George S. Giannias
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Peabody - George S. Giannias, 61, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence in Peabody on Friday.
George was born on June 28, 1958, in Arfara, Kalamata, Greece, son of the late Sotirios Giannias and Irene (Bouras) Giannias. He was raised in Greece before emigrating to the United States in 1968. He went on to attend Peabody Public Schools, and was a graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, class of 1977.
From a young age, George had a passion for working out and weightlifting, he excelled in a specialized martial arts form known as Uechi-Ryu, in which he successfully competed at an international level in Okinawa Japan on several different occasions. In addition to his achievements George was also a member for the Free Mason's.
George had worked as a distributor for Pepsi-Cola during his early life, most recently he was assisting his family with daily operations at The Roadhouse Pub in Peabody; in addition to his small real estate ventures. His favorite pastimes included frequent motorcycle rides, soccer, and traveling to Greece, but more importantly being surrounded by his loving family, especially his children. George will always be remembered as a fun, loving, and loyal man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He was always willing to help those who needed him. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his children, Irene and Sotirios Giannias, of Salem; his mother, Irene Giannias, of Peabody; his siblings; Dennis Giannias of Peabody, Paula Aggelis and her husband Perry of Kalamata, Greece, Georgia Giannias-Noe of Peabody; his nieces and nephews, Joanna Sigalos, Kosta and Sotirios Aggelis, and Peter Noe; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Beside his father, he was also predeceased by a brother-in-law, Sydney Noe.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 20, at 9 a.m., at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody. He will be laid to rest in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem. Memorial contributions may be made is his name to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960. For online guestbook and directions, please visit
Published on November 18, 2019


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Jan Stone
Nov 19, 2019
Dennis and family please accept our sincere sympathy! Brian and I are thinking of you!
Sherri temkin
Nov 19, 2019
My condolences to the family. I graduated with George and saw him occasionally at the Roadhouse. He was a good person. Rest in peace George
Roland D’Entremont
Nov 19, 2019
I remember lifting weights with George back in the early 1980’s. He was very strong. He was always a good conversation and kind man.
Neil E. Brennan CHOP
Nov 18, 2019
Martial Artist never die; rest in peace my friend. Memories forever and ever. Chop XXX
Mark Hamor
Nov 18, 2019
My condolences to Dennis and Georgia .I only have good memories of George. He will be missed
David Edward Little
Nov 18, 2019
Rest in peace my friend,you will be missed
Scott R James
Nov 18, 2019
Well done Brother. Now cometh rest.