Obituaries

Spiro Tsoukalas

September 19th, 2012

Spiro Tsoukalas, age 57, of Wilmington, died peacefully on September 19, 2012, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Spiro was born in Lowell, MA on February 5, 1955. He was the cherished son of the late Christos and Olga (Vrouhas) Tsoukalas.  Spiro was raised in Chelmsford and was a graduate of Chelmsford High School Class of 1973.

Spiro married his sweetheart Cynthia Brooks on March 4, 1979.
Spiro was employed for many years as a network technician at Saints Medical Center in Lowell where he was a well respected and beloved co-worker.

In his spare time, Spiro enjoyed music, especially the 50’s & 60’s.  He was a member of the show band “Tsouky & The Memories” during the 70’s and later “The True Classics” during the 90’s.
He also loved to ride his bicycles, take trips along the seacoast and to Florida.  He was an avid Boston sports fan and loved to watch games with his family and friends.

Spiro enjoyed archery shoots with his brother, watching cooking shows, and simply spending time with family.

Spiro loved life. He had a heart and soul that touched everyone who met him.  He will be greatly missed.

Spiro was the beloved husband of Cynthia M. (Brooks) Tsoukalas, cherished son of the late Christos and Olga (Vrouhas) Tsoukalas, dear brother of George Tsoukalas and his wife Joni of Pelham, NH and of Steve Tsoukalas and his wife Sandy of Jackson, MS, loving uncle of Kathy, Christa, Noel, Elise, and Olivia, son-in-law of Rose and Lloyd Brooks, brother-in-law of Lloyd and Cynthia Brooks, all of Wilmington. Spiro is also survived by Aunt Helen Koulas, and many cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, September 24th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, September 23rd  from 2-6 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations in Spiro’s name may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Sarcoma Research, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02215.

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54 Entries in Guest Book for “Spiro Tsoukalas”

  1. MaryAnn (Tewell) Hayward says:

    I am so profoundly saddened to learn of Spiro’s passing. As an off site fellow employee of Saints, I quickly found out what a teddy bear he was. If there were computer glitzes, we hoped Spiro would answer the call for help because of his friendliness, joy and love. He brought sunshine to the day. I’m certain he put so much more into the lives of Cindy, family and friends. Your loss must be more than I can imagine. You are in my thought. Just think of what he is adding to heaven!

  2. Laurie Glasser says:

    Steve & family,
    My heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathies to you… Spiro truly followed in the beautiful footsteps of our Lord & Savior, with his suffering. May he rest in peace now in the loving arms of Jesus.

  3. Judy O'Connor says:

    I remember listening to Tsouky & The Memories when I was in High School, I met Spiro’s brother at the recent CHS Reunion, and learned he was sick–I’m sorry to hear of his passing–a great talent is lost…hopefully he will be playing the harp in Heaven and sharing his music with those that have gone before us…sympathies to his family

  4. eva tsoukalas says:

    My deepest condolences to the Tsoukalas family.

    I am Eva Tsoukalas 1st cousin to Spiro, George, and Stevie Tsoukalas originally of Chelmsford, Mass.

    Spiro was a loving kind hearted young man when my parents divorced and my father forbade me and my mother to keep in touch with his side of the family. My father was vindictive and even hid the fact that he knew where my mother and I were, at the time my brother died unexpectedly in 1993….so we missed my brother’s wake and funeral, which was exactly what my father planned as that was his revenge, and we also missed not sharing our lives with the Tsoukalas family of Chelmsford, mass, and their families.

    I will miss Spiro and wish he could have had a long healthy life, but I know in my heart he was loved, as my mom, brother and I loved all of our family relations.

    r.i.p. Dear Spiro and I hope you find my brother George in Heaven and my beloved mother Bessie, as you were certainly loved by many, and Spiro your memory will remain with us on earth, until God calls us all home and we reunite again, in everlasting joy and eternal life.

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