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Demetra (Tsoutsouras) Karahalios

Demetra (Tsoutsouras) Karahalios, 95, of Central Street, Ipswich, wife of the late James Karahalios, died in her home on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

She was the born in Ipswich December 14, 1922, one of the five children of the late John and Potula (Eliopoulos) Tsoutsouras, and was raised in Ipswich where she attended public schools. As a young woman, Demetra worked at the former Martin & Tickles Shoe Company in both Ipswich and Newburyport. And for twelve years, including the years of WWII, she worked at Sylvania in Ipswich. Married in 1961, she and her husband made their home for the next forty years in Elllington, CT. Following the death of her husband James, she returned to make Ipswich her home again.

Demetra was a longtime member of the Ipswich Greek Orthodox Church and of the Melissa Society. She enjoyed her many hours painting in oils, caning furniture, cooking and home gardening.

She is survived by a brother, Costas Tsoutsouras and his wife Bette of Ipswich; a sister, Christine Galanis, wife of the late Louis Galanis of Ipswich; Lorayne wife of her late brother George Tsoutsouras  of Ipswich, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Theodore Tsoutsouris and his wife Doris formerly of Beverly.

Visiting hours  will be held Tuesday October 16, 8:30 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by a funeral service at 10 am in the Greek Orthodox Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially invited. Interment will be in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church, PO Box 6, Ipswich, MA 01938 and or to a charity of one’s choice.   


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