Carole (Pappadopoulos) Speliotis

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Carole (Pappadopoulos) Speliotis

December 21, 1925 - October 28, 2018

Carole (Pappadopoulos) Speliotis Danvers - Mrs. Carole (Pappadopoulos) Speliotis, 92, of Danvers, beloved wife of the late Charles J. Speliotis, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Hathorne Hill Healthcare in Danvers, surrounded by her family.
Born in Fitchburg, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Demitropoulos) Pappadopoulos. Raised and educated in Cambridge, she was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. She continued her education in cosmetology school earning her Professional Licensure in Hairdressing.
As a young woman, Mrs. Speliotis was the proprietor of her own beauty parlor in Cambridge until the time of her marriage. She moved to Danvers as a young married woman to start her family and plant family roots that would last for generations. While raising her children, she was employed at HotWatt in Danvers for over 30 years as a Supervisor and was dedicated to her profession.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Carole loved her family first and foremost. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them and relished time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She showed her love in many ways and would often prepare feasts and delicacies for her family to share. Her delicious creations were always filled with love. She was an avid reader and loved classic movies and was a dedicated, long-time member of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hathorne Hill for the kindness and care they showed to Carole during her stay.
Carole is survived by her sons, Massachusetts House of Representatives member, Theodore Speliotis and his wife June of Danvers, and James Speliotis and his wife Laura, proprietors of Danvers House of Pizza of Danvers; her daughters, Debbie Drummond and her husband Daniel of Petaluma, Calif., and Sharon Gould and her husband, Peabody City Councilman, Thomas of Peabody; her eight grandchildren, Pia Freeley and her husband Matthew, Ashley Speliotis, Kailee Speliotis, Alexandria Speliotis, Daniel Adamski and his wife Jennifer, KC Adamski, Cortney Hurley and her husband Gregg, and Michael Gould, her five great-grandchildren, Kasey, Allison, Kayla, Theodore, and Quinn; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Helen Agganis, Mary Mallas, and Theodore, Arthur, Peter, and Nicholas Pappadopoulos.

Her funeral will be held from the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, Friday, Nov 2, at 12:30 p.m., followed by her funeral service in St. Vasilios’s Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Harmony Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Carole’s memory to the St. Vasilios Church Alter Fund, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960, or to the Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit
Published on October 31, 2018
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10 posts

Dan Beauregard
Nov 08, 2018
Jim - sorry to her of your mom's passing. It's Nov. 8th and
I just found out. Glad to hear that you had all those years to enjoy your mom though.
Still have many memories of our younger years.
Miss you. Dan
Suzanne Silva Broyer
Nov 01, 2018
Teddy and the family we are sorry for your loss our family wishes to send our condolences. May you find peace and knowing that she is at rest and not suffering anymore
Art Hall
Nov 01, 2018
Very saddened to hear of your Mom's pass. Wishing peace and comfort to Ted and the whole family. You've been a great Rep. Came a long way since Holten Richmond Jr. High all those years ago.
Joe Sabella
Oct 31, 2018
Live your life and remember and practice the lessons taught by your mother and always pass them on to others.
The powers family
Oct 31, 2018
We loved yiyi many fond memories of her ,she will be missed xo
Joe and Chrissy Votto
Oct 31, 2018
We will miss Yiayia 's warmth and beautiful smile. May her memory be eternal.
Grace Marciano
Oct 31, 2018
Deepest condolences on the loss of a very wonderful person. We wish we could have our mothers with us forever and the void they leave is a deep one. She will always be in your hearts through the legacy of precious memories she has left. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob and Charlotte Fitzgerald
Oct 31, 2018
Ted, June, Pia and Ashley.
We send are sincere condolences on the loss of Ted's mother. May she rest in peace.
Bill Nicholson
Oct 31, 2018
Dear Ted and June,My condolences on your mother's passing.She was a great lady and will be sadly missed.My love to you and the family,God be with you.Bill
Richard Farrell
Oct 31, 2018
Ted and Sharon and Speliotis, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers