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PEABODY- Mary Tsairis, 93, of Peabody, formerly of Belmont, MA, passed away on December 29, 2017 surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late John Tsairis.
Born August 14, 1924, Mary graduated from South Side High School in Newark, NJ before working as a bookkeeper at several Newark businesses.Following her marriage, she and her husband moved to Boston and opened the Stuart Manor restaurant, which they ran for almost 30 years. She was a longtime member of the Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church in Watertown, and served in the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society. Mary was well-loved by all who knew her and will be remembered for her kindness, sense of humor and warm smile.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Stacey Tsairis Kacoyanis and her husband, Dr. George P. Kacoyanis, of Wenham; a granddaughter, Stephanie Kacoyanis of Belmont; a grandson, John Kacoyanis and his wife, Marla, of Somerville; a brother, Elias Panayote, of East Brunswick, NJ; a nephew, William Panayote and his wife, Deborah, of Bridgewater, NJ; and many nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Theodore and Stamatia (Primikiris) Panayote; the sister of the late George Panayote; and sister-in-law of the late Anne Panayote.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3 at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Ipswich. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Alexia Foundation (www.alexiafoundation.org/donate) or the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 6, Ipswich, MA 01938. Funeral arrangements are through Campbell Funeral Home. www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on January 1, 2018
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