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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 odonnellfuneralhome.com. 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 www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. 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 odonnellfuneralhome.com. 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.

 
Kleonike J. "Claire" Bentas Print E-mail

 

Kleonike J. “Claire” Bentas

 
Former Executive Assistant, UMass Lowell
 
 Kleonike J. “Claire” Bentas, 88, of Lowell, died Sunday, October 16th at the Palm Center in Chelmsford with her loving family by her side.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 5, 1927, a daughter of the late John E. and the late Vaitsa (Laios) Bentas, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1945.
 Claire Bentas began her career at Lowell Technological Institute in 1956 serving as the Executive Assistant to then President, Dr. Everett Olsen. She continued working in the Chancellor area supporting the Executive Vice Chancellor until her retirement from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1999.
 Claire was a lifelong member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Lowell where she was a member of the Daughters of Penelope and the Philoptochos Society.
 Among her many interests, she loved to travel, especially to Greece and Russia and was an avid reader.
 Claire is survived by a sister Thalia J. Bentas of Lowell; a brother Efthemios J. “Tim” Bentas and his wife Lily H. of Boston, MA; and several cousins in Greece.
 She was also sister of the late Dr. Christos J. Bentas who died in 2003.
 Friends will be received on Thursday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY from 10 to 11 o’clock. Her Funeral Service will immediately follow in the church at 11 o’clock. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 62 Lewis St, Lowell, MA 01854 or the University of Massachusetts Lowell in support of the Dr. Christos J. Bentas Endowment Fund, at www.uml.edu/givenow or mailed to UMass Lowell Advancement Office, 600 Suffolk Street, Suite 160, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768. 

 

 
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