1927 – 2016
Quinebaug – Nicholas Giavara, 88, of Linda Ln., died Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Gloria (Nizamoff) Giavara. They were married June 27, 1965 in St. Dimitrie Church, Bridgeport, CT. Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Spiro and Chirata (Gaci) Giavara.
Mr. Giavara was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII. He worked as the executive director of the YMCA in Southbridge, Ma. He was a member of St. Michael Romanian Orthodox Church in Southbridge. He enjoyed playing handball and especially loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife Gloria, Nicholas is survived by his sons, Kurt Giavara and his wife Patricia of Montpelier, VT, Stephen Giavara and his wife Andriani of Bethesda, MD, and Peter Giavara and his wife Susanne of Kirtland, OH; his brother, Sutiri Giavara of Stratford, CT; his sister, Frusina Balamaci of Scarsdale, NY; and his grandchildren Liliana Giavara and Samantha Giavara. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Athanas Giavara.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Nicholas’ family from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 15, 2016 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Michael Romanian Orthodox Church, 16 Romanian Ave., Southbridge, MA 01550. Burial will follow in West Thompson Cemetery, Rte. 12, Thompson, CT.
Memorial donations, may be made to St. Michael Romanian Orthodox Church, 16 Romanian Ave., Southbridge, MA 01550. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.