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William H. Driscoll, Jr. Print E-mail

William H. Driscoll, Jr.

Beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend;

William H. "Will" Driscoll, Jr., 31, of Lowell, Massachusetts passed away suddenly on Friday December 31, 2021, in Lowell.

Born in Methuen, Massachusetts, May 18, 1990, the loving son of William H. and Denise D. (deArville) Driscoll, Sr., he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Among his many interests, Will enjoyed Hockey, freestyle rap, casino playing, and liked to dress fashionable.

Besides his parents, Will is survived by a brother Robert J. Driscoll of Manchester, NH; a sister Alisha Giacoppo of Leominster; many uncles and aunts Brenda and Blair Jackson of Salem, NH, Danny deArville of Sandown, NH David deArville of Manchester, NH and Darlene DeArville of East Boston  Linda and Johnny Carlino of Tewksbury and Brad Goguen and his fiance Maritza Alvarado of Lowell, five nieces and nephews Livia, Esmae, Niklous, Rosalinda, and Cassius.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Saturday morning January 16, 2022, from 10 to 12 Noon. (The City of Lowell and it’s Health Dept. is requiring the wearing of masks for entrance into all funerals home in the City.) A Celebration of Will's Life will continue at 135 School Street Salem NH immediately following the visitation at E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Schizophrenia/Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.







Salim Khabazeh Print E-mail

Salim Khabazeh
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend;



Salim Khabazeh, 84, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday January 6, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the devoted husband for over 55 years of Lila (Altali) Khabazeh, who survives him.

Born in Saidnaya, Syria, December 5, 1937, the son of the late Naif and the late Wadia (Lutfi) Khabazeh, he received his education in Syria before emigrating to the United States.

Salim was a talented and very well respected singer of poetry. He had a beautiful voice, and along with his brothers, he performed for many years on television in Syria. These performances were viewed nationwide and offered great pride for his family.

Salim had a genuine and lovable personality and was a dear friend to many all throughout the Middle East and from many different walks of life.

He was a Godfather to over 50 children.

Salim was longtime member of St. George’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell.

Prior to his retirement, Salim worked at Market Basket for over 25 years.

Besides his wife, Salim is survived by three daughters Wadia S. Khabazeh of Lowell, Rafif S. Khabazeh and her husband John Simon of St. Paul, MN and Nadia S. Khabazeh and her husband Juan “Sandy” Mendoza of Lawrence, MA; two sons Naif S. Khabazeh of Lowell and Moufak S. “Mike” Khabazeh and his wife Jena of Dracut; eight grandchildren, two brothers George Khabazeh and his wife Samira and Abdullah Khabazeh and his wife Aseen Alkhoury all of Syria; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation to be held on Wednesday January 12, 2022, at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in LOWELL from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 A.M. followed by his Funeral Service in the Church at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at the Westlawn II Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at In lieu of flowers, the family will be setting up a memorial for the deceased in his hometown of Saidnaya, Syria. Checks can be made payable to wife, Lila Khabazeh. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL – MA - (978) 458-8768.

Robert E. Sleeper, Sr. Print E-mail

Robert E. Sleeper, Sr.

Devoted father, grandfather;


Westford – Robert E. Sleeper, Sr., 99 of Westford, passed away on Monday January 3, 2022, at D’Youville Senior Care with his son and daughter by his side.

He was the beloved husband of Marian (Flynn) Sleeper who passed away in 2013.

Born in Dracut, June 29, 1922, the son of the late Frank and the late Louise (Salviss) Sleeper, he was raised in Dracut and Lowell, attending Lowell schools. He moved to Westford in 1973.

Bob was a WWII Navy Veteran having proudly served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations aboard the battleship USS Missouri as a Radar man 2nd Class.  He was present aboard the USS Missouri during the signing of the documents of unconditional surrender in Tokyo Bay.

A Licensed Master Pipefitter, Bob was employed though the years by Raytheon in Lowell, General Electric Riverworks in Lynn and, more recently, at the City of Lowell Lands and Buildings for 17 years, retiring in 1986.

In his younger years Bob enjoyed camping and vacationing on the Cape and in the Lakes Region with family and friends.  When newly retired he was in constant motion planting massive vegetable gardens, chopping a lifetime supply of firewood, repairing things around his home and the homes of friends.  In later years, as he reluctantly slowed down, Bob enjoyed watching football and golf while doing his never-ending supply of jigsaw puzzles.

Survived by his two children, son Robert Sleeper, Jr., and wife Lea Duquette of Haverhill, his daughter Carol Sleeper-Keller and her husband Douglas Keller of Lowell.  He leaves grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.

He was predeceased by sisters Ethel Cullipher, Marion Whitney, Lucy Bell, Lillian Drury, and Rena Thurlow and by brother Frank Sleeper.

The family would like to thank the staff of D’Youville Senior Care for their kind and compassionate care of Bob.

Private Funeral Services were held for the family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to D’Youville Manor Foundation - Activities Fund, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

Kinh N. Tran Print E-mail

Kinh N. Tran
Loving mother; grandmother; great grandmother;



Kinh N. Tran, 91, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away on January 5th, 2022 at her home with her loving family by her side.

She was the wife of the late Ho T. Tran.

Born in Vietnam, July 8, 1930, the daughter of the late Tho Tran and the late Tai T. Duong, she later immigrated to the United States.

Kinh is survived by a son To Tran and his wife Nghia Quach of Lowell, MA; a daughter Hue Tran and her husband Phat Luong of Lowell, MA; five grandchildren Linda Kwong and her husband David Kwong, Wenisa Tran, Nam Luong and his wife Sany Luong of Lowell, MA, Stephanie Rubino and her husband Michael Rubino of Katy, TX  and Cindy L. and her husband Hubert L.; six grandchildren Sammy Luong, Kristine Vy, Paxton Kwong, Valentina Rubino, Lia Rubino and Cherie Luong; many nieces and nephews.

Private Funeral Services were held for the family with burial in Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory may do so to the Tuong Van Temple in Lowell, Massachusetts. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

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