NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

December 23, 2013

Soteros H. 'Sonny' Fotos, 86


Newburyport — Soteros “Sonny” H. Fotos, 86, of Newburyport, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 20, at the Port Healthcare Center in Newburyport.

He was born in Newburyport on May 20, 1927, and was the son of the late Harry and Panagiota (Stauropoulos) Fotos.

Sonny was educated in the Newburyport School System and graduated from Newburyport High School. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Fotos was the manager of the City of Newburyport Public Works Department for 30 years.

Soteros was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and served as a past president. He was also a past treasurer of the Mens Club, past chairman of the Yankee Homecoming Committee, and was very involved with the Democratic Party.

He was predeceased by his two brothers, John and George Fotos; and his three sisters, Katherine Tikellis, Rose Antomakis and Mary Fotos.

His survivors include four nieces, Daphne Tikellis of Peabody, Mass., Mrs. Nicholas (Irene) Katsoulis of Haverhill, Joanne Zavalionas and her husband, Alex, of Atkinson, N.H. Patricia Vemis and her husband, Arthur, of Atkinson; and two great-nephews, Jason Katsoulis and his partner, Randy Brown, of Florida, and Nicholas Katsoulis Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Sandown, N.H.; and many great -great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral Service today, Monday, at 11:30 a.m., at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris Street, Newburyport. Calling hours at the church will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. At the request of his family, burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris St., Newburyport, MA 01950.

Arrangements by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill & Bradford.