George J. Angelopoulos

  • Born: October 31, 1925
  • Died: July 7, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

George J. Angelopoulos, 92, of Manchester, died at his residence July 7, 2018. George was born in Dover, NH October 31, 1925 the son of John and Julia (Petropoulos) Angelopoulos. He served in the Army during World War II, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and was a Purple Heart recipient.

George opened Squires Men's Shop, his first clothing business, in Dover in 1955 and operated it for 15 years before moving to Manchester and he worked for Jim's Oxford Shop. He opened and operated a clothing store on Maple Street with his wife Vivian before they purchased the store that would become his namesake, George's Apparel, in 1988 on Elm Street in downtown Manchester.

For many years George worked seven days a week. He was quoted as saying "When you own your own business, that's part of the deal. But if you really enjoy something, when you come to the store, it's not work. It's just enjoyment. Everything I do is with people. You come in and shake hands. I don't spend a lot of time at the office. I'm in the people business. That's what it's all about."

He leaves four step children, James Richards and wife Bonnie of Concord, NH, Ann Waterman and husband Michael of North Carolina, Cathy Bridget and husband Gary of Arizona, and Scott Richards and wife Deborah of Auburn, NH; 9 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Economopoulos and husband John of Nashua, NH and Martha Carter of Dover, NH; cousins, nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his wife Vivian (Richards) Angelopoulos, three siblings and their spouses; Charles Angelopoulos and wife Theodora, Mary Fantini and husband Aldo, Rena Kardulas and husband Christos.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Liberty House, 75 West Baker St., Manchester, NH 03103

Condolence & Memory Journal

As most of the people here in Manchester still know that I work for George's Apparel. Every day I come into work I still think of George and always will. Sometimes me or Cy or Jamie will heard something different and we will laugh and say it must be George. He will always be in my heart. He felt like a Dad.

Posted by Holly Auger - Manchester, NH - Coworker   July 01, 2019

Could not have asked for a better father-in-law, Meet you and Vivian when I was 16 years old when I started dating Scott. We had some great conversations about life and buisness. You and Vivian were wonderful to me and I will cherish the happy times. RIP and I hope you are dancing across the clouds.

Posted by Deborah Richards - Auburn, NH - Family   July 23, 2018

I met George a few years ago while he lived at the same assisted living facility as my father. He always had a smile and a warm manner. He and my Dad shared stories about owning their own businesses and reminisced about their experiences. Those discussions meant a lot to my Dad. He was a very special man.

Posted by Heidi Chenette - NH   July 17, 2018

George was such a dear man. We had the pleasure of working for him and sharing a deep friendship. We enjoyed our visits and reminiscing about Georges back in the day. You will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Cherish the memories.

Posted by Dennis and Carol Chabot - Goffstown, NH - Coworker   July 16, 2018

George was always a gentlemen who enjoyed his job and his business. I financed a loan for him years ago and he was always very cordial. One year he asked if I would be in a commercial for his business. He was a great businessman, always a gentleman and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.

Posted by Roger Duhaime - MANCHESTER, NH   July 15, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with all of George's step-children, and all of his employees at George's Apparel; especially Holly Auger.

George was one hell of a guy. He was always so cordial, and I've never heard him say a bad word about anyone. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word.

I first met George at his store, after he purchased the former Clothing Mart, that I'd shopped at prior. Anyone who knows Manchester, knows that is THE place to get a suit.

Special condolences to Holly Auger. I know from seeing you so much at Bedford Falls, when my old neighbor was staying there, that you were always there for him, and did so much. God Bless you. †

God Speed, George. May you rest in peace, reunited with your wife.

Posted by Jack Murphy - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   July 15, 2018

Please accept my deepest sympathy for George's family. He was a wonderful man and great human being. He loved spending time talking with his customers. He always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude about life. He will be missed by all who knew him. God bless you George.

Posted by Michael DeBlasi - Manchester, NH   July 14, 2018

George, You are one of most wonderful people I have ever work for. You became part of my family, I enjoy all the moments we spend together. The good and the bad. I will miss you more than you'll ever know. I love you! May you rest in piece. Holly

Posted by Holly Auger - Manchester, NH   July 13, 2018

My deepest condolences go out to George's family. He was a gentleman among gentlemen. Like many, I was a customer and, as such, was always treated like royalty. I also had the pleasure to play bridge with George, and he attended a few of my beginner classes. He became a member of the American Contract Bridge League in recent years, and played when he could get away from his official duties. At this year's annual meeting of the NH Bridge Association, on July 15th, we will read his name from among a list of other members we lost this year. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Rick Weinstein - Manchester, NH - Friend   July 13, 2018

I worked for George in the 1960s, It was a great experience for me. I have had the chance to buy suits for my sons at Georges as well as myself many times over the years. George did it right, he will be missed.

