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Elizabeth C. "Betty" Nelligan Print E-mail

Elizabeth C. “Betty” Nelligan

  Elizabeth C. “Betty” (MacLeod) Nelligan, 88, of Chelmsford, died Thursday, October 18th at Lowell General Hospital following a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Nelligan, who died in February of 1979.
  Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on September 21, 1930, she was the daughter of the late John and the late Catherine (Harrington) MacLeod. She attended St. Peter’s Grammar School in Lowell and was a graduate of the former Keith Hall in the Class of 1948.
  Betty was employed for more than 40 years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Senior Staff Accountant in the Accounting Office of Lincoln Laboratories in Lexington, prior to her retirement.
  Always very active in her community, she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Golf Club, the League of Catholic Women, the Red Hat Society, and the  Association of MIT Retirees.
 Among her many enjoyments, Betty loved spending time with her family and friends. 
 Betty is survived by a sister, Marion A. MacLeod of Lowell; two brothers, Thomas M. MacLeod and his wife Rae of Lowell, MA, and Paul F. MacLeod and his wife Molly of Vancouver, WA; a sister-in-law, Joan MacLeod of Deerfield Beach, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was also sister of the late John P. MacLeod and the late Richard J. MacLeod and sister-in-law of the late Constance MacLeod.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 1 to 5 P.M. on Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Monday morning at ST. MARY CHURCH in Chelmsford at 9 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Eleanor L. Koravos Print E-mail



Eleanor L. Koravos

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother

Eleanor L. Koravos, 78, a member of a well known Lowell family, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening September 26, 2018 at the Westford House in Westford, Massachusetts. 

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Nicholas and the late Annette (Brodeur) Koravos, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. She went on to receive her Associates Degree in Finance.

Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was the Finance Officer at the Tsongas Arena for many years. Previously, she worked in finance at Control Data in Waltham.

An active member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church as an adult, and Holy Trinity Church as a child,  Eleanor was also a member of the Daughter’s of Penelope. She went to Greece in 2000 and visted relatives in her native town, Grevena.

Among her many and varied interests, she loved everything about politics, both locally and nationally. She was instrumental in getting Koravos/Coravos square dedicated to our many family members who served in the Armed Forces, as well as campaigning for Niki Tsongas and Hillary Clinton.

She enjoyed playing golf, attending concerts and plays and was an avid Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins fan.

However, her greatest joy was when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Eleanor is survived by three daughters Donna M. Allen of West Roxbury, Paula M. St. Jean of Nashua, NH and Sara M. Gagnon and her husband Russ of Andover, VT.; six grandchildren Shawnna St. Jean, Kyle Gagnon, Jake Allen, Tyler Allen, Derek Allen and Hannah St. Jean; two great grandchildren Jared St. Jean and Briella St. Jean; several nieces and nephews, among them Sandy Allard and also her former husband, Paul St. Jean of Lowell.



She was also the sister of the late Lorraine Traficante, the late Claire Kungulus and the late Nicholas Koravos, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Service Saturday morning October 20, 2018 at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL at 10 o’clock followed by the burial of her ashes at the Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768 

Penelope J. (Katakos) Chicklis Print E-mail
Penelope J. (Katakos) Chicklis 

beloved sister-in law, godmother, aunt and cousin;


Penelope J. (Katakos) Chicklis of Milia, Messsinia, Greece, former resident of Dracut, MA, passed away peacefully in Greece on Thursday October 4, 2018 with her loving family by her side.

She was the beloved wife of the late John C.Chicklis, who passed away in 1998.

Born in Milia, Messinia, Greece, April 18, 1920, the daughter of the late Panayiotis and Stavroula Katakos, she received her early education in Greece.

After immigrating to the United States, Penelope worked as a successful local seamstress for many years in the Lowell area.

She was active in her church, the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, knitting and sewing.

Penelope is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and a special godson, Anastasios Badas of Oxford, CT.

Relatives and friends may call at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in LOWELL from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Wednesday morning October 17, 2018 followed by her Funeral Service at the Church at 11 o'clock. Her burial will take place at the Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.    




James G. Sycovaris Print E-mail

James G. Sycovaris


Proud Korean Veteran, sports car enthusiast; 


James G. Sycovaris, 89, of Gilford, New Hampshire, formerly of Lowell, died Sunday September 30th 2018 at the Northwood Rehab and Health Care Center in Lowell, MA.

He was predeceased by his lovely wife, Helen (Athanasopoulos) Sycovaris to whom he was married for 52 years.

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, James was the son of the late Gust and the late Anastasia (Velenzas) Sycovaris and received his grammar and High School education in Buffalo, NY.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator and received the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

Jim had a passion for new cars, particularly sports cars, which resulted in a lifetime career of selling and working on cars. Prior to his retirement Jim was a Service Manager at a Chrysler auto dealership and was the former owner of Durabuild Transmission in Nashua New Hampshire.

Active with the church, he was a lifetime member of the Order of AHEPA.

Jim loved to travel during his retirement and playing doubles tennis with his wife Helen and friends.  He spent winters in their home in Santo Domingo and later in Fort Pierce, Florida as well as their home in Gilford, New Hampshire where they enjoyed boating on Lake Winnipesaukee and socializing with friends.

Survived by many nieces and nephews, Jim was the brother of the late Daisey Karantonas and the late Christ Sycovaris.

Relatives and friends may call at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY in LOWELL Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. followed by his Funeral Service in the Church at 11:00 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Assn., 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.





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