Georgia Markos, 94
TOPSFIELD — Georgia (Fiflis) Markos, age 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, Dec.7, in Topsfield.
Born in Vergadaika, Sparta, Greece on April 16, 1924, she was the daughter of Nikolaos and Panagiota Fiflis. She married Athanasios Markos at the age of eighteen and raised eight children in the mountainous village of Loganikos. After surviving the hardships of war and hunger in Greece, she emigrated to Lynn in 1967 in search of a more promising life. She worked in Lynn’s famous leather factories until her early 70’s. She immersed herself in her family and was a committed member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church throughout her life.
Her love of family knew no bounds. She also loved deeply her Orthodox faith and nature, specifically, her garden. Residents of Johnson street will remember the luscious greenery of her yard overflowing with life and color amongst the concrete. She embodied the most precious traits people can have; she was kind, compassionate, and thoughtful, with an exceptional level of resilience. She brought light into the lives of all who were blessed to know her. Even those with whom she did not speak the same language felt a connection with her. She was a woman whose warmth was felt through her smile and kind eyes. She will be fondly remembered for all the unconditional love she gave to her family and friends. Our world will not be the same without her.
Georgia was the matriarch of the Markos family. She was predeceased by her loving son, Elias A. Markos, who died of ALS in 2000. She never missed a day with him from the day he was diagnosed until the day he passed. She is also predeceased by her husband, Athanasios. She is survived by her children and their spouses: wife of Elias, Georgia Markos; Nicholas and wife, Georgia Markos; John and wife, Catherine Markos; Zeno and wife, Margaret (Peggy) Markos; Eleni and husband, Nick Koudanis; Pauline and husband, George Markos; Maria and husband, Vasilios Koumoundouros; and Mimi and husband, Gino Tzortzis. She is also survived by twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren who all dearly loved her. Her legacy will continue to live on through this family.
Service information: The funeral will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 S. Common Street, Lynn, MA. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited for visiting hours on Monday, Dec. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangements by the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, Lynn. If you prefer, please consider donating in Georgia’s name to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn. Directions and online guestbook at Solimine.com.