George TsakirgisApril 26, 1928 ~ June 16, 2017 (age 89)
Babalas & DeMarkles
Cambridge MA, 02139-1802
June 18, 2017
Tsakirgis, George of Milford and Arlington passed away on June 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy battle with ALS.
Born in Boston on April 26, 1928. Beloved husband of Helen Tsakirgis to genos Tsouvalas. Son of the late Demetrios and Kiriakoula Tsakirgis. Devoted father of John Tsakirgis and his wife Nancy, Sandra Tsakirgis, Pamela Beaver and her husband Timothy, Stephanie Poirier and her husband Charles, Constance Quinn and her husband Michael. Cherished grandfather of Andrew George Kiriakos, George Nicholas Tsakirgis, Nicole Stephanie Quinn, Cynthia Helen Poirier, Matthew Charles Poirier, Kelsey Kimberlee Quinn and the late James Arthur Kiriakos. Brother of Despina Armstrong, the late Theodore Tsakirgis and the late Vasilea Brekalis. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at the Gaffey Funeral Home, 43 High St. Medford on Tuesday from 4-8 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Funeral service to be held Wednesday June 21st at the St. Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church, 4 Appleton St. Arlington at 11:00 AM. Those attending the funeral service are asked to go directly to church.
Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. George enjoyed being a Mason and the traditions the organization represented. He was a member of Russell Lodge A.F. & A.M. for over 50 years and served as Worshipful Master twice. George also was very proud to be a Shriner. He served 3 years in the Korean Army Artillary Battalion where he was honored with the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star. Expressions of sympathy in George’s memory may be made to either the above named church or to the ALS Association, 315 Norwood Park South, 1st Floor Norwood, MA 02062.