Former longtime Dracut resident;
Helen Caravoulias, 93, died Wednesday September 3, 2014 at the Halcyon House Retirement Home in Methuen.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 2, 1921, the daughter of the late Pantelis and the late Kostoula (Maheras) Caravoulias, she was educated in the Lowell Public Schools.
In 1941, she moved to Dracut where she resided most of her life.
Prior to her retirement, Ms. Caravoulias worked as a Supervisor for Honeywell in Brighton, MA.
She was a member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell and the Ladies Philoptochos Society.
Helen is survived by four nieces Joan Dugan of North Andover; Constance Werenko of Londonderry, NH, Anna Paradis of Chelmsford, Mary Caravoulias of Andover; also a nephew Peter Caravoulias of Dracut; many grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces including her beloved Abigail and great grandnephews.
She was the sister of the late James Caravoulias, the late John Caravoulias and the late Anastasia Caravoulias.
Private Services were held at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME. Interment was at the Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences @odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – Lowell (978 or 866) 458-8768.
James P. Cronin, Sr.
James P. “Chickie” Cronin, Sr., 71, of Billerica, died Sunday, August 31st at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was the beloved husband of Sally E. (Price) Cronin with whom he celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on February 24th of this year.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 11, 1942, the son of the late John P. and the late Sabina (Doyle) Cronin, he attended Cambridge schools and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in the Class of 1961.
Before retiring, Chickie was employed as a Sales Manager with Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in Allston and Lynn, Massachusetts for over 45 years.
Among his many interests, he enjoyed playing softball and was an avid Boston sports fan. But above all else, he loved spending quality time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Sally, Chickie is survived by a daughter Karen L. Twombly of Pepperell, MA; three sons Joel P. Freeman and his wife Maureen Montgomery of Lowell, MA, James E. Cronin of Cambridge, MA and James P. Cronin, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Gaithersburg, MD; six grandchildren Robert Montgomery, Amy M. Fernandez, Keri A. Gath, Mark D. Cronin, Michael J. Cronin and Jacob K. Twombly; four great-grandchildren Evan, Ally, Ava and Vince; a sister Eileen Gallison and her husband Stan of Cocoa Beach, FL; a brother-in-law James O’Keefe of Tewksbury, MA; his best friend Buddy Graham of Billerica, MA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In keeping in accordance with his wishes, there were no calling hours and all Funeral Services were held privately with his family. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Kyle Elizabeth McGuane
Kyle Elizabeth McGuane, 32, of Lowell, died unexpectedly Thursday August 28, 2014 in Lowell.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 1981, beloved daughter of the late Barbara Lea (Dugan) McGuane and her loving father and stepmother George J. McGuane and Teri (Wilhelmi) (Murphy) McGuane, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 2000. She went on to attend Middlesex Community College.
Kyle had many passions in her life among them reading, politics, spending time by the ocean and following sports, particularly the Patriots and Red Sox.
However her real joy was family, especially her nieces and nephew.
She was a kind and thoughtful friend, strong in her beliefs, a knowledgeable debate proponent on a variety of topics and keen observer of world events. Her laugh, sense of humor and presence in daily life will be sorely missed by family members. She enjoyed an especially strong bond with her sister, Micaela.
Besides her father and stepmother, Kyle is survived by her sister Michaela C. McGuane of Somerville; a step sister Keri A. Darcy and her husband Eric of Lowell; a step brother Mike Murphy and his wife Heather of Braintree; nieces and nephew Charlotte, Maeve and Jack; her grandmother Barbara (Hill) Dugan of Brookline; her step grandmother Helen M. Wilhelmi of Weymouth; several aunts and uncles Martha M. McGuane of Lowell, Thomas F. McGuane and his wife Mary Lee of Ocean Township, NJ, Denise Sullivan, Michele Jackson, Teri Frost and her husband Dan, and Erin Casey; and her dear cousins Rachel Brindger and Tom McGuane.
She was also the granddaughter of the late George and the late Frances (Fitzgerald) McGuane and the late Ray Dugan.
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 her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH (Lower Church) at 11 o'clock. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com, Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane ((978 or 866) 458-8768
Peter Alexandris, 81, of Andover, MA, died Wednesday evening August 20, 2014 in Andover surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of the late Maria (Kostarelas) Alexandris who died July 6, 2000.
Born in Grevena, Greece, May 21, 1933, the son of the late Demetri and the late Anastatsia (Korovas) Alexandris, he attended schools in Grevena and graduated from Grevena High School in Greece.
Prior to his retirement, Peter was a mason contractor in New England where he owned and operated Glenview Masons in Lowell for over 30 years.
Peter enjoyed spending his winters in Sarasota, Florida. When in Florida he enjoyed walking on the beach and socializing with his Florida friends.
He is survived by his son Greg P. Alexandris and his wife Maria of Andover; his daughter Debbie Telios and her husband Chris of Andover; four grandsons Evan Telios, Peter Telios, Peter Alexandris and Leonides Alexandris, all of Andover.
At his request all services were held privately. E-condolences at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to St. Constantine and Helen Church, 71 Chandler Rd., Andover, MA 01810. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – in LOWELL at (978 or 866) 458-8768.