WOONSOCKET, RI. James Zois Kyprianos, 64, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island passed away on September 20. Born in Boston, MA, James was the beloved son of Mary (Grigoreas) Ducas and the late George Kyprianos. He graduated high school and continued his education graduating with a bachelors degree in Arts and two masters degrees; one in Preservation and one in Library Science.
He worked as a curator of historic homes, including the Munroe Tavern in Lexington, MA, and the Winthrop House in Winthrop, MA and did consulting work for the Smithsonian Institution. He was truly one of the best in his field, in the entire country. He also hosted in-depth tours throughout United States and in Greece. He was multi-talented, and was a fabulous cook.
Many years ago he was invited to meet the famous chef, Julia Childs. He made a dessert for her, using her cookbook, which she simply loved. Brother of Christopher Kyprianos and John Kyprianos and his wife Nissy, Brother-in-law of Debra Kyprianos, he is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends. He will be sadly missed. Funeral Service was held on Friday, September 25 at the Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown, Massachusetts.
A brief visitation from took place from 10AM to 11AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in James memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ,P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift. Burial in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.