George F. Liarikos, Jr., 87

Apr 27, 2019
George F. Liarikos, Jr., LT COL, U.S. Army, Ret., 87, of Rochester, passed away Friday April 12 after a brief illness. He was the husband of Joan (Saunders) Liarikos; they had been married for 66 years. 

He was born on October 29, 1931 in Acushnet, to the late Jean (Panek) and George F. Liarikos, Sr. He was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1950. 

Mr. Liarikos was activated during the Berlin Crisis and served over 25 years in the Army and Army National Guard. 

Survivors include his wife Joan; three children, George F. Liarikos III of Fall River, Peter J. Liarikos of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Jo-Ann O’Malley and her husband David of Rochester, and his son-in-law, Brian Mayall of New Bedford. He was adored by his grandchildren Brittany Fortin, of West Barnstable, Peter Fortin of Acushnet, and Lauren and Austin O’Malley of Rochester, as well as two great-grandchildren Carter and Cole of West Barnstable. 

He was predeceased by his daughters, Karen Liarikos-Mayall and Susan E. Fortin, his brother, John G. Liarikos, and his sister Janet M. Loranger. 

His memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday June 24 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, Mattapoisett. Burial with military honors will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Visiting hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to his favorite charity, St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For online condolence book, please visit