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HAVERHILL: James Drakopoulos, 95, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away on January 13, 2016.

He was born in Haverhill on Sept. 16, 1920, son of the late Rigas and Demetra (Droukas) Drakopoulos.

He was an Army veteran of WWII and was employed in the local shoe industry for many years until his retirement. James was an active member of the Holy Apostles Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill receiving the Diocese Laity Award in 1997 for outstanding service to his church. He also received the Man of the Year Award in 2007 from Acropolis Chapter #39 Order of Ahepa in Haverhill.

He was the beloved husband of the late Bertha (Amanatides) Drakopoulos, devoted father of the late Rigas Drakopoulos and brother of the late Constance Demos. He is survived by his sister, Frances Babalas as well as many nieces and nephews.

His calling hours were held Monday Jan. 18, at the H. L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St, Haverhill. His Funeral Service was on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Holy Apostles Church, 154 Winter St., Haverhill. Interment followed in Linwood Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the church or to Care Dimensions, 70 Walnut St. Suite 301, Wellesley, MA 02481. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  January 21, 2016
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