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Mildred K. Gagnon Print E-mail

Mildred K. Gagnon

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend;

Mildred K. (Fahey) Gagnon, 88, of Lowell, passed away peacefully at D’Youville Senior Care Center in Lowell surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday June 16, 2020.

She was the loving wife for 64 years of the late Donald P. Gagnon, Sr., who died May 27, 2019.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 4, 1931, a daughter of the late Frederick and the late Anna (Gill) Fahey, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School where she served as a Girl Officer. Mildred went on to Salem State College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education.

Prior to her role as a mother, homemaker and care giver, Mildred taught Business Administration at Westford Academy where she also coached basketball. Later in her life after her children were fully grown Mildred taught special needs children for the Lowell Public Schools.

An avid Patriots and Red Sox fan, she enjoyed cooking and reading but was at her happiest when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Mildred is survived two daughters Mary Rita Gagnon of Chelmsford and Laurie Ann Prive and her husband Mark of Hampton, NH; a son Donald P. Gagnon, Jr. and his fiancée Kathy of Nashua, NH; four grandchildren Rebecca Husmer and her husband Steve, Samuel Gagnon, Adam Prive and Mitchell Prive; a sister Mary Roark of Chelmsford; a sister-in-law Lorraine Bragan of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Frederick Fahey and the late Ann Rita Beattie.

Gagnon – Friends may call the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M. Monday June 22, 2020 followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at ST. RITA CHURCH at 12:00 NOON. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. (Appropriate social distancing protocols required by the state will be in place during all segments of the services). E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the National Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place West, Suite 230, Landover, MD 20785. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Shirley A. Mello Print E-mail

Shirley A. (McMahon) Mello

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

Shirley A. (McMahon) Mello, 86, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully Monday June 8, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.

She was the loving wife of the late Leo Mello, Sr. who died in 1996.

Born on May 22, 1934 in Lowell, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Francis and the late Irene (Johnson) McMahon, she attended Lowell schools and Lowell High School.

For over 30 years, Shirley worked at Raytheon in South Lowell until her   retirement as a tester in 1995.

Shirley loved puzzles and had many interests but her greatest joy was when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren and great granddaughter.

She is survived by two daughters Gail A. Bruce of Pelham, NH and Donna M. Mulrenan and her husband James of Melrose; a son Leo Mello, Jr. and his wife Kimberly of North Chelmsford; four grandchildren Kathryn A. Ryan, Matthew L. Ryan, Kaleigh Doyle and her husband Patrick and Christopher Mulrenan and his wife Christa Carceo; a great granddaughter Leah Rose Doyle; two sisters Esther Peavey of Tewksbury and Irene Shaughnessy of Lowell; a brother Robert McMahon of Lowell; a sister-in-law Cindy McMahon of Dracut; many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was also the grandmother of the late Scott F. Silva and sister of the late Francis “Mac” McMahon, the late Beverly Flood, the late Rita Burk, the late George McMahon and the later Gerald McMahon.

Due to the Covid 19 state and federal restrictions a Private Graveside service was held for the family at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. A Memorial Funeral Mass for Shirley will be held at a later date when everyone may attend that will be announced. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society of Greater Lowell, 3 Speen St., Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.

Amalea "Emily" Karayianis Print E-mail

Amalea “Emily” Karayianis

Loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend;

Amalea "Emily " Karayianis, 97, of Lowell passed away peacefully on  Sunday June 7, 2020.

She was the beloved wife for 64 happy years of the late William Karayianis who died in 2012.

Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1923, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Koula Linardos, she was raised in Newburyport MA and was a graduate of Newburyport High School.

Emily went onto Burdett Business School in Lynn, MA.

Prior to her retirement, she was a tax examiner for the U.S. Government with the Internal Revenue Service for many years.

A member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, Emily was active with the Ladies Philoptochos Society of her church. 

She is survived by her daughter Sharon Karayianis, M.D. of Hawaii; her son Charles Karayianis of Lowell; and her beloved granddaughter Amelia Karayianis of Worcester, MA.

Amalea was predeceased by her sisters Despina Linardos, Oreanthe Dimakis and Mary Lazares.

Due to the Covid – 19 state and federal restrictions, her Funeral Service will be private with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newburyport, MA. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at a later date to be announced. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneral; Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL – (978) – 458-8768.

Patricia M Wagner-Montminy Print E-mail

Patricia M. Wagner-Montminy

Counselor at Law, and former reporter for the Lowell Sun;

Attorney Patricia M. Wagner-Montminy, 71, originally from Dracut, Massachusetts, and a member of a widely known Greater Lowell family, died suddenly on Saturday May 30, 2020 at her home in Sterling, Massachusetts after a long battle with Pompe Disease and other medical issues.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 20, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Walter and the late Alice (Mullen) Wagner. Pat was a graduate of Dracut High School, Class of 1966 and went on to attend Northeastern University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1971. Following college, Pat began an over 20-year career in journalism as a reporter for the Lowell Sun until the early 1990’s.
She received her Juris Doctorate in Law from the Massachusetts School of Law in 1993, and upon graduation opened a private firm and practiced in Middlesex and Worcester Counties. Within her practice she specialized in criminal defense and family law, and often worked with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services, where she was passionate in defending the rights of the underprivileged, children, and marginalized individuals.
A woman of many interests, Pat loved traveling, westerns, and history; she was considered the family historian. In addition, she was an accomplished artist, painting many watercolor paintings.
She is survived by her pride and joy, her daughter Sara W. (Montminy) Paquette and a loving grandson Richard Walter Paquette, both of Northborough; and many beloved cousins.
Due to the COVID-19 state and federal restrictions, a private Graveside Service was held on Friday June 5th at St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. A memorial Mass for Pat will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the American Cancer Society. E-condolences at Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.

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