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Harry L. Stamas
Faithful church steward and family man;

 

Harry L. Stamas of Tyngsborough passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021, just a few days short of his 84th birthday.

Harry leaves behind the love of his life, Christine (Chiklis) Stamas, with whom he was happily married for 61 years.

Living most of his life in Lowell, he graduated from Lowell Public Schools and Burdett College in Boston with a degree in Business.

He honorably served in the National Guard for 9 years beginning at the age of 15 and was proud to say that the country was never attacked during the years that he served.

A loan officer in the credit union at Polaroid and Wang for many years, who eventually reached the level of vice president, he will forever be known as a man who was truly loved by everyone who knew him.

Harry lived his life in selfless service to his family at home and to his church, the Transfiguration of our Savior, in Lowell. Serving on the Parish Council for 40 years, and as its president from 1989 – 1992, singing in the choir and working the Grecian Festivals for over 30 years, he epitomized what it means to be a good, Christian husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His signature humor, kindness, and love will be missed by many.

Besides being with his family and working for the church, Harry enjoyed working around the house, landscaping, gardening, and painting. He also enjoyed playing various sports, watching all New England teams, reading, and listening to music. Harry was most happy when he was helping others.

In addition to his wife Christine, he is survived by his sons, Louis, Fr. Christopher and his wife, Penny, and his daughter, Sandra, and her husband, Marc Gulezian. Harry found tremendous joy in being a grandfather and he will be missed deeply by them.  Stephanie, Olivia, and Zachary Gulezian, as well as Christiana and Elaina Stamas truly adored their Pappou and cared for him throughout his illness. He leaves behind his brother, Jim, and his wife Ann, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Louis P. and Esther (Kostoulakos), and his siblings, George and Peter Stamas, and Stella Couris.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Tuesday, October 26, (his birthday) from 4 to 7 pm.  Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at the Transfiguration of Our Savior Church, Fr. John Sarantos Way, in Lowell at 11 A.M.

E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, Harry would want donations to be made in his memory to the Transfiguration Church Kitchen and Hall Fund. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr.- (978) - 458-8768.

Condolences (13)
  • Russell and Susan Haight  - Christine
    We have only just learned of Harry's passing and I am heartbroken. I will always cherish my memories of working with Harry at HFCU and sharing stories. He was a wonderful gift from God to us all. Our prayers to you and the family.
  • Sam Hantzis  - Friend
    Dear Louis and family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I will sing Ainia e Mnimi. I remember your father and mother as being always good to my family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. With Sympathy, Sam
  • Diane Polys  - +Fr. Stamas
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved father. There is no doubt that his passing will be a great loss to all of your family. Diane Polys
  • Pat and Ada Agostino  - Dear Christine and family, Please accept our deepe
    On the passing of Harry. We were privileged and blessed to know you, for the past 50 years. Although we didn’t see each other often, we fondly thought of you. We hope to see you Christine, when we get back from Florida! Our prayers and hugs to all of you! Pat and Ada
  • Richard, Katherine & Kathleen
    Christine, Stephanie, Marc and family, Please accept our condolences. We are deeply saddened for your loss. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and console you. May his memory be eternal. Richard, Katherine and Kathleen Russell
  • Frank & Vicky Stevens  - Deepest Condolences
    Our deepest condolences and love to all members of the Stamas family. We were fortunate to count Harry and Christine as good friends since 1971. May his soul rest in peace forever. Vasilike and Frank Stevens and Family
  • Wayne Branco
    I have so many wonderful memories of Harry since first meeting him almost 50 years ago. He was always a great role model, an example of what a young man should strive to be. Deb and I will always remember him with love in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy to his amazing wife Christine, my dear friend Lou, Father Chris, Sandra, and his grandchildren.
  • Stephanie Orchard  - Deepest sympathies
    Sending love and prayers during this time. My his memory be eternal.
  • Lewis Demetroulakos  - Harry Stamas Passing
    To The Christine; Fr. Chris and Louis as well as any and all other members of Harry's family. It is with deep sadness that I read in the Lowell Sun regarding Harry' passing. Harry was a gentleman;s gentleman as well as credit to his family and the community. Harry and I first met when we were in the National Guard many years ago and Fr. Chris worked for me when Fr. Chris was a student at Lowell High School. May His Memory Forever Be Eternal. Rest In Peace My Dear Friend.
  • Joanna and david kulesza  - Condolence
    Our sincere condolences Your husband father and pappou was an amazing man and a good friend of my dads John G Dristiliaris May Harry’s soul Rest In Peace and his memory be eternal ✝️
  • sophia thomas
    To Christine and family, I was saddened to see Harry's obituary in Sunday's paper: not a long-time friend , but a wonderful joke-cracking friend he will be to me! I will remember him always and hope he is happy in his "new home". Love and caring, Sophia Thomas
  • Anonymous
    Dear Stamas Family, When I think of Harry, I can’t help but be flooded by special memories. He always made going to church events entertaining…what a phenomenal and witty sense of humor. It’s hard to imagine church without his being there. What a beautiful legacy he has left …phenomenal children and grandchildren, all so God centered. May God grant you strength and comfort during this difficult time. May Harry’s memory be eternal. He will be missed. With deepest sympathy, Joni and George Tsoukalas
  • Joan and Norman Reekie  - Friend and Neighbor
    We will surely miss our good friend and neighbor Harry. On moving to our new home and not knowing anyone in the area, Harry and Christine welcomed us with open hearts. We experienced the joy of sharing a continued warm and caring friendship. Many happy hours were spent with Harry working in our back yards. We regard our friendship with Harry as a special gift and will miss him greatly. Norman and Joan Reekie
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