April 26, 1927 – May 10, 2019
Arthur Lekousi 1927 - 2019
SCARBOROUGH - Arthur Lekousi, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019. He was born in Portland on April 26, 1927, the son of the late Eustace and Hellen (Lebares) Lekousi.
Arthur graduated from Portland High School in 1945. On March 16, 1951, he married the love of his life, Freda (Nichols), and together they shared a loving marriage of over 68 years. Arthur was drafted into the Army when he graduated, and served in Germany during World War II. He was a proud veteran, and was a member of the VFW, the Elks Lodge and AHEPA. He taught at Portland High School for over 30 years, and found great joy in that. Arthur picked up table tennis in the Army, and continued for many years, holding the state title for over three decades and went on to compete in the Senior Olympics. The Maine state tournament is now named after him. Arthur's favorite pastimes was playing golf, and spending time with his family.
Arthur is survived by his wife; his two children, Andrea and husband Ted Nutter, and George Lekousi and wife Lisa; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his 5 siblings, Mary, George, Jimmy, Andy and Aphrodite. Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Arthur's online guestbook at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant St., Portland, Maine, 04101.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4-8pm, with the Trisagion beginning at 7pm at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. A burial will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, Maine, 04103. 775-3763.
- Eustace Lekousi, Father
- Hellen Lekousi, Mother
- Freda Lekousi, Wife
- Andrea Nutter, Daughter
- Ted Nutter, Son-in-law
- George Lekousi, Son
- Lisa Lekousi, Daughter-in-law
- Mary ., Sister
- George Lekousi, Brother
- Jimmy Lekousi, Brother
- Andy Lekousi, Brother
- Aphrodite ., Sister
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
133 Pleasant Street, Portland, Maine 04101
- Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
- Trisagion Service Thursday, May 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019
Dear Freda, Andrea and George,
I am so sorry to learn of our loss of my last cousin Butsy. I am so happy we were able to visit with you all in September. I have wonderful memories of all of us growing up. Sending my love to all of you.
Debbie (DiPaolo) Sweet
May 15, 2019
Mr.Lekousi was one of my teachers at PHS in the early 70s. He was always pleasant,smiling, & helpful. He truly loved his job & all the students liked him.
Thoughts & Prayers for his family.
May 15, 2019
Art you will be missed by all who knew you. Thousands of appreciative students at PHS, all the faculty, and your many friends at PHS. You were known as the super sub. Hope you are playing table tennis up in heaven Art. RIP.
May 15, 2019
Many happy memories of family gatherings at Butsy and Frieda's house around holidays, food, fun, and the pool. Condolences to his family.
May 15, 2019
An absolutely fantastic human being. His kindness and thoughtfulness were just a couple of his magnificent attributes. Thank you for your wisdom, guidance and friendship. R.I.P old friend.
May 14, 2019
I met Art at PHS when he was subbing. He was quite a gentleman and always a pleasure to talk to. I think it must have been a joy to be a part of his family. My prayers are with you all.