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James Karahalios

September 20, 1952 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 66)
James Karahalios, 66, of Manchester, NH, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Born on September 20, 1952 in Athens, Greece to Fotini and the late Kostas Karahalios.

He came to the United States at fourteen years old with his family and they settled in Cambridge, MA. James was educated in the Cambridge school system and upon graduation, went on to technical school where he specialized in auto mechanics. James enjoyed spending time in the woods, hunting, cooking delicious meals, which he was excellent at doing and being surrounded by his family, most especially his twin grandsons.

James is survived by his loving wife, Donna M. (Chester) Karahalios of Manchester, NH; his children, Faith Cifuentes and her husband, Danny of North Andover, James Karahalios, Jr., and Matthew Karahalios both of New Hampshire; adoring twin grandsons, Joshua and Christian Cifuentes of North Andover; cherished mother, Fotini (Papagiannopoulous) Karahalios and only brother, Theodore Karahalios and his wife, Cheryl of Dover, NH. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He will be sadly missed and remembered by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him as a kind and compassionate individual, a true gentleman.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in James memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.

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