Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (John 11:25).
With sadness we announce the death of Mary Spiropoulos, mother of Joan Simon and mother-in-law of John Simon. Mary went to be with her Savior yesterday afternoon (October 12).
Mary’s funeral will be held at St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church in Randolph, New Jersey, a parish she helped established with her late husband John.
Memorial prayers were held at her bedside yesterday and well will offer the 40-Day Memorial at St. Peter’s on November 22, 2015.
Below is Mary’s obituary. May her memory be eternal.
Mary Spiropoulos was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Jackson Heights, NY. She married her childhood sweetheart, John who pre-deceased her in Nov 2004. She resided in Succasunna, NJ for 47 yrs before moving to Mt. Arlington, NJ and retiring to Ft. Myers, FL. She was a 1943 graduate of Washington Irving High School in NYC.
She worked with Albert Einstein at the Dept of Education at Princeton University. She was a legal secretary in Morristown, NJ for many years before retiring in 1995.
Mary is survived by her 3 children: Peter Spirpoulos (and wife, Johanna) of Ft. Myers, FL, Harriet Gruber (and husband, Robert) of Mt. Arlington, NJ JOAN Simon (and husband, John) of Ft. Myers, FL; 2 sisters: Carole Leodas (and husband, Gus) of Melville, NY and Judy Dumas of Philadelphia, PA; 4 grandchildren: Jeffrey Spirpoulos (and wife, Karyn) of Basalt, CO; Jonathan Spirpoulos of Ft. Myers, FL, Dara Gruber of St. Paul, MN and Hali Gruber of Mt. Arlington, NJ; 1 great-granddaughter Ina Leeds Spiropoulos of Basalt, CO.
Mary was a founding member of St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 1447 Sussex Tpk., Randolph, NJ 07869 where her funeral service will be held followed by interment at Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations IN HER MEMORY should be made to St. Peter Orthodox Church, 24850 Old 41 Rd., Suite #6, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
Her 40-day Memorial will be held in Florida at St. Peter Orthodox Church on Sunday, November 22, 2015.