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Maureen E. "Sissy" Bishop Print E-mail

Maureen E. “Sissy” Bishop

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin and friend
 
    Maureen E. “Sissy” (Herron) Bishop, 71, of Tyngsboro, died Friday, August 10th at Wingate at Belvidere in Lowell following a long and courageous battle with lung disease for many years.
    Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, January 25, 1947, the daughter of the late Thomas F. and the late Kathleen (Mahoney) Herron, she received her education in the Salem, New Hampshire school system. She later made her home in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts which she shared with her treasured dog Darby.
    Sissy attended the Free Christian Church in Andover where she leaves many Christian friends. She also found her strength from knowing God as He walked with her through her journey for transplant and recovery and knew she would one day be home.
    Before retiring, she was employed as a Quality Control Technician with MA/Com in Lowell. Previously, she worked at Raytheon Corporation in South Lowell for over 13 years.
    Sissy is survived by a son Christopher Miller of Somerville, MA; a daughter Paula Miller of Pittsfield, NH; four grandsons Ronnie Collins, Christopher Lebel, Michael Espinola and Adam Miller; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Kathleen Herron; and cousins Eileen Melvin and Cathy Morin.
    She thanked God for giving her her best friend Suzanne Kuszek (her angel without wings)…”thanks for all the help and being with me when I needed you the most. God Bless You!” Also Janine Mellinakas, Sue Borrilli, Lucy Oliveria and Phyllis Bonaduci…”thanks for the memories and road trips, we had some fun and laughs didn’t we?”
    Sissy was also sister of the late Tommie Herron who died September 29, 2008.
    Relatives and friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 Pawtucket Street at Fletcher in Lowell from 4 to 6 P.M. on Wednesday immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 6 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfunerlhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Michael J. Makarewicz Print E-mail

Michael J. Makarewicz

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle;

       Michael J. Makarewicz, 93, of Lowell, died Monday, August 6th 2018 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann J. (Madore) Makarewicz who survives him and with whom he recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on June 12th of this year.
       Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 16, 1925, a son of then late Emil and the late Dominica (Sarwicka) Makarewicz, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1943. Michael served honorably in the U. S. Army Air Corps in Germany in World War II and in the U. S. Army 2nd Armored Division in the Korean War.
       Before retiring, Michael was employed as a glazier with Demers Plate Glass in Lowell for many years. Previously, he worked as an airplane and jet engineer and mechanic for General Electric Company in Lynn.
       Among his many interests, he enjoyed gardening, airplanes, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with his family.
       In addition to his wife Mary Ann, Michael is survived by two sons Mark A. Makarewicz of Lowell, and Steven R. Makarewicz and his wife Carma of Tyngsborough; two daughters Ann Marie E. Champagne of Salem, NH and Erika Connor of Seabrook, NH; six grandchildren Rhianna, Derek, and Craig Cohen, and Tania, Nyles, and Hannah Connor; two great-grandchildren Cameron Ross and Albert Cohen; a sister Florence Marchand of Pelham, NH; a brother Francis Makarewicz of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.
       He was also father of the late Michael F. Makarewicz and brother of the late Adele Vieira, Edward, Walter, and Aloysius Makarewicz.
       Friends may call the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 5 to 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be held Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 A.M. Burial in the Holy Trinity Polish Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

 
Christos Demetriou Print E-mail

Christos Demetriou

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend;

       Christos Demetriou, 92, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died Saturday evening August 4, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital. He was the loving husband for 63 years of Christine (Economopoulos) Demetriou, who survives him.
       Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 30, 1926, a son of the late George and the late Elizabeth (Goulas) Demetriou, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in 1946.
       After high school Christos entered the U.S. Army – Air Force during World War II and proudly served his country.
       Following the war, he came back to Lowell and attended Fitchburg State College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1953. He continued his education attaining his Masters in Education also from Fitchburg State College.
       Prior to his retirement, Christos was a school teacher and an adjunct professor. He taught at the Bartlett Junior High School and Lowell High School for almost 40 years. Simultaneously, he taught Engineering Drawing at Lowell Technological Institute (NKA U/Mass Lowell)  for the evening division for over 30 years.
       Christos loved fishing and being with his family, especially his grandchildren.
       Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons Steven C. Demetriou, D.M.D and his wife Jan (Jeanne-Marie) of Lowell and Gary C. Demetriou, D.M.D. of Westford; three grandchildren Samantha C. Demetriou and her husband Michael Raumer of Arlington, VA, Gregory S. Demetriou of Melrose and Timothy J. Demetriou of Lowell; several nieces and nephews among them George Demetriou, Christopher Andros, Elizabeth Costello, Kathy Economopoulos, Elizabeth Economopoulos, Karen Guzelian and Diane Kalbarczyk.
       Christos was also the brother of the late Stephen Demetriou and Portia Demis.
       Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service to be held Thursday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Holy Trinity Renovation Fund, 5 Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

 
Raymond F. Ralls Print E-mail

 Raymond F. Ralls

Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend;

 
Raymond F. Ralls, 79, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died August 4 at Mass General Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loving family.
 
He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline C. (Morin) Ralls who died May 5, 2013.
 
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 17, 1939, a son of the late Edward T. and the late Florence (Kershaw) Ralls, Ray was a lifelong resident of Lowell.
 
Ray served his country as a member of the U.S. Army and Massachusetts National Guard.
 
Ray was a manager with the printing division at Raytheon Corporation in Tewksbury where he worked for almost 40 years. In addition, he was the owner and operator of the former Bellview Printing Company in Lowell and a part owner of the former National Security Company, prior to his retirement.
 
Active in his community, Ray was very humble in nature but generous with his time especially helping those in need. He was part of a group which formed both the Middlesex Shelter and the Lowell Food Pantry. Ray also helped St. Patrick’s Church in Lowell and was recently awarded the “Irish Man of the Year” by the parish.
 
A person of great faith, he was a proud communicant and longtime supporter of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was a founding member of the Oblate Mission Guild at the Immaculate Conception Church and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of his parish. He was also a former Board member of the Lowell Housing Authority and the YMCA where he was also an honorary member.

Ray’s biggest joy was spending quality time with his family and friends. Ray treasured his vacation time spent at the beach with his family as well as time spent boating with his wife Pauline. Ray was blessed to have a strong network of close friends with whom he enjoyed both charitable endeavors as well as many card games in both Las Vegas and on their riverboat.
 
Ray is survived by his daughter Patricia Mullally and her husband Timothy of Quincy; a son-in-law Peter J. Goyette of Lowell; six grandchildren Matthew Goyette, Shane Goyette, Finley Mullally, Molly Mullally, Tyler Ralls and Angelina Ricadelli; a brother Austin Ralls and his wife Carolyn of Chelmsford, four sister-in-laws Mary Ralls of Lowell, Jeannine Dunn and her husband John of Dracut, Lorraine Baroni of Billerica and Muriel Maher of Dracut: and many nieces and nephews.
 
He was also the father of the late Sharon M. Goyette who died April 9, 2018 and the late Thomas E. Ralls who died March 10, 2018. 

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. His Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock followed by his Funeral Mass at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Immaculate Conception Church, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA  01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978 or 866) 458-8768.
  

 

 

 
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