A dedicated worker and devoted family man, Angelo Tsatis embodied the spirit of personal growth and responsibility throughout his long life. Angelo passed away on February 15, 2011, leaving behind a legacy of love to his family, friends, and everyone who knew him. In his honor, his children have made a donation to Boston Senior Home Care to support seniors like him.
Angelo Tsatis was born in 1921 in the village of Longo, Vorios, Epirus, Greece. In 1949 he met and married his beloved wife of 61 years, Dimitroula Liolis. With his young son Arthur in tow, he and his wife made the long journey to the United States in 1951, where they would soon add daughters Linda and Joanne to their family. Upon arrival, Angelo began working for Table Talk Pies where he served as the Union Shop Steward and was instrumental in negotiating a fair wage increase and adequate working conditions for his fellow employees.
Angelo was not satisfied by only helping out his fellow employees. He also embarked on a journey of personal enrichment, attending night classes to learn English, and earning a certificate in carpentry from Worcester Boys Trade. This allowed him to take on a second career to help support his family. Though he lacked formal education, Angelo was well-read in current affairs and world politics, and often sought a good political debate. He was a firm believer in learning from one’s life, believing that “life was school.” This is just one of many lessons passed on to his children and grandchildren.
Angelo was an active member of his community. He used his talents as cook, baker, and creative inventor to entertain his family and the congregation at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral and its Senior Men’s Club. He was a member of both the church and the club, as well as the Grand Lodge of Masons, and the Pan Epirotic Society. He spent many hours laughing, joking, and playing cards with his friends. He was loving, generous, kind, and full of life.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family, whom he considered “life’s best investment.” Dad, we were blessed to have had you in our lives and most of all to have loved you. You will always be remembered with love and never forgotten!