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Memory Eternal – Hloy  Demetriades

September 15, 2022

WEST YARMOUTH – Hloy (Tsoumas) Demetriades of West Yarmouth, MA and Naples, FL, formerly of Watertown and Belmont, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2022 at age 87. Hloy was a Loving mother of Deborah Demetriades Marini and husband Robert of Naples, FL, Theodore Demetriades and wife Deborah of Scituate, MA, Peter Demetriades and fiancée Nicole McKay of Sagamore Beach, MA, cherished grandmother of Thalia Marini and partner Jen Depolito, Ianthe Marini, Alexis Demetriades Spooner and husband Ian, Alece Demetriades, Thomas Demetriades and Danielle Demetriades with their mother Lisa (Marney) Demetriades, and loving great grandmother of George Theodore Spooner. Hloy is also survived by her dear sister-in-law Stephanie Tsoumas Brackett, her beloved nieces Litsa, Kim, Andrea, Gigi, and cousins in both the United States and Greece.

She is predeceased by her treasured husband of 69 years, Orestes Theodore Demetriades, her parents Petros and Aglaia Tsoumas, and her siblings George Tsoumas and Eva Costopoulos and husband Chris.

She was the consummate behind-the-scenes administrator and operating partner for her husband Orestes in his professional life as the voice of the Grecian Echoes radio program and his numerous business ventures.

Hloy delighted in simple pleasures including reading, her Greek music and dance, playing her piano and singing favorite hymns, travel, and spending time with close friends. She was greatly loved by all who knew her and will be missed for her selflessness, generosity, passion for life, distinctive voice, easy and unfettered laughter, and uninhibited sense of humor. Nothing pleased her more than making others laugh.

Her funeral was held on Friday, September 9, 2022, at the Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, the Hellenic Home for the Aged (Canton, MA), or the Hellenic Cardiac Fund (Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA.

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