Obituaries Notices
Mary C. Driscoll Print E-mail

 

Mary C. Driscoll

 
Lifelong resident of the Acre, 97
 
 Mary C. Driscoll, 97, a lifelong resident of the Acre Section of Lowell, died Thursday morning, July 16th at Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 17, 1917, a daughter of the late Mortimer and the late Margaret (Nolan) Driscoll, she attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of St. Patrick Girl’s High School in the Class of 1936.
 Before retiring, Mary was employed as a Burler and Quality Control Inspector at Merrimack Mills in Lowell for over 20 years.
 Active with St. Patrick Church in Lowell, Mary was a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality as well as the League of Catholic Women and St. Patrick’s School Alumnae.
 Mary is survived by a brother-in-law Francis Zipps of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
 She was also sister of the late Margaret Zipps, Daniel J. Driscoll, John J. Driscoll, Helen F. Driscoll, Anna Bergholm and Richard A. Driscoll.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Saturday. Her Funeral Mass will immediately follow at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Patrick Church Building Fund, 282 Suffolk Street, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 

 
James A. Chamberas Print E-mail

James A. Chamberas

Local property manager and well known track and field coach
 
 James A. Chamberas, 71, of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 12th at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was the beloved husband of Barbara R. (Sherwood) Chamberas who survives him and with whom he celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on December 29, 2014. 
 Born in Xerokámpion, Greece, July 30, 1943, a son of the late Fr. Athanasios E. and the late Artemis G. (Vlogiannitis) Chamberas, following his family’s immigration to the United States, he attended Poughkeepsie, New York schools and was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School in the Class of 1961. Eager to further his education, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education at Springfield College in Springfield, MA in 1965 and then a Master’s Degree in Administration and Organization at George Williams College.  
 Jim was owner and operator of Homtec Realty in Chelmsford. Previously, he was a longtime Assistant Coach of Track & Field Throwing Events at Chelmsford High School, Westford Academy and Phillips Academy.
 Among his many passions, Jim was the Founder and President of the Twilight Throwers in Chelmsford where he will fondly be remembered as Competitor, Coach, Official, Meet Director, Father, Husband and Friend. According to their Facebook post, Jim's motto will live with them forever...."THROW as FAR as you can, whenever you can, for as long as you can!”
 He was also a member of the YMCA World Service Division having created a camp for local youth in Beirut, Lebanon.
 In addition to his wife Barbara, Jim is survived by a son Michael A. Chamberas of Needham, MA; a daughter Christina Burndrett and her husband Robb of Tyngsboro, MA; a granddaughter Alexandra R. Burndrett of Tyngsboro; two brothers George A. Chamberas and his wife Cynthia of Salem, MA and Fr. Peter A. Chamberas of Hebron, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday morning at the ASSUMPTION of the VIRGIN MARY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in Dracut at 10:30 o’clock. Burial to follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Chelmsford. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Cardiovascular Genetics Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Attn: Julia Viegas, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 
Ann-Louise Brox Print E-mail

Ann–Louise Brox

Beloved, sister, aunt and cousin;

Ann–Louise Brox, 78, of North Chelmsford, a member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died peacefully Monday June 29th at Tidewell Hospice House in Venice, Florida with her family by her side.
 
Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, September 5, 1936, the daughter of the late George and the late Gladys A. (Raimo) Brox, she attended Hudson, MA schools. She went on to graduate from Becker College in Worcester with an Associates Degree in Accounting. Ann–Louise was employed for over fifty four years at Brox Industries in Dracut, a family business, where she served as Director, Treasurer and Clerk of the company.

 A member of a large family, Ann-Louise was often referred to as the keeper of the family history.  Incredibly devoted to her parents, she especially cherished the time she spent with family and friends.

 She also enjoyed travelling with her many friends, baking and her book club.

 Ann-Louise is survived by her sister Marilyn (Brox)(Stevenson) Hagerstrom and her husband Kenneth of Venice, FL ; a brother Stephen Brox and his wife  Martha of Manchester, MA; uncles Raymond Brox and his wife Dorothea of Dracut and Anthony Raimo of Lynn; aunt Eleanor Brox of Chelmsford; sister-in-law Vicky Brox of Florida; eight nieces and nephews Robert Stevenson and his wife Alexis, Amy Stevenson, Jessica Chapman and her husband Tim, Melanie Brox, Katherine Brox Down and her husband Phillip, Lindsay Brox Tencza  and her husband Dan, Hallie Brox, Abagail Brox and many great nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also the sister of the late George C. Brox.

Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. MARY CHURCH in CHELMSFORD at 11 o’clock. Committal Services will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell.  E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Tidewell Hospice House, 210 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL, 34293. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
Janet P. Frawley Print E-mail

 

Janet P. Frawley

Well known businesswomen, champion of cancer research fundraising, 56;

TEWKSBURY - Janet P. (Phaneuf) Frawley, 56, of Tewksbury, beloved wife of David F. Frawley, died peacefully Wednesday, July 1st 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a long illness, during which time she never gave up.

Born in Lowell, November 17, 1958, Janet was the daughter of the late Raymond V. and the late Diane E. (Cullinan) Phaneuf, whom she deeply missed until the day she passed away.  A graduate of Dracut High School in the Class of 1976, she went on to graduate from Castle Junior College in Windham, NH and Lesley College in Cambridge, MA.

A self-employed owner and sales manager for Diamond Business Products of Dracut, she enjoyed the many challenges of being a business owner.

Janet loved spending time with her family and friends, going for hikes in the White Mountains, traveling to New York City for Broadway shows, and enjoying quiet times relaxing at the beach.  She was an avid runner having completed both the Boston and New York Marathons.  Her more recent pursuits included watercolor painting, swimming at the Lowell YMCA, and working in her garden. 

For many years Janet dedicated her time to several charitable organizations.  She raised funds for the research laboratory of Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson, MD at the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute in Boston. Additionally, she frequently donated platelets for 15-years at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, and attended numerous Annual Team-20 Brunches hosted by the Kraft Family.  Janet and her husband established a fundraising Team called the Platelet Peddlers and personally lead the group during many Pan Mass Challenge 200-mile bike rides from Sturbridge to Provincetown, MA. The Team continues to participate in the PMC race to this day under their new name Patriots Platelet Peddlers.  Janet formerly sat on the Boards of Directors of The Visiting Nurses Association of Lowell (now known as Circle Home), the Washington Savings Bank of Lowell, and the Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell. She worked tirelessly organizing many fundraising events for these programs.

Janet is survived by her loving husband of 20 years––David and her stepchildren; Catherine and Jay McCloy of Newburyport; Kelly Gilet of Westford; and David and Jennifer Frawley, Jr. of Defiance, MO; and her grandchildren; Dylan and Meredith McCloy; Mitchell and Paige Gilet.  She will be dearly missed by her devoted sister Melody Phaneuf of Gloucester and her partner, Martha DiMeo; her brothers Professor Raymond Phaneuf and his wife Cristina of College Park, Maryland, and Rome, Italy and John E. Phaneuf and his wife Lee Ann (Booze) of Dracut; and many nieces and nephews John Jr. and his daughter Mia, Sara and her son Joey, and Jessica, and Thomas.  Janet will be affectionately remembered and greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her, including the Farrell family.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation at the Family Residence, 1423 Andover St. in TEWKSBURY from 3 to 8 P.M. Friday. A Memorial Mass will be will celebrated on Saturday July 11th at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) in Lowell at 10:30 A.M. Committal Services will take place at a later date. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hepatology Education and Research Fund, c/o Dr. David E. Cohen, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, , HIM Bldg, Room 941, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

 

 

 


 

 
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