Arthur Tsetsilas, 70, of Plymouth, MA, died peacefully, surrounded by family, Thursday January 26, 2017 at his home. He was born in Derry, NH on October 7, 1946, a beloved son of the late Arthur and Ethel (Andersen) Tsetsilas. Arthur was born and raised in Derry, NH. He was a 1964 graduate of Pinkerton Academy, and a graduate of Plymouth State College (1969). Art was a formidable athlete at both schools. Arthur proudly served his country in the US Army National Guard and as a US Army Reservist. He raised a family and lived most of his life in Londonderry, NH. For the past 12 years he resided on the ocean in scenic Plymouth, MA. Arthur was a successful business owner as the President of ET Tile and Stone, and was formerly employed by Merrimac Tile Company. Over the years, Art coached both his sons in all their athletic endeavors. Arthur was a community leader who always volunteered his time, most proudly serving as the President of the Londonderry Football Gridiron Club. Arthur was recently inducted into the Londonderry High School Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to the town.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Bradford Tsetsilas of Plymouth; two sons, Tim Tsetsilas and his wife Cathleen of Londonderry, and Shawn Tsetsilas and his wife Paula of Rye; stepchildren, Sharon Glazier and James Glazier; his seven beautiful grandchildren, Erika, Alex, Zoe, Sarah, Nicholas, Tyler, and Olivia Rae, and their proud grandmother, Susan Tsetsilas of Londonderry; his four siblings, George Tsetsilas of Derry, Tina Gaumer of Nashua, Alex Tsetsilas of Maryland, and Ethel “Snooky” Tsetsilas of Virginia; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his siblings, Anne Merrill, and his twin sister, Marcia Buckley.
Following cremation, calling hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A period of sharing will be held during calling hours at 6:30pm. Family and friends are invited to gather immediately after calling hours for a Celebration of Life at the Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Londonderry Lancer Gridiron Club, P.O. Box 556, Londonderry, NH 03053. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com