Peabody MA — Constantinas “Charlie” Moutsoulas, 61, of Peabody, died on Monday evening, surrounded by his family, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, after a six-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was the loving husband of 32 years to Valeri (Boyle) Moutsoulas.
He was born in Peabody on December 4, 1951,and was the son of the late Leonidas and Demetra (Demopoulos) Moutsoulas. Raised there, he graduated from Peabody High School in 1970, where he played and excelled on the basketball team.
Charlie had been an entrepreneur in the restaurant business most of his life, starting in Amesbury, operating the Midway Diner for five years. He started and opened many other restaurants and deli shops on the North Shore. For the past 20 years, he was the proprietor of Stephy’s Kitchen in Beverly. He was known as one of the best short order cooks on the North Shore.
He enjoyed going to Seabrook Race Track, meeting and socializing with his friends there. He had been a member of the Saugus/Everett Lodge of Elks, NO.642.
He had a very large heart helping with special needs children, and giving his time and effort to them.
He is survived by his wife, Valeri; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Lisa Moutsoulas, and Nicholas Moutsoulas; two daughters and a son-in-law, Stephenie and James McGahey, and Alexandra Moutsoulas, all of Peabody; his siblings and spouses, James “Demo” and Linda Moutsoulas, and William Moutsoulas, all of Peabody, John and Jeannette Moutsoulas, and Alice and James Noble, all of Salem; a granddaughter, Mary Lynn Moutsoulas of Peabody; his mother and father–in-law, Janet Wheat of Peabody and Willard Boyle of Seabrook, N.H.; his sister and brother–in-laws, Donna Marconi of Newburyport, Paula Mitchell of Dover, N.H., Willard Boyle of Pennsylvania, and Gregory Wheat Jr. of Peabody; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Steven, Nicholas and Arthur Moutsoulas.
ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, at 1 p.m., at the family lot in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Grove Street, Salem. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Hospital Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. To sign his guest book, or for directions, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.