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Thomas A. Lynch Print E-mail


Thomas A. Lynch 

beloved life partner, school teacher, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend;

Thomas A. Lynch, 68, of Lowell, an Ayer high school teacher for over 33 years and Co-owner of the former Found Art Antique Store in Lowell, died Thursday evening at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading after a lengthy illness with those he loved by his side. 

He was the loving partner in life and business of George C. Blance, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 28, 1949, the son of the late Thomas and the late Mary (Sugden) Lynch, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1966.

Tom went on to graduate from Salem State Teacher's College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature and the Humanities.

After college, he started his career in education in Ayer, MA where he taught Literature and the Humanities at Ayer Senior High School for over 33 years.

Following his retirement, Tom opened and operated with his partner George, Found, an art antique and collectable store on Middle St. in downtown Lowell.

Besides George, Tom is survived by his sister Gail Crabtree of Lowell; his aunts and uncles Madeline Donnelly of Lowell, Mary Lynch of Londonderry, NH and George Lynch and his wife Rita of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Calling Hours Thursday afternoon at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 2 to 4 P.M. Thursday. Committal Services will be private. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.  


Theresa L. Spanos Print E-mail

Theresa L. Spanos

 Loving wife, mother grandmother, great grandmother and sister

Theresa L. (Gauthier) Spanos, 82, of Dracut, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died Wednesday morning at home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 62 years of James G. Spanos, Sr., who survives her.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 12, 1935, a daughter of the late Alfred and the late Irene (Berube) Gauthier, she attended Dracut Schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School with the Class of 1952.
 A proud mother of three, Theresa had many interests. She enjoyed gardening, doing puzzles, playing bingo and was a passionate Patriots and Red Sox fan. However, her true love was being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 Besides her husband Jim, she is survived by three children James G. Spanos, Jr. and his wife Deena of Milford, NH, Debra Ludwig and her husband Robert of Dracut and Linda Entwistle and her husband Scott of Lowell; six grandchildren Tiffany Spanos, Billy Spanos and his wife Lindsey, Robert Ludwig, Michael Ludwig and his wife Kristen, David Entwistle and Lindsay Entwistle; two great grandchildren Jake and Laney; six sisters Rita Miele and her husband Ralph, Germaine Woodman and her husband Ray, Constance Gauthier and her partner Rita Toppi, Diane Daigle and her husband Ron, Dolores Kaplon and her husband Dennis, and Elizabeth Quintal; two brothers Roger Gauthier and his wife Jackie, and Hector Gauthier and his wife Rhonda; a special brother-in-law Charles Spanos; and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
 She was also the sister of the late Roland, Rudolph, Richard and Paul Gauthier.
  Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at STE. MARGUERITE D’YOUVILLE CHURCH in DRACUT at 12:00 Noon with burial to follow at the Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768    

Rita M. McAneney Print E-mail

Rita M. McAneney

Loving mother, sister and aunt
  Rita M. (McCutcheon) McAneney, 91, of Lowell, died peacefully on Friday, January 12th at her home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late George G. McAneney.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Marshall and the late Flora B. (LaMarche) McCutcheon, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1944.
  Before retiring, Rita was employed as a Solderer with Teledyne Technologies, Inc. in
Hudson, NH for several years.
  Among her many interests, she loved cooking and was known to be an amazing baker.
Additionally, she enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach and was an accomplished professional acrobatic and ballet dancer. She cherished the time she was able to spend with her “granddogs”.
    Rita is survived by a daughter Bonajean T. “Bonnie” McAneney of Lowell; a sister Emma McCutcheon of Lowell; a brother Robert W. McCutcheon of Lowell; her granddog Kipper; and many nieces and nephews.
  She was also sister of the late Clara McCutcheon and the late Frances Provost.
  In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday morning at ST. RITA PARISH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial to follow in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery. E-condolences at wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, MA (978) 458-8768.. Those

Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers Print E-mail


Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers


“Distinguished Child Psychiatrist”;


Dr. Jacqueline A. Rogers, 79, of Lowell, a renowned psychiatrist passed peacefully, surrounded with love, in her home on January 6, 2018 with Jacqueline's only daughter, Kimberly J. Rogers and spouse, Paige B. Haley by her side as she was carried home to God.

Born in Akron, Ohio, July 31, 1938, the daughter of the late Panagiotis and the late Lillian (Kosmetos) Arapakis, she attended Our Lady of the Elms High School in Akron, Ohio where she graduated in 1956.

Dr. Rogers received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in 1960 from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.  Dr. Rogers went on to attain her Degree in Medicine from Case Western Reserve University as only one of three woman in her class.  

She built a prominent private practice as a Child Psychiatrist and established Family Associates in Beechwood, Ohio, which she ran for 31 years until her retirement.  She became the staff psychiatrist on the television show "The Morning Exchange" and shared her wealth of knowledge with the community on the show for many years. 

Dr. Rogers wrote and published her books, "Open Minded Heart" and "Breathpower", and created a musical method of healing for children and adults decades before her time. 

Dr. Rogers is also survived by cousin,  Steve Triantafyllou and spouse,  Koula Triantafyllou, of New Port Richey Florida; cousin, Peter Koutrodimos and spouse, Meropi Koutrodimos of Akron Ohio; niece, Helen Rahimzadeh and spouse,  

Farzan Rahimzadeh, of Clayton, CA; niece,  Georgia S. Triantafyllou, of Clearwater Florida; great - niece, Vasiliki Rahimzadeh, of Montreal Quebec; great - nephew,  Stephano Rahimzadeh, of USAFA Academy; and her Angel group of caregivers. 

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Dr. Jacqueline Rogers,  will be held Sunday,  January 21, 2018 at Gibbet Hill Barn, Groton, MA.  Pre - celebration gathering from 12:00-12:30 pm with the Celebration Service to begin at 12:30 pm. Light fare and drink to follow.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN, 38101. 

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