Mary Fondas
1924 - 2020
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Feb 23, 1924 - Oct 6, 2020 On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, our beloved mother, aunt, sister, sister-in law, and great aunt, Mary Barbara Fondas, of Palm Desert, CA passed from this life into the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Her kind and gracious heart will forever be a sweet memory for us all. She was married to Christopher G. Fondas for 43 years. She was an elementary school teacher at Stevenson Elementary and taught Sunday School for over 25 years. She was a camp counselor for St. Sophia Camp and assisted with her husband and many others in getting the camp ready for its first summer season. She loved the social events of the Greek community, but mostly, spending time with her family. She is survived by her son, Dennis Fondas; daughter, Cathy F. Lund; her sister, Anne Eliopulos; nephew, Pete Eliopulos; and nieces, Cristine DiBernardo, and Stephanie Powell; three grand-nephews and two grand-nieces, all of whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher G. Fondas. Services and burial will be private. Please go to Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions website,, to send the family messages or to share memories.

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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Oct. 9, 2020.
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October 14, 2020
Mary, you were there for our family while the kids were growing up. We appreciate having another Yia Yia around. You helped us over the many years of friendship. Great to be involved with you in the AHEPA family.
May her memory be eternal. ☦☦☦
Wynn and Ana Storton
Palm Desert, CA
Storton Family
October 10, 2020
We shall remember Mary (Miss Mary) for her kindness & generosity. It was a joy & a privilege to attend the many multigenerational Fondas parties. Mary was a fine example to all. She was a Star!
The Haidos Family
October 9, 2020
The Dulgarian Family was blessed to know Mary Fondas. What a beautiful human being. Her warm smile and gentle demeanor made everyone she encountered a better person. She will be greatly missed. May her Memory be Eternal.
The Dulgarian Family
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