James P. Cronin, Sr.
James P. “Chickie” Cronin, Sr., 71, of Billerica, died Sunday, August 31st at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was the beloved husband of Sally E. (Price) Cronin with whom he celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on February 24th of this year.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 11, 1942, the son of the late John P. and the late Sabina (Doyle) Cronin, he attended Cambridge schools and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in the Class of 1961.
Before retiring, Chickie was employed as a Sales Manager with Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in Allston and Lynn, Massachusetts for over 45 years.
Among his many interests, he enjoyed playing softball and was an avid Boston sports fan. But above all else, he loved spending quality time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Sally, Chickie 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 Gaithersburg, MD; six grandchildren Robert Montgomery, Amy M. Fernandez, Keri A. Gath, Mark D. Cronin, Michael J. Cronin and Jacob K. Twombly; four great-grandchildren Evan, Ally, Ava and Vince; a sister Eileen Gallison and her husband Stan of Cocoa Beach, FL; a brother-in-law James O’Keefe of Tewksbury, MA; his best friend Buddy Graham of Billerica, MA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In keeping in accordance with his wishes, there were no calling hours and all Funeral Services were held privately with his family. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Kyle Elizabeth McGuane
Kyle Elizabeth McGuane, 32, of Lowell, died unexpectedly Thursday August 28, 2014 in Lowell.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 1981, beloved daughter of the late Barbara Lea (Dugan) McGuane and her loving father and stepmother George J. McGuane and Teri (Wilhelmi) (Murphy) McGuane, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 2000. She went on to attend Middlesex Community College.
Kyle had many passions in her life among them reading, politics, spending time by the ocean and following sports, particularly the Patriots and Red Sox.
However her real joy was family, especially her nieces and nephew.
She was a kind and thoughtful friend, strong in her beliefs, a knowledgeable debate proponent on a variety of topics and keen observer of world events. Her laugh, sense of humor and presence in daily life will be sorely missed by family members. She enjoyed an especially strong bond with her sister, Micaela.
Besides her father and stepmother, Kyle is survived by her sister Michaela C. McGuane of Somerville; a step sister Keri A. Darcy and her husband Eric of Lowell; a step brother Mike Murphy and his wife Heather of Braintree; nieces and nephew Charlotte, Maeve and Jack; her grandmother Barbara (Hill) Dugan of Brookline; her step grandmother Helen M. Wilhelmi of Weymouth; several aunts and uncles Martha M. McGuane of Lowell, Thomas F. McGuane and his wife Mary Lee of Ocean Township, NJ, Denise Sullivan, Michele Jackson, Teri Frost and her husband Dan, and Erin Casey; and her dear cousins Rachel Brindger and Tom McGuane.
She was also the granddaughter of the late George and the late Frances (Fitzgerald) McGuane and the late Ray Dugan.
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 attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) at 11 o'clock. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com, Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane ((978 or 866) 458-8768
Peter Alexandris, 81, of Andover, MA, died Wednesday evening August 20, 2014 in Andover surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of the late Maria (Kostarelas) Alexandris who died July 6, 2000.
Born in Grevena, Greece, May 21, 1933, the son of the late Demetri and the late Anastatsia (Korovas) Alexandris, he attended schools in Grevena and graduated from Grevena High School in Greece.
Prior to his retirement, Peter was a mason contractor in New England where he owned and operated Glenview Masons in Lowell for over 30 years.
Peter enjoyed spending his winters in Sarasota, Florida. When in Florida he enjoyed walking on the beach and socializing with his Florida friends.
He is survived by his son Greg P. Alexandris and his wife Maria of Andover; his daughter Debbie Telios and her husband Chris of Andover; four grandsons Evan Telios, Peter Telios, Peter Alexandris and Leonides Alexandris, all of Andover.
At his request all services were held privately. E-condolences at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Constantine and Helen Church, 71 Chandler Rd., Andover, MA 01810. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – in LOWELL at (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Thomas M. Fleming
Thomas Michael Fleming, 74, of Acton, died peacefully on Sunday, August 17th at Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Donna J. (Sullivan) (Burns) Fleming who survives him.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 20, 1940, the son of the late James H. and the late Nora T. (Cahill) Fleming, he attended St, Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Keith Academy in the Class of 1957. He then went on to graduate from Boston Art School in 1961.
While at Keith Academy, he was encouraged by his art teacher to join the school newspaper staff as an illustrator and cartoonist. From there, his love of art and design was kindled into a variety of endeavors. Upon graduation from art school, he became Art Director for a Boston film production company. He joined Westinghouse Broadcasting as their first Director of Creative Services for stations in Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburg and San Francisco.
After working for additional TV groups, Washington Post Broadcasting and Metro Media Broadcasting, he became an independent producer for a number of clients, private corporations, government agencies and Public Broadcasting. He produced one of the first documentaries in the People’s Republic of China. Eventually, he set new directions designing and fabricating church furniture, alters, baptismal fonts, carved custom signage and painting wall murals for private homes and public areas.
Tom’s first one man show was at the Whistler House Parker Gallery over 50 years ago and once again he showed a recent collection of 27 new works. His current works are of a personal nature inspired as a breast and pancreatic cancer patient since 2006.
In addition to his wife Donna, Tom is survived by two daughters Julia Reade of Arlington, MA and Jennifer (Reade) Bliss and her husband Timothy of Merrimack, NH; three step-daughters Kathleen (Burns) Drowne and her husband Michael of Stamford, CT, Kara (Burns) Heller and her husband Gerald of Guilford, CT and Colleen (Burns) Harrison and her husband William of Round Rock, TX; He was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren Caitlin, Megan and Sam Bliss, Annie and Jack Drowne, Thomas, Robert and Elizabeth Heller and Sarah, Kyle and Kelly Harrison; also survived by his brother Francis J. Fleming and his wife Judith of Warren, NH.
He was also brother of the late Mary Jo (Fleming) McSorley.
Tom will be remembered by family and friends for his love of art and the enjoyment that his studio provided him with purpose and solace in his later years.
In keeping in accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attended his Memorial Mass to be celebrated on Saturday morning at ST. CATHERINE of ALEXANDRIA PARISH, 107 N. Main Street in Westford at 9 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Parmenter Foundation, Inc., 400 Boston Post Road, Suite 1A, Sudbury, MA 01776. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978 or 866) 458-8768.