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Maria TSAKALAKIS Obituary

passed away Friday, September 7, 2018. She was born in Vourvoura, Greece, September 8, 1925. Daughter of Vasileos and Evrediki. After the war she traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to meet up with her long time friend and sweetheart Panagiotis born in the same hometown. They married in Buenos Aires March 11, 1953. They had a daughter, Ana. They moved to Silver Spring, Maryland in 1968 to meet up with her mother; and brother, Spiro and his family. She was a member of the Vourvoura Society of Washington, DC. She attended Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington, DC. She worked as a seamstress for Raleigh's in Washington, DC. In 2001 Maria and her husband moved to Tarpon Springs, FL. to be with their grandchildren. Maria was a loving mother and Yiayia. She was a great cook and home maker, she loved to crochet, embroider and she loved planting flower and all kinds of vegetables. Maria is survived by her daughter, Ana Patsalides her husband, Harry; and his sister, Helen; granddaughter, Panayiota Santhouse (Matt); grandson, Constantine Patsalides; and great-grandson, Michael; sister-in-law, Toula Chakalos; nieces, Vicki Grafas (Demetrios), Dina Brady (Matt); and a nephew, Vasili Chakalos (Tracy) and many grand-nephews; her cousins, Dr. Mary Galinski and Soula Demou of Chicago. Visitation Tuesday, September 11 from 6-8 pm at Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon with Trisagion services at 7 pm. Funeral services Wednesday 11 am at St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral. Memorials May be made in her memory to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 9, 2018
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