Haverhill — John Petrou of Rockport died peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Seacoast Skilled Nursing Facility in Gloucester.
He is predeceased by his parents, James and Sophie Petrou, two sisters, Bessie Grant and Elizabeth (Lucy) Karekos all of Haverhill, MA and his wife of 41 years, Bebe Koch. He is survived by his wife Patricia of 23 years, two children, Rebecca Lloyd of Rockville, MD, her husband Stuart, his son, David Petrou of Washington, DC, two grandchildren, Adam Lloyd and Jennifer Lizondo, her husband Rob, and three great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Anna and Max Lizondo. He is also survived by three beloved siblings, Arthur, Rita Thompson and Mary Brostek all of Haverhill. Additionally he is survived by two stepsons, Evan and Trevor Burns, his wife Mimi, and 4 step grandchildren, Abigail, Garrett, Emily and Cooper, by whom he was consider a true father and grandfather. John is also survived by many cousins, nephews and nieces.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral Services were held Jan. 15th at the Holy Apostles Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA. Interment will be in Washington, DC. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Greek School of Holy Apostles, 154 Winter St., Haverhill, MA 01830 or Pathways for Children, 29 Emerson St., Gloucester, MA 01930. To view his complete obituary or to leave condolences to his family please visit