Hrysanthi Demanelis

Obituary of Hrysanthi Demanelis

Hrysanthi "Christine" Demanelis, 85, of Morgantown, passed away Thursday, March 18th 2021, at Evergreen Assisted Living. Born in Sopiki, Albania on December 1, 1935, daughter of the late Hlias and Penelope Lavaris. In 1954, she immigrated to America where she became a lifelong member of The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church and 5+ years as a volunteer at the American Red Cross in Morgantown, WV. On August 20, 1955, she was married to Konstantinos "Gus" Demanelis and soon after was a proud homemaker and mother of two sons, Ernie and Tony Demanelis. Friends and family who knew Christine describe her as a gracious hostess, an active member of the Ladies' Auxiliary Board of her church, a loving wife, and excellent cook and baker (particularly her specialty, Greek pastries and deserts). She enjoyed traveling, going to the beach, ceramics, painting, and other forms of arts. She will be greatly missed by her community, friends, and most of all by her family. May her memory be eternal. Christine is survived by her son, Tony Demanelis; daughter-in-law, Anna Demanelis, granddaughter, Carolyn Stackhouse and husband, Zachary and great grandson, Tiernan Stackhouse; granddaughter, Kathryn Montjoy and husband, Doug; sister-in-law, Areti Demanelis, nieces, Elene Georgeopoulos and husband, Jimmy, and Marianthi Kati; nephew, George Demanelis, and one godson Van Fetanis and his daughter, Celina. She is also survived by numerous great nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Konstantinos "Gus" Demanelis; eldest son, Ernie Demanelis; brother, Dimitris, and sister, Androniki. The family wishes to thank staff, nurses, and aids at Evergreen Assisted Living on Collins Ferry Road, as well as, Lori and Emily at Morgantown Hospice for all their help caring for her in her last few days and years. Friends and family will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown on Friday, March 26th from 5-8 p.m. A Trisagion Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Father David Shaw to conclude the night's visitation. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27th at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 447 Spruce Street Morgantown, WV 26505. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Cemetery, Morgantown. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be made in Christine's behalf to The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 447 Spruce Street Morgantown, WV 26505. Send condolences online at hastingsfuneralhome.com
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Friday
26
March

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 26, 2021
Hastings Funeral Home
153 Spruce St.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Saturday
27
March

Mass

11:00 am
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
447 Spruce Street
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Saturday
27
March

Final Resting Place

1:00 pm
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Lawnwood Cemetery
Madigan Ave.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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