WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2017/2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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commerce retailing entrepreneurship keeping track startups investments capital business Carrying On A L B E R T M C K E O N writer george and diane Katsikaris, Linda Evans Shotkus, and Joe Perdoni, Jr. recognized that if they gave their all to the people of Wellesley, they would form unbreakable bonds with customers and benefit from relationships that transcend the sale of food and merchandise. When George, Diane, Linda, and Joe each passed away over the past few years, their deaths reverberated beyond their immediate circles of family and friends. Wellesley residents also mourned the loss of these entrepreneurs who took pride in their work and had an informed understanding of customers' needs. Business had meant sacrificing much and always being ready to serve the community. This connection to community is what now pushes the Katsikaris, Shotkus, and Perdoni families to carry on. By keeping their family businesses open, the survivors are not just keeping their loved ones' spirits alive: They're also furthering the commitments made by the departed in business matters large and small. They are just as devoted to service and wouldn't dream of ending their families' legacies. Familiar Staples and New Offerings at Fells Market George and Diane Katsikaris opened Fells Market in 1980. They died less than two months apart from each other in 2015. George had run a store in the Roslindale section of Boston before heading west and settling on a location that's nestled on the corner of Weston Road and a Route 9 traffic ramp. Peter and Paul Katsikaris O J R T P H O T O G R A P H Y 122 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8

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