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John H. Ganos
Beloved husband, father, grandfather (Pappous), brother and friend.


John H. Ganos, 70, of St. James City, Florida, formerly a resident of Brookline, NH and passed away peacefully at Cape Coral Hospital in Florida with family by his side. He was the loving husband of Cathleen E. (Boilard) Ganos, who survives him.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, May 6, 1951, and raised in Lowell Massachusetts by proud 1st generation immigrant Greek American grandparents, the late Arthur and Katherine (Keratsopoulos) Vlahos, John was a graduate of Lowell High School and went on to attend U/Mass Lowell studying Classical History.

From there, capitalizing on his skills learned from his formative years at Albert H Notini and Sons of Lowell, MA. John founded Northeast Retail Development Corp.  He fostered many fond relationships with business partners, employees, and customers long past retirement. Finally landing on Pine Island, John and Cathy created their forever home and will leave behind a large network of neighbors and friends.

Remembered for his humor, charisma, and wisdom, John had many passions and interests in life. He enjoyed music, traveling, literature, culture, debate, financial investment, walking his dog Mookie and cuisine. John had the gift of gab and could find himself in a deep conversation with anyone at anytime.  Admired for his outlook, successes, and straightforward demeanor, John was also a cherished mentor for a great many people.

John is survived by daughter Andrea “Adriana” Ganos of Revere, MA; Son Alexander Ganos of Central Point, Oregon; Son Timothy Ganos, his wife Amanda and Granddaughter Maisie Eloise Ganos of Brookline, NH; His stepchildren, Aaron, Shawn, Doug and his wife Rebecka Fessenden; 4 step-grandchildren Celsie, Ariana, Sierra and Gertrude Fessenden; former wife Judy (Eklund) Ganos of Wilton NH; and his brother Michael and his wife Debra Atanian of Kileen, TX.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Monday September 20, 2021 from 5 to 7 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday morning at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at 11 o’clock. E-condolences/directions at wishing may make contributions in his memory in lieu of flowers to The Salvation Army.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (3)
  • Joseph and Olga Shnayder  - Rest in Peace John
    Our longtime dear friend John fell asleep in the Lord. We are remembering John as a honest and caring man with a big heart, a warrior to speak the truth, his great sense of humor and his big smile. We cherish memories of the time we spent together. Our love, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family during this tough time.
  • Bill Graham  - I miss you John
    Love Extends and Light shines in you John. I will miss your wit and wisdom and the unique workings of your mind. You are one of a kind. I will miss your natural ability to press buttons and challenge norms; to present your positions and debate with facts and logic and passion. Most of all I will miss your loving heart and kind friendship. Your true self, your mind and spirit are united with God, our Creator in everlasting Love, Joy and Peace.
  • Barry Parquette  - Friend
    John was an intelligential beyond most, his insights and perceptions will be missed. With a heavy heart of his sudden departure he was certainly unexpecting, God wanted him on his side understandably. I conjecture the void he left behind will never be replaced. A one of a kind guy, I wished I met him sooner. My heart goes out to those who were part of his life for they must be heart broken in every respect because that just was what kind of a person he was. Good bye buddy thanks for sharing what time we did have, your memory is forever etched into mine.
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