Michael John Diamantopoulos

  • Born: August 20, 1949
  • Died: December 13, 2020
  • 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

Devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend

Michael John Diamantopoulos, 71, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester surrounded by his beloved wife and two children.

Mike was born on August 20, 1949, in Manchester and was the son of the late John and Ginette (Bue) Diamantopoulos, the third of eight children. He graduated from Manchester Central High School, then served 4 years in the Air Force before returning to his hometown in New Hampshire where he met and married his beautiful wife Lorraine "Lola". They settled in Manchester where they raised their two children.

Mike enjoyed fishing, watching his favorite football teams; the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and New England Patriots and listening to Elvis and country music. For many years he loved playing in a softball and bowling league with a wonderful group of friends and family.

Nothing was more important to Mike than family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was the life of every family event, singing his favorite Elvis song "Return To Sender" at weddings and other special occasions.

His greatest joy was spending time with his beautiful granddaughters Emma and Ally. He loved taking them to play miniature golf or bowling, always followed by ice cream. He taught his granddaughters how to fish, play cards and checkers. Emma and Ally's "Papou" could always be found in the front row of all their music, dance, and sporting events.

Lastly, thanks to his many friends, family members and neighbors, whose assistance and companionship over the last two months was a blessing.

He is survived by his beloved wife Lorraine of 48 years and their two children, Michael Diamantoplos and Lisa and her husband, Kristian Desrochers; two gr
and daughters, Emma and Ally; four sisters Michelle and her husband Ted Fortuna, Elaine Demetrakopoulos, Marianne Carreau, and Catherine and her husband, Rick Sullivan; two brothers, John Diamantoplos and his wife, Anita and Bill Diamantoplos and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sister, Mary Matteau.

Due to Covid-19 a graveside service for Mike will be privately held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Mike's memory to the American Cancer Society.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincerest condolences to the Diamantopoulos family. I met Michael when he got his first job working in our family restaurant. Even as an early teen he was a hard worker and very patient with me as I was much younger and full of mischief. Our family resided on Bridge Street, adjacent to my Aunt Fula who often had coffee and great conversations with Ginette who frequently visited and always brought many vegetables from her garden. All I can say is that Michael was a great guy with an equally superb family.

Posted by Meletios Christy - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   December 21, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Rick n Muriel Hebert - Family   December 20, 2020

Lola, Mike and Lisa,

We are so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. There are no words to express our sadness. He was such a great person. Always smiling. We will always remember his laugh, which he shared so often with everyone. We share in your loss.

Posted by Muriel & Doug Williams - Manchester, NH - Friend   December 20, 2020

My memories of Mike were full of life, laughter, and love for everyone. I will truely miss him in my heart. My sister Lola and Mike were one perfect match. God bless them both. Mike did not have a mean bone in his body he was not judgemental. I will always remember that wonderful smile of his. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Rene ouimette - Family   December 20, 2020

Mr.Diamantopoulos, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by - Friend   December 20, 2020

To the Diamantopoulos Family, especially Lola, Michael, and Lisa,
As his across the street neighbors, we shared a variety of discussions over the past 30 plus years...from the Pats, to fishing @ Bear Brook, to watching the sports our granddaughters played. We'll miss sharing the golden oldies playing from his yard, especially Elvis (one of Kay's favorites, too). Most of all, we'll miss him. May you rest in peace, Mike.

Posted by Ted & Karen Menswar - Manchester, NH - Friend   December 20, 2020

May his memory be eternal.

Posted by Brandy Pappas - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   December 19, 2020

I would like to send my sincere condolences to Mike's family. I was stationed with him in Oklahoma and we had some great times. The Six of us were like brother's. We looked out for each other.

Posted by Paul Bergeron - Elgin, SC - Friend   December 19, 2020

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