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Susan (Lykogiannis) Georgantas

Susan (Lykogiannis) Georgantas
  • January 8, 1916 - August 25, 2019
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • Blanket Me, Inc.
  • Blanket Me, Inc.
    60 Park Street
    North Andover , MA 01845

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“Kay, Just read about the passing of your mother. I can't believe 103 years old. I remember her as being so elegant and I can see through the photos...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Charlotte Canzano Farraher - MA

“Thank you for being our good neighbor and friend for over 60 years! ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Anne (Botte) Babineau - MA

“Gerry and I send our deepest condolences on your loss.It's always too soon to say goodbye to a loved one. We're thinking of all of you at this sad...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Arden Reynolds - Family Friend

“Louis and Katerina,our deepest sympathy for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Maria and Themis Papageorge ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Maria Papageorge - MA

5 of 9 | Posted by: Katherine Flynn - PORT ORANGE, FL

“I'm so sorry you've all lost your amazing mother, grandmother and great grandmother. It was a privilege to know her for so many years. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jennifer Rogers - Peabody, MA

“Sweetest flower in the garden to grow on Perkins Street. Her love of family and goodness in others grew from her loving spirit. She loved life and...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Christine Riccardi - Newburyport, MA

“Our thoughts and Prayers go out to all of Yiayia's Family! She was a amazing woman with a Beautiful Loving Heart! Thank you Sue for letting me say...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jean & Gary Marotta - Canton, GA

“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....Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague

Susan (Lykogiannis) Georgantas, of Melrose
On August 26th, 1972, our grandfather passed away. On August 25th, he came to retrieve his love. With 103 years behind her, our grandmother represented so many things. She was not only full of class and sophistication, but she possessed a courage that we couldn't even fathom. To put all her faith into her husband and to take the two-week journey to the US via boat to start a new family, a new life, and to leave everything behind, is unthinkable. They grew a life together with an original type of entrepreneurial spirit and achieved the true meaning of the American dream.

And even with them being apart for the last 47 years, she lived her life as if they were still together. She portrayed what true marital bond is. Never fading and never forgotten.

But what has been most special to us, was being able to live vicariously through her, the values and ideals of a time we always fantasized through her black and white photographs. Of a time we could never touch, but always felt a part of. All these things and so many more made us proud to be Greek, American and most importantly, Georgantas. May her legacy live on. REST IN PEACE Susan Georgantas January 8, 1916 - August 25, 2019.

Susan was the beloved wife of the late Peter L. Georgantas. Loving mother of Kay J. Diamantas & her late husband Harry of Andover and Louis P. Georgantas & his wife Katerina of Belmont. Cherished grandmother (Yiayia) of Susan, Nicole, Peter, and Melina. Great grandmother Marc, Stelliana, Stavros, Zoe, Isabelle and Nerine. Caring sister of KiKi Kelly of GA and the late Dimitrios Lykogiannis, Voula Lavda, Petros Lykogiannis, Stella Argyropoulos and Theodoros Lykogiannis. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 4-7PM. Funeral from the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, 514 Parker St., Boston, on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Blanket Me, Inc. 60 Park Street, North Andover Ma. 01845