Mary (Koufalis) Xifaras
1927 - 2020
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Mary (Koufalis) Xifaras, 93, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2020.
She was the beloved wife of the late Steve L. Xifaras. Born in Areopolis, Greece, she was the
daughter of the late Kyriakos and Elizabeth Vassiliki (Mougakas) Koufalis.
Mary came to the United States with her family as an adult after surviving the Second World War
and the Greek Civil War that followed. Mary was very devout, and her strong faith got her
through the difficult years. She was a longtime member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox
Church in Pawtucket and she served the Society for Friends of the Poor for many years. Above
all, Mary was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who always put her faith in
God and her family first. She will be lovingly remembered by all whose lives she has touched
over the past ninety-three years.
Mary leaves a son, Louis "Lou" S. Xifaras, and his wife, Maxine, of Mansfield; two
granddaughters, Marika and Amanda Xifaras; a sister, Evangelina Mitsakos, and many nieces
and nephews. She was the sister of the late Stella Eftaxas, Demitri Koufalis, and Thikeo
Out of a genuine concern for the health and well-being of Mary's extended family and many
friends, all services will be private. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Memorial gifts to the Maria
Lyssikatos Scholarship Fund, C/O Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott St.,
Pawtucket, RI 02860 would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to William W. Tripp
Funeral Home, Pawtucket, RI

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October 7, 2020
Lou and family our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved Mom. -Dan and Deb (Ventura) DeYesso
Debra DeYesso
October 6, 2020
Dear Lou, Maxine, and family ... So sorry to hear that Aunt Mary has passed. I have so many fond memories of visiting your mom and dad at their home when I was younger. May their souls rest eternal. All my love, Michael
Michael Karafotis
October 5, 2020
Dear Lou,
Sorry to hear about your loss. Wishing you and your family all the best during this difficult time.
Gerry Cameron
October 5, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief, and find comfort from knowing that God draws close to the broken-hearted.
October 5, 2020
Dear Lou,
Joanne and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and don't hesitate to call me for anything at all. She lived a long life and must have been very proud of you so hold onto your memories and we will keep your family in our prayers.
Ed Doherty
Eddie Doherty
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