Fotina “Flo” C. (Mamalis) (Fritz) Shanahan of Lowell


5525 ShanahanFotina “Flo” C. (Mamalis) (Fritz) Shanahan of Lowell, MA died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Wingate at Belvidere in Lowell.

She was married to the late Samuel Fritz of Checotah, OK, who died in December of 1995 and the late John C. “Corky” Shanahan, who died on December 19, 2003.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late John and Kostoula Mamalis.  She was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1944, and attended Lowell Academy of Hairdressing.

Fotina owned and operated the Red Bubble Beauty Salon in Lowell. She had also worked for the Prince Spaghetti Company, the Hathaway Shirt Company, Leonard’s Thrift Shop and Stuart’s Department Store.

She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell.

Fotina was a member of the Ladies Guild at D’Youville Manor in Lowell.

She is survived by a son Samuel and his wife, Lauri Fritz of Littleton; two daughters, Martha Balamotis and her husband John Miller of Lowell and Helene and her husband, Thomas Quinlan of Amesbury, MA; a brother, Charles Mamalis of Lowell; a sister, Bea Murphy of Chelmsford; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and many close family friends.

She was the sister of the late George Mamalis of Lowell, Arthur Mamalis of Arizona, Julia Mamalis of Lowell and Helen Gleason of Lowell.

Visiting hours Tues. 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Wed. at 9A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Service at 10A.M. at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Lowell. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


May 12, 2015
Dolan Funeral Home


May 13, 2015
Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
  1. Rev. Stephen & Lynne York says:

    Martha; Lynne and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May the God of comfort minister to you and your family during this difficult time. Blessings.

  2. Larry Mamalis says:

    Martha, Sam,Helene am very sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there for you. I am having the pastor of the church say a prayer for your mother. I love you guys.

  3. Kathleen mamalis says:

    Sorry to hear about your mother, may she rest eternally. Love you, Kathleen

  4. john tellier says:

    Sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

  5. Alethea Hoch says:

    My heart goes out to Helene, Sam, and Martha… always sad to lose a mother or a dad. Your mom, my aunt Flo will always be in my prayers. She loved you all and I know she will still be looking down to guide you. She will be missed.Always with a smiling face… May God bless.

  6. Mary & Ron Payne says:

    To Flo’s Family: We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. This is especially difficult given Mother’s Day is this weekend. Just know your mom is at peace now and celebrating with all who have gone before her. Mary & Ron Payne

  7. carol amd mike leto says:

    to Anthony, Martha, John and family we are so sorry for your loss our couple of opportunities to be in your grandmother’s company she was charmimg and sweet! You are are all in our thoughts and prayers our love to you all sincerely Carol Mike Justina and Gio Leto

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