Irene Sarantakos Panos passed away peacefully surrounded by her adoring family on Sunday, September 3, 2017. She was born on November 28, 1935 in Paleopanagia, Sparta, Greece to the late Demetrios and Eleni Sarantakos. She was preceded in death by her husband, James George Panos. She is survived by her daughter, Helen of Manhattan Beach, CA. and her son, George James of Williamsburg, her sisters, Beth Hauschel (Mike) of London, Ontario, Patricia Manos (Steve) of Williamsburg and her brother Nicholaos Sarantakos (Aphrodite) of Williamsburg. She was also a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews and will be deeply missed by her family.
Irene was a business owner for forty five years. Her work ethic, compassion, sense of humor and ability to accomplish the American Dream left a mark on those who knew her.
She was a founding member and benefactor of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Williamsburg, VA, and a member of the St. Demetrios Women’s Auxiliary. Irene was best known for her strong-will and larger than life personality. She was beloved by many and was profoundly dedicated to her church and family…
A funeral service will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Williamsburg, on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 12:00PM. Interment will follow the service at Peninsula Memorial Park. Visitation will be at St. Demetrios Church on Wednesday, September 6th from 6 to 8pm with Trisagion prayer at 7pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Demetrios Church, 4900 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, Va, 23185.
Her family would like to thank her caregivers; Mary Lou, Eric, Alisa, Alice, Gloria, as well as family and friends for their continual love and support.