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Sol E. O’Farrill Ocasio Print E-mail

Sol E. O’Farrill Ocasio

Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend,

Sol E. O’Farrill Ocasio, 72, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Friday evening October 6, 2023, at her home.

Born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on August 1, 1951, the daughter of the late Enrique O’Farrill and the late Hilda Ocasio, she received her education in Puerto Rico.

Prior to her retirement, Sol worked as a police officer in Puerto Rico and later as a housekeeper at the VA Medical Hospital in Bedford, MA. She was also the proud owner of SOWY’s Bakery in Lowell, Massachusetts for 16 years.

Sol was a person of many interests and enjoyed spending time with her loved ones, baking, and watching her favorite show, "La Comay." Besides being a hardworking lady, she possessed a caring spirit and was always ready to help others. Although strong-willed, she had a big heart and a great sense of humor. She was loyal, brave, and generous.

Sol will always be remembered for the immense love she shared with her family and friends. Anyone who knew her could attest to her love for each and every one of them. She made an impact on many lives. When her time came, she faced it with dignity and strength, surrounded by love. She will be deeply and forever missed.

She is survived by a daughter: Omayra L. Marcano of Dracut, MA; a son Walter Agosto Jr. and his wife Linda Nom of Lowell, MA; three grandchildren Kiara L. Gonzalez, Christian Chan, and Yarimar Gonzalez; two great-grandchildren Jael Corporan, and Isac Mieses; two sisters Maria Ocasio and her husband Freddy Rivera, Maria O’Farrill; many nieces and nephews also survive her.

She was the mother of the late Yajaira Gonzalez.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET STREET, LOWELL on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Committal will be held privately for the family. E-condolences/directions at Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell Jr. (978)-458-8768.



Geraldine L. Halpin Print E-mail

Geraldine L. Halpin

Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother;

Geraldine L. "Gerry" (Healey) Halpin, 93, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, formerly of Goldens Bridge, New York, passed away on Saturday September 16, 2023 in Florida.

She was born March 8, 1930 in New Rochelle, New York, to the late James and the late Kathleen (McGuire) Healey.

Gerry is survived by her children, Kathleen McCarthy (John McCarthy) and Kevin Halpin (Melanie Goff). She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Sean McCarthy and Kathleen  Kelleher (McCarthy), and five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Alexa McCarthy, Finnegan, Brady, and Reagan Kelleher, and her nieces and nephews Thomas, Neal, Peggy and Patricia Fitzgerald, Joan Riley and Eileen Elliott.

Relatives and friends are respectively invited to attend her Memorial Mass which will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023 at St. Michael Church, 9 Lincoln St., Exeter, New Hampshire at 10 o'clock. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Portsmouth, NH. E-condolences at  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Concern Worldwide. Arrangements are by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME  - LOWELL - MA - (978) 458-8768.

Barbara A. (Zunka) Flaherty Print E-mail

Barbara A. (Zunka) Flaherty

Beloved mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and aunt;

Barbara A. (Zunka) Flaherty, 97, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 27, 2023, at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, MA.

She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Flaherty, Sr.

Born in Lowell, MA, on January 10, 1926, the daughter of the late John and the late Julia (Greska) Zunka, she was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1943 and was a Lieutenant with the LHS Girl Officers. Later, she attended Katherine Gibbs School in Boston, Class of 1945.


Prior to her retirement, Barbara worked as a Technician at UMASS Lowell for over 20 years.

Barbara is survived by three children: John J. “Jay” Flaherty, Jr. and his wife Mary of Tewksbury, MA, Lee Flaherty of Lowell, MA, Kerry Scott and her husband David of Chelmsford, MA; four grandchildren Kelly (Flaherty) Wall and her husband Michael of Methuen, MA, Patrick Flaherty of Tewksbury, MA, Laura (Scott) Nordengren and her husband Conor of Littleton, MA, Ellery (Scott) Colliton and her husband Patrick of Georgetown, MA; six great-grandchildren Sean, Rylee, Nolan, Grace, Rose and Walker; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Patricia J. Flaherty and the sister of the late John Zunka.

Private Funeral Services were already held for the family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN, 38101. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL - (978) 458-8768.

Lewis Thomas Koravos Print E-mail

Lewis Thomas Koravos

Lewis Thomas Koravos peacefully passed on September 2nd, 2023, surrounded by his loving family in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Lewis was born on July 15, 1948, in Lowell Massachusetts to the late Thomas and the late Stella (Martakos) Koravos. Lewis and his sister, Olivia, grew up in Andover, Massachusetts helping at the family business, Ford’s Coffee Shop and Lewis quarterbacking for the Andover High School Football Team.

After graduating in the class of 1967, Lewis threw himself into the social movements and music scene of the late 60s - witnessing some of the seminal rock performances of Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane and culminating in Woodstock 1969.

Lewis moved to Lake Forest, Illinois following his marriage to Ann Strenger in 1970 and entered the Strenger family plumbing and heating business and its offshoot, Perfection Equipment. He travelled to every state in the Union and extensively through Latin America and the Middle East with Perfection.

Lewis met Lori LeNoble in 1980 and they were married from 1986 to 1991. They lived together in Knollwood, Illinois, travelling and spending time in Florida while Lewis continued working for Perfection and Lori in the film industry. Facilitated by Lori, Lewis famously played a paramedic alongside Chuck Norris in the film Code of Silence.

Latterly, Lewis gave himself up to his love of cars and started North Shore 41 Auto Sales followed by Best Buy Auto in North Chicago, which he ran until 2018. For several years Lewis and his daughters ran an eventful, seasonal fireworks stand as an ingenious way to put his youngest daughter through college.

In 1997 Lewis met Debra Richardson and they resided together in Wadsworth, Illinois. Debra’s son, Dallas Richardson, was his solid carer and companion through the final months of his life.

To everyone who knew Lewis, they may remember him as Lewe or Lou or Louie. Many remember him as charismatic and a larger-than-life character who endeared himself to everyone. He embraced people from all walks of life and was a committed part of AA for over 30 years sponsoring over 100 people, helping make sure they had a friend and someone on their side. He was incredibly forgiving and regularly voiced that everyone deserved happiness despite their flaws and mistakes in life.

Lewis was a much loved and now a sorely missed member of the Koravos Family, the Sintros Family, the Strenger Family, the LeNoble Family and the Richardson Family.

He is survived by his three children Jessica Koravos, Elizabeth Koravos, Brendan Koravos and his five grandchildren Alexander O’Donovan, Scarlett O’Donovan, Olympia Koravos Jokat , Zachery and Sofia Koravos and his great grandchild Aubrie Koravos. He is also survived by sister Olivia Sintros and brother-in-law Spiros Sintros and his nephews Michael, Steven and Christopher Sintros and their families as well as by his Aunt Mary Koravos and many cousins.

Relatives and friends may attend his Visitation on Monday September 18, 2023, at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 25 FR. JOHN SARANTOS WAY in LOWELL from 9:30 to 10:45 A.M. followed by his Funeral Service in the Church at 11 o’clock. Burial to follow at the West Parish Cemetery in Andover. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his name to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.





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