SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 23, 2013

Panayiota "Georgia" Theophilopoulos, 99


Salem — Panayiota (Georgia) (Georgelas) Theophilopoulos of Salem, beloved wife of the late Athanasios Theophilopoulos, died peacefully on October 21, 2013, at the age of 99 at the Grosvenor Park Nursing Center, surrounded by four generations of her loving family. Born on April 28, 1914, in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Peter and Theohari Georgelas of St. Panayia, Greece, and later for many years Salem.

She was the beloved mother of Faye Mouzithras of Salem, Heidi and her husband Steve Polemenakos of Marblehead, John Theo, Sr. and his wife, Mary, of West Peabody, Peter Theo and his wife, Ann, of Swampscott, and Perry Theophilopoulos and his wife, Tasia, of Salem. She spent most of her life living on Valley Street in Salem and cherished living in the home where she raised her five children and entertained siblings, children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. She was well-known for her excellent cooking and baking, as well as sewing, knitting and painting. During her life, she worked at Sylvania in Salem and later in life she owned Swan Cleaners in Peabody and was a Real Estate Agent and owner of GT Realty of Salem. She often gave painting lessons to family members who appreciated the art of painting. Everything in her life centered around her faith, her family and her friends. She was a member of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church and the Philoptochos Society of Peabody. She was also a member of the Mani Society and the Logganiko Society.

She was the beloved grandmother of Charles Thomaidis of Salem, Connie Markos and her husband, George, of Ipswich, Patricia Allain and her fiancé, Brian Floyd, of Middleton, Tasia Proulx and her husband, Michael, of Marblehead, Paula Sanders and her husband, Sean, of Manchester, John Theo, Jr. and his wife, Karin, of Manchester, Christopher Theo of Londonderry, N.H., Kerri Crescenzo and her husband, Brian, of West Peabody, Stephanie Reiland and her husband, Scott, of North Andover, Arthur Theophilopoulos of Salem, and Paul Theophilopoulos and his fiancé, Aun Em, of Lynn. She was also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is survived by her loving sisters, Margaret Skaliotis and Sophia Georgelas, both of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Cynthia Georgelas of Salem; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband, Arthur, and her parents, she was predeceased by two daughters, Theohardi and Christine Theophilopoulos; two granddaughters, Infant Theophilopoulos and Gia Theophilopoulos; her brothers, an Infant Georgelas, Nicholas and James Georgelas; and her sisters, an Infant Georgelas, Krisanthi Georgelas and Fotini Georgelas, Julie Grant Kaechele, Carol Katsarakes, Stella Martin and Christine Skrekas. She was also predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Christine Theo and her son-in-law, Spiro Mouzithras, as well as her brother-in-laws, Charles Grant, Bob Kaechele, Peter Katsarakes, James Martin, James Skaliotis and Arthur Skrekas.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, on Thursday, October 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral will be held on Friday, October 25, from Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos Street, Peabody MA, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited, as well to the burial following at Greenlawn Cemetery, 57 Orne Street in Salem. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Georgia’s memory to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos Street, Peabody, MA 01960 or All Care Hospice, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01901. For directions and online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.