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Nicoletta "Anita" Gargas

August 30, 1935 - November 21, 2021


Obituary For Nicoletta "Anita" Gargas

Acton – Nicoletta “Anita” (Kouvaras) Gargas 86, beloved wife of Stephen Gargas, died Sunday, November 21, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late James and Irene (Gaitis) Kouvaras. She was raised in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1954 and continued her education at Burdett College. On July 10, 1960 she married her husband, Stephen. They met at a church picnic and sang in the St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church Choir together.Mrs. Gargas had been employed as an assistant career counselor for many years at the Wellesley College. Prior to that she had worked at Sentry Insurance in Concord, MA, a library assistant at the Pierson library in Shelburne, VT, a secretary at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody and at Metal Hydrides in Beverly.A resident of Acton, MA since 1979, prior to that she had resided in South Burlington, VT for two years and Peabody, MA for forty-two years. Anita enjoyed spending time with her family at home as well as hosting various gathering with close friends. She enjoyed cooking Greek food, adoring her grandchildren, listening to music, planting flowers in her rock gardens and vacationing, especially spending time at their second residence on Cape Cod in West Yarmouth. She was very devoted to her faith and was very active in the church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.In addition to her husband with whom she shared sixty-one years of marriage, she is survived by her three sons, James Gargas and his wife, Kathy, Anthony Gargas and his wife, Kristin and Christopher Gargas, six grandchildren, Diana, Jennifer, Stephen, Kaitlyn, Jacqueline and Teddy, her older sister, Margaret Geckos of Potomac, MD, her sisters-in-law, Cynthia Gargas of Danvers, Aspacia Cassidy and Patricia Gargas both of Peabody and many nieces, nephews and friends. ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held at the St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, PO Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306.

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  • 11/28/2021

    My deepest condolences for My Uncle Steve, cousins Jimmy, Anthony, and Chris at this difficult time. May my Aunt Anita Rest in Peace in Gods Love. She was one of my favorite Aunts. Sending my love~ Ellen Gargas

  • 11/27/2021

    Thinking if you and your family and how very proud Anita was of all of you. A truly dear woman who was kind and generous and always had time for her coworkers and especially the students at Wellesley College. Sending our deepest condolences. With fond memories and great affection. Sue and Roger Regnier

  • 11/23/2021

    There are no words to lift the weights in your hearts, but close your eyes, feel with your heart and in your soul, this is where she is always. With you all and all that had a chance to meet her and love her. Gods Blessings, rest in peace Aunt Anita. We love you.

  • 11/23/2021

    I worked with Anita at Wellesley College. We shared lunch together everyday. Anita was so proud of her family and how much she enjoyed preparing Greek dishes during the holidays. Maintaining her tradition was very important. She was a true friend and will remain dear to my heart forever. My deepest sympathy, Bernice and William Tita

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