John G. Kotsiras
John G. Kotsiras, of Rowley passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 3, 2018
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
He was eighty-one years old.
John was born in Messinia, Greece on January 16, 1937, son of the late
George and Styliani (Karahalios) Kotsiras.
He came to the U.S. in 1962 and
settled in Cambridge with his late wife, Linda Kotsiras who passed away in
1990. They later moved to
Watertown where they raised their children, lived
for many years and were active parishioners at the Taxiarchae Greek
Church in Watertown. John worked for many decades at the Greek Consulate
Boston where he rose to the position of Vice Consul General. He was well
known and respected among members of the Greek
In 1995, he
married Deborah Johnson and settled in Rowley where he retired.
He leaves his beloved wife, Deborah (Johnson) Kotsiras and his children,
George Kotsiras and his wife, Kimberly Kotsiras of Marlborough, Steven
Kotsiras and his wife, Eleftheria Kotsiras of Middleton and his
grandchildren, Christina, Zachary, Sydney, Yianni and Angelica Kotsiras.
was the brother of Athanasios Kotsiras of Handrinou, Greece and Theodoros
Kotsiras of Athens, Greece and the uncle to many nieces and nephews.
John will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, a dedicated
a doting grandfather, caring brother, dear uncle, and a kind, helpful
neighbor. He was a happy man
with a gentle demeanor who loved to joke with
his grandchildren and was always interested to hear how they were doing in
school. He was very proud of
his Greek heritage and always tried to tie the
topic of conversation back to Greece.
He enjoyed the outdoors, spending
time at Cape Cod, caring for his lawn and growing his own vegetables and
fruit trees. He will be
greatly missed and his memory and love for his wife
and family will remain forever in our hearts.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 4-8 PM at the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends
respectfully welcomed. His Funeral Service will be held at 11 am Friday,
May 11 in the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 8
Lafayette Road, Ipswich, followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery,
Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to
the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 601 Sherman Street,
Canton, MA 02021 and or the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900
Washington Street, Wellesley,
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