Michael J. Tinios

April 10, 1925 – July 12, 1994

Atlantic News, July 19, 1994

[The following article is courtesy of the Atlantic News]

HAMPTON — Michael J. Tinios, 69, of 23 Ashbrook Drive, died Tuesday, July 12, 1994, in Catholic Medal Center in Manchester after a brief illness. He was born April 10,1925, in New Kensington, Pa., the son of the late John and Anna (Casteris) Tinios. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He moved to Dover in 1958 and became the co-owner of the Dinnerhorn Restaurant in Portsmouth in 1960. He sold his interest in 1970. Mr. Tinios, together with his wife, Kay, and son John, owned and operated the Galley Hatch Restaurant in Hampton, which he opened in 1970. Under his leadership it became one of the top restaurants in New Hampshire. He was a member of the board of directors of the National Restaurant Association, the only person ever to serve from New Hampshire. He was past president of the New Hampshire Restaurant Association; a director of the DARE Program; a past director of the Hampton Chamber of Commerce; a founder of My Greatest Dream; and a member of Abenaqui Country Club, Rye Beach. Mr. Tinios was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annuniciation in Dover. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Katherine “Kay” (Harritos) Tinios of Hampton; one son, John M. and his wife, Deanna Tinios, of Stratham; two grandchildren, Jessica and Elena Tinios of Stratham; two brothers, Chris Tinios of Sacramento, Calif., and Nick Tinios of Stamford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 15 in the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Dover. Burial was in the Annunciation Cemetery, Dover.