Posted by John Duffy - Durham, NH   July 13, 2018

My Great Uncle George was one of a kind! From his enduring smile and unwavering Tan. A man of class and style. Thanks for all the good memories.
Daniel Kardulas

Posted by Daniel Kardulas - Eliot, ME - Family   July 12, 2018

To the man who was like a father to me. I will never forget what you did for my family and me over the twenty plus years I worked for you. Your kindness and heart will never be forgotten by my whole family. Rest In Peace George. As you and I always said to each other Your The Best I will never forget you. Fondly Gary/Dale and Family.

Posted by Gary Marino - Rochester, NH   July 12, 2018

To: The Angelopolus family and especially Frank (Dover Shoe Hospital)

From Squires, George rented me my Saint Thomas Aquinas HS junior prom suit. I looked great for a great occasion. Thanks George!

Warm wishes,
Patrick McCooey
New York City (formerly of Dover, NH)

Posted by Patrick McCooey - New York, NY   July 12, 2018

Rest In Peace George..A quality person and a
pleasure to have known.
Surely in Heaven.

Posted by Chick Bowers - New Smyrna Beach, FL   July 12, 2018

To the Angelopoulos Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation,
and the VFW Auxiliary/Post #4485 in Somersworth, NH, we wish to express sincere appreciation for the honorable service given by your loved one, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

VFW Past Auxiliary President,
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   July 12, 2018

One of my all-time favorite people from way back when. Always welcoming. A special friend.

Posted by Tony McManus - Dover, NH   July 12, 2018

I go way back with George and his wife Vivian, on both sides of the table - meaning they were clients of mine and I was a customer of theirs - and both relationships were rewarding. My condolences to all of George's stepchildren, especially Jim, whom I know the best.

Posted by Eugene Van Loan - Bedford, NH - Friend   July 11, 2018

To my fellow Clothier-It was a pleasure to have known you and I have great memories of you-May His Memory Be Eternal.

Posted by Joseph Baroody - Bedford, NH   July 11, 2018

He was a real gentleman and will be missed we wish we would have seen him more because we did not see him enough in his later years

Posted by George Marie and Mae Bunton - Weare, NH - family   July 11, 2018


George, a truly wonderful human being--you are in our thoughts & prayers

Posted by the Keefe Family    July 11, 2018

Growing up going to his pool are some of my favorite memories growing up. He was one of the best. Thinking of all of you. I'm glad he is together again with his loved ones

Posted by Elanna Thomas - Stratham - Family   July 11, 2018

Rest In Peace sweet George! It was a pleasure knowing you the short time that I did. Always a charmer and the best dressed guy!

Posted by Michelle McManus - Derry, NH - Friend   July 11, 2018

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend, George. We will hold close to our hearts our fond memories of working together at Jim's Oxford Shop and the Male Rack. Most recently the time we spent sharing coffee and lunch was special to us. He was a gentleman and a scholar. Rest In Peace. May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Kosta & Nikki Moutsioulis - Manchester, NH - Friend   July 11, 2018

'Brother' George was a great guy, with a great smile! He was generous with his time and support to all that knew him.
I, like many others, had the privilege of knowing him. He will be missed by us all. May God bless you, George, and your family, during this most difficult time.

Posted by Duane Howard    July 11, 2018

Deepest sympathy to the Waterman family.

Posted by Ruthann Adams - Manchester, NH - Neighbor   July 11, 2018

Jim & family, I'm sorry on the passing of George... I have great memories of my mother & I coming into the store next to TJMax on Maple Street ; visiting, talking with your mom & George & of course leaving with a new bag, belt or shoes. My deepest sympathy. Ivy

Posted by Ivy Levine - Manchester, NH - Friend   July 11, 2018

A gentle man and a gentleman..that was George and that was an attitude he conveyed to his support staff over so many years. He often worked with me on "colorful" clothing issues. We shared many common political attitudes over all the years. GEORGE'S has a major hole to fill with his departure from the businss.
Marco Island, Fl.

Posted by A friend   July 11, 2018

George was very generous to so many people. I will miss the lunches and conversations we had together. My condolences to all family members,

Posted by David Keefe    July 11, 2018

George was always a gentleman always trying to make you happy RIP

Posted by David Wihby - Manchester, NH - Friend   July 10, 2018

george was a great man not only for macnhester, nh but all of new hampshire-new england.. he will be missed.!..
.my sincere condolences -
-james c. boyle=== concord nh-kennebunk,maine

Posted by A friend   July 10, 2018

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