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George Stavros

George Stavros, 86, longtime resident of 93 John Wise Avenue, Essex, died Saturday, August 23, 2014,  surrounded by his loving family in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following his long illness. He was the husband of late Evelyn J. (Janes) Stavros who died in 1999.

Born in Chelsea June 29, 1928 son of the late John and Diamondo (Fanos) Stavropoulos, he was raised in Chelsea and was a 1946 graduate of Chelsea High School. During the years of the Korean Conflict he served as a medic with the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge he made Essex his home and went to work at his uncle’s golf course. George went on to continue his education at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at U-Mass., Amherst graduating with a degree in turf management. For many years he owned and operated the Cape Ann Golf Course in Essex.

Mr. Stavros served for many years on the Essex Board of Assessors and was a sixty year plus member of the Manchester Masonic Lodge, AF&AM, a Shriner and a long time member of the Golf Course Superintendents of America and Golf Course Superintendents of New England.

He is survived by three sons, John M. Stavros and his companion Sharon Hamor both of Essex, James N. Stavros and his wife Norrie of Essex, and George J. Stavros and his companion Sarah Henrick both of Essex; two daughters, Jane C. Ouellette and her husband Gilbert of Ipswich and Mary S. Hickey and her husband John of Essex; eight grandchildren, James and Tyler Stavros both of Essex, Nicholas and Matthew Ouellette both of Ipswich, Isabella and Maxine Hickey both of Essex, Benjamin Stavros of Manchester and Sydney Stavros of Danvers; two great grandchildren, James Stavros III and Randall Stavros both of Beverly; two brothers, Nicholas Stavropoulos of Revere and Dr. John J. Stavros of Essex and several nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late James Stavropoulos formerly of Chelsea.

His funeral service with Military Honors will be held 11 am, Thursday, August 28, graveside in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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