September 16, 1924 ~ June 3, 2013
Dorothea Kokias Diamantis, 88, longtime resident of Norwalk, CT passed away peacefully June 3, 2013.
Dorothea Kokias born Dorothea Diamantis in Teriachi, Pogoniou, Greece, daughter of George Diamantis and Ourania Diamantis Pappas. In 1952 Dorothea married Stelianos Kokias from Trikala, Greece and in 1955 she came to the United States with her husband and their daughter Eugenia and has resided in Norwalk, Connecticut ever since. She devoted her life to raising her children and grandchildren. She loved gardening and spending time with her family.
Dorothea is survived by her daughter Maria Kokias, her son Peter Kokias and his wife Maggie, 2 grandchildren, Cassandra Kokias and Peter Kokias. She is also survived by 2 brothers, Ioannis Diamantis and his wife Alexandra and Vasilios Diamantis and his wife Panigiota and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, her daughter Eugenia and her sister Vasiliki Fotinopoulos.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 6, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 7, at 10:00 AM at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 238 West Rocks Road, Norwalk. Interment will immediately follow at St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to any of the 3 following organizations:
Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Hwy, Suite 100 Rocky Hill, CT 06067 by phone 860.828.2828, or online at www.alz.org/ct
American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, by phone 800-342-2383 or online at www.diabetes.org
American Heart Association
P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA. 02241-7005 by phone 1-800-242-8721 or online at www.heart.org