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Dimitrios Zafiriou

July 1, 1936 October 24, 2019
Dimitrios Zafiriou
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Obituary for Dimitrios Zafiriou

Dimitrios Zafiriou, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 24, 2019. He was born in Afetes, Greece on July 1, 1936. At age 18 he served in the Greek military for four years. At age 22 he set off on adventure and traveled the world for 13 years as a sailor on various cargo ships. In 1971, he came to the United States where he met and married his true love, eventually settling in New Jersey. He worked as a painter and then became a contractor until retirement. He enjoyed helping friends, gardening, making furniture and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Always the eternal optimist, he was kind and generous to a fault.

Friends are invited to visit Sunday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave. West in Cranford. A Mass will be Monday 10am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield. Interment in Fairview Cemetery to follow.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Adoula Zafiriou, son Apostolos Zafiriou and his wife Sophia Zafiriou, daughter Eleni Gathercole and her husband Chris Gathercole, and grandchildren Assimina Zafiriou, Demetra Gathercole and Penelope Gathercole.


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Visitation

Sunday

27

Oct

2:00 PM 10/27/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10/27/2019 4:00:00 PM
Dooley Funeral Home

218 North Ave West
Cranford, NJ 07016

Dooley Funeral Home
218 North Ave West Cranford 07016 NJ
United States

Visitation

Sunday

27

Oct

6:00 PM 10/27/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/27/2019 8:00:00 PM
Dooley Funeral Home

218 North Ave West
Cranford, NJ 07016

Dooley Funeral Home
218 North Ave West Cranford 07016 NJ
United States

Service

Monday

28

Oct

10:00 AM 10/28/2019 10:00:00 AM
Holy Trininty Greek Orthodox Church

250 Gallows Hill Rd
Westfiled, NJ 07090

Holy Trininty Greek Orthodox Church
250 Gallows Hill Rd Westfiled 07090 NJ
United States
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