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“Our deepest condolences to Shirley and family. May his memory be eternal. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Alfred & Despina Legelis - FL

“Blessings to the Sarris family. I have nothing but the fondness memories of Big Nick from our Springfield College days. He was a wonderful man. My...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: George Wattles

“I am so sorry for the loss of our dear Nick. Although it has been many years since we last saw him in Ipsilometopo, I will always remember his kind...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mirsini Vostani - Athens, Greece

“I am a friend of his son Nicholas Sarris-I work as a Security Site Supervisor in Watertown Mass.Nick,I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Your...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jerry Lindsey - Shirley, MA

“We had th most wonderful visit to see Aunt Vicky and Uncle Ross with my family in Dover. They are such a Welcoming family, wonderful Greek cuisine....Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Shari Sarah Aitken MacArthur - MA

“We are so sorry to hear of Nick's passing. He was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sincerely,Anna and Charlie Tretter ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Anna and Charlie Tretter - Dedham, MA

“Words cannot express what Nicholas Sarris meant to me as a young man and later as an adult. As one of his nephews, we were all welcomed to his home...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Peter Ellis, Jr. - Newport, NC

“My deepest condolences for the loss of a wonderful human being. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jonathan Porter - Clarksburg, MD

“My heart is broken that your family has to go through this. I've known all the Sarris's in one way or another since I was 5 yrs old. Mr Sarris gave...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Bento - Dover,MA

“My condolences to the family. Our lord father promises that very soon he will bring back our loved ones and we will never lose them again. Isaac 25:8 ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Reflecting on great times, great memories of a great man and his family. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Brian Michel - Grapevine, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Bruce Likly - Wilton, CT


Nicholas Milton Sarris, of Dover, Grey Gables and Lesvos, Ipsilometopo, Greece, passed away on Tuesday, May 30th at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born August 11, 1931 in Amherst, MA, to the late Charles and Parthenope Sarris, where he grew up with his brother Byron Sarris and his late sister Themis Ellis, on the fringe of Amherst College's playing fields. A member of the Dana Street gang, he honed his athletic skills on those fields. The gang challenged other neighborhood teams to contests of football, basketball, baseball and physical combats often times followed the games. He graduated from Tabor Academy where he excelled in athletics. He went on to Colby College and continued with football and baseball. In his senior year, after a football game, he contracted polio and was left paralyzed from the chest down. He spent eight months at Children's Hospital, where he met Shirley Brenize, who nursed him mentally and physically back to health. He returned to Colby and finished his senior year and married Shirley in 1954. He entered Boston University Law School and with the help of two Colby Phi Delta Theta fraternity brothers was able to attend the handicap inaccessible law school and obtain his law degree. He set up a law practice in Boston and involved himself in politics of the city and the Commonwealth, playing a major role in fights for Mayor, Governor, Attorney General and President as well as lesser offices. He held several positions including Deputy Secretary of State, Assistant Attorney General, Special Assistant to the Federal Co-Chairman for New England Regional Commission and Attorney for Massport. He and Shirley moved to Dover in 1961 and had four children; Phillip, Nicholas, Laura and Andrea. He opened a second office in Dover and involved himself in the town's government, becoming a member of Planning Board, Board of Selectman and a variety of committees relative to town and school district governance. He became active in his Tabor Academy Trusteeship and Alumni activities for Tabor and Colby College. He and Shirley retired in 1990 and spent the winters in Florida and the summers in their villa on the island of Lesvos, Ipsilometopo, Greece, where they enjoyed sights and sounds and excellent cuisine of the Greek village. Nick is survived by his wife Shirley (Brenize) Sarris; his children, Phillip, Nicholas, Laura and Andrea; his grandchildren Nicholas Sarris, Christopher Walter, Leah, Molly and Heidi Sarris. A Memorial Service will be held in the Dover Church, 17 Springdale Ave, Dover on Thursday, June 8th at 11 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invite to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nick's name may be made to Tabor Academy, 232 Front St, Marion, MA 02738.