Christos Stamopoulos, 76, of Upton, passed away after a brief and unexpected illness (not Covid- related) surrounded by his loving family. He is the beloved husband of Gianna Stamopoulos (Derdelis), with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.
Born in Mantoudi, Evias, Greece, he was the son of the late Stergios and Aspasia Stamopoulos (Zografou). He was raised and educated in Mantoudi, Greece. He also proudly served in the Greek navy prior to immigrating to the US at the age of 21. After many years of hard work here in the U.S., he achieved his first dream of opening his own business. This is when he opened Upton House of Pizza. He later purchased his commercial fishing vessel, named Mantoudi, which he owned and operated for several years until his retirement.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his four children, Aspen (Aspasia) Andromidas and her husband Yianni, of Danvers, MA, Stela Kourkouliotis and her husband George, of Upton, MA, Lina Stamopoulos of Xalkida, Evias, Greece, and Stergios Stamopoulos, of Upton, MA. He is also survived by his most adored grandchildren, Stefanos and Christos Kourkouliotis, and Dimitris Andromidas.
He is predeceased by his brother, Yiannis Stamopoulos and survived by his two sisters, Ioanna (Loula) Vassou of Prokopi, Evias, Greece and Nikoletta (Nikki) Giouroukelis of Sydney, Australia.
He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and life-long friends both in the U.S. and Greece.
Christos was a simple man who loved to laugh and help anyone in need. He had a deep love of the ocean, loved working on his boat, particularly loved his annual summer visits to his village, Mantoudi, in Greece, looked forward to watching his grandson’s soccer games. There was never a thing he couldn’t fix with his own two hands. He loved Facebook and sitting at his desk by the window. Anyone who knew Christos, knew he always had his coffee in one hand, and his cigarette in the other. Most importantly though, was his love of family and friends. He made a deep imprint in the hearts of those who had the pleasure of knowing him and it is this imprint that will make his memory eternal.
He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
His funeral service will be held at 12 Noon, on Friday, November 13, at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott St. Pawtucket, RI. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Upton, MA.
A calling hour will be held prior to his service from 11 AM to 12 Noon in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott St. Pawtucket, RI. 02860.