She was born and raised in Peabody and lived there her whole life. She was a Peabody city councilor from 1994 until her election to the House in 2003. She was also worked at the Salem District Court.
Spiliotis was elected in 2002 to represent the House’s 12th Essex District and was unopposed when she won reelection earlier this month.
The Peabody High School graduate is survived by her husband, Richard Jarvis, and two daughters, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services have not been announced yet.