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Obituary: Richard J. Mitropoulos, 94

Aug 31, 2017 09:00AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Richard J. Mitropoulos

DRACUT - Mr. Richard J. Mitropoulos, 94, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 30 at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born January 21, 1923 in Lowell, Massachusetts a son of the late James and Stella (Bilionis) Mitropoulos.

He received his education in the Lowell school system.  A veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict, he was a proud member of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Pharmacist’s Mate First Class, earning various medals and ribbons.  

Mr.  Mitropoulos worked at Raytheon Company in Andover, Ma. for 30 years before retiring in 1987.  A true family man he enjoyed working around his home inside and out, taking day trips with his wife and caring for his family.  He was a longtime member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church of Lowell.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Lou (Felthaus) Mitropoulos; two sons, Charles W. Mitropoulos and his wife Cathy, James G. Mitropoulos, a daughter, Joanne M. Masse and her husband Michael; two grandsons, Tyler and Ryan Masse, a brother in law, Chris Rodis; two sisters in law, Dyanne Mitropoulis, and Barbara Beckstoffer and her husband William; also many nieces and nephews.

Mr Mitropoulos was the brother of the late Lewis Charles, Peter, Bessie, Georgia and Carole Rodis whom he just lost this past year. 

ARRANGEMENTS - Relatives and friends are invited to Mr. Mitropoulos’s calling hours on Friday, September 1st  from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way in Lowell followed by funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell.  IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, donations in his memory may be made to the Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854.  Funeral arrangements under the direction of the M. R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., Lowell, directors, Louis M. Fazio III, M.Richard Laurin, and Scott Laurin. 
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