Michael P. Eliopoulos; 71
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CHELMSFORD -- Michael P. Eliopoulos, of a well known Chelmsford and Lowell family, passed away at home on March 20th with his loving wife and children by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
A private funeral service was held at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell.
A graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, he was a practicing pharmacist for many years with his brother's at their pharmacy, the Nabnasset Pharmacy in Westford. Those who remember him there appreciated his kindness, generosity and helpfulness and his endearing smile and warm greeting. He pursued a very successful career in real estate, starting as the co-founder of Heritage Real Estate in Westford with his brother-in-law and working with him on several successful commercial developments. He later established his own successful commercial real estate company.
The youngest son of Peter and Adiamandia Eliopoulos, Michael is survived by his loving wife, Antoinette (Papulis) Eliopoulos, and by three loving and devoted children, Dr. Dina A. Eliopoulos and her husband, Dr. Sebastian Sepulveda and their children, Sebastian Michael and Isabella Ann, by Attorney Philip M. Eliopoulos and his wife, Sarah, and by Attorney Angelique M. Eliopoulos and her fiancé, Pin-Bo Tsai. He is also survived by his brothers, Daniel Eliopoulos, of Lowell, George Eliopoulos and his fiancée, Ellen (Papulis) Simorellis, of Chelmsford, Dr. John Eliopoulos and his wife, Betty of Swampscott; and by his sisters, Stella Kokinacis, Debbie Zouzas and her husband, Samuel, Regina Dabilis and her husband, Arthur, and by sisters Sylvia, Ethel, Christine and Helen Eliopoulos, all of Chelmsford. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Charles Georgenes of Jamaica Plain; his sister-in-law, Olga Eliopoulos of Westford; and by many loving nieces and nephews, all of who adored him and will always cherish his memory.
He was predeceased by his oldest brother Angelo, of Westford, his sister, Evelyn Georgenes, of Jamaica Plain, his brother-in-law, Harry Kokinacis, of Lowell, and his sister-in-law, Rosemary (Cox) Eliopoulos of Lowell.
Michael was dedicated to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, where he was a leader in parish affairs for many years. He served on the Parish Counsel and was co-chairman of the Capital Campaign Committee that planned the construction of the church's Family Life Center, which opened in June of 2003. He was also the recipient of the parish's prestigious Ministry Award for outstanding service to the church and its parishioners, bestowed on him by the Archdiocese in 2012. He always gave selflessly of his time and talents to his Lord whom he deeply loved.
Michael's true passion was spending time with his family. His greatest joys were in sharing with others his family's various accomplishments and experiences in life. He was totally devoted to all of them, and would do anything humanly possible to help make their lives better. He loved to travel and spend time with his family at his summer home in Maine. He adored his wife Antoinette, and their loving children, Dina, Philip and Angelique, and they in turn deeply loved and cherished him.
He was a person who will always be remembered as a truly extraordinary human being. Always honest, and of outstanding and unwavering integrity, he was generous to a fault. He treated everyone with respect and decency regardless of their age or status. He impressed everyone who knew him as a caring and loving person who worried more about the well-being of others than he did about his own.
A loving devoted and exemplary husband, father, grandfather, brother, and brother-in-law, he will be deeply missed, and his memory will be forever treasured by his family and friends, and by anyone who was fortunate to have met him over the years of his all too brief life. May his memory be ever eternal.
ELIOPOULOS -- Those wishing to make a donation in his memory may forward a contribution to the Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114, memo section of payment to indicate "For Sarcoma research." Also, to The Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Father John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854, memo section of payment to indicate "For Kitchen Project Fund." Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD. Funeral Director, Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For online condolences, visit BLAKEFUNERALHOME.COM.
Published in Lowell Sun on Mar. 24, 2013