Obituary of Vasilios Caraminas (2022) – Springfield, MA
It is with deep sadness and much love that we announce the passing of Vasilios (William) Nicholas Caraminas on January 31, 2022 at the age of 90. He was born on September 16, 1931 to Nicholas and Giasimo Caraminas. He will be fondly remembered by his daughter Yasmi Zup and her husband Michael Zup, his son Angelo Caraminas, his granddaughter Erica Harvill and her husband Brian, his grandson Joshua Zup and his great-grandson Luke Harvill. He was predeceased by his 36-year-old wife, Evelyn Caraminas, and his two brothers, Michael and Alciviadis Caraminas. He was born and raised in Springfield, MA where he helped his mother and father run a thriving Greek market. While working long hours to support the family, he also attended the American International College in Springfield and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and economics. He married his wife, Evelyn, and they raised a family in South Windsor, CT, where he served as a Family Relations Supervisor in the Department of Justice for 25 years. He had a spirited personality, as described in his high school yearbook: “A live wire is never stepped on.” He had a passion for cars, was an avid sports fan with his love for the New York Yankees and the Boston Celtics. He was enthusiastic about his interests such as Sunday school teaching, coaching a minor league and gardening. On the weekends he could be found dancing with his wife at Greek social events or taking day trips to the beach with his family. He enjoyed attending a variety of concerts and Broadway performances. There will be a consultation hour on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Byron Keenan Funeral Homes, 1858 Allen St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01118. A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 22 St George Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01104. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Cardiology Department at Hartford Hospital for their care and compassion.
Published by Hartford Courant on February 2, 2022.