Raymond NH, formerly of North Andover — Nicholas Gelarderes, 70, a former resident of North Andover, died at his home in Raymond, N.H., on Monday June 2, 2014. He was born on February 14, 1944, in Lowell, Mass., to the late Peter and Anastasia (Siopes) Gelarderes. Nicholas attended Tewksbury schools and was a graduate of Greater Lowell Tech College, as well as Fitchburg State College with his teaching degree
He was employed as a draftsman by many local firms for years, as well as teaching drafting at Greater Lowell Tech. Nicholas was an avid golfer and had a love for the beach and the ocean. He was also very proud to have raised his family in North Andover.
Nicholas is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth (Gianetta) Gelarderes of Raymond; children, Stephanie Gelarderes of Raymond, Christina Sideri and her husband, Eric, of North Andover, Mark Gelarderes of China, Maryanne Wilson of North Andover, and Anastasia Denis of Plaistow, N.H.; grandchildren, Gina, Anna and Maria Sideri, William and Diana Wilson, and Darian Denis; as well as several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends are invited to join the family on Thursday, June 5, at 11 a.m., at Sts. Constantine & Helen Church in Andover for Nicholas’ funeral Mass, followed by burial in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nicholas’ name by checks payable to Boston College Campus School, Campion Hall, Room 197, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
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