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Spiros Christos Andraktos
  • December 02, 1927
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  • January 30, 2018

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Spiros Christos Andraktos, 90, formally of Lowell, MA, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Christos and Kyriaki (Petropoulakis) Andraktos.

He was a veteran of both the US Army and the US Navy during WW11.

After serving in the military, he later followed his brothers to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he worked and retired with the US postal service. He was known for his operatic like singing while delivering mail. He later moved to New Smyrna Beach to be close to family.

Spiros is survived by his niece, Meg (Andrews) Rouse, her daughters Elyssa and Lexi Rouse, his sweet little dog Daisy, and many other extended family members.

Four brothers pre deceased him: James Andrews, William Andraktos, Peter Andreatas, and Manuel Andraktos.

In accordance with the family’s wishes, a private ceremony will be held in his memory.


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  1. 27 Mar 2018
    Karen & Jim Miller posted an image:
    Uncle Spike & Daisy visiting with Emmy Lou & Storm!
    Uncle Spike & Daisy visiting with Emmy Lou & Storm!

  2. 03 Feb 2018
    Colleen Davidson says:
    Everyone's Uncle Spike. Thank you for the spice you added to our lives. Thank you for the devotion you showed Meg, Elysss, and Lexi. Thank you for sharing the greek traditions, especially the spinach pie. You are loved and will be missed.

  3. 02 Feb 2018
    Patricia Mazur lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2018 at 2:39:22 PM

  4. 02 Feb 2018
    Christie Brown says:
    "Uncle Spike' was all many of us knew him as. He was loved by all who were fortunate enough to call him that. An acclaimed cook - just don't ask him to share his recipes or he would shoo you out of the kitchen, a beloved "Uncle" - just don't gush over him or he would say, "...you should have known me when I was a 'son of gun*' (*I'm paraphrasing there!), a helpful soul - even when it seemed he had a full plate of life when a task presented itself he always said, "I can do that!". He loved deeply, and possessed a quiet strength along with a pride in all things Greek ( Thanks for helping introduce me to Greek Easter!). I will never forget his quick smile that always made me wonder what he just got away with, or what he was about to do! There will never be another like 'Uncle Spike", he will certainly be missed!

  5. 02 Feb 2018
    Frank Vivian and kids lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2018 at 2:57:08 PM

  6. 02 Feb 2018
    Michele Simonsen says:
    We will miss seeing you walk the dogs each day and your wonderful smile and friendly conversation. Blessings, Uncle Spike. Love you, Meg, Elyssa and Lexi.

  7. 02 Feb 2018
    Beverly Atlas lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2018 at 2:24:10 AM

  8. 01 Feb 2018
    Freda Plomaritis says:
    My dear old friend since the 60’s, we had many, many happy moments! You were one of my children’s godfather, and were always my helping hand when I needed you. I will miss knowing you aren’t with us anymore! Rest In Peace my friend!! Freda

  9. 01 Feb 2018
    Cindy spence says:
    So many wonderful memories of beloved uncle Spike❤️

  10. 01 Feb 2018
    Christina Ryan lit a candle:
    Lit since February 1, 2018 at 2:41:15 PM

  11. 01 Feb 2018
    Rev. Nicholas P. Petropoulakos says:
    Remembering Uncle Spike and the many stories he told about WWII. Great memories. Enjoyed times when he would come up to see his mother, Thea Kyriakou (my pappou's sister). He got his gift for telling stories from his mother.
    May God rest his soul. May his memory be eternal!

  12. 01 Feb 2018
    Larise Nicholson says:
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Spike (this is how I always knew him). I will never forget the first time his niece Meg (one of my best friends & former roommate) invited me to dinner at his house. Uncle Spike was the best cook & especially made the best grilled steaks! Luckily, I was invited over many times & was able to experience his talented cooking. We would all sit around the dinner table and talk & had many long conversations; I still have many fond memories to this day. I am so sorry for your loss, I can’t even imagine how much you must be missing him. Larise

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