SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 14, 2009

Philip G. Agganis, 90


HAMILTON — Philip G. Agganis, 90, husband of the late Helen S. (Nekrash) Agganis, died peacefully Thursday morning, Nov. 12, 2009 in the Emeritus Assisted Living in Danvers.

Born in Lynn on May 23, 1919 he was the son of the late George and Georgia (Pappas) Agganis. Mr. Agganis was raised and educated in Lynn. He and his wife were married in July, 1940 in St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn.

Mr. Agganis was a veteran of World War II, having been honorably discharged from the Army. Mr. and Mrs. Agganis had been residents of Hamilton for over 54 years. He was a member of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich. He was the last surviving member of the Agganis family of Lynn, that included his brother, Harry Agganis. He was also predeceased by his wife Helen on June 28, 2008.

Mr. Agganis is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Georgette A. and Robert J. Neville of Danvers, Elaine and Peter Copelas also of Danvers; five grandchildren, Jennifer Neville, Michele and Benjamin Beckley, George Copelas, Phillip Copelas and Kimberly Copelas; two great-grandsons, Andrew Beckley and Thomas Beckley. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m., at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Ipswich. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, 145 Boston St., Lynn, Visiting hours will be Sunday, Nov. 15. from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Morris Funeral Home, 45 North Main St., Ipswich. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mr. Agganis' name to: the Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich, P.O. Box 6 Ipswich, MA 01938. For directions or to send condolences to the Agganis family, please go to: www.MorrisFH.com.