George P. Triantafel Print E-mail

George P. Triantafel

 George P. Triantafel of Andover, Massachusetts, sadly, quietly and peacefully departed from our earthly home to enter into a heavenly one on Monday, January 19th.
 The beloved and devoted husband of Theda (Laganas) Triantafel, George was blessed with the gift of years, celebrating 94 birthdays and 65 years of a beautiful marriage.
 George emigrated to our United States from Greece at the age of fourteen, and quickly embraced the American culture with focused dedication, gratitude and work to realize a most successful journey. George was a devoted son of the late Peter and the late Catherine (Apostoles) Triantafel. 
 George spent his very early years in Boston before establishing residency with his family in Brattleboro, Vermont. He treasured his many years in Brattleboro and these years always remained in his heart. He was an entrepreneur, establishing the Holiday Restaurant, the heartbeat of the town welcoming friends and visitors…always with genuine warmth, a smile and sincere interest in their lives. It was his joy to reunite with growing families and college students who always visited the Holiday on their Vermont ski trips through the years. It was a reciprocal “gift” of true friendship!
 George embraced sports with a passion…a dedicated Red Sox fan, he also relaxed on the golf course.
 Reading was a source of not only information for him, but also enjoyment in many dimensions…biographies, global situations and the world of sports.
 Nature and the outside world gifted him with pleasure…tending his garden, tinkering with his antique cars and maintaining their home with meticulous care, gave him the satisfaction of accomplishment.
 George was a member of the Grand Mason Lodge of the State of Vermont and was honored for his 65 full years of devoted service.
 George will be sadly missed by his wife Theda, his brother Arthur Triantafel, two brothers bonded by heartfelt love and friendship, and his wife, Kiki, of Lynn; his sisters-in-law Olga and Toula Laganas of Lowell; Patricia Dukakis of South Natick; his brother-in-law Charles P. Sarantos of North Andover; nieces and nephews Peter Triantafel, Kathy, Elias, Kiki, and George Kostolias of Lynn; Cathy, Rick, Nicholas and Matthew Dippel of Bedford, New Hampshire; Constantine, Elizabeth, Alyssa and Christopher Sarantos of Andover; his goddaughter and niece, Anastasia, and her husband Cengiz Taskin of New York City; and Amalie Ann George of Needham.
 George was also predeceased by his loving brother Nicholas Triantafel.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Thursday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday morning at the HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 62 Lewis St. in Lowell at 11 o’clock. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at For those who wish, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 601 Sherman St, Canton, MA 02021  or the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 62 Lewis St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.  
Condolences (4)
  • Nick and Karen Laganas
    I will always be thinking of George as we had many conversations of the restaurant world and food every time we saw each other,a truly great man. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
  • Susan Grady  - So sorry
    George was one of the nicest people that I had the pleasure of working with....such a classy guy & a wonderful, caring man. He always enjoyed talking about family, especially his wife Theda. So sorry to hear of your loss. Take care to remember his smile & his laughter , he will be missed.
  • Kathleen Maisto  - Deepest Sympathy
    George was the best landlord my husband Jerry and I ever had.....he and Theda were like second grandparents.....we will sorely miss him
  • Pam and Bob Brody  - Our Deepest Sympathy
    To all of the Triantafel Family, I am truly sorry for your loss of such a True Gentleman. Please accept our deepest condolences to you and all of the family. All our love
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