Ermioni Bastas

Ermioni (Erma) Bastas (nee Daniil) died on Friday, January 14, 2022 after her two-year battle with cancer.  Beloved wife of 48 beautiful years of Stamatios (Steve) Bastas.  Cherished mother of Konstantinos and his wife, Valia, and Eleni Tikkanen and her husband, Erik.  Beloved grandmother of Stephen and Emilia. 

Ermioni was known for her kindness, generosity, and endless giving.  Always warm and welcoming to others, she treated everyone she met with care, compassion and sincere interest.  Her heart was full of love for those around her. 

Born in a small village in Larissa, Greece, Ermioni emigrated to the United States in 1971.  She soon met her husband, Stamatios, and they were married in 1974.  Her focus was always on her family.  She worked tirelessly side-by-side with her husband to provide for their children and ensure they had everything that was never afforded to her.  She built a home, a successful business, and a legacy of love. 

Her proudest moments in life were becoming a grandparent.  She truly loved children and was the quintessential grandmother to all.  From soothing crying babies, to singing songs, and giving out lollipops, she always knew what to do in every situation.

She will be truly missed by all who had the chance to know her.  May her memory be eternal. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday morning at 10 AM at The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Tenafly with visiting beginning at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Basil Academy of Garrison, NY link to: or The Make A Wish Foundation.  link to:;jsessionid=00000000.app206a?fr_id=4017&pg=personal&px=6823212&NONCE_TOKEN=B21A591EEF426142FFE37434ED706E59#.YeWk2ljMLMJ


  1. Lauren Horowitz

    Rich and I are so sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady and she certainly will be missed.

  2. We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family has always felt like family to us. Much love.
    Kimara, Santiago & Jonathan

  3. Charoula Chinari

    Ο Θεός να την αναπαύσει και να δώσει δυναμη στην οικογενεια της σε αυτες τις δύσκολες στιγμες.

  4. Very sorry for your loss. I will miss Ermioni very much! May she rest in piece now that she is no longer suffering. You have my deepest condolences.

  5. Saftchick family

    We are so very sorry for your loss. She was
    A very special lady with a beautiful smile at all times.
    We will miss ss her so
    Denise , Doc, and Brandon Saftchick

  6. Vali Barsan with Radu she will truly be missed by me very much I loved her like my sister. She will always remind me of our good time and our wonderful talks that we had over the years , you will always be in my heart Vali

  7. Alexandra Matlin

    To my dearest friends,
    I’m heartbroken to learn the sad news about Erma. The love she had for her family and the way you all loved her back was absolutely beautiful and special. Everyone adored Erma – the nicest, kindest person. Warm, empathic and giving: even her delicious homemade Christmas cookies she’d save for us – the best. She was the best. My heart goes out to Steve, Dino, and Eleni. The grandchildren will miss the world’s best grandmother. All our love and hugs.
    Alexandra, Hillary, and Sammy.

  8. Dear Steve and family, we are so sadden at the passing of your lovely wife and mother. I used to see her almost everyday and talk with her and share life events together. I ll miss her. our deepest condolences. Leah and Edgar

  9. Mirgeta Xhaferri

    Erma was a mother figure to me. I will always miss you. You will forever be in my heart. Rest In Peace angel.

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