George P. Alimi

ROCHESTER, N.H. — George P. Alimi, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 at Frisbie Memorial Hospital after a period of failing health.

He was born on April 4, 1919, in Dorchester, Mass., to Angelo and Julia (Castigleone) Alimi. He lived most of his life in Rochester after moving here at a young age. George served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during WWII, aboard the USS Wrangle.

George owned and operated Collins Sporting Goods for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Elks, American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed sports and in his youth played semi-pro baseball and was inducted into the Rochester Sports Hall of Fame.

George was predeceased by his brother Arthur Alimi; his sister Eva Rigazio; and his first wife, Beatrice (Johnson) Alimi, who died in 1978.

He is survived by his wife Alice (Huppe) Alimi; three sons, Paul Alimi of Simsbury, Conn., Richard Alimi of Fryeburg and Robert Alimi of Westborough, Mass.; six stepchildren: Donna Nay of Somersworth, N.H., Raymond Roux of Windham, Thomas Roux of Farmington, N.H., Jeanne Elliott of Hudson, N.H., James Roux of Northwood, N.H. and Brenda Paradis of Hampton, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held at the H.J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main Street, Rochester, N.H. on Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday at St. Mary’s Church in Rochester. Burial will be in the spring in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the Jimmy Fund at

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