KENSINGTON - Edith (Czertak) Perakos, 98, of Kensington, widow of George P. Perakos, M.D., died early Saturday, April 19, at Jerome Home, New Britain.
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Born in Forestville, daughter of the late Stanley and the late Anna (Drejka) Czertak, she graduated from Bristol High School in 1933, from New Britain School of Nursing in 1937, and worked as a nurse. Edith was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church where she was a member of The Philoptochos Society, Shuttle Meadow Country Club where she was a member of the 9-Holers and the bowling team, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and was an avid golfer and bridge player.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Peter G. Perakos, M.D. and his wife, Darlene, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Irene Penelope and Jeffery Burke, of Litchfield, N.H.; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Alexis Perakos; three great-grandchildren, Layland, Finley, and Elliott Perakos; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, John Czertak; and four sisters, Mary Puskarz, Julia Watras, Wanda Milewski, and Josephine Marcinkowski.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 23, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 301 W. Main St., New Britain. Burial was followed in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. A Trisagion service took place Tuesday, April 22. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 1753, New Britain 06050, or to The Hospital of Central Connecticut, 100 Grand St., New Britain 06051. Directions to the funeral home can be found at www.portersfuneral.com.
Porter's Funeral Service
111 Chamberlain Highway Kensington, CT 06037-1920
Published in Berlin Citizen on Apr. 24, 2014