Mrs. Mary (Kotseas) Angelis

  • Born: April 11, 1922
  • Died: January 5, 2019
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

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Worcester, MA 01608

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Mary (Kotseas) Angelis of Sebring, FL and Worcester, MA passed away on January 5, 2019.

Mary's beloved husband of 62 years, George A. Angelis passed away in 2011. She is survived by her loving and devoted son, Paul G. Angelis and his wife Karen, and her grandson, Matthew of Charlton; her former son-in-law, Roland Mason, granddaughter, Jennifer Mason-Blum and great-granddaughter, Olivia Mason-Blum of Arlington, VA, granddaughter, Maria (Mason) Kaperonis, great granddaughter, Angela Kaperonis, and great grandson, George Kaperonis of Charlton; her sisters, Venus Peters-Schublger and Georgia Anthony; brother-in-law, Stephen Maintainis of Auburn; her sister-in-law, Esther Martin and her husband, Al of Worcester and many nieces, nephews and many, many very dear friends who have known her. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Kotseas and his wife, Helen, Paul Kotseas and his wife, Athina; her sisters, Helen, Eugenia "Ginny" Maintanis, and Clair and her husband, Robert Donoghue; and her brother-in-law, Elias Angelis.

She was born in Worcester in 1922, a daughter of the late Harry M. and Evangeline (Tsetsis) Kotseas who immigrated to the United States from the village of Protopappas, Eprious Greece. Mary was raised in Shrewsbury and graduated from Major Howard W. Beal High School class of 1941. Upon her graduation, Mary went on to receive her Registered Nursing Degree from Worcester Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1944. Mary had seven siblings with whom she remained very close seeing or speaking to them often.

Upon graduation Mary entered the US Army and served during WWII as a 2nd Lieutenant at the 4th General Hospital in Manila, Philippines. Mary resumed her nursing career as a Memorial Hospital nurse, continued as a private duty nurse and later served as Dr. George Moore's and Dr. Germanos's office practice register nurse while raising her family.

Mary's career changed course in 1972 when she received her degree as a Registered Electrologist. She later shared her expertise with others by obtaining licensure for the Angelis School of Electrology. Mary skillfully taught numerous students that later successfully graduated and began their careers practicing Electrolysis in Massachusetts and Connecticut. After her "retirement" Mary continued to have clients well into her 70's.

Mary enjoyed gatherings with family and friends baking her flaky crust apple, blueberry and strawberry-rhubarb pies, cookies, chocolate brownies and pizza. She was very skilled at knitting, creating many items for her love ones. She tried her hand at oil painting and had a self determination that brought success to her many interests. Mary walked daily in her Worcester neighborhood which contributed to her good health and mental strength.

Mary was a member of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral and will be remembered by all for her lovely smile, love, devotion, and self-sacrifice for her family. She had a welcoming disposition in her later years which enabled her to make many new friends.

Her family wishes to thank her many acquaintances and friends she made in Massachusetts and in Florida. They are especially grateful for the kindness of the residents, care providers and staff of Fairways Pines where she lived, Compassionate Care Hospice, and Ms. Amanda Sager, RN, NP.

Family and Mary's friends are invited to visiting hours at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester on Friday, January 11th from 5-7 p.m. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, January 12th with a service 11 a.m. at Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street, Worcester. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell St., Worcester, MA 01609. To place an on-line condolence, please sign the guestbook.