Faustina M. Salovardos
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of Leominster, Fitchburg church member; 95
LEOMINSTER -- Faustina Mary (Stangas) Salovardos, 95 years old, of Leominster, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She is survived by her son, Michael Salovardos and his wife, Elizabeth of Leominster; two grandsons, Michael Salovardos, Jr. and his wife, Christine of Shrewsbury, and Steven Salovardos and fiancée, Cindy Gerrante of Leominster; three great-grandchildren, Madison Salovardos, Zak Salovardos, and Mia Salovardos.
She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Stamatios "Steve" Salovardos in 2003, her infant son, Costa Salovardos, brother, Ted Stangas, and nephew, George Stangas.
She was born in Fitchburg on November 4, 1917, daughter of George and Bessie (Chilmeno) Stangas, and had lived in New York, Trenton, NJ, New Port News, VA and Fitchburg, before moving to Leominster several years ago.
She had worked at Fitchburg Yarn Company for 36 years. She also worked at the Mt. Elam Nursing Home and Keystone Nursing Home. She attended the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Fitchburg and belonged to the Ladies Home Society called Elpse.
She loved her 6 trips to Greece, especially the Greek Islands of Andros, the birthplace of her husband, Steve. She enjoyed making Greek pastry and Greek food.
SALOVARDOS -- The funeral will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster, with a service at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1319 Main St., Fitchburg. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg. Calling hours in the funeral home are Monday, February 25, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1319 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. 01420 or may be left at the funeral home. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Feb. 22, 2013