Salisbury — Apostolos George “Paul” Tassis, 78, longtime Salisbury resident, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of Labrini “Linda” (Siamos) Tassis, his loving wife of 53 years.
Born in Ioannina, Greece, June 10, 1935, he was one of seven children of the late George Apostolos and Spiridoula (Doutsis) Tassis and came to the U.S.A. in 1969, settling in the Amesbury area in 1977.
“Paul” as he was known by many, was the owner and operator of the Amesbury House of Pizza and subsequently the Seabrook House of Pizza from 1977 until his retirement in 2011. He was an extremely hard-working man, dedicated to his family and very proud of his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with them and shared his love of fishing and hunting with his grandchildren. Proud of his heritage, he was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Newburyport.
In addition to his wife, “Linda," he is survived by his three daughters, Ekaterini Randall and husband Robert of Amesbury, Frederica Tassis of Waltham and Jeorjia Tassis-Laskos of Amesbury; six grandchildren, Ross and Marissa Randall of Amesbury, Angelica and husband Yorgo Teazis of New York City, Kosta Laskos of Waltham, Apostolis and Kostaki Tassis-Laskos of Amesbury; his son-in-law, Petros Laskos; and brothers and sisters, Patra, Lambros, Maria, Leonidas and Dimitris of Greece, and Harris Tassis of Australia; along with several generations of nieces and nephews, and numerous friends from near and far, all of whom loved him dearly. His kindness and generosity will never be forgotten.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Ave., Amesbury, will be Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 7 Harris St., Newburyport, followed by interment in Union Cemetery, Amesbury.