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George M. "Red" Drolet Print E-mail

George M. “Red” Drolet

Loving uncle, brother-in-law and friend

 George M. “Red” Drolet, 76, of Lowell, died Friday evening, June 15th at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell.
 Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, June 2, 1942, a son of the late Alfred E. and the late Angeline A. (Gingras) Drolet, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell Trade School (now known as Greater Lowell Technical High School).
 Red proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.
 Before retiring at age 50 which he was so proud of, he was employed as a job superintendent for the M. Demateo Construction Company in Boston. He was a lifelong member United Brotherhood of Carpenters and served as the Local #49 president in Lowell. Among his many interests, Red played hockey in local men’s leagues for 30 years, enjoyed golfing, and had a passion for traveling and skiing all over the world. He also loved to go out dancing with his many friends and was an avid New England sports fan.
 Red is survived by four nephews Jerome Drolet and his wife Martha of Derry, NH, Kenneth Drolet of Salem, NH, Glenn Drolet and his wife Donna of Raymond, NH and Robert Drolet, Jr. and his wife Soukthavy of Townsend, MA; and a sister-in-law Anni Drolet of Dracut, MA.
 He was also brother of the late Alfred Drolet, Marie Drolet and Robert Drolet, Sr.
 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 his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Catherine Cemetery in Westford. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Kelly D. Delmore Print E-mail

Kelly D. (Galambos) Delmore

Loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend

    Kelly D. (Galambos) Delmore, 46, of Lowell, died Thursday, June 14th at Lowell General Hospital – Main Campus following a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of Arthur R. McCann who survives her.
    Born in Winchester, Massachusetts, February 23, 1972, a daughter of Roy Sewell and the late Kathleen Galambos, she attended Winchester schools and was a graduate of Winchester High School.
    Kelly was employed as a Sales Writer and Driver for various local area auto parts stores.
    Among her many interests, she was active in sports playing softball as a catcher, basketball and skateboarding. She also love music and showing off her amazing voice singing karaoke.
    Kelly was very outgoing, able to put a smile on anybody’s face and would go out of her way to put other people first.
    In addition to her husband Arthur, Kelly is survived by two sons Cody Collins and his longtime companion Amenda Chhoun of Lowell, MA and Sean Collins of Dracut, MA; a sister Jessica Curran of Sudbury, MA; a brother Jason Sewell of Marlboro, MA; several nieces and nephews; and her dogs “Nikky” and “Mitzi”.
    In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Saturday morning, June 23rd at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 Pawtucket Street at Fletcher at 11 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In Lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Emanuel “Manny” S. Athenais Print E-mail

 

Emanuel “Manny” S. Athenais

Loving son, brother, nephew and cousin;

      Lowell, MA – Our beloved cousin, Emanuel "Manny" S. Athenais, passed peacefully into everlasting life in the early morning of June 11, 2018. Born in Lowell, MA, September 28, 1960, Manny is the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Charles and Archondula "Dolly" (Bikos) Athenais. He is predeceased by his sister Sandra Athenais.

      Manny graduated from the Greater Lowell Technical High School, in 1978, where he developed his skill in graphic arts. The family rockstar and weatherman, he played the drums in cover bands that performed in the greater Lowell area, and he could forecast the weather as well as any trained meteorologist. A company man, Manny was a dedicated employee with over 25 years at the TJX Companies/Marshalls' Distribution Center. He enjoyed spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins, but nothing did he enjoy more than summer days with his dad on Old Orchard Beach. Manny was a gentle soul who was fiercely loyal to those he loved.‎

        Survivors include his maternal aunts Lillian (Bikos) Papadopoulos of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Effie (Bikos) Barrows of Methuen, Massachusetts, who lovingly cared for Manny in his final days; his paternal aunt Effie Ramsey of Selmer, Tennessee; and several cousins, all of whom will miss him dearly. A heartfelt thank you is expressed to Dr. George Meltsakos and the staff at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus for their compassionate care.

ATHENAIS - Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Friday, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 62 Lewis St., Lowell, MA. The Funeral Service will immediately follow at 11 o’clock. Burial in Westlawn II Cemetery. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Your thoughtful donation in Manny’s memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at the address above or the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, 801 Roeder Rd., Suite 750, Silver Springs, MD 20190-4487. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.

 

 

 

 
Eric P. Hanson Print E-mail

Eric P. Hanson

A loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend;

Eric P. Hanson, 45, of Lowell, a well-known local business and community leader, passed away unexpectedly on Friday June 8, 2018.

He was the beloved husband of Jennifer (Maguire) Hanson, who survives him.

Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, January 26, 1973, the beloved son of Eric W. “Rick” and Martha (Reardon) Hanson, he attended Chelmsford Schools and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School.

Eric graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1995 as an Academic All American and Captain of the Golf Team. He continued his studies at American University attaining a Master’ Degree in Corporate Public Communications

After his time in Washington, he came home to join his father and family in business and eventually became the President and COO of the D.J. Reardon Company.

Following the transfer of the company, Eric, an entrepreneur by nature, founded the KLIN Groupe, a successful spirits and wine company which later expanded to include cigars. As Executive Chairman, he created and introduced Hammer and Sickle Vodka, which was made in Russia, to the U.S. Market. He later followed that up with wine, cigar and rum products under the umbrella of the KLIN Groupe in Lowell.

A highly respected businessman, Eric served as a Trustee and member of the Investment Committee of Circle Health, as a Corporator of Lowell Five Bank, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro and a past board member of the Lowell Plan. 

Active in the Greater Lowell charitable and civic community, he was a former Chairman of the Board and Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell. A philanthropist at heart, he and his family supported several non-profit organizations throughout Greater Lowell.

A member of Vesper Country Club, he had a passion and skill for golf and enjoyed playing with his father, his daughters and his friends and was a member of several Lowell City Golf Teams. 

A kind, generous and thoughtful person, with a sometimes irreverent sense of humor, Eric will be deeply missed by those who knew him best.

Besides his wife and parents, Eric, a dedicated and loving father, is survived by his two daughters Caroline E. Hanson and Ella M. Hanson both of Lowell, students at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro; his sister Dr. Ellen M. Hanson and her husband Jamie Hawes of Hingham; his nephew Kai S. Hawes and niece Zoë E. Hawes both of Hingham; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11 o’clock followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, 657 Middlesex St., Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 

 
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