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Margaret J. "Meg" Randazza Print E-mail

Margaret J. "Meg" Randazza

Margaret J. "Meg" Randazza, 50, a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine, of Andover, Massachusetts, and formerly of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, January 22nd at Mass General Hospital after a long illness with cancer.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 19th, 1964, the daughter of Michelle "Mickey" (Bourgeois) Randazza and the late Joseph P. Randazza, she was mother of Juliette M. Randazza, and the widow of Wayne C. Middleton.

Meg was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame, in Tyngsboro with the class of 1982. She went on to graduate with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in computer science from Brown University.

In 2005 she received a Doctorate in Veterinarian Medicine from Tufts School of Veterinarian Medicine.

Currently, Meg was the owner and operator of Andover Mobile Vet of Andover, a home veterinarian service to many pet owners in the Merrimack Valley.

Meg had many interests among them photography and gardening.

However, Meg's greatest joy was that of being a mother to her daughter, Juliette M. Randazza of Andover, a sophomore at her alma mater, Brown University.

Besides her mother Mickey and her partner, Polly, Meg is survived by her brother Peter and his wife Trish of Rye Beach, NH, and by her loving companion Chris Cormier of Andover, MA.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Service to be held Saturday evening, January 31, 2015 at the ARLINGTON STREET CHURCH, 351 Boylston St. in Boston at 6:00 P.M. E-condolences at Those wishing to may make contributions in Meg's memory to the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 or to any charity of their choice. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F.O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.


Kathleen M. Herron Print E-mail

Kathleen M. Herron

beloved mother and grandmother;
 Kathleen M. (Mahoney) Herron, 89, of Lowell, died Sunday morning at Northwood Manor Nursing Home in Lowell.
 Born in Methuen, Massachussetts, June 5, 1925, the daughter of the late Steven and the late Mary (Gaffney) Mahone, she attended Lawrence schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School.
 Prior to her retirement from Raytheon Corporation after 30 years, Kathleen was a Quality Control Person in the supply sector.
 A passionate Red Sox and Patriot's fan, she most enjoyed the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
 Kathleen is survived by her daughter Maureen E. "Sissy" Bishop of Tyngsboro; two grandchildren Christopher J. Miller of Somerville and Paula A. Miller of Pittsfield, of NH; five great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law Kathleen Herron of Boxford, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also the mother of the late Thomas F. Herron and sister of the late Claire Morin, the late Steven Mahoney and the late William Mahoney.
 Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 6 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral Service will follow in the funeral home at 6:00 P.M. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to MSPCA, 400 Broadway St., Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 
Carol J. Ayotte Print E-mail


Carol J. Ayotte


Loving mother and grandmother, of Lowell, 61

 Carol J. (Pike) Ayotte, 61, of Lowell, died Thursday, January 22nd at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved fiancée of George J. Valkavitch who survives her.
 Born in Oakland, California, October 20, 1953, the daughter of the late Ralph Pike, Sr. and the late Gladys Pike, her family soon after moved east to Lowell and she received her education in the Lowell school system.
 Before retiring, Carol was employed as a Mixologist at the former Polaski Club and the Polish American Veterans Club both in Lowell.
 Among her many interests, Carol enjoyed cooking, bingo, playing pool and was known by many to be a “Keno Enthusiast”. She was also an avid New England sports fan, especially of the red Sox and Patriots. However, her most treasured moments were the quality times she spent with her fiancé, children and grandchildren.
 In addition to her fiancé George, Carol is survived by three daughters Shannon M. Ayotte of Amesbury, MA, Jeannette L. Bolio and her husband Brian of Westford, MA and Jennifer A. Ayotte of Nashua, NH; two step-daughters Christine Dionne and her husband Christian of Lowell, MA and Tammie Amill and her husband Ramon of Hudson, NH; six grandchildren Corey, Juan, Melieena, Brandon, Brianna and Tommy; and several nieces and nephews.
 She was also sister of the late Mary Pike, Audrey Gagne, Nancy Bobola and Ralph Pike, Jr.
 Carol’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Lowell General Hospital for the outstanding care, compassion and comfort they extended to her during her brief inpatient status there.
 Relatives and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 10:45 A.M. Saturday, January 31st. Her Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home immediately following visitation at 11 o’clock. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Care Center, c/o philanthropy office, 295 Varnum Ave, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 


George P. Triantafel Print E-mail

George P. Triantafel

 George P. Triantafel of Andover, Massachusetts, sadly, quietly and peacefully departed from our earthly home to enter into a heavenly one on Monday, January 19th.
 The beloved and devoted husband of Theda (Laganas) Triantafel, George was blessed with the gift of years, celebrating 94 birthdays and 65 years of a beautiful marriage.
 George emigrated to our United States from Greece at the age of fourteen, and quickly embraced the American culture with focused dedication, gratitude and work to realize a most successful journey. George was a devoted son of the late Peter and the late Catherine (Apostoles) Triantafel. 
 George spent his very early years in Boston before establishing residency with his family in Brattleboro, Vermont. He treasured his many years in Brattleboro and these years always remained in his heart. He was an entrepreneur, establishing the Holiday Restaurant, the heartbeat of the town welcoming friends and visitors…always with genuine warmth, a smile and sincere interest in their lives. It was his joy to reunite with growing families and college students who always visited the Holiday on their Vermont ski trips through the years. It was a reciprocal “gift” of true friendship!
 George embraced sports with a passion…a dedicated Red Sox fan, he also relaxed on the golf course.
 Reading was a source of not only information for him, but also enjoyment in many dimensions…biographies, global situations and the world of sports.
 Nature and the outside world gifted him with pleasure…tending his garden, tinkering with his antique cars and maintaining their home with meticulous care, gave him the satisfaction of accomplishment.
 George was a member of the Grand Mason Lodge of the State of Vermont and was honored for his 65 full years of devoted service.
 George will be sadly missed by his wife Theda, his brother Arthur Triantafel, two brothers bonded by heartfelt love and friendship, and his wife, Kiki, of Lynn; his sisters-in-law Olga and Toula Laganas of Lowell; Patricia Dukakis of South Natick; his brother-in-law Charles P. Sarantos of North Andover; nieces and nephews Peter Triantafel, Kathy, Elias, Kiki, and George Kostolias of Lynn; Cathy, Rick, Nicholas and Matthew Dippel of Bedford, New Hampshire; Constantine, Elizabeth, Alyssa and Christopher Sarantos of Andover; his goddaughter and niece, Anastasia, and her husband Cengiz Taskin of New York City; and Amalie Ann George of Needham.
 George was also predeceased by his loving brother Nicholas Triantafel.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday morning at the HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 62 Lewis St. in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at For those who wish, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 601 Sherman St, Canton, MA 02021  or the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 62 Lewis St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.  
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