Ipswich — Manuel “Manny” Alexopoulos, 98, husband of the late Thames “Faye” (Poulos) Alexopoulos, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 20, 2013, in the Beverly Hospital after a short illness. Born in Ipswich on October 5, 1914, he was the son of the late William and Arestea (Karchonas) Alexopoulos.
Raised and educated in Ipswich he was a graduate of Ipswich High School. Mr. Alexopoulos was a member of the Red Raiders, a semi-professional football team. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army Air Corps. After the War he was employed for many years at the United Shoe Machine Company in Beverly. He was a charter member and past Commander of the AmVets Post# 201 of Ipswich. Mr. Alexopoulos was a resident of Ipswich for the past 8 years, prior to that he and his wife Faye were residents of Lynn for many years. He was predeceased by his wife on November 23, 2005.
Mr. Alexopoulos is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother William “Doc” Alexson, formerly of Ipswich, and his 2 sisters: Constance Misoyianis, formerly of Charlestown, SC, and Florence Snow, also formerly of Ipswich.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held Friday, January 25th, at 10:00 A.M. at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Ipswich. Burial will follow with military honors at the New Highland Cemetery, 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Visiting hours will be Thursday, January 24th, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the Morris Funeral Home, 45 North Main Street, Ipswich, relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Evening military services will be held in the funeral home at 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to either: the Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich, P.O. Box 6, Ipswich, MA 01938 or to the Ipswich Council on Aging, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA 01938. For directions or to send a condolence to the Alexopoulos family, please go to: www.MorrisFH.com.