Terry Tgavalekos

Obituary of Terry Tgavalekos

Peabody – Terry Tgavalekos 69, beloved husband of Anneli (Tuhkunen) Tgavalekos, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Born in Ipswich, he was the son of the late George and Florence (Korumpas) Tgavalekos. He was raised in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1968. He continued his education earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in engineering from Lowell Technical Institute (now the University of Massachusetts, Lowell).

Mr. Tgavalekos had been employed for forty-one years for Raytheon where he worked as an Engineering Fellow until the time of his recent retirement.

He was also a teacher at UMass Lowell in the early 1990’s.

A longtime resident of West Peabody, he was an active member of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody. Mr. Tgavalekos was also a car enthusiast, enjoyed Rock and Roll music from the 1970’s and was an avid reader. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife with whom he shared forty four years of marriage, he is survived by his children, Nora Tgavalekos and her husband, Michal Sprycha of North Reading, Karl Tgavalekos and his wife, Keri and Kristen Tgavalekos and her husband, Fernando Quivira, two granddaughters, Alexa and Anna Sprycha, a sister-in-law, Tuulikki Salonen and her husband, Esko of Finland, two brothers-in-law, Yrjo Tuhkunen and his wife, Sirpa of Finland and William Burke of Peabody and a nephew, Nicholas Burke and many cousins. He was also the brother of the late Maryann Burke.

His funeral service will be held at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, Peabody, Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in the Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960.


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Visiting Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 3, 2019
82 Lynn St.
978 531 0472, Massachusetts, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Friday, October 4, 2019
St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church
5 Paleologos Street
Peabody, Massachusetts, United States


Riverside Cemetery
171 Elm Street
North Reading, Massachusetts, United States