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
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.
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.