George Stephanopoulos passed from this life on April 8, 2016 at West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Warwick, R.I. One of six children Born in Lowell Mass to Stephanos and Helena (Boutselis) Stephanopoulos. Brother of the late Charles, John, Aristides, Peter and Demetra. He was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect as a child and his parents were told he would not survive past thirty years of age. He was a longshot that lived to 93. His family moved to Providence, RI and he and his brothers helped out by selling newspapers and magazines door to door. He often spoke of the miles walked in all weather. He graduated from Central High school in 1942. He was predeceased by his first wife Sophia (Kameris) in 1954 and his second wife Lillian (Pappas) in 1973. He leaves behind two children. Stephan and his wife Theresa of California, Cynthia and her wife Pam of RI. He was predeceased by his infant son James. Besides his children he is survived by 6 grandchildren. Christa and her husband Aaron Crews; Robert and his wife Kristen; Jennifer and her husband Jared Calabrese; Scott and his fiancee Kim; Tara and her husband Michael Gomes; Lauren and her husband Abdur Mateen and 13 great grandchildren whom he adored. Sierra, Piper, Quinne, Callen, Alexander, Kaylee, Dominic, Nikolas, Vega, Raja, Annina and Estelle. He worked well over 40 years as a Parking attendant in downtown Providence. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Green Bay Packers. He was also a Thoroughbred and Greyhound racing and Boxing enthusiast. He enjoyed a good book about history and philosophy. He would discuss current and past events with his brother Ted for hours. He was a meticulous and sharply dressed man. Ready for any celebration, he enjoyed “just a little” anisette or brandy. However, his greatest enjoyment was time spent with family. He was always grateful for his sister Demi and sister in law Lefki’s traditional meals and especially Lefki’s cookies. He cherished all occasions spent with nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren. He was a man with a generous heart. He has left us with many happy memories. He is and will continue to be in our minds and hearts. His calling hours will be held on Saturday from 10:00-11:00 AM with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial to follow in North Burial Ground, Providence. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept.142, Memphis, TN 38148.
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