March 30, 1929 – October 9, 2020
Norwich- Evangelos Angelo Bakoulis, of 110 Pukallus Ave., passed away October 9, 2020 at home with his family by his side. Evangelos was born March 30, 1929 in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late George and Anastasia (Stavrinouthakis). He married the late Zeta (Shillo) November 30, 1957 at St. Nicholas Church in Norwich. She passed away September 27, 1986 He served in the United States Airforce from 1956 – 1960. He was employed as an aircraft mechanic at Kaman Aerospace for over 30 years until his retirement in 1989. Evangelos was a very loving, giving and generous person. He privately helped to support a family who immigrated to the United States. He was a member of the Ahepa #110 of Norwich, and a member of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Norwich. He was an avid fisherman. He also volunteered for many years at the William W. Backus Hospital. He is survived by his children and their spouses Stephany Bakoulis (Karen), Dimitri Bakoulis (Ferdinand Cabrera), Elena Nowicki (Robert), and Antonia Raptis. Known as “Popou” to his grandchildren, he will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Stephanie Robillard (Rodney), Jason Bakoulis (Maura), Joshua Bakoulis (Elizabeth), Justin and Courtney Nowicki, Georgia Raptis (fiancé Joseph) Evangelos Raptis (Danielle) and by his great grandchildren Katelyn Robillard, Evan Bakoulis, Stephen, Daniel and Nikolette Raptis and Olivia Raptis. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his brother and his sister. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, visitation will be private for the immediate family. A graveside funeral service will be held at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Norwich on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11 am. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com The Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave. Norwich, is entrusted with arrangements.
Graveside Service with Military Honors
Friday, October 16, 2020
ROBIN CHAMPAGNE SQUILLANTE
October 19, 2020
Stephany, Dimitri, Elena , Antonia and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I always remember playing at your house as kids and your dad would never yell at us no matter how loud we were. I still remember he drove a VW Van and when he came home from work he would wave at all of us in the back yard. Time sure flies by and everyone goes their separate ways, but the memories will always remain. Prayers to your families. God Bless.
October 16, 2020
I was so saddened to hear of Angelo's death. I met him here at AHEPA as he sat by the gazebo absorbing the sunshine. He was always so kind and gracious and shared wonderful little stories with me. He saw the first humming birds come to the feeders and told me when the feeders were leaking. He always said" I saw your little birds". He told me how much he loved cooking for himself and eating chicken thighs. He truly loved his family as well.
I am so glad our life paths crossed - such a wonderful person.
I loved him and miss him. Ellen Cowan
October 14, 2020
Angie & my late husband George rode together for many years from Norwich to Kaman Aircraft located in Moosup, Ct.
Our families have been friends starting in the early 60’s. Our children were all friends.
He surprised us with an afternoon visit in Naples, Fl. a few years ago. We couldn’t of been happier.
October 13, 2020
May Our Lord bless you and provide peace upon your family. My sincere and deepest condolences to the Bakoulis family.
Darmar D.J. Jenkins
October 13, 2020
When i started volunteering in the Escort Office at Backus Hospital almost nine years ago, Angelo was one of the fellow volunteers who trained me. I will never forget one day when he and I were bringing a patient on a stretcher to the medical office building for a treatment. I was at one end of the stretcher, and Angelo was at the other. As we approached the small ramp in the hallway that connects the medical office building to the hospital, Angelo said, “Nancy, run!” He explained that if we didn’t run, we would not be able to get the patient up the ramp. I was amazed at his stamina because he was dealing with medical issues himself. To this day, whenever I bring a patient up that ramp, I think of Angelo. He was a true gentleman, and he was so proud of his children and grandchildren. I am so sorry for your loss; he will be sorely missed. 💔
October 12, 2020
Angelo was a dear gentleman. He was always willing to help the AHEPA which he was a member in good standing. He helped selling Truck raffle tickets even when he was undergoing his cancer treatments. We were very lucky to have known him. Our condolences to his family. May his Memory be Eternal!!!!George
Grossomanides, Order of AHEPA, Chapter 110 Norwich, Ct.