Marie Paulos

April 2, 1923 ~ September 2, 2020 (age 97)


Born in Iowa Falls,  Iowa to Greek immigrant parents, Marie had deep pride in her Greek heritage.  Marie grew up in Mason City, IA and  came to St Paul in 1954 after marrying fellow proud Greek-American, James G. Paulos. Marie was a member of St George Greek Orthodox Church for 65 years where she taught Greek language classes to the children,  made Greek pastries for bake sales, worked at the Festival of Nations and  served on committees to improve the parish. Fluent in Greek, Marie was a volunteer at the U of M/Children's Heartlink program in the 1980's,  interpreting for children who traveled from Greece to MN for life saving heart surgery. Marie's claim to fame was holding the title of Miss Mason City, Iowa 1950. Marie was at her best when her kitchen table was full with family and she was serving them her delicious pastitsio. Marie was also an accomplished  piano player and  lived independently in her Roseville home until age 95. Preceded in death by her husband, James G. Paulos; parents, Nicholas Pergakis and Katina Levethitis Pergakis; stepfather, Constantine Pergakis; brothers, Peter Pergakis and Andrew Pergakis; brother- in- law, Peter Paulos; sisters-in-laws, Anne Paulos, Linda Paulos, and Helen Pergakis. She is survived by her children, George Paulos, Katherine "Tina" (Dino) Xykis, Nancy (John Fox) Herzog, and Marilyn (Christopher