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James G. Spanos, Sr.


Beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and in-law;


James G. Spanos, Sr., 89, of Dracut, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday March 15, 2021.

He was the loving husband of the late Theresa (Gauthier) Spanos who died January 17, 2018.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 11, 1931, the son of the late George and the late Veneta (Sperounis) Spanos, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1949.

A decorated veteran of the Korean Conflict, Jim proudly served his country as a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army. Among his several medals and honors, he was awarded two Bronze Stars.

Prior to his retirement, he worked in Internal Communications with the Raytheon Corporation. Previously, he was a foreman with the former Concord Foundry in Concord, MA with 30 years of service.

An avid Patriots fan, Jim enjoyed playing golf, softball and attending all his grandchildren’s sports and activities. However, his greatest joy was just being with his family, whom he deeply loved and they him.

Jim is survived by three children James G. Spanos, Jr. and his wife Deena of Milford, NH, Debra Ludwig and her husband Robert of Dracut and Linda Entwistle and her husband Scott of Lowell; six grandchildren Tiffany Collins and her husband Joe, Billy Spanos and his wife Lindsey, Robert Ludwig, Michael Ludwig and his wife Kristen, David Entwistle and Lindsay Entwistle; five great grandchildren Jake, Laney, Harper, Braxton and Alexander; his dear brother Charles G. Spanos of Hudson, NH; his in-laws Rita Miele and her husband Ralph, Germaine Woodman and her husband Ray, Constance Gauthier and her partner Rita Toppi, Diane Daigle and her husband Ron, Dolores Kaplan and her husband Dennis, Elizabeth Quintal, Hector Gauthier and his wife Rhonda and Jacqueline Gauthier; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was also the brother of the late Louis Spanos, John Spanos, Irene Wojcik, Anna Desrosiers, Dorothy Spanos and Andrew Spanos.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday March 21, 2021. (All state required social distancing procedures will be observed including the wearing of masks upon entrance into the funeral home.) Due to gathering concerns, the Funeral and Burial Services will be held privately for the family. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Heart Assn. P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (10)
  • Toni Moran
    He was the best godfather you could ask for. Loved him dearly. I miss our weekly chats. Love you!
  • Jim and Kay Fallon  - To The Spanos Family
    Our Condolences to the Family of James G. Spanos a very loyal member of the Lowell High School Class of 1949. Jim attended our 70th reunion in the fall of 2019 .He was a team mate on the 48 football team. Jim will be in our prayers. love Kay and Jim Fallon
  • Sam and Eileen Rutigliano
    Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to the Spanos family family may he Rest In Peace
  • Ron,Michele and Ava Roy
    Deb, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
  • Rick and Paulette Harvey  - Thoughts and Prayers
    Jimmy and Family.....Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dad. May he Rest in Peace.
  • Hank Golec  - Great guy
    So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Jim,and his kindness towards me. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
  • Hank Golec  - Great guy
    So sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy and I will always remember his kindness towards me. My thoughts and prayers are with you. a
  • Sylvia and David Hancock  - Thoughts and Prayers
    Thinking of the family at this difficult time. May God comfort your hurting hearts........
  • Mary Spanos-Beattie
    I wanted to say how very sorry I am for your loss. I wish I had the opportunity to get to know my uncle, James. I love you cousin Jim- praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time, as well as the days ahead. With Love, Mary
  • Gary and Carol Entwistle  - Our Deepest Sympathy
    Jim Spanos was a wonderful man, a great family man, father and husband. Our deepest sympathy to his large family. He was a special person who was loved by many.
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