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Andrew Lafharis

Andrew Lafharis

Tuesday, July 28th, 1931 - Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Obituary

Andrew Lafharis, 88, of Hamilton, entered into God’s eternal rest on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton. Born and raised in Amaliada, Greece he served in the Greek Airforce as a master mechanic prior to immigrating to the United States in his early 20’s. He married his beloved wife Voula in 1958 and began his family a few years later. He owned and operated Stewart’s Root Beer on Route 33 in Hamilton for 47 years and was involved in the local community and enjoyed teaching his hard work ethics to others he employed. He instilled work ethics to the younger generation who still remember him to this day. Andrew was a member of the Trenton AHEPA #72 and was a parish member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton where he served for many years on the annual festival committee cooking for the church.
He had a winter home in Naples, Florida for 30 years and attended St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Naples where he began and chaired their annual Greek Festival, also cooking for the church there. Andrew was an extremely hard worker all his life. He enjoyed fishing and providing for his family. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

Andrew is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Zoe (Ginalas) Lafharis; he is survived by his beautiful wife of 62 years, Voula P. (Marnelakis) Lafharis; his daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Vincent Spiezio III, and son and daughter-in-law, Teddy and Dee Lafharis; five grandchildren, Christina and husband Justin Hughes, Vincent Spiezio IV and wife Dawna, Cassandra Spiezio, Sarah and Lauren Lafharis; four great grandchildren, Vincent, Ellie, Paige and Emmeline; as well as many other family and friends.

Greek Orthodox funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Rd., Hamilton, NJ. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Family and friends may call on Monday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. Please visit Andrew’s tribute page at www.brennacellinifuneralhomes.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home
    Address
    2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
    HAMILTON, NJ 08619
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    Notes
    Please if you will be attending the viewing, you must wear a mask and we will be taking a head count as people come and go. Also, remember to maintain a safe social distance of at least 6 feet and refrain from hugging, kissing and touching others.
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. George Greek Orthodox Church
    Address
    1200 Klockner Road
    HAMILTON, NJ 08619
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    Notes
    Please if you will be attending the church services, you must wear a mask Also, remember to maintain a safe social distance of at least 6 feet and refrain from hugging, kissing and touching others.
  • Interment

    Location
    Greenwood Cemetery
    Address
    1800 Hamilton Avenue
    HAMILTON, NJ 08619
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Ray Simpson

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Loving condolences from a former neighbor. Andy was a great neighbor and friend, always there to lend a hand and occasionally a glass of ouzo. Andy is in the arms of God. Heartfelt wishes for serenity to Voula, Teddy and Joyce from Ray Simpson.
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| 609-584-8080 | Brenna-Cellini Funeral Homes
2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Hamilton , NJ 08619
Email: brennacellini@gmail.com
| 609-584-8080 | Brenna-Cellini Funeral Homes
2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Hamilton , NJ 08619
Email: brennacellini@gmail.com