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Bandis, Effie


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Effie (Kanoules) Bandis, 96, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Hellenic Nursing Home in Canton, Mass.  Born in Manchester, New Hampshire on January 10, 1920. Effie married Stephen Bandis in 1946 and relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, where she lived for the remainder of her years.  Effie was a lifetime member of the Greek Orthodox communities in Manchester, Boston, and Roslindale, MA.  She was an active member and past president of the Ladies of the Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) and spent years in tireless service to the church.  Her dedication was acknowledged with the Ministry Award, a Metropolis Award of Boston given “to recognize those individuals who serve their church communities unselfishly with their time and talents.” Effie was known for her marvelous cooking talents, which she showcased as a wonderful hostess to her many friends and family throughout the years.  She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen, her sister  Vi (Kanoules) Hatzigoga, her brother John Kanoules, her nephew Nicholas Bichekas and her stepson Theodore Bandis.  She is survived by her nieces Constance Beleos and her husband Vacilios of Columbia, South Carolina, Georgia Bichekas and her husband Colene, of Scottsdale, Arizona, Elaina Hatsis and her husband Frank of Kittery, Maine, Christina McClain of Albuquerque, New Mexico and her nephew Danny Bichekas and his wife Vicky of Scottsdale, Arizona.  She will be greatly missed; may her memory be eternal.

Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 pm on Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale, MA.  The Trisagion Service will be held at 6:30 pm.  The funeral service will be held at 10 am at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church, 39 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale, MA.  Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Boston.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Effie’s family would like to thank the staff of the Hellenic Nursing Home and Seasons Hospice for their thoughtful care of Effie.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Nectarios Church, 39 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale,MA or the Hellenic Nursing Home, 601 Sherman Street, Canton, MA.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ellen Katseroubas
    June 6th, 2016 | 8:42 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Effie’ s passing. Our mom, Alice Carabitses who passed away in August of 2015, was a long time friend going back to their early days beginning in Manchester, NH and continuing when they both married and moved to Jamaica Plain and Roslindale .
    We remember Effie’s parties at her home and visiting her on the holidays. My mom and I visited her at the nursing home, and Effie did recognize my mom. I think deep down she knew who my mom was, which was nice.
    May her memory be eternal.
    Ellen Katseroubas and family
    Jim Carabitses and family
    Alice Carabitses’s children and their families.

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