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Nicholas A. Markos

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.


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