach, ME, William Zananiri and his wife Gina of South Berwick, ME and Nabeel Zananiri and Victoria Gatsas of York Beach, ME; nine nieces and nephews, Sherine Halligan and her husband David, Jennifer Lowe and her husband Matthew, Eric Hassey and his wife Rona, Shaun and Arielle Lichtenstein, Danielle and Michelle Zananiri and Ryan and Tyler Murray; four great nieces and nephews, Brennan and Emerson Halligan and Eva and Matthew Lowe; and four godchildren, Shaun Lichtenstein, Ryan Murray, Samuel Bahou and Nuha Louh.
 Hilda was also the sister of the late Henry Zananiri.
 
Friends may call at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 44 BOWERS ST. in Lowell from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral and her mother Nahil’s Funeral will take place Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the Church followed by their burials at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 44 Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME (978) – 458-8768.  

 
Nahil I. (Ansara) Zananiri Print E-mail

Nahil I. (Ansara) Zananiri

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend

 Nahil I. (Ansara) Zananiri, 94, of Lowell, matriarch to a well-known Greater Lowell family, passed away Friday morning May 25, 2018, peacefully at home with her loving family by her side.
 Nahil was the beloved wife of the late Abraham E. Zananiri who died July 7, 1982.
 Born in Jerusalem, March 25, 1924, a daughter of the late Issa and the late Mary (Koutab) Ansara, she received her education while living in Jerusalem.
 In 1967, Nahil, her husband and children immigrated to the United States from Amman, Jordan, eventually relocating to Lowell, Massachusetts.
 The mother of nine, Nahil was a full-time homemaker whom enjoyed cooking for family and friends, gardening and traveling with her family.  However, her greatest joy in life was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who lovingly adored their “Tata”.
 Active with her church, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell, Nahil was a proud member of the Ladies Society.
 Nahil is the devoted mother of five daughters, Hilda Zananiri of Lowell (whom would pass away later the same day), Nadia Hassey and her husband Donald, Henrietta Zananiri and Rema Lichtenstein and her husband Michael all of Dracut, Rhonda Murray and her husband Gregory of Tyngsboro; three sons, Elias Zananiri and his wife Martha Nelson of York Beach, ME, William Zananiri and his wife Gina of South Berwick, ME and Nabeel Zananiri and Victoria Gatsas of York Beach, ME; nine grandchildren, Sherine Halligan and her husband David, Jennifer Lowe and her husband Matthew, Eric Hassey and his wife Rona, Shaun and Arielle Lichtenstein, Danielle and Michelle Zananiri and Ryan and Tyler Murray; four great grandchildren, Brennan and Emerson Halligan and Eva and Matthew Lowe; a sister Huda Diekmann of Evansville, IN; and many nieces and nephews.
 Nahil was also the mother of the late Henry Zananiri.
 The family expresses their deep gratitude to Circle Home Health & Hospice Care and Lowell General Hospital for the loving care they gave to Nahil.
 
Friends may call at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 44 BOWERS ST. in Lowell from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral and her daughter Hilda’s Funeral will take place Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the Church followed by their burials at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 44 Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME (978) – 458-8768.          

 
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