David F. Frawley
Former owner and operator of Highland Towel Supply;
David F. Frawley, 72, of Lowell but formerly of North Tewksbury, and a member of a well known Lowell family, died Saturday morning at Tufts New England Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was the husband of the late Janet (Phaneuf) Frawley who died July 1, 2015.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 3, 1944, a son of the late Francis D. and the late Eileen B. (Cox) Frawley, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Keith Academy in 1962. Dave went on to attend Burdett Business School in Boston.
For most of his career David was the owner and operator of the former Highland Towel Supply Company in Lowell as well as Sweaters and Letters and Crescent Linen. More recently, he was a driver for the Lowell Regional Transit Authority Road Runner Service.
Beloved by his many friends, David was generous from his heart, adventurous in his spirit and passionate and philanthropic in supporting a cause very dear to him, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Pan Mass Challenge.
Along with his late wife Janet, he raised funds for the research laboratory of Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson, MD at the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute in Boston. Additionally he frequently donated platelets for 15 years at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, attended numerous Annual Team – 20 Brunches hosted by the Kraft family. David and his late wife established a fundraising team called the Platelet Peddlers and personally led the group during many Pan Mass Challenge 200-mile bike rides from Sturbridge to Provincetown, MA. The Team continues to participate in the PMC race to this day under their new name, Patriot’s Platelet Peddlers.
In addition, David was an outdoorsman who loved to ski, golf, hike and travel. He was a member of an expedition called the “cowboys on Everest” who attempted to get the first American woman to the Summit. Dave spent much of his time pursuing his “non typical” interests, from ice climbing to para-motoring , often appearing overhead and unannounced at family and friends events.
A former member of Vesper Country Club, he was currently a member of Long Meadow Golf Club.
David is survived by three children Catherine G. McCloy and her husband Jay of Newburyport, Kelly Frawley Gilet of Westford and David F. Frawley, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Defiance, MO; four grandchildren Dylan and Meredith McCloy of Newburyport and Mitchell and Paige Gilet of Westford; three sisters Rita Marion and her husband Barney of Deering, NH, Brenda Kelly, R.N and her husband Gerald of Kittery, ME and Virginia Langevin and her husband Paul of Beverly Hills, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Frank D. Frawley, Jr.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher for a Memorial Visitation from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday December 27th. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Pan Mass Challenge, PMC 77 4th Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, Attn. 25424-1 or http://profile.pmc.org/TP0053. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Estelle R. O’Meara
Beloved mother, grandmother and friend;
Estelle R. (Paquette) O’Meara, 85, a member of a well known Lowell family, died Sunday morning at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.
She was the wife of the late George F. O’Meara, Jr. who died in 1989.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Philip and the late Rita (Landry) Paquette, she attended St. Louis School and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
Estelle went on to graduate from hairdressing school and became a professional hairdresser. In addition she served as an Inspector for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Board of Hairdressers.
Later, she transitioned over to U/Mass Lowell where she served as a secretary to the Vice President of Administration and Finance for over 15 years until her retirement.
A communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, Estelle was a former longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Choir who performed in Rome during her tenure.
An amateur painter and artist, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family.
Estelle is survived by two sons Mark S. O’Meara and his wife Donna of Lowell and George F. O’Meara and his wife Mary Jeanne of Vero Beach, FL; a daughter Kathleen Peskovitz and her husband John E. of Dover, NH; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Maureen O’Meara and sister of the late Philip Paquette and the late Roland Paquette.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at FLETCHER from 9 to 10 A.M. Thursday morning. Her Funeral Mass will follow at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10:30 A.M. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Bldg. Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Elizabeth M. Nangle
Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend;
Elizabeth M. (Leahy) Nangle, 91, a lifelong resident of the Highlands section of the City and a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died Tuesday morning at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of the late William F. Nangle, Sr. who died April 13, 2012.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 23, 1925, a daughter of the late John J. and the late Elizabeth (Power) Leahy, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1942.
Early in her career she worked at the former Lowell Electric Light Company for several years.
Elizabeth was a lifelong communicant of St. Margaret Church and a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality.
The matriarch of her family, Elizabeth led a vibrant life and truly enjoyed the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by three sons William F. Nangle, Jr. and his wife Lois of Dracut, Joseph M. Nangle and his wife Judy of Westfield and David M. Nangle and his longtime companion Donna Rignoli of Lowell; two daughters Elizabeth M. McKiernan and her husband Thomas of Lowell and Susan M. Langathianos and her husband Thomas of Guilford, NH; 14 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; three sisters Elinor O’Connor of Lowell, Marilyn Gill and her husband Peter and Joan Lenzi and her husband Albert of Lowell; two sisters–in-law Gloria Leahy of Lowell and Martha Leahy of Nashua, NH; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was also the mother of the late John J. Nangle, grandmother of the late Matthew C. Nangle and sister of the late Daniel P. Leahy, Esq. who died August 10th 2016 and the late John J. Leahy who died November 22, 2015.
The members of the Nangle family wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at D’Youville Senior Care for the outstanding compassion and care that was given to their mother during her stay there.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10:00 o’clock followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the John J. Nangle Scholarship Fund, c/o Lowell Catholic Grammar School, 486 Steven St., Lowell, MA, 01851 or the D’Youville Foundation, Attn. Resident Activity Fund, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Amelia “Mitzie” Ambrosino
Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister
Amelia “Mitzie” (Mitsopoulos) Ambrosino, 86, of Chelmsford, died Thursday, December 8th at the Palm Center in Chelmsford with her loving family by her side following a brief illness.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 17, 1930, a daughter of the late Demetrius and the late Zoetsa Mitsopoulos, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
Mitzie was a member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Lowell.
Before retiring, she was employed as a cafeteria worker with Aramark Corporation at U/Mass Lowell.
Mitzie was known to be fun loving and witty, enjoyed dancing, playing poker and loved working with students at U/Mass Lowell. She was also an avid Red Sox fan. Above all else though, she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mitzie is survived by two daughters Leslie Ambrosino and her husband Jonathan Sellars of Des Moines, IA and Audrey Ambrosino and her husband Gregg Lamping of Costa Rica; a son Anthony Ambrosino and his wife Heidi of North Chelmsford, MA; six grandchildren Andrew, Joshua and Lindsay Ambrosino and Jason, Christopher and Matthew Kalil; four great-grandchildren; a sister Mary Patenaude of Worcester, MA; a son-in-law Anthony Kalil of Dracut, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also mother of the late Lynne F. Kalil and sister of the late Constance Roy and the late Christopher Mitsopoulos.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Monday afternoon at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH of the HOLY TRINITY at 12:30 o’clock. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Patrick School & Education Center, 311 Adams St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.