Peter Benekos

Peter James Benekos, 90, of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Peter was born Zoupena, Greece on March 8, 1933 to the late Demetris and Zenovia Benekos.
Peter was an Army veteran and worked in the hospitality industry most of his career. Prior to his retirement, he was the general manager of Glen liquors. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation in Stamford, Connecticut. He loved Greek dancing and fine scotch whiskey. He was engaging and possessed a warm smile all the time and always had time to listen or tell a story.
Peter is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Olga Maragos Benekos; his many nephews, Angelo Maragos and his wife Sophia and their children Patricia and Jonathon Maragos of Westport, CT; his nephew Demetris Benekos and his children of West Warwick, Rhode Island; Angelo Maragos and his wife Irene of Stamford, CT; his nieces, Anna Durkovic and her husband Damir and their children Danielle and Peter of Darien, CT; Anna Witkowski and her husband Damian and their children, Nicholas and Lexi of Darien, CT; and Angelo Angelopoulos and his wife Carol of Luray, Virginia , as well as his sisters-in-laws Panagiota Maragos of Darien, CT , Maria Maragos of Stamford, CT and Despina Angelopoulos of Bronxville, New York.
Family and friends may call at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, in Stamford on Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM with The Rev. Father Evan Evangelidis officiating. Interment will take place at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.
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