SPRINGFIELD-Michael (Manousos) George Katsounakis of Springfield, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly in the loving arms of his family on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the age of 49. Manousos was born in Springfield, the loving son of Mary and the late George Katsounakis on July 15, 1972. He attended Springfield Central High School and went on to establish his own business, Altered Earth Art Comics in Chicopee. At the time of his death, he was employed by the United States Post Office in Springfield where he worked since 2004 as a mail handler. Manousos’ love of his life was his nephew George Katzakis, son of his loving sister Angela and brother-in-law Yianni Katzakis, with whom he spent many precious hours. He even accompanied George to Disney World for his first haircut. He loved his many trips to Disney World and was an annual pass holder. An avid Star Wars and Star Trek fan, he enjoyed movies and attended several Star Trek conventions and Star Wars celebrations. He was an enthusiastic reader and well versed on the latest technology and world events. He enjoyed robust discussions of current affairs. Manousos was predeceased by his father, George Katsounakis. Besides his mother, Mary Katsounakis, he leaves behind his sister, Angela Katzakis, his best friend; her husband Yianni and their son George; not only his nephew, but his best buddy, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends in America and Greece. He also leaves behind his godson, Nikolaus Rodolakis.
Friends may pay respects to the family at the wake which will be held at Tylunas Funeral Home, 159 Broadway, Chicopee, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, November 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. Michael’s funeral will be held on Thursday, November 4, at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Cathedral, 22 St. George Road, Springfield. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Manousos may be made to St. George Cathedral, 22 St. George Road, Springfield, Massachusetts 01104, or Saints Constantine and Helen Church, P. O. Box 12, Chicopee, Massachusetts 01021.
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