John Nicholopoulos, 93, passed away December 23, 2018 at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Worcester. His wife of 64 years, Mary (Douglas) Nicholopoulos died September 29, 2012.
He leaves four sons; Peter and his wife Nadine of GA., Nick and his wife Linda of Dudley, John and his wife Linda of Fitchburg, and David and his wife Kathy of Webster. Six grandchildren; Kelly Yap and her husband Kevin of Sturbridge, Dawn Nicholopoulos of Dudley, Brandon Nicholopoulos of Hubbardston,Kayla Kenyon and her husband Richard of Palmer, Aija and Trent Nicholopoulos of Webster, five great grandchildren; Alexis and Aiden Yap, Gavin and Athena Nicholopoulos, and Alexandria Kenyon and several nieces and nephews.
John was born in Webster, January 28, 1925 ,son of the late Peter and Eva (Kallas) Nicholopoulos and lived here all his life.
He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, and was part of the first wave in the battle of Iwo Jima, he was wounded 3 times and was also awarded a Purple Heart for his service.
John worked as a yard conductor for Con Rail for many years before retiring.
A Calling Hour will be Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 10-11 AM (At Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church) 35 Lake Parkway, followed by a Funeral Service at 11 AM in the church.
Burial with Full Military Honors provided by the Webster-Dudley Veterans Council will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Wounded Warriors Project, P. O. Box, 758517, Topeka, KS. 66675-8517.
The ROBERT J. MILLER FUNERAL HOME and LAKE CHAPEL, 366 School St., Webster is Honored to be assisting John’s family with arrangements.
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