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Christos Stolakis Sr., 62

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Holden – Christos Stolakis Sr., 62, of Cranbrook Drive, died unexpectedly Saturday Dec. 25, 2010, at the UMass Memorial Health Care-University Campus, Worcester.

    He leaves his wife of 42 years, Linda M. (Keller) Stolakis; two sons, Christos Stolakis Jr. and his wife, Zarrina, of Worcester and Sotirios “Sam” Stolakis of Holden; a daughter, Barbara S. Mattson and her husband, David, of Holden; a brother, Spyridon Stolakis of Worcester; five grandchildren, Kayla, Lexia, Ryan and Mia Stolakis and Katherine Mattson; and many cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother, George Stolakis, and two sisters, Katherine and Chrysanthe Stolakis.

    Born in Worcester, the son of Sotirios and Varvara (Ntoutsis) Stolakis, he lived 22 years in Holden. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1967 to 1970.  He was an M-14 rifle marksman and the recipient of the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Navy Achievement Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with bronze star and Combat Action Ribbon.

    Mr. Stolakis was a graduate of Worcester Boy’s Trade High School and worked at Heald Machine Company for 25 years and Ken Weld Company, both in Worcester. He later owned and operated Penny’s Pizza in Westborough.

    He enjoyed volunteering at the St. Francis Home in Worcester and was a member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester.

    Calling hours were held Dec. 29 at the Miles Funeral Home of Holden, with the funeral service held Dec. 30 in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Burial followed at Hope Cemetery in Worcester. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis Home and Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Activities Fund, 101 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01604. To sign or view the online guestbook, please visit www.milesfuneralhome.com.

 

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