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Jeannette C. Sullivan, R.N. Print E-mail

Jeannette C. Sullivan, R.N.

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister;

Jeannette C. (McDonald) Sullivan, R.N., 95, of Freedom, NH and Lowell, formerly of Weymouth passed away peacefully in Lowell on Friday June 23, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the loving wife of the late John J. Sullivan who died October 14, 1997.

Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, June 26, 1927, the daughter of the late Juliette (Thiboutot) McDonald, she attended Quincy schools and was a graduate of Quincy High School Class of 1945.  Jeannette went on to graduate from Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing where she became a Registered Nurse.

A veteran of the Korean War, Jeannette proudly served her country as a Captain with the Nurse’s Corp in the U.S. Army.

During a career spanning 40 years, Jeannette worked as a Registered Nurse at the VA Hospital in Jamaica Plain and spent 35 years at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, where she rose to Director of Unit Management.

She was the former long-time president of the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing Alumni Association.

Among her many interests Jeannette enjoyed traveling, sewing, knitting, reading, woodworking and playing golf. However, her greatest joy was when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Jeannette is survived by her son Michael Sullivan and his wife Maria of West Greenwich, RI; two daughters Jeanne-Marie “Jan” Demetriou and her husband Steven of Lowell, and Annette Sullivan of Lowell; six grandchildren Jennifer Capozzi and her husband Mark of Lowell, Samantha Demetriou and her husband Michael Raumer of Falls Church, VA, Gregory Demetriou and his fiancé Courtney Reed of Melrose, MA, Timothy Demetriou and his wife Christa of Lowell, Angela Tavantzis and her husband Chris of East Elmhurst, NY and Andrew Sullivan of West Greenwich, RI; and a great grandson Benjamin Raumer; her brother Richard McDonald and his wife Kathy of Hanover, MA; and her caregiver Erin Walsh of Lowell.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son Patrick Sullivan, her siblings Rita Costa, Louise Hooker, Lorraine Menchi, Beatrice Davey and John McDonald.

A special thank you to the VA Boston Home Based Primary Care of Lowell, who enabled her to remain at home with her family in her later years.  Also, thank you to Mary and Kathy, her nurses from the Tufts Medicine Care of Home Hospice for their compassionate care.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 7 P.M. on Thursday June 29, 2023. Her Funeral Mass will take place on Friday afternoon at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH AT 12:30 P.M.

(Please meet at church). Burial to follow at St, Mary Cemetery in No.

Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Tufts Medicine Care at Home Hospice 360 Merrimack Street, Suite 425 Lawrence, MA  01843.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Catherine T. "Kay" (Martin) Billingsley Print E-mail

Catherine T. "Kay" (Martin) Billingsley

Beloved aunt, godmother, and cousin;

Catherine T. "Kay" (Martin) Billingsley, 92, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Thursday June 22, 2023, at her home.

Born in Lowell, MA, December 29, 1930, the daughter of the late John and the late Margaret "Rita" (Bosca) Martin, she attended St. Patrick's Grammar School and graduated from St. Patrick's Girl High School in the class of 1948.

Prior to her retirement, Kay was employed at Tewksbury Hospital in the Central Supply Department, and as a nursing attendant. She was also previously employed at Lowell Electric and Raytheon.

She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church as well as a member of the Women’s Guild and the Oblate Mission Club.

Among her many interests, Kay enjoyed traveling, the beach, and going out for dinner with her friends. She was also a member of the Happy Travelers Retirees and the R.S.C and M.E. Association.

Catherine is survived by two godsons Daniel Larocque and his wife Katie of Lowell, MA, and Edward O’Brien and his wife Coleen of Cary, North Carolina; a niece: Maura Reardon and her husband Chip of Andover.


She was the sister of the late Ruth Martin and the sister-in-law of the late William Halloran and cousin of the late Judith Larocque and the late Mary Nyberg.

Relative and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday June 30, 2023, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell, at 10:00 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH) followed by her Burial at the St. Patrick’s Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude Childrenes Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA - (978) 458-8768.

