Anastasios "Ernie" Karafotias

November 29, 1933June 17, 2017

Anastasios “Ernie” Karafotias passed away unexpectedly on June 17, 2017 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Irene Karafotias for 63 years. The loving father of Marianne (Nicholas) Monteleone, Kathleen Karafotias, and Carol (Joseph) Delia. Cherished grandfather of Nicklas Monteleone, Nicholas (Nicole) Monteleone, and Natasha (Derrick) Keur and great grandfather of Kendal and Calista. The dear brother of George Fotias, the late Ella Bass, the late Helen Tapia, the late Constance Leija, the late Manual Karafotias, and the late Demetroula Garcia.

A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:00pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Avenue in Roseville. The family will receive guest from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Thursday.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 22, 2017

Anastasios "Ernie" Karafotias

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July 4, 2017

So sorry to the entire Karafotias (Monteleone) families for your loss. You are in our heart and thoughts throughout this difficult time.

Mandy G

June 22, 2017

Thinking of Ernie's friends and family during this difficult time. Especially my dear friend Natasha who, because of the love and support of her beloved Papou, is now an incredible wife, mother and friend. Sending lots of love.

Nicklas Monteleone

June 21, 2017

I miss you Papou! I love you so much. You were the best fishing buddy ever and I'll never forget all of the time we spent together on the road and fishing. It's amazing all of the places you have taken me. You have the biggest heart and I will love you forever.

Beth Chapman

June 21, 2017

I'm so sorry about the passing of Ernie. The times I spent with him showed me a wonderful, loving and funny man who loved his family and life. He will be missed. I hope they have good fishing in heaven.

Natasha Keur

June 20, 2017

Most of my happiest childhood memories were with my Papou. Fishing, playing Nintendo, debating everything. I'll never be able to look at a butterscotch candy and not think of you. I still laugh thinking of when Callie couldn't say Papou and called you "my boo". Derricks whole family calls me Tish because of you. I miss you. Thanks for being such a positive influence on my life. We love you.

Marianne Monteleone

June 20, 2017

Gosh, this is hard.....we miss you so much and its only been a couple days.....those i've contacted have such good memories of you dad-they loved your character - your humanness, your humor, your confidence to be who you were....

Kostandino Bassianotis

June 20, 2017

My memories of my Uncle Ernie takes me back to when I was young and would sit around the table and watch him and his sister (my mother) talk intensely about life. I will always remember of going fishing with Uncle Ernie and Uncle George and catching nothing:)

Judie Lipiec

June 20, 2017

Oh how I loved Mr. Karafotias! I visited him less then two weeks ago & he looked sooo cute working on his air conditioner unit. I'm so glad I went in the yard before I left to hug him & say goodbye. Never imagined that would be the last time. So very sorry for your loss. REST IN PEACE Mr. Karafotias

Marianne Monteleone

June 19, 2017

Dad I'll miss you forever and cherish you forever more...

Joann Karafotis Pawelczyk

June 19, 2017

My deepest condolences to you and your family. May Ernie rest in peace. I will truly miss this gentle man.