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Georgia Dumas, known as Judy, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on June 25, 2019 in Philadelphia PA.  She was a resident of Southold.  Judy was born on April 24, 1928 in Philadelphia PA to Harriet (Mangikas) and George Georgaras.  The family moved to New York City when she was a child.  She was one of five children, survived by her youngest sister Carole Leodas of Huntington NY. 

Judy is predeceased by her husband, Theodore Dumas.  She is survived by her son, Constantine Dumas, daughter Jeannette Dumas and husband Edward Winter, a grandchild Theodore Winter, two goddaughters, Joan Simon and Stacey DeBellis-Chamberlain, nieces and nephews.  

Judy graduated from Washington Irving High School in New York City in 1946.  She was the first in her family to attend college, graduating from Queens College in 1950.  For most of her working life, Judy was a reading teacher in the New York City public school system, becoming as Assistant Principle of Special Education at Brandies High School in Manhattan.  She earned two Master’s degrees in education from New York University.  After retiring from Brandies High School, she worked as an adjunct at Baruch College before retiring full time.

Judy was a member of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on the upper east side of Manhattan, singing in the choir and attending bible study.  She was an excellent cook and an avid swimmer at Southold’s beaches.  She loved to travel and attend the Metropolitan Opera.

The funeral service was held on June 29, 2019 at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Astoria NY, with Father Anastasios Pourakis officiating the service. She was interred at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens NY with her husband.  The mnemosino will be held at  Saints Anargyroi, Taxiarchis & Gerasimos Greek Orthodox Church, 702 Main St., Greenport on August 4th, 2019.  Father Jerasimos Ballas will officiate.

Memorial Donations may be sent to the Philadelphia Education Fund, or to the Greek Orthodox churches mentioned above. 

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