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PEABODY - Georgia (Zagorites) Salaris died peacefully on March 7, 2018, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass., with her family by her side following a brief illness.
The daughter of James and Bessie (Boutselis) Zagorites, Georgia was born and raised in Lowell. Georgia met and fell in love with John Salaris upon his return from service in the Pacific as a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II. After marrying, John and Georgia, or "Jo" as she was called by the Zagorites side of the family, settled in Peabody, John's hometown. They shared a happy marriage for 67 years until her loving husband passed on, in 2013.
Georgia is survived by her two daughters, Suzanne Lanzikos, and her husband, Paul, of Beverly Farms, and Valerie Splaine, and her husband, Michael, of Danvers. She loved both her sons-in-law as she loved her own two children. She was the grandmother of Sasha and Tema Lanzikos, both of whom were so very special to her. Tema and "Grammy" were also best of friends spending many a night sharing stories over shrimp scampi suppers made by Grammy with love. She leaves behind her sister, Mary Paisios of Hinsdale, Illinois, and her sister-in-law, Stasia Inglis of Peabody. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Peter Zagorites, Helen Kourembis, Eva Koutsos, and Poti Zagorites.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visitation on Wednesday, March 14, at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, Peabody, Mass. Burial will be at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos Street, Peabody, MA 01960, or North Shore Elder Services, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 200, Danvers, MA 01923.
Published on March 12, 2018
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