Mary P. Koukos

Mary Koukos Mary (Panasis) Koukos, 85, of Danbury and Delray Beach, FL, wife of the late John G. Koukos, passed away on Thursday morning, July 14, 2016 at Danbury Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Koukos was born in Danbury, August 4, 1930, a daughter of Charles and Ioanna (Vassilou) Panasis. She attended Danbury schools and graduated from Danbury High School with Class of 1948.

In early years, Mrs. Koukos was employed with Sperry Rail Service of Danbury as a cost accountant and upon her marriage became a homemaker and associated with her husband and his parents in the operation of the Original Texas Hot Weiner Restaurant which later became known as JK’s, a well- known Danbury institution which Mrs. Koukos became its owner in later years.

Active in the life of her church, the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of Danbury, she was a past choir director, member and past president of the Ladies Philoptochos, a Daughter of Penelope and the annual Greek Festival.

She was also active with Saint Mark Greek Orthodox Church of Boca Raton, FL while wintering in Florida.

Mrs. Koukos is survived by two sons, George Koukos and his wife, Judy of Bethel and Peter Koukos and his wife, Lisa of Danbury; a sister, Evelyn Panasis of Danbury; five grandchildren, John Koukos and his wife, Amanda, Kristen M. Koukos, Alexis M. Koukos, Ashley Talarico-Welp and her husband, Rockie and Alyssa Talarico; a niece, Karen Panasis Lindstrum; a nephew, Charles Panasis and Godchildren. She also leaves an extended family and friends in Florida.

Mary was a woman of pure elegance who lived her life completely dedicated to her faith in God, family and friends. She will be sorely missed.

The Rite of Burial will take place on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury with Father Nikolas Karloutsos officiating.

Interment will take place in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends in the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church would be appreciated.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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