Obituaries

Mick Cassimatis

1877 - 1951

Burial Date November 12, 1951

Minas (Mick) Cassimatis
born in Kythera, Greece in 1877.
He arrived in Australia in 1924
[NAA K269, 18 JUL 1924 JERVIS BAY – Incoming passenger list “Jervis Bay” arrived Fremantle 18 July 1924]
Mick sadly passed away on the 11th November 1951, aged 74 years.
Minas (Mick) Cassimatis  established himself in Lismore in 1924 but returned to Murwillumbah in 1939 to open the Civic Café with his son Mark;
The Civic Café was established in 1938 or 1939 by Mark Cassimatis. A native of Kythera, Cassimatis arrived in Australia in 1928 at the age of 14 to join his father, Minas (Mick) Cassimatis, and uncle, Peter Stathis, in Lismore. Soon after Mark opened the Civic Café, his father and uncle joined him in Murwillumbah. They managed the café during the war while Mark was away serving in the armed forces. (source: http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibition/objectsthroughtime/milkjug/index.html)
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OBITUARY
MR. M. CASSIMATIS
The death occurred in St.Vincent’s Hospital early Sunday 11 Nov 1951 of Mr. Mick Cassimatis, of Church Hill, Murwillumbah Mr. Cassimatis, who was
74 years of age, was born in Kythera, Greece, and had spent 27 years in Australia.
Well Known in Lismore, he had conducted a cafe business here for about 15 years prior to going to Murwillumbah, where he had resided for the past 12 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.
His funeral will move from St. Andrew’s Church of England today after a service commencing at 4 p.m.for the Church of England portion of the Lismore cemetery.
Death Notice as published in the Northern Star on  Mon 12 Nov 1951  |  Page 4
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The funeral of the late Mr. Mick Cassimatis, who passed away in St. Vincent’s Hospital early on Sunday, moved from St. Andrew’s Church of England yesterday. The congregation present was representative of the Greek community of both Lismore, Casino and Murwillumbah. The services at the church and graveside were conducted by the Very Rev. C. M. Boyazogiu, of the Greek Orthodox Church, Brisbane. Pallbearers at the church andgraveside were Messrs. Peter and Bill Cassimatis (nephews), G. Landy, V. Gialouris, N. Vlismas and S. Angus. Wreaths
were carried, by Messrs. S. Gleeson, P. Crethar, G. Angus, and P. Cooley.
Cochran Bros. had charge of funeral arrangements.
as published in Northern Star |  Tue 13 Nov 1951  |  Page 6 |  OBITUARY