OBITUARY

Spyridon "Spiro" D. Karafotis

June 29, 1938April 5, 2019
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Spyridon “Spiro” D. Karafotis, 80, of Dartmouth passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 in his home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Carol (Brady) Karafotis with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in Lesvos, Greece, the son of the late Demetrios and Kalliope (Kiniklis) Karafotis he came to America when he was sixteen years old with his mother and sister. When of age, Mr. Karafotis joined the United States Air Force and served for four years. After his discharge, he worked as an electrician and became a member of IBEW Local 223 until his retirement. He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Spiro loved spending time with his family and friends. His grandchildren were the light of his life. During holidays, you could find him sitting around the table playing family games with his children and grandchildren. In his free time he enjoyed traveling, and using his skills to help friends and family with jobs around the home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael S. Karafotis and his wife Monica of Glen Allen, VA; a daughter, Catherine Rutkowski of Dartmouth; a sister, Helen Kronteres and her husband James of Dartmouth; a brother-in-law Steven Brady and his wife Cathleen of New York; and his eight grandchildren, Max, Page, Jonah, Quinn, Niall, Libbie, Kaylin, and Sophia. Spiro is also survived by several nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

His funeral mass will be Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11am at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Cross Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT DATMOUTH 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Cross Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747. For online tribute/directions www.waring-sullivan.com

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  • St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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Spyridon "Spiro" D. Karafotis

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Diana Konstantakos

April 8, 2019

Dear Carol and family,
I was so sorry to read of Spiro’s passing. May his memory be eternal. Spiro and I were good friends in the GOYA and we had good times together. We continued our friendship with our spouses and I remember going out on New Years Eve with Louie and his wife, Kosta and his date.
We are now both widows and have to go through life without our partners. I’m now living in St. Petersburg, FL close to my oldest son. Never thought I would ever live here.
Stay strong, my prayers are with you.
Love, Diana

Kathy and Lance Garth

April 8, 2019

Dear Carol, Cathy, Michael and all of the Karafotis grandkids.

We were so sorry to learn of your loss of such a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Anytime we met up with Spiro he always had a smile and we felt his happiness at meeting up with us. He always made us feel special and appreciated. May your happy memories of his lifetime of joy be your consolation in the difficult days ahead. He is at peace now and will watch over you from above. May he Rest In Peace and may God hold him in the palm of His hands.

Betsy (Bixler) Gurney

April 7, 2019

Dear Netsa and family,

I was saddened when I read of Spiro's passing. How well I remember him in the old Maple Street neighborhood. I will remember you and your entire family in my prayers during this difficult time. Also, I really enjoyed seeing all of the family pictures.

With love and sympathy,
Betsy

Pam Wright

April 6, 2019

Spiro was a man of class. Always had a kind word and sweet smile. Remembering the last couple of years speaking with him at the annual outing at the Slack's house. His physical absence will be missed but he will be there in spirit. Sending all his family heartfelt sympathy and huge hugs.

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Biography

Spyridon “Spiro” D. Karafotis, 80, of Dartmouth passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 in his home surrounded by family. He was the husband of Carol (Brady) Karafotis with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

Born in Lesvos, Greece, the son of the late Demetrios and Kalliope (Kiniklis) Karafotis he came to America when he was sixteen years old with his mother and sister. When of age, Mr. Karafotis joined the United States Air Force and served for four years. After his discharge, he worked as an electrician and became a member of IBEW Local 223 until his retirement. He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

Spiro loved spending time with his family and friends. His grandchildren were the light of his life. During holidays, you could find him sitting around the table playing family games with his children and grandchildren. In his free time he enjoyed traveling, and using his skills to help friends and family with jobs around the home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael S. Karafotis and his wife Monica of Glen Allen, VA; a daughter, Catherine Rutkowski of Dartmouth; a sister, Helen Kronteres and her husband James of Dartmouth; a brother-in-law Steven Brady and his wife Cathleen of New York; and his eight grandchildren, Max, Page, Jonah, Quinn, Niall, Libbie, Kaylin, and Sophia. Spiro is also survived by several nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

His funeral mass will be Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11am at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Cross Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT DATMOUTH 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Cross Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747. For online tribute/directions www.waring-sullivan.com