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Obituary: Ernest Brekalis, 83

May 27, 2016 02:20PM ● By Bill Gilman

Ernest Brekalis, age 83

Ernest Brekalis 
…retired from Polaroid; 83 
TEWKSBURY - Ernest Brekalis, age 83, died peacefully at his Tewksbury home, Thursday morning, May 26, in the loving care of his family and hospice, after a six month period of declining health. He was the beloved husband for 41 years of Vasilea “Bessie” (Tsakirgis) Brekalis, who died in June 2012. 
He was born in Lynn, in October 1932, one of three children of the late Peter and Ploheria (Karahagis) Brekalis. He was raised in Lynn, and upon his marriage moved to Arlington. He retired to New Port Richey, FL, but returned to Tewksbury two years ago. While living in Arlington, he was a communicant of Saint Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church in Arlington. 
Ernie worked in the data processing department of Polaroid Company until his retirement. 
He leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Peter C. and Karen (McLellan) Brekalis of Tewksbury, with whom he resided; three beloved grandchildren, Kristin and Kimberly both of Tewksbury, and Pfc. Peter C. Brekalis, U.S. Army, serving at Fort Drum, NY; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was predeceased by his sisters, Elizabeth Gikas and Irene Trovage. 
Relatives and friends will be received Saturday morning from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, Ph. (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. His Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by burial in Tewksbury Cemetery. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA and NH, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 will be appreciated. 
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