PARISH OF THE NEW ENGLAND DIOCESE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA
George, Anastasia and Alexander Sarandinaki
George Sarandinaki, 64, passed away in Claremont, NH, on October 17, 2021, after being in and out of hospitals for the past few years.
He was born on November 12, 1956, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the son of Alexander and Anastasia (Narishkine) Sarandinaki.
Due to a tragic accident in his childhood, George had special needs, but he understood a lot around him. He always had a fun personality and a sense of humor. He felt loved and seemed happy in life. He was proud to be able to speak in three languages. He enjoyed going to church during the holidays. His friends and relatives will miss him.
Burial was in Acworth cemetery, Acworth, NH. Rest in peace with the saints, dear Georgie!
Anastasia Sarandinaki, 76, died suddenly on April 4, 1997, and all who have had the delight of knowing her well feel her absence.
She was born in France on March 4, 1921, to Kiril M. Narishkine and Anna S. Rosanova, both from the noble class. Anastasia’s grandfather was White Army General Sergey Rozanov, the first White officer to enter the house in Yekaterinburg, Russia, where Bolshevik revolutionaries executed the royal Romanov family on July 16,1918. Rozanov had his adjutant, Captain Kiril Naryshkine, who would later marry the general’s daughter, Anna. Rozanovs and Naryshkins were forced to leave Russia along with millions of other “White" Russians. They traveled first to Japan and then to Europe, eventually settling in France.
After WWII, Anastasia and her husband, Alexander Sarandinaki, emigrated from France to Argentina and began their family. Three of the six children born to them survived, and they all moved to the United States in 1960, where the family resided for many years in Sea Cliff, Long Island, NY. In 1983, upon retiring, Anastasia and Alexander, together with her mother, Anna Narishkine, and their younger son, Georgie, moved to East Acworth, NH.
Anastacia never lost her courage in the face of adversity, never lost her joy of life, never dimmed her warm smile. Her kindness was legendary toward men and beasts alike. Among many pets, she had a rooster—a bird that was totally devoted to her, that defended her better than any watchdog. He, too, was legendary. Over several years, sudden attempts on his life by dogs, raccoons, and finally, a fox nearly did him in, but each time Anastasia nursed him back to health.
During the burial service, as Fr. Andrew intoned the immortal prayers, like taps sounding for a soldier, came the clear, long rooster crowing as though he was paying his last respect to his beloved mistress.
Anastasia is survived by a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. May she rest in peace!
Alexander Sarandinaki, 71, died in Unity, NH, on June 3, 1990.
He was born July 4, 1919, in Taganrog, Russia. When he was six months old, his mother went to see her husband, who was in the White Army, for Christmas. She could never come back to get her son, for the Red Army took the town where Alex was. The boy stayed with his nanny. Eight years later, he was taken to France, where he grew up. He had a Nansen passport until finally becoming a proud American Citizen in 1965.
He was truly a wonderful, creative, and fun-loving gentleman. Together with his wife and son, he attended Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Claremont, NH.
Burial was in Acworth Cemetery, Acworth, NH. Memory eternal!