In Memoriam

Charles Xenakis Karris of Peabody, Massachusetts passed away unexpectedly on February 22, 2023, at Salem Hospital. He was the son of Photinie (Xenakis) Karris of Haverhill and the late Charles J. Karris, and the brother of the late John C. Karris. He was born in Haverhill, MA on August 7, 1962, and attended Haverhill Public Schools graduating from Haverhill High School in 1980. He was a 1985 graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Besides his mother, Charles leaves his brother, Mark Karris and his wife, Suzanne Lamonica, of Las Vegas, Nevada, uncles John J. Xenakis and his wife, Maria Xenakis of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Jeffrey Xenakis and his wife, Eileen Xenakis of Hampstead, New Hampshire and Theodore Xenakis and his wife, Bernadette Xenakis of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and aunt, Dorothy Syrigos and her husband Harry Syrigos of Malden, Massachusetts. He also leaves his fiancé, Orlanda Lima of Peabody, Massachusetts,and nieces Elliana Karris and Sienna Karris, as well as a nephew, Maximos Karris, all of Las Vegas, Nevada, and several cousins.

Charles was a parishioner and former member of the Parish Council of the Holy Apostles Church, Saints Peter and Paul, in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Charles was the owner of Karris & Company, LLC, a financial planning business founded by him and located in Middleton, Massachusetts.

Charles, known as Chuck to his family and friends, was an avid sports fan, especially his beloved Boston Bruins. He was a warm and compassionate man who loved his family and always enjoyed time spent at family holidays and gatherings. He had a wry sense of humor and was always one to make people laugh with his unique outlook on life.

He was a good friend to many and will be sorely missed by those whose life he touched. His untimely passing is devastating to his family and friends, and his dear fiancé, Orlanda.



Christopher A. Joyce Jr. 
August 12, 1948 - August 25, 2017 

Christopher A. Joyce. Jr., 69, passed away on August 25, 2017 after a year-long battle with liver cancer. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Christopher A. Joyce, Sr. and Mary (Downing) Joyce. Chris leaves his sisters: Mary P. Joyce of Wakefield and Barbara Carlton and her husband, Richard of Lynn. He was the uncle of Kevin Carlton of Lynn and the late Christopher Carlton. He also leaves lifelong friends: Brian Mulvey, Mary Clutchey, and Marge Bartolo.

Graduating from St. Mary's High School with the Class of 1966, Chris left for the U.S. Marine Corps. After his service time, he returned home and completed his Bachelors of Science degree from Boston State College, now known as UMass Boston. His career took many paths, from social work in the Boston area, where he met Brian Mulvey, to later assisting many as a financial advisor for Ameriprise and LPL Flagship Harbor.

Chris made friends everywhere and maintained his relationships throughout his life, from St. Mary's classmates: Jimmy, Bobby, and Sandy, to his many clients and coworkers at Flagship and elsewhere. Friendships were of great value to Chris as well as his hometown of Lynn where he was a dedicated lifelong member and Treasurer of Friends of Lynn Woods. Proud of his city's sports, Chris religiously watched the Red Sox and Patriots, taking up his free time.

Chris devoted the past 23 years of his life to help raise Tobin, the grandson of his good friend, Marge. Tobin was the joy of Chris' life and they shared a tremendous relationship, spending most of their time together. When diagnosed with cancer last May, Chris' only concern was to see to it that he made the trip to Tobin's graduation from Bennington College that June, confidently against the doctor's orders not to travel.

We will greatly miss Chris Joyce, a loss much too early. He was treasured by many who knew him, his generosity, and caring he will be cherished forever.


Steven J. Argersinger

Colonel Steven J. Argersinger, U.S. Army (Retired), 75, of Wenham, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. He was born on April 7, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of the late Donald and Joyce (Burkland) Argersinger. He was the loving husband of Monika L. (Grajirena) Argersinger, whom he shared forty-four years of marriage.

Steven spent most of his professional life in the U.S. Army as a Military Intelligence officer, joining the service in 1968 after spending a couple of years at nearby Gordon College. Steven graduated from Officer Candidate School in April 1969 and later earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Georgia State University and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the Command and General Staff College. Steven was also an Army War College Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Steven’s last active-duty post was as Commander of the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade in Augsburg, Germany. He also served tours in Vietnam, Italy, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and the Meritorious Service Medal. Steven retired from service in September 1996 and later worked as a financial advisor, most recently with Flagship Harbor Advisors of Boston, before retiring fully.

Steven was an avid reader of books and could work his way through several a week. To the constant amazement of his family, he always seemed to know the right question to every answer on Jeopardy! He was also a devoted fan of Star Trek and the New England Patriots. Most of all, Steven enjoyed spending time with Monika, working in his yard, playing golf with close friends, doting over his and Monika’s many loving cats, and cherishing every moment with his two grandchildren. They will all miss him dearly.