Caliopy Claire Keratsopoulos
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Retired school teacher
LOWELL -- Caliopy Claire (Chiklis) Keratsopoulos, 74, formerly a resident of Dracut and Lowell, died Wednesday evening, November 7, 2012, at Fairhaven Nursing Home in Lowell.
She was the wife of the late Steve Keratsopoulos who died in 1999.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, March 29, 1938, the daughter of the late George and the late Cornelia (Spyropoulos) Chiklis, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. She went on to attend Lowell State Teachers College where she received her degree in Education.
A first grade teacher at the Molloy School in Lowell for many years, until her retirement, Claire loved teaching and being with children. Previously, she also taught in the Westford School system.
Active with her church, Claire was a member of the Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell. A singer in the church choir, she also was a member of the Philoptochos Society.
She is survived by her daughter, Heidi L. Rine of North Andover; a son, Arthur Keratsopoulos of Lowell; a grandson, Stephen M. Rine of North Andover; a brother, Peter Chiklis of Treasure Island, Florida; two aunts, Esther Anton of Salem, MA, and Frieda Hall of Waterbury, CT; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
KERATSOPOULOS -- Private Funeral Services were held for Claire's family. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Community Family Health Adult Day Program, 236 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME -- Lowell -- (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 15, 2012