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Charles F. Ravagni, Jr. Print E-mail


 

Charles F. Ravagni, Jr.


 
Beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend.


 
Charles F. “Charlie” Ravagni, Jr., 73, of Lowell, passed away peacefully Monday November 30, 2020 at the Palm Center in Chelmsford, MA.
 
Born in Arlington, Massachusetts, December 26, 1946 son of the late Charles F. and the late Grace (Aveni) Ravagni, he attended Wilmington schools and was a graduate of Wilmington High School in 1964.
 
Charlie went on to attend U/Mass Lowell where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Plastics Engineering. 
 
A veteran of the Navy, he proudly served his country as a member of the US Naval Reserve.
 
Charlie worked at Sweetheart Plastics, Gloucester Engineering and was a Plastics Engineer with Nova Chemicals for many years prior to his retirement.
 
Among his many interests, Charlie was a small Aircraft Pilot, avid golfer, sports enthusiast  and enjoyed his Wilmington High School “mini reunions”. However, his greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren.
 
Charlie is survived by his daughter Caroline C. Sheehan and her husband Timothy of Lowell; two grandsons Graham T. Sheehan and Rory T. Sheehan; a brother George Ravagni and his wife Susan of Wilmington; a sister Donna Palmariello and her husband Vincent of Derry, NH; his good friend and former wife Maryalyce Ravagni of Tewksbury, former sisters in law Patricia Nichols of Charlestown and Cathy Ronan of Lowell; several nieces, nephews and cousins.   
 
He was the brother of the late Inez Fresolo.
 
Private services were held for the family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. E-condolences at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributtions in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA (978) 458-8768.

 
Frances Patsourakos Print E-mail

Frances Patsourakos

Beloved sister, aunt and cousin;

 

Frances Patsourakos, a member of a well-known Lowell family, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at D’Youville Senior Care.

Frances was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on November 9, 1927, the daughter of the late Peter K. and the late Demetroula (Troubataris) Patsourakos.

Frances attended Lowell schools, graduated from Lowell High School, where she was part of the Girl Officers Regiment, and went on to graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Elementary Education.  She furthered her education at Columbia University in New York City, the Graduate School of Education, pursuing a Master’s degree in the School of Administration and Guidance.

Ms. Patsourakos was employed throughout her entire professional career by the Town of Wakefield School System. She began as an Elementary School teacher and later went on to be the Director of the Guidance Department.  She was dedicated to education and especially to her students.  Her commitment was reflected in her willingness to always assist her students to achieve their goals.

Frances’s love and devotion to family brought her great joy.  Holidays and special occasions always found the family gathered in her home with continuous conversations, much laughter and, of course, an abundance of “Greek” food.  Her loss is profound to those who loved her, but her life lessons will endure.  Her warm smile, gentle ways and kindness will always be remembered by those who knew her.

She was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell where she played the organ in her youth, a member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society, Daughters of Penelope, Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society, and the Retired Teachers Association of Massachusetts.  She was also a member of the Merrimack Repertory Theater, the Whistler House Museum, Brush with History, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, and several other civic organizations.

Frances is survived by her brother, George P. Patsourakos and his wife Elaine; her beloved niece, Diedra Mangiavas Wolfe; a special cousin, George Scagos; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, godchildren, and two sisters-in-law, Beverly Patsourakos and Lillian Patsourakos.

She was predeceased by her three sisters, Mary Patsourakos, Xanthe “Pat” Mangiavas, and Anne Hatziolos; three brothers, James P. Patsourakos, Attorney Vasillios P. Patsourakos, and Attorney Charles P. Patsourakos; a sister-in-law, Emelia (Saxonis) Patsourakos;

two brothers-in-law, George R. Mangiavas and Basil Hatziolos; and two special cousins, William Scagos, and Cynthia (Scagos) Natsios.

The family would like to thank D’Youville for the dedicated care that was provided to Frances while she resided there.

Funeral services were held privately for her family. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 62 Lewis Street, Lowell, MA 01854. E-condolences at  www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 458-8768.





 
Brenda E. Jarrett Print E-mail

Brenda E. Jarrett

Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend;

Brenda E. Jarrett, 52, of Lowell, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at her home.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 5, 1968, daughter of the late William C. Jarrett and Elizabeth A. (Chapman) Jarrett (who survives her) and her step-father Russell Lahaise of Methuen. Brenda attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1986 and participated on both the basketball and volleyball teams.

