Irene T. Valavanis

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Valavanis, Irene T.

West Henrietta: Irene T. Valavanis fell asleep upon Our Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 after a long rich life of 94 years caring for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas and is survived by her three sons, William (Diane) in Rochester, and Theodore and Dean in Illinois, and two grandsons, Nicholas and Christopher.

She was a founding member and officer of the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York in 1972 and traveled the world attending bonsai gatherings. In 1995 Mrs. Valavanis was also a founding member of the Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church in Rochester, NY.

Friends may call Friday, April 25 from 4-8 PM, with a Triasgion Service by Fr. Patrick Cowles at 7 PM at the funeral Chapel, (2305 Monroe Ave.). Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 26, 11 AM at the Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church, 835 South Ave. Burial will be in Waukegan, Illinois, next to her husband. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church, 835 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. To share a memory of Irene or send a condolence to the family, visit


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Rochester, NY 14618
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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2014
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