Vasilios Palaskas

  • Born: January 28, 1952
  • Died: July 13, 2015
  • Location: New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Vasilios “Bill” Palaskas, 63, of Manchester, NH, passed away July 13, 2015.

Bill was born January 28, 1952, a son of Panagiotis & Krystalenia (Minardos) Palaskas and had been a Manchester resident for many years.

Prior to retirement, Bill was a proprietor of Brothers Pizza Restaurant in Manchester.

Bill was a long time active member of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester, having served on the Parish Council since 2008. Bill and his wife Georgia were among the 2015 Metropolis of Boston Ministry Award Recipients.

Family includes his wife of 39 years, Georgia; three daughters, Fotini, Kristal and Stavy; three grandchildren, Pano, Melina and Aiden; one brother, Kostas and one sister, Eleni; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester.

Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.

Rather than flowers, family prefers memorial contributions be sent to Neurofibromatosis Network, 215 South Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois, 60187 as well as Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 111 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH 03109.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest condolences to all the family. We are thinking of you. Love from Greece. Panos Anna Cybelle Hector

Posted by Anna Katsoulaki - Athens Greece   July 18, 2015

I'm very sorry to hear Bill's passing,
Therma Syllipitiria

Posted by Spyros Mazarakis - Salem, NH   July 18, 2015

It is with great sadness and gratitude that I write this memorial. Sadness to have learned of Bill's passing, gratitude to have been fortunate to have met Bill and known him for more than 35 years. I remember meeting Bill and Gigi when they first opened their restaurant. I have fond memories of the many conversations and laughter we shared. In life, one is fortunate if to have met and known a human being like Bill.

Bill had a unique way of connecting with others regardless of race, ethnicity, or one's wealth. He truly enjoyed interacting with the public and was one of the kindest persons I have ever come to know. Not only was Bill and Gigi welcoming of me in their restaurant over the years, but the same held true for my parents and my brothers. We always looked forward to going to Brothers Pizza. Bill always made you feel at home - in his home (Brothers Pizza). The years passed and with the selling of Brothers Pizza, there were less opportunities for me to run into Bill. I last spoke with Bill while I was visiting my Mom at Hanover HIll Nursing Home and he was visiting his Dad at the same. We enjoyed a great conversation there. It made me happy to see and talk with Bill that day. As usual, he made me laugh and reflect back on earlier days of sitting out back in the kitchen at Brothers, talking.

To Gigi and his daughters, I hope the days ahead are filled with warmth and support knowing that your husband and father loved nothing more in this world than each of you! To Charlie, I am sorry for your loss as well.

Bill exemplified what it is to live a wholesome life and how to be kind to others. He will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace my friend.

Respectfully, Armand & Heather Karolian and family.

Posted by A friend   July 18, 2015


So sorry to hear of Billy's passing. Brothers Pizza was my 2nd home for many many years, and Billy & Gigi (and Charlie, Johnny,& Helen) always made us feel like family. Peace & prayers to Gigi and the girls. RIP my friend <3>

Posted by Nancy Mitchell - Manchester, NH   July 18, 2015

Dear Gigi,

I'm not sure if you remember me and my husband but I would see you here and there at your restaurants and your brother in laws restaurant once. We loved Brother's and missed it when you both left but we were happy to see you again at your Gigi's spot. We are very sorry for your loss. Peace.

Posted by A friend   July 17, 2015

Dear Gigi, Fotini, Cristal, and Stavy ~
I am deeply saddened to hear about Bill's passing. I have know all of you for over 30 years....what a wonderful family! May you find comfort in knowing that he is at peace now and pain-free. I hope your beautiful memories of him comfort you during this most difficult time. He always had a sincere, warm smile and a kind word for everyone.
May he rest in peace. God Bless all of you.

Posted by Mary Morrison - Manchester, NH   July 16, 2015


Billy you always had a smile on your face whenever you came to visit Teddy. You were the most kind person that I ever known. I was glad that I got to know you and your family for those past 11 years. You will be missed but never forgotten. You are gods angle now watching over us all. Make sure you have coffee waiting for me when it's my turn to meet my maker. I'm gonna miss you.

Posted by Tammy Greenough - Manchester, NH   July 16, 2015


Posted by A friend   July 16, 2015

My deepest sympathies to Georgia and family on the loss of your loving husband ,father and brother.

Tony Roxo

Posted by Tony Roxo    July 16, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Billy was a wonderful friend.

Posted by Phil and Mary Ann sanopoulos    July 16, 2015

My condolences go out to all of his family member's.

I have only known Billy for a year and a half, he was such a gentlemen by scholar he made me laugh during the times we shared during our business meetings together.

And to you, Chris I am so sorry for the loss of you're best friend may he rest in peace.

You know he does not like you to keep smoking those ciggerettes lol.

But now I shed tears on your behalf Billy and may god bless you forever and ever and may we meet in another time and place together as our creator may make the arrangements for us.

You make me feel so proud that I had the priveledge to have met you in this wonderfull world we live in.

You are a great business man and a associate and friend who will never be forgotten and missed forever.

May you rest in peace Billy and may god bless you forever your friend always. Henry

Posted by Henry T. Pratte Jr. - Manchester, NH   July 16, 2015

We would like to extend our sincerest sympathy to Gigi and to all of Billy and Gigi's family. It certainly was a a very sad surprise to hear about Billy's passing. It has been many years since we have lived in Manchester, but Brothers was definitely our place to go because Billy made us always feel so welcome and like good friends.
don & robyn hensley

Posted by Robyn Hensley - Edgewater, FL   July 16, 2015

Charlie, my deep felt condolences on the loss of your brother.

Posted by Marc Adams - Manchester, NH   July 16, 2015

May we meet again in God's Kingdom. Fr. Gregory

Posted by A friend   July 16, 2015

Gigi, Krystal, Stavy & Fotini,
I was devastated upon hearing of the news of Bill's passing. He was a true gentlemen and I truly enjoyed our times at church together. It is so hard to comprehend. You have wonderful memories of the time's spent with your family. May his memory be eternal. He will truly be missed by the whole Assumption family.

Posted by Stephanie Vlangas~Piet - Manchester, NH   July 16, 2015

Thanks for everything you have done for me. You are gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace Bill Palaskas

Posted by Adam Wing - Manchester, NH   July 16, 2015

May you forever rest in paradise Billy you were such an amazing man always so giving and caring me and Hannah were blessed to have had you in our life's and I'm so sorry we haven't came by to say hi rest easy billy and may your family find peace in your pain free pass .. Say hi to my mom

Posted by Cherish Brooks - Manchester, NH   July 16, 2015

It is with deep regret that we hear of the passing of Vasili. May God grant him eternal rest..Our deepest sympathy to the family...Fr. Bill & Presvytera Mary Mattis

Posted by A friend   July 16, 2015

May His memory be eternal.

So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kosta Luzis    July 15, 2015

Ta therma  mas  sillipitiria  . Kalo  Paradiso !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Soula Maksoutoglou Mihalis Sgouridis    July 15, 2015

Our deepest sympathies to the family.

Tony Dongas

Posted by Tony Dongas    July 15, 2015

We are so very sorry for your loss, Billy was a great friend and we will never forget him. He was always checking up on Frankie, calling to see how he was doing and we will always be grateful for that.

Now Billy, Frankie and Louie will be having a cold one in Heaven together.

He will be missed.

Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help you as we too are going through the same kind of loss, we can always hug each other and cry together and get stronger together.

Lots of love and prayers sent your way,

Patty and Matt Tingos

Posted by Patty Tingos    July 15, 2015

I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort.

Posted by As    July 15, 2015