Efrosini "Froso" Stefanidis
December 7, 1930 - August 21, 2013
Efrosini “Froso” Stefanidis, 82, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 21, 2013 surrounded by her dear family at home. She had bravely confronted and fought Alzheimer’s Disease for ten years. Efrosini was born on December 7, 1930 in Ptolemaida, Greece. She married her beloved husband, Dimitrios “Mimi”, in 1950 in Greece and together they had one son. They later moved to the United States of America in 1967 to be closer to their son and proudly became American citizens and permanent residents of Norwalk, Connecticut.
Efrosini worked hard as a sewing machine operator until she retired. She was an amazing provider and spared no expense when it came to her family. She was also a dear mother who exemplified gentle kindness, charity and sincere gratitude. She had a forgiving heart and selfless nature, and valued her family above any worldly pursuits. Her biggest pride was her grandchildren and her love for them could not be measured. Efrosini also loved to dance, sing, knit, cook and socialize with her friends. She was always eager to celebrate any occasion and was a special lady; loving and ever ready to greet you with a beautiful smile. Despite her physical challenges and limitations as a result of Alzherimer’s, Efrosini persevered and thrived with an engaging zest for life.
Efrosini was also a devout member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church and often sang in the Church choir. She also loved to read the Bible on a daily basis and listened to Gregorian chants in her spare time.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dimitrios “Mimi” Stefanidis and is survived by her son, Vasilios Stefanidis and his wife, Yvonne Stefanidis of Norwalk and her two grandchildren, Efrosini “Effie” Stefanidis and Dimitrios “Aki” Stefandis also of Norwalk.
Friends may call on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 238 West Rocks Road, Norwalk. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.
The family would like to personally thank “Michena” and the entire staff at Utopia Home Care, as well as, Efrosini’s doctor, Arthur Heliotis, for their help and assistance over the years. We are truly grateful for their special care, hard work and compassion.