Love To Lee

Like many Westporters, Lynn U. Miller is a huge Lee Papageorge fan.

Yesterday — as the popular Oscar’s owner battles lung cancer — the noted Westport photographer stopped by his Main Street deli.

“Lee fills every room with his goodwill, kindness, generosity, wonderful smile, and genuine interest in and concern for everyone,” Lynn says.

She’s learned a lot from him. She wanted to show Lee and his family how she — and many others — felt about him.

She gathered 7 of Lee’s staff — Harry, Joyce, Cris, Javier, Joachim, Devan and Wally (Imis was off) — for a heartfelt, loving shot.

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

50 years of Lee’s customers share the sentiment.

15 responses to “Love To Lee

  1. I’m praying for Lee – that he recovers and heals swiftly and smoothly.

  2. Lisa Bowman

    Sending Lee and his family so much love from Emily, Jack, Lisa and Bob.
    We know you’ll be back at Oscars so soon! xo

  3. Robin Scarella

    Am so so sorry to read this.
    Prayers for you Lee.
    You are part of my adult life and my children’s childhood.

  4. BEATUS, CARYL

    LEE – I HAD LUNG CANCER IN 2009. HAD TWO LOBES OF MY RIGHT LUNG REMOVED AND AM HERE AT AGE 88 TO TELL YOU I’M JUST FINE. STILL PLAY GOLF. WISHING YOU A HEALTHFUL AND SPEEDY RECOVERY

    REMEMBER THE DAYS AT THE CLUB GRILL? MY HOW WESTPORT HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN . . .CHEERS

  5. you will very soon have an amazing recovery!

    your devoted fan!
    liz fuller

  6. Susan Hopkins

    Greetings and well-wishes to Lee and his wife from the former wife of a childhood friend, Donald Smith, who Lee kept well-stocked with pistachios back in the day. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Hello to Bruce Remillard, as well, should you two be in touch. Take special care, Lee.

  7. John F. (J-period) Wandres

    A question, gang: Is Lee Papageorge related to the Papageorge family that ran the Town Diner back in the 1950s, when it was on the corner of Taylor Place and Main Street (Now, Tiffany’s, I think.)? In those pre-Starbucks days, the Town Diner (aka “Jack’s”) served the world’s worst coffee. But, if we high school pinball wizards wanted to play the pinball machine we had to buy a cup of coffee to prove we were “customers.”
    Cheers, J. Wandres from Portland, OR.

  8. Stephen Rubin

    How could anybody have a bad word about Lee? If I was asked what we miss most about Westport, the list would surely have Lee on top. So sorry to hear about your medical problems. You’ll beat it man, just like I did.
    All our LOVE,
    Toni and Steve Rubin
    Charleston SC

  9. Ali Papageorge

    We are over joyed with all the love and support the town is giving our dad! We tell him daily at the hospital how much he is missed and loved! We all know he will be sitting in that barber chair soon.. With his witty sense of humor and smile. Thank you once again!
    Ali

  10. Warm wishes for a full recovery for Lee. Oscar’s is a part of what makes our town, Our Town.

  11. Jaime Bairaktaris

    For All, feel free to stop into Oscar’s and sign the big card at the deli counter wishing him well. Going into Oscar’s will never be a complete trip without seeing Mr. Papageorge!

  12. An amazing person and friend. Wishing you a speedy recovery Lee.

  13. Loretta Santella Hallock

    We are praying for Lee and his family.