Sunday, January 16, 2005

Obituary: Thomas Notes (Nasiopulos) - Class of 1942

MADISON - Thomas G. Notes (Nasiopulos), age 80, died on Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at St. Marys Care Center in Madison. Thomas, the only child of Greek immigrants, George and Margaret Nasiopulos, was born in Madison on May 20, 1924. He attended Longfellow School and graduated from Central High School in 1942. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. When he returned home he worked in the family business, the Coney Island Restaurant on State Street. He married Dena Kiryakakis of Fond du Lac in 1947. It was at this time that the family legally Americanized their last name to Notes. Tom operated the family restaurant until he closed its doors in the mid-sixties and worked as a postal clerk until his retirement. Tom is survived by his daughters, Patricia Notes of Fitchburg and Sandra (Gerry Zingg) Connery of Madison; and grandsons, Matthew Connery of Sun Prairie and Andrew Connery of Madison. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and his family; John Demos; his wife, Susan; and sons, Anthony Demos and Christopher Demos, all of Fond du Lac. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Dena; his parents; in-laws; his brothers-in-law, James and Peter Kiryakakis; and sister-in-law, Eugenia Kiryakakis; who were all very special to him. Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., with a 6:15 Trisagion, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at ASSUMPTION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 11 North Seventh Street, Madison, with a visitation one half hour prior to the service. A burial at Forest Hill Cemetery will follow the service. Following the burial a luncheon will be held at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Memorials may be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, The Alzheimer's Association, 517 N. Segoe Road #301, Madison, WI 53705, or a charity of your choice in Tom's memory. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Marys Care Center for the excellent care, concern and love Tom received during his stay. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 16, 2005

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