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Obituary for George Yiannacopoulos

George  Yiannacopoulos
George Yiannacopoulos, 82, of Chicopee died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 surrounded by his family at Baystate Medical Center. George, son of the late William and Tassia (Tringas) Yiannacopoulos was born in Springfield on April 22, 1933. Raised in Springfield, George attended and graduated from the Springfield School System. George worked as an electrician for the former Uniroyal Tire Company in Chicopee for 10 years and then at the Bulk Mail Center in Indian Orchard for 20 years and retired in 2004. He has resided in Chicopee for the past 50 years. George served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War and then for 17 years in the Air Force Reserves at Westover. George was a very family oriented man. His greatest pleasure in life was being with his family, especially his grandchildren and enjoying Sunday dinner with them. He loved his Greek culture and music and these were very close to his heart. In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his wife Patricia (Sullivan) Yiannacopoulos and a son John Yiannacopoulos. He is survived by a son, Michael Yiannacopoulos and his wife Kelly of Monson; a daughter, Maura Campbell and her husband Wayne of Ludlow; two sisters, Christina Sotiropoulos and her husband Nicholas of Wilbraham and Helen Yiannacopoulos of Ware; five grandchildren, John Yiannacopoulos, Jr., Ethan and Fiona Campbell, Peter and Chloe Yiannacopoulos; two cherished nephews, Michael and Billy Sotiropoulos and a great niece, Nuria Sotiropoulos. Visiting hours for George will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at Sampson’s, Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield from 10 am until the time of his funeral service at 11:30 am. Rites of Committal and Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Chapel of the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in George’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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