M. Mouzas, 88, of Biddeford died on December 6, 2017 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough. He was born on March 6, 1929 to Milton and Dorothy (Denoncourt) Mouzas in Biddeford. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Biddeford High School.
On February 7, 1953, he married Pauline Lamb in Biddeford.
Jim owned and operated the Puritan Tea Room in Biddeford for 40 years until it closed in 1982. He then went on to work at WP Pepperell in shipping for 11 years until he retired in 1994. He was a lifetime member of the Elks in Saco, where he helped in many adventures and especially enjoyed Bingo nights. He was named Elk of the Year for two different years. He was also a lifetime member of the St. Louis Alumni, where he enjoyed cribbage nights. In his retirement, he enjoyed his time spent at the beach with his wife and friends. He also enjoyed times spent with all his family members.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Athena Mouzas, and a brother, Michael Mouzas.
Jim is survived by:
His wife of 64 years, Pauline Mouzas of Biddeford
3 sons: Charles Mouzas of Biddeford
Peter Mouzas of Biddeford
Milton Mouzas of Biddeford
4 daughters: Kathleen Martin and her husband Paul of Biddeford
Diana Mouzas of Biddeford
Dorothy Mouzas of Biddeford
Lynda Mouzas of Biddeford
1 brother: Thomas Mouzas and his wife Noella of Biddeford
2 sisters: Helen Stoukides of Beverly Hills, FL
Dorothy Keenan of Biddeford
13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
Visiting hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Demetrios Cemetery in Biddeford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name may be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice
11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough ME 04074