Brenda was a comptroller with Bowers & Wilkins in Reading, MA where she worked for over 20 years until her recent retirement.

Brenda loved golf and was an active member at Long Meadow Golf Club. She was one of the first seven original women members to be offered full membership at the Club. She was a very social person and loved her time spent at the club where she thoroughly enjoyed the company of all the special people there.

She was also a member of the 2007 Long Meadow Women’s City Golf Team and was on the founding Women's Cities Tournament Committee.

In addition, Brenda enjoyed travelling and trips to Foxwoods with friends and being "Auntie" to her niece and nephew.

Besides her mother and step-father, she is survived by a sister Barbara A. Farley of Lowell; a brother William J. “Bill” Jarrett of Kittery Point, ME; a nephew and godson William P. Jarrett of Boston; a niece Hannah E. Farley of Lowell; and two cousins Michelle Digman and Christopher Chapman. She also leaves many cherished friends from Long Meadow as well as Bowers & Wilkins dear friends Steve Curran, Erick McBride and Jessie McDough.

All services will be private. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing to make contributions in her memory may do so to the American Diabetes Assn., 260 Cochituate Rd., Suite 200, Framingham, MA 01701 or the Long Meadow Scholarship Fund, 165 Havilah St., Lowell, MA, 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

 

 

 
Alan E. Dailey Print E-mail

Alan E. Dailey

“Bampy” - 1955 – 2020

       It is with great sadness that the family of Alan E. Dailey “Bampy” of Lowell, announces his passing after a heroic 20 year battle with cancer.  He was married for 39 years to the love of his life and best friend, Lynne (Wholey) Dailey.

       The son of the late Robert F. Dailey and the late Sheila (Burns) Dailey, he was raised in Lowell’s Belvidere Neighborhood. A graduate of the Immaculate Conception School and St. John’s Preparatory High School, Alan went on to graduate from the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences for Funeral Directors.

       Alan worked several years at The Mahoney Funeral Home as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He also managed operations at the family store, Gorham Liquors. Alan had an accomplished career as a Sales Representative for both the Whitehall Company and Ruby Wines, where he worked until his retirement in 2018.  He loved his job and spoke fondly of the many great friendships he forged with both colleagues and clients. Upon retirement, Alan fully intended to resume his career in the funeral profession.

      He lived his life with intent, writing his own rules and paving his own way.  He was known for his quick wit, sound advice, and unparalleled storytelling. An avid reader, Alan was passionate about history. This passion drove him to broaden his knowledge with a cherished family trip to Ireland and many visits to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, the Fort Ticonderoga Museum, and Smithsonian Museums.  He enjoyed sports, classic movies, summers on Great East Lake, and charcoal grilling year-round. Above all, he treasured his time spent with his five grandchildren who lovingly referred to him as “Bampy” and filled his heart with love.

       Alan was the greatest father to his children, imparting his strengths, wisdom, and values. He selflessly provided them with everything they could ever need or want.  He was happy to welcome his sons-in-law who were a perfect complement to his family.

       Alan will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lynne and by his daughters Pamela J. Coit and her husband, Timothy R. Coit of Chelmsford; his daughter Allison E. Morin and her husband Norman P. Morin of Chelmsford; his 5 beloved grandchildren: Emma, Margaret, and Charlotte Coit; Alan and Patrick Morin.  His siblings Robert F. Dailey of Quincy; J. Richard Dailey (Joan) of Tyngsboro; Donna L. Dailey of Lowell; Linda D. Barbo (Doug) of Reading as well as his Uncle Robert “Ziggy” Burns (Terry) of Dracut and Uncle Joseph Sweeney of Lowell.  He leaves many cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He also leaves behind many dear friends from his childhood, the Bunting Club, and his coffee club at Store 38. 

       He was predeceased by his sister Judith A. Frost, whom he adored, and her husband Robert W. Frost as well as his in-laws Leonard and Joyce (King) Wholey.

       Now, as we prepare to say “So Long” in Bampy’s words, we will always and forever “Remember When” Bampy’s favorite song.

 Dailey – All services were held privately per Alan's wishes. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave. West, Boston, MA 02215. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL, MA – (978) 458-8768

 

 
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