Sofia Keramaris, 96, of Acton, was born in the village of Lokomi, Kozani Greece in 1926. After much struggle following WW2 she married and had two children. In search of a better life, she moved briefly to Stuttgart Germany, where she worked a number of factory jobs. Ultimately, in the early 1970s, Sofia immigrated to the Boston area with her husband Nikolaos, and her son George. In America, her family thrived through commercial Real Estate investment and management, and she became proud grandmother and great-grandmother.
Committed to her faith, Sofia was a remarkably strong woman; fiercely proud of her family and Greek heritage. She possessed an unparalleled love of flowers which she and her husband demonstrated annually on a size and scale unimaginable to even commercial gardeners. At the age of 95 she personally cultivated over one quarter acre of ornate flowerbeds and was preparing for her spring plantings at the time of her death in March.
She was loved by family, friends, and tenants alike and will be missed dearly. May her memory be eternal.
She was predeceased by her husband, Nikoloas Keramaris.
Sofia is lovingly survived by her son, George Keramaris and his wife Athina of Weston, MA and daughter: Efthimia Pappadopoulo, Thessaloniki Greece. Her grandchildren: John Keramaris and his wife Victoria of Weston, MA, Nicholas Keramaris and his wife Megan of Cambridge, MA, Athina Varnalidou and her husband of Thessaloniki, Greece as well as 4 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, relatives here and in Greece.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 9th at 11:30AM at Saint Constantine & Helen. 14 Magazine Street Cambridge, MA 02176. Father Vasilios Bebis will officiate.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Concord Road, Acton.
Donations in her memory to: Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. 14 Magazine Street Cambridge, MA 02176
Memorial Luncheon in Concord, MA following burial.