LACONIA-----Peter Nicholas Tsakiris, 94, of Stark Street died peacefully with his loving family by his side on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Peter was born on July 23, 1924 in Cambridge, Mass., the son of the late Nicholas P. and Mary Tsakiris.
Peter was a WWII veteran serving in the United States Coast Guard. He was deployed in the Pacific theater for most of his service duration on board the Howard D. Crow DE-252.
Upon returning home he entered the family restaurant business with his late brother George and father Nicholas Tsakiris. Together they owned the Morning Call Restaurant in Salem Mass. and the Blue Willow Restaurant in Lakeport Square.
Peter spent 25+ years as foreman and with the Laconia Water Department. After his retirement he also spent many years working part-time for Laconia Parks Recreation up to the age of 80.
Peter was predeceased by his loving wife Jennie Tsakiris and is survived by two sons, John Tsakiris and his wife, Marilyn of Laconia and Christopher Tsakiris and his significant other Maria Armano of Laconia, a daughter, Maria Baumeister and her husband Robert of Gilford; two grandchildren, Nicholas Tsakiris and Stephan Tsakiris both of Laconia.
Calling Hours will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 4:00PM - 7:00PM at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH using the Carriage House entrance.
An Orthodox Funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church, 811 North Main Street, Laconia, NH.
A private burial will follow in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia NH.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Peter's Memory to Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church, PO Box 86, Laconia, NH 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.