Mary Karanikitas

Mary Karanikitas (nee Missailidis), 84, of Northvale, passed away on Tuesday,  January 1, 2019.  Though she lived in Northvale for many years, she took great pride in  saying she was raised in Brooklyn. Beloved wife of Konstantinos “Gus”. Loving mother of Sophia Karanikitas of Mount Laurel, NJ and Lukas Karanikitas and wife Kristine of Northvale. Cherished grandmother of Alexander and Lilly Anna. Adored sister of Stephen Missailidis and wife Fay and the late Cleopatra and Alexander. Dearest aunt of Frances and Anthony Ward-Smith, Michael and Kiki Missailidis and Despina and Nektarios Logakis as well as many other loving relatives here in the U.S. and Greece. Beloved honorary grandmother to Nicholas, Courtney and Gavin Cortright.

Mary was a brilliant student in her youth having graduated high school in just 3 years. She was a member of the Northvale Golden Age Club.  Most of all Mary will be remembered for her sweet and gentle nature. 

A Service will be held at Ss. Helen and Constantine Greek Orthodox Church, West Nyack, NY Friday at 12 noon with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY. Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers donations to “Mass General Hospital -Faustman Research.” Please include “Cure Diabetes Now Fund” in the memo line.

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