LOWELL Barbara (Sullivan) Nyder, 88, a lifelong Lowell resident, died peacefully, Monday, February 16, 2015, at Lowell General Hospital, with her family at her side. She was the widow of the late Frank Nyder who passed away in 2010.
A daughter of the late Patrick J. and the late Delia (Redden) Sullivan, she was born October 6, 1926, in Lowell, and was educated in the local schools, graduating from Lowell High School. Previously, during her teenage years, she lived in Brooklyn, NY, and was educated in that area for a time.
Mrs. Nyder enjoyed spending time with her family, and was a communicant of St. Margaret Parish.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Nyder and her fiancee, Tony Desrosiers, of Lowell, and Sharon Nyder and Mark Groswald of Dracut; her nine grandchildren, Kerry, Kristin, Michael Jr. and his fiancee, Laurie, Rebecca, Sarah and her fiancee, Mike, Kendra and her fiance, Kyle, Joseph, Michael and Justine, her twenty two great grandchildren, Courtney, Brianna, Lydia, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Alexandra, Lauryn, Jordan, Savannah, Dylan, Morgan, Christopher, Rosalee, Kyle, Mia, Sarina, Sophia, Jaylene, Michael, Tamera, Izabella, and Julian; her sisters, Patricia Sullivan of Dracut and Ethel O'Hara of Chelmsford, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Michael Nyder who died in 2014 and the late Tracy E. Kilmartin who died in 2005, sister of the late Esther Horan, Margaret Drane, Frances Lemire, Veronica Hebert and Elizabeth "Lil" Ready. The family would also like to thank her caregivers, Roberta, Robbin, Amarillis, Melissa and including her neice, Susan.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 2 UNTIL 6 P.M. ON SUNDAY, FEB 22. ON MONDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9:30 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. MARGARET CHURCH, 374 STEVENS ST., LOWELL, AT 10:30 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. MARY CEMETERY.