Joseph S. Vafiades

Posted March 19, 2014, at 6:26 p.m.

BANGOR – Joseph S.Vafiades, 77, husband of Harriet (Grindle) Vafiades, died March 16, 2014 at a Bangor hospital. He was born Oct. 15, 1936 in Bangor, the son of Stavros C. and Madeline M. (Arsenault) Vafiades. Joseph was a graduate of Bangor High School and served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1957. He worked as an installer for New England Telephone retiring after 25 years when the company was known as Verizon. He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge #244, Bangor and was a member of St. Andrew’s Lodge #83, AF & AM and the Anah Temple Shrine. Surviving in addition to his wife of 48 years of Bangor are two daughters, Jennifer Delmonte and her husband, Terry of Portland and Stephanie Behling and her husband, Scott of Sandown, NH; five grandchildren, Corey, Eric and Maria Delmonte and Rachel and Drew Behling; two sisters-in-law, Gisel of Bangor and Jacqueline Vafiades of Hancock; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Stephen and Anthony Vafiades. A private burial will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor at a later date. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 90 Sanford St., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. Condolences to his family may be offered at www.kileyandfoley.com.

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