OBITUARY

Athena Kontrafouris

November 11, 1929September 26, 2020

Athena Kontrafouris passed away on September 26, 2020. She is survived by her son James Kontrafouris and daughter Marilyn Kontrafouris-Eleftheriou. She also leaves behind three granddaughters, Barbara, Athena and Joanna. She was preceded in death by her husband John and her sons George and Peter. She is also survived by her brother Evangelos George and sister Adrienne Knowles. She was also preceded in death by eight siblings.

Athena was born in Danielson, Connecticut but raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She moved to Brooklyn, New York, when she got married and later moved to Providence, Rhode Island. This matriarch was a dedicated and devoted wife, mother, as well as grandmother. Athena “Tina” was a seamstress and worked as a clerical worker for Danecraft in Providence for many years. Her greatest accomplishment, by far, was the relentless dedication and care that she gave to her severely handicapped son George. She was a shining example of a mother’s unconditional love. Upon retirement, the family relocated to Marietta, Georgia. Athena played an integral part in the early years of holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta, Georgia. She was in the choir and a volunteer in the ladies auxiliary, Philoptochos.

Due to her advanced age, Athena was preceded in death by many of her friends. She found your friendship a great blessing and comfort to her. We believe that she will be reunited with all her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. Until we meet again may her memory be eternal. We will miss “Yiayia”.

A wake will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 6-8pm at Woodstock Funeral Home, 8855 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 10:00am at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Rd, Marietta, GA 30066. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta, GA.

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  • She is survived by her son James Kontrafouris and daughter Marilyn Kontrafouris-Eleftheriou. She also leaves behind three granddaughters, Barbara, Athena and Joanna. She was preceded in death by her husband John and her sons George and Peter. She is also survived by her brother Evangelos George and sister Adrienne Knowles. She was also preceded in death by eight siblings.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Peggy Dunkerly

September 27, 2020

Athena was one of the sweetest woman I knew.
She always had a smile on her face and love in her heart. Her biggest honor was raising a wonderful family and being Yiayia. I’ve known her since the beginnings of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Her faith was so valued to her. I’m glad my entire family knew such a beautiful soul.

Memory Eternal ✝️
Peggy Dunkerly

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