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Leon D. Zaimes

May 28, 1961 - October 15, 2022

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Obituary For Leon D. Zaimes

Leon D. Zaimes, 61, of Saugus, MA, passed away, October 15, 2022, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Leon was born in Lynn, MA, May 28, 1961, the son of Anna (Paraskevopoulos) Zaimes and the late Demetrios L. Zaimes.

Leon graduated from Peabody high school class of 1979. While in high school, Leon established T’s N Things, selling t-shirts in JJ Newbury’s at the North Shore Mall. Leon graduated from Bentley University and was a proud member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.

After obtaining his CPA accreditation, Leon worked for Grant Thornton in Boston as an audit supervisor until 1990. From 1990-2002 Leon worked as the CFO and Director of operations of Hellenic college in Brookline. After leaving Hellenic college Leon became Vice President for finance and administration for Hebrew College in Newton until 2015. In 2016 Leon decided to lose the monkey suit and went to work with his brother at TMC Concrete Coatings and Finishes in Peabody as CFO and Head of Business Development until his death.

Leon is survived by his mother, Anna Zaimes, brother, Philip Zaimes and wife Jennifer and two sisters, Alice Zames-Strong and husband Donald and Diane Brillant and husband Ray. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews Demetri and Lauryn Zaimes, Anya and Kataryna Brillant, Jared Strong and Shelby Clark. He also leaves behind many close aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours, Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 4-7 PM at The Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA 01960. A Funeral Service will be held Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St, Peabody, MA. Burial will take place at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in Leon's memory may be made by visiting www.massgeneral.org/neurology/support
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.ccbfuneral.com.

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  • 10/26/2022

    I had the good fortune to work with Leon for many years at Hebrew College. He was a treasured friend from whom I learned a great deal almost every day. I will miss him and I send condolences to his family. Annette Ashin

  • 10/21/2022

    Diane and I fondly remember meeting Leon when he was an undergraduate student at Bentley University (then College) during the early 1980s, and we feel fortunate that we were able to maintain our relationship with him throughout the years. Leon was a kind and gentle person, whose care for others was so obvious. We send sincere condolences to his family. Aaron Nurick and Diane Austin

  • 10/20/2022

    Zaire's family very sorry for your loss.Condolences to the family. Leon and I spent a lot of time working together in NYC and I enjoyed him as a colleague and a friend. He'll be missed.

  • 10/20/2022

    I am very sorry for your loss of Leon. I'm sending your family my sympathy. Karl Krueger

  • 10/20/2022

    Dear Alice and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences. Richard and Cheryl Yagjian

  • 10/19/2022

    My heart is heavy to hear of Leon's sudden passing. Another special person has left us too soon. I pray he and K.T. are reunited in heaven and are enjoying some Bentley fun once again. May Leon's spirit warm our hearts forever.

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    I was blessed to work closely with Leon at Hebrew College and I am saddened to learn of his untimely death. May the memory of his life be a constant source of blessing to all those who knew and loved him. Rabbi Daniel Lehmann

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  • 10/18/2022

    Leon (Spinxie to us ZBT boys 😊) was my fraternity big brother at Bentley, co-worker at Grant Thornton, a great friend (not the best poker player though) and someone who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Zaimes family and hope these few words of love and appreciation for Spinxie can bring a little comfort during these challenging times. May his memory be eternal!

  • 10/18/2022

    Dear Zaimes Family, I was saddened to hear of Leon's passing. Leon was a kind and gentle soul with a great sense of humor. His family was always his #1 priority. Wishing you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  • 10/18/2022

    Leon was a wonderful cousin and friend to all of us. He left us too soon but forever in our hearts. Love to all, Andrea, Brian, Athena, Joe,Caleb, Nikki, Eliana & Reina

  • 10/18/2022

    I had the pleasure of working with Leon for 6 years at TMC Concrete coatings and finishes. Leon was my friend and will always be part of the TMC team. Back in July 2022 I asked Leon if he enjoys working here? He said "Jimmy I no longer wear a SUIT!, i can come into work with sweat pants and a sweatshirt (long pause) I am comfortable". I will miss him. my condolences go to the Zaimes family.

  • 10/18/2022

    My sympathy to the Zaimes family with the passing of Leon. Leon was a kind and thoughtful man.

  • 10/17/2022

    Anna and family: I was so taken aback when this news reached me today. "Leonidas" was someone you could rely upon for a quick wit, was genial, willing to help even without being asked, and able to give solid advice when approached. May his memory be eternal, and may love carry you in the coming days.

  • 10/17/2022

    To Leon's family, I am so sorry to hear of Leon's passing. Leon and I were good friends years ago. He was a great friend. I will miss him. Angela Hastings (Chronis)

  • 10/17/2022

    LDZ will be missed. He was a wonderful friend and great boss. May his memory be eternal. Kathy O'Grady

  • 10/17/2022

    Leon was so much more to me than a friend. He was my brother. We met in our early 20s and had a life-long friendship. He was the most fun, so intelligent and a true gentleman. I will miss him so much. My love to Phil, Elpis, Diane and his mom Anna.

Tributes

  • Mixed Plant Dish Garden

    Mixed Plant Dish Garden was sent for Leon D. Zaimes - October 20, 2022

  • Beautiful Dreams

    Kevin Woody sent Beautiful Dreams for Leon D. Zaimes - October 19, 2022

    Brother Spinxie, always generous with your loyalty and support. A presence in our lives for over 40 years, you will be greatly missed. ROCK THE CASBAH, Woody

  • Splendid Memories Bouquet

    Carol Sabadini sent Splendid Memories Bouquet for Leon D. Zaimes - October 19, 2022

    Leon was a good friend to our son Tony and to us as well. We will miss his rational approach to life, his lively conversation, his gentle humor.

  • Ocean Devotion

    Deborah Henderson sent Ocean Devotion for Leon D. Zaimes - October 18, 2022

    Zaimes Family. Our deepest condolences for your loss. Sending our love The Henderson Family

  • Beautiful Dreams

    Beautiful Dreams was sent for Leon D. Zaimes - October 18, 2022

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    Garden of Memories was sent for Leon D. Zaimes - October 18, 2022

  • Peace & Serenity Dishgarden

    John Mlynar sent Peace & Serenity Dishgarden for Leon D. Zaimes - October 17, 2022

    Dear Zaimes Family: Please accept our condolences. It was an honor & pleasure knowing Leon, whom we lovingly called Spinxie. He will be dearly missed. God bless you. With love, John & Lynda Mlynar

  • 5 TREES

    Michael & Lauren Maschio planted 5 trees in memory of Leon D. Zaimes . - October 19, 2022

  • 10 TREES

    Terri and John Rodriguez planted 10 trees in memory of Leon D. Zaimes . - October 18, 2022

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