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Ronald G. Silver Print E-mail

Ronald G. Silver

Veteran WW II, U.S. Navy;

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Ronald George Silver, age 88, formerly of Lowell, MA and a resident of Boynton Beach, FL for the past 18 years, died peacefully at Bethesda Hospital on Friday, January 30, 2015.

He was the beloved husband for 64 years of the late Anastasia (Barrows) Silver, who died April 22, 2014.

Born on August 9, 1926 in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of the late Nathan T. and the late Emily (White) Silver, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate from Lowell Trade High School (nka Greater Lowell Regional Vocational High School) in 1943.

Ron enlisted in the United States Navy and served in active duty during World War II on the USS Oyster Bay, a US Navy motor torpedo tender in commission from 1943 to 1946.  He received an Honorable Discharge on June 5, 1946 as an Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class.

For over 43 years, from 1948-1991, he worked at New England Power Service Co. (nka National Grid) based in Westborough, MA and retired as a Supervisor for the Maintenance & Construction Dept. 

A member of the IBEW Local 2321 serving Energy/Utility workers in the North Shore and Merrimack Valley in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Ron also served on the Board of Directors as President at Seagate of Gulfstream, Boynton Beach, FL where he resided during his retirement.

He is survived by his three children, Roberta and her husband William Dinneen of Groton, MA, a daughter, Ronniann Silver of Overland Park, KS, and a son Jonathan and his wife Rebecca Silver of New London, NH.  He is also survived by four grandchildren, Geoffrey Dinneen of London, England, Nathan and Eleanor Silver of New London, NH and Hannah Silver of Bronx, NY.

In addition he is survived by his sister-in-law, Marcelle (Lord) Silver, his sister-in-law Margaret Flannery and his brother-in-law Joseph Flannery, his sister-in-law Effie (Bikos) Barrows, and his brother-in-law Leo Foley and many nieces and nephews.

Ron was also predeceased by his two brothers, the Rev. Bertram N. Silver, O.M.I., who died in August of 2014 and Richard T. Silver, his two sisters, Margaret A. Silver and Nathalie (Silver) Whitney, his cousin Robert Mulvey and his brother-in-law, Richard Whitney.

Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Friday, February 20th.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11 o’clock.  Burial of ashes will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA.  E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Bldg. Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 

 
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.  

 
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