2020 Parishioner of the year

 

Parishioner of the Year 2020


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Mrs. Pauline Karavakis

       Pauline Karavakis was born on November 6, 1941 in Filiatra, Messinias, Greece to the late Anastasios and Calliope Sarmatzis.  At the age of 12 years old she came to America with her father and in subsequent years her mother and her siblings also arrived.  Upon arriving in America, Pauline lived in Medford, MA with her parents and her siblings.  She worked as a seamstress from a young age to help her family.  In 1958 she moved to Somerville, MA and has been a resident of Somerville since then.  Pauline became a member of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church in Somerville in 1959.  In 1969 she returned to Greece to marry her childhood friend, Theodore Karavakis.  They have been married for 50 years and have two children, Georgia and Daniel and three grandchildren Polixeni, Pauline, and Chrisanthi.

       Pauline is a dedicated, hard-working, and active parishioner.  Over the years she has served on the PTO, Philoptochos, the choir and most recently the Golden Club.  While in Philoptochos she actively helped in cooking meals for the homeless and participated in the Mardi Gras plays and skits in which her humorous characters brought much laughter.  During the church festivals Pauline assists in preparing the foods, bakes for the pastry booth, and volunteers all three days in any capacity she is asked to.  She is a pillar in church every Sunday and on holy days.  When she sees a new face in church she approaches them, introduces herself, and makes them feel welcomed.  She is most proud to help out the youth groups of the church because she says that they are the future of our church.  Pauline is willing to participate in any aspect of church life when needed.  She does it with a smile.

 


(LIVING and + OF BLESSED MEMORY)


+ James and Elizabeth Pentikis

1987


+ Charles Loridas

2004


Mary Finitsis

1988


+ Katina Gourgounis

2005


Arthur & Eleni Gangas

1989


Mary Limberakis

2006


+ Virginia and Pandelis Alimonakis 

1990


James Boulas

2007


+ Emmanuel and Sophia Lembidakis 

1991


+ Kyriaki Vamvakas

2008


+ Helen Poulos

1993


Peter and Aphrodite Tsourianis

2009


James Sparages

1994


Dimitri and Marianthi Hamitzidis

2010


+ Vasilios and Evangelia Patsios

1995


John Toufas

2011


Athena Eleftherakis

1996


Gregory Evangelis

2012


Eva Karademetris

1997


+ Toula Dres

2013


+ Spero Gagerges

1998


Themis Caulfield

2014


+ John V. Toulopoulos

1999


Stelios Sfikas

2015


+ Demetra Gangas

2000


Fotini Tivinis

2016


+ Nikitas Menounos

2001


Christos Karavitis

2017


+ Emmanuel Lembidakis

2002


Mary Paskos

2018


Frank Gianoukos

2003

+ Maria Nassiopoulos

2019

Pauline Karavakis

2020