Saturday, January 24, 2015

Έφυγε από κοντά μας ο Ηρακλής Μάτζιαρης, πατέρας της Παναγιώτας Αναγνωστόπουλου.

Την Παρασκευή το βράδυ 01/23/2015 έφυγε από κοντά μας ο Ηρακλής Μάτζιαρης ένας κυριολεκτικά λεβέντης άνθρωπος στην ψυχή και στο σώμα, πατέρας της Παναγιώτας Νικολάου Αναγνωστόπουλου και του Χρίστου Μάτζιαρη.
Τα θερμά μας συλλυπητήρια στην οικογένεια του και τους ευχόμεθα να είναι καλά να τον θυμούνται.
Αιωνία σου η μνήμη Ηρακλή.

Κατωτέρω όλες οι πληροφορίες για την κηδεία
Iraklis Mantziaris, 84, beloved husband of Aristoula (Tzickas) Mantziaris died peacefully on Friday, January 23rd surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Kaloni Grevena, Greece he was the son of Christos and Panagiota Mantziaris.  He grew up in Kaloni and moved to Larissa before immigrating to the U.S. with his family in 1968 and settling in Hartford, CT.  Iraklis spent his life in the U.S. working as a mason.  Religion was a major part of his life and he was a long time parishioner of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  One of his proudest accomplishments in life was building the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church at the University of Connecticut with his son Chris.  He was also a long time member of the community's Macedonian society.  In their 57 year marriage, Iraklis and Aristoula enjoyed many travels and adventures, with especially fond memories of their trips to Greece.  He also enjoyed his weekly fishing trips always with his wife by his side.

A loving and devoted husband, father, and pappou, Iraklis is survived by his wife of 57 years Aristoula Mantziaris, his daughter Panagiota Anagnostopoulos, and her husband Nikos of Alpine, NJ, and his son Chris Mantziaris and his wife Marilyn of Wethersfield, CT, six beloved grandchildren who he adored Apostolos and his wife Panagiota, Iraklis, Stavroula, Iraklis and Yianni.  He is also survived by his sister-in-laws, Georgia Giannakopoulos and her husband Theofilos and Efstathia Tzickas and many cousins, nieces, and nephews both here and in Greece.

The funeral will be Tuesday January 27, 2015, 11:00 am at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 433 Fairfield Ave. Hartford with The Rev. F. George Zugravu officiating.  Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetary.  Visiting hours will be Sunday, January 25, 3-7 pm at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  A Trisayion service will be on Sunday, 4 pm at the Cathedral.  Contributions in his memory may be made to: St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 433 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114.  To share a memory with the family, please visit,

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