PATRAS, Greece – Anna Maria Athanasatos passed away in the early hours of New Year’s Eve after a brave battle with cancer. She was 42.
The sister of our National Herald colleague Christodoulos Athanasatos was a teacher at the Ministry of Education-Greek Public Schools. In recent months, she was treated at the General Hospital of Patras Agios Andreas, however, the doctors were unable to save her, despite their superhuman efforts.
Christodoulos Athanasatos shared the sad news of the death of his sister on social media, writing: “My family and I are in the unpleasant position of announcing the loss of my sister. Anna Maria ‘left’ in the early hours of New Year’s Eve at the age of 42, struck by metastatic breast cancer, which she fought bravely for the last year and a half. A bright person, my good example, my advisor and supporter in difficult times. Thanks to Dr. Athena Christopoulou and the treating doctors of the Agios Andreas Hospital for the superhuman efforts they made all this time to keep her alive. Further details will be known. There are no goodbyes on our journey. I wish everyone health.”
The funeral service for Anna Maria was held on Monday, January 3, at the Holy Church of the Archangels in the First Cemetery of Patras.
TNH colleagues express our sincere condolences and wish courage and strength to Christodoulos Athanasatos and his entire family.
May Anna Maria’s memory be eternal.