Marcia Demos Harris, 81, of Wethersfield, CT and Williamsburg, VA, entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
She was a bright student who loved learning and kept that intellectual curiosity throughout her life. She could often be found reading encyclopedias and doing crossword puzzles.
In high school, she was a Latin scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. As an adult, she returned to Hartford College for Women then to UCONN, where she received a Sociology degree.
As a proud member of the Greek Orthodox community, she could often be found dancing tsamiko at Greek dances, attending AHEPA conventions with her paréa, and serving with the Daughters of Penelope & Philoptochos.
Her proudest achievement was her family, and her most treasured moments included coffee and Dunkin’ with her grandson, Edward John, a country music concert with her granddaughter, Marisa Jillian, or Sunday dinners with her family.
She also loved her neighborhood community – gatherings at the gazebo, breakfasts with her friends – and was grateful to be surrounded by such good people.
She was a storyteller, with a lifetime of rich adventures to share, and she never forgot a single detail. She was a realist yet a dreamer. Headstrong yet easy going when she needed to be. Intuitive, intelligent, and intellectual. Fashionable and always well put together. And she made everyone laugh with her witty humor. The one item left unchecked on Marcia’s bucket list was a trip to Paris – she now has full access.
Marcia was joyfully reunited in death with her beloved husband John, her parents George and Bertha Demos, sister-in-law Merilyn Demos, and nephew Jonathan Demos.
She leaves behind a family who is deeply honored and grateful that she was theirs. In addition to daughter Pamela, son-in-law Mark, and beloved grandchildren EJ and Marisa, Marcia will be dearly missed by her younger brother Peter Demos, sister-in-law Maria Kevgas and husband John Kevgas, godson Stephen Antonio, as well as her nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 25 from 5-7pm at Bucktrout of Williamsburg, with a Trisagion Service at 6pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 11am at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with interment following in Williamsburg Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marcia’s memory to St George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Hartford, CT, or to St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Williamsburg, VA
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