It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Moutzalias, 94, announced her passing on Dec. 7, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 14, 1923, daughter of the late John and Froso Georgopoulos.
Her entire life was devoted to her family. Moutzalias enjoyed cooking and caring for them and spending as much time with them as she could. Entertaining at home with friends and family also brought her much joy.
In addition to her parents, Moutzalias was preceded in death by her husband, Gerasimos D. Moutzalias, in 2008. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, James Moutzalias and his wife, Lynn; a daughter, Anna Meiklejohn and her husband, Gary; a sister, Froso Solos of Bethesda, Md.; a dear sister-in-law, Afendra Mountzalia; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She will also be fondly remembered as “Yiayia” by her eight grandchildren, Marianne Moutzalias (and Darin), Michael Moutzalias and his wife, Jennifer, Christina Antonioli and husband, Joel Antonioli Jr., James Meiklejohn and his wife, Nicole, Jonathan Meiklejohn, Jerry Meiklejohn, Richard Zdunski, and Jennifer Hicks and her husband, Jeffrey; 12 great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Van, Demetreus, Talia, Nicco, Luke, Ella, Dylon, Derrik, Justin, Jacob and Jillian; and a great-great-grandson, Landon.
The family expressed their sincere appreciation to Lisa Stroud, her caregiver for the last five years, who cared for Moutzalias as if she were her own mother, and the family will forever be grateful for her loving care.
A funeral service was scheduled for Dec. 14, 2017, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Ocean City, Md., with interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Season’s Hospice or St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.