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Rita Manning Deslauriers Print E-mail

Rita Manning Deslauriers

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt
 Rita Manning Deslauriers, 85, of Lowell, died peacefully on Friday, February 2nd at Genesis Westford House in Westford.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 30, 1932, a daughter of the late John J. and the late Mabel C. (Powers) Manning, she attended St. Peter's Grammar School and was  graduate of Keith Hall with Class of 1949.
 Before retiring, Rita was employed as a Bookkeeper at various local area medical offices.
 Very active with the Catholic Church, she served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Ladies Sodality as well as the Lay Association.
 Among her many interests, Rita enjoyed her garden and pool, traveling, and loved reading and crocheting. She was also known to be a wonderful seamstress. Her greatest joy however, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.
 Rita is survived by two daughters Johnna M. Bahou and her husband William of Lowell, MA and Leslie M. McMahon of Alton Bay, NH; a son Raymond W. Deslauriers and his wife Katherine of Tyngsboro, MA; nine grandchildren Meghan R. Sullivan and her husband Stephen of San Diego, CA, Matthew F. and Jonathan W. Bahou both of Lowell, MA, Abagayle M., Michael J. and Shannon R. McMahon all of Alton Bay, NH, Morgan W. Deslauriers of Tyngsboro, MA  and Kelly and Michael Murphy both of Lowell, MA; her great-granddaughter Ivanna S. Bahou; a sister Helen Clancy and her husband Robert of Lowell, MA; and two nieces and one nephew.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. RITA PARISH, 158 Mammoth Rd. in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Burial to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
. wishing may make contributions in her memory to Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 360 Merrimack St, Suite 48, Lawrence, MA 01843. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.     

Eileen E. Lally Print E-mail

Eileen E. Lally

 Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother sister and aunt
 Eileen E. (Tremblay) Lally, 82, of Lowell, died Wednesday, January 31st at her home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Lally who died November 9, 2009.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 14, 1935, a daughter of the late Henry F. and the late Sarah (Brennan) Tremblay, she received her education in the Lowell school system.
 Among her many interests, Eileen enjoyed cooking, shopping and playing bingo. However, her greatest joy, being all about family and friends, was being able to spend quality time with her grandchildren, her great- grandson and helping others.
 Eileen is survived by two daughters Donna M. Wilkins and her husband Roy of Maynard, MA, formerly of Dracut, MA and Joanne M. Kloppenburg and her husband William of Lowell, MA; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister Muriel Fournier of Lowell, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was also sister of the late Henry Tremblay, Jr. and the late Theresa M. Cadden.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. on Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Tuesday morning at ST. RITA PARISH, 158 Mammoth Rd in Lowell at 11 o'clock. Burial to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.. Arrangements

Charles D. Kemos, M.D. Print E-mail


Charles D. Kemos, M.D.

Well known Greater Lowell physician;

Charles D. Kemos, M.D., 90, of Chelmsford, a well-known and admired local physician, passed away Thursday evening January 25,2018 surrounded by his family.  

He was the beloved husband for 60 years of Kaliopi “Poppy” (Valasiadis) Kemos, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 11, 1927, a son of the late Demetrios Kemos and the late Alexandra (Harbes) Kemos, he attended Lowell schools and was The valedictorian of the 1944 graduating class at Lowell High School. 

A member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he proudly served his country during World War II and received the WWII Victory Medal. 

Dr. Kemos went on to graduate in Pre-Med from Harvard University in 1948 and attained his medical degree from the University of Athens in Greece.

Dr. Kemos performed his medical internship and residency at Chelsea Veterans  Hospital and Newton Wellesley Hospital before opening his private practice in 1965 in Lowell. 

He later moved his practice to Chelmsford and continued practicing medicine for over 40 years until his retirement in 2001. 

A highly regarded and well respected physician among his peers, he was a former Medical Director at St Joseph’s Hospital. 

 Dr. Kemos had many interests in his life. He was an avid reader. He loved to travel, especially to Greece and its islands and he also enjoyed following Boston sports. 

His greatest love however wes to his beloved wife and family. 

He was also a member of the Harvard University Alumni and the Harvard Club.

Besides his wife, Dr. Kemos is survived by two sons Alexander C. Kemos and his wife Tamsin of Brunswick, ME and Jason D. Kemos and his wife Katrina of Boca Raton, FL; three grandsons Charles Kemos, Peter Kemos and Samuel Kemos; a granddaughter Hannah Kemos; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Telemachus “Ted” Kemos.

Private Funeral Services were held for the family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL


Karen G. Bates Print E-mail

Karen G. Bates

Loving wife, sister and aunt

 Karen G. (Gelineau) Bates, 54, a lifelong resident of Dracut, died peacefully on Saturday, January 27th at Lowell General Hospital – Main Campus, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was the beloved wife of Jackie Lee “Jack” Bates who survives her and with whom she celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary on November 5, 2017.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 5, 1963, a daughter of the late Charles and the late Stella (Belliveau) Gelineau, she attended Dracut schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School in the Class of 1982.
 Karen was most recently employed as a Technician with Microsemi in Lawrence for many years.
 Among her many interests, she enjoyed shopping, vegetable gardening, boating and fishing. She was also an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.
 In addition to her husband Jack, Karen is survived by two sisters Cheryl Curtis and her partner Mark Corcoran of Dracut and Paula Burne and her husband Rick of Tucson, AZ; a brother Neil Gelineau and his husband Allen of San Francisco, CA; three nephews Donny, Matthew and Jonathan; three nieces Jessica, Nicole and Katie; and her beloved dogs “Lucy” and “Roxy”.
 She was also sister of the late David Gelineau.
 In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. In lieu of a Memorial Service, a celebration of Karen’s life will be held in the spring. Details will be posted on Karen’s Facebook account. E-condolences at by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.. Arrangements


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