hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

September 13, 2012

John Gounaris, 89

Hallandale Beach, Fla. — John Gounaris passed away Friday, September 7, formally of Haverhill.

He is survived by daughters, Janet Lee Grayson and Marilyn Palmer; sister, Cula Barakitis; and several nieces and nephews. John is predeceased by two brothers, George and Nick Gounaris; niece, Demetria Barakitis and nephew, John Gounaris. A loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

John graduated from Haverhill High School before moving to Florida at the age of 20 to pursue his love of music. A wonderful piano player, John was a one man show touring throughout the northeastern United States and South Florida. He will be known for his phrase "Music is the medicine of the mind".