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Penelope J. (Katakos) Chicklis Print E-mail
 
 
Penelope J. (Katakos) Chicklis 

beloved sister-in law, godmother, aunt and cousin;

 

Penelope J. (Katakos) Chicklis of Milia, Messsinia, Greece, former resident of Dracut, MA, passed away peacefully in Greece on Thursday October 4, 2018 with her loving family by her side.

She was the beloved wife of the late John C.Chicklis, who passed away in 1998.

Born in Milia, Messinia, Greece, April 18, 1920, the daughter of the late Panayiotis and Stavroula Katakos, she received her early education in Greece.

After immigrating to the United States, Penelope worked as a successful local seamstress for many years in the Lowell area.

She was active in her church, the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, knitting and sewing.

Penelope is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and a special godson, Anastasios Badas of Oxford, CT.

Relatives and friends may call at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in LOWELL from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Wednesday morning October 17, 2018 followed by her Funeral Service at the Church at 11 o'clock. Her burial will take place at the Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.    

 

 

 

 
James G. Sycovaris Print E-mail

James G. Sycovaris

 

Proud Korean Veteran, sports car enthusiast; 

 

James G. Sycovaris, 89, of Gilford, New Hampshire, formerly of Lowell, died Sunday September 30th 2018 at the Northwood Rehab and Health Care Center in Lowell, MA.

He was predeceased by his lovely wife, Helen (Athanasopoulos) Sycovaris to whom he was married for 52 years.

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, James was the son of the late Gust and the late Anastasia (Velenzas) Sycovaris and received his grammar and High School education in Buffalo, NY.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator and received the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

Jim had a passion for new cars, particularly sports cars, which resulted in a lifetime career of selling and working on cars. Prior to his retirement Jim was a Service Manager at a Chrysler auto dealership and was the former owner of Durabuild Transmission in Nashua New Hampshire.

Active with the church, he was a lifetime member of the Order of AHEPA.

Jim loved to travel during his retirement and playing doubles tennis with his wife Helen and friends.  He spent winters in their home in Santo Domingo and later in Fort Pierce, Florida as well as their home in Gilford, New Hampshire where they enjoyed boating on Lake Winnipesaukee and socializing with friends.

Survived by many nieces and nephews, Jim was the brother of the late Daisey Karantonas and the late Christ Sycovaris.

Relatives and friends may call at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY in LOWELL Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. followed by his Funeral Service in the Church at 11:00 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Assn., 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.

 

 

 

 

 
Kathleen V. "Kay" (O'Brien) Connors Print E-mail

 

Kathleen V. “Kay” (O’Brien) Connors

loving sister, aunt and friend;

Kathleen V. “Kay” (O’Brien) Connors, 94, of Lowell and Billerica, died Thursday October 4, 2018 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell.

She was the beloved wife of the late James F. Connors.

Born in Billerica, Massachusetts, February 24, 1924, a daughter of the late James E. and the late Gertrude (LeLacheur) O’Brien, she attended Billerica schools and was a graduate of Howe High School with the Class of 1943.

Prior  to her retirement, Kay was an assembler with BASF Electronics for many years. In addition she worked as a waitress at the former Manning Manse in Billerica.

Among her many interests, Kay enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Kay is survived by a sister Pauline Cushing of Chelmsford; a brother Daniel O’Brien of Billerica; a brother-in-law Robert Meyers of Hampstead, NH; 26 niecs and nephews; many grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was the sister of the late Rita Burgess, the late Faith Collinge, the late Dorothy Meyers and the late Edward O’Brien.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the staff of D’Youville Senior Care for the compassion and care extended to Kay.

Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Saturday morning. Her Funeral Service will be at 10:30 A.M. in the Funeral Home followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com Those wishing may make contributions in her memory D’Youville Senior Care Philanthropy Dept., 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 

 
Charles P. Sarantos Print E-mail

 

Charles P.  Sarantos   

  

Proud veteran of WWII;

 

Charles P. Sarantos, beloved husband of the late Iris L. Sarantos, passed away peacefully at his home at Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover on the first day of October, 2018, surrounded by his loving family and compassionate caretakers.

