John Eliopoulos, 64, Hampton, N.H., Business Owner

John EliopoulosJohn Eliopoulos, 64, of Haverhill, and Ogunquit, Maine, passed away peacefully at home Monday, April 11.

He was born May 19, 1951 in Haverhill, son of the late Menelaus and Catherine (Linchy) Eliopoulos. He is a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1969. He received his bachelor’s degree in Education from Suffolk University and his master’s degree in Education from Plymouth State University. Eliopoulos had an exciting life that included world travel, a great circle of friends, activities with boats, campers and a beautiful house blocks from the beach in Ogunquit, Maine. He also enjoyed spending time at his condo in Lighthouse Point, Fla. He was the kind of guy that played loud disco music as he drove this year’s new car. For many years he owned a business in Hampton, N.H., and took an active role in the Hampton Beach Chamber of Commerce. During that time, he continued his education and found the career he was designed to pursue as a teacher at Spaulding High School, Rochester, N.H. He ran an alternative program for teens that needed to be offered a unique way of learning. He was lovingly referred to as “Mr. E” from students and parents who were grateful to have such a talented individual that was focused on helping students graduate from high school.

His surviving family members include his sister, Stella Eliopoulos of Haverhill; cousin, Mary Papoutsy and husband Christos and their children, Andrea, Mikel and Angela of Rye, and their grandchildren, Austin, Maria, Lucy, Christos and Roman; cousin, Theodore Papoutsy of Rye, N.H., Judi DeJaco and husband Michael of Florence, Ky.; and James Linchy of Florida; as well as many caring friends in his life.

Visiting hours are Friday, April 15, at Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main St., Haverhill, from 5 to 8 p.m.Funeral service is Saturday morning at Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter St., Haverhill, at 11 a.m. Please meet at the church, parking in the rear. Interment will follow in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.