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Robert G. "Bob" Maria Print E-mail

Robert G. “Bob” Maria

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Local Businessman

Robert G. “Bob” Maria fell asleep in the arms of our Lord on June 29, 2019.

He was a loving husband of 56 years to Elaine Morphis Maria. Bob was born on August 2, 1939 and would have celebrated his 80th birthday next month. He was the son of the late George and Faye Maria and was a lifelong resident of Lowell, the city he so loved!

Bob was educated in Lowell Public Schools; graduating from Lowell High School in 1957. He then traveled by train for five years, as he attended Northeastern University;  He graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. In 2013 and 2015, Northeastern University honored Bob as a “Golden Graduate”. He processed into the Graduation Ceremony  simultaneously as his granddaughters were also graduating.

After college, he began working for his loving brother Fred at Central Electric Company of Lowell, MA. In 1987, Fred passed away and Bob assumed the duties of President. He renamed the company Lowell Central Electric, and expanded the business to over 45 employees. He considered ALL of them an extension of his family.

1n 1984, Bob with Elaine by his side, opened Design Lighting in North Andover, MA. The retail lighting showroom served the residential and commercial lighting needs of clients across the Merrimack Valley and the North Shore for over thirty years. It now operates as a commercial lighting office in Lowell.

Bob was a lifelong parishioner of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Lowell, MA where he served in many capacities over the last 56 years as Board member, Officer, current Parish Council President and Generous Benefactor. In 1985 he was honored with an induction into the Order of St. Ignatius, of which he was an esteemed member.

Bob was known for his amazing mathematical mind. He could rattle off numbers as if they were on the back of his hand. His family, employees, and fellow parishioners valued Bob’s sound advice and will forever remember him as a clear forward thinker and generous spirit. He was a true Pillar of the Community.

Bob, with his wife Elaine, cherished family time. He especially enjoyed traveling across the globe with his children and grandchildren. As busy as he was running several businesses, he always made time for his family.

Beside his wife Elaine, Bob is survived by his four children:

Donna and her husband George Christopulos of Andover, John and his wife Stacie of Lowell, Lynda and her husband Dr. Nicholas Rizos of Bedford, N.H., Julie and her husband Mike Grillakis of Lowell.

His eight grandchildren which were his pride and joy:

Maria Christopulos and her fiancé Christopher Kaminski, Kanella Christopulos, Georgina Christopulos, Christopher Rizos, Robert Rizos, George Grillakis, Elayna Grillakis and Julia Maria.

He is also survived by his dear sister, Elizabeth Gavriel of Dracut, MA and his many nieces, nephews, godchildren and cherished cousins and Aunt in Indianapolis. Robert was predeceased by his brother Frederick Maria, and sisters Josephine Nackel and Mary Saba.

Our family would like to thank his amazing doctors at Lahey Clinic; Dr. Richard Patten and Dr. Beth Bouthot. We would like to offer a special thank you to the dedicated team at DaVita Dialysis in Burlington, where he received his treatments and polished his Sudoku skills!

Friends may call at ST. GEORGE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, 44 BOWERS ST. in LOWELL from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. His Funeral Service will be held in St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock followed by his Committal Services at the Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 44 Bowers St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978) 458-8768.   

 

 
Ann Marie (Kelly) King Print E-mail

Ann Marie (Kelly) King

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother;

Ann Marie (Kelly) King, a life-long resident of Lowell, MA passed away peacefully on June 17, 2019 surrounded by family, after a brief illness. Ann was the adoring wife of 62 years to Denis W. King, M.D., who passed away on April 19, 2019. Her passing, less than 2 months after her beloved husband, is a testament to their shared love, respect and commitment to each other.

Born May 16, 1933 in Lowell, she was the middle daughter of the late Leo F. Kelly and the late Helen (Cassidy) Kelly. She was educated in the Lowell school system and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with an education degree. She taught elementary students in the Lowell school system for a number of years. She had volunteered with the Garden Club, the Lowell National Historic Park, the Pollard Memorial Library, the Friends of St. Joseph’s Hospital and other charitable concerns.

A member of Vesper Country Club, she came to the game of golf late in life, cherishing the friendships she forged at the Club. She was a faithful friend to many including her Bridge Club with whom she played cards, vacationed, shared memories, and counted as her pillars of support for over seven decades. An avid cook, she relished any opportunity to entertain family and friends.

Ann is survived by her children to whom she was a loving mother: Ellen King McLaughlin (Robert) of Vienna, VA, Kathleen King Anderson (Mark) of Westborough, MA, Amy King DeMilt (William) of Bernardsville, NJ, and Michael W. King (Pam) of Portland, ME; her sister-in-law Phyllis (Crotty) King; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Eleanor (Kelly) Lanoue and Patricia (Kelly) Sheehan.

Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST., in Lowell, from 4 to 6 PM, June 23, 2019. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning June 24, 2019 at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, at 11 AM  followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Pollard Memorial Library Foundation, 401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.
 

 

 

 


 

 
Theresa M. Clark Print E-mail

Theresa M. Clark

beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend;

Theresa M. (Ward) Clark, 91, formerly of Dracut, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at Brightview Senior Living in Billerica surrounded by her loving family.

She was the loving wife of the late Francis L. Clark.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 5, 1927, a daughter of the late Thomas and the late Eva (Dumais) Ward, she attended St. Patrick Grammar school, and was a graduate of St. Patrick Girl's High School in the Class of 1944.

Prior to her retirement, Theresa was a Tax Examiner for the Internal Revenue Service in the Andover office for over 20 years.

Theresa had several interests including following national politics, traveling, especially taking cruises with family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters Patricia C. Salem and her husband Thomas of Dracut and Karen A. Parkins and her husband Rex of Dracut; four grandchildren Timothy F. Parkins and his wife Hollie of Tyngsboro, Olivia J. Parkins and fiancé Shane Niven of Nashua, NH, Andrew R. Parkins and Shauna L. Salem both of Dracut; two great grandchildren Makaylin and Liam Parkins; a brother James Ward and his wife Frances of Melbourne, FL; several nieces and nephews.

Theresa was also the sister of the late Gerald and John Ward.

The members of the family wish to extend their sincere appreciation to Leah and Rusyenne for their personal care and compassion along with the entire staff at Brightview Assisted Living Center in Billerica.

Friends may call the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 8 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at ST. MICHAEL CHURCH at 10 o'clock followed by her burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to American Cancer Society of Greater Lowell, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.   

 

 

 
Thelma (Zunes) Coravos Print E-mail

Thelma (Zunes) Coravos


beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend;


Thelma (Zunes) Coravos, the daughter of the late Athanasius and Panagiota (Papadopoulos) Zunes, died on June 15th at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with her daughter by her side, having spent her last day surrounded by her family.

Born in Aithonia, Macedonia, Greece, on September 21, 1928, Thelma emigrated to the United States with her mother after surviving the Italian and German invasions and occupations of Greece.  At 18 years old, she met her father for the first time when she disembarked from the ocean liner Saturnia in New York City on February 6, 1947.

After first living in Taunton, Thelma moved to Lowell with her parents in 1950 to become part of its vibrant Greek community.  On December 9, 1951, she married Andrew Coravos, with whom she spent the first year of their marriage in Augusta, Georgia, where Andrew was stationed during the Korean War.  

Before moving to Dracut ten years ago, Thelma and Andrew lived in Lowell for 57 years, where they raised their two children.  An inseparable team, Thelma and Andy filled each other’s gaps and enhanced each other’s strengths.  Thelma was a devoted member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, the Ladies Philoptochos Society, and the Pan-Macedonian Society.

Thelma loved meeting people and especially embraced the friends of her children and grandchildren.  Age was no barrier to friendship.  Nothing made her happier than a big family gathering with new people she could meet.  She was an excellent cook who loved to host and serve family and friends, and do her own clean up.  She taught some of her grandchildren how to make her famous pita and koulourakia but some recipes she kept secret.  She was an excellent seamstress and made many of her own clothes learning to sew when she first arrived in this country.  Her sense of style was impeccable, her posture perfect. Her memory was prodigious particularly for people’s birthdays.  Upon her recent move to assisted living with her husband, she loved learning the stories of the caring staff especially those of hard-working immigrants, like herself, who strive for a better life for themselves and their children.  She could not have been more proud of her grandchildren.  She attended all five high school graduations, five college graduations, and two graduate school graduations, meeting the Dean of Harvard Business School and research professors at MIT.  She never lost her thirst for life, her genuine curiosity, and her outsize ability to persevere through adversity.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Andrew Coravos, her son, Evan Coravos, her daughter, Pamela Coravos (Garrett Stuck), her grandchildren Andrea, Christina, and Cassandra Coravos and their mother Dee Dee Coravos, her grandchildren Jonathan and Catherine Stuck Coravos, her sister-in-law Pari Papakyriakou, many nieces and nephews, including her brother’s daughters Pemi and Debbie Zouni of Athens, cousins, koumbari, and friends, each of whom held a special place in her heart.

She was predeceased by her beloved brother, Lambro, who died in 1967 at the age of 46.

Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held Thursday morning at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH at 10 o'clock followed by her burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Transfiguration Greek orthodox Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr., (978) 458-8768.

 
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