Arvanitis, John P.

October 31st, 2011
Arvanitis, John P., age 83, of Wilmington, passed away on October 31, 2011.  Beloved husband of Dwyna A. (Mattinson) Arvanitis, devoted father of John B. Arvanitis and his wife Tracy of Wilmington, Carrie A. Whalley and her husband David of Southwick, and Peter D. Arvanitis and his wife Cherylann of Epsom,NH, loving grandfather of David Whalley, Rachel Garvey, Daniel Whalley, John Arvanitis, Emily Arvanitis, Katherine Arvanitis, Christopher Arvanitis, and great-grandson Ian Garvey, dear son of the late Peter and Anthe (Drugas) Arvanitis, brother of the late James Arvanitis and Debbie Serfes.  John is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, November 3rd from 4-8 p.m.  John’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 4th at 10:00 a.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA  01887.  Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  It is the family’s request that donations in John’s memory be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church.    U. S. Army Veteran, Korean War.   Owner of the Epsom Valley Campground, Epsom, NH.

13 Entries in Guest Book for “Arvanitis, John P.”

  1. Corrine Cassavaugh says:

    To The Arvanitis Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May your wonderful memories help you during this very difficult time.

    Love, Terry & Corrine

  2. Sarah Taylor says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. When we told Ben at school last night he said “Oh that is so sad, he was great.” And I guess that says it best. We love you all and we were blessed to know John.

    Love, Sarah, Herb, Ben and Blaine

  3. Lillian &Walter Lawler says:

    To The Avanities Family our deepest symathies to you all in the passing of John. We were classmates in Somerville high school 65 years ago. Walter Lawler

  4. Sheryl smith says:

    John and family, I am very sorry to hear your dad passed away. I am out of town and learned through the church email. I am sure the many years of memories will get you through this difficult time. Take care Sheryl Smith

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  6. Nicole Serfes Berkland says:

    Dear Aunt Dwyna and family,

    So sorry to hear about Uncle John’s passing. He was such a wonderful man and will truly be missed. I have so many fond memories of times spent with him and your family. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.


  7. The Hemeon's says:

    Dwyna and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Peace be with you.
    Mary, Kevin & Ben

  8. Janice & Artie Thompson says:

    To the Arvantis family,

    We were saddened to hear of John’s passing. What a great loss to his dear family & friends. Hold tight to the wonderful memories as you forge through the days ahead. God bless John and all of the Arvantis family.

  9. Dana McQuaid says:

    I was very sad to see John’s Name on my mission List this morning. I know i have been way out of the loop but i have alot of very good Memories of your Dad when we were growing up in Wilmington. I am now retired from the US Army after 35 years of service However I now am the US Army State of Mass Military Funeral Honors Coordinator. I over see all the US Army Veterans funerals now. When I saw your Dad’s name this morning my heart drop to my knees. All this time has passed and i never knew your Dad was in the Army. What a Great guy and Dad. I am so sorry, I hope to see you all at the funeral.

    Yours Truely
    Dana L. McQuaid MSG (Ret) Us Army
    VFW District 5 Commander
    Dedham VFW Post 2017 Commander
    VFW State Boy Scout Chairman

  10. Janice Paquette says:

    Tracy and family,

    I am sorry for your loss and want you to know you’re in my thoughts during this difficult time.

    Warm regards,


  11. danielle smith says:

    Dwyna and family…So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  12. Susan (Landers)McNamara says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing.

  13. John Dion says:

    My Condolences on your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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