Katherine Kazakis

  • Born: July 6, 1927
  • Died: December 27, 2020
  • Location: Falls Church, Virginia

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Katherine Alexiou Kazakis, 93 passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the assisted living facility in Falls Church, VA where she had lived for many years before succumbing to complications from COVID.

Katherine was born in Manchester, the daughter of George and Mary Alexiou and one of six children. She was predeceased by her father and mother, George and Mary Alexiou as well as her brother, Arthur Alexiou and sister Beatrice Varkas. Katherine loved to play the piano and was an excellent pianist. She loved music. Family and friends were important to her and holidays were a great time to gather with everyone. Easter time and Christmas were big gatherings. Summers were spent in Rye at the Cablehouse with family. Many will remember the family reunions during the summers in Rye where we would celebrate all of the Greek traditions, including Greek dancing and feasting on lamb and spanakopita.

She is survived by her sister, Sophie Toher, 99; brother, Nicholas Alexiou, 94 and brother, James Alexiou, 88 along with her daughters, Alexandra and Stephanie Kazakis and her 3 granddaughters, Elise Taylor and Kathryn and Kristina Anwyll as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester, is in charge of arrangements. To view an Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit www.phaneuf.net.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My sympathies to Sandy and Stephanie for the loss of your mom, Kathryn, Kristina and Elise for the loss of your YiaYia, and the rest of the Alexiou family and friends. I met Katherine in 1979, when Sandy and I were heading to graduate school at UVA. She was a very smart woman, with a quick wit, a firm command of her life, a productive attitude and a twinkle in her eye. As a successful career woman a generation ahead of when more women started entering the work force, she was an inspiration to Sandy, me and so many other young women to pursue their dream careers. From the stories Sandy shared of growing up with her mom until her late 80s when she ran away from the nursing home with the new guy, Katherine kept her feisty spirit and twinkle in her eye throughout her life. The best tribute I can leave here is that Katherine reminded me of my mom in so many ways. She will be sorely missed. Leslie Bayliff

Posted by Leslie Bayliff - Westminster, CO - Friend   January 05, 2021

Aunt Kay was a great role model for us growing up. She was smart, determined, outspoken and independent. Always the life of the party or any event she attended. She will truly be missed. , Auntie Kay. Your niece, Lisa

Posted by Elizabeth Varkas - Manchester, NH - Family   January 05, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Christine Kazakis-Leclerc

Posted by A friend   January 04, 2021

many memories with my Aunt Kay. she will be missed

Posted by George Alexiou - Family   January 01, 2021

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