Lillian S. (Ghareeb) Panagopoulos Print E-mail

Lillian S. (Ghareeb) Panagopoulos
Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend;

Lillian S. (Ghareeb) Panagopoulos, of Dracut, passed away on Monday June 10, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Paul Panagopoulos, Sr., who passed away in 2018.

Born in Salem, MA on August 11, 1933, the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Elizabeth (William) Ghareeb, she was a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Lowell. Lil attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Lillian's world revolved around her family. For many years she loved hosting family celebrations, holidays, and gatherings, including the ever-popular Wednesday night spaghetti supper. Her never-ending love for her family was evident in all that she did.  

Always remembered for her quick wit and beautiful beaming smile, Lil’s caring nature and words of wisdom will forever live on in those who knew her.

She enjoyed summer vacations at Hampton Beach and loved travelling overseas, particularly to Greece and Italy. Recently Lil enjoyed new friendships and activities during her daily visits to the Chelmsford Senior Center.  

Lillian worked as a Secretary at Bay State Furniture (her family-owned business), as well as for Raytheon Corporation in Lowell. She also worked as a Tax Examiner for the Internal Revenue Service in Andover. Later, she worked as an Administrative Assistant at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, College of Management, until her retirement in 1996.

She is survived by her 3 children, Martha Stewart of Dracut, Lisa Panagopoulos of Florida, and Paul Panagopoulos Jr. and his wife, Christine of Lowell; her 8 grandchildren, April Beyeler and her husband Ben, Sara Stewart and her partner Jonathan Barron, Andrew Verras, Kristina Hannon and her husband Bryan, Paul Verras, Steven Verras, Lily Panagopoulos, and Nicholas Panagopoulos; her 3 great-grandchildren, Sophia Stewart, Nico Barron, and Atlas Beyeler; her 3 sisters Beverly Ghareeb, Gwendolyn Noonan, and Gale Nikolopoulos and her husband George; her 2 Godchildren, Susan McArthur and Sandra Tgibides; former son-in-law, Alexander Verras, many nieces, nephews,  in-laws, and friends.

The family wishes to thank Lillian's caregiving team who loved and cared for her in her time of need: Denise, Shafic, Jane, Chrisine, Maggie, and Jenn.

Relatives and friends may attend her calling hours on Thursday morning June 13, 2024, at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH 66 Bowers St. in Lowell, MA from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. Her Funeral Services will follow in the Church at 11 o’clock. Lil’s burial will be at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 44 Bowers St., Lowell, MA. 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA 978) 458-8768.

Condolences (3)
  • Christine Hartwell  - Condolences
    Lisa, My sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your beautiful mother.
  • James Koumpouras  - Memories
    Every memory I have of Lillian is one of charm and grace. I was so fortunate to know her and her kindness towards me throughout my life was beautiful. I feel blessed. Love, Jim
  • sara  - rest in peace
    sitto I miss you more than my tears and heart break show, you are and will always be in my heart, my memories, and my dreams. you lived an incredible life and Have been a Beacon of strength for our family. Everyone should be very fortunate to have You in their lives and in the next life. I know you will always be with me in my heart and mind. But I Want you by my side. I would give anything for one more conversation. One more phone call and one more hug. Although you're gone, you're love and your memories will always be with me From this life to the next. I will never forget the things you taught me. Your wings were ready, but my heart was not. I love you sitto.
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