John Xigoros of Dracut Passed Away in Kalamata, Was 76

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DRACUT, MA –  John Xigoros of Dracut, passed away unexpectedly, in Kalamata, Greece. He was born in Kamara, Greece in 1943. He grew up working on his father’s farms. He was proud to have served in the Greek navy and told many tales of the sea. He immigrated to the United States in the late 60s with his family. He returned to Greece in 1971 to marry his loving wife Ekaterini. They worked tremendously hard together to achieve the American Dream. He is the proud founder of Broadway Pizza in Lowell which was established in 1978 and also owns numerous real estate properties. John also enjoyed the outdoors and his mobile ice cream truck business which he enjoyed tirelessly for almost 50 years.

John had an infectious smile and great sense of humor and was loved by all. He loved people and good company. He loved and enjoyed his holiday gatherings and would sing folk songs from his motherland Greece and would play his clarinet. John loved Dimotika and live Greek music. He would hire a Greek band for every one of his special events. He was the life of the party and he truly enjoyed entertaining his guests. He had a beautiful voice, he was also the chanter and member at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell.

He loved learning about history and hearing about everyone’s personal journeys. But above all he loved telling stories and captivating his audience with his renowned attention to detail. He enjoyed annual trips back to his motherland for vacation annually but always talked about how much he loved his US homeland and was a true proud American. He would spend countless hours gardening and landscaping his beautiful home with his love, Ekaterini.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Ekaterini (Papageorgiou) Xigoros, and his three children, two daughters Virginia Psikarakis and her husband Anthony, and their children Emanuel, Yianni and Demitra, Pamela Georgakakis and her husband Nikos and their children Dimitri and Yianni and their son Steven Xigoros and his wife Aggeliki and their children Yianni and Katerina. Also he is survived by his brothers Athanasios Xigoros, Demitrios Xigoros and his wife Toula, his sister Christina Pournaras