Obituaries Notices
Clara Zouvelos Print E-mail

Clara Zouvelos

 
 Clara Zouvelos, 96, of Lowell, died Wednesday, February 11th at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell.
 Born in Dracut, Massachusetts, April 8, 1918, a daughter of the late Argeris an the late Theone (Stroumboulakos) Zouvelos, she received her education in the Dracut school system.
 Before retiring, Clara was employed as a knitter with Malden Mills in Lawrence for many years. Previously, she worked at the former Weaver Manufacturing and the former McGowan Educator Cracker both in Lowell.
 Among her many activities, Clara enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and bowling. She was also an accomplished trader in the stock market. However, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her loving family.
 Clara is survived by two sisters Helen Gacek of Lowell, MA and Angela Zouvelos of Pelham, NH; ten nieces and nephews; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
 She was also sister of the late Bessie Levas, Joanne Zouvelos, Theodora Dys, George Zouvelos, William Zouvelos and Anthony Zouvelos.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 2 to 6 P.M. Monday. Her Funeral Service will take place at the Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 
 
Geraldine T. Catalano Print E-mail

Geraldine T. Catalano

 formerly of Lowell, 100
 
 Geraldine T. (Cunio) Catalano, 100, of Andover, formerly of the Belvidere section of Lowell, died Tuesday, February 10th at Lawrence General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio P. Catalano who died August 19, 2000 and was the original founder of Toni’s Sandwich Shop in Lowell in 1948.
 Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, November 20, 1914, the daughter of the late Charles and the late Mary (Canty) Cunio, she attended Lawrence schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell.
 Among her many activities, Geraldine was a voracious reader, enjoyed traveling and loved hosting gatherings for family and friends. She was also an avid New England Patriots fan.
 Mrs. Catalano is survived by a daughter Kathleen Whiting of Newburyport, MA; two sons Robert A. Catalano and his wife Suzanne of Arundel, ME and Michael C. Catalano and his wife Donna of Salem, NH; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 2 to 5 on Friday. Her funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 9 o’clock followed by a Funeral Mass at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (lower church) at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.  
 
Widad (Ansara) Batten Print E-mail

Widad (Ansara) Batten

Beloved mother and sister;

Widad (Ansara) Batten, 76, of Lowell, died peacefully Saturday February 7, 2015, at her home.

Born in Bethlehem, Palestine, July 13, 1938, the daughter of the late Issa and the late Mary K. (Kuttab) Ansara, she received her education

in Palestine. She later emigrated to the Unites States with her family on June 25, 1956.

Widad worked for several years, most notably, as an assembler in the electronics industry.

An active and loyal member of her church, she belonged to St. George’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Lowell

She enjoyed being with family and friends, especially when she was cooking for family gatherings.

An engaging personality with a contagious laugh, Widad loved to meet people and made those around her feel welcome and comfortable.

She will be deeply missed.

Widad is survived by her beloved son Mark P. Batten and his fiancée Barbara Gerardi of Lowell; two sisters Nahil Zananiri of Lowell and

Huda Diekmann of Evansville, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister of the late Mounir, Saliba, George, Juliette Ansara and the late Laurice Bahou.

Batten – In Lowell, MA February 7, 2015,  Widad (Anasara) Batten, 76, at her home. Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL

HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Her funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Friday morning

at 9 o’clock followed by a Funeral Service at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in the

Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St.

George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 5 Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and

John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.  

 
Donna Elaine Laferriere Print E-mail

Donna Elaine Laferriere

 
Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
 
 Donna Elaine (Hire) Laferriere, 75, of Pelham, died Saturday, February 1st at Lowell General Hospital-Saints Campus following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Gilbert L. “Gil” Laferriere, Sr. with whom she celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on August 5, 2014.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 9, 1939, the daughter of the late Ralph and the late Anna (Greene) Hire, she attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1957.
 Among her many activities, Donna enjoyed watching television, reading, traveling and was an avid animal lover. However, the most cherished thing in her life was her family to which she was profusely devoted.
 She was a longtime member of the National Shrine of St. Jude Claretian Missionaries and longtime contributor to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in honor of her father’s proud service to his country.
 In addition to her husband Gil, Donna is survived by a son Gilbert L. Laferriere, Jr. of Lowell, MA; a daughter Judith A. “Judy” Laferriere-Mank and her husband Ronald Mank of Hudson, NH; five grandchildren Jessica, Melissa and Kimberly Laferriere and Rachel and Joseph Mank; five great-grandchildren; two sisters Carole DeFrancesco and Anne Collins and her husband David all of Lowell, MA; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved pet “Buddy”.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Shrine, 512 W. Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
 
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