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Robert R. "Chopper" Lacourse, Sr. Print E-mail

Robert R. “Chopper” Lacourse, Sr.

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother
 Robert R. “Chopper” Lacourse, Sr., 76, of Dracut, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Nancy L. (Cowgill) Lacourse who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on August 5th of this year.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 11, 1941, a son of the late Herve J. and the late Irene (Mason) Lacourse, he received his education in the Lowell school system.
 Before retiring, Chopper was employed as a Truck Driver with Toupin Rigging and Lee A. Vinal, Inc. both in Dracut. Previously, he was an Auto Body Repairman at Toyota of Nashua and before that a Stone Cutter at H.E. Fletcher Granite Company in Westford.
 Among his many interests, he was an avid lover of motorcycle riding, fishing and woodworking. He was always there to lend a hand to family and friends. A “Jack” of all trades, as well as a “Master” of all. His favorite past-time was spending time in the backyard with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 In addition to his wife Nancy, Bob is survived and deeply missed by two sons Robert R. Lacourse, Jr. and his wife Mary of Dracut, MA and David M. Lacourse and his wife Lauri of Concord, NH; his daughter-in-law Kerri L. (Powers) Lacourse of Dracut, MA; three grandchildren Kelli, Michael and Brian; two great-grandchildren John and Connor; two sisters Doris Michniewicz and her husband Edward of Louden, NH and Laurette DeBurro and her husband Al of Methuen, MA; two brothers Herve Lacourse and his wife Vicky of Nashua, NH and Roland Lacourse and his wife Pat of Dracut, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also father of the Late William P. Lacourse who died December 6, 2015.
 Per his own wishes, there are no calling hours and all Funeral and Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA. (978) 459-8768.   
Catherine (Fleming) Talty Print E-mail

Catherine (Fleming) Talty

Together Again, in Heaven;

Catherine (Fleming) Talty, died, peacefully, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH on Wednesday May 24, 2017.

Catherine was the beloved wife of the late Gerald B. “Jerry” Talty having a wonderful, loving relationship of almost sixty years.

Born on October 27, 1919 and raised in the Centralville section of Lowell, a daughter of the late James and the late Mary (McQuarrie) Fleming, Catherine was a long time parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell, before moving to Hudson, NH.

She and Jerry spent many happy years at the seacoast of NH and were also parishioners of St. Theresa Parish in Rye, NH.

Surviving Catherine are their six children; Gerald F. Talty and his wife Deborah (Ruggles) of Jay, Vermont,Linda (Talty) Barboza and her husband Robert of Methuen, MA, Catherine (Talty) Plunkett and her husband Robert of Salem, NH, Michael Talty and his wife Joanne (Taylor) of Methuen, MA, Marianne Talty of Salisbury, MA, Christopher Talty and his wife Debra (Bellefeuille) of Hudson, NH.  Catherine has twelve grandchildren, Gerald B. Talty, II and his wife Melissa (Carberry), Kathleen (Talty) Martino and her husband Rohn, Carole (Barboza) Martin and her husband Kevin, Robert Barboza and his wife Veronica (Smith), Stephen Plunkett and his wife Susan (Healy), Jennifer (Plunkett) Alban and her husband Robert, Atty. Michael Talty, Matthew Talty and his wife Denise  (Barrett), Christopher Shipulski and his wife Linda (Robinson), John Shipulski and his wife Jillian (Spencer), Sarah (Talty) Kuhl and her husband David, Stephanie Talty and her fiancé Brian White.  She has eighteen great-grandchildren. Catherine is also survived by her sister Alice (Fleming) Lessard of New Ipswich, NH. and many nieces and nephews.

Catherine was the grandmother of the late Kristine (Talty) Miller, who died on December 19, 2015 and sister of the late Rita (Fleming) Bowen, who died on May 6, 2017.

We thank Mom and Dad for providing a truly wonderful family life.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11:30 A.M. followed by committal services at St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Community Hospice House, Attn. Development Office, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

William E. Scagos Print E-mail


William E. Scagos

Member of a well-known Lowell family;

William E. Scagos, 82, of Largo, FL and Barrington, NH, but formerly of Lowell, died Wednesday morning at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover, New Hampshire.

He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Howe) Scagos, who survives him, and with whom he would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this Sunday.

Born in Manlius, New York, July 25, 1934, a son of the late Evangelos G. and the late Eugenicoula (Troubataris) Scagos, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1952.

A sales and marketing representative for most of his career, Bill, spent over 25 years with Sager Electronics until his retirement in 1996.

A past member of UCT, Bill had many interests including cooking, gardening, bingo and shopping for collectables, however, his greatest joy was the time he spent with his family.

He was also a kind and thoughtful man who took great happiness out of helping others throughout his life. For those who knew him well he will be deeply missed.

Besides his wife, Bill is survived by three children W. Brian Scagos of Jacksonville, FL, Cheryl Langlois and her husband Michael of Barrington, NH and Neil P. Scagos and his fiancée Stephanie Syllaba of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother George Scagos of Barrington, RI,; a sister Cynthia Natsios of Tyngsborough; four grandchildren David O’Donnell and his wife Julia, Nicole O’Donnell, Christie Lynn Scagos and William B. Scagos, Jr.; step grandchildren Nicole and Robert Langlois; great grandchildren Luke, Sam, Tommy and Courtney; many special nieces and nephews; and his special cousins in the Patsourakos and Mangiavas families.

 Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 9:00 A.M to 12:00 Noon Saturday morning with his Funeral Service to be celebrated at 11:30 A.M. Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Rd., Dover, NH 03820. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 459-8768.     

Florence Savas Print E-mail


Florence Savas

Loving aunt, cousin and friend;

Florence Savas, of Lowell, died Saturday May 20, 2017, at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Peter and the late Mary (Alexopoulos) Savas; she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. Florence went on to graduate from Lowell State Teacher’s College.

Florence worked for the City of Lowell School Department as a City wide Music Director and Music Teacher for over 30 years. Her love of music led to involvement with both the Metropolitan Opera  and the Merrimack Repertory Theatre

A member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, she also held membership with the Hellenic Cultural Society.

Florence is survived by many nieces nephews and cousins .

The last of ten children, she was predeceased by her siblings, Cynthia Hatton, James Savas, Athur Savas, Liberty Savas, Helen Vrattos, Georgia Amet, Euridice Cavaleri, Athena Savas and Michael Savas.

Florence was loved by all who knew her because of her kind and generous heart.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 1 to 4 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 3 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Hellenic American Academy, 41 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.  


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