STAMFORD, Conn. -- Longtime Stamford resident James "Jimmy" Skrepetis died on Tuesday, Jan. 5. He was 93.
Born in Greece, Skrepetis was the youngest of 13 children. He fought in the Greek Army for three years during World War II. He, his wife and their first two children immigrated to the United States in 1966, settling in Stamford.
He was an expert tailor, with nearly 81 years in the trade, providing his expertise to 22 stores over his career. Skrepetis also enjoyed gardening, growing vegetables and beautiful flowers.
He was proud of his Greek heritage and loved to dance and play Greek music on his bouzouki. He was also a devout member of Greek Church of Annunciation for over 49 years.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Tasia (Psichopaidas) Skrepetis; his daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and John Bakis and Jenny and Evangelos Diamantidis; grand-daughters Maria and Stacey Diamantidis; brothers and sisters-in-law; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Themistoklis and Tasia (Perdikis) Skrepetis, and all 12 siblings.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, with a Trisagion service beginning at 7 p.m., at the Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Ave., Stamford. The Rev. Evan Evangelidis will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Fairfield Memorial Park in Stamford.
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