Ginette Diamantoplos

  • Born: May 29, 1927
  • Died: October 3, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ginette Diamantoplos, 92, of Manchester, passed away at home surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019. Born in Bohain France on May 29, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Fernand Jules Bue and Marie Delacourt (Bue).

Family includes her husband of 62 years, John E. Diamantoplos (pre-deceased); sons Michael Diamantoplos of Manchester, John Diamantoplos of Goffstown, William Diamantoplos of Hooksett; daughters Michelle Fortuna, Elaine Demetrakopoulos, Mary Matteau (pre-deceased) and Catherine Sullivan, all of Manchester, and Marianne Carreau of Auburn; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Family was her greatest joy. She spent most of her life as a homemaker caring for her children and grandchildren. She loved to cook, and shared many of her recipes with all of her children. Ginette's grandchildren always wanted to go to grandma's as they said "she was the best cook ever!" She enjoyed spending holidays with all of her family, and hosted many holiday gatherings in her home. She loved playing cards and listening to music. She will be missed and will always be remembered for her unconditional love and devotion to her family.

A gathering will be held on Tuesday, October 8th, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes, 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH, followed by a private family service. A private burial will take place at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Elaine, I'm so sorry for your loss. Family means everything, and I know she will be greatly missed by all. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. When I worked at Nickles Market she would bring me treats, from sweets to fresh vegetables from her garden. She was a very special and wonderful Lady. Rest in Peace Dear Ginette.

Posted by Joanne Brown - Manchester, NH   October 08, 2019

With deepest sympathy to the family of Ginette Diamantoplos! Ginette and your whole family was a very important part of my family when we lived on Windsor Ave next to all of you! I have so many fond memories of our life together in that very small neighborhood, way too many to list here! But probably the most important memory was how she always found the time to not only take care for her large family but to watch over all of us as well while my Mom worked. And when my Mom suddenly passed away, she jumped right in there and helped my Dad to care for my sister Lisa who was only an infant at the time! Ginette will always have a special place in my heart! She was a remarkable lady!!! I will love her always! ❤

Posted by Carole (Rochefort) Borichevsky - Goffstown, NH   October 08, 2019

So Sorry for your loss! Ginette was great at everything she did, whether it was cooking, taking care of our Chickens and taking good care of us. So happy she touched us in her special touch. She will forever have a special place in my heart. My brother Richard was here this summer and we drove by our old house and went up her road. There's a newer home there now so we didn't stop! Wish we did as it would have been great to see Ginette. Would like to see all of you also! My best regards to all of you!

Posted by Diane St. Pierre (Rochefort) - Goffstown, NH - Friend   October 08, 2019

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Posted by Anita Diamantoplos - NH   October 07, 2019

Sorry for your lost

Posted by Ann Doiron - Manchester, NH   October 07, 2019

All who met Ginette would say she was a very kind and giving lady. I would often see her carrying her groceries from Youngsville Market, now known as Nickels Market, all the way back to her home. And if you asked her if she needed a ride, she would always say this is my exercise. My fondest memories is how happy I would see my Aunt Fula when she would see Ginette walking down that path to her home. She would always have something in her hands to give to the Pouliopoulos' along with great conversation that Fula truly welcomed. I could go on and on. Great memories anyone would have who met Ginette and ones I will always hold dearly!!!

Posted by Meletios and Laura Christy - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   October 07, 2019

I am sorry for your loss. I remember Ginette so well and as a child she saved my life, I was having an asthma attack and she helped me. I will always have fond memories of her.

Posted by Richard Rochefort - Portsmouth, VA - Friend   October 06, 2019

On behalf of my family, please accept our sincere condolences. Ginette was a very special and fantastic lady! I always enjoyed talking with her when she visited my mother Helen Christy and Aunt Fula Pouliopoulos at our residences on Bridge Street many years ago. Ginette will be greatly missed by all of us!
Sincere Condolences; Louis Christy, Jr., Helen Johnson Christy, and Stephanie Christy.

Posted by Louis Christy, Jr. - Bedford, NH - Family Friend   October 06, 2019

Dear Diamantoplos Family,
Our sincere condolences on your loss. The neighborhood has lost a lovely person. Sylvia and Ingo

Posted by Sylvia Hartmann - Manchester, NH - Neighbor   October 06, 2019

From watching her cautiously lead her grand-kids as they hiked down to Nichols Market to finding a weekly bag of tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash on the doorknob of our home as her garden began to produce, a kinder, more caring person and friend you will not find. Michelle, Elaine, Mary, Catherine, Marianne, Mike, John, and Bill, may you find comfort in knowing that your Mom will never be forgotten by those who were fortunate enough to cross her path in life. We were blessed to be John and Ginette's neighbors.

Posted by Ted & Karen Menswar - Manchester, NH - Neighbor   October 06, 2019

Great Gramma is the way we knew her. Emma and Ally would mention her often. She was loved dearly and that is the greatest joy in life. She will surely be remembered, Rest in peace Ginette

Posted by joanne desrochers - manchester, NH - family   October 06, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother I always remember her walking down Bridge St. I hope all is well. Shirley Ouimette
prayers are with you.

Posted by Shirley Lambiris ouimette - manchester, NH   October 06, 2019


Grammy, you filled every family get together with laughter and spunk! We love you and will forever hold you in our hearts!

Posted by Matthew, Briana and Adelynn Simoneau - Manchester, NH   October 06, 2019

With Deepest Sympathy to the family your mother was a lovely person, her family was her life. Peter and Nancy Poulios. Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Posted by A friend   October 06, 2019

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