Geoffrey M. “Eli” Eliopoulos, 44, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  The funeral mass for Geoffrey M. “Eli” Eliopoulos will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at Holy Family Church, Watertown. Burial will follow the mass in Brookside Cemetery. Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

Geoffrey passed away Thursday, May 20. He was 44 years old.

Born June 1, 1976, in Watertown, a son to George and Ruth (Patenaude) Eliopoulos, he was educated locally and graduated with the Watertown High School Class of 1994. Following graduation, he attended Corning Community College, Jefferson Community College, and SUNY Potsdam where he would later graduate.

Eli was employed by Local 1249 IBEW, Syracuse, as an electrical lineman.

Eli loved life and lacrosse (especially wearing his patented #3), but not as much as he loved his children. Above all else he was a dedicated father who loved spending time and taking mini vacations with his children. He was a great cook, a social butterfly, an outdoor enthusiast, and a beloved member of the Watertown community.

Eli belonged to the North Country Lacrosse League and helped organize the yearly Showdown Lax Fest.

Hs is survived by his children, Stella and Marco; his mother and stepfather, Ruth and Thomas Soules of Watertown; his siblings, Andrew Eliopoulos and wife Lana Mauro of Toronto, Stephanie and Shane Allen of Watertown, Stacey Doroha and fiancée Charles Kimball of Watertown; his girlfriend, Sara Mcallister of Theresa; his grandfather, Gerald Patenaude; and his stepsiblings, Jennifer (Michael) Pasini of Pennsylvania, Jeffrey Soules of Clayton. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his father, George.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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