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DOVER - George D. Frangos, 78, died peacefully on Saturday March 9, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Vlahopoulo, in the Peloponnese region of Greece, on January 17, 1935, the son of Demetrios and Athanasia (Kakridonis) Frangos. He survived difficult times growing up in Greece during World War II and the Civil War, with frequent famine and hardship, and he spent his early years working at the family farm. He came to Dover in 1956 to live with his brother, Costas, and his family, who helped him get established here.
George was a longtime entrepreneur in the greater Dover area having owned a number of different businesses including George's Hair Stylists (with several locations in the greater Dover area), the Wooden Spoon restaurant, laundromats, apartment buildings, and most recently Central Barber Shop in Dover.
He moved back to his native Greece in 1984 where he owned a glue business and returned to Dover in 1991.
His Greek heritage was very important to him and he passed that heritage on to his family. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, Greek cuisine, playing cards and backgammon with family and friends, and gardening.
He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation.
He is survived by his wife of more than 40 years Stacy (Andronis) Frangos, his children and their families Demetrios Frangos and wife Heather and their children Emme and Kate, all of Boston, Mass.; Athanasia Smith and husband Gregg and their children Olivia and Noah, all of Medfield, Mass.; and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased his brothers Costas and Theodore, and sisters Pauline Karabelas and Kaliroi Kefala, and by baby brother George and kid sisters Tasia and Voula.
Friends are invited to call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave.
Private family funeral services will be held and burial will be in the Annunciation Cemetery.
He was an incredible husband, father and grandfather who bravely fought his cancer after he was diagnosed. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Seacoast Cancer Center and Dr. Sonneborn and his staff for their care.
In George's memory you are asked to give your family or loved one a hug in his honor and those who desire may make memorials in his name to either the Seacoast Cancer Center, 789 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820 or the Annunciation Church, Cemetery Fund, 93 Locust St., Dover, NH 03820
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Published in Fosters from Mar. 10 to Mar. 14, 2013