February 14, 1927 - June 5, 2013
Georgios Tsaparakis, 86, of Norwalk, husband of Athina Arapidis Tsaparakis, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Norwalk Hospital.
Born February 14, 1927 in Ptolemais, Greece, he was the son of the late Dimitrios and Fotoni Giannakakis Tsaparakis.
George immigrated to the United States with his wife and children in 1971, settling in Norwalk, CT. He worked as a factory worker for many years. In his retirement, he enjoyed visiting family and friends in Greece. George believed “Although we were not wealthy, we lived a rich life in love and faith.” He will be truly missed.
In addition to Athina, his wife of 57 years, Mr. Tsaparakis is survived by his son Dimitrios Tsaparakis and his wife Jean, daughter Aliki Tsekouras and her husband Theodore, by five grandchildren, Athena Tsaparakis, Elayne Tsaparakis, George Tsaparakis, Zaharo Tsekouras and Maria Saltsides, and by his brother Fotios Tsaparakis.
Mr. Tsaparakis was predeceased by his siblings Simeon Tsaparakis, Yannis Tsaparakis and Efstratia Tsaparakis Savvakis.
Friends may call on Monday, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 238 West Rocks Road, Norwalk. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.
Contributions in his name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org/donate).