Phyllis E. Kappotis

Died: 2015-06-13
Resided in: Beverly, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2015-06-21 5-8pm
Service type: Service
Service date: 2015-06-22 10am
Service location: St. Vasilios Church
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2015-06-22
Cemetery: Harmony Grove, Salem, MA

Phyllis Kappotis, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Saint Vasilios parishioner, passes away at 85

Phyllis Ethel (Sawyer) Kappotis was born on June 30, 1929 and was raised in the farmlands of West Peabody. On Saturday morning, June 13, she passed away in peace at her Beverly home, just shy of her 86th birthday, with family by her side.

Mrs. Kappotis is survived by her sons, Charles Kappotis of Beverly, John (wife Gail) Kappotis of Naples, Florida, and Ernie (wife Ann) Kappotis of Peabody, and by her daughter, Christine (husband Joseph) Soucy of Nashua, New Hampshire. Phyllis was married to her beloved husband, George (who passed away in 2009) for 59 years.

Phyllis is also remembered by her brother Curtis (wife Mabel) Sawyer of Bridgewater and sisters, Carol Bandville of New Hampshire and Janice Sicott of Beverly. She was predeceased by her brother, George Sawyer.

Mrs. Kappotis was also very close with her sisters-in-law, Angie Eftim and Mildred Baltoumas of Peabody, and her brothers-in-law, Peter Kappotis of Peabody and Ernie (wife Susan) Kappotis of Florida. Phyllis, Angie and Mildred (“Millie”) are affectionately known by their family as “The Golden Girls”.

Phyllis was also very proud of her 10 grandchildren: Stephen Kappotis of Beverly, Melissa Kappotis of Watertown, Jennifer (husband Daniel) Mancini of Beverly, Jayson Soucy of New Mexico, Amie (husband Michael) Adams of Walpole, , Jeramy Soucy of New Hampshire, Ernie (wife Jennifer) Kappotis of Peabody, Eric (wife Amy) Kappotis of Westford, Dante Kappotis (girlfriend Kristen) of Peabody, and Genestra Kappotis of Naples, Florida.

Mrs. Kappotis was also blessed with 6 great-grandchildren, and is survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends. Phyllis loved bowling and movie-going with her friends, Dotty, Evy, and Beverly, and she enjoyed her trips to Old Orchard Beach with her sister-in-law, Angie and to Cape Cod with Dotty.

Mrs. Kappotis worked at the old Jordan Marsh at the NorthShore Mall for 36 years, in customer service and gift wrap, where she made several friends. She raised her 4 children in Peabody, before moving to Beverly with her husband, George.

Phyllis and George enjoyed square-dancing and traveling with their friends. Two of their favorite trips were to Greece and Hawaii.

Phyllis Kappotis will be missed by her family and friends. Visiting hours will be Sunday, June 21 at Mackey Funeral Home in Middleton from 5-8 p.m. The funeral will be held at Saint Vasilios Church on Monday, June 22 at 10:00 am, followed by her burial at Harmony Grove Cemetery on the Peabody/Salem line. Family and friends are warmly invited to both.

Online condolences below:

Charlie sorry for the loss of your Mother Phyllis a very classy and nice lady.
Very sorry for your loss Christine. Praying for you and all your family.
Christine and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You know you will all be in my thoughts and Prayers at this very difficult time. Your Mom sounded like she had a wonderful life. Hugs and Prayers sent to you and your family. Love, Louise
Charlie, John, Christina and Ernie So sorry for your Loss your Mom was a wonderful Lady Love The Bonfiglio and Turner Family.
Ernie, Charlie and John, So sorry to read the news about Mom. I can still hear that voice telling us to turn the music down. Lots of memories from the old days. Thinking of you all, John Resse
We are so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful woman. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The foursome is back square dancing again. (George, Phyllis, Arthur and Bertha) Much love, Rosie, Mark and Family
Ernie and family; I am sorry for your loss, A mother death seems to be one of the hardest. I am sure she is in a better place. She had a long life and a great family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rich Pelletier
My deepest sympathy to the Kappotis family at this sad time. I know how much your mother meant to you in particular Charlie and my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. The passing of a parent is very difficult and you are surrounded by friends and family. Eva Veilleux
Dear Ernie and Ann, I am so sorry to hear the news about the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Mary Dodge
Sorry for your loss Charlie. I loved your mother very much.Thinking of you at this time.Much love
It's been a long time. All my thoughts and prayers go with you Charlie.Your mother was always nice to me.God bless you and your family.

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