LACONIA — Peter George, of Laconia, died in his home on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 with his wife, Barbara, and son, Damian, by his side. Peter will be remembered as a loving husband and father and a proud grandfather. He was a man who was eternally curious and who strove for perfection.
Peter was the youngest of three children born to Michael and Helen (nee Tzimoulas) George in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 10, 1923. He spent his early years in Haverhill where he attended the Tilton School. At age 10, Peter and his family moved to Morphy, Greece where he remained until 1940 when he returned to Haverhill. Peter worked briefly for The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and then transferred to New York City where he worked for Mack Truck. Later on, with the help of friends, he became a furrier. After thirty-nine years as a furrier in New York City, Peter retired and moved to his beloved Laconia, where he spent many wonderful and happy years, playing tennis, tending his garden, traveling and fixing his house. He was a devoted Greek Orthodox and proud of his Greek heritage. He was a member of the Pan Macedonian Society - St. Demetrios of Morphy Division and was a member of the Gilford Hills Tennis Club.
As a husband, father and grandfather, Peter is survived by his loving family which includes his wife of forty-seven years, Barbara, their son, Damian, of Garden City, New York and his wife, Ann Pouria George, and his three grandchildren, Connor, Kelly and Ryan of Garden City.
Peter was predeceased by his parents and brother, Constantine "Charlie". He leaves behind his sister, Evangelia "Angie" Daniels, of New York City, his sister-in-law, Pariskivi, of Averignos, Greece, his nieces, Diane George, Maria Anderson, Penny Soufarapis and Helen Takos and his nephew, Michael George and several cousins and relatives in New York and Greece.
Peter was dearly loved by his family and his passing will leave a tremendous void. He will forever be in our hearts.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. The Trisagion Service will be performed at 7:30 PM during the calling hours.
A Greek Orthodox liturgy will be conducted at Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church, 701 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. Fr. Michael Agathonikos will officiate.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
Please, no flowers. Donations to Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church, 701 North Main Street, Laconia, NH, 03246 in Peter's name would be appreciated.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lawrence Rush, Dr. Mary-Claire Paicopolis, the medical professionals' and Hospice for the excellent care that Peter received.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.