Andrew P. Jouklaris, 94, of Attleboro, Mass., passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 20, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Nora (Greenwood) Jouklaris and the late Joan (McGovern) Jouklaris.
Born in Vithos, Kozanis, Greece, he was a son of the late Peter and Theologia (Kampergianis) Jouklaris. Andrew received his preliminary education at Nashua Grammar and High School, and later attended the University of Athens and Northeastern University in Boston, where he majored in mathematics. While studying in Boston, he was inducted into the United States Army as a Tech Sergeant and served overseas and at Fort Adams, Newport, during the Second World War.
Andrew worked as a chef at the Stone Ends and Millstone Restaurants in Attleboro; later he worked for Saga Foods until his retirement. He was a devoted and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and he was especially proud of his Greek Heritage.
Andrew leaves two children, Catherine M. Thibaudeau of Warren and Peter W. Jouklaris of Somerset; six grandchildren, Charles Thibaudeau, Jr., Andrew Thibaudeau, Alex, Sara, Michael and the late Aaron Jouklaris; a step-grandson, Brian Ledoux; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Catherine Polyoreos in Greece; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late George and Betsy Jouklaris.
His funeral was held Monday, June 24 from William W. Tripp Funeral Home in Pawtucket, followed by services in The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, Pawtucket. Interment with Military Honors followed in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery in Warren.