Dr. Sotiris Peter Diamandis “Chris”, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Diamandis of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, died on Monday January 2nd while vacationing in Puerto Rico with his wife Carolyn Pappas Diamandis.
Born in Athens, Greece, Dr. Diamandis grew up in Ethiopia where his father was working as an agriculturist.
Dr. Diamandis is a graduate of Lycee Franceas College in Ethiopia and Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece. He began his internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital at the University of Massachusetts after moving to Massachusetts with his first wife Marilyn Diamandis. He completed his General Surgery Residency at the Bay State Medical Center and a fellowship in Advanced Surgical Technique and Nutrition at New England Deaconess Hospital and Dana Farber. He then served as fellow to the renowned Dr. Kenneth Warren, before joining the New England Baptist Hospital and Dr. Warren, specializing in surgery and diseases of the liver, pancreas and biliary tract. He was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and inducted into the International Hepatic-Biliary Society. He served as a respected and dedicated member of the New England Baptist Hospital from 1985-2017, best known for his excellent surgical skill and outcomes, his endearing personality and commitment to his beloved patients. He will forever be fondly remembered and missed by his many patients at the New England Baptist Family Hospital.
He is survived by his five sons with his first wife Marilyn; Peter of Medfield, Christian of Canton; Jonathan of Milton; Ilia of Milton; Stefan of Dorchester; his daughter in-laws, Rachel, Jill, Michelle, and Gia, as well as his seven grandchildren Alexi, Dillon, Leila, Catherine, Keira, Scarlett and Ava.
He is also survived by his beloved wife Carolyn of Wayland, and her children, Nicholas A. and Christina K. Pappas of Sudbury; Paul N. Pappas of Framingham; John C. Pappas III and Jill P. Pappas of Southborough; and her grandchildren, John C. Pappas IV, Alex, Jackson and Chloe Elizabeth.
‘Dr. D’, as he was affectionately known, will be remembered for his love of family, coaching and the many lives he touched throughout his long and dedicated practice of medicine.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 57 Brown Street, Weston. Interment will follow in the Mausoleum at Edgell Grove Cemetery, 53 Grove St., Framingham.
Visiting hours at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St. (corner of Union Ave.), Framingham, will be Monday from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave., Boston, MA 02120.