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Died: Thu., Aug. 8, 2013

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Bessie Christos Tramontanis, 87, of Southington, passed away Aug. 8, 2013 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Dukas "Duke" Tramontanis. She was born on Aug. 23, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah, daughter of the late John and Alexandria Christos.

She moved to Danbury at a young age and graduated from Danbury High School. She married and settled in New Haven and was an office worker and home maker for most of her life. She was a long time member of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church and sang in the choir for many years. She lived in Woodbridge before moving to Southington several years ago. "Yiayia" was loved by everyone, especially her grandchildren and their friends with whom she shared her love of Greek food, dancing and the many stories about her childhood. She is survived by two sons, Harry (Carla) Tramontanis of Bristol and John (Gail) Tramontanis of Roswell, GA.; her brother, James (Bobbie) Christos of Brookfield; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Andrew, Michael, Christina, Alexander and Nicholas; many nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Louis Christos and a sister, Tessie Ambadjes. She will also be missed by her two "grand dogs, Boone & Kemba whom she loved to pet when they came to visit.

Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm and are invited to attend funeral services in St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Rd., Orange Wednesday, Aug. 14th at 10:30. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, CT 06477 or to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 31 Brightwood Road, Bristol, CT 06010.

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Eugene L Esares
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
My family and I would like to express our condolences to the Tramontanis family on the loss of their beloved mother, yiayia, sister, aunt, and friend.

I will always have the warmest memories of Mrs. Tramontanis. This beautiful and lovely woman always welcomed me into her home in such a gracious manner. She greeted us with a smile and a kind word despite our sometimes "shaggy" appearance. In her home, I felt like family.

Fond memories of my youth are made sweeter with thoughts of good people such as Mrs. T.

stella fevola
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Many memories come back, good memories of which your parents were a part. Your mother was a wonderful lady. She had so much patience with children, every kid loved her .She would play monopoly and cards for hours with them, they loved it when she came to New York.
To lose one's mother is hard no matter what age .
RIP Aunt Bessie
I Love you and will miss you

Georgia Demetriades Marchitto
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of very kind woman. May her memory be eternal

Mary Savakis
   Posted Mon August 12, 2013
Harry & John,

Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. She was a wonderful person and always had a smile and kind word for everyone. May you find peace in knowing she is in God's hands and will always be an angel watching over you and your families.


Mary, Thalia, Milton & Cheryl Savakis

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