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Obituary: Katherine Xenos, Helped Found St. Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church of Arlington

Xenos and her husbanded founded Napa Auto Parts-Arlington as well.

Katherine Xenos. Credit: DeVito Funeral Home
Katherine Xenos. Credit: DeVito Funeral Home
The following is from DeVito Funeral Home.

Katherine (Perivolaris) Xenos, 87, of Arlington, beloved wife for 59 years of the late Daniel A. Xenos, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading after a brief illness.

Daughter of the late Nicholas and Konstantina (Lambrukos) Perivolaris, Katherine was born in Boston on July 4, 1926. She graduated from Somerville High School in 1944 and from Boston University, Class of 1948, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. Following their 1949 marriage, Kay and Danny made their home in Arlington.

Katherine spent many years as a substitute teacher in the Somerville and Arlington school systems, taught English as a Second Language in Somerville, was a secretary for Colonial Adjustment Company and, in later years, ran the office for the Napa Auto Parts-Arlington business, which she founded together with her husband in 1976. Katherine and Daniel were among the founders of St. Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church of Arlington in 1964 and, in 1993, were awarded The Diocese Award for outstanding service by the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Boston.

Survivors include her five children, Thomas D. and his companion Sheila Sullivan, Nicholas G. and his wife Carol, Charles J. and his companion Lisa Sacco, Peter M., and Mary Marrocco and her husband Perry. Grandchildren include Thomas Jr.; Daniel; Michael, Kristina and Vincent; Heather; Nichola; and Perry Jr., Micah and Nico. Great-grandchildren include Rennee, Daniel and Audey; Jared and Bella; and Angelina, Arianna and Brooke. She is also survived by her sister, Jean Cicalis; sister-in-law, Demetra Patras and her husband Charles; and many relatives here and in Greece.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church, 4 Appleton St., Arlington. Please go directly to church. Visitation at the DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., Arlington, on Thursday, May 8, from 5-8 p.m. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the above church or to Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01990.

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