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Olga (Bokron) Galanis, 97, longtime of Farley Avenue, died Sunday, October 29, 2017, in the Ledgewood Rehabilitation Center in Beverly. She was the wife of the late Christos C. Galanis who passed in 1990.
Olga was born in Ipswich February 12, 1920, the daughter of the late Nicholas D. and Helen (Economaki) Bokron. She was raised in Ipswich and was a graduate of Ipswich Public Schools. She went to attend Salem State College while working nights at the former Hayward Hosiery in Ipswich.
Married in 1952, the Galanis’ soon made their home and raised their family at her late Farley Avenue address.
For many years she was employed by Sylvania. She was first employed as a secretary at Ipswich plant, later going on to work as the executive secretary for the plant manager at the Exeter, N.H., plant from which she retired in the mid-1960s. For more than 50 of the following years she was a full-time counselor for Vanda Beauty Products.
She was a lifetime member of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Ipswich, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Society, was a member of a local sewing guild, and with her late sister, Jane, involved in several community activities including Ipswich Holiday Happenings and the Memory Tree dedication.
Olga is survived by a daughter, Marcia M. Snyder and her husband, Walt of South Gibson, Pa.; two grandchildren, Harrison C. Snyder of Ogden, Utah, and Susan M. Hoffman of Boyertown, Pa.; and several nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Hercules Bokron of Connecticut, Louis Bokron of Salem, John Bokron of Needham Heights, Peter Bokron of California, Jane Bokron of Ipswich, Potula Marines of Boston, and Angela Galanis of Ipswich.
Her funeral will be held 9 a.m., Saturday, November 4, from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in the Greek Orthodox Church, Lafayette Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. For directions and or to leave a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  October 31, 2017
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