Mary (Zanetos) Karalekas of Medford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 16, 2020. She was 93 years old.
Born in Buffalo, New York on July 26, 1926, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Christine (Tremblas) Zanetos. Mary was the mother of Fay Gallas of Medford and mother-in-law of the late Xenophon Gallas and mother of Christine “Tina” (Brady) Nagar and her husband Moshe Nagar of Israel and mother-in-law of the late Richard Brady. Sister of Thimios J. Zanetos and his wife Mary of St. Louis, Missouri and the late Helen Stavrakopoulos and sister-in-law of John of Greece. Grandmother of Kim Grinev of Maryland and her husband Roman and the late Mary Gallas. Great-grandmother of Eleni Gallas of Medford and Zachary Grinev of Maryland. Aunt of Laura Zanetos of Lynn, Christine (Zanetos) Cornelius and her husband Lorren and their son Thimios of Florida, Efthemia (Zanetos) Malandruccolo and her husband John and their son John Vincent of New Jersey, Dimitri Stavrakopoulos and his wife Gloria and their son John of New York and George and his wife Glykeria and their daughter Eleni of Greece.
She was a member of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church of Somerville and enjoyed helping out at the nursery. She also loved summers at Revere Beach.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, 29 Central Street, Somerville on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 11 AM. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, prior to the mass, from 10 to 11 AM. Interment will be held in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Dormition Church of Somerville, 29 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143 or to the Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial Street, Malden, MA 02148. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home of Medford. For additional information, please visit, www.magliozzifuneralhome.com.