Rev. Eleftherios M. Stavrakis of New Milford, CT, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday October 4, 2016 in Danbury Hospital at the age of 77.
He was born in Samos Greece on March 25, 1939 son of the late Michael and Stamatia (Savvas) Stavrakis. After attending ministry school in the Island of Patmos he came to the United States and finished schooling in Fitchburg, MA. He married Joanne E. Michaelides in Fitchburg. Thirty five years ago they moved to New Milford and on November 13, 2012 his wife Joanne predeceased him. Rev. Stavrakis preached in Danbury and before retiring preached at St. Gerasimos Church in Manhattan for over twenty years.
He is survived by his daughters Tia Stavrakis Markou and her husband Yannis of Samos, Greece, Christina Stavrakis of New Milford, CT, a son Michael Stavrakis of New Milford, CT a sister Kalliopi Stavrakis of Samos, Greece and two grandchildren Katerina and Eleftheria.
Funeral services will be held on Monday October 10, 2016 at Holy Trinity Church in Waterbury, CT, at 11:00am. Internment will follow in the Center Cemetery in New Milford, CT. Calling hours will be held on Sunday October 9, 2016 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Lillis Funeral home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.