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Sally E. Cronin Print E-mail

Sally E. (Price) Cronin

Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother sister and friend;

Sally E. (Price) Cronin, 77, of Pepperell, formerly of Billerica, died Saturday, October 15th at her home following an extended illness. She was the beloved wife of the late James P. “Chickie” Cronin, Sr. who died August 31, 2014.

Born in Concord, Massachusetts, June 14, 1939, a daughter of the late Arthur and the late Hazel (Priest) Price, she received her education in the Concord and Maynard school systems.

Sally had many interests, but most important to her was being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sally is survived by a daughter Karen L. Twombly of Pepperell, MA; three sons Joel P. Freeman and his wife Maureen Montgomery of Lowell, MA, James E. Cronin of Cambridge, MA and James P. Cronin, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Bedford, NH; six grandchildren Robert Montgomery, Amy M. Fernandez, Keri A. Freeman, Mark D. Cronin, Michael J. Cronin and Jacob K. Twombly; four great-grandchildren Evan, Ally, Ava and Vince; a sister Jean DeSoda; her dear friend Buddy Graham of Billerica, MA; and several nieces, nephews.

In keeping in accordance with her wishes, there were no calling hours and all Funeral Services were held privately with her family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Inspire Arts and Music - Boston Crusaders, P.O. Box 51391, Boston, MA 02205. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.


Anne Marie Kelly Print E-mail


Anne Marie Kelly


Loving mom and grandmother of nine.


Anne Marie (McCormack) Kelly, 68, a member of a widely known Lowell family, died Tuesday October 18, 2016, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire surrounded by her loving family.


Born in Lowell, June 7, 1948, a daughter of the late Thomas B. and the late Maria S. (Dioguardi) McCormack, she attended St. Margaret’s Grammar school and was a graduate of Keith Hall in the Class of 1966.


Anne Marie’s career in cardiac and respiratory care spanned over 30 years at Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, where she was highly respected by physicians, nurses, patients, and peers.


Anne Marie cherished the moments she shared with grandchildren, family, and friends. She found happiness and peace while working in her yard, decorating her home, and hosting themed holiday celebrations.  Her extraordinary generosity, compassion for others, and positive outlook on life inspired all those who surrounded her.


She is survived by her daughter Erin M. Chace and her husband David of Townsend; two sons Jay P. Kelly of Pepperell and Todd T. Kelly and his wife Rivka of NYC; grandchildren Emily, Courtney, Sean, Thomas, Aine, Madison, Jacqueline, Ava, and Kai; her sister Gail P. Burnett and brother-in-law Lawrence of Lowell; her longtime companion Neal Fanning of Groton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


(2) Two Days Saturday and Sunday


Kelly – In Merrimack, NH, October 18, 2016, at Community Hospice House, Anne Marie (McCormack) Kelly, 68, of Groton. Friends may call the O’Donnell Funeral Home 276 Pawtucket St. at Fletcher St. from 1 to 4 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at St. Margaret Church in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd. Merrimack, NH 03054.  Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

Milton “Uncle Milty” Nicholaides Print E-mail


Milton Nicholaides

Retired Owner of the former Marie’s Oyster House in Lowell;
 Milton “Uncle Milty” Nicholaides, 94, of Lowell, a well known local businessman, died Monday evening at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Georgia (Retalis) Nicholaides who died in 2001.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 6, 1922, a son of the late Nicholas and the late Vasiliki (Stromboulos) Nicholaides, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
 A veteran of World War II, he proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Force during the Battle of Guam.
 For over 30 years Uncle Milty was the owner and operator of Marie's Oyster House in Lowell, a well known seafood restaurant.
 A member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church for many years he was a member of the church Men's Guild. He was also a member of the Passe Temps Club.
 An avid Boston sports fan, Milton also enjoyed U/Mass Lowell Hockey. However his true passion was boxing. He attended the Golden Gloves for years but also followed professional boxing as well. Among his friends he was considered an accomplished historian about boxing.
 Milton is survived by his daughter Valerie Finneral and her husband Patrick of Lowell; his son Stephen G. Nicholaides and his wife Kathleen Sweeney of Chelmsford; a grandson John S. Nicholaides of Chelmsford; two sisters Joan Pappas and Mary Nicholaides both of Lowell; a brother Harry Nicholaides and his wife Julie of Brockton, MA; his goddaughter Andrea Natsios of Waltham; and many nieces and nephews.
 The members of the Nicholaides family wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Willow Manor for the compassion and care given to their father.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 tom7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service Saturday morning at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church at 10:30 A.M. Burial will follow in Westlawn II. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854 or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Sharon A. Witts Print E-mail

Sharon A. Witts

Retired Nurse at N.E. Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn;

Sharon A. (Sheehan) Witts, 67, of Dracut, formerly of Lowell, died Sunday morning at her home with her loving family by her side.

She was the beloved wife of the late William P. Witts, Sr. who died March 14, 2010.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 15, 1949, the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Irene (Moran) Sheehan, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in 1968.

She went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Sharon’s nursing career spanned nearly 40 years as a member of the Nursing staff of the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn.

She was a lifelong communicant of St. Rita's Church in Lowell.

Sharon loved spending time with her family, especially family card games. She also enjoyed travelling to Las Vegas, Atlantic City and North Conway in her free time.

She is survived by her daughter Corie Silverstein and her husband David of Billerica; her son William P. Witts, Jr. and his wife Amy of Tewksbury; four grandchildren Caleb R. Silverstein, Cooper W. Silverstein, Molly M. Witts and Liam P. Witts; a sister Donna Abisi and her husband Ronald of Hampton, NH; three brothers John Sheehan of Lowell, James Sheehan and his wife Susan of Seabrook, NH and Robert Sheehan and his wife Diane of Lowell; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins.

She was also the sister of the late Thomas “Tiny” Sheehan.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday morning at ST. RITA CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o the Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 ) 458-8768.

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