Charles, 92 years old, was born in Lowell, MA on October 2, 1925 and was the beloved son of the late Peter and Mary (Gickas) Sarantos.

He was a graduate of the Greater Lowell Vocational Technical School, after which he enlisted in the United States Army in December of 1943 where proudly and honorably he served in France and Germany in the 112th Allied Airborne Signal Battalion setting up critical communication networks in the European Theater of Operations.

While proud of his Greek heritage, Charles was also an ardent American patriot, and always expressed deep affection for his fellow veterans and current service members. He often voiced his feelings of admiration and his sense of pride when observing the subsequent generations of young men and women who volunteered for military service.  Upon his honorable discharge from service in April, 1946, he attended Michigan State University and Lowell Technological Institute, where he studied electrical engineering.

In 1969, together with his beloved wife Iris, with whom he shared 55 devoted and fulfilling years of marriage, Charles established C & I Electrical Supply Co., Inc., a successful commercial and industrial wholesale electrical supply business in Lowell. They dedicated themselves to the operation of their family business together with their son, Constantine (Dino) P. Sarantos until its sale in 2004.  The business brought Charles and his family opportunities to forge valued friendships, professional associations, and countless philanthropic community relationships. He took particular interest in supporting the Greater Lowell Vocational Technical School and in offering guidance and opportunities to young and new electricians in their efforts to establish their own businesses.

Charles was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity and Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Churches of Lowell and a supporter and member of the AHEPA, Greek American Legion, and other Greek social and cultural organizations, as well as a long-standing member of the Freemasons.  He served as a director of the Enterprise Bank and Trust of Lowell from February, 1991 to May, 2007, and continued to serve as an honorary director. Philanthropists at heart, Charles and Iris were active and broad supporters of the Greek Orthodox Community and the greater Lowell and New England charitable communities of hospital, health care, youth-focused and scholastic, elder care, and performing arts organizations.

Charles’ devotion to his family was the primary focus of his life. He also loved sharing in family celebrations, weekends with Iris, and their children and grandchildren at their beach home, attending New England Patriots games as a season ticket holder of twenty-five years together with his son, Dino, and spending time with friends.    

Charles was a kind, generous, and unconditionally loving husband, father, and grandfather with a happy, contented and grateful disposition. He is survived by his son, Constantine (Dino) P. Sarantos and his wife, Elizabeth, of Andover, daughter Anastasia Sarantos Taskin and her husband, Cengiz, of Seacaucus, New Jersey, and his grandchildren, Alyssa M. Sarantos and Christopher D. Sarantos of Andover, all of whom respect and adore him. His loss is profound to those who love him, but his life lessons will endure.

He is also survived by a brother, George P. Sarantos of Billerica, and sisters, Despina Dinopoulos and Nora Vlahakis, both of Dracut, and Elizabeth Lemondes of Syracuse, New York, as well as sisters-in-law Olga C. Laganas of Lowell and Patricia Dukakis of South Natick, and Nicki Sarantos of Florida, and many loved godchildren, loyal friends, nieces and nephews.

Charles is predeceased by his brothers Theodore Sarantos and Rev. John Sarantos, and sister Christine Economou, sisters-in-law Helen George, Mary Laganas, Toula Laganas, Theda Triantafel, Constantina Sarantos, and brothers-in-law, Nicholas Vlahakis, Charles Dinopoulos, Stephen Economou, James Lemondes, George S. George, George Triantafel, and Arthur Dukakis.

The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to the respectful and compassionate staff of the entire Edgewood community.

Family and friends may call at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. followed by his Funeral Service at the Church at 11 o’clock. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Metropolis of Boston Camp, 329 Camp Merrimac Rd., Contoocook, NH 03229. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell (978) 458-8768.

 

 
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