Sep 052014

George Pergantis

George Pergantis

George Pergantis of Groton, Massachusetts, long-time owner and innkeeper of the Groton Inn, passed away on September 2, 2014 in Leominster, Massachusetts.

Born September 28, 1930 in Andros, Greece, to Yiannis and Maria Pergantis, he came to the United States in 1959 as a third officer in the merchant marine. George was a cabinet maker and worked as a general contractor for many years. He was a skilled plumber and electrician. His greatest accomplishment was the purchase and renovation of the Groton Inn, the oldest operating inn in the United States. He was a Mason, a self-trained chef, and he loved to fish and hunt. George loved to talk to people, was always smiling and laughing, and was a well-known presence in Groton who was often sought out for advice. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He was married to the late Eugenia Mina Pergantis of Chelsea, Massachusetts. He is survived by his son Charles Pergantis of Wilmington, Delaware; his son Yiannis Pergantis and daughter-in-law Mary Lynn Pergantis of Brookline, Massachusetts; his son William Pergantis and daughter-in-law Sandra Pergantis of Brookline; granddaughters Nicole and Angela, grandson Andrew, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his long time partner Gloria Lammi, of Groton; brothers Michael Pergantis of Arlington, Massachusetts and Leonidas Pergantis of Andros, Greece; and his sister, Polixheni Vartholomeou, of Andros, Greece. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Pergantis of Clearwater, Florida.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, September 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Faggas Funeral Home, 553 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, Massachusetts.

The funeral service will be held Monday, September 8, at Taxiarchae Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown, at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, Massachusetts 02241, or to the Metropolitan Methodios Diocese Camp for Children, 162 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445.