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Obituary: Charles K. Panageotopoulos, 94

Nov 23, 2016 09:50AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Charles K. Panageotopoulos obituary


LOWELL, MA - Charles K. Panageotopoulos, 94, died peacefully on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Lowell General Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (MacDonald) Panageotopoulos with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.

Born in Lowell on May 18, 1922, Charles was a son to the late George and Stamata (Katsiotsis) Panageotopoulos, both of Greece. After graduating from Dracut High School, he enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving in World War II, most notably during the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his discharge, Charles worked as a Police Officer for the town of Dracut for over 30 years, and also served as the Attendance Officer for the Dracut Public Schools.

In his spare time, Charles enjoyed dancing, traveling, working in his garden and maintaining his real estate. An avid Patriots fan, he could always be found watching football on Sundays. Charles will always be remembered by all those that knew him for sharing his words of wisdom, and driving around town in his 1988 "Candy Apple Red" Chevy Blazer. 

Along with his wife, Mary, Charles is survived and will be deeply missed by his 2 children, Marie Ross and her husband John of Dracut, and Katherine Panas of Brookline; grandchildren, Caitlin Byers and her husband Kevin, and Charles Ross; siblings, Louis Panas and his wife Sally of Dracut, Marie Panageotopoulos of Dracut, and Kereke Glasheen of Syracuse, NY; sisters-in-law, Loukia Panas, Connie Panas, and Joanne Martel, all of Dracut; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Cashia Katsoulas, Aspasia Veves, Stella Baliotis, Georgia Schuster, James Panageotopoulos, and Alexander and Nicholas Panas.

ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on FRIDAY, November 25, 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave, Dracut. Charles's funeral will be held from the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, with a service at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Lowell. Burial will follow at Richardson Cemetery in Dracut. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Charles name to the Dracut Scholarship Foundation PO Box 117, Dracut, MA 01826. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit, or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home.”
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