Richard E. Athanasopoulas
May 03, 1942 - August 07, 2021
Obituary For Richard E. Athanasopoulas
Athanasopoulas, Richard E., of Newton, passed away surrounded by his loving family on August 7. Son of the late Christos Athanasopoulas and Mildred Rusteika. Beloved husband to Janice (Bounivie) Athanasopoulas. Loving father to Lauren Coscia and her husband Raymond of Quincy and Deanne Zanco and her husband Anthony of Waltham. Dear grandfather to Justin and Alexandra Coscia and Trevor and the late beloved Tyler Zanco. Brother to Peter Athanasopoulas and his late wife Mary of Lynn, Robert Athas and his wife Jeannie of Quincy, Stephen Rusteika and his wife Kitty of S. Boston and Kathaleen Callahan of Rockland. Brother-in-law to Anne Ferranti and her late husband Anthony of Waltham, the late Joan Anselmo and her late husband Joseph and the late Kenneth Bounivie. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the DeVito Funeral Home 761 Mt. Auburn St. WATERTOWN on Wednesday August 11th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and to a funeral Mass on Thursday August 12th in the Sacred Heart Church - Watertown at 10:00am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in Richard's name may be made to the: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.
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So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you Peter Melville
Dicky was a fun, funny guy who welcomed me into the family through my wife Karen. He treated me as a friend and cousin from the moment I met him. May he rest in peace!
My deepest sympathies to the Athanasopoulas family. Our prayers and best wishes in these difficult days.
I am heartbroken at losing my big cousin. My memories are many, You always made me laugh '. So many great memories especially when you came to stay on your honeymoon. Take your seat at our family circle in the sky. Love you cuz💔💔💔💔
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