Mary Georgalas
1932 - 2019
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Seaford - Mary Georgalas, 86, passed away on May 25, 2019 in the presence of loved ones while holding her daughter's hand. Mary was born on December 23, 1932 in Newport News to Harry and Ourania Handges where she spent her days roller skating up and down Washington Avenue. She had since been a long-time resident of Seaford, Virginia, lovingly watching the sun rise and set over Cabin Creek with her devoted husband. Mary wed her childhood sweetheart, A. Jack Georgalas, on Christmas Day, 1952. They were inseparable from the moment they met and shared a love greater than no other. Together, they raised their four children, Suzanne, Venisse, Jack, and Harry. They loved nothing more than being together, watching their seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren run and play. Together, the Handges and Georgalas families founded Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Mary and Jack continued their families' legacy by being active members and one of the largest contributors to their parish. Mary was also the co-founder of Tri-Cities Beverage which she and her husband established in 1959. Mary was beautiful inside and out; the epitome of a lady. Her attention to detail came with ease in all she did. Her presence and personality always lit up a room. She exuded poise and grace, and was admired by all who were lucky enough to know her. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, A. Jack Georgalas; children, Venisse Georgalas and Jack Georgalas; son-in-laws, Mike Kokorelis and Richard Morton; grandchildren, Zeus Blankenship, Colette & George Garofalis, Cassie & Phi Lam, Mike & Kea Kokorelis, Diane & Bobby Pearce, Ashton & Mark Ashe, and Taylor Georgalas; and ten great grandchildren. A Trisagion will be held Tuesday, May 28th at 6:00pm at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 29th at 11:00am with burial immediately following at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

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Published in Daily Press from May 28 to May 29, 2019.
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June 5, 2019
To the Georgalas Family,

Mr. Georgalas, I hope you will please accept my deepest most sincere condolences at the passing of your lovely wife. If I may Sir, That Mighty Great Holy Creator was walking through His Heavenly Garden just the other day and noticed a place that needed a Soul of Perfection. So He called upon His Son that Great King and after a very short search because our God knows ALL. He instructed Jesus to go and reap the Soul of Mary Georgalas and to bring her into the Kingdom and to transplant her in that vacant spot in His Garden where she will forever Beautifully Bloom near the Covenant of God in the Garden that will someday be the Master's Angelic Bouquet. My prayers are with you and your Family. Always, Master Trooper Dwayne M. Davis (retired) Virginia State Police, Supervisor State Inspection Program
Dwayne Davis
June 4, 2019
Jack and Venisse,
You both were very lucky to have come from a woman, mother, wife and grandmother of such grace. Always cherish the memories that will be forever imprinted in your minds. Be sure to live your lives as a person with compassion, decency and with much love for your families. Thinking of you both during this difficult time.
Michelle Frank
May 31, 2019
My deepest sympathy is with you. May the wonderful memories of your beloved one sustain you until God's Promises are fulfilled
May 31, 2019
Jack and Venisse, My deepest condolences to you both and all your family.Your mother was a gem and will be sorely missed by all. God bless you all. My her memory be eternal.
Tassie Bourlotos
May 31, 2019
Veenisse...so very saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom. I know how close your family is to each other. My sincere condolences to you, your Father, brother and entire family.
May 30, 2019
Lifting the Georgalas Family in thoughts and prayers, please accept our deepest sympathies from the Diageo Beer Company.
TJ McCutchen
May 30, 2019
Jack, All our love and sympathy on the loss of your beautiful wife.
Mickey and Carol Marcella
May 29, 2019
Jack, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It is a great loss to the world yet it is Heaven's gain. Praying for peace to you and your family.
Vincent Joseph
May 29, 2019
We are sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences from 7-eleven store 15058.
Michael Kahofer
May 28, 2019
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Anita James
May 28, 2019
Our condolences to Jack and the Georgalas family, Mary will be missed by us all ,may she rest in the bosom of Abraham and her memory be eternal.
Ted & Maria Maroulis
May 28, 2019
Services will be held Wednesday the 29, at 11 am at the Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News, not the funeral home.
May 28, 2019
Heaven gains a true Angel. My sympathy for Mr.G. and the family. A truly graceful woman full of love. So gental and kind. My prayers and love are with y'all.
Diana Norris
May 28, 2019
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May 28, 2019
Jack and family, please know that your neighbors in York Point are thinking of you. We will miss our gracious and beautiful neighbor Mary.
Sheila and Jim majka
May 28, 2019
What a beautiful spirit she was for the many years I have known her. She brightened the office and faces of everyone at their 60 year company. May God hold the family close and prayers sent from the Strickland family.
Gary Strickland
May 28, 2019
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May 28, 2019
We met every week for years..I've done her hair.she was a lovely women.graceful and kind.we'd laugh and share how thoughts for the week..she will missed by myself and many others that knew her..rest in peace my friend.l.warlitner
Laren Warlitner
May 28, 2019
I am saddened to hear of Mrs. Georgalas' passing. I send heartfelt sympathy to Mr. Georgalas and family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jackie Schaper
May 28, 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Carol and I send our heartfelt condolences to Jack and his family on the lost of his beloved wife and their mother and grandmother, Mary. She was indeed a lady of great character and charm and a warm and caring person to all who knew her. Dr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Santoro
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