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Official Obituary of: Alexander “Alex” Chrisidis, 83, on July 24, 2023

Alexander “Alex” Chrisidis, 83, on July 24, 2023

PLAINVILLE – Alexander “Alex” Chrisidis, 83, a resident of Plainville, MA for over 40 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 24, 2023 at AccentCare Hospice Center in Milton, MA. He was the beloved husband of Eleftheria “Liberty/Libby” (Gekouglou) Chrisidis for 42 years.

Born in Anoixia, Thessaloniki, Greece on October 1, 1939, he was a loving son of the late Xristos Chrisidis and Maria (Iosifidis) Chrisidis.

He enlisted in the Greek Navy at the age of 16 after losing his parents in World War II. He also proudly served in the Royal Greek Navy for two years. He traveled the world as a Seaman for about 20 years. The stories he told and history he had to share were immeasurable.

After all of the hardships he endured, his determined, hardworking nature finally paid off and in 1979, he became the proud owner of Plainville House of Pizza in Plainville. His dedication and love for this business was inspiring. He genuinely loved his customers and formed some amazing lifelong friendships.

“Any kind of job you do, Any job at all! Do it good!”

Besides his wife, he leaves his only daughter, Maria Anna Chrisidis and the two loves of his life, his grandchildren, Alexander and Libby Monsalve of North Attleboro, MA. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his loving family, including his only surviving brother, John Chrisidis and niece Zoe Chrisidis. He also is survived by an abundant amount of cherished nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the brother of the late Panagioti Chrisidis and Despina Chrisidis.

His funeral service, to which relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend, will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street, Pawtucket, RI. Interment will follow in Plainville Cemetery, West Bacon Street, Plainville, MA. Visitation will be held in the church prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, North Attleboro, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Alex to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

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  • We are so sorry for the family’s and community’s loss of or old friend Alex. We pray that all who knew him find peace with his passing and to remember him as that fun loving man he was. He was part of Plainville. We will all miss him.

  • I was very sorry to hear of Alex’s passing.  He was a generous man who loved his family and worked very hard to achieve the American dream.  He was very successful and I am proud to have known him.  My sympathies to Maria and Eleftheria and family. I will carry his wonderful stories in my heart always.  May his memory be eternal.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Alex was a great person loved by many. He was always fun to be around. My family still talks of the crazy things he and my Dad used to get up to. I will always remember how he made me feel like family. We will miss his big smile and warm heart. Love to you all ❤️

  • Libby and Maria – our hearts go out to both of learning of the loss of Alex. We met Alex and Libby at Town and Country 42 years ago … both wives walking their daughters. Alex was a class act, always enjoyed the little chit chats at PHOP or running into him around town. We have lost a truly wonderful individual. Many great memories for all

  • Maria and family. So sorry for your loss. We have so many good memories of our visits with him at Plainville pizza.  Prayers to you and the family ??

  • I am truly sad to hear of Alex’s passing. Alex always showed me great kindness when I saw him, in or away from PHOP.  We talked many times about his Plainville history, how PHOP came to be, and the changing times he saw since coming here. Alex was so dedicated to family and friends and the relationships he made. His work ethic was hardcore. Every day started the same way, and everything that worked stayed the same throughout all the years. I know he found it difficult to make the transition to retirement, but the twins and Maria made that easier. That day a television showed up in the dining room though…
    I never did find out why he kept taking Skip back. Maybe it was because he could count change without a calculator or computerized cash register.

    I am sending good thoughts, virtual hugs, and love to the family in this very difficult time.

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  1. I am truly sad to hear of Alex’s passing. Alex always showed me great kindness when I saw him, in or away from PHOP.  We talked many times about his Plainville history, how PHOP came to be, and the changing times he saw since coming here. Alex was so dedicated to family and friends and the relationships he made. His work ethic was hardcore. Every day started the same way, and everything that worked stayed the same throughout all the years. I know he found it difficult to make the transition to retirement, but the twins and Maria made that easier. That day a television showed up in the dining room though…
    I never did find out why he kept taking Skip back. Maybe it was because he could count change without a calculator or computerized cash register.

    I am sending good thoughts, virtual hugs, and love to the family in this very difficult time.

  2. Maria and family. So sorry for your loss. We have so many good memories of our visits with him at Plainville pizza.  Prayers to you and the family ??

  3. Libby and Maria – our hearts go out to both of learning of the loss of Alex. We met Alex and Libby at Town and Country 42 years ago … both wives walking their daughters. Alex was a class act, always enjoyed the little chit chats at PHOP or running into him around town. We have lost a truly wonderful individual. Many great memories for all

  4. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Alex was a great person loved by many. He was always fun to be around. My family still talks of the crazy things he and my Dad used to get up to. I will always remember how he made me feel like family. We will miss his big smile and warm heart. Love to you all ❤️

  5. I was very sorry to hear of Alex’s passing.  He was a generous man who loved his family and worked very hard to achieve the American dream.  He was very successful and I am proud to have known him.  My sympathies to Maria and Eleftheria and family. I will carry his wonderful stories in my heart always.  May his memory be eternal.

  6. We are so sorry for the family’s and community’s loss of or old friend Alex. We pray that all who knew him find peace with his passing and to remember him as that fun loving man he was. He was part of Plainville. We will all miss him.

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