10 January, 1920 – 27 December, 2019
Arthur Kamberis, 99, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 27, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born in Manchester on January 10, 1920 the son of Therapon and Kanela (Hatziconstantis) Kamberis and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. He was educated in the local system.
He was a proud veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater and fought the last major battle in Okinawa. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sargent and was awarded many commendations. He met and married Kalliope Krideras in July 1959 and together they shared 58 years of life, laughter and love until her passing in 2017. Arthur was employed by as a mechanic with Quinn Freight Lines with 30 years of service. He was also briefly employed by Auclair Transportation and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #633. Arthur was a social and giving man and after retiring, he enjoyed a life of public service. He volunteered with the Salvation Army for nearly 30 years. He looked forward to the Christmas time festivities when he would serve the community with his fellow volunteers. Arthur was a faithful member of Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church and served two terms as vice president of the Assumption Parish Council. He also enjoyed helping at the church’s annual Greekfest. Arthur was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fly fishing. He enjoyed watching sports especially the former Boston Braves. He will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted husband father, grandfather, son, brother and friend.
Arthur was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years Kalliope Kamberis in 2017, by his brother George Kamberis and his sister Katherine Somers. Members of his family include a son George Kamberis and his fiancée Beverly Ketel of Madbury, a daughter Maria LaBrie, her husband Pierre, his two granddaughters, Alexis LaBrie and Kristen LaBrie all of Hooksett, three brothers, Angelo Camberis and Peter Camberis of Manchester and Demetrios Kamberis of Largo, FL as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was held on Thursday January 2 from 4 to 7 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. The Trisagion Service was held at 6 pm by Fr. Gregory Trakas. The Funeral service was celebrated on Friday at 10 am at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 111 Island Pond Rd. in Manchester. Burial followed at Pine Grove Cemetery. His family has requested that memorial donations in Arthur’s name be made to the church.
- Visitation Thursday, 2 January , 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, 3 January , 2020
January 2, 2020
In my memory of Uncle Arthur I should have stated "I appreciate what he and Betty DID for my father after my mother past away" rather than "what he and Betty DIED for my father . . . ."
December 31, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family of Uncle Arthur. He was a wonderful and caring human being and he along with his lovely wife, Betty were two of my favorite relatives. I appreciate what he and Betty died for my father after my mother past away.