Mary Elizabeth (McManmon) Mulvaney Print E-mail

Mary Elizabeth (McManmon) Mulvaney

Loving wife, mother, and grandmother,

Mary Elizabeth (McManmon) Mulvaney, recently of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away Tuesday, June 20th at the age of 81 after living with Parkinson’s disease and other ailments for many years. She was married to her loving husband of 49 years, James Norbert Mulvaney until his passing in 2015.

Mary was born in Boston and raised in Dracut, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Francis P. and the late Dorothy T. (Horgan) McManmon. She graduated from the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro and Emmanual College with a teaching degree.

She taught in the Dracut school system, several preschools, and later worked for American Greetings. Mary and her family lived in Chicago, Rome, GA, Virginia Beach, and Florence, SC along their journey, but her heart was always in Massachusetts.

Playing bridge, reading, bowling, and needlework—including knitting an untold number of personalized Christmas stockings for family members—were favorite hobbies. Mary was very proud of her Irish Catholic heritage and family, and did extensive genealogical research of the McManmon, Horgan, and Mulvaney families long before the Internet made such things simpler.

Mary is survived by her four children and their spouses, Elizabeth A. Mulvaney and her husband Christopher Ramsey of Pittsburgh, PA, Timothy J. Mulvaney and his wife Andrea of Richmond, VA, Kathleen M. Mulvaney and her husband Andrew Feller of Arlington, MA, and Shawn P. Mulvaney and his wife Rebecca of Washington D.C.; seven grandchildren Jamie, Abigail, Bronwyn, Dorothy, Benjamin, Tabitha, and William; her beloved  brother Frank P. McManmon of Dracut, MA; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST in LOWELL from 4pm to 7pm Wednesday, June 28, 2023. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Thursday, June 29 at ST. FRANCIS CHURCH in DRACUT at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research by mail at P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741. or Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.



Marina Balkas Print E-mail

Marina Balkas

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister;

Our beautiful and beloved mother Marina, joined her loving and devoted husband George and fell into Gods arms, on Thursday, June 22,2023, at her childhood home in Dracut, surrounded by her caring and dutiful daughters.

Marina, born in Lowell Ma, was the only daughter of the late Spiros and the late Photine Sintros. and the wife of the late George P. Balkas.  Marina received her associates degree from Wheelock College as well as her BA in Early Childhood Education from Salem State University. Family, children and education were always very important to her, which is why she received the Annual Teaching Excellency Award at the Statehouse in Boston from the Massachusetts Association for Community Action because of her commitment to her students in her pre-school teaching role at Lowell Community Teamwork.

Marina was also a faithful parishioner of the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior in Lowell, MA. She taught Sunday school for twenty years, as well as being a member of the church’s Ladies Philoptochos Society. She also served as chairman of one of their very successful Christmas Teas, as well as volunteering countless hours at the church’s Greek Festivals.

Marina is survived by her four children, Jeanne Balkas of Dracut, Fotina Balkas and her significant other Nicholas Roggotis of Dracut, Rev. Peter G. Balkas and his wife, Karen of Kansas City ,MO. and Amelia Hoffman and her husband, Eric of Burlington, MA; seven grandchildren, Christina Sutherland and her husband, Michael of Groton, Atty. Jennie Balkas, George Balkas and his wife Emily of Chicago, and Dr. Joseph Hoffman, Jared, James and John Hoffman of Burlington; and three great grandchildren Emma, Hannah, and Peter.  Her three brothers Christopher Sintros and his wife, Marina of Pelham NH, Spiros Sintros, Jr. and his wife, Olivia of Andover, and the late Peter Sintros.

The Family would also like to thank the great medical care and compassion their beloved mother received by Dr. Jessica Wieselquist, MD, as well as her dedicated staff at Stony Brook Primary Care, as well as Tufts Medicine Care at Home.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held on Monday June 26, 2023 at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH  at 11 o'clock. Burial to follow at the Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Father John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA - 978-458-8768.

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