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Tessie Geomelos

Obituary of Tessie Rose Geomelos

In loving memory of Tessie Rose (Orgettas) Geomelos 78, of Peabody who passed away on June 5, 2020 at Beverly Hospital due to complications from a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter L. Geomelos. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Rena (Vounessea) Orgettas. She was raised and educated in Danvers until she moved to Peabody where she remained. Tessie was a graduate of Fazio Cosmetology School in Lawrence, MA. Following her graduation, Tessie co-owned and operated Sisters Beauty Salon in Peabody with her sister Ruth Ambeliotis. The family’s business, Travel Leather Co. Inc. in Peabody MA, is a successful multi-generational legacy to the family and to the community. Tessie was proud to be a shareholder and to have contributed to the success of the business. In addition to her artistic ability as a hair stylist, she had a talent for painting in all kinds of media. Tessie enjoyed traveling, especially to Cape Cod and Florida. She loved shopping and finding treasures at flea markets. She also had a beautiful singing voice. Tessie’s greatest love was always her family and she enjoyed sharing her talent of fine cooking and baking with her children and grandchildren. You would often see her grandchildren laughing along with their Yiayia as she reminisced many funny stories that she loved to share with them. Tessie’s bubbly personality, infectious smile and hearty laugh attracted the attention of everyone in her presence. She was the life of the party and always saw the lighter and brighter sides of things and had a keen sense of humor. She was known for her kindness, love, and generosity. Tessie is survived by her four children and their spouses, Clare and Peter Coco of Palm Beach, FL, Michael and Catherine Geomelos of Peabody, Leonard and Rose Geomelos of Danvers and Rena and Christos Xerras of Peabody, her brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Ann Orgettas of Swampscott, her sister, Loretta Orgettas of Peabody and her brothers-in-law Charles Papuchis of Peabody, and Matthew Ambeliotis of Florida. She is also survived by her beloved six grandchildren, Thomas and Peter Xerras, Janet and Deana Geomelos and Sophia and Peter Geomelos and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Effie Orgettas, and Ruth Ambeliotis and by her two beloved granddaughters, Tessa Geomelos and Alexandra Coco. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church General Fund 5 Paleologos Street, Peabody, MA 01960 or National Kidney Foundation:
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Visiting Hours

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, June 12, 2020
St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church
7 Paleologos Street
Peabody, Massachusetts, United States