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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,

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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,

Upcoming Funeral Services

Saturday, October 28
10:00 AM    3514028 3611392 20171028T100000

St. Joseph Church

1360 Highland Ave. Needham, MA 02492
(781) 444-0245