Arthur John Faneros Dracut, Massachusetts Obituary

Arthur John Faneros

<p>Arthur J. Faneros, 82, a longtime resident of Seabrook Beach, NH, formerly of Lowell and Tewksbury, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 12, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Christine (Sigalos) Faneros with whom he enjoyed 53 years of marriage. </p><p><br></p><p>Born in Lowell on July 10, 1941, Arthur was the son of the late John and Helen (Laganas) Faneros. </p><p><br></p><p>Arthur was a graduate of Lowell High School and also attended Bentley University. He served in the United States Air Force during the Cuban Crisis. </p><p><br></p><p>Arthur was the owner and operator of four very successful pizza and sub shops in Lowell for a number of decades, Johnny’s Pizza on University Ave., Johnny’s Pizza on Chelmsford St., Campus Restaurant and Campus Sub Shop on University Ave. Arthur was also the owner of Universal Apartments on University Ave. in Lowell and owned several properties in the area. </p><p><br></p><p>He was an active member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, where he served as past president and vice president of the parish council. Arthur had also served as chairman of the new building project and chaired many Greek festivals beginning in the 1970’s. He absolutely loved fundraising and selling raffle tickets to support the church. He was the recipient of the Clergy Laity award along with his wife Christine for all of their efforts to support the church.</p><p>Arthur was a member of the AHEPA Chapter 102 of Lowell and was a member of the D’Youville Manor Men’s Guild.</p><p><br></p><p>Arthur cherished and loved his Boston Celtics and Red Sox greatly, having season tickets to both teams for decades. He was also a huge New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed traveling and spending time in the winter months in Pompano Beach, FL, his weekly card games with his Seabrook Beach friends, and especially loved planning and hosting annual 4th of July parties for his family and friends. Arthur could often be found watching old country &amp; western tv shows, especially the Lone Ranger. He was a true prankster and always had a good joke or prank to play on his friends. He always enjoyed performing magic tricks. Arthur was a big car enthusiast, having many old classic cars and new cars throughout his life. He also loved spending time in Seabrook and Pompano, whether it was going out for dinner or sitting on his patio, everyone was welcome. Above all, he cherished time with his family and friends.</p><p><br></p><p>In addition to his loving wife Christine, Arthur leaves his sons, John A. Faneros of Tewksbury and Jason J. Faneros of Seabrook, NH. He is also survived by his brother in-law, Joseph J. Chingros of North Chelmsford; sister in-law, Eileen (Sigalos) Crowell of Hollis, NH and many special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. </p><p><br></p><p>He was predeceased by his sister, Catherine (Faneros) Chingros; sister in-law, Alyce (Sigalos) Giavis and brothers in-law, Vassilios Giavis and Steve Crowell.</p><p><br></p><p>There will be a visitation held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 9am-10am at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell. His Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 10 o'clock. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Arthur’s memory may be made out to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in care of the Kitchen Fund, 25 Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854.</p>
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Arthur J. Faneros, 82, a longtime resident of Seabrook Beach, NH, formerly of Lowell and Tewksbury, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 12, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Christine (Sigalos) Faneros with whom he enjoyed 53 years of marriage.


Born in Lowell on July 10, 1941, Arthur was the son of the late John and Helen (Laganas) Faneros.


Arthur was a graduate of Lowell High School and also attended Bentley University. He served in the United States Air Force during the Cuban Crisis.


Arthur was the owner and operator of four very successful pizza and sub shops in Lowell for a number of decades, Johnny’s Pizza on University Ave., Johnny’s Pizza on Chelmsford St., Campus Restaurant and Campus Sub Shop on University Ave. Arthur was also the owner of Universal Apartments on University Ave. in Lowell and owned several properties in the area.


He was an active member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, where he served as past president and vice president of the parish council. Arthur had also served as chairman of the new building project and chaired many Greek festivals beginning in the 1970’s. He absolutely loved fundraising and selling raffle tickets to support the church. He was the recipient of the Clergy Laity award along with his wife Christine for all of their efforts to support the church.

Arthur was a member of the AHEPA Chapter 102 of Lowell and was a member of the D’Youville Manor Men’s Guild.


Arthur cherished and loved his Boston Celtics and Red Sox greatly, having season tickets to both teams for decades. He was also a huge New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed traveling and spending time in the winter months in Pompano Beach, FL, his weekly card games with his Seabrook Beach friends, and especially loved planning and hosting annual 4th of July parties for his family and friends. Arthur could often be found watching old country & western tv shows, especially the Lone Ranger. He was a true prankster and always had a good joke or prank to play on his friends. He always enjoyed performing magic tricks. Arthur was a big car enthusiast, having many old classic cars and new cars throughout his life. He also loved spending time in Seabrook and Pompano, whether it was going out for dinner or sitting on his patio, everyone was welcome. Above all, he cherished time with his family and friends.


In addition to his loving wife Christine, Arthur leaves his sons, John A. Faneros of Tewksbury and Jason J. Faneros of Seabrook, NH. He is also survived by his brother in-law, Joseph J. Chingros of North Chelmsford; sister in-law, Eileen (Sigalos) Crowell of Hollis, NH and many special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


He was predeceased by his sister, Catherine (Faneros) Chingros; sister in-law, Alyce (Sigalos) Giavis and brothers in-law, Vassilios Giavis and Steve Crowell.


There will be a visitation held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 9am-10am at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell. His Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 10 o'clock. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Arthur’s memory may be made out to the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in care of the Kitchen Fund, 25 Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854.

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May
18
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Saturday, May 18 2024
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25 Fr. John Sarantos Way
Lowell, MA 01854
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18
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Saturday, May 18 2024
10:00 AM
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Lowell, MA 01854
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Lowell, MA 01852
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