Konstantinos B. “Kooch” Fokas, 89 of Milford, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Ismini “Mina” (Tzifopoulou) Fokas for 60 years. He was born in Milford, son of the late Basilos and Marika (Mangiaris) Fokas and was a lifelong Milford resident. Kooch was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1946 and also attended the Burdett College in Boston where he received a degree in accounting.
Kooch, along with his wife, Mina, owned and operated The Crystal Spa in Milford for over 75 years. He was known as a legend in Milford. He was recognized for his hard work, devotion to family and the love for the community. His famous hot dogs were a staple in town and were enjoyed by many generations. The Crystal Spa wasn’t just a place for a delicious hot dog, lime rickey or special of the day, but a second home and comfort for all who frequented it. After his retirement, he was employed as a greeter at Friendly’s Restaurant in Milford, the Breakfast Bar at Imperial Ford in Mendon, and most recently at New England Steak House in Mendon.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Marika Fokas Sannicandro and her husband Alfred Sannicandro of Milford, Daniel Fokas and his wife Barbara of Milford and three grandchildren, Alexandra Sannicandro, Nicole Fokas and Danielle Fokas. He was predeceased by his brothers James Fokas and Daniel Hallas.
The Funeral will be held Friday April 27, 2018 at 10 A.M. in the St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church 9 Central St. Marlborough Ma. The burial will follow in the Vernon Grove Cemetery on Depot St in Milford.
The Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford MA.