Vincent E. Koravos Print E-mail

Vincent E. Koravos

Veteran of WW II, U.S. Marines

Vincent E. Koravos, 95, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 after a brief illness.
He was the beloved husband of the late Caroline F. (Kus) to whom his was married for over 50 years.
The son of Greek immigrants, the late Elias and the late Olymbiada (Christos) Koravos,   Vini was born in Lowell, MA on November 14, 1921.
A graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1939 , he was a star quarterback and went on to study and play ball at Norwich University.
His education was interrupted by WWII and Vini joined the Marines in 1942. One of five sons, all on active duty during the war, he was a tail gunner for the squadron leader on SBD bombers assigned to Marine Air Group 24 (MAG-24) supporting the 1st Marine division. He saw extensive action in the Pacific theatre and fought in the campaign to liberate the Philippines at the battle of Mindanao.
After the war, Vini joined the Lowell Pipefitters union, Local 132. He went on to build refrigeration plants for the produce and fishing industries. His work took him all over the continental US, Alaska, Mexico and South America.
An avid golfer for over 60 years, he was a longtime member at Nabnassett Lake Country Club. He carded six holes in one. Most notably at the US Open course at Torey Pines and the treacherous second hole at Nab.  He was always happy to set up the bar with or without an ace on his card after each round.
Vini retired to Lake Havasu in Bullhead City, AZ where he enjoyed boating, golf and Football Sundays with his great friends; Al, Rozzi, John, Jimmy and his dear friend Fran.
In recent years he moved back to the lake he loved in Westford and spent winters in Tequesta, Fl with family and friends. Vini hosted his last Superbowl party in February and  believed he called the second half plays in the Pats win over Atlanta, only the second half. If you met him, you loved him. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his four children David and Jeanette Koravos of San Diego, CA, Daniel and Debbie Koravos of Palm Desert, CA, Deborah and Richard Kay of Tyngsboro and Dean and Robin Koravos of Westford; five grandchildren; Alexis Ayala, David Koravos, Kristy Kay, Courtney Kay and Jack Koravos; three greatchildren, a loving sister Mary Koravos of Lowell; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Rose, Nicholas, Tom, Joseph and Chris Koravos.
The family wishes to thank the Doctors, nurses and staff at Lowell General Hospital, especially, Dr. Tushar Patel for their loving care and support.

At this time Funeral Services will be private. All are welcome to attend a Celebration of his Life to be announced at a later date. E-condolences may be posted at, Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, c/o the Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME (978) 458-8768.


Condolences (5)
  • Dr. Titus Plomaritis  - Reminiscing with your Dad
    Dean, My heart felt sorrow and condolences to the Koravos family. It was great sitting and chatting with him at Vesper during his last two visits. We even were reminiscing back into the 1940's and 50's football seasons. Vinnie was a Gem of a person, whom I shall never forget. Titus
  • Big George and Renee  - Someone special
    Debra, Dean, Daniel and David We are sorry for your loss . He was a great guy that always told how Much he loved you . We love you man ! Always be my seeetheart❤️. Rest In Peace. George and Renee Psoinos
  • Norse Environmental Services  - DK so sorry for your loss
    DK, we're so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Steve, Maureen & Liz.
  • Steven Jackson  - Sorry for your loss
    Dean, Debbie and Dan & the rest of the family I'm sorry for your loss. Steve
  • Rick Hanson  - A great guy
    Deb and Dean I so much enjoyed playing golf at Nab with your Dad. I wasn't much of a golfer but that didn't matter to him. He always made people smile and always had a story or two. Seeing him this past year at Vesper was a treat. My condolences to you two and all the family. Rick Hanson.
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