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Virginia F. Mellen Print E-mail


Virginia F. Mellen 

Retired Supervisor Treasurer’s Office U/Mass Lowell; 

Virginia F. (Gorman) Mellen, 81, of the Centralville section Lowell, died Monday evening at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford with her loving family by her side.

She was the loving wife for some 65 years of John P. “Jack” Mellen, who survives her.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 5, 1936, the daughter of the late James L. and the late Julia T. (Ward) Gorman, she attended St. Michael’s Grammar school and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Virginia worked at the former University of Lowell (nka U/Mass Lowell) for over 31 years retiring in 2002 as a Supervisor in the Treasurer’s Office.

Among her many interests, she enjoyed reading, knitting and shopping but her true joy was the time she spent with her family especially her granddaughters.

Besides her husband, Virginia is survived by her daughter Kathleen A. Lima and her husband Bradley of Sandwich, MA; two granddaughters Ashley K. Lima of Sandwich and Courtney M. Arki and her husband Andrew of Falmouth.

The Mellen family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Sunny Acres Nursing Home for the personal care, compassion and concern they extended to Virginia during her stay.    

Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:00 to 10:30 A.M. Saturday morning followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Sunny Acres Activity Fund, 254 Billerica Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) -458-8768.

Frederick T. Blanchard Print E-mail

Frederick T. Blanchard

Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle
    Frederick T. Blanchard, 76, of Lowell, died peacefully, Saturday, February 10th at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Diane M. (Hodges) Blanchard who died February 4, 2011.
    Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 21, 1941, a son of the late Frederick M. and the late Anna (Flynn) Blanchard, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1961.
    Before retiring, Mr. Blanchard was employed as a boiler engineer at Phillips Academy in Andover for over 40 years. Previously, he worked in that same capacity at Malden Hospital in Malden.
    Among his many interests, he enjoyed fishing, camping, photography and anything that challenged him working with his hands. He was also an avid New England Patriots fan.
    Being all about family, Fred loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Mr. Blanchard is survived by three sons Thomas F. Blanchard and Timothy D. Blanchard both of Lowell and Kenneth S. Blanchard and his wife Kathy of Chelmsford; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was also grandfather of the late Crystal Lynn Blanchard who died Christmas Eve of 2010 and brother of the late Richard F. Blanchard. Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. on Thursday. All Funeral and Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.. Arrangements

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.

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