In Memory of

George

Capiris

Obituary for George Capiris

George Capiris age 91 of Southport, formerly of Westport, Connecticut, beloved husband of 65 years to Stella Capiris passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Born in Yonkers, New York, he was the son of Christopher and Christina Capiris. He was a graduate of the Saunders Technical School in Yonkers. He was a parishioner of the Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Yonkers where he served for many years as an altar boy, having been tonsured by the late Patriarch Athenagoras, and where he attended Greek School. His passion was sports where he played football in the semi pro league. He served in the Armed Services during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954. Upon his marriage to his beloved wife Stella, he moved to Connecticut and was employed at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. he later became the proprietor of Shoreham Liquor Store, in Fairfield, for many years. He was an avid sports enthusiast, where for many years as a ticket season holder, he never missed a New York Giants football game.

He was predeceased by his beloved son George Thomas, who was not only his son but his closest “buddy”. He is survived by his beloved wife Stella, his treasured son Christopher and his wife Marie Capiris, a cherished granddaughter “Carrie”, and two beloved godsons Joseph Capiris and Paul Nikolaidis; his devoted brothers Terry Capiris and his wife Margaret and Thomas Capiris and his wife Betty, A special brother-in-law James Englis and his wife Angela, a devoted cousin Nicholas Nikolaidis and his wife Cathy; and many loving nieces, nephews and their respective families both here and in Greece.

The Rite of Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 11am in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, with Fr. Georgios Livaditis, Presbyter, officiating, followed by interment at the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Calling hours will take place on Monday morning from 10am until time of service in the church. The Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main Street, Bridgeport has been entrusted with the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Church Iconography Project in memory of George. AIONIA H MNHMH