Alexander Exarhopoulos
1946 - 2021
Alexander James Exarhopoulos 74, died after complications from Covid-19 on April 2, 2021 at St Josephs Hospital in Phoenix. He was born September 26, 1946 in Lynn, MA the son of James A and Thespina "Tess" (Hiotis) Exarhopoulos. He graduated from Marlboro High School Class of 1964. Following graduation, he attended Framingham State college until he enlisted in the US Army in the fall of 1965. He served one tour of duty in Vietnam from Jan-Dec 1967, where he served with the 9th Infantry Division, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry and earned the Combat Infantry Badge. Alex married Dawn Wheeler in December 2013. They lived in Sun City West, AZ and summered at their home in Old Orchard Beach, ME. Alex retired from the Massachusetts State Police in 1997 after 29 years. He concurrently served with the Army Reserve and then the Massachusetts National Guard in the 972nd Military Police and retired as a Major, after 34 years of service. He received a BA degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved son Jimmie. Surviving in addition to his wife, Dawn, are his sister Mary Elaine McGinn and her husband, Paul of Sun City, AZ, his son David A Exarhopoulos and his wife Vikki of Townsend, MA, his son Marc A Exarhopoulos and his wife, Kelly Elizabeth of Stow, MA and 2 grandchildren, David and Aspen Exarhopoulos, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Gathering of Friends and Celebration of his life was held in Sun City West for his closest friends and family in the area. A military service is planned later in the spring at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.
Published by The Marlborough Enterprise from Apr. 16 to Apr. 22, 2021.
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My sincerest condolences to all the family members. I truly believe that he is in a better place. Till we meet again my brother in our next formation .....Rest in Peace
CW5(R) tommy O'
July 10, 2021
If only I had a dime for every time I heard, "Ew, look at you!!" from September '79 through January '80 (61st RTT). Rest in peace, brother.
Mike Cronin
May 18, 2021
I miss you every day my love.
Dawn H Exarhopoulos
May 4, 2021
To the Exarhopoulos and McGinn Family: Very sorry to hear of the loss of Alex.
Mark Sheehan
April 30, 2021
The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni extends its condolences to Alexander's family and friends. He will always be remembered as one of the first male students at Framingham State. There were 13 that first year. He was a valued member of the community.
Francesca Cerutti-Harris
April 23, 2021
Outstanding individual Until we meet again...
Charles Perenick Jr
Served In Military Together
April 20, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Brian O'Hara MSP
April 19, 2021
Dawn and Family so very sorry for your loss Alex seemed the happiest ever with his Duchess and grandbabies....heartbreaking very sad to young
April 18, 2021
I smile each time I think of you and still feel you teasing me , you'll forever becremembered as a joker always funny and larger than life to me Alex ur w/ AUNTY Yessir & Uncle Jim and ur son of course both gone too young too soon rest in peace Alex till we meet again love you always Bettejane
Bettejane Mallozzi-Tsanatelis
April 18, 2021
My heart aches to hear this news. I’m praying for everyone. Alex always looked good in a uniform.
Suzanne Carbone Neville
April 18, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss. I met Alex while visiting with Jimmy Holt.

May you find comfort and may Alex Rest In Peace.
Russ Goliger
April 17, 2021
Elayne Mousette Exarhopoulos
April 17, 2021
I only remember Alex from his high school days. Worked with him briefly at the Marlboro c.c. In the kitchen. With me he was always a funny,hard working fun loving kid. Always had a smile on his face. Treated me with respect and left a lasting impression on me. So glad he had a full life filled with a family that I'm sure he loved dearly. High school was not good to me, Alex was. I have always remembered that . Got to meet him at an mhs 50th class reunion and it made my day.
Daniel J. Fay
April 16, 2021
Dawn and family,
So very for the loss of a truly wonderful guy. He will be missed by so many back here in the Northeast. Condolences to you all.

Sara and Steve Hamill
Sara Hamill
April 16, 2021
Dear Alex, I grew up three houses from you on Lincoln St. I hardly knew you as you were 6-years older than me and had gone off to Vietnam by the time I started High School. But I knew your sister Mary Elaine (same HS Class of 1969) and your parents. Your dad Jim was a good friend of
my dad Tony. And your mom made great pastries! I am also former US Army, Vietnam (71-72), and am proud to hear you earned the rank of Major in the service. So. I salute you! God Bless you and your family!
Michael A Yuoska
April 16, 2021
A brother in arms and in spirit. May his memory be a blessing.
John P. Ahearn
April 16, 2021
Alex ( Exy ) in the many years I was blessed to know you ( parkway cafe, mass pike) we had fun, laughter and an appreciation of life - thanks for your friendship- nedley
April 16, 2021
Dear Exy, a great friend and confidant from teen years to death. I will miss you greatly and Happy Birthday, just so you know, I won't forget. My condolences to your whole family and all your many friends...........
Jane Harrah
April 16, 2021
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