Saturday, May 29, 2010

Georgia J. (Voulgaris) Maheras

Georgia J. (nee: Voulgaris) Maheras, 80, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, May 29, 2010.

Georgia was born in Athens, Greece, on December 24, 1929, daughter of Andonis and Eleni (nee: Mologanais) Voulgaris. She migrated from Greece to Fond du Lac, WI, in 1957 to help her ailing Aunt and Uncle. On July 19, 1959, Georgia was united in marriage to James Maheras. He spotted her at a Sheboygan Greek Orthodox picnic, and their union of love began and remained everlasting.

Georgia was a proud loving mother, grandmother and a wonderful friend. She was a very selfless person, always putting friends and family first. She was the matriarch of the Maheras family. Georgia was strong and a role model for many. She will be remembered for her strength, beauty, grace and loving heart. She was devoted to her church, singing in the choir, sewing vestments for many of the priests, cooking and baking for the Greek festivals. She enjoyed traveling and was blessed to have traveled to many places within the U.S. and abroad with many of her special friends. She was happily employed at Surgitek for 20 years and retired in 1991. Among her many passions in life, Georgia’s heart first and foremost belonged to her family.

Surviving are her beloved husband, James; children, Nicolet (Doug Wray) Maheras, Mary (Bruce) Luccas, Patty (Dan) Moreno; grandchildren Michael, James, Matthew, Marina Luccas, Alexandra Moreno and Demetri and Thomas Maheras. Also survived by brother, Demetri (Sophia) Voulgaris; sister, Evangelia (Konstandinos) Nanos; Godson, Peter Kyriazes; and many beloved and very special nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. She will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Andonis and Eleni Voulgaris; sisters, Alexandra Voulgaris, Maria Voulgaris; brother, Phethon Voulgaris; special Godson Konstandinos Kokkinakis.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Kimissis Tis Theotokou, Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 S. Green Bay Road, Racine, with Fr. John Ketchum officiating. Interment will follow at the Monastery of St. John Chrysostomos’ Cemetery, 4600 93rd St., Pleasant Prairie. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. Trisagion at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Kimissis Tis Theotokou, Greek Orthodox Church.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Robert Gullberg of Racine and the staff of Ridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center.

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