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Chris J. Decoulos, 78, of Danvers, beloved husband of the late Katherine Decoulos, passed away peacefully at Ledgewood Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly on April 2, 2017.
Born on November 17, 1938, he was the son James and Helen (Saxonis) Decoulos. He was raised and educated in Peabody, and was a graduate of Bentley College. Prior to moving to Danvers 11 years ago, he and Katherine, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage, raised their family in Boxford.
Chris was a certified public accountant and operated his own practice. In his later years, he enjoyed developing real estate on the North Shore.
He is survived by his adoring children and their spouses, Ellen and John Tibbetts of Danvers, Suzanne and David Farley of Boxford, James and Emily Decoulos of Hopkinton, and Christina and Mitch Salkovitz of West Newbury; his cherished grandchildren, Alex, Andrew, Emily, Katie, Jack, Joshua, Olivia and Sydney; two brothers and their spouses, John and Irene Decoulos of Boxford, Nick and Helen Decoulos of Peabody; a sister, Peggy Farrell of Quincy; a sister-in-law, Harriet Decoulos of Danvers; lifelong friend, Arthur Pappathanasi of Swampscott; and many nieces, nephews, godchildren and close friends. He was also predeceased by his brother, Stefo Decoulos.
A private family service will be held and there will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chris’ memory to Care Dimensions (www.caredimensions.org), 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for the online obituary and memorial guest book.
Published on  April 6, 2017
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