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Terry G. Koutsos, age 91, of Salem, formerly of Lynn and Saugus, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 3, 2017, at the Abbott House. He proudly served in the U.S. Army with the 127 Company B Engineer Corp. from August 1943 to April 1946. He received three battle stars, a good conduct medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre, and American Campaign Ribbons, as well as the Victory Medal. Terry worked for the United States Postal Service for 35 years and never took a sick day. He even walked to work during the Blizzard of ’78.
Terry loved to read, dance, and spend time with his family, and he had quite the sweet tooth. He also enjoyed vacationing in St. Martin and on the Cape. Terry was a good man with a kind heart and he will be missed.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Eugenia (Loupis) Koutsos, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage, and was the cherished father of Tina (Koutsos) Jordan and George T. Koutsos. “Papou” was “Superman” to his five grandchildren, Alexandra Koutsos, Kristiana Koutsos, Katharine Jordan, Emily Jordan, and Michael Koutsos. Terry was devoted to his family which also includes his sister-in-law, Paula Paragios and her husband, Kosta; sister-in-law, Aphrodite Mihalakis; son-in-law, James Jordan; and daughter-in-law, Ruth (Boudreau) Koutsos; his sister, Helen O’Donnell; his brother, Nick Johnson; his nieces and nephews, Peter Mihalakis, Elina Mihalakis, Chris Paragios, his wife, Georgia and their daughter, Chrysa, Brian O’Donnell and his wife, LeeAnne, Kevin O’Donnell, Soula Loupis and family, Eugenia Loupis; many close friends and the wonderful people who cared for him at Abbott House. He was predeceased by his brothers, Louis and Andy Koutsos; brothers-in-law, Frank O’Donnell, Andonis Loupis, and Nicholas Mihalakis; and his parents, Constance (Harritos) and George Koutsos.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Route 1A), Lynn, followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Burial with military honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 S. Common St., Lynn, MA 01902. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
Published on  March 6, 2017
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