Mag­da­line Efthimiou

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Ston­ing­ton — Mag­da­line “Mag­gie” Efthimiou, 52, lost her coura­geous bat­tle with can­cer on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 30, 2017, at Woman & In­fants Hospi­tal in Rhode Is­land, sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily.

She was born in Greece on March 2, 1965, to Kon­stanti­nos and Eka­terini (Rap­tis) Sianou. Af­ter com­plet­ing school, she mar­ried her beloved hus­band, Ge­orge Efthimiou, in Pe­las­gia Greece, on Dec. 28, 1986.

Mag­gie was a proud Greek Amer­i­can hold­ing true to her her­itage and main­tain­ing its im­por­tance in her fam­ily’s lives with rich tra­di­tions and cus­toms be­ing passed down. She was an af­ter­noon Greek school teacher for 15 years in Nor­wich and New Lon­don. Mag­gie was an ac­tive mem­ber of the church and em­braced her faith and love of God. She re­turned to Greece ev­ery sum­mer with her fam­ily to main­tain her fam­ily ties in both the U.S. and Greece. Fam­ily was at the core of Mag­gie’s very be­ing as she pre­pared tra­di­tional meals and desserts for all to en­joy. She felt hon­ored to work side by side with her hus­band and her en­tire fam­ily in their busi­ness, Green Onion II Pizza in North Ston­ing­ton. This ma­tri­arch will be deeply missed and her go­ing on to Heaven has cre­ated a great void in many.

She is sur­vived by her beloved hus­band, Ge­orge; her mother, Eka­terini; her mother-in-law, Ef­mor­fia; a son, Kon­stanti­nos Efthimiou and his wife, Stephanie; a daugh­ter, Ef­mor­fia Efthimiou; one brother, Ge­orge Sianou; one sis­ter-in-law, Maria Efthimiou; grand­chil­dren, Ge­orge and Ar­i­ana Efthimiou; and many nieces, neph­ews and cousins.

She was pre­de­ceased by her fa­ther and her fa­ther-in-law.

Mag­gie’s fam­ily wishes to thank ev­ery­one who has shown their love and sup­port dur­ing these dif­fi­cult times.

Visi­ta­tion will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Satur­day, Sept. 2, at Holy Trin­ity Greek Or­tho­dox Church, 247 Wash­ing­ton St., Nor­wich, with ser­vices at 10 a.m. Burial will im­me­di­ately fol­low at Maple­wood Ceme­tery, 184 Salem Tpke., Nor­wich.

Do­na­tions in Mag­gie’s mem­ory may be made di­rectly to the church.

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