Jim spent his younger years working in the idyllic family market, Ketchopulos Market in Rockport before starting a family of his own with his beloved wife Deborah, building a successful business, spending summer weekends at Cranes on their boat, hosting infamous parties for his family and friends with copious amounts of delicious Greek food and spent many winters plowing for the state of Massachusetts with his trucks and equipment.
He was a lifelong resident of Rockport and donated a lot of his time, equipment and materials working on numerous projects throughout the town. He was always happy to lend a helping hand. In his later years, he watched his two sons continue on with his business, Jim Ketchopulos & Sons Excavating while he made many memories with his three grandchildren. Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his two sons, George Ketchopulos and his wife Catherine of Rockport, Michael Ketchopulos and his wife Samantha of Rockport; his three grandchildren, Aiden Maliski of Maine, Logan and Rachel Ketchopulos of Rockport; his two sisters-in-law, Janet Scott of California, and Linda Miller of New Hampshire; as well as many close cousins.
He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Demetria and his sister, Mary “Tina” Ketchopulos.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 3, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, followed by a burial in Beech Grove Cemetery, Rockport, at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. All attendees are required to wear face covering’s and practice social distancing. For online guestbook please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
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