The Greek-American Louis C. Polianites is mourned | community, general news
NEWFIELD, ME – Louis C. Polianites, 74, of West Newfield, Maine, but formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts and husband, father, grandfather and beloved friend, died Thursday, May 13 at Tufts New England Medical Center after a brief illness. . He was the loving husband for over 54 years of Gayle A. (Marchand) Polianites, who survived him.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 20, 1947, the son of the late Evangelos and the late Sophie (Radzik) Polianites, he attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of the Lowell High School class of 1964. Lou then attended Newbury Junior College . and graduated from Merrimack College with a Bachelor of Science in Business.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Louis proudly served his country as a sergeant in the US Air Force.
Prior to retiring from the city of Andover, he was a plumbing and HVAC technician for over 25 years.
Louis loved to hunt and fish in Maine and was the president of the North York County Rod and Gun Club in West Newfield, ME.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was happiest when he was with his family.
Besides his wife Gayle, he is survived by his daughter Tracy A. Bernard and her husband Shawn of West Townsend; his son Christopher L. Polianites and his wife Gloria of Dracut; one grandson Timothy M. Bernard of West Townsend; and his best friend and faithful companion, his dog Emma.
Due to assembly concerns, all funeral services were held privately for the family. E-condolences at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those who wish can make contributions in his memory to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Rd., Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910.