Jean-Claude (“J.C.”) Sakellarios, 76, of Nashua , died on Monday, 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 https://www.stjude.org. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.