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MaryAnne Petrakos Print E-mail

MaryAnne Petrakos

Beloved sister, niece, cousin and friend, age 55;

MaryAnne Petrakos, 55, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends Tuesday evening at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 10, 1960, the beloved daughter of the late Charles N. and the late Jennie (Banakos) Petrakos, she received her special education in the Lowell school system.

Prior to her retirement, MaryAnne worked for American Training Inc. and Good Will Industries.

MaryAnne was a special person whose love for others knew no bounds. She gave a pure and unconditional love to everyone she met and her impact on those who knew her best will last forever. She will be deeply missed.

Among her many interests was her love of music, dancing, the movies and a good hamburger and Coca Cola.

MaryAnne is survived by her two brothers, whom felt blessed to have had her as their sister, their inspiration and friend, Nicholas C. “Niko” Petrakos and Peter C. Petrakos both of Lowell; her niece Yianoula S. Petrakos and her mother Krista Walton of Lowell; and her best friend, Jodie Plourde of Dracut; her aunt and godmother Irene Paras of Cape Cod; two aunts Claire Banakos of Bowie , MD and Pauline Zouzas of Chelmsford; and numerous cousins and friends.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher on Friday morning from 9 to 10:30 A.M. Her Funeral Service will follow at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at 11 o’clock. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to The ARC of Massachusetts, 217 South St., Waltham, MA 02453. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768 
 
 

 
Frank L. Polianites Print E-mail

Frank L. Polianites

U.S. Army WWII Veteran, 90

 Frank L. Polianites, 90, of Lowell, died Monday, August 1st at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell.

 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 3, 1925, a son of the late Elias and the late Vasiliki (Doublos) Polianites, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
 

A veteran of World War II, Frank proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre as a Sergeant in Company B, 1689th Engineer Combat Battalion.

Before retiring, Frank was employed as a Security Officer at U/Massachusetts Lowell as a Security Officer. Previously, he worked as a carpenter for the former Suburban Dairy for many years.
 

A lifelong bachelor, Frank was a devoted son to his widowed mother and to his sisters.

An avid horseman, he helped train thoroughbreds who ran at the New England tracks. Frank was also a longtime member of Longmeadow Golf Club and an enthusiastic golfer.

 In his later years Frank delighted in working in his vegetable and flower garden, whose bounty he shared with his neighbors.  
 

Frank is survived by two nieces Barbara A. Kleynen and her husband Kenneth of Ayer, MA and Kathleen “Kitsy” Durkin and her husband Tipper of Dracut, MA; two nephews Louis Polianites and his wife Gayle of West Newfield, ME and James L. Polianites of Newton, MA; several grandnieces and grandnephews; and a great-grandniece and great grandnephew.

He was also brother of the late Katina Sintiros, Alexandria Polianites, Elene Polianites, Anne Polianites, Evangelos Polianites and James L. Polianites.

Relatives and friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at FLETCHER from 4 to 7 P.M. on Thursday. Funeral and Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Longmeadow Golf Club Scholarship Fund, 165 Havilah St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 
Florence Houpis Print E-mail

 

Florence Houpis
 
 Florence Houpis, 100, of Chelmsford, formerly of Lowell, died Friday July 29th at the Palm Center in Chelmsford.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 4, 1916, a daughter of the late Elias and the late Jennie (Bell) Houpis, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1933 where she also served as a Girl Officer.
 Before retiring, Miss Houpis was employed in the Personnel and Credit Offices at Sears Roebuck & Company in Lowell and Nashua for over 44 years.
 Miss Houpis was a lifelong member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity.
 She is survived by several cousins and was sister of the late John Houpis and the late Evelyn Houpis.
 At her request, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 Pawtucket St. at Fletcher in Lowell on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Committal Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, Lewis St. Lowell, MA 01854 or a charity of one’s choice. E-condolence/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane. (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 
Socheath Loc Uch Print E-mail

 

Socheath Loc Uch

 
 Loc Uch, Socheath, 67, of Lowell, died Tuesday, July 26th at T fts Medical Center in Boston with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Lily Seangly Suong who survives him.
 Born in Kandal Province, Cambodia, June 6, 1949, he was a son of the late Sary Uch and the late Lay Ben.
 In early January 1981, Loc Uch, Socheath and his wife settled in Lowell, MA. As one of the first few Cambodians to settle in Lowell, Loc Uch, Socheath was hired by the International Institute to work as a translator to help assist newly arrived Cambodian Refugees. He has helped hundreds of Cambodians settled in Lowell, as well as connecting Cambodian people with their families. Before retiring, Loc Uch, Socheath was employed as a Technician with Wang Laboratories in the 1990’s.
 Among his many activities, Loc Uch, Socheath was a Cambodian community activist, a member of the Glory Buddhist Temple in Lowell, a member of Wat Khmer Samaki Santikaram of North Chelmsford and served on the board of directors of the CMAA (Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association) in the late 80’s.
  In addition to his wife Lily, Loc Uch, Socheath is survived by his children Sowathana “Sna” Uch, Sochenda Uch, Linda Uch, Sophea Uch, Sokunthear Uch and Sovannara Uch, five grand children; and his younger brother Bunheng Uch.
 Temple and wake service will take place at Glory Buddhist Temple on the “7th” Day of his passing, Monday, August 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM followed by a prayer service by the monks in traditional khmer ceremony.
 Interment will take place at Westlawn I Cemetery on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Procession to Westlawn I Cemetery will start at Glory Buddhist Temple with a morning prayer service at 7:00 AM. If you would like to only attend the Burial Service please be at the temple no later than 8:30AM.
 The family of Mr. Loc Uch, Socheath is requesting that all attendees for the ceremony wear white instead of the traditional black attire if possible (not required). Although we are mourning his passing, we must also take this time to celebrate his life.
 For more information on the ceremony please call 978.935.1812 (Khmer) Or Call 978.888.1523(English)
 
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