Eleni Gourdouros
1953 - 2019
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SACO - Eleni Gourdouros, 65, of Saco, passed away on Sept. 30, 2019. She was born in Biddeford on Nov. 23, 1953, daughter to the late Nicholas and Mary (Mourmouras) Gourdouros.

Eleni was a passionate, driven and scholarly woman. She was educated through the Saco school system, earned a master's degree from Northeastern University in Criminology as well as a second master's degree from the University of New England in social work. Once she set her mind to something, there was nothing that could stand in her way. 

Eleni spent some time living in Florida, California and South Carolina but always felt herself being pulled back to Maine. Saco was the only place that always felt like home to her.

Eleni was very loving and caring towards both animals and people. She made friends easily anywhere she went and adopted rescue animals often. She will be sadly missed by all those lucky enough to have known her regardless of whether they walked on two or four legs.

Eleni is survived by her two nephews, Nick and Alex Gourdouros; many cousins and her beloved Sorority Sisters. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, George Gourdouros and her sister, Jorja Gourdouros. 

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct.  7, at St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will immediately follow in St. Demetrius Cemetery.

To view Eleni's memorial page or to leave online condolences for the family please visit www.cotefuneralhome.com

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Published in Journal Tribune on Oct. 4, 2019.
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November 4, 2019
Oh Dear Eleni, Having just learned of your passing this evening, I am so shocked and saddened. I had been trying to contact you for weeks. You were a kindred spirit to me and we shared so many laughs and vented about politics and dysfunctional systems. I loved your passion and caring for people and animals in need. My family and I will remember you fondly.❤
Cynthia Ambrogne-O'Toole
November 3, 2019
I miss your wit and kindness, and your passion. Will remember our brief friendship with loving thought of you always.
Diane Becker
October 30, 2019
It was my honor to have served with Eleni at Pathways. I hope it is already known that she was well liked there and many were saddened at the news of her passing. In the short time I rode beside her, I noted that she was passionate and funny. Her loss leaves all her comrades in the good fight diminished. She will be remembered.
Eric Olson
October 8, 2019
RIP my godmother godspeed
Virginia Wade
October 6, 2019
Be at peace and fly high Eleni. May your memory be eternal.
Jim Sears
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