Arthur S. Chopelas

Arthur S. Chopelas of Malden passed unexpectedly Dec. 18th. Son of the late Stavros and Esther Chopelas He is survived by his Beloved companion Patty Atkinson. Former husband of Claire Ruelle. Father of Patrice Ruelle, Brenda Bruce, Rachel Trumphour and Roger Chopelas. Brother of George Chopelas, Christine Cugini, Christopher Chopelas, Virginia Beninati, Thomas Chopelas, Timothy Chopelas, Vivian Chopelas, Maryellen Garland, Melanie Strickland, Gregory Chopelas, Diane Dillon, and the late Lester Burnell, Stephen Chopelas, Cynthia Chopelas, Stephanie Dillon, and Rena Dillon. Arthur leaves many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Arthur was a resident of Malden since childhood and was formally an Owner of Schopell’s restaurant in Malden Square. He was a dedicated member, employee and served on the board of the Eastside Athletic Association for over thirty years. Visiting hours will be held at Boston Cremation, 287 Main Street, Malden on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 5 pm- 7pm. A service will begin at 7pm, officiated by Arthur’s brother, Tim Chopelas. A gathering will be held at Eastside, 14 Webster Ct. Malden MA. directly following the services.


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  1. Joan Murray on December 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Patrice & Family I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.


  2. Anna Pisapia Peppe on December 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I remember your dad from the old neighborhood.

  3. Carolyn Wilkinson on December 21, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    My condolences to all of you, Patrice, Brenda, Rachel, & Roger. Very fond memories of being in Schopell’s.

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