Obituary of MARY STATHAKIS GINAKES
Mary Stathakis Ginakes
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Mary Stathakis Ginakes on Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 after a brief illness at the age of 92.
Mary is survived by her loving sister Catherine Stathakis and her many nieces, nephews and countless friends in Canada and United States. Mary was predeceased by her husband Demos A. Ginakes, and parents Sam and Matina Stathakis.
Born May 19, 1931 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and raised in Kingston Luzerne, Pennsylvania Mary attended College & continued onto New York after graduation to pursue her love of the Arts. Mary worked for New York in America Magazine and was then hired by Mr. Ault to work at the Lee Ault & Company, a gallery on Madison Ave.
Mary met and married Demos A. Ginakes in 1976 and moved to Winnipeg to begin a new chapter of her life pursuing her love of the arts and fashion. Working for Thomas Gallery, Holt Renfrew – Jaeger and Maud Chapman where Mary made many lifelong friends. Mary was fondly referred to as “Miss New York” and known for her love of fashion and shopping, her exquisite taste in clothing and being impeccably dressed at all times. Her vibrant laugh and inquisitive nature was loved by everyone she met. Mary was proud of her Greek heritage and faith, love of dance and being American. Mary enjoyed her annual trips with her family to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and was passionate about her trips to Marco Island, Fl. with her beloved husband Demos.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2255 Grant Ave.
Interment will be held in Fargo, North Dakota, May 2024
In lieu of flowers donations may be made “In memory of Mary S Ginakes” to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. 2255 Grant Ave, Wpg, Man.
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