Dracut, MA — Theodore J. Spanos, 69, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. Teddy was known and loved by many and forever be remembered for his kindness and generosity.
Theodore was born in Lowell on August 7, 1944, and was the son of the late John Spanos and Aspasia Stroumbos.
He received his education through the Lowell School System and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
Theodore proudly served his country during the Vietnam War when he enlisted in the United States Army in 1967 and was a member of the “C” Co 2/22 25th Infantry Division. He received and was proud of his many awards including the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and Bronze Star attachment, the Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device, the Expert Badge and Mortar Bar, and the Sharpshooter Badge and Rifle Bar. He was honorably discharged in 1969.
He was a member of the Dracut American Legion.
He is survived by his siblings, Paula Cregg- Barker and her husband, Tom of Dracut, George Spanos and his wife, Paula of Methuen; his uncles, Charles Spanos of Pelham, N.H., and James Spanos and his wife, Theresa of Dracut; as well as many close relatives and friends and his loving niece, Stacy Vigeant and her husband, Kenneth of Dracut.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at Dracut Funeral Home, 2159 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, on Tuesday, April 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, April 30, at 10 a.m. followed by interment in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. Those who wish, may make memorial contributions in his memory to VNA of Greater Lowell 336 Central St., Lowell, MA 01952. For directions or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com.