Nicholas A. Markos, 85, husband of
the late Sophie (Zotos) Markos, passed away Friday, January 22,
2010, surrounded by his loving family at the Kindred Care Hospital,
Peabody, after a long illness.
Born in Ipswich December 28, 1924
son of the late Athan J. and Vasiliki (Perdekis) Markos, he attended
local schools, graduating 1942. Married June 12, 1949 to Sophie C.
Zotos of Newburyport, the Markosí settled in Ipswich where they
raised their son and he lived his entire life. Mr. Markos proudly
served his country in the U.S. Navy, Acorn 34, as an Aviation
Machinistís Mate, Second Class from 1942-1946.
For more than forty years and until
his retirement, he was the owner and operator of Nickson Food
products of Ipswich.
Mr. Markos was a lifetime
parishioner of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox
Church in Ipswich, having served on the parish council in his
younger years. He was also a proud member of the John T. Heard
Masonic Lodge in Ipswich, having served as past master (1970) and
the Shriners and was an active member of the Shriner Oriental Band.
Mr. Markos was a member of the Ipswich V.F.W. Post #1093, the
American Legion Post #80 and served as a Cemetery Commissioner in
Ipswich until his recent illness.
Mr. Markos is survived by his son
and daughter-in-law Arthur N. and Lisa (Wharton) Markos of
Montecito, California; his grandson Nicholas and his wife Amanda
Markos of San Diego, CA. and his granddaughter Christina Markos of
Santa Barbara, CA.. He is also survived by three sisters; Florence
Perrone, Helen Drenth and Christine Malenfant, all of Ipswich; two
sister-in-laws; Helen Markos of Ipswich and Evelyn Theofilos of
California, and many nieces, nephews and close friends. Mr. Markos
valued his family and friends and will be greatly missed. In
addition to his parents and wife who predeceased him on September
28, 1997, he was predeceased by four brothers; John A., George A.,
Stephen A.(Tommy) and Daniel A. Markos, and two sisters; Patricia
Tolios and Anna Sarantakos.
His funeral will be held Saturday,
January 30, 9 am from the John T. Heard Masonic Lodge, 70 Topsfield
Road, Ipswich followed by a service 10 am in the Assumption of the
Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Ipswich. Family
and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Friday 4
to 8:30 at the Masonic Lodge with a service by the Ipswich VFW and
American Legion posts at 7 pm . Interment with Naval Honors will be
in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich.
In lieu of flowers, donations of
sympathy in his name may be made to the Assumption of the Virgin
Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Ipswich, MA 01938,
the Shrinerís Burn Institute, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114 or
the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
Arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral home of Ipswich.