Xanthippe Economos Marsico

September 2, 1926December 20, 2020

Xanthippe Economos Marsico, 94, of Roswell, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020. Xanthippe was born on September 2, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter to the late Tom and Kiriakoula Economos.

Xanthippe was very involved in her church and her community. She was a long-time member of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. She loved serving her church and the Greek community. She was a wonderful cook, and would share these talents with the Greek Festival each year. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, and loved their adventures throughout Atlanta. Xanthippe loved to be involved in her local community and was regularly attending neighborhood social gatherings. She truly lived life to the fullest.

Along with her parents, Xanthippe is preceded in death by her husband, Matthew and her son, Michael. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Susan; her three grandchildren, Melisa Marsh (Alex), Mathew Marsico (Colleen); Amanda Kelly (Luke); and great grandchildren, Carter and Logan. A funeral service for Mrs. Xanthippe Economos Marsico will be held at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM.

All are invited to attend. Please note that temperatures will be taken and masks will be required.

A private Burial will take place at Green Lawn Cemetery in Roswell following the funeral.


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 18, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, January 18, 2021


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Robert Stratigos

January 14, 2021

I first knew Ann (Xanthippi was ‘Greek to me”!) as a young kid living in Miami when she and husband Monty with little Michael would escape from the Chicago cold.

She loved to cook wonderful Greek and Italian food and we would enjoy her command of the kitchen— always looking forward to our Sunday dinner with what seemed to be all the Greeks in Miami joining us!

As an adult, I visited both Chicago and then Atlanta where they had moved, and started to appreciate her culinary techniques . When visiting the Atlanta area on business, I enjoyed taking Ann to the Greek restaurants. I would often have the pleasure of staying with Michael and having dinner with his mom. Some great conversations on both sides of town!

Ann was an avid reader and a true patriot supporting our government both in her state of Georgia and Nationally. She would always have an opinion of her own, but based on her research, not just heresy.
She never missed sending Easter, Christmas and birthday cards to all of us - every year!

Ann lived a long full life that is envied by many

We love you and miss you Xanthippi
Cousin Bobby

Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery

January 12, 2021

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the Marsico Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Helen Letter

January 4, 2021

When I think of my cousin Ann, memories flood in of her cooking and hospitality, her constant outreach to all family members and her quick smile and wit. Family was so important to Ann. She made an effort to keep in touch with everyone. I have to thank her and her dear mother (my father's older sister), Koula, for helping to care for me while my mother was ill when I was a baby. They definitely overfed me but I’m certain that was purely out of love! I recall a visit to Ann and Monty in Chicago when I was older. Ann prepared one delicious meal after the other and I enjoyed them so much that they proclaimed “You’re a good eater! God bless you!”
I’m so sorry my cousin had to experience pain and heartache at the end of her life. She was a dear woman, beloved by so many. Thank God she is sharing her love - and lamb dinners - with her Koula, Monty and Michael once again.

Jeannie Paxten

January 4, 2021

Xanthippe was a “doer.” When you needed something done at church, just ask Xanthippe. You could always count on her to take care of it!
She now joins her husband, Mathew, and their only child, Michael, who fell asleep in the Lord five days before she did. May their memories be eternal!