Marion R. Mello
retired Chelmsford school teacher, 86
Marion R. Mello, 86, of Lowell, died Thursday evening, June 5th at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 29, 1928, the daughter of the late Charles and the late Gloriana (Machado) Mello, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1946. Eager to further her education, she went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Lowell State Teacher’s College and a Master’s Degree in Education from Fitchburg State Teacher’s Collge.
Before retiring, Marion was employed by the Town of Chelmsford for over 45 years as an elementary school teacher and later as a special education teacher.
Among her many activities, Marion was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, the Retired State, County And Municipal Employees Association Of Mass, Inc in Boston and the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality at St. Margaret Church in Lowell. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting, embroidering, needlework and cross country skiing. She had a love for animals, especially her cats TJ, Shady, Cissy, Molly and Artie. She also loved spending her summers at her home she had built on Prince Edward Island in Canada.
Marion is survived by her cousin and godchild Sandra L. Anderson and her husband William of Shirley, MA; their children Wendy L. Collins and her husband Scott of Townsend, MA, Sean D. Fleming and his wife Becky of Northbridge, MA and Kendra L. Fleming of Fitchburg, MA; her step-sister Joan T. Arcand and her husband Roland of Lowell, MA; their children Michael S. Arcand and his late wife Agnes of Hudson, NH, Paul D. Arcand and his wife Sandra of Dracut, MA and Ann Marie Arcand of Lowell, MA.
She was also predeceased by her cousin and best friend Dorothy Machado Pillsbury.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 10 A.M. Monday morning. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Monday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10:30 o’clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats, P.O. Box 142, Lunenburg, MA 01462. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Larry Dean Glenn
Larry Dean Glenn, 52, formerly of New Bedford, MA but a resident of Lowell for the past 45 years, died Tuesday, June 3rd at Lowell General Hospital.
Born in Shelby, North Carolina, December 23, 1961, the son of the late James A. and the late Mary Ruth (Allison) Glenn, he received his early education in the Lowell school system.
Most recently, Larry was serving as an Attendant at the New England Pentecostal Ministry in Pelham, New Hampshire.
Larry is survived by a daughter LeShanta Fisher of Lowell; a son Larry D. Fisher of Florida; a grandson Kamarri Fisher of Lowell; six sisters Clementine D. McSwain and her husband David, Charlene Jackson and her husband James and Vanessa Glenn all of Lowell, Marie Glenn of Tampa, FL and Ornethia Jean and Brenda Allison of Lowell; three brothers James Glenn, Jr. and Steve Glenn of Lowell and Charles E. Glenn of Lexington, KY; an aunt Etta Choate of Lowell; two uncles David Allison of Asheboro, NC and Howard Allison of Lowell; a godson Danarje Williams; and a special friend Claudette Grant.
There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service to be held Wednesday morning, June 11, 2014 at the New England Pentecostal Church, 955 Bridge St, Pelham, NH 03076 at 11 o’clock. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Retired Clothing Stitcher and Floor Supervisor,
Mary (Contis) Nestervich, age 93, of Lowell, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA. She was the beloved wife of Michael Nestervich, a Lowell High School mathematics teacher, who predeceased her October 29, 2013. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary September 8, 2013.
Mrs. Nestervich was proud of her Greek roots, being a 1st born American. Born in Lowell, June 6, 1920, the daughter of the late Elias and late Anastasia (Ioannou aka Ioannes) Contis, she attended Lowell Public Schools and graduated Lowell High School as Salutatorian in 1940.
Mrs. Nestervich made a career in the textile and garment industry of Lowell, being strongly encouraged by family to work, versus further her education. Working in a handful of related companies, she started out briefly as a “bobbin-girl” in her early teens, to later join her older sister and mentor, as a stitcher at Jampa Inc. of Lowell. As happened with many United States Companies and employees, Mrs. Nestervich was caught up in the World War II war efforts, and she served her country by sewing various support equipment (parachutes) and apparel (leather jackets) for the American Armed Forces. After taking a brief time off to raise a daughter, she returned to the work force in the early-sixties, and spent a majority of her career as a Floor Supervisor at Jay Dress, managing well over 100 designers, cutters, stitchers, and other support personnel, until its closure in the mid-seventies.
Mrs. Nestervich was a longtime member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church of Lowell, being a member of the Philoptochos Society and Daughters of Penelope.
Among her interests, were sewing, needlecrafts, and cooking. The true joy of her life, however, was found in the love of her grandchildren.
Mrs. Nestervich is survived by her 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.
Mrs. Nestervich was also the sister of the late George Contis and the late Stavroula “Stella” Tournas.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Thursday morning. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Thursday morning at the TRANSFIGURATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, those interested may make contributions in her memory to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Father John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Mary E. (Armstrong) Theodoros
Mary E. (Armstrong) Theodoros, of Lowell, MA and Hampton NH, age 89, died on May 27, 2014 in Lowell. She was the wife of the late George P. Theodoros, a prominent business man, to whom she was lovingly married for more than 57 years.
Born in Lowell on April 18, 1925, she was the Daughter of the late Joseph R. Armstrong and Margaret A. (Moloney) Armstrong. She attended St. Peter’s School and graduated from Lowell High School. She studied drawing at the Lowell Technological Institute before training at Saint John’s Hospital School of Nursing.
During World War II she worked at Ft. Devens as a nurses’ aide. Later she played a vital role in helping the WWII effort by working as a stitcher at the Lowell Parachute Factory.
While raising her children, Mary remained active in the community. Her service included membership in the PTA’s of the Morey and Daley Schools and volunteership at the Morey School library. She was a Girl Scout Troup Leader during the 60’s helping many young women earn many scout badges. She was gifted with exceptional artistic talents and creative abilities which she enjoyed teaching to younger generations. In the 80’s she volunteered in the Oncology Department at Saint John’s Hospital (later named Saints’ Memorial). She was a lifetime member of the Ladies of Saint John’s and the League of Catholic Women, and a former member of the Vesper Country Club. She loved Hampton Beach and throughout her life she spent as much time as she could enjoying the salt air and sunshine from her deck and while tending to her stunning flower garden there. She loved music, ballroom dancing, and hostessing gatherings for her family and friends. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, especially Tom Brady. Her sparkling blue Irish eyes, big smile and special love will be deeply missed.
Mary is survived by her 4 devoted children and their spouses, Karin Theodoros, Esq. and husband, Andrew Zaroulis, Esq. of Tewksbury, Patrick Theodoros and wife, Pamela of Lowell, Barbara (Theodoros) King and husband, Paul of Reading, and Christine (Theodoros) Hungate and her husband, Jay, of Lowell. She is also survived by six grandchildren and their spouses: Matt Theodoros and his wife, Molly, Kate Theodoros, Pete Theodoros, Nolan King, Olivia Hungate, Fiona Hungate; four loving siblings and their spouses: Eileen O’Brien, Margaret Armstrong, Paul Armstrong and his wife, Maureen, and Donna Armstrong, many deeply loved in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews, and her very devoted friends, John and Joanne Parent. She was the oldest sister of Joseph Armstrong, and Rita Armstrong, and the step daughter of Mary Estelle (Stella) (Fahey) Armstrong, all of whom predeceased her and whom she deeply loved and missed.
Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday afternoon at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 1 o’clock. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Mary Theodoros to: D’Youville Senior Care Foundation, Inc., 981 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.