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Dr. Peri Georgiou Obituary
Dr. Peri P. Georgiou (nee Pandazi), 96, beloved wife of the late George; devoted mother of Thomas George (Christina Maria) and Andrew (Jennifer); cherished grandmother of Peter Thomas, Jason, Stephanie Christina, Anna and Patricia and great grandmother of Mila; loving sister of George (Helen) Pandazi and the late Dr. Andrew (the late Magdalen) Pandazi; dearest sister-in-law of Olga Georgiou, the late Helen Georgiou, the late Eva Gale, the late Athena MacKellar, and the late Beatrice Missias; fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews and friend to many. Peri wove her artistic and creative talent into all aspects of her life. She was a mentor and an example of what could be accomplished in life as great musician, educator, artist and friend. A trailblazer starting from humble beginnings, Peri earned her Ph.D. in education and enjoyed a long career on the faculty of Northeastern University. Inspired by her parents, Peri shared her voice and passion for playing the piano from leading holiday sing-a-longs to formal recitals. In 1957, Peri was the founding chairperson of The Chicago Diocese Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Choirs and in 2006 received the Patriarch Athenagoras Medal from The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians, awarded to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to church music. Visitation Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm at Salerno's Galewood Chapels 1857 N. Harlem Ave. Chicago. Family and friends will meet Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 601 S. Central Ave. Chicago, for 12 Noon Funeral service, Interment will follow to Elmwood Cemetery. in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians, c/o Joanne Volakakis, 130 S. Canal St. #10B, Chicago, IL. 60606, appreciated. Arrangements by NICHOLAS M. PISHOS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, LTD. 773-889-1700
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 8, 2018
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