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John G. Dallas

d. October 31, 2023

John G. Dallas

John G. Dallas of Norwell, passed away peacefully at home with his family after a slow battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

He was born on October 16, 1952, in Krenti, Evritanias, Greece, a rural mountain village. From a young age he was thoughtful and curious. He built a make-believe shop by the stream at the bottom of the field below his family home and dreamt of his future. Like many others at the time, he and his family moved to Athens in the 1960s. He attended Rizarios Ecclesiastical School before serving in the Greek Army.

In 1977 at the age of 24 he moved to America, cracking open a world of new dreams and new opportunities. On his first day here, he met Eleftheria Kotsianas while wearing a light blue safari suit. They married the following year and lived in Framingham, MA, where their two daughters were born. John began working in dry cleaning, seeking mentorship from his colleagues, bosses, and friends and in 1986 John and Terry purchased their first store in Norwell. John became involved in his church community, various Greek and American philanthropic societies, and several industry groups, forever gaining knowledge and building a network around him of love and respect. He helped handfuls of family members and friends to start their own American dreams. He was a giant motivator for all, booker of fantastic vacations, parties, concerts, and sporting events that lifelong dreams are made of.

John is survived by his wife Eleftheria, daughter Angela, son-in-law Ali John Mehdian, their four children, Nima, Navid, Eleftheria, and Yianni, his daughter Vikki, son-in-law Giovanni Petruzziello, his three sisters, Persephone Triantafilou, Maria Makkas, and Athanasia Dallas-Ertsenian and their families. All will be honored by their memories of him forever. He is preceded in death by his father George, mother Angeliki, and sister Zoe.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Friday, November 3rd, from 9-11 AM at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, Braintree. A funeral Mass will immediately follow the visitation at 11 AM. Burial in High Street Cemetery, Hingham.

 

 

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Visiting Hours

Friday, November 3, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church

119 Common Street, Braintree, MA 02184

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Friday, November 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church

119 Common Street, Braintree, MA 02184

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