- 93 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 5, 1921
- Date of passing: Apr 20, 2014
Presvytera Angela Berris (1921 – 2014)
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and Presvytera, Angela Berris fell asleep in the Lord on the morning of the Holy Resurrection, April 20.
Presvytera Angela was born in Clinton, Massachusetts in 1921, one of six siblings. She married the Reverend John George Berris in 1944, and together they raised their five children, George Berris, Maria Berris, Elaine (George) Spanos, Joanne (Milton) Pagonis, and Anna (Daniel) Gomez. She was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, the Reverend John Berris; her son, George Berris; and her great-grandson Salvatore Russo.
A Trisagion (wake) will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis Street, San Jose, California. The funeral is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 24 at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Presvytera’s Angela’s name to the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund (986 Chapman St., San Jose, CA 95126).
May her Memory be Eternal
"Yia Yia, you are missed today, as you are forever missed. Thinking of you on your 94th birthday. How blessed we were to have you for 93 years! I think of you often, especially in my moments of mothering and I call upon your strength and love. I also tell stories of you to my children and we look at your pictures, marveling at "Yiayia Yiayia". Thank you for bringing such joy, light, and love to our lives. Your memory is eternal! S'agapo para poli!"
"Your mom was always smiling and brought light and happiness to everyone's life she touched. May her memory be eternal!
I love you & you are all in my prayers.
Cousin Stephanie & Joey"
"I go back to Jacksonville with Father Berris and Presvytera Angela. Our families were very close. I have so many fond memories of those days. Over the years, they have been an inspiration to me and my continued practice of the Orthodox faith."
"I remember your mom Presvytera Angela and dad Fr. John Berris very well as a young girl and I have very fond memories of both of them.
My thoughts and prayers go to all of you and your families. May Her Memory Be Eternal!
Salt Lake City, Utah"
"My family and I are deeply saddened to hear of Presvytera Angela's passing. Please accept our wholehearted sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and family during this difficult time."
"Presvytera Angela, you guided me, you inspired me, and taught me by example. Fr. Paul and I take great pride that we were blessed to serve our Lord's Church in San Jose under our beloved Fr. John's pastorship. You taught me, by your example, how to stand next to my husband with pride, dignity, and respect. You embraced me as your own daughter and looked at my children as your very own grandchildren. THANK YOU. My sweet presvytera, rest in peace, and Kalo Paradiso. Until we meet again... I will hold you forever in my heart... ETERNAL MEMORY!"
"I was so sad to hear of Presvytera Angela's Passing .She was such a sweet Lady I remember her from a little girl as well as Father John Berris
I want to offer my sincere condolences from me and my family .May she rest in peace and may her memory be eternal."
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