Obituaries Notices
Eric P. Hanson Print E-mail

Eric P. Hanson

A loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend;

Eric P. Hanson, 45, of Lowell, a well-known local business and community leader, passed away unexpectedly on Friday June 8, 2018.

He was the beloved husband of Jennifer (Maguire) Hanson, who survives him.

Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, January 26, 1973, the beloved son of Eric W. “Rick” and Martha (Reardon) Hanson, he attended Chelmsford Schools and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School.

Eric graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1995 as an Academic All American and Captain of the Golf Team. He continued his studies at American University attaining a Master’ Degree in Corporate Public Communications

After his time in Washington, he came home to join his father and family in business and eventually became the President and COO of the D.J. Reardon Company.

Following the transfer of the company, Eric, an entrepreneur by nature, founded the KLIN Groupe, a successful spirits and wine company which later expanded to include cigars. As Executive Chairman, he created and introduced Hammer and Sickle Vodka, which was made in Russia, to the U.S. Market. He later followed that up with wine, cigar and rum products under the umbrella of the KLIN Groupe in Lowell.

A highly respected businessman, Eric served as a Trustee and member of the Investment Committee of Circle Health, as a Corporator of Lowell Five Bank, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro and a past board member of the Lowell Plan. 

Active in the Greater Lowell charitable and civic community, he was a former Chairman of the Board and Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell. A philanthropist at heart, he and his family supported several non-profit organizations throughout Greater Lowell.

A member of Vesper Country Club, he had a passion and skill for golf and enjoyed playing with his father, his daughters and his friends and was a member of several Lowell City Golf Teams. 

A kind, generous and thoughtful person, with a sometimes irreverent sense of humor, Eric will be deeply missed by those who knew him best.

Besides his wife and parents, Eric, a dedicated and loving father, is survived by his two daughters Caroline E. Hanson and Ella M. Hanson both of Lowell, students at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro; his sister Dr. Ellen M. Hanson and her husband Jamie Hawes of Hingham; his nephew Kai S. Hawes and niece Zoë E. Hawes both of Hingham; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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 his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 11 o’clock followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, 657 Middlesex St., Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.


Joyce E. (Haley) Antonopoulos Print E-mail

Joyce E. (Haley) Antonopoulos

Lovingly Remembered

LOWELL – Joyce E. (Haley) Antonopoulos, 88, a longtime resident of Dracut passed away peacefully on May 29, 2018.  She was the beloved wife of 59 years to the late Socrates “Soc” Antonopoulos, who died on January 16, 2010.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 30, 1930, a daughter of the late Allan Haley and the late Vivian (Stuart) (Haley) Cooney, Joyce grew up in the Acre section of Lowell and attended Lowell schools. She was a 1948 graduate of Lowell High School and worked at Anton’s Cleaners on Broadway. After marrying her soul mate, Socrates, they enjoyed traveling together and spending time at their home on Singer Island in Florida.

In her lifetime, Joyce was a devoted wife, daughter, sister and aunt. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

Joyce is survived by a sister, Betty Sarantakis of Lowell, MA, a brother, Fred Haley of North Chelmsford, and a brother-in-law Arthur Anton, Sr., of North Andover. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their extended families: Charles Anton and his wife, Tami Anton of Lincoln, MA, Arthur Anton, Jr. and his wife, Nina Anton of Carlisle, MA, Diane Wilmot and her husband, Gunnar Wilmot of Bronxville, NY, Susan Pasanen and her husband, Dr. Wayne Pasanen of North Andover, MA, Michael Sarantakis and his wife, Angela Sarantakis of Lowell, MA, Pola Roumeliotis and her husband, Lou Roumeliotis of Peabody, MA, Ellen Joan Amick and her husband, Tom Amick of Holden, MA, Charles J. Anton and his wife, Virginia Anton of Westford, MA and David Haley and his wife Michelle of Hudson, NH.

She was also predeceased by her brother Allan Haley, Jr. and her nephew Stephen Sarantakis.

Private funeral services were held recently at Joyce’s request. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 62 Lewis Street, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell.



Mary D. (Monahan) La Bay Print E-mail

Mary D. (Monahan) La Bay

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt

 Mary D. (Monahan) La Bay, 100, of Lowell died peacefully Monday morning, June 4 at Prescott House in North Andover.  She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph N. La Bay who died September 29, 1999.
 Born in Lowell, MA October 10, 1917, the daughter of the late Peter H. and the late Mary (Donohoe) Monahan, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School 1935.  An avid Girl Scout, she attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  Eager to pursue a career in teaching, she went on to graduate from Lowell Teachers' College in 1939.
 Before retiring, Mary was employed as an elementary school teacher in Tewksbury, MA.  She previously taught in Lowell and Newark, VT for over 30 years.
 Mary was a 100 year parishioner of St. Margaret Church in Lowell.
 Mary had many interests, the most important being with her family, especially her daughters, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a member of the UMass Lowell Alumnae Association and the Middlesex Women’s Club.
 Mary is survived by three daughters Judith N. Zanni of Tewksbury, MA, Michelle M. Gugliuzza and her husband Stanley Sliwowsky of Lawrence, MA and Ruthann Marston and her husband William of Andover, MA; three granddaughters Karen Dickinson and her husband Jason of Stoneham, MA, Bridget Zanni of Tewksbury, MA and Lauren Gugliuzza and her partner Thomas Phelps of Dover, NH; two grandsons Anthony Gugliuzza and his wife Kristen of Windham, ME and Stephen Zanni and his wife Joanna of Huntersville, NC; five great-grandchildren Anthony, Sophia, Stephen, Owen and Gianmarco; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also the sister of the late John D. Monahan.
 The La Bay family wishes to recognize the skills and compassion of the entire Prescott House family and thank them for their care and love.
 Family and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. on Friday followed by her Funeral Mass at the ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 12 o’clock noon. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care, 790 Turnpike St, Suite 302, North Andover, MA 01845. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

Dorothy (Petroules) Ouellette Print E-mail


Dorothy (Petroules) Ouellette

loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend

Dorothy (Petroules) Ouellette, 92, of Lowell, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 30th at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell. She was the beloved wife of the late Emery L. Ouellette.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 16, 1926, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Aphrodite (Tsanopoulos) Petroules, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. 

Before retiring, Dorothy was employed as a Central Supply Technician for St John’s Hospital (now known as Lowell General Hospital – Saint’s Campus) for over 15 years. Previously, she worked at Raytheon Corporation in South Lowell.

A longtime member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Lowell, she was active with the Philoptochos Society.

Dorothy is survived by two sons Charles L. “Chuck” Ouellette and his wife Sharon of Chelmsford, MA and Lawrence N. Ouellette of Westford, MA; a granddaughter Amy T. Ouellette; two grandsons Nicholas L. Ouellette and Robert C. Ouellette; one sister Arlene Arguoyan  of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister of the late Georgia Mitides, Anne Mercier, Polly Ottariano, Michael Petroules, James Petroules, Peter Petroules and Theodore Petroules.  Also the mother-in-law to the late Lori (O'Neil) Ouellette. 

Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 1 to 5 P.M. on Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be celebrated on Monday morning at the HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in Lowell at 11:00AM.  Burial to follow in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011. Washington, D.C. 20090-6011. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.


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