Retired Lowell High School Teacher
Michael Nestervich, age 93, of Lowell, died Tuesday October 29, 2013 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Contis) Nestervich with whom he recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on September 8th.
Mr. Nestervich was proud of his Russian heritage being a 1st born American. Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, September 13, 1920, the son of the late Ygnacy and the late Helen (Selun) Nestervich, he attended Claremont schools and was a graduate of Claremont High School, Class of 1938. Eager to further his education, he went on to graduate in 1952 from Lowell Technological Institute (now known as U/Mass Lowell) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Manufacturing. Mr. Nestervich continued with the Masters Degree Program in mathematics at Boston College.
A veteran of WW II, Mr. Nestervich proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Pharmacist’s Mate, Second Class and was the recipient of the WW II Victory Medal, the American Area Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon/Medal with 2 Stars, the Philippine Liberation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was a longtime member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell.
Before retiring, Mr. Nestervich was a mathematics teacher at Lowell High School for many years.
Among his many interests, were mathematics, science, horticulture and classical music.
In addition to his wife Mary, Mr. Nestervich is survived by a daughter Ellen Nestervich and her husband John K. Maynard of Boxford, MA; two grandchildren Anastasia and Luke Maynard also of Boxford; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Nestervich was also brother of the late Alexander Nestervich, the late Laura Cram and the late Peter Nestervich.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. Friday morning. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday morning at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in Lowell at 12:00 o’clock Noon. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Barbara J. Muller
Barbara J. (Pogue) (Neal) Muller, 60, of Lowell, died Friday, October 11th at Lowell General Hospital.
Born in Glendale, Arizona, March 26, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Roy and the late Pearl (Ellison) Pogue.
Before retiring, she was employed as a school bus driver.
Barbara is survived by a son Michael E. Neal and his fiancée Melissa LeBlanc of Lowell; a grandson Brandon E. Neal of Lowell; two brothers Roy Pogue and his wife Chris of Utah and David Pogue of Arizona; and six nieces and nephews.
There were no calling hours and all Funeral Services were held privately. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Denis Mulligan, a resident of Brookline, Massachusetts and Longwood, Enfield, County Meath, Ireland passed away peacefully on the second of September 2013 at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan in Ireland after a short illness. His funeral Mass was celebrated on September 5th at the Church of the Assumption, Longwood and he was buried in the adjoining cemetery.
He leaves behind his nephews, niece, sister-in-law and many friends in Ireland as well as many friends in the greater Boston area.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Denis on Sunday, October
13, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 5 Linden Place (corner of Harvard Street) in Brookline Village, Massachusetts.
E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.
Mary Ann Kalogianis
Mary Ann (Goulakos) Kalogianis, 76, of Andover, died Wednesday morning, October 9th at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 30, 1936, the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Joanna (Behrakis) Goulakos, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1955. Eager to further her education, she also attended the former Lowell State Teacher’s College and Suffolk University.
Before retiring, Mary Ann was employed as a Medical Lab Technician with Lowell General Hospital for many years.
She was a lifelong member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity.
Active with her church, Mary Ann was a member and past president of the Ladies of Sparta Pan Laconian Society of Lowell and the Daughters of Penelope. She was also a member of the Holy Trinity Philoptochos Society, the Hellenic Cultural Society, the Tuesday Group and AARP.
Mary Ann is survived by three daughters Donna Gerace and her husband Brian of Attleboro, MA, Tammy Tasiopoulos and her husband George of Methuen, MA and JoAnn Nikolopoulos of Nahant, MA; and five grandchildren Despina and Marianna Tasiopoulos and Theodore, Anastasia and Konstantinos Nikolopoulos.
She was also sister of the late Christos T. Goulakos and the late Peter T. Goulakos and sister-in-law of the late Ethel (Vlahakis) Goulakos.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held Friday afternoon at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at 12:30 o’clock. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Burial will follow at the Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01854 or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or www.pancan.org. . Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL - (978 or 866) 458-8768.