George Andresakes

Obituary of George Andresakes

George J. Andresakes, 98, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2012 at Crane's Mill in Caldwell, NJ. Visitation will be from 4-8PM on Monday, August 6th at the Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St, Montclair. The funeral service will be held at Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Church, 80 Laurel Ave., Roseland on Tuesday, August 7th at10:30AM. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair. George was born and raised in Montclair, NJ. After attending Montclair High School, he received a scholarship to Lafayette College in Easton, PA. He was active in the choir and theater, was captain of the cheerleading squad, and a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Upon his graduation in 1936, he attended Harvard Law School, from which he graduated in 1939. In 1942, he married Louise Giblin, also of Montclair. After their first meeting in his father's ice cream parlor, George wrote a note to himself - "Louise - little, but oh my" - which he carried with him always. The couple lived in Upper Montclair where they raised five children. George started his own law practice, Connell and Andresakes, in Montclair, and eventually became General Counsel for Village Supermarkets. He worked for the company until his retirement, and remained on the Board of Directors until 2004. He was also a prominent member of New Jersey's Greek community, serving in various positions in AHEPA and eventually rising to the position of District Governor. George retired to Mantoloking Shores, NJ and Marco Island, FL, where he enjoyed cooking, sailing and spending time with friends and family. He is predeceased by his loving bride, Louise, and his daughter, Katie. He is survived by his daughter Mary Lou Buerrosse and husband Jack, son James Andresakes and wife Bonnie, daughter Patricia Ferguson and husband Keith, and son Michael Andresakes and wife Diane. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Kathryn J. Andresakes Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Providence College 1 Cunningham Square Providence, RI 02918.
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