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Lesli Brooks Athanasoulis
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in Lesli's name to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, LCFAmerica.org

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“My condolences to your family please remember during this time of sorrow God wants you to look to him for comfort Jeremiah 29:12 ”
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“I'm sorry that my first attempt at a message didn't come through. I'm saddened to hear of your daughter Leslie's passing. I'm sure she left you with...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Marini - W. Yarmouth, MA

“Dear Peter, Sandy and Family, We send our condolences to all of you and will remember Lesli and you in our prayers. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Bob and Carol Giumetti - Needham, MA

“Dear Peter, Sandy and family, we were so very saddened to learn of the passing of your daughter, Lesli. You are a wonderful family and we are...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Droney - Needham, MA

“I would like to express my sympathy to the family for this great loss. May the God who comforts those that mourn sustain you during this difficult...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Dean

“Peter and Sandy ..I send myloving thoughts to you and pray that your wonderful memories of LESLI will always comfort you!Cassie Fantegrossi Murphy ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Cassie Fantegrossi Murphy - MA

“Dear Sandy and Peter,We are so very sorry to learn of Lesli's death. We remember her so well, with all the classes she shared with our son Rich. I...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Marilyn Brooks - Needham, MA


8 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Marini - West Yarmouth, MA

“My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Psalms...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“May God give your family peace during this most difficult time. Romans15:33 ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Harris - GA

“With deepest sympathy, may you find comfort from God's word at John 6:40 ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May the God who binds up the broken-hearted strengthen and comfort all those who mourn sustain...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: GP

“I am truly sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11. ”
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Lesli Brooks Athanasoulis, a wife and mother passed away peacefully in Boulder, CO, October 4th at the age of 49. Lesli grew up in Needham, MA attending Needham schools and graduated from Needham High School with the class of 1986. Lesli attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA earning a Bachelor degree in English. After graduation, Lesli eventually moved to Boulder, CO and most of her years there she worked for Lynn Rienner Publishers as a Senior Project Editor.
Lesli married Christos Athanasoulis, who was from Wellesley, MA, in 1997. In 2003, her beautiful daughter, Sophia, was born. Lesli spent all her spare time keeping Sophia busy, whether camping, hiking or traveling to many beautiful and interesting locations in CO and neighboring states. She was one of the best Moms anyone could have.
Lesli acquired many friends through her work and Sophia's schools and they have been such a great support system for her over the years.
Lesli loved gardening, cooking and reading and so enjoyed her summer vacations in Brewster, MA with family and friends. She was special to all of us and her sense of humor was infectious.
Lesli is survived by her husband, Christos, and her daughter Sophia. She is also survived by her parents, Sandra & Peter Brooks, her sister, Keri Burns, her Brother-in-law, Doug and her Niece, Madeline Burns and nephew, Logan Burns from Marshfield, MA. Also survived by her brother, Michael Brooks, from Arlington, MA, and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat Oct 28 at 10 AM in St. Joseph Church, 1360 Highland Ave Needham. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in Lesli's name to the Lung
Cancer Foundation of America, LCFAmerica.org