Dolores M. Valkavitch
Retired Shirt Presser for Scriptures Cleaners- Lowell
TEWKSBURY: Dolores M. (Dion)Valkavitch, age 88, a resident of Tewksbury for over 30 years, passed away at the Palm Center in Chelmsford on Monday, January 28, 2019.
She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley C. Valkavitch.
Born in Lowell on September 1, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Eugene C. Dion and the late Louise (Bedard) Dion.
Dolores was raised in Lowell, and attended Lowell schools.
Prior to her retirement, she worked as a shirt presser at Scriptures Cleaners in Lowell for 30 years.
Dolores enjoyed traveling and loved to visit Montreal.
She is survived by two children, Kevin E. Valkavitch and his partner Heidi of Lowell and Mary Jane Terris and her husband Dick of Tewksbury; one brother, William Dion of St. Petersburg, FL; sixteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Dolores was the mother of the late Stanley, Ronald, and Brian Valkavitch, and sister of the late Laura DuBois, Freda Jette, Eugene, Conrad, Rene, Tellis, and Cleo Dion.
Calling hours are Friday, Feb. 1, from 4-8 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. Her funeral procession will begin on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by her Funeral Mass at 12 Noon at St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury. Interment of her ashes will be held at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell at a future date. Please Omit Flowers. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 150 Appleton St., Lowell, MA 01852.