Peter S. Bashios

October 4, 1928August 18, 2013

Peter S. Bashios, 85, a longtime resident of Concord, died peacefully on August 18, 2013 at the Hospice House surrounded by his immediate family. He was born Northern Epirus, Greece, the son of the late Spiro and Magdalene (Moskos) Bashios. He came to the USA in 1948. He owned and operated South Street Market for many years. He also worked at St Paul’s School for 3 years as a finished carpenter. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Concord and the Elks Club. Peter enjoyed spending time at his family beach house in York Beach, Maine. He loved the ocean and deep sea fishing. He is survived by his loving wife Magdalene Bashios of 55 years. Peter is also survived by his two children, Maria P. Spiropoulos and her husband Charles of Wollaston, MA and James P. Bashios and his wife Robyn of Concord; by three grandchildren, Christian Bashios and Peter Alex Bashios of Concord and Angelina Spiropoulos of Wollaston, MA. He is also survived by his brother Emmanuel Besho and his wife Eleni of Concord; two nephews, Vasili Besho and his wife Krissa of Concord and Spiro Besho and his wife Ellie of Concord; and also many cousins. He was predeceased by one granddaughter, Christina Bashios. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 4pm-8pm, with a Trisagion Service at 7pm, at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main Street, Concord. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11am at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 68 North State Street, Concord. Burial will follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 68 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301 or the CRVNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301. The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 22, 2013

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September 12, 2013

Jim and family very sorry about your dads passing he was a good man and a great to work for . Had a lot of great talks with Mr b . He will be missed .
Jason Stanley

Carl Cutting

September 4, 2013

I used to live kitty corner to the market when I lived with my dad in the late 80's/early 90's. I loved having talks with Pete and Jim each time I went to buy something. My father, Carl Sr., sometimes did some work for him, painting etc... Jim - let's keep in touch: - I last saw you in 2010 - I live in Taiwan now.

August 31, 2013

I live in NY and don't get back to Concord often enough. But I always frequented South St Market. Not easy to keep family corner stores in business but they have always been exceptional. A beautiful legacy he has left behind and best wishes to the Bashios family

Lorraine Corson

August 24, 2013

Jim and family so sorry to hear of your dads passing. He was a honest person and a great human being. Loved going to the store when he was there.

Lorraine Corson

carl dirisio

August 24, 2013

to the family of mr bashios it was pleasure spending time with him we had a lot of laughs my thoughts and prayers go out to you all of you

Andrew Walton

August 24, 2013

Great times I lived next door to the store for 6 years. I saw him numerous times up in York Maine area and hang out at the house a few times in york. hard working man...

August 23, 2013


Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad.


Scott & Gloria Dutton

ila Rivet (Tilton)

August 23, 2013

Jim and Family my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. My dad went to South Street Market all the time when I was young and I accompanied him many times...I got to know your dad very well. He was such a nice person. May all of the good memories help you through this difficult time.

Barb Payment

August 22, 2013

So sorry to hear about your dads passing.

Thomas Duffy

August 22, 2013

A caretaker of a Concord institution has passed on. Many residents of Concord will remember Peter Bashios until we pass on. He was a responsible father and a good second generation businessman that nurtured South Street Market. Dozens of neighborhood stores closed in Concord since the nineteen fifties. South Street Market lives under third generation ownership and management.

My father, the late Harrison Duffy, stopped at South Street Market on his way home from the Rumford Press. Dad must have been a customer there thousands of times. His most common purchase was a quart of Rhingold beer, though he bought other items as well. It took me a long time to learn the real name of the store; Dad always called it, "Spiro's".

My deepest sympathies to Magdalene and Peter's children and their spouses. Please know that I will always remember Peter and there will always be a soft spot in my heart for him.