Dudley – Vasilios T. “Bill” Siozopoulos, 93, entered Paradise on Saturday March 21, 2020.
Being predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years Sophia (Kotoulas) Siozopoulos in 2010, Vasilios is survived by two daughters: Steliane Thompson and her husband David of Holden, and Despina Kiely of Dudley; his brother Theophilos Siozopoulos of Thessaloniki, Greece; five grandchildren: William, Elias, and Nicholas Thompson; Alexandra and Christopher Kiely; he also leaves many relatives and dear friends.
Bill was born in Polykastanon, Greece on March 12, 1927, son of the late Theodore and Theodora (Tsiliminga) Siozopoulos. Bill was extremely proud of his Greek heritage, as a young man, he served honorably in the Greek Army during World War II; he moved here with his wife in 1956. Bill and Sophie were very active at the original Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church on High Street where Bill served as treasurer on the parish council. Bill was a founding member of the new church constructed on Lake Parkway; he and his wife greatly loved their church community; they were always eager to lend a helping hand and provide supplies for church fundraisers, especially the annual Greek Festival. For nearly forty years Bill and his wife operated the former Mini Mart, more affectionately known as “The Greek Market” on Main Street in Webster, which he continued operating until just a few years ago. As proud business owners, Bill and Sophia helped define the true meaning of philanthropy; they cared for their customers as if they were family; they delivered groceries to the homebound during blizzards, they open-heartedly helped those with limited financial resources, they provided for their community while successfully raising a family. Bill was the quintessential hard-working Greek immigrant who worked earnestly to provide for and care for his family who he was devoted to; they were truly happy helping others. Bill and Sophia raised their family with the firm belief that kindness is the most important quality and that you can reach your goals with hard work and dedication. During the past two years, whenever Bill was seen in the community, he was fondly remembered for his kindness and generosity. Bill was approached by caring recipients of his kindness and even children of children remember him; he was a very proud, stoic, hard-working, family-devoted, and truly inspiring man who never hesitated to help anybody. As the outpouring of support from the community continues it is clear he has left an everlasting impression and will never be forgotten.
May his memory be eternal μπορεί η μνήμη του να είναι αιώνια.
Due to the current pandemic, private funeral services will be held at the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Webster; Private Committal Services will be held in Mount Zion Cemetery, where Vasilios will rest next to his beloved Sophia. Once the current pandemic resolves, a Celebration of Life Gathering will be arranged and announced.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church Memorial Fund in honor of Bill.
The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street Webster, MA is honored to have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may post a message of comfort, share a fond memory, or light a candle in remembrance of Bill.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vasilios T. Siozopoulos, please visit our floral store.
Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
35 Lake Parkway, Webster MA 01570