Angelus 'Ange' E. Papageorge
Updated 7:03 am, Sunday, June 12, 2011
Angelus "Ange" E. Papageorge, 83, of Fairfield, the husband of Bess Spilios Papageorge, died June 10 at home.
Born May 25, 1928, in Fairfield, he was the son of the late Elias and Fanny Papageorge. He attended Roger Ludlowe High School and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was married on June 20, 1948.
The lifelong Fairfield resident had been a volunteer firefighter more than 50 years. A parishioner of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Bridgeport, he volunteered yearly at the church festival. He also was a member of the Holy Trinity Senior Citizens and the Order of AHEPA.
He began working in the restaurant business as a teenager, helping at the family-run Club Grill Diner in Westport and became co-owner of the Center Restaurant in Fairfield. He later worked for various food services, managing cafeterias at Sikorsky Aircraft, Stauffer Chemical and Norwalk Hospital. He also spent time at Oscar's Delicatessen in Westport, owned by his son.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Elias "Lee" Papageorge and wife, Mary-Jo, of Fairfield, Frances "Fanny" P. Kochiss and her husband, Bob, of Fairfield, Lucas "Luke" Papageorge and his fiancee, Brenda, of Easton and Sandra "Sandy" P. Mongillo and her husband, Joe, of Niantic; a sister, Marie Dimitriadis of Fairfield; a brother-in-law, Charles Turnas of Oviedo, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Melissa, Alexandra, Robert, Alexander, Christopher, Belinda, Angelus, Lucas, Stephanie, Joseph and Zachary, and 10 great-grandchildren, India, Plum, Evan, Alexa, Taylor, Frankie, Charlie, Olive, Jack and Anna. He was predeceased by three brothers, George, Peter and Paul Papageorge, and a sister, Frances "Foo" Turnas.
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Bridgeport. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road. A Trisagion service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604. To place an online condolence, visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.