Stamatia “Stammy” Malatras, 96, of Manchester passed on July 4th, 2022, surrounded by her family.
Born in Manchester, NH on December 4, 1925, she was the daughter of Lazarus and Helen (Stoyanov) Kotekas. She was educated in Greece and emigrated to the United States at a young age.
She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They brought so much joy and happiness into her life.
Stammy was devoted to her church. She enjoyed working at Glendi and spending many days during the summer months preparing food with her friends leading up to the event. Stamatia was an avid church goer and enjoyed the time spent with her friends at the coffee hours following services.
Up until she was taken ill, she greatly enjoyed going for her daily morning walks in the neighborhood. She will be remembered as a kind and caring person who will be greatly missed by her friends, family, and anyone that knew her.
She loved her worldwide travels with her husband, day trips, gardening, her home and the New England Patriots.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years and the love of her life, John E. Malatras who passed away in 2006. She was also predeceased by siblings Meneleos Kotekas, Charles Kotekas, and Effie Kalaigides.
Family members include her children, Elizabeth Kitsis and husband George of Manchester, Emanuel Malatras wife Kathleen of Manchester, and Elaine Nader; her grandchildren, Katrina Kitsis and husband Ronnie Lucas of Long Island, NY, Christopher Malatras of Manchester, Cara Bak and husband Jameson of Brookline, NH, Martina Nader of Solvang, CA, William Nader of Jupiter, FL, John Kitsis of Brooklyn, NY, and Evan Nader of Jupiter, FL; great-grandchildren, Cadence Bak, Nicholas Lucas, Wolfgang Bak and Sofia Lucas; many nephews, nieces and cousins both locally and in Greece.
A visiting hour will be held on Friday, July 8th from 10 to 11 am in St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The funeral service will follow at 11 am. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the St. George Cathedral Building Fund, 650 Hanover St, Manchester, NH 03104.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting with arrangements. To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.