Ipswich — Maria G. (Markos) Koshivas, 89, wife of Charles J. Koshivas, died peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2013, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by her family, after a short illness. Born in Ipswich on September 2, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary “Smaragdo” (Nickolokakis) Markos.
Mrs. Koshivas was a lifelong member of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Ipswich. She was also a member of the Church’s Melissa Society and the Alpha Omega Society. Mrs. Koshivas was a devoted mother and was especially devoted to her grandchildren. She also loved gardening, knitting, watching birds, and she was a nature lover.
Mrs. Koshivas is survived by, in addition to her husband, Charles, of Ipswich; her four children and their spouses, Sandra and Cushing Titcomb, Margot and Joseph Ciccotelli, James and Vikki Koshivas, George and Ann Koshivas, all of Ipswich. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, Andrew and Polly Titcomb, Joe and Charles Ciccotelli, Suzi and Dan Clements, Amanda, Charles, James and William Koshivas; her four great-grandchildren, Ellis Rogers, Joenaiy Ciccotelli, Gracen Barrett, and Jordan Clements; her two sisters, Ethel Cambell, and Eleanor and her husband, Tom Makris; her two brothers and their spouses, John and Helen Markos, and Louis and Tanya Markos; her sister-in-law, Prudence Markos, all of Ipswich; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Koshivas was also predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and Peter Zaharis, and Christina and William Galanis; her brother, William G. Markos; and her brother-in-law, Neil Campbell.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 23, at 10 a.m., at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Ipswich. Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery, 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Visiting hours will be on Friday November 22, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Morris Funeral Home, 45 North Main Street, Ipswich. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mrs. Koshivas’ name to either the Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich, P.O. Box 6, Ipswich, MA 01938, or to the Smile Train Charity, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231. For directions, or to send a condolence to the Koshivas family please visit www.MorrisFH.com.