WESTFIELD - Christos John Alexopoulos of Westfield, MA, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2022, with his immediate family by his side, as he was lovingly cared for by them up to and until his peaceful passing. Christos was born in Patras, Greece, in 1938, to the late John and Veneta (Demos) Alexopoulos. Christos was the beloved husband of Anna E. Alexopoulos, his enamoured wife for more than 52 years, and the loving father to Veneta C. Tatakis, her husband James and John C. Alexopoulos, his wife Neke. Dear and loving Papou to George and Anna Tatakis, and to Christos and Yianna Alexopoulos. Siblings who predeceased Christos were loved brothers George and Andrew, loving sister Penelope, beloved Sisters in law Evangelia, wife of brother George, Panagiota, wife of Andrew, Dorothy, wife of Thomas, Mary, wife of Charles and nephew John, son of brother Peter and his Wife, Lanie. Christos left additional cherished siblings behind, namely, Charles, Christine, Irene, Paul, Peter and Thomas, as well as their spouses, and beloved Brother in Law, Efthimios Alifrangis, of Greece. Loving Theo to many nieces and nephews, and to their own children, and Theo/Papou Jr., to Evangelos and Kalliopi Murphy, children of his beloved niece Venetta Murphy and her husband Brendan. Honored Godfather to Chris Alexopoulos, son of brother, Charles, Andrew Bazos and Antonio Anamisis.
Christos was extremely proud of his life’s professional business accomplishments, as he came to America a Greek immigrant in his mid-teens with minimal finances, and with no knowledge of the written or spoken English language. Upon his maritime port entry into the United States, Christos first gazed in awe at the Statue of Liberty, which he never forgot over the years, which fueled his desire to pursue and ultimately accomplish fulfilling his own American Dream. Christos believed that the Ellis Island sight of the Statue always continued to inspire his firm belief in hard work, determination, and maintaining an unflappable commitment for achieving success. These character traits were attributed from his own Hellenic roots as he worked as a young and energetic shoe peddler in his first beloved country, Greece, as he helped support his family. His genuine personality helped him make and sustain long lasting personal friendships in the Greek and local community who loyally patronized his various business ventures. Christos employed many in the community throughout his years in professional business, and he always admired those who worked equally hard.
As proud as Christos was of his professional achievements, none of those successes could ever overshadow his proudest personal accomplishments, which was the unparalleled love he had for his wife, children and his cherished grandchildren.
Upon his retirement, Christos wanted nothing more than to spend time with his beloved Anna, his immediate family, and his grandchildren. Christos will be remembered fondly and shall be deeply missed by all of those who loved him, and by those who knew him, as his legacy and memory will continue to be admired for generations to come.
Services were respectfully private, which was at the sole request of Christos. May his memory be eternal.
End of life arrangements entrusted to Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, LLC 691 College Hwy, Southwick, MA 01077 Please visit www.avaloncelebrations.com
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