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Christos Demetriou

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend;

       Christos Demetriou, 92, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, died Saturday evening August 4, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital. He was the loving husband for 63 years of Christine (Economopoulos) Demetriou, who survives him.
       Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 30, 1926, a son of the late George and the late Elizabeth (Goulas) Demetriou, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in 1946.
       After high school Christos entered the U.S. Army – Air Force during World War II and proudly served his country.
       Following the war, he came back to Lowell and attended Fitchburg State College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1953. He continued his education attaining his Masters in Education also from Fitchburg State College.
       Prior to his retirement, Christos was a school teacher and an adjunct professor. He taught at the Bartlett Junior High School and Lowell High School for almost 40 years. Simultaneously, he taught Engineering Drawing at Lowell Technological Institute (NKA U/Mass Lowell)  for the evening division for over 30 years.
       Christos loved fishing and being with his family, especially his grandchildren.
       Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons Steven C. Demetriou, D.M.D and his wife Jan (Jeanne-Marie) of Lowell and Gary C. Demetriou, D.M.D. of Westford; three grandchildren Samantha C. Demetriou and her husband Michael Raumer of Arlington, VA, Gregory S. Demetriou of Melrose and Timothy J. Demetriou of Lowell; several nieces and nephews among them George Demetriou, Christopher Andros, Elizabeth Costello, Kathy Economopoulos, Elizabeth Economopoulos, Karen Guzelian and Diane Kalbarczyk.
       Christos was also the brother of the late Stephen Demetriou and Portia Demis.
       Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service to be held Thursday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Holy Trinity Renovation Fund, 5 Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

Condolences (14)
  • Bill and Gerri Manolpoulos
    Gary, I was away in NY for the past few weeks and just learned of your dad’ s passing. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always looked up to your Dad. He was a great guy who taught me a lot as s young man. My deepest sympathy. Bill Manolopoulos
  • Renee Doucette
    Condolences to Christine and her family. You were my teacher (shorthand/steno) at Westford Academy in the mid 60s. You were the BEST and what you taught me were excellent life lessons. God Bless
  • Vicki & Neil Bretthauer  - So sorry for your loss
    Dear Christine and family, We were saddened to learn of Chris' passing. We will miss him around the condo. Christine, anything you need, we are ready to help you.
  • Nancy and Bob Wojcinski
    Dear Chris and family, We are so very sorry to hear the news that Chris passed away. What a lovely man, and, such a kind soul. He will be terribly missed by all his friends at the Monterrey. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. It is with a heavy heart that we send our love and condolences. Love, Nancy and Bob Wojcinski
  • Anonymous
    Christine, I remember you from High School. Though we went in different directions (I live in Illinois), when I saw your husband's obituary, I wanted to send my condolences to you and your lovely family. Burke McCready Lynch
  • Michael Bindas
    Steve and Gary (and your mom) I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your dad. He was always kind and friendly to me and all your friends when we were crazy kids. I always admired the way he "carried himself". He insisted on doing things the right way. Teaching or painting, whatever he did, was done as a true professional. Mike
  • Butch and Pam purevich  - Christine and family
    so sorry to hear about Chris he was one of the best and i will really miss him and all the good times we had together fishing and even painting houses Christine you and Chris were lucky to have each other all those years our condolences to you and your family
  • Joe and Betty Cioffi
    Chris, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on Chris's passing. He will be missed by many in the Monterrey. Joe and Betty
  • Debbie Silvestri
    Chris and Family-My deepest sympathies to you all. Thinking of you. Love, Debbie
    I was so sorry to hear that Chris had passed away. As you know Len and I always enjoyed fishing with Chris on the Pier at Monterrey. Now we are missing two great fishermen. Chris was a wonderful man. I hope God will help you all thru this difficult time. My prayers are with you Chris and your family. Love You and miss you.... Love, Nan
  • Kathie & CP Perfetti
    Chris and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Chris’s Passing. Please know you and the Family are in our Prayers. God Bless. Kathie & CP Perfetti
  • Madi Shiffrin
    Chris & Family - so sorry to hear about Chris's passing away. He was certainly a gentlemen and we will miss seeing him around the Monterrey. Sending deepest sympathy to all, Madi
  • Ken and Deb Hirsekorn
    Chris, Steven, Jan, Gary: Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We loved Chris and are saddened with a heavy heart. Please know we are with you in spirit and have such fond memories of your Dad/Husband. Love, Ken and Deb
  • Doreen & Gus Szmyt
    Gary, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family
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