Retired from New England Telephone
HAVERHILL--Terrill Gerow, age 70, died Monday, July 18th at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Lowell, MA, the daughter of the late William F. Gerow and the late Mayre R. (Gannon) Gerow, Terrill was educated in Lowell schools and graduated from Keith Hall in 1963.
A longtime resident of Haverhill, she worked in several Lowell and Lawrence area facilities for New England Telephone Company. She was a technician and proud of the gender barrier breaking positions held at the company, often working in all male jobs. She retired in 1997.
Terrill considered herself fortunate to have been the recipient of an organ donation, which gave her many additional years. She was passionate about animals and adopted several rescue pets from area facilities.
In addition to her parents, Terrill was preceded in death by her adored brother William F. Gerow, Jr. She is survived by several cousins including those who cared for Terrill as her health deteriorated; David Gerow of Longs, SC, Karen Roduta of Townsend, MA and Kevin Gerow of Methuen, MA.
She also had supportive neighbors, friends and health care professionals who made it possible for her to remain at home.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her graveside Committal Service at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Lowell, MA on Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 P.M (in Section G). E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing to honor Terrill may do so by becoming an organ donor www.organdonor.gov, or supporting a local animal shelter through www.mspca.org. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME in LOWELL (978 or 866) 558-8768.
Kitsa E. “Mitzi” Anastopoulos
Loving mother, grandmother and sister
Kitsa E. “Mitzi” (Tsandikos) Anastopoulos, 90, of Hingham, formerly of Cape Cod and Lowell, died Wednesday, July 13th at the Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham. She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore W. Anastopoulos who died in 1982.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 14, 1926, a daughter of the late Michael and the late Helen (Karakantas) Tsandikos, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School, class of 1944.
Mitzi moved from Lowell to Cape Cod in 1991 and then to Hingham in 2011. She was a longtime member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Lowell.
Before retiring, Mitzi was employed as a Vice President in the Mortgage and Loan Department at Comfed Bank, formerly the First Federal Savings Bank in Lowell for over 28 years.
Among her many interests, Mitzi enjoyed cooking, knitting, reading, walking and was a Red Sox and Patriots fan. She also loved the quality time that she was able to spend with her family and friends.
Mitzi is survived by a daughter Frances Gordon and her husband John of North Scituate, RI; a son Harry Anastopoulos M.D. of Weston, MA; two grandchildren Marina Anastopoulos of Boston, MA and Theodore Anastopoulos of Weston, MA; a brother George Tsandikos of Chelmsford, MA; and two nieces Angela Papandreou and Elaine Damianakis.
She was also sister of the late Bessie Haidutis and aunt of the late John Haidutis.
Friends will be received on Saturday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY from 10 to 11 o’clock. Her Funeral Service will immediately follow in the church at 11 o’clock. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 62 Lewis St, Lowell, MA 01854 or the Pat Roche Hospice House, 120 Longwater Dr, Norwell, MA 02061 or the Keith Field Cyberknife Radiation Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, FNB25, Boston, MA 02215. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Philip L. Kennison
Retired 30 year veteran U.S. Air Force,
Philip L. Kennison, 92, a 30 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, died Thursday morning at his home in Chelmsford surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of the late Romaine D. (Carignan) Kennison who died in 2005.
Born in Bristol, CT, March 5, 1924, the son of the late Vinal W. and the late Constance J. (Boulier) Kenneson, he attended Terryville, CT schools and went on to attend the Armed Forces Institute College.
Philip entered the Armed Forces in 1940 and over a distinguished 30 year career, through three wars, he proudly served his country with honor and distinction, retiring as a CM Sgt.
In addition, he worked as a civilian with the Department of Defense.
Philip is survived by three daughters Romaine D. Sharpling of Whitehouse, TX, Cathy J. Levangie and Susan P. Kennison both of Chelmsford, MA; a son Philip L. Kennison, Jr. of Orlando, FL; two grandchildren Lisa Powell of Waco, TX and Crystal Levangie of Lowell, MA; four great grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother Vinal Kenneson of Chicopee, MA and a sister Ella Arsenault of FL.
At his request, private Funeral Services were held for the family. E-condolences at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to The Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell - (978) 458-8768.
Francis A. Zipps
Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, 95
Francis A. Zipps, 95, a lifelong Lowell resident, died Saturday, July 2nd at D’Youville Senior Care with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret A. (Driscoll) Zipps who died September 16, 2002.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 5, 1921, a son of the late John T. and the late Hannah (Neeson) Zipps, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1939.
A veteran of World War II, Francis proudly served his country at the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army and was a recipient of the Purple Heart with the Bronze Arrowhead, the Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Service Medal with four stars.
Before retiring, Francis was employed as a Proofreader with the Courier Citizen in Lowell for over 36 years. Following his retirement he worked at the Dracut Senior Center and volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels.
Among his many activities, Francis enjoyed golfing and playing horseshoes and billiards. He was also an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Patriots. Above all else though, being a true family man, he loved the quality time he spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Francis is survived by five daughters Nancy Lamoureux of Hudson, NH, Judith Fairbrother and her husband David Levasseur of North Chelmsford, MA, Maureen Scott and her husband Wayne of Pepperell, MA, Laurie Brodeur and her husband Mark of Tyngsboro, MA and Pamela Zipps of Lowell, MA; two sons Paul Zipps and his wife Cris of Aurora, CO and Richard Zipps and his wife Diane of Dracut, MA; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three sisters Theresa Riley of Chelmsford, MA, Claire Patronick of Lowell, MA and Eleanor McCann of Pelham, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also father of the late Daniel Zipps, Margaret Harnois, James Zipps and Barbara Zipps-Glass and brother of the late Kathleen Zipps, Walter Zipps, Mildred Sullivan, Shirley Gilbert and Gerald Zipps.
Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at FLETCHER in Lowell from 4 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. MARGARET 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 his memory to St. Margaret Church Renewal & Renovation Fund, 374 Stevens St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866).