In memory of
Dennis Antonatos, 75 years old, passed away on June 4, 2021, after a lengthy, hard fought, and courageous battle with cancer. Husband of Donna Rabalais Antonatos and father of Peter Antonatos, and the late Johnny Antonatos, Sr. Grandfather of Johnny Antonatos, Jr. Step-father of Eric Garrod. Son of the late Panayiotis Antonatos and Zafeiroula Benetatou Antonatos. Dennis was born on February 2, 1946 in Dellaportata, Kefallonia, Greece. He is also survived by a niece and nephew in Kefallonia, Greece. Dennis became a U.S. citizen in 1973 after many of his earlier years travelling the world as a Merchant Marine. He learned to speak several languages and became a proud foreman at the age of 19. He was a lifelong industrial sandblasting and painting contractor. He will forever be remembered by all who knew him as a very strong and hardworking man. Dennis always had a tool at hand to fix anything and was well known as "The Greek". He was a well-respected man in his community of peers. He was always friendly and will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew and worked with him. Dennis always looked forward to his next fishing trip, inshore or offshore. He also enjoyed hunting. Dennis served his native country as a Navy Seal for the Greek military. He was also a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local #1244. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, in Harvey on Saturday, June 12, 2021 starting at 10AM until 12PM. Interment will follow immediately at 12:30PM at Hope Mausoleum, 4841 Canal St., in New Orleans. Please visit http://WWW.MOTHEFUNERALS.COM to view and sign the online guestbook.
View Full Obituary ›