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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