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HAVERHILL: Amelia A. (Karambelas) Rizos, 92, a longtime resident of Haverhill passed away on January 7, 2016, at Wingate of Haverhill.

She was born in Haverhill on September 9, 1923, daughter of the late Anastasios A. and Ioanna C. (Kiriazis) Karambelas.

Amelia graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1941, and later graduated from the former McIntosh Business School.

Alongside her husband, Amelia was the owner and operator of Pleasant Spa Convenience Store in Haverhill, as well as the Village Market in Fremont, N.H.

Amelia was a member of the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill, and its Philoptochos Society.

She was the wife of the late Lewis Nicholas Rizos, who passed away in 1980; and sister of the late Elaine A. Karambelas and Christopher A. Karambelas. She is survived by her two sons, Massachusetts State Police Sergeant, Byron L. Rizos and his wife, Attorney Helen E. Rizos of Marblehead, and Massachusetts State Police Trooper, David L. Rizos and his wife, Dr. Kleanthi N. Rizos of Wakefield, Mass.; her brother, Charles A. Karambelas of Haverhill; her five grandchildren, Sarah, Samuel, Sophia, Eleni and Amalia; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends attended calling hours on Tuesday, January 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer Street, Haverhill. Her funeral was held on Wednesday, January 13, beginning at 10 a.m., from the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., at Holy Apostles Church, 154 Winter Street, Haverhill. Interment followed in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Holy Apostles Church, 154 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA 01830, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  January 10, 2016
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