Christos G. Demoulias, 72

Christos G. Demoulias, 72

LYNN — Christos George Demoulias, 72, of Lynn, passed away on Saturday, June 20 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer, with his beloved wife by his side.

He was born in Savalia, Greece on Oct. 6, 1947, he was the son of the late George Demoulias and Konstantina (Pantzika) Demoulias. At a young age he tended to the family farmland growing an assortment of fruits and vegetables. When not working on the farm, he enjoyed spending time on Savalia Beach and playing soccer. Christos sought greater adventure and meaning in life. He enlisted in the Greek military then after being honorably discharged he spent time navigating the world on Greek ship liners. Upon his return home, Christos became a police officer in Athens, Greece assigned to the unit responsible for protecting the Greek president.   

After several years on the police force, Christos immigrated to the United States in 1974 seeking a better future. Shortly after his arrival, he met his future wife Caroline whom he would be married to for 46 years. Through hard work in the restaurant industry he was able to save enough money allowing him and his wife to purchase the Salem House of Pizza in Salem. Together they owned the restaurant for more than 26 years making a lot of friends along the way. After selling the restaurant in 2000, Christos spent his time in real estate, attending family events and enjoying his grandchildren. In his spare time he would often be seen enjoying coffee in the café at the Lynn Market Basket with his friends or shopping at Home Depot. His motto in life was “brains and power” meaning have some smarts and a powerful work ethic.      

Besides his dear wife, Caroline, his loving family includes his son George and his wife Lisa of Stoneham; his son Peter and his wife Gina of Danvers, and his daughter Diana and her husband Anthony Riccio of Danvers. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, George, Daniel, Ryan and Mia; his sister, Fanì Syndrevelis; his niece and nephew, Maria and George and their families, all of Athens, Greece.

Service information: A graveside service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Mockingbird Section of Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are invited to meet at the main gate of the cemetery on Boston Street at 10:45 a.m. and are asked to respect social distancing guidelines at the gravesite. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be given to Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 103 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements by the SOLIMINE Funeral Home Lynn. Guestbook at www.solimine.com.

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