Our beloved mother and grandmother, Mary Fotini Dekavallas, age 90, peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised on the island of Lemnos in Greece. In 1958, Mary and her family moved to Phoenix, AZ, where she worked at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital for 23 years. Her greatest joys in life involved serving her family and the Greek Orthodox Church. Mary loved cooking, baking and gardening. She is survived by her son Gus (Connie) Dekavallas of Mesa, AZ, 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, son-in-law Frank Fitzgerald, daughter-in-law Maria Dekavallas and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Emmanuel, son George and daughter Catherine Fitzgerald. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm, with a Trisagion at 6:00 pm, Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1973 East Maryland, Phoenix, AZ. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Monday, May 24, at 10:00 am. Mary touched the hearts of all who knew her and will be deeply missed. We love you Yia Yia! In lieu of flowers, donations may made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St. Phx., AZ 85014.
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