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Memory Eternal – George J. Arvanitis

BOSTON – George J. Arvanitis, 93, of Allston, MA passed away on February 23, 2022. He was born in Skopelos on the island of Mytilene, the son of the late Yiannis and Paraskevi (Karantonis) Arvanitis.

He came to America with his family and worked as the custodian at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cambridge for more than 28 years. He loved gardening and cooking when he was not at his beloved church. George is survived by his beloved wife Kleanthe (Giannikou) Arvanitis. He is the devoted father of John Arvanitis and his wife Nopi, and Stratis Arvanitis and his wife Maria, a loving Pappou of George Arvanitis and his wife Shelby, Maria Arvanitis, Michael Arvanitis, and George Arvanitis, brother of Panayioti Arvanitis and his wife Popi, Dimitris Arvanitis and his wife Maria, and the late Evangelia Girginis and her late husband Vangeli, the late Maria Agratellis and her late husband Panayioti, and the late Stratis Arvanitis and his late wife Demetra. George is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. The funeral Service was held on March 1 at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cambridge, MA, with visitation prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 14 Magazine  Street, Cambridge, MA. He was buried in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham, MA.


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