Obituary of Mary Archondes

January 21, 2024

On January 21, 2024, Mary Archondes passed away peacefully.

In the tapestry of her life, Mary wove threads of love, dedication, and a deep commitment to service. Mary was preceded in death by her father, Christ Archondes, her mother, Efthimia Archondes, and her sister, Diana Archondes. As we mourn their absence, let us also cherish the memories of the times they shared and the love that bound them together.

Mary leaves behind a legacy of devotion to the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. She continued her father's noble tradition of service, dedicating many years to the church and serving as the Parish Council President. Her commitment to the spiritual community was unwavering, and her impact will be felt for generations to come.

A proud New Yorker, Mary embodied the spirit of the city she called home. She carried the vibrancy and resilience of a true New Yorker, facing life with determination and grace.

In her friendships, Mary was a patient and devoted companion. Her ability to listen and offer support endeared her to many, creating a network of cherished relationships that spanned a lifetime. She valued these connections deeply, and her friends were an integral part of the rich tapestry of her life.

Mary's love for her family knew no bounds. She was a source of strength and warmth, and her family held a special place in her heart. The memories they created together will remain etched in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to share in her love.

A lifelong learner, Mary's intellectual curiosity led her to graduate from Brooklyn College. Her professional journey took her into the world of publishing, where she contributed her skills and passion to an industry that she held dear. Her legacy lives on through the words and stories she helped bring to the world.

Mary's true passions were evident in the things that brought her joy—books, art, and animals. She found solace and inspiration in the pages of literature, the beauty of artistic expression, and the companionship of animals. These passions enriched her life and added layers of depth to her character.

But perhaps, above all, Mary will be remembered for her big heart. Her kindness, compassion, and generosity touched the lives of many. Whether through her service to the church, her friendships, or her love for family, Mary's impact was profound.

As we say our farewells to Mary Archondes, let us carry forward the lessons she taught us—of love, service, and the enduring power of a compassionate heart. May her memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to us.

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Funeral Services


February 2, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

143 E 17th Street

New York, NY 10003

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Funeral Mass

11:00 AM

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

143 E. 17th St.

New York, NY 10003

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February 2, 2024

1:00 PM

Cypress Hills Cemetery

833 Jamaica Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11208

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Mary has been in my life as long as I can remember. She was always loving and kind to me. My earliest memory was in front of their sweet shop in Grammercy Park with her dog Dino. She had cats too and me only around 3 years old. I can still recall being so happy to see her and her sister. We continued to visit them every year. I looked forward to my vacations there. She will be missed and was loved so much by my family!! Memory Eternal my sweet cousin Mary! ?

Posted by: Lilly Alexoudis - Englewood, FL - Family January 29, 2024

Mary’s kindness knows no bounds. She welcomed me into her family with open arms. Growing up she would give me gifts for the holidays and shower me with kind words. Her kind spirit is missed but I am grateful she was a part of my life. I know deep down she is rested in heaven.

Posted by: Gabriel Valdez-Cagua - Boston, MA - Family January 31, 2024