A. Margaret Caravakis

A. Margaret Caravakis 93, of Danbury, CT passed away peacefully on September 14, 2015. She was born on February 13, 1922 in Danbury, CT. She is the daughter of Iphigenia Gabriel and Themistocles Sarantides. She was married to the love of her life, Nicholas E. Caravakis in October 1946.

As a young girl, she graduated from Danbury High School and the Hefley School of Business in New York City. She proudly relocated many times with her husband Nicholas who was a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. They lived in Morocco, Germany, Italy, Hawaii, Virginia, Maryland, Florida and Connecticut.

Margaret worked many years at the Rogers Park Pharmacy in Danbury with her brother Edward Sarantides. She also worked various government and county positions including 20 years in social work services in Pinellas County Florida.

Margaret retired and returned to her hometown of Danbury in 1997. She kept herself busy with her family, granddaughters, and friends. She also worked part time at CVS.

Throughout her life, she had various hobbies including painting and volunteer work.

Margaret was an active member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church and its Philoptochos Ladies Society. Her home was always open to family and friends where she loved to entertain and cook Greek and other specialty foods.

In her later years, she spent most of the time with her granddaughters attending their extracurricular activities.

Besides her husband and parents, Margaret was predeceased by her brother Edward Sarantides and his wife Penny of Arizona.

Margaret is survived by her devoted children, Michael and Marlene Caravakis of Danbury and Veron and Lisa Caravakis of Tarpon Springs, Florida.

She was Yia Yia, (Grandmother in Greek), to her beloved granddaughters, Alyssa and Adriana Caravakis of Danbury and Amanda Dorreman of Tarpon Springs. She also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Additionally, she leaves behind her sister in law, Calliopi Caravakis as well as her brothers in law George and Michael Caravakis of New York.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church; 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury. Interment will follow in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.

Friends will be received at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church on Thursday from 9:30 AM until the time of the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation: 30 East 33rd Street; New York, NY 10016 or online at www.kidney.org or Assumption Greek Orthodox Church; 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06810.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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