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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. 

Patricia Ann Koravos Print E-mail


Patricia Ann Koravos

Educator, Innovator, Mentor, Loving Matriarch

Patricia Ann (Stacy) Koravos, 85, of Rye, New Hampshire, died peacefully January 8, 2018 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH. She was the daughter of the late Mildred Helen Stewart and the late John Stacy.

Patricia was born on June 25, 1932 in Portsmouth, NH. She spent many years of her young life in upstate New York where her siblings were born and raised and she graduated from high school at the age of 15. While visiting her maternal aunt in Lowell, MA she met her former husband Joseph Louis Koravos (deceased). After several relocations, including upstate New York and Dallas, Texas they returned to Massachusetts and settled and raised their family in Tewksbury, MA among the loving arms and traditions of the large extended Koravos/Coravos families. After her children were enrolled in the Tewksbury public schools, she returned to her love of learning and received a teaching degree from Lowell State Teacher’s College (now University of Massachusetts Lowell) with a concentration in History. She went on to attend a Master’s program at Boston University.

After receiving her teaching certificate, Patricia (Pat) taught social studies in the Tewksbury public school system for 25 years. Pat was at the forefront of new teaching methods and bringing technology into the classroom. So much so, that The Discovery Program hired her to travel to school systems nation wide to make presentations on incorporating media into the classroom. She created a great stir when she took out the rows of desks in her classroom and replaced them with round tables at which students would gather and actually talk to each other! Her classroom was always bustling with energy, activity, and creativity. Students eagerly looked forward to going to her class and loved every minute being there. Having gained a reputation within Discovery, later in retirement she continued to work as an Education Online Manager for the Discovery Channel School.

In the mid1980’s Pat settled in Rye Beach, NH where she resided with her daughter Rosemary Koravos, granddaughter Natasha Koravos, and dog Max, until her death. She loved the ocean and felt at peace living steps away from the beach. She spent many hours playing in the waves and on the rock jetty with her grandchildren when they were young. Pat formally and informally mentored many students, friends, and family members throughout her life and theirs. She was an extraordinary person with an energetic and positive life perspective and a keen intellect. She has touched so many and will be missed.

Patricia is survived by her three children JoAnne Koravos and her husband Mike Soboroff of Silver Spring, MD, Rosemary Koravos of Rye, NH, and Joseph Louis Koravos II and his wife Donna of Lowell, MA; five grandchildren Jason Koravos, Timothy Dalton and fiancée Aurelie Jezequel, Jillian Koravos and fiancé Michael Barnes, Mackenzie Koravos, and Natasha Koravos; and two great-grandchildren Nina Rose Koravos and Alexander Koravos. She was the sister of Carl Webster, Carla Webster, the late Mildred (Stacy) Copperwheat, the late John Stacy and surviving wife Dorothy Stacy, as well as many nieces and nephews, all of the upstate New York area. 

Per Patricia’s wishes, family and friends are invited to attend her Celebration of Life party, which will include refreshments, personal stories, and photographs of her life, on Saturday January 27, 2018 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Long Meadow Golf Club, 165 Havilah Street, Lowell, MA 01852. E-condolences at In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Patricia A. Koravos: Year Up – Helping low income young adults train for professional careers (, The Children’s Heart Foundation - Congenital Heart Defects research (, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( All other Funeral Services will be private. Funeral Arrangements by O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL (978)-458-8768.


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