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John Lambros

John Lambros, 87, husband of Pauline (Vincent) Lambros of Essex, died Saturday March 22, 2008 in the Beverly Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Ipswich January 31, 1922, he was the son of the late Charles and Constantina (Maniates) Lampropoulos. He served as a coxswain in the Navy during World War II, and was on board the USS Suwannee, an aircraft escort carrier hit in Okinawa by Japanese kamikazes in the Battle of Leyte on October 26, 1944. The pride of Johnís life was his service to his country and his relationship with his friends and comrades in the US Navy.

Following his honorable discharge, he and his wife made their home in Essex and owned and operated Johnny Lís seafood restaurant in Rowley. A wonderfully caring man who devoted himself to his family and extended family, he enjoyed hunting and fishing at his camps in Rangely, Maine and Laramie, Wyoming. He will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to his wife of forty years, he is survived by his stepchildren, Susan Lezon and her husband Michael of Seattle, WA and Daniel Vincent and his wife Assiah Russell of Somersworth, NH, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters, Helen Manos and Eleanor Kyriakopoulos and two, brothers Charles Lambros and Paul Lampropoulos, all of Ipswich.

He was the brother of the late, Thomas, James, William, George, Anastasia  and infant Yanoula Lampropoulos all formerly of Ipswich, Peter Lampropoulos formerly of Salt Lake City, NV and   Irene Alexander  formerly of Cheyenne, WY.

His funeral service will be held Saturday March 29 at 1 pm in the United Methodist Church, Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich. Family and friends respectfully welcomed.



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