October 4, 2023

Vasilios “Bill” Zafiriades


Vasilios “Bill,” Zafiriades, 84, of Beverly Road, Riverside, died peacefully on August 27, 2022 at the Greenwood Center, Warwick. He was the beloved husband of Eva (Lazos) Zafiriades.

Born in Agios Ilias Kastoria, Greece, a son of the late Apostolos and Pagona (Antoniadis) Zafiriades, he lived in Riverside for 46 years.

Mr. Zafiriades was the Owner of Town Pizza for 25 years before retiring in 2005.

Bill was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Cranston. He will be remembered for his kindness and generosity as he helped so many people in so many different ways through the years.

Bill came to the US and was so proud to have become an American Citizen. He loved his country as much as he loved his homeland.

He enjoyed reading, traveling back home to Greece and spending time with his loving family.

Besides his wife of 60 years, he is survived by a daughter, Lena Zafiriades and her husband Saki Meltsakos and their three children, Christos, Vasilios and Evyenia of Barrington; a son, Paul Zafiriades and his son Cote Zafiriades of Riverside; a brother, Socrates Zafiriades of Greece; two sisters, Eleni Koukoubani of Greece and Argiro Kouvatas of Greece; one great granddaughter, Penelope Zafiriades; several nieces and nephews and his devoted dog, “Pipito.”

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling hours in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside on Tuesday August 30, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. His funeral service will be private. A private burial will be held in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Mr. Zafiriades memory to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA, 23453 would be deeply appreciated.

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