Salisbury, MA — Anthony ("Tony") Papoulias, Sr., 84, of Salisbury, passed away on Jan. 23, 2014. He will be laid to rest May 24, 2014 at the Long Hill Cemetery in Salisbury.
Tony was the youngest son of the late Louis and Helen (Dedes) Papoulias. Born and raised in Salisbury, he attended the Jacob F. Spalding Elementary School and graduated from Amesbury High School where he was a standout athlete in baseball, basketball and football. Following school, he spent a year as a merchant marine traveling the world before entering the Army, serving in the Korean War where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Returning home, he enrolled at Northeastern University graduating with a civil engineering degree. He worked for many years in Boston and Manchester, N.H. as a design engineer on many large municipal, state and federal projects. He finished his career retiring from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2008.
Tony served the town he loved for almost two decades as a Town Selectman and gave several years concurrently as a Town Assessor. He was very proud of the accomplishments made during his tenure as Selectman and the fact that he was always available to take a call or speak with any town resident about their concerns. He was also a member of the Warren Lodge and the Elks Lodge, and a lifelong member of the North End Boat Club.
Tony was a caring husband to his wife, Gertrude (Rose), and a devoted father to his son, Attorney Anthony L. Papoulias, Jr. and his wife, Stephanie; his daughter, Diana Papoulias, PhD, and her husband, David Galat, and his daughter, Kimberly Papoulias R.N. He was loved and adored by his grandchildren, Katrina, Christian, and Anthony. Tony was predeceased by his brothers, George, John, William, Alexander, Nicholas, and sister, Nancy (Papoulias) Ruhp. He is survived by his brother, Charles L. Papoulias; his sisters-in-law, Leona Papoulias and Cecile Papoulias, all of Salisbury, and by many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to a graveside service and burial May 24, 2014, 2 p.m., at Long Hill Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Tony's full and happy life. The family gratefully acknowledges the many donations previously made to The Autism Society in Tony’s memory.