NEW YORK – Singer and Cyprus-native Andreas Modenos passed away on December 3. He was 82.
The viewing and the funeral service were held on December 8 at The Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington, NY, where Modenos had chanted for many years. The interment was held at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Maspeth, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to The Achieve Collective, a nonprofit animal therapy organization that is a big part of the lives of his beloved grandchildren: www.achievecollective.org/donate.
Pancyprian Association President Philip Christopher released the following statement: In Memoriam Andreas Modenos 1940-2022
The Pancyprian Association mourns the passing of Andreas Modenos, a native of Cyprus who immigrated to New York in 1955 and graduated from Willian Cullen Bryant High School in Astoria.
A talented and colorful singer, he became the voice of resistance in 1974 with his protest songs against the illegal and brutal invasion of Cyprus by Turkey. A dedicated musician, he established his own orchestra, the Geminis, always singing Greek Cypriot songs. A committed member of the Pancyprian Choir, he became a mentor to the youth.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to his daughters, Andrea and Lisa, and his beloved grandchildren, Fiona and Apollo. He is survived by two siblings, Leo P. Modenos and Mary Chacholiades and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Pancyprian Association salutes his love for Cyprus and his dedication to our choir. May his memory be eternal!