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Lee J. Pechilis

Lee J. Pechilis, 52, of South Main Street, Ipswich, former husband of Brenda A. (Rioux) Pechilis, died Monday, November 14, 2011 in his home following his long illness.

Born in Ipswich September 14, 1959, son of the late John A. and Eva E. (Karmeris) Pechilis, he was raised in Ipswich, a 1976 graduate of Ipswich High School. As a young man he was employed at the families' Strand Furniture store in Ipswich. Following the storeís closure, he and his former wife went on to own and operate the former Pechilis Family Furniture Store on Central Street, Ipswich, until itsí closure in 1991.

Lee loved the special time he spent with his children. An avid drummer and musician, he enjoyed playing his drums and played with several local bands. He was a lifelong member of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich.

In addition to his former wife he is survived by a son, Christian Joseph Pechilis, U.S. Army Ft. Jackson, SC; a daughter, Nicole Marie Pechilis of Ipswich; two brothers, Arthur Pechilis of Seabrook, NH and William Pechilis of Ipswich; three nephews and two nieces.

His funeral service was held on Monday morning November 21, in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, following an hour of visitation. The Rev John Govostes of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich officiated the service with many family members and friends in attendance. Lee's son Christian read a eulogy. Prayers of committal were read graveside in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery by Rev Govostes. Pall bearers included nephews Tyrus Pechilis of Ipswich, Jason Pechilis of Topsfield, Eric Pechilis of Ipswich, best friend
Freddy Mozdziez of Ipswich and friend Brian Wade of Ipswich.

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