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SOPHIA (Markou) KING

Born: Wed., Mar. 15, 1944
Died: Fri., Dec. 18, 2020


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10:30 AM Wed., Dec. 23, 2020
Location: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church


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Sophia King, 76 of West Haven, CT passed away peacefully on December 18, 2020.  
She was born in Athens Greece on March 15, 1944 to Konstantinos and Artemisia Markou.  In 1967, she met her future husband George, who was in the US Navy docked in Athens.  In 1970 they wed in Greece and after leaving her country, mother, two sisters and brother she settled in West Haven, CT.  

When she arrived in the United States, she began her schooling and became a US Citizen in 1974. During that time, she worked various jobs and raised her two daughters all while working full time.  In 1986, she began her career as a technician at Bayer Pharmaceuticals (formerly Miles Labs) where she worked until retirement in 2007.

Sophia lived her 76 years focusing on what really mattered to to her.  Her passions were many, foremost the love for her family and the Saint Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church where she was a lifelong member and involved in many fundraising activities.  She enjoyed nothing more than being with family and especially being a “Yia Yia” to her two grandchildren.  Her love, selflessness and devotion to her husband, her inseparable dedication to the care of her eldest daughter Katherine and the eternal love she received from her youngest, Linda was known by all.

Sophia is survived by her loving husband of over 50 years George, her daughter Katherine King of West Haven, CT and daughter Linda Ressler, grandchildren Jakob and Jaycey Ressler of Milford, CT. She also leaves behind sisters Maria Titos of Greece, Katerina Vatsaki of Germany and brother Sarantis Markou of NY, all of whom she was in touch with often.  As well as many nieces nephews and good friends that she loved dearly.  

Funeral arrangements by Celentano Funeral Home, New Haven, CT. The family welcomes you to visit SaintBarbara.org for live streaming of the service, on Wednesday, December 23rd 2020 at 10:30 in the morning. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Rd, Orange, CT 06477.

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Jessica Kremer
   Posted Mon December 21, 2020
My condolences to Sophia's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

denise vrettos verdis
   Posted Mon December 21, 2020
Our condolences to the family. Sophia held a special place in our hearts as she translated our letters for us and her daughter, Kathy, was the flower girl at our wedding. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in eternal peace.
Denise and Dino

Maria Moriatis
   Posted Mon December 21, 2020
Words can not express the great sadness we feel, over the loss of such a wonderful, sweet lady with a heart of gold! We will always love and miss you! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the King Family, during this difficult time. Sophia, may your memory be eternal! With our Deepest Sympathies, The Moriatis Family (Eugenia, Maria, & George)

Sheila DelMonaco & Family
   Posted Wed December 23, 2020
George,Kathy,Linda, my family & I are so saddened to hear about the loss of Beautiful Sophia! We hold so many memories in our hearts. I always remember her coming to Roses at exactly 6:00. Or sneaking in (with Dads Help of course) or even later! I would say...
Sophia! Why u come in after 6:00? My slicers are clean!! " Oh common Sella, give me the cheese" 😂 We have memories! Gone much much too soon! When we think of Sophia we Smile ❤️ Rest In Pease our lovely friend 😔

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