Obituaries

Samantha E. Romano

March 26th, 2014

Samantha E. Romano, age 21, of Lowell, formerly of Billerica and Tyngsboro, passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2014, at the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

 Samantha came into this world on September 27, 1992, at the Winchester Hospital; she was the cherished and adored daughter of Thomas J. Romano, Jr. and Nicole M. McLaughlin.  Sam was a beautiful child, bright, happy, and definitely “Daddy’s Girl”. 

Samantha was raised in a large and loving family; she was very close to her parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Sam loved to spend time with her family; whether she was looking forward to a family holiday or just “hanging out” watching movies, she always had the best time when they were together. Samantha was raised and educated in Billerica and Tyngsboro where she had lots of friends and a huge social network. 

Samantha was very loving and caring; she lit up any room she entered with her great personality and sense of humor.  Samantha loved to laugh, act like a “goof ball”, and make others laugh; her huge belly laugh was always unmistakable in a crowd. Sam was known to have an “adventurous” side; she loved to be on the go, and was willing to try new and different things.  Sam also enjoyed food and going out to lunch or dinner with her family and friends.

Sam will be fondly remembered as a “great kid”, who was loving and happy; she had an infectious smile and an unconditional love for her family and friends.  Sam will be forever missed by her family, friends, and all those whose life she touched.

Samantha leaves behind two children Logan and Justin, she was the beloved daughter of Thomas J. Romano, Jr. of Dracut and Nicole McLaughlin of Lowell, dear sister of Michael Luce, Abigail and Victor Rivera, all of Lowell, Ashley Romano of Burlington, Mia and Cole Romano of Dracut, loving granddaughter of Thomas and Mary Romano and Theresa and the late Edward McLaughlin of all Tewksbury, Great-granddaughter of Agnes Romano and Allen Adrian both of Tewksbury, niece of Edward McLaughlin of Arizona, James McLaughlin and Michael McLaughlin of Lowell, Anne Romano of Cambridge, Al Romano and Melinda Romano both of Tewksbury and Mary Romano of Lowell.  Samantha is also survived by her extended family Miguel Rivera, Heather, Alyssa, Cassandra, and Nicolas Schrow, as well as many great aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Sunday, March 30th from 2-5 p.m.  Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, March 31st, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Tewksbury Cemetery.

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22 Entries in Guest Book for “Samantha E. Romano”

  1. kelli meekins says:

    another family member taken my heart goes out to all the families

  2. Courtney Johnson says:

    Sam and I use to play when we were kids at my grandmothers. We would spend summers in the pool , playing with dolls or riding bikes with all our cousins/aunts/uncles. She was always such a happy kid.Though I haven’t seen Sam in recent years I’ll never forget Sam I Am Green Eggs and Ham. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the families.

  3. Sarah Orizal-Luce says:

    Sam I Am will be greatly missed this comes as a disbelief and a shock I remember the first time I met you as a toddler and your mom was swinging you in the swing set in our old house back yard at a bbq :( I’m really just heart broken I will always remember your great sense of humor my deepest sympathy goes out to all the family and friends that got to know an amazing person ? miss you always in our hearts

  4. eileen wright & family says:

    to a little angel who came in to this world and our family 21 years ago that day i will always remember and how our family was blessed that september day may the angels guide you to your grandfather eddie and you will always be in myheart forever may your jurney to heaven be as beuatiful as you

  5. Samantha Keegan says:

    Sam was the best friend I have ever known in my life. I am blessed to have met her and become so close to her. I will never forget our times even just hanging around doing nothing but making each other crack up. That was the thing about Sam, on my worst days she got not only a smile but a laugh out of me. She was such an amazing beautiful person inside and out. I will miss her terribly but her beautiful spirit lives on inside of me. Rest in peace my bestie, love the other Sam, see you in heaven someday babygirl????

  6. Wanda Adrian Gannon says:

    Dear Nicole,
    May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness. May cherished memories bring moments of comfort. May lasting peace surround your grieving heart.

  7. Wanda Adrian Gannon says:

    Theresa,
    I cannot even begin to imagine what you’re going through and how difficult all this must be for you. Please know that I am always here for you. Wheter to talk or cry or even just sit in silence with.

