Paul William Kereazis

Paul William Kereazis, age 87, of East Windsor and Peterborough, N.H., died after a brief illness on Oct. 29, 2012.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1925, in Bennington, N.H., the son of William and Elizabeth (Kungulus) Kereazis. He attended Peterborough High School and graduated with the Class of 1944. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marine Corp, from which he was honorably discharged with the rank of private first class. He was a 30-year member of the American Legion as well. He spent the majority of his career at Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies, where he was a skilled machinist and member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He was a 50-year member of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. He was a man of strong faith and a member of the Catholic Church. He and his wife enjoyed exploring bed and breakfast inns throughout New England. They also took many trips over the years to the Maine coastline and especially enjoyed vacations with family in York Beach, Maine.

Survivors include his loving wife of more than 68 years, Mae Sangermano Kereazis; his sisters, Eva Sullivan of Hartford, and Helen Pinney of Jaffrey, N.H. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, Socrates Kereazis and George Kungulus.

A visiting hour will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord St., Peterborough, N.H. Immediately following, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 89 Main St., Jaffrey, N.H., with the Rev. Wilfred Deschamps as celebrant. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Peterborough.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Kereazis' name may be directed to the Franciscan Monastery, 28 Beach Ave., Kennebunk, ME 04046.

Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 1 to Nov. 5, 2012