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Dorothy Nikitas

November 16, 1921 - February 3, 2018

Burial Date February 7, 2018

Dorothy’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 7, at 12 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of 1319 Main Street. Calling hours will be held at the church from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday morning, immediately preceding the service, after which interment will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of 1319 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. 01420. Funeral arrangements by Brandon Funeral Home.


Fitchburg—Dorothy T. Nikitas, 96, of Fitchburg, Mass. passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018 at home.


A loving and devoted aunt to two nephews, one niece, and one great nephew, Dorothy was born in Fitchburg on November 16, 1921 to the late Nicholas M. and Antonia (Ladas) Nikitas. A member of the Fitchburg High School Class of 1939, Dorothy went on to enjoy a 41-year career with the New England Telephone Co., beginning in 1940 in their Fitchburg office. As she rose through the ranks of the company, her work would take her throughout the Commonwealth, first to Ayer, Mass., where she was Manager and Chief Operator, then to Lynn, Mass., and, finally, to Boston, where she served as Staff Manager.


An avid investor and crossword puzzle enthusiast—her favorite was that of the New York Times—Dorothy was a devoted Red Sox fan who enjoyed knitting, baking, and traveling, particularly to Greece, which she visited throughout her life. Moreover, long active in the Greek community of Massachusetts and beyond, Dorothy was a longtime supporter of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Fitchburg, through their Ladies Hope, Philoptochos, and Elpis societies.


Predeceased by her brother, Marines N. Nikitas, and sister Christine A. Nikitas, both of Fitchburg, and her nephew Nicholas M. Nikitas, of Plymouth, Mass., Dorothy is survived by her sister Demetra N. Avdoulos of Glastonbury, Conn.; a niece, Christina A. Nikitas, of Woburn, Mass.; a nephew, Michael S. Avdoulos, also of Glastonbury, Nicholas’ wife, Joanne, of Plymouth, Mass.; and a great nephew, Maximos N. Nikitas, of Washington, D.C.