GARDNER – James T. Kiosses, 86, of Gardner and Riverdale, NY, died peacefully Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Calvary Hospital, Bronx, New York.
He was born in Gardner on July 20, 1935, son of the late Athanaseos and Jennie (Apostopoulos) Kiosses and resided in both Gardner and Riverdale, New York. Jim was a graduate of Gardner High School and University of Massachusetts. He later earned his Master’s Degree from Harvard College and his Phd in Education from Columbia University.
Jim was a high school Spanish teacher for many years in West Chester County, N.Y. until his retirement. He was fluent in seven languages. Jim was a member of Metropolitan Opera Guild and enjoyed the opera, art galleries and museums, attending Broadway shows, baseball games, concerts and traveling. He was a true Renaissance man and fan of both the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
He leaves a sister, Rebecca “Becky” Vouzikas of Gardner; two nieces, Ellen C. Gosselin and her husband Craig of Gardner and Anastasia Colby and her husband Will of Rindge, NH; a nephew, Thomas J. Kiosses and his wife Sharon of Gardner; several great nieces and great nephews and close friends in the New York and Gardner areas. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Fitchburg and was known to have a sweet tooth for all things sweet.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 11 A.M. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 79 Cross Street, Gardner. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.