Christine (Tina) Poulos passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on September 25, 2022. She was born on April 18, 1928 in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts to Demetra and Constantine Mirageas. Her father passed away while Christine was young and she and her brother were raised by her mother and stepfather, John Athanas.
After graduating from Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School, she worked as a medical secretary. Christine was a volunteer catechist at the Annunciation Orthodox Cathedral in Boston where she met and fell in love with a young seminary student, George Poulos, and later married him in 1948 before he was ordained a Greek Orthodox priest. The couple became close with the priest of the Boston Cathedral, who later became Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America, and the three went on to share a lifelong friendship and dedication to the Church.
Fr. George and Christine spent eight happy years in Norwich, their first parish. In 1956, Father George was assigned to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Archangels in Stamford, Connecticut, and Christine played an integral role as Presbytera and an active member of the Philoptochos Society, contributing to the development and growth of the community.
Christine was a dedicated wife, devoted mother, and extraordinary homemaker. She was truly a gourmet cook and enjoyed entertaining her family and guests. Christine always shared her love of Greek culture, was an expert in Greek traditions and especially enjoyed family birthday celebrations. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased earlier in February 2022 by her husband of over 74 years, Rev. George Poulos, and her brother George Mirageas.
Christine is survived by her loving children, Peter Poulos and his wife, Argery, of Stamford; Dean Poulos and his wife, Dorie, of Stamford; John Poulos of Liverpool, New York; Michael Poulos and his wife, Pamela, of Stamford; and Paul Poulos and his wife, Georgia, of Stamford. She is also survived by her six cherished grandchildren, Cristina (husband Benjamin), Mary (husband John), George (fiancée Jenna), Dean (wife Potoula), Matthew, Peter, and her great grandchild, Peter Benjamin, sister-in-law Patricia Mirageas of Boston, many nephews and cousins.
The Poulos family would like to thank Father Harry Pappas and Father Evan Evangelidis for their caring support and prayers.
Public visitation will be held at Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, 1527 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06905 on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 5:00 PM. to 8:00 PM, with a Trisagion Service to be held at 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Church on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM. A funeral procession will follow the service to Woodland Cemetery, 66 Woodland Place, Stamford, CT and a Makaria catered luncheon, in memory of Christine, will follow the interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Christine’s memory to the Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, the Father George Poulos Ionian Village Scholarship Fund (c/o Archangels Church), or Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905.