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Eva M. Powers Print E-mail


Eva M. Powers

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother;
 Eva M. (Verge) Powers, 94, of Lowell, died Wednesday, October 26th at Willow Manor Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. Powers who died February 18, 2008.
 Born in Providence, Rhode Island, August 31, 1922, the only child of the late Ernest and the late Lena (Belisle) Verge, upon relocating to Lowell, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1940.
 Eva was a lifelong parishioner of St. Rita Parish in Lowell.
 Before retiring, she was employed as an Assembler with Raytheon Corporation for over 10 years.
 Among her many interests, Eva enjoyed crocheting and traveling. But above all else, being all about family, she loved the quality time she was able to spend with her loved ones.
 Eva is survived by a daughter Kathleen Drayer of Punta Gorda, FL; two sons Brian F. Powers and his wife Louise of Pelham, NH and Ronald E. Powers and his wife Beverly of Townsend, MA; six grandchildren Brian Murphy, Joseph Murphy, Heather Taylor, Erin Chin, Brian Powers and Tracy Powers; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also mother of the late Gary M. Powers and grandmother of the late Dana Howe.
 At her request, calling hours will be private for relatives only. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at STE. MARGUERITE D”YOUVILLE PARISH, 1340 Lakeview Ave, Dracut on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolence/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - (978 or 866) 458-8768.


June Frances Joyce Print E-mail

June Frances Joyce

June Frances (Bradford) (Scanlon) Joyce, 90, of Lowell, passed away Friday October 21, 2016 at Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell.
June was born in Boston, MA, August 28, 1926, the daughter of the late Charles F. and the late Caroline (Murphy) Bradford.
She worked for the former Capital Warehouse on Rogers Street in Lowell for many years as a Sales Clerk.
June’s true passion and dedication was for the Salvation Army where she volunteered for many years and was a member of the bowling league.
She is survived by a daughter Rosemary LaFlamme of New Port Richey, FL; a son Daniel B. Scanlon of Roslindale; two stepsons Timothy Joyce and his wife Sue of Dracut and Thomas Joyce and his wife Terry of Tyngsboro; five stepdaughters Janet (Joyce) Kent Sandra (Joyce) Bouchard, Maureen Joyce, Pamela (Joyce) Marquis and her husband Leo and Mary Joyce; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; also dear friends Mark Donaghue and Fr. Donald Gauthier.
Private Funeral Services were held for the family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Salvation Army, 150 Appleton St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell (978) -458-8768.
Aglaia “Eia” B. Ploubides Print E-mail


Aglaia “Eia” B. Ploubides 

Loving wife, mother and sister;

Aglaia “Eia” B. Ploubides, a long-time resident of Tewksbury, MA passed away peacefully on October 23, 2016, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late John Ploubides. 

Born October 4, 1924 in Brattleboro, Vermont, the daughter of the late Christy and the late Effie (Mitchelides) Ballas, Eia attended school in the Brattleboro school system.

She went on to attend the University of Vermont after which she transferred to the University of Denver, where she received her B.S. in Biological Sciences.

After completing her undergraduate degree, Mrs. Ploubides moved to Boston, where she worked for the VA Hospital in Jamaica Plain as a Radio Isotope researcher, and later worked part-time as a hematologist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lowell.

In addition, she continued her passion for education, focusing on the Fine Arts. Eia took numerous classes in Art at Chamberlayne Junior College, Boston University and Northeastern University.

In her second career, Eia pursued her love of art and decorating, teaching interior design for Sears Roebuck & Company, as well as owning her own interior design business.

She was a long time member of the James McNeil Whistler House, the Lowell Art Association, the Tewksbury Garden Club and the Hellenic Orthodox Church Holy Trinity of Lowell.
Eia is survived by a daughter, Thia Ploubides of East Longmeadow, MA, a brother, Arthur Ballas, and his wife Helen, of Blacksburg, VA and several nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister of the late Yonnie B. Houpis.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. Her Funeral Service will be held Thursday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at 11 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Burial will follow at the Edson Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Hellenic Orthodox Church of Holy Trinity, 62 Lewis Street, Lowell, MA, or The John McNeil Whistler House, Worthen Street, Lowell. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.








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.


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