Peter Spaneas

Obituary of Peter G Spaneas

PEABODY - Mr. Peter “Petro” Spaneas, age 92 of Peabody, beloved husband of the late Helen (Shachook) Spaneas, passed away on February 24, 2020 at the North Shore Medical Center after a brief illness at home. He was surrounded by his ever-loving family at the time of death. Petro was a proud first generation Greek American, the son of the late George P. Spaneas and Anthoula Catherine Psoinos who immigrated from Mani, Greece. He was a lifelong resident of Peabody. Peter enlisted in the US Navy prior to his 1945 high school graduation to serve his country. Upon his return from the Navy, he married the love of his life Helen. Together they raised a family of five children. Peter was the well-known owner of Ted’s Service Station on Foster Street in Peabody for over 50 years. He is still remembered by many for his generosity and compassion as he never turned away a customer who was down on their luck. Peter was a life-long communicant of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church. He was also a long time member of many service organizations such as St. Val’s Greek Men’s Club, AHEPA, Shriner’s International, IACC of Peabody, Kiwanis Club, Lyons Club, Peabody Chamber of Commerce and AOH. He was also a member of the Senior League at The Meadow Golf Club in Peabody and was looking forward to another enjoyable season with his golf buddies. Peter could often be found dining at The Wardhust surrounded by friends and wait staff whom he considered to be like family. There are no words that can express the devotion Peter had for his family. He was known as Dad, Pappou and “Pappou-Pappou” devoting his entire life and love to every member of his family. Petro was the “Rock” of the Spaneas family. He leaves behind his children George P. and Debra Spaneas of Saugus, Kathryn and Steve Horemiotis of Peabody, Kim and James Lannon Jr. of Lynn, Patricia and Stephen Distefano of Gales Ferry, CT and Paula and Daniel Cook of Sidney ME. He was the beloved grandfather of Michael Quade and partner Heather Penney, Stephen and Melissa Horemiotis, Justine and Kevin St. Pierre, Peter and Kristan Horemiotis, George Horemiotis and partner David Cloutier, Helen Spaneas and Kenny Elwood, Alex Distefano and partner Kodie Gordon, Peter and Jennifer Spaneas, Nicholas Distefano, Christopher Cook, Jennifer Anderson, and 8 adoring great-grandchildren Olivia, Clara, Mia, Lucas, Bennett, Grayson, Mason and Kayson. He is also survived by two sisters, Constance Liberti of Peabody and Stella Maniatakos of Lowell, his sisters-in law Teddie Spaneas of Peabody, Angela Nash of Key Biscayne FL, Mary Tenedios of Peabody along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Daniel G. Spaneas, Irene G. Spaneas, Stamatia G. Pappafotopoulos and Nicholas G. Spaneas. His funeral will be held from the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Peabody, on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Paleologos St., Peabody at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, Altar Fund, 7 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960.
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Thursday
27
February

Visiting Hours

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home - Church St
20 Church St
Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
(978) 531-0472
Friday
28
February

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, February 28, 2020
St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church
Paleologos Street
Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
978-531-0777

Burial

Cedar Grove Cemetery
Cedar Grove Avenue
Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
978-531-1073