George Vlahakis

RUMFORD – George Vlahakis, 77, of Rumford, formerly of Haverhill, Mass., passed away on Sept. 6, 2023, at his sister’s residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lisimahia, the son of the late Christos and Anastasia (Mitsou) Vlahakis.

Georgios was educated in Greece before coming to the United States in 1955. He would go on to join the United States Marine Corps and serve our nation during the Vietnam War. He was a longtime Restaurateur and owned and operated Rumford House of Pizza in Rumford.

George had a sharp mind and a keen sense of humor. He had a strong interest in history and politics. George loved growing up in Haverhill, Mass. He especially enjoyed basketball, old westerns, Looney Toons, and the occasional game of poker ;).

George is survived by his wife of 46 years Brenda (Peck) Vlahakis; his three children, Alisa V. Povenmire and her husband Ross of Haverhill, Christopher F. Vlahakis of North Reading, Mass. and Nathaniel J. Vlahakis of Bath, Maine. He also leaves behind his siblings Charles C. Vlahos and his wife Athanasia of Haverhill and Helen Manemanus and her husband George of Haverhill. He was the loving grandfather to his six grandchildren, Ariane Fox, Aaron Povenmire, Jacob C. Vlahakis, Joshua Vlahakis, Leah Joan Vlahakis, Nickolas Esposito-Vlahakis; and his two great grandchildren Wolfgang and Sylvia. He also is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors at

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