Retired Clothing Stitcher and Floor Supervisor,
Mary (Contis) Nestervich, age 93, of Lowell, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA. She was the beloved wife of Michael Nestervich, a Lowell High School mathematics teacher, who predeceased her October 29, 2013. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary September 8, 2013.
Mrs. Nestervich was proud of her Greek roots, being a 1st born American. Born in Lowell, June 6, 1920, the daughter of the late Elias and late Anastasia (Ioannou aka Ioannes) Contis, she attended Lowell Public Schools and graduated Lowell High School as Salutatorian in 1940.
Mrs. Nestervich made a career in the textile and garment industry of Lowell, being strongly encouraged by family to work, versus further her education. Working in a handful of related companies, she started out briefly as a “bobbin-girl” in her early teens, to later join her older sister and mentor, as a stitcher at Jampa Inc. of Lowell. As happened with many United States Companies and employees, Mrs. Nestervich was caught up in the World War II war efforts, and she served her country by sewing various support equipment (parachutes) and apparel (leather jackets) for the American Armed Forces. After taking a brief time off to raise a daughter, she returned to the work force in the early-sixties, and spent a majority of her career as a Floor Supervisor at Jay Dress, managing well over 100 designers, cutters, stitchers, and other support personnel, until its closure in the mid-seventies.
Mrs. Nestervich was a longtime member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church of Lowell, being a member of the Philoptochos Society and Daughters of Penelope.
Among her interests, were sewing, needlecrafts, and cooking. The true joy of her life, however, was found in the love of her grandchildren.
Mrs. Nestervich is survived by her daughter Ellen Nestervich and her husband John K. Maynard of Boxford, MA; two grandchildren Anastasia and Luke Maynard also of Boxford; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Nestervich was also the sister of the late George Contis and the late Stavroula “Stella” Tournas.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Thursday morning. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Thursday morning at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, those interested may make contributions in her memory to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Father John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Mary E. (Armstrong) Theodoros
Mary E. (Armstrong) Theodoros, of Lowell, MA and Hampton NH, age 89, died on May 27, 2014 in Lowell. She was the wife of the late George P. Theodoros, a prominent business man, to whom she was lovingly married for more than 57 years.
Born in Lowell on April 18, 1925, she was the Daughter of the late Joseph R. Armstrong and Margaret A. (Moloney) Armstrong. She attended St. Peter’s School and graduated from Lowell High School. She studied drawing at the Lowell Technological Institute before training at Saint John’s Hospital School of Nursing.
During World War II she worked at Ft. Devens as a nurses’ aide. Later she played a vital role in helping the WWII effort by working as a stitcher at the Lowell Parachute Factory.
While raising her children, Mary remained active in the community. Her service included membership in the PTA’s of the Morey and Daley Schools and volunteership at the Morey School library. She was a Girl Scout Troup Leader during the 60’s helping many young women earn many scout badges. She was gifted with exceptional artistic talents and creative abilities which she enjoyed teaching to younger generations. In the 80’s she volunteered in the Oncology Department at Saint John’s Hospital (later named Saints’ Memorial). She was a lifetime member of the Ladies of Saint John’s and the League of Catholic Women, and a former member of the Vesper Country Club. She loved Hampton Beach and throughout her life she spent as much time as she could enjoying the salt air and sunshine from her deck and while tending to her stunning flower garden there. She loved music, ballroom dancing, and hostessing gatherings for her family and friends. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, especially Tom Brady. Her sparkling blue Irish eyes, big smile and special love will be deeply missed.
Mary is survived by her 4 devoted children and their spouses, Karin Theodoros, Esq. and husband, Andrew Zaroulis, Esq. of Tewksbury, Patrick Theodoros and wife, Pamela of Lowell, Barbara (Theodoros) King and husband, Paul of Reading, and Christine (Theodoros) Hungate and her husband, Jay, of Lowell. She is also survived by six grandchildren and their spouses: Matt Theodoros and his wife, Molly, Kate Theodoros, Pete Theodoros, Nolan King, Olivia Hungate, Fiona Hungate; four loving siblings and their spouses: Eileen O’Brien, Margaret Armstrong, Paul Armstrong and his wife, Maureen, and Donna Armstrong, many deeply loved in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews, and her very devoted friends, John and Joanne Parent. She was the oldest sister of Joseph Armstrong, and Rita Armstrong, and the step daughter of Mary Estelle (Stella) (Fahey) Armstrong, all of whom predeceased her and whom she deeply loved and missed.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday afternoon at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 1 o’clock. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Mary Theodoros to: D’Youville Senior Care Foundation, Inc., 981 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Mary H. McCarron
former Administrative Assistant, Digital Equipment Corp.
