Father John W. Poulos passed peacefully Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare, Burlington, Vt. where he had made his home since December, 2012.

Father John was born on December 11, 1930, to Spero and Winifred Whiting Noushiopoulos in Montpelier, VT.

He was a graduate of Montpelier High School, received a BS in History at Yale, and Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity Degrees from the General Theological Seminary in NYC.

Rev. Poulos was an educator and pastoral counselor. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1960. Father John retired from Grace Episcopal Church in Trumbull, CT, in June, 2009, and was also a priest in Episcopal churches in New Jersey and Ohio.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Patricia Poulos and step-daughter Bonnie Kynoch of Montpelier; brother, Paul Poulos of NH; sister Helen Cascio Pratt of Cape Cod; grandchildren, Alexander Tripp of Seattle, WA and Rachel Tripp of Montpelier; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Ploof of Montpelier; and many friends.

Visitation will be one hour before the funeral service at 11:30 a.m at Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 No. Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT. The service of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1063 Prim Road, Cochester, VT. Burial with military honors will be held in the spring at Vermont Veterans’ Cemetery, Randolph, VT. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home.

Donations may be made in Rev. Poulos’ memory to the charity of one’s choice.