E. (Karmeris) Pechilis, 84, of Allen Lane, Ipswich, wife of the
late John A. Pechilis, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 in the Beverly
Born in New York City on May 31, 1927, daughter of the late Louis
and Mary (Georgeopoulos) Karmeris, she moved to Ipswich as a young
girl and was educated in the Ipswich schools. A 1945 graduate of
Ipswich High School, she attended Burdette College and worked as a
legal secretary until her marriage in 1949.
Mrs. Pechilis was a devoted wife and mother, always willing to put
family first. She was also instrumental in assisting the family’s
businesses as a secretary and bookkeeper for nearly forty years.
Upon their retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Pechilis enjoyed their winters
in Naples, Florida, golfing, playing bridge, and socializing with
their many friends.
is survived by three sons; Arthur Pechilis and his wife Karen of
Seabrook, NH, and William Pechilis and Lee Pechilis both of
Ipswich; six grandchildren, Tyrus Pechilis, Eric Pechilis, Nicole
Pechilis, and Christian Pechilis all of Ipswich, Johanna Pechilis
of Burlington, and Jason Pechilis of Topsfield; her
great-granddaughter Amara Pechilis and a sister Ann Diakun of
Vernon, CT. She was the sister of the late Katherine Quigley
formerly of Beverly.
funeral service will be held at 10 AM Monday, July 25, in the Greek
Orthodox Church, Lafayette Road, Ipswich, followed by interment in
the Cowles Memorial Cemetery in Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. There will be no visiting hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral
Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greek
Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 6, Ipswich, MA, 01938.