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Kenneth G. Sakorafos, 63, of Brookfield.
The Rite of Burial will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 1 P.M. in the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury.
Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9 Granville Ave., Danbury on Monday, January 29, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Danbury.
The Trisagion prayer service will take place at 6:45p.m on Monday evening at the funeral home.
Contributions in Mr. Sakorafos' memory may be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.
Kenneth G. Sakorafos, 63, of Brookfield, husband of Victoria “Vicki” (Derkach) Sakorafos, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.
Mr. Sakorafos was born in Medford, Massachusetts on July 7, 1960, son to Dimitra (Bombos) Sakorafos from Piraeus, Greece and the late George Sakorafos from Athens, Greece. He graduated from Arlington High, spent summers in Cape Cod with cousins, family and friends then continued his education at Tufts University graduating magna cum laude and receiving a BS in Chemical Engineering. He took pride in his engineering mindset and his creative problem solving skills were unsurpassed whether at home or in a work environment. He was beloved for his sense of humor, caring heart and could light up any room. He was so charismatic his family would say he could “sell ice to an Eskimo.”
In 1982, he began his career at IBM in Endicott, NY and made many lifelong friends during his time. Upon retirement in 2013, he held the position of Vice President of Global Business and Technology Transformation in Southbury, CT. In 1990 he and Vicki moved to the Brookfield area and began their family; he was a member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Danbury.
A true family man, he enjoyed his time boating, skiing, and traveling with his family and friends. He was the dad who prioritized family and balanced life and work beautifully, never missing an opportunity to cheer on his son and daughter at sports events, help with homework, or enjoy family time together. He was an athlete to his core and made skiing moguls in Utah, water skiing in Buzzards Bay, and biking with strength and endurance look easy.
In addition to his wife of 36 years who will miss him dearly, he is survived by his mother Dimitra, a son, James Sakorafos, his wife Sharon, and grandsons Kenneth and Xavier, a daughter, Alexa Maynard and her husband Jessie, two brothers, Christopher Sakorafos, his wife Robin and nephew George, and James Sakorafos his wife Nicoletta and nieces Olivia and Nathalia.
The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9 Granville Ave., Danbury on Monday, January 29, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Trisagion Prayer Service will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday evening at 6:45 p.m.
Visitation at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by the Rite of Burial at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
Contributions in Mr. Sakorafos’ memory may be made to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
30 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury CT 06811