CUMBERLAND, R.I. – Demetrios Haseotes of Cumberland and Centerville, Mass., a member of Leadership 100 and a supporter of Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church in Pawtucket, R.I., died Jan. 31 at age 88.
He was the son of the late Vasilios Spiros Haseotes and Aphrodite Bassis Haseotes, the eldest of eight children, and was raised in Cumberland.
Among his accomplishments, he designed, built and operated the largest experimental dairy farm under one roof in the country for its time while also working to enhance and preserve farmers’ rights in New England; purchased the second largest cranberry growing company in the world in the mid 1970’s and subsequently enhanced and sold this business in the mid 1980’s. He also purchased a fleet of ocean-going crude oil tankers, and a mothballed oil refinery in Newfoundland, Canada.
Survivors include his wife, Yeota Betty Englis Haseotes, siblings George Haseotes, Hytho Pantazelos, Anastasia Marty, Lily Bentas, and JoAnn Tambakis.
He was predeceased by his brother Byron and sister Erato; daughters Zacharie Vinios and Athena Haseotes; sons Vasilios Haseotes, George Peter Haseotes and Demetrios Haseotes; several grandchildren and other relatives.
Funeral service took place at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church in Pawtucket, R.I.