FAIRFIELD, Conn. – George and Georgia Stavros, ages 100 and 97, died yesterday within 1 ½ hours of each other while receiving hospice care at home.
They were both born in Greece, in the village of Voutsara in the province of Arcadia, and married in 1946.
George was a World War II veteran who fought against the Nazi occupation and marched in the Albanian War. After the war, George and Georgia took over the duties of George's father including managing the family farms.
At ages 51 and 48, George and Georgia were able to immigrate to the U.S. with their four children. They worked as custodians at Andrew Warde High School in Fairfield for many years until they were in their 80s, when they fully retired. They also purchased and managed apartments.
They are survived by three children, Olga Leavitt of New Jersey, Deena Gonis of California, and Thomas Stavros of Fairfield; two sons-in-law, Peter Leavitt and Antonios Gonis; and five grandchildren, Harry Leavitt, Ifigenia Gonis, Antigone Gonis, George Leavitt and David Leavitt.
A son, Steven Stavros, died in 2010.
George was one of seven children, three of whom survive him: Costandina Sarlas, and her husband, Spiros Sarlas, Maria Agortsas, and her husband, Costas Agortsas, and Peter Stavros and his wife, Georgia Stavros.
Georgia was one of five children, all of whom are now deceased. Georgia is survived by her sister-in-law, Maria Giannopoulou.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Park Ave., Bridgeport, followed by interment in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport.
Visitation will be on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until time of service in the church. The Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St., Bridgeport, is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or to Fairfield Warde High School Scholarship fund in memory of George and Georgia.
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