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Zafiria (Kapeleris) Scangas

October 06, 1936 - September 04, 2021

Zafiria (Kapeleris) Scangas

October 06, 1936 - September 04, 2021


Obituary For Zafiria (Kapeleris) Scangas

Lynn - Zafiria Scangas, age 84, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 4th. She was the wife of the late George Scangas, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage prior to his passing in May 2020. Born and raised in St. John, Monemvasia, Greece, she was the daughter of the late George and Kiriakoula Kapeleris.

In pursuit of a better life, Zafiria and her husband came to the United States with their three sons in 1969, sponsored by cousins Paul, Angelo, and James Scangas. Zafiria had a very strong work ethic, working for many years at various local leather factories and eventually retiring in 2002 from American Silk Sutures, Inc in Lynn, MA. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn but often visited St. Vasilios Orthodox Church in Peabody where her sons are members. Zafiria’s pride and joy was her family and she spent lots of time cooking, hosting and cherishing their company. She also enjoyed gardening and visiting her beloved village home in Greece. Zafiria always talked of how happy and proud she was of her entire family, especially her 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She greeted everyone with a smile and was loved by whomever she met.

She is survived by her sons, Angelo Scangas and his wife Stephanie, Nick Scangas and his wife Angela, and Arthur Scangas and his wife Pamela; her grandchildren, George and wife Michelle, Kristina, Philip, James, Nicholas and his wife Roslyn, Christopher, Chris, Elias, Steven, and Andrew; as well as her great-grandchildren, William, Owen and Thomas. She is also survived by her brother, Nick Kapeleris and his wife Dena, her sister Angeliki Kokozos and her husband John, her sister-in-law Angela Kapeleris, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers John and Peter Kapeleris.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 S. Common St, Lynn, Friday, September 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street., Lynn, MA 01902 or St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos Street, Peabody, MA 01960.

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  • We would like to offer our deepest sympathy for your loss. Wonderful memories of such a wonderful person and family. She is missed. God Bless your entire family, Bill & Kimberly

  • To Angelo, Nick, and Arthur and their entire families my deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. May all the wonderful memories of her life sustain you during this difficult period. May her memory be eternal.

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