Mr. Louis C. Palios, 64, of 1159 Highland Avenue, died Sunday November 11, 2012 at Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Center in the presence of his loving family and friends.
Lou was born in Corona, NY on August 9, 1948, son of the late Emmanuel and Irene (Meskouris) Palios. He settled to Naugatuck from New York in 1975. He worked as an engineer for Bristol Babcock for several years before working with General Data Comm for twenty-one years. He worked as an Assistant Vice President and Personal Banker at Wells Fargo in Watertown from 2003 until November of 2011 when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
He was an active member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Waterbury, where he served on the parish council, organized and help run the Taverna during the annual Greek Festival, and was also a member of the AHEPA Men’s organization. He was a member of the BPO Elks Club # 265 and was a former president and member of Pierce’s Colonial Acres Neighborhood Association in Southbury where he resided for twenty-six years. He enjoyed fishing especially at his summer home in Old Lyme, playing poker, gardening, home improvement projects, and playing the Stock Market. He was an avid NY Yankees and NY Giants fan.
Besides his former wife Ginny (Lanza) Palios he leaves; his three children, Christopher E. Palios of Warwick, RI, Stacey Benicewicz and her husband Andrew of Elkridge, MD, and Alexander Palios with whom he lived; a sister, Harriet Stathis of Manhattan, NY; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, George Palios, predeceased him.
Arrangements: Funeral Friday 8:15 a.m. from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home 430 Chase Parkway to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church 15005 12th Avenue Whitestone, NY for a service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Flushing Cemetery 16306 46th Avenue Flushing, NY. Calling hours Thursday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Trisaigon Service will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made in Lou’s memory to:
Project Purple 141 South Main Street Beacon Falls, CT 06403 Run4projectpurple.org