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MARY (Manousakis) DAKIS

Born: Thu., Oct. 15, 1925
Died: Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

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Mary Dakis, 95, and her gracious being, passed away peacefully in the care of Evergreen Woods on November 16, 2020 from COVID-19.

She was born in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts on October 15th, 1925 to Lambros and Helen Manousakis. She graduated from Agawam secretarial high school in Agawam, Massachusetts and worked as an Executive Secretary and Stenographer for Eastern States Farmer's Exchange, which later became Agway, the number one agricultural cooperative in the USA.  An active member of Women of Woodbridge, PTA, and Oaklane Country Club, she garnered lifetime friendships and contributed to the community. Mary was a beloved and heavily involved member of Saint Barbara's Greek Orthodox church, serving in Philoptochos Civic Society, Greek School as Secretary, and the church's annual Greek Festival.

She is predeceased by her husband Emanuel (Manny) Dakis, her infant daughter Mary, and her two sisters Agnes Giokas and Catherine Manos. She is survived by her daughters Andonia Dakis (Edward Clessas), Nicki Dakis (George Atwood), and her grandchildren whom she adored Michael Kaplita, Marisa Kaplita, James Gallagher (Kristin Linder), Kati Gallagher (Jesse Galvin), Marcie Gallagher, her beloved sister in-law Florence Pandajis, her treasured nieces and nephews Lynne Georgopoulos, Leia Georgopoulos and Stephen Georgopoulos , Kathy Rice, Georgia Pandajis, Greg Pandajis and Dennis Giokas, her loving grand nieces and nephews, and many cherished friends.

The family is eternally grateful to Evergreen Woods' doctors, health care workers and administration, and her longtime physician, Dr. Eric Fan.  

There will be a private burial for family due to public health concerns, with a larger memorial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church. 480 Racebrook Road Orange CT 06477

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Louis and Kathy DeSimone
   Posted Wed November 18, 2020
Dear Andonia, Nicki, and Family Kathy and I are so very sorry for your loss
Mary was always a dear friend to the DeSimone family. We have so many cherished
memories. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during these sad times
Love, Louis and Kathy DeSimone

   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
My deepest condolences on Mary's passing.

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