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Mary (Koritsas) Gardikas
June 22, 1933 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Mary (Koritsas) Gardikas, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, Massachusetts passed away on November 21, 2023 at the age of 90 after a long struggle with Alzheimers. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many.
Mary is survived by her cherished husband of 65 years Peter Gardikas of Winthrop and her four loving children, Michael Gardikas and his wife Donna of Winthrop, Nancy Farren and her husband Jim of Cohasset, George Gardikas and his wife Ann of Peabody, and Valerie Sweeney and her husband Mark of Lynnfield. Mary was also the proud grandmother of twelve grandchildren, Marissa Gardikas, Amanda Farren, Nicole Farren, Valerie Coggins and her husband Zachary, Jimmy Farren, Lauren Farren, Olivia Gardikas, Peter Gardikas, Jackie Gardikas, Catherine Sweeney, Mark Sweeney III and Allison Sweeney. She is survived by her sister Christine Panopoulos of Maryland, her brother Charles Koritsas of Florida, and was pre-deceased by her sister Athena Chechopoulos of Illinois. She also leaves behind her many in-laws and cousins that she loved.
Mary was a graduate of Winthrop High School and worked at Limerick Brothers Insurance and Hub Engraving Company. She was a former president of the Winthrop School PTA, a Girl Scout Leader, and a member of the Greek Women’s Philoptochos. Mary played the accordion and performed in Minstrel Shows in the 1940s, sang with the church choir, and retained her life long love of music and singing until her last days.
Mary was a loving wife, mother, and proud grandmother. Her entire life was devoted to her family. She was the best mom and Yiayia in the world and her legacy of warmth, kindness, and generosity will live on through her twelve beautiful grandchildren.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Mary on Monday, November 27, 2023 in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 514 Parker St., Roxbury at 11:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
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