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Theodore Kosiavelon

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Theodore Kosiavelon
of Lowell, decorated Navy Veteran, WWll; 90

LOWELL, MA -- Theodore Kosiavelon, lifelong resident of Lowell, MA, and devoted husband of Ruth (Horton) (Johnson) Kosiavelon, passed away on November 9, 2012, at Winchester Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Theodore was born December 22, 1921 in New York City to Athanasios and Maria (Hirsch) Kosiavelon.

He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII, earning rank SF2C as a deep sea salvage diver. During the war, he received the Purple Heart as he was completing a tour of duty in the Pacific.

He went on to work at Hanscom Field in the motor pool, until his retirement in 1973. He was a member of the Greek American Veterans, Post 1 in Lowell, MA, where he held the position of financial officer for 10 years. Theodore was also a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Hellenic Orthodox Church.

He will be fondly remembered for his integrity, honor, tenacity, loyalty, generosity and devotion to his family.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his loving family: Tom Kosiavelon of Waterford, Maine, Rosanne and Thomas McLaughlin of Lovell, Maine, Frank Kosiavelon of NH, Joel Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, Glenn and Susan (Mayotte) Johnson of Ashville, NY, Clarence Johnson and Regina Pragana of Woodstock, CT. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Jessica McLaughlin and her son, Riley Egan, Sarah (McLaughlin) and Nathan Kimble and their son, Alex, Ann (McLaughlin) and Andrew Lowell and their daughters, Claire and Lila, Christine (Johnson) and Michael Hawkins, Gary and Ashley (Clifford) Johnson, Randy Johnson, Jason Kosiavelon and Lisa Soares and their son, Travis, Christopher Kosiavelon, Katelyn Kosiavelon, Eddy Pragana and Nicole Stanley. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Zelma Kosiavelon; and many nieces and nephews. Theodore was predeceased by his son, Stephen Kosiavelon, his sister, Martha Daileanes and her husband Steve, and his brother Francis "Buddy" Kosiavelon.

The family is greatly appreciative of the love and care Theodore received over the past 6 months from Meadow View Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Reading, MA. Gratitude is given to Winchester Hospital in Winchester, MA, and Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston for the wonderful care he received.

KOSIAVELON -- Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Mon., Nov. 12th from 4 to 8 PM on at Dracut Funeral Home, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Tues., Nov. 13th at 9 AM, followed by his funeral services at 10 AM in Holy Trinity Hellenic Orthodox Church, 62 Lewis St., Lowell, MA. Interment will be at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Theodore Kosiavelon to Holy Trinity Hellenic Orthodox Church "Restoration Fund", 62 Lewis St., Lowell, MA. To leave an online condolence, story or message, please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home
Dracut Funeral Home
2159 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 957-5032
Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 11, 2012
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