Our sister in Christ, Athina Karathanos Pontikis, has fallen asleep in the Lord.
Athina Karathanos Pontikis age 93, of Las Vegas, NV and formerly of Trumbull, entered into eternal peace after a brief illness in Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas on April 8, 2016.
Born in a small village in Greece, she and her beloved husband moved to Edessa, Greece soon after their village was burned during World War II. Athina had a wonderful life in Greece as a loving wife and mother to her two sons. Upon moving to the United States in 1971, Athina entered the workforce for six years until her first grandchild was born and then continued devoting her life to her family.
Athina's life was not only defined by her steadfast devotion to her family, but also by her faith. She was an active member of St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, and she enjojed joining the members for coffee, and of course bingo and time spent with the St. Dimitrie Retirees.
Her husband Konstantinos, predeceased her in 1999. They shared a wonderful marriage together for nearly 53 years..She is survived by her son Viorelis and his wife Margaret of Las Vegas, NV and her son Nikolaos of Trumbull. Also surviving Athina are her cherished grandchildren, Martha Pontikis of Stratford, Athena Martinez and her husband Jeremiah of New Hartford, NY and Konstantinos Pontikis of Trumbull. She was also the proud great-grandmother to Olivia and Niko Martinez of New Hartford, NY and Anastasia Pontikis of Stratford. She was predeceased by her four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton, CT. Interment in the family plot will follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Calling hours will be held at St. Dimitrie Church on Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd. Easton, CT 06612-
May her memory be eternal!