Swampscott — John A. Booras, age 90, of Swampscott, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Mr. Booras was born on June 16, 1922, in Dover, N.H., to the late Arthur and Demetra (Ntarahanes) Booras.
Mr. Booras graduated from Lynn Classical High School before serving our country as a member of the U.S. Army stationed in Europe during World War II. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the British Military Medal.
Mr. Booras and his longtime friend and partner, Orestes Demetriades owned and operated the Orbit Travel Agency, WNTN radio station and the Grecian Echoes radio program. Mr. Booras was a member of the Hexagon Club, the AHEPA in Lynn and the Masonic Mount Carmel Lodge.
Mr. Booras was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary (Beaton) Booras; his daughters, Christine (Booras) Maguire and Donna Booras; his son, Theodore Booras; and granddaughter, Julie Taylor.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Driver) Booras; two sons, J. Arthur and wife, Frances of Beverly; and Peter and his wife, Susan of Swampscott; grandson, John; and granddaughters, Denise, Lisa and husband, Michael Johnson, Kathryn and Anna Booras; great- grandfather of Kaia and Bradley Johnson; brother of Christie and his wife, Christine Booras, Charles Booras and the late Theodore Booras and Connie Roche.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral service will be held at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street, Lynn, Thursday, at noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. - noon, just prior to the funeral service. Interment Swampscott Cemetary. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. George Church of Lynn in his memory. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Babalas & DeMarkles Funeral Home of Cambridge.