ANDOVER – Mr. Dimitrios G. Venetiou, 80 of Andover, formerly of Tucson, AZ and Seattle, WA beloved husband of Carol J. (Rosenberger) Venetiou passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill with his loving family by his side.
Born in Pireaus, Greece, Dimitrios, who went by Demetre, was the son of the late George and Magdalini (Kalaitzoglou) Venetiou. Raised and educated in Greece, Demetre lived a life full of love, family and faith. While his father worked to provide for his family, Demetre was raised by his loving and caring mother and sisters who supported him in his many endeavors. A native to Greece, he met Carol, a young traveler visiting the islands. He provided her helpful advice for her stay in Greece and took great pride in escorting her around, visiting the Islands and eventually, taking her to his home to visit his family. That was how their love story began – and through love Demetre led a beautiful life in the United States.
Growing up in a community of ports and world trade, Demetre learned from his parents the true value of hard work and dedication. Following in his father’s footsteps, Demetre worked as a ship manager for Sea-Land Service, Inc. while living in Seattle, Washington. Through his career, he was able to travel the world. He shared his love of adventure with his family on special trips every year.
Providing for his family and enjoying all that the world had to offer was what brought Demetre great joy. He had wonderful roots and was extremely family oriented, understanding that all decisions he made throughout his life were to provide a fruitful life for his family. In retirement, Demetre and Carol resided in Tucson, AZ where they enjoyed their friendships, world traveling and nightly rounds of tennis. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by his dear family.
In addition to his wife Carol with whom Demetre shared 52 years of marriage, Demetre is survived by his son, Alexander Venetiou and his wife Elisabeth and their children, Elijah and Sophia all of Andover along with his beloved sister Despina Venetiou of Greece.
ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family, all services are private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is O’Donnell – Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations in Demetre’s memory may be made to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (https://www.michaeljfox.org/). To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
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