Peter passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 2nd. A first generation Greek-American, he was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and grew up alongside his beloved Panagiotakos cousins.
At a young age he moved to Manchester, NH with his mother, where they built an illustrious life. A loving father, husband, son and friend to all, Peter was a dedicated man of many passions, talents and occupations. A few of our favorites being his time spent teaching at Dracut High School, the family restaurant ‘Ya-Ya’s’ in York Beach, Maine, and the many years spent working alongside the Milonas family. Peter valued family over everything else and took care of those around him. He led a multi-generational household that he graciously opened up to so many. A pillar of strength and hospitality, he always said ‘it isn’t the food you eat, it's the people who are at your table.’ Never asking for much, yet offering everything he had; he was influential and highly respected for being generous with his heart and his advice.
Peter loved cars, especially Lincolns and Jaguars. He loved Greek pastries, his favorite being Thiplas, and had a special relationship with animals, especially dogs. Although he loved his cars and his animals, he loved his family more.
He is reunited now with his loving mother, Jenny, his wife Sandra, and so many relatives and friends who he adored. If you had the pleasure of knowing him, you know well the impact of his warm and giving spirit. Nothing was more important to him than the people who surrounded him.
Peter is survived by his loving daughters, Jennifer Panagiotakos Lenox and Alexandria Panagiotakos, her husband Danny Leblanc, his grandchildren, Olivia and Christopher Lenox and many beloved cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. His legacy and all that he loved lives on in each of us and we are blessed to have gotten the very best of him.
May his memory be eternal.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 2 – 5 PM, with a Trisagion service at 4:30PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, in Manchester. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 7, 11:00 AM at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street, in Manchester. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium assisted the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.phaneuf.net