Amelia A. (Karambelas) Rizos, 92, Owned Pleasant Spa

RizosAmelia A. (Karambelas) Rizos, 92, a longtime resident of Haverhill, passed away Jan. 7, at Wingate of Haverhill.

She was born in Haverhill, Sept. 9, 1923, daughter of the late Anastasios A. and Ioanna C. (Kiriazis) Karambelas. She graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1941, and later graduated from the former McIntosh Business School. Alongside her husband, she was the owner and operator of Pleasant Spa Convenience Store in Haverhill as well as the Village Market in Fremont, N.H. Rizos was a member of the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill and its Philoptochos Society.

She was the wife of the late Lewis Nicholas Rizos who passed away in 1980 and sister of the late Elaine A. Karambelas and Christopher A. Karambelas. She is survived by her two sons, Mass State Police Sgt. Byron L. Rizos and his wife Atty. Helen E. Rizos of Marblehead, and Mass State Police Trooper David L. Rizos and his wife Dr. Kleanthi N. Rizos of Wakefield; brother Charles A. Karambelas of Haverhill; five grandchildren Sarah, Samuel, Sophia, Eleni and Amalia; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill. Her funeral will be Wednesday, Jan. 13, beginning at 10 a.m., from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Service at 11 at Holy Apostles Church, 154 Winter St. Haverhill. Interment will follow in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Holy Apostles Church, 154 Winter St. Haverhill, MA 01830 or to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.