Mary Joan Koulovatos

March 25, 1932April 10, 2019

Mary J Koulovatos (nee Drake) of Portland, Maine passed away on April 10, 2019 at the age of 87. Mary was born on March 25, 1932, the daughter of Kathryn O’Neill and Charles Drake, both of Portland. She had one brother, Charles (Charlie) Drake, Jr. of Corvallis, OR.

She graduated from Deering High School in 1950. Known as “Duckie” to her friends, Mary was an avid field hockey player and in her senior year book, noted she aspired to live a happy, contented life. She married her husband and best friend, John Koulovatos, on August 8th, 1953 and they lived together in Ellsworth, Maine for 54 years.

Mary was an avid golfer and loved playing bridge with her many girlfriends. Many of us know her as Mimi, and her creativity came shining through on each and every holiday. She was famous for organizing annual Easter Egg Hunts, 4th of July Lawn Olympic Games and visits from Santa on Christmas Eve. She was always happy to play dress up with her granddaughter, Hannah, and show off her artistic skills with any kind of arts & crafts adventure. She successfully played peace keeper between her husband, “Bampi”, a Yankees fan, and Hannah, a Red Sox fan, during close games!

She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Kathleen and Robert Clarke of South Portland, Maine, and Karen Koulovatos and John Ewing of Portland, Maine. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Hannah Clarke of Cambridge, MA. She is predeceased by her husband, John Koulovatos and her brother, Charles Drake, Jr.

The family would like to thank the caregivers of Park Danforth, Fallbrook Woods, MMC Short Stay, and Gosnell House for the love and care they provided to Mary.

There will be a private family ceremony later this spring.

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Joanie Neuts

April 19, 2019

Kathy, Bob, Karen , John and Hannah ,

I am so sorry to read of Mary’s passing . You are all in our thoughts and prayers . I loved our visits when she was at Park Danforth . I am so glad I got to know her and enjoyed our friendship . She loved that I knew her wonderful family . With heartfelt sympathy to you all . Love , Joanie & Don

Barbara DeCoste

April 19, 2019

Oh, so sorry to read of my dear friend Mary's death. When I last visited her in February she seemed fine, and we enjoyed our usual focus on memories of childhood and teenage years. She was always wishing to be home with John, and now she surely is.
Blessings to Kathy and Karen, and your family, as you mourn the loss of your Mother.

Diane Hanson Eisenhuth

April 19, 2019

Hello Kathy and Karen,
We are visiting my folks here in Scarborough for Easter when I read your mother’s obit .
I am so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing.
I remember your beautiful mom and our visits in Ellsworth when Frank was alive. And of course she was a kind, caring , and talented woman who loved her family and friends.
I am sure your many memories will be a source of comfort for you all now.
My folks send their sympathy and regards as well.
Diane (Hanson) and John Eisenhuth
Bud and Georgia Hanson

Janise Monaghan

April 19, 2019

My sympathy to you and your family, Karen, upon reading about your Mom this morning. It sounds like she had a full and fun life, enjoying her activities and her family to the fullest. Have an Easter Egg hunt on Sunday. You know where she’d hide them! Janise