Athanasios “Sam” Kotoulas

of Weymouth

Athanasios “Sam” Kotoulas

Athanasios “Sam” Kotoulas, age 77, of Weymouth, was called to eternal life on Friday, July 24, 2020. He was surrounded by the love and comfort of his family as he made his peaceful journey to the gates of heaven after a long battle against cancer.

Sam was born on June 30, 1943. He immigrated to the United States from Volos, Greece. He is now reunited with his brothers, John and Billy, and his parents, Theodore and Fani.

His presence will forever be missed by his wife of forty-eight years, Patricia L. (Carini) Kotoulas; his daughters, Kristina and Nicole; his son-in-law, Peter; and his sister, Herikia, and extended family in Greece.

His most precious gifts were his three grandchildren: Kayla, Samantha and Emma. Papou showed his granddaughters how important love and family is. The greeting of hello (Yello) will never be the same.

Sam worked very hard to establish his life here in the United States. He was well-known for his many restaurants. He touched the lives of so many. Those who had the privilege to share a moment with Sam know that he would give you a smile and the shirt off his back.

Sam showed us what hard work and perseverance can bring to your life and to many others.

We thank those involved for their love and support during this difficult time.

In light of current events, funeral services were private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sam’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or by visiting


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  • You filled our lives with joy and laughter. All the summers at Humarock beach. “The ice mam cometh” All the holidays we spent together. The endless counts of English Muffins. And most of all your love and kindness. You will be deeply missed, and always in our hearts.

  • Our best friend. We will miss the calls, you’re friendship meant the world to us. All the holidays, and vacations, you were family. We will miss you always. Red Sox, Patriots all the fun times. Frank will miss you calling him “Buddy”

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Sam was a special part of our lives. We are so fortunate to have had years of happy times with Sam and all of you. The memories are endless! Our prayers are with you. Love you all.
    Lisa and Mark

  • Pat

    I am so sorry to hear about Sam. He was such a good person with a big heart! Thoughts and prayers are will you and your family!

    Patty (from Captain Fishbones/Victory Point)

  • Sam you will be missed so much. I will never forget you and all the great times going to your restaurant every Friday or Saturday night. Always had a blast. Tiana loved seeing you every time she went for breakfast with Kayla and will never forget how good your oreo pancakes were and how the hot chocolate always had the prettiest sprinkles. You were her “Mr. Papou”.