Mrs. Ismini “Mina” (Tzifopoulou) Fokas, 88, of Milford MA died Sunday (February 16, 2020) at the Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Konstantinos B. “Kooch” Fokas, who died in 2018.
Mrs. Fokas was born in Greece, the daughter of the late Fotis and the late Marianthe (Palianopoulou) Tzifopoulou. She attended school in Greece as a young girl.
Mrs. Fokas came to the United States in 1955 to help assist her family in taking care of an elderly family member and to work in order to send monies back to Greece to her family. As a young woman she was employed at Martha’s Sweet Shop located in Nashua NH.
After marrying her beloved late husband “Kooch”, she became a devoted housewife and mother. After raising her family she joined her late husband in operating The Crystal Spa located on Main Street in Milford. She obviously loved to cook & bake and took great pleasure in feeding people.
Mrs. Fokas was a longtime member and very active in Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church in Marlborough MA. She had been a longtime member of the Philopthos Society at the church.
She is survived by her two children: Marika, wife of Alfred Sannicandro of Milford MA and Daniel Fokas and his wife Barbara of Milford MA; her three grandchildren: Alexandra, wife of James Grillo of Mendon MA, Nicole Fokas and Danielle Fokas of Milford MA.
Her funeral will be held Friday (Feb 21st) at 8:45am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Funeral Service at 10am in Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central Street, Marlborough MA. Burial will follow in Vernon Grove Cemetery in Milford MA. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday (Feb 20th) from 5pm to 8pm at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central Street, Marlborough MA 01752.
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