Sophia Georgian

  • Born: December 1, 1934
  • Died: April 11, 2020
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

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Message From The Family

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NORTH ANDOVER – Sophia Georgian, 85, died on Saturday April 11, 2020 at Prescott House in No. Andover, MA.

Sophia, daughter of the late John and Mary Georgian, was born on December 1, 1934 in Boston, MA. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Science from Simmons College, Boston, MA in 1956 and later her Master's Degree in Education from Northeastern University also in Boston, MA. She started her career working for the Raytheon Company Research Division in Waltham, MA and continued there for many years. Sophie then left Raytheon and changed careers working for the Town of Lynnfield, MA school department teaching Advanced Placement (AP) mathematics high school courses for 14 years until her retirement. She enjoyed challenging her students and always made sure they followed through with their homework as a way to assist them. Sophia also made time to tutor any student that needed additional help.

Sophia always enjoyed traveling to many places including her family's country of origin, Greece, sometimes along with her brother, Lou. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and challenging her many nephews and nieces. She and her older brother Lou always pulled pranks on each other on their birthdays, making time for a good laugh and promising more the next year. Sophia loved to shop for clothes and specialty foods. Luncheons with her friends were especially favorites. Trying new foods and different restaurants were fun challenges for her.

Sophia will be deeply missed by her sister, Pauline Bakos and husband Louis of Melrose, MA, her brother, Elias Georgian and wife, Emalie of Manchester, CN, and her brother, Ted Georgian and his wife, Colleen of Andover, MA. She will also be missed by her nephew John Georgian of Elliott CN, niece Mary Lou Medlock and husband Tim of North Andover, nephew Gregory and wife Kaye Bakos of Concord, NH, niece Andrea Georgian and husband Jason Terry of Topsham, ME, and niece Alison Shanahan and husband Ryan of Amesbury, MA.
Services will be held at the Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose, MA on Tuesday April 21, 2020. Attendance is limited to immediate family.

Donations can be made to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church at 70 Montvale Avenue, Woburn MA 01801.

Due to the new directive from the State of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Funeral Director Association and all the current health concerns funeral services and burial will all be private. Please feel free to send a card to family members, drop a card at the funeral home for the family or send a message of online condolence.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear of Sophia's passing. I taught Mathematics with Sophia when she was at Lynnfield Junior High. I was privileged to travel to several restaurants with Ethel Gordon and Sophia to eat at restaurants that were owned, managed or had Master Chefs from Lynnfield. We all took great pride in seeing our former students successful in these careers. Distance made no difference for a trip. In today's language she was a real foodie. She was a very caring and wonderful person.
Family was very important to her
Barbara (Britt) Lanzillo

Posted by Barbara Lanzillo - Newbury, NH   April 17, 2020

Ted and Colleen and the Georgian Family,

We are sorry to hear of Sophia's passing. She was an amazing educator and we know you will treasure the special memories you had with her. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love, John and Eileen Woods

Posted by Eileen and John Woods - Cambridge, MA - Friend   April 15, 2020


The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   April 15, 2020


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