New Hampshire----Joseph P. Droukas, 64, passed away December 29, 2012.
Born in the Bronx, NY, on July 22, 1948, he was the son of Sam and Anna (Michilli) Droukas. He graduated from Eastchester High School and spent several years at Belknap College.
Joe spent many years in the music industry, recording several albums and performing for many years at venues across the country. For the last 20 years, he was employed by Sierra International as a regional sales manager.
He will be remembered as a loving and devoted son, brother, father, grandfather and friend to so many.
He is survived by his daughter, Anarita Droukas; his mother, Anna; his long-time partner and companion, Cynthia Piscopo Howland; his two brothers, George and John Droukas; his stepson, Duke Laflamme; five nieces, Christina, Mary Ann, Jessica, Sara and Mckenzy; two nephews, John Patrick and John Christopher and his three grandchildren, Maddie, Jackson, and Harrison. He is also survived by his cousins who were like siblings to him. He was predeceased by his father, Sam Droukas, and his nephew, George M. Droukas.
Calling hours will be held in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St, Laconia, NH from 5 to 8pm on Friday, January 4, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 NH Route 25, Meredith, NH by the Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., Pastor of the Church.
Family and friends are welcome to gather following the Mass from 11am to 2pm at Church Landing, 281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm Street, Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements.
For more information about Joe, please visit the Joe Droukas Memorial Website at www.joedroukas.com.