Mrs. Angelica R. (Rentoumis) Vorgeas 94, of Salem, beloved wife of Miltiades Vorgeas of Salem, died Saturday afternoon at her home surrounded by her family.
Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Karvalas) Rentoumis. She was raised and educated in Salem earning her undergraduate and Master Degree in Education at Salem State College.
Mrs. Vorgeas had been employed for many years as an educator in the Marblehead School System. She served in many capacities, as an educator and for over forty years as the Remedial Reading Supervisor and in Special Education until the time of her retirement.
A long time member of St Vasillios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody, Angelica was a member of the Daughters of Penelope, having assisted in the design and fruition of the Ahepa Penelope Apartments Senior Housing in the City of Peabody. She was an active member of the YMCA Centers and was an active participant in a variety of groups at the Salem Senior Center. Angelica had a quest for knowledge throughout her entire life which propelled her into many different avenues. As a member of the Salem Senior Center's Writers Guild, she authored many short stories and essays which she shared with her family and friends. She loved to play Mahjong and Scrabble. She had the opportunity to travel all over the world enjoying the sites and cultures of China, Greece, Europe, South America and the Carribean countries. Her passion for education and knowledge fulfilled her life and the lives of so many others whom she taught to read. She will be missed for her exuberance and zest for life and her dedication and love for her family and friends.
In addition to her loving husband of sixty four years, whom she met at a Valentine's Day Dance, Angelica is survived by her daughter, Alison Debnam and her husband Peter, her son Byron Vorgeas and his wife Carmen, her granddaughter, Thyra Debnam all of Salem, her brother, George Rentoumis and his wife Ann of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Athena Theodore.
ARRANGEMENTS: Close relatives and friends are invited to a luncheon at the Porthole Restaurant, the Lynnway, Lynn, on February 24 at 12 Noon, followed by a celebration of Angelica's life at her home. Please RSVP directly with the family if you are planning on attending. All other services will be private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Angelica's memory to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Paleologos St., Peabody, Ma 01960 or to Hospice of the North Shore 75 Sylvan St., B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com