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James G. "Jim" Kouloheras Print E-mail

James G. “Jim” Kouloheras

 

 

Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle

 
James G. “Jim” Kouloheras, 80, of Dracut, died Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Northwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Lowell. He was the beloved husband of Janice A. (Lefebvre) Kouloheras who survives him and with whom he celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in April of this year.
 
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 18, 1938, a son of the late George D. and the late Stella (Athanas) Kouloheras, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1956. He also attended the University of Maine at Orono.
 
Jim proudly served his country as a member of the U. S. Army Reserves and the National Guard.
 
Before retiring, Jim was employed as a Materials Manager at Wang Laboratories in Tewksbury. Previously, he worked for General Electric in Lynn and Medford.
 
Among his many interests, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, was a Certified Licensed Sea Captain, and enjoyed summers spent at Camp Ellis Beach in Saco Maine with his family and friends.
 
He was a member of the Kilwinning AF and AM Masonic Lodge in Lowell for over 50 years as well a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop #80 in Dracut.
 
In addition to his wife Janice, Jim is survived by two sons George Kouloheras of Lowell, MA and Michael J. Kouloheras and his wife Melinda of Amesbury, MA; a grandson Jonah Santiago of Amesbury, MA; two sisters Daphne Zaralidis and her husband John of Lowell, MA and Elizabeth Kouloheras and her partner Arlene Hinckley of Barnstable, MA; two brothers William Kouloheras and his wife Dede of Cape Coral, FL and Harry Kouloheras and his wife Joy of Tyngsboro, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
 
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be celebrated Tuesday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY in LOWELL at 10 A.M. followed by his burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com . Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701 or the George D. and Stella A. Kouloheras Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Greater Lowell Community Foundation, 100 Merrimack St., Suite 202, Lowell, MA, 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.
 
 
Mary A. (Hallaren) O'Brien Print E-mail

 

Mary A. (Hallaren) O’Brien

Loving mother, grandmother, sister-in-law and friend’

Mary A. (Hallaren) O’Brien, 79, of Chelmsford but formerly of Lowell, MA, died Sunday morning October 21, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital after a brief illness.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony F. O’Brien, Jr. who died in 1994.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 27, 1939, a daughter of the late James and the late Bernice (Swencornis) Hallaren, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1957.

Mary went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Lowell State Teachers College.

A stay at home mother for most of her life, Mary was also a payroll specialist with the former Purity Supreme Supermarket in Billerica for many years.

Active with Chelmsford youth sports and her children, Mary served as the Treasurer for Chelmsford Pop Warner Football and was a girls softball and basketball coach for several years. In addition she taught CCD for both St. Rita Parish in Lowell, St. Mary Parish in Chelmsford and as Brownie Troop leader.

She found her most joy when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren and an occasional trip to Foxwoods.

Mary is survived by three children Anthony F. O’Brien, III and his wife Patricia of Chelmsford, Mary A. Wood of Lowell and Geraldine Robarge and her husband Eric of Nashua, NH; a son-in-law Eric Silva of Dracut; seven grandchildren Jessica Silva, Jack and Ben O’Brien, Heather and Taylor Wood, and John and Christopher Robarge; a sister-in-law Geraldine Andricopoulos of Chelmsford; a brother-in-law Jack Simon of Nashua, several nieces and nephews.

She was also the mother of the late Joanne F. Silva who died in 2013 and sister of the late Jane Simon.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH in LOWELL at 11:30 A.M. followed by her burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com . Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Lowell General Hospital Cancer Walk, c/o LGH Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 4548-8768.

 

 
Elizabeth C. "Betty" Nelligan Print E-mail

Elizabeth C. “Betty” Nelligan

  Elizabeth C. “Betty” (MacLeod) Nelligan, 88, of Chelmsford, died Thursday, October 18th at Lowell General Hospital following a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Nelligan, who died in February of 1979.
  Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on September 21, 1930, she was the daughter of the late John and the late Catherine (Harrington) MacLeod. She attended St. Peter’s Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of the former Keith Hall in the Class of 1948.
  Betty was employed for more than 40 years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Senior Staff Accountant in the Accounting Office of Lincoln Laboratories in Lexington, prior to her retirement.
  Always very active in her community, she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Golf Club, the League of Catholic Women, the Red Hat Society, and the  Association of MIT Retirees.
 Among her many enjoyments, Betty loved spending time with her family and friends. 
 Betty is survived by a sister, Marion A. MacLeod of Lowell; two brothers, Thomas M. MacLeod and his wife Rae of Lowell, MA, and Paul F. MacLeod and his wife Molly of Vancouver, WA; a sister-in-law, Joan MacLeod of Deerfield Beach, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was also sister of the late John P. MacLeod and the late Richard J. MacLeod and sister-in-law of the late Constance MacLeod.
 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 Mass on Monday morning at ST. MARY CHURCH in Chelmsford at 9 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Eleanor L. Koravos Print E-mail

 

 

Eleanor L. Koravos

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother


Eleanor L. Koravos, 78, a member of a well known Lowell family, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening September 26, 2018 at the Westford House in Westford, Massachusetts. 


Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Nicholas and the late Annette (Brodeur) Koravos, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. She went on to receive her Associates Degree in Finance.


Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was the Finance Officer at the Tsongas Arena for many years. Previously, she worked in finance at Control Data in Waltham.


An active member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church as an adult, and Holy Trinity Church as a child,  Eleanor was also a member of the Daughter’s of Penelope. She went to Greece in 2000 and visted relatives in her native town, Grevena.


Among her many and varied interests, she loved everything about politics, both locally and nationally. She was instrumental in getting Koravos/Coravos square dedicated to our many family members who served in the Armed Forces, as well as campaigning for Niki Tsongas and Hillary Clinton.


She enjoyed playing golf, attending concerts and plays and was an avid Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins fan.


However, her greatest joy was when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Eleanor is survived by three daughters Donna M. Allen of West Roxbury, Paula M. St. Jean of Nashua, NH and Sara M. Gagnon and her husband Russ of Andover, VT.; six grandchildren Shawnna St. Jean, Kyle Gagnon, Jake Allen, Tyler Allen, Derek Allen and Hannah St. Jean; two great grandchildren Jared St. Jean and Briella St. Jean; several nieces and nephews, among them Sandy Allard and also her former husband, Paul St. Jean of Lowell.

 


 

She was also the sister of the late Lorraine Traficante, the late Claire Kungulus and the late Nicholas Koravos, Jr.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Service Saturday morning October 20, 2018 at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL at 10 o’clock followed by the burial of her ashes at the Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768 

 
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