  8. Renee Weidner says:

    Tommy,

    So sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Cousin Renee and Family

  9. Nani and Guppy says:

    Our Dear Sam,
    We miss you tremendously. We love you with all our heart.
    Love, now and forever,
    Nani and Guppy

  10. al romano says:

    sam i will miss you greatly. i thought we would have more time to get to know each other better. i have been taught a valuable lesson by your passing. i know i will spend more time with loved ones in my life. you are a beautiful girl and will be missed but not forgotten. i will keep you alive in my heart and soul. i love you kiddo.

  11. cheryl benoit says:

    dear samantha, I have heard you have recieved your angle wings way too soon an unexpectedly which saddens my heart deeply. I only wish the loved ones you have left behind are eased with the fact that you are at peace now with others who have passed and look over us everyday with love. cheryl benoit

  12. Lamont Family says:

    Dear Tommy,
    Our hearts are breaking. We are so sorry that you had to say good bye to your beautiful Sam so soon. Sam was blessed to know and feel so much love in her short life. Please give our love to Ashley, Mia, and Cole. We are always here for you.
    We love you,
    Aunt Mary, Gina, Jodi, and Sharon

  13. Ashley Wiechert & Family says:

    My memories of us as children will never be forgotten. Easter egg hunts, family Christmas parties, and family reunions. You are in my thoughts and prayers. You left to soon. I will always miss you here with us, but I am comforted by knowing your soul is with me and we will meet again some day.Thoughts and prayers from us to the family. Rest in peace Samantha.

  14. Kathy Keegan (Sam's mom) says:

    No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

    We will all miss Sam, she touched so many lives, including ours.
    Thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
    May she rest in the God’s comfort and peace eternally and be a guardian angel for you all.

  15. nancy shannon says:

    I never met Sam, but my niece
    Sam was her best friend & told me how much they were like sisters. my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. god has called one of his angels home. rest in peace Sam.

  16. Agnes Fiumara says:

    Samantha I am so sorry you left us so soon. You will truly be missed. You are in our hearts forever. I look forward to the day we meet again.

    Prayers for the entire family.

    Love Uncle Dominic, Aunt Agnes and family

  17. elizabeth tiberi says:

    i wonder if you can hear everyone talkin about you and wishin your physical present was still here with us my heart hurts so much knowing i wont get one of those amazing hugs when you leave my house i know not only me but a lot of people need that extra push this week but always remember its not goodbye its i’ll see you later i love you babygirl and miss you soo soo much and im still keeping all my promises to you that weve talked about over the years considering weve been friends sense 4th grade thanks to Eric P. i love you beautiful angel! and ill try my hardest to be there for your mama

  18. Kim, David, Steve and Brian Moore says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family at this time of sorrow. I can even begin to understand what your family is going through, but rest assured thought and prayers are sent your way as you get through the next couple days and the days beyond. You’ll aways be in out hearts and prayers. The Moore Family, DJ’s aunt, uncle and cousins. We had the honor of knowing sam and she will be forever in out hearts. That little boy of hers and DJ’s is my pride and joy. May you find comfort in her memories.

  19. Patty Cason and Family says:

    Our Beloved Samantha,
    Twenty one years ago, on September 27, God sent an angel to us. An angel we would call “Samantha Edward.” Your birth brought faith, hope and love to all of your family. From the day of your birth you went on to live 21 years as an angel who helped guide our hearts and helped all those you knew and loved reach beyond themselves. Your angelic warmth comforted and brightened the world for all who knew you.

    There comes a time for all of us when we must say good-bye. But, faith, hope and love can never, ever die as we know you will always be with us because we trust that you are now in God’s eternal care.

    Many tears have fallen and many hearts have been shattered as God has called our angel “Samantha” home.

    Love, Aunt Patty, Uncle Tom & Family

  20. Janesa says:

    :( Fly high beautiful. Gone way too soon but never forgotten ! Rest in the sweetest peace angel !!!

  21. THERESA MCLAUGHLIN says:

    I WILL FOREVER MISS YOU MY ANGEL BABY YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE LOVE MACKEY

  22. anonymous says:

    My heart goes out to the family and this is one of the hardest things that affected my life. Theres not one day that goes by I dont think about her or what had happened. We didnt know eachother until the day of her passing and she was a smart beautiful intelligent woman. I wish there was something that I could have done that could have stopped this from happening and my heart aches for the family and her children. I will never be the same and never have closure from this because I wasnt able to stop it from happening. Rest in peace sweetest angel. I pray to god everyday and send my prayers to you. My life has changed and even though we didnt meet for long your in my heart and I will never ever forget you.

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