Mary H. (Diaz) McCarron, 79, a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died peacefully Friday, May 23rd at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 58 years of the late John J. McCarron who died November 3, 2013.
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 19, 1934, the daughter of the late Manuel and the late Guadalupe (Salazar) Diaz, she was a graduate of St. Mary High School in Oklahoma City in the Class of 1951 and Blackwood Business College in 1952.
Before retiring, Mary was employed as an Administrative Assistant with Digital Equipment Corporation in Littleton, MA. Previously, she worked at Wang Laboratories in Lowell, MA.
Among her many activities, Mary enjoyed traveling, with trips to Spain, Italy, Australia, Mexico and all over the United States. She especially loved spending time with her family, baking, sewing, music and spending summers in York Beach in Maine. She was a member of the St. Margaret Church Choir in Lowell.
Mary is survived by ten children John J. McCarron, Jr. and his wife Salome of Lowell, Stephen E. McCarron and his wife Shannon of Lowell, Timothy K. McCarron and his wife Joanne of Chelmsford, Laura A. Boucher and her husband Mark of Epping, NH, Edward T. McCarron of Fitchburg, Kevin M. McCarron of Washington, D.C., Lisa C. Sousa of Dunstable, Kenneth A. McCarron of Lowell, Elaine M. Shirley and her husband Gregg of Londonderry, NH and Neil P. McCarron of Lowell; 21 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; four sisters Estella Heaton of Dallas, TX, Carmen Munoz and her husband Raul of Littleton, CO, Emelia Wolff and her husband John of Box Elder, SD and Esther Hulse and her husband Max of Eagle River, AK; three brothers Manuel Diaz of Oklahoma City, OK, Edward Diaz and his wife Rosa of El Paso, TX and John Diaz and his wife Maria of Maumelle, AR; two sisters-in-law Dorothy Duggan of Chelmsford, MA and Virginia Gregoire of Salt Lake City, UT; a brother-in-law Thomas McCarron and his wife Jenny of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; and many nieces and Nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST.MARGARET CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Care Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Adelard L. “Ed” Trudel
retired Special Events Coordinator, City of Lowell
Adelard L. “Ed” Trudel, 90, of Lowell, died Saturday, May 24th at Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill. He was the beloved husband of Germaine T. Vigeant-Trudel who survives him.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on January 29, 1924, he was the son of the late Louis A. and the late Margaret R. (Daley) Trudel, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1941.
Before retiring, Ed was employed as Special Events Coordinator with the City of Lowell for over 20 years. Previously, he had been the owner and operator of Trudel Real Estate in Lowell for many years and had also worked at Avco Systems Division in Wilmington.
Among his many activities, Ed enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending summers at Seabrook Beach in NH and York Beach in Maine. He was also a former Board Member at Camp Paul in Chelmsford. Ed was an active member of the Lowell community. He and Germaine regularly attended programs and events held in support of nonprofits. They were particularly faithful fans of the Lowell Spinners.
He was also the beloved husband of the late Catherine F. (Griffin) Trudel who died February 11, 1988.
In addition to his wife Germaine, Ed is survived by two daughters Donna E. Grzyb and her husband Paul of Lowell and Kathryn F. Sheppard and her husband Norman of Ipswich; five grandchildren Michael Grzyb and his wife Gretchen of Goffstown, NH, Katherine Grzyb of Lowell, Stacey Vitale and her husband Joseph of Newburyport, Nicole DeGennaro and her husband Benjamin of Tewksbury and Heidi Sheppard of Ipswich; four great-grandchildren Tyrus Grzyb and Domenic, Ryan and Audrey Vitale; a sister Joan Donnelly and her husband Robert of Dracut; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Raymond and five sisters, Helen, Regina, Dorothy, Lorraine and Delores.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 3 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Care Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.