Joseph Zaher, 81
Joseph Lewis Zaher, 81, a former resident of Lowell, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, MA.
Mr. Zaher was born Oct. 29, 1932 in Lowell, MA to the late Lewis M. and the late Naema (Saab) Zaher.
He graduated from Lowell High School and later served two years active duty in the U. S. Navy.
Joseph worked for several years at the Lowell Sun as a Linotype machinist. He later worked as a shipper for 19 years at BASF in Burlington, MA.
He was an active Duckpin bowler, YMCA handball player, and challenge square dancer.
Joseph is survived by his sister Jenny Yeroshefsky of Hyattsville, MD and his sister Ethel Habib of West Roxbury, MA as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Mary R. Galotta, Alice Woods, Thomas Zaher, Mabel Kalil, Florence LaCourture, and Ernie Zaher.
Relatives and friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 10:30 AM on Saturday immediately followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home. Burial at Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make donations in his memory to ASPCA (www.aspca.org), Mspca (www.mspca.org) or the Lowell Humane Society (www.lowellhumanesociety.org) because Mr. Zaher was devoted to his cat, Dolly. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
April A. Peltier
April A. Peltier, 40, of Lowell, died Sunday, February 9th at the Town & Country Nursing Home in Lowell.
Born in Canada, December 10, 1973, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and the late Nellie (Tomblin) Peltier.
Most recently, April was employed in the Housekeeping Department at the Doubletree Hotel in Lowell.
April is survived by two sons David L. Peltier and his wife Amy and George Hood, Jr. all of Lowell; three brothers Dywane Peltier and his wife Amy of Dracut, Sterling Peltier and his wife Michelle of Lowell and Danny Peltier of Canada; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Joseph W. Peltier who died June 4, 2013.
Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher for her Memorial Visitation from 10:30 A.M. to 12 noon on Friday immediately followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home. Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Teresa D. Cardenas
Proud mother and grandmother;
Teresa D. Cardenas, 56, of Tyngsboro, died Thursday, February 6th at her home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved partner of Mario Echeverria who survives her.
Born in Ecuador, November 25, 1957, she was the daughter of Miguel Cardenas and Ines Inca.
Among her many enjoyments, Teresa especially loved spending time with her family.
In addition to her partner and parents, Teresa is survived by a daughter Elaine Silvana Vejar and her husband Evangelos Poulopoulos of Lowell; two sons Jorge E. Vejar and Patricio N. Vejar, both of Ecuador; four grandchildren Kamila, Sebastian, Ariana and Emily; two sisters Nelly Cardenas and Rosa Cardenas, both of Ecuador; and four brothers Alberto Cardenas, Efren Cardenas, Olimpo Cardenas and Milton Cardenas all of Ecuador.
She was also sister of the late Cesar Cardenas and the late William Cardenas.
Friends may call the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday followed by her Funeral Mass at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445-9924. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Nancy K. Geary
Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Nancy (Kelley) Geary, "Younger than Spring time," died peacefully at her home on Saturday January 25, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the devoted wife of William C. Geary; they were married for 59 years, living happily in Lowell, Massachusetts where they raised their six children.
Nancy’s husband, children and grandchildren were the very core of her being. She was also a true adventure-seeker who refused to acknowledge any barriers in her life. Nancy loved sports, especially sailing, swimming, tennis, golf, and anything else that involved an opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends. Nancy was cherished by her children and grandchildren; she was a teacher and mentor; and a true friend.
Nancy was born in Medford, MA, the daughter of the late Thomas and the late Mary (Kelly) Kelley. She graduated from Medford High School and Regis College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.
After college, Nancy worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) in Washington as a code interpreter and later taught at Wilmington High School. She resumed her career at Lowell Adult Education, where her kindness, intelligence and passion for the underdog helped her assist many newcomers to this country. She loved teaching at Adult Ed and her students adored her.
She was a dedicated communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell.
Besides her husband, Nancy is survived by her children: William C Geary III and his wife Kathleen (Cole) Geary of Andover , Catherine M Geary and Heinz D. Meyer, Stephen B Geary and his wife Ellen (McCabe) Geary, John C Geary and his wife Beth (Lynch) Geary, and Nancy Geary Funaro and her husband Francis Funaro, all of Lowell. Additionally, Nancy is survived by her 10 loving grandchildren; Caitlin (Geary) Baggeroer and her husband Mark, Sean Geary, Jennifer Geary, Anna Geary-Meyer, Meghan Geary, Henry Funaro, Matthew Geary, Nora Funaro, Bridget Geary, and Jack Geary.
Nancy is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy (Kelley) Hogan and her husband Daniel of Medford and Eleanor (Kelley) Freeley and her husband Paul of Danvers, as well as her sisters-in-law Marie Geary of Nashua, NH, Marie (Geary) Donovan and her husband George of Rye, NH, Dorothea Kelley of Santa Barbara, Ca, Virginia Geary of Michigan.
Nancy was the loving mother of the late Joseph P. Geary who died October 21, 1986.
She was also the sister of the late Neil Kelley, and the sister-in-law of the late Dick and Kathleen (Geary) Morris, Eugene Geary,and Paul and Ann Geary. Nancy was much loved by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She will be especially missed by her friends at Long Meadow Golf Club where she loved to play golf and 45's. Nancy was grateful for the wonderful care she received from her doctor, David Pickul, M.D., and the nurses and staff at the Saints Dialysis Center in Lowell.
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 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852 or the VNA Hospice of Greater Lowell, 336 Central St., Lowell, MA 01853. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.