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Stella (Aponas) Klos, 91, wife of the late Anthony J. Klos, died Wednesday in the Kaplan Family Hospice, Danvers, following her brief illness.
Born in Ipswich she was the daughter of the late Konstanty and Stefania (Misiewicz) Aponas. Stella was raised in Ipswich and was a 1943 graduate of Ipswich public schools.
During World War II, Mrs. Klos was employed by the United Sates Navy in Ipswich and later for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp and the federal Department of Health and Human Services in Boston. Married in the former Sacred Heart Church of Ipswich in 1950, she made her home and raised her family in Ipswich.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Avery of Tasmania; a son, Anthony Klos and his wife, Joan of Ipswich.; five grandchildren, Craig and Nathanial Avery of Australia, Alison and her husband, Jesse Lee of N.Y., Andrea Klos of Boston, Anthony J. Klos of Ipswich and a great granddaughter Madeleine Lee of New York. She was the sister of the late Anthony, Alfred, and Sophie all formerly of Ipswich.
Her funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 3 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to The Colonial Williamsburg Fund, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-9910. For directions or to leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  June 30, 2017
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