NASHUA - Aleck "Jake" T. Kilonis, 85, of Nashua, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Courville at Nashua.
He was born in Manchester on Aug. 31, 1924, son of the late Thomas and Theodora Kilonis.
Jake was educated in the local school system, graduating from Nashua High School Class of 1942. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He was a long-time resident of Laconia. Jake was employed as an Area Manager for Pike Industries for many years. After his retirement Jake and Isabelle spent many days at York Beach, Maine, and Dunedin, Fla., entertaining family and friends during gatherings. Jake was very proud of his Greek heritage. He enjoyed cooking and sharing his Greek cuisine. He loved to have conversations about the stock market, horse racing, the old highway projects he worked on, and the NY Yankees (Jake was not the usual New England fan).
Mr. Kilonis is predeceased by his devoted wife of 45 years Isabelle (Cladakis) Kilonis in 2002, and a brother James Kilonis.
He is survived by: two cousins, Katherine Kiratsous of Nashua, and John Pappas of Manchester; in-laws Minnie, Hercules and Mitchell; as well as several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the staff at Courville for all their care and kindness they had toward Jake.
A Visitation hour will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2010, at St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 W. Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062. A Funeral service will begin in the church at 11 a.m.. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashua. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Aleck's name to St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church; or the American Heart Association
, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com
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