Ralph Leroy Robinson, Jr.
WW II Coast Guard Vet, 90
Ralph Leroy Robinson, Jr., 90, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Waltham, MA, died Wednesday, June 11th at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Born in Millinocket, Maine, January 1, 1924, one of 12 children born to the late Ralph L. and the late Carrie (Sturgeon) Robinson, he attended Millinocket schools and was a graduate of Stearns High School.
A veteran of WW II, Ralph proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class.
Before retiring, Ralph was employed as a Supervisor of Maintenance and Grounds with Raytheon Corporation in Lexington, MA for over 20 years. Previously, he was a Park Ranger at Baxter State Park in Maine.
An avid outdoorsman, Ralph loved hunting, fishing and ice fishing in winter.
He was a member of the Waltham Lodge of Elks B.P.O.E. #953, the John M. Sullivan Veterans of Foreign Wars post #10334, the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post #156, the Sons of Italy and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1018, all located in Waltham, MA.
He was the husband of Elizabeth J. (Crane) (Devaney) Robinson who survives him.
In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by a daughter Christine A. (Robinson) Salome of Tyngsboro, MA; two sons Arthur E. Robinson and his wife Michelle of Gilbert, AZ and Steven R. Robinson of Tilton, NH; five grandchildren Matthew D. Appel and his wife Amy of Newton, MA, Natalie G. Lindsay and her husband Gregg of Topsfield, MA, Carrie LeBlanc of Dubai, Michael Robinson of Colorado and Hannah Powell of Danvers, MA; six great-grandchildren; a brother Earl Robinson and his wife Janet of Bangor, ME; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also widower of the late Natalie (Osborn) Robinson who died in 1959, father of the late Deborah L. (Robinson) Appel and father-in-law of the late Philip J. Salome.
Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of his family. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780 or https://www.hfotusa.org/donate. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Gilbert Michael Brasil
Gilbert Michael Brasil, 42, of Lowell, died Friday, June 6th at his home.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 18, 1972, a son of Gilbert S. Brasil and his wife Jane of Haverhill, MA and the late Alice (Daunais) Brasil, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of the Greater Lowell Technical High School in the Class of 1992.
Most recently, Gil was employed as a Detention Attendee with the Lowell Police Department for over 14 years. Previously, he was a Dispatcher with Kazanjian’s Towing in Lowell.
Among his many activities, Gil was an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Red Sox and Patriots and he enjoyed the time he spent playing cards with his friends at the East End Club in Lowell. He was also a die-hard participant in Fantasy Football.
In addition to his father and step-mother, Gil is survived by a sister Michelle Gauthier of Sunnyvale, CA; a brother Roland Gauthier and his wife Annmarie of Hudson, NH; two nieces Ashley and Kristin Gauthier; a nephew Ryan M. Lee; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Gil was a loyal son, brother and friend who was loved by all and will be forever missed.
There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Mass to be celebrated on Saturday morning at the PARISH of ST. RITA in Lowell at 9 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, Gil’s family asks that those wishing make a donation in his memory to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lowell, 657 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Helen T. Capelianis
Loving godmother and friend, of Lowell, 84
Helen T. Capelianis, 84, of Lowell, died peacefully Sunday morning, June 8, 2014, surrounded by loved ones.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Theodore G. and the late Evagelia (Economopoulos) Capelianis, she attended Lowell schools and graduated from Lowell High School with high honors. Eager to further her education, she then graduated from Boston University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Accounting, also with high honors.
Before retiring, Helen was employed as an Assistant Treasurer with the engineering firm of Chas T. Main in Boston for over 20 years.
Among her many activities, Helen enjoyed reading, shopping, playing bingo and many trips to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. She was also an avid philanthropist for education, children and healthcare.
Helen is survived by her loving godchildren and friends; and her cherished cat “Bozo”.
She was also sister of the late George T. Capelianis who died in April, 2007.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Wednesday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH of the HOLY TRINITY in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Helen and George Capelianis Scholarship Fund, c/o Santander Bank, 5 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Helene P. O’Malley
Loving mother and grandmother, 87
Helene P. (Quealy) O’Malley, 87, of Lowell, died Friday evening, June 6, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. O’Malley who died in 1983.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 14, 1926, the daughter of the late John M. and the late Harriet (Faulkner) Quealy, she attended St. Patrick Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of St. Patrick Girl’s High School.
Helene is survived by a daughter Carol Ann Davis and her husband Scott of West Pam Beach, FL; two sons Michael P. O’Malley and his wife Diane of Lowell, MA and John J. O’Malley and his wife Joanne of Howell, NJ; two grandsons John O’Malley and Timothy O’Malley; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also sister of the late John Martin Quealy, the late William Quealy and the late Francis Faulkner.
In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Wednesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.