Jean-Claude Sakellarios

Jean-Claude Sakellarios

Wednesday, September 22nd, 1943 Sunday, October 6th, 2019

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Obituary for Jean-Claude Sakellarios

Jean-Claude (“J.C.”) Sakellarios, 76 , of Nashua , died on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center surrounded by his family.

He was born on September 22, 1943 in Rennes, France, son of the late Nick and Irene Sakellarios. As a young man in France, Jean-Claude played trumpet, and was the founder of the jazz quintet “The Jean-Claude Five.”

Before immigrating to America, Jean-Claude studied at the American University in Cairo. While dissecting a pig, he met and fell in love with his lab partner, a young girl named Monique. They married and settled in Nashua, New Hampshire, raised a family and made a life.

Jean-Claude graduated from Northeastern University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree. He opened his own law firm and practiced law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for fifty years. It was his true passion and the thing at which he most excelled. His clients knew him as “JC” which he jokingly described as being short for “just cash”. Quick with a joke, he always tried not to take things too seriously. His clients knew that he had a big heart and was always willing to defend people Pro Bono if they were unable to pay. A true fighter for the needy and individual rights, he helped generations of families and leaves a long line of grateful clients.

Survivors include his sons Olivier and wife Hande of Nashua and Marc and wife Hiroko of Tokyo. Jean-Claude also leaves behind 2 grandchildren Jesse and Brady with a third, Luna, expected next month.

SERVICES: Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street in Nashua, NH 03064. A graveside service will be held Friday October 11, 2019 at 10:00 am at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashua. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may meet directly at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean-Claude's loving memory to: St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN . An online guest book is available at (603-883-3401) "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER".

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    The Davis Funeral Home
    1 Lock St.
    Nashua, NH
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    Thursday, October 10th, 2019
    4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    101 Kinsley Street
    Nashua, New Hampshire
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, October 11th, 2019
  • Interment

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    101 Kinsley Street
    Nashua, NH
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, October 11th, 2019

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Jeanne Sanders

My sympathy to JC's family. I worked with him when he was the director of the New Hampshire Health Care Association. He had a brilliant mind and died too young.
Jeanne Sanders
Comment | Posted at 08:56pm via Condolence

Linda Argenti

Our deepest condolences to the Sakellarious family for the untimely loss of Jean-Claude. Fond memories of sparring with Jean-Claude in Court. Rest in peace!
Linda J. Argenti, Esq and Patti L. Matthis.
Comment | Posted at 07:56pm via Condolence

Madeline Maroun

Our condolences to his beloved sons Olivier and Marc and to his grand children Jesse and Brady. Also to Monique , Hande and Hiroko.
Thanks to Marilene for the informations she gave us.
Rest In Peace Jean Claude.
Comment | Posted at 09:55am via Condolence

April Babbitt

He was a great lawyer and a great friend and mentor to me. I will truly miss his wit, his humor and his stories.
My condolences to all.
April Babbitt
Comment | Posted at 01:24pm via Condolence

Rick Follender

Whether as a gifted raconteur or as a skilled lawyer, Jean-Claude was a presence and filled any room he was in. He was always ready to share his wit, insights and humor through his story-telling talent. His ability to cross-examine a witness was an education and fun to watch.
Jean-Claude represented the powerful and the poor throughout his legal career. He took on unpopular causes or clients with enthusiasm and commitment. JC found the human element in all his cases to personalize his client.
Jean-Claude will be greatly missed but we will always have the memories, and the lessons he taught.
With deep condolences,
Rick Follender
Comment | Posted at 12:26pm via Condolence

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