Arthur Nicholas Kotsopoulos of Worcester and Oak Bluffs died peacefully on April 4. He was 92.

He was born in Lowell on July 19, 1929, son of the late Nikolaos and Sophia Bakalopoulos Kotsopoulos. He graduated from Hellenic American Parochial Academy in Lowell and Lowell High School. He attended various business courses at Northeastern University and labor relations courses at The College of the Holy Cross.

He enjoyed a 51-year career in the food industry. In 1943, at the age of 14, he was hired by Brockelman’s Markets in Lowell. In 1951, Stop & Shop supermarkets acquired Brockelman’s and Arthur continued his career as a manager in multiple stores until retiring in 1994.

He was president of the Natick Shopping Center Merchants Association for 17 years and received citations from the Natick Chapter, B’Nai B’Rith, The Natick Probus Club and Leonard Morse Hospital. The town of Natick proclaimed May 3, 1975 Arthur Kay Day in honor of his numerous contributions to the community.

He proudly served his country for nine years as a naval reservist, division 1-18. He was a member of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester, Kilwinning Masonic Lodge of Lowell and the Stop & Shop Half Century Club.

He valued the importance of education and worked tirelessly to ensure that each of his children received a college education. He instilled in them the value of working hard to achieve their goals. He led by example.

Never one to sit still, he was a jack of all trades and was often called on by friends and family to fix a leaky faucet, adjust a wobbling ceiling fan or build a porch. He was an avid gardener who built beautiful perennial gardens that were the envy of his neighbors. His home provided a place of solace for those rare occasions when he would sit back, relax and enjoy a well-earned break. He was happiest when his family gathered to enjoy one of his many home-cooked meals.

He embraced his Greek ancestry and upbringing. He loved walking, traveling, listening and dancing to Greek music, and spending summers on Martha’s Vineyard with his family.

Arthur leaves his wife of 65 years, Constance Petropoulos Kotsopoulos; three sons, Dr. Nicholas Kotsopoulos and his wife Sonja Ilievski Kotsopoulos, Chris and his wife Amy Nattinville Kotsopoulos, and John and his wife, Cheryl Canzano Kotsopoulos, all of Shrewsbury; daughter Daphnie Kotsopoulos DeLisle and her husband Gary of East Longmeadow; 13 grandchildren, Kayla Van Wormer and her spouse Steve, Nicole St. Amand and her spouse Jay, Loren DeLisle, Mark and his spouse Annie, Michael, Max, Nicholas, Sasha, Alexa, Kristen, Emily, Alex and Lindsey Kotsopoulos; and great-grandchildren Aubrey and Weston Van Wormer and Ellie St. Amand. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Ernest and Charles Kotsopoulos and Chris Castle; and three sisters, Angie Kotsopoulos Lyperides, Pauline Kotsopoulos Toulopoulos and Daphne Kotsopoulos.

His family express its gratitude to the staff at the Odd Fellows Home in Worcester for the excellent care they provided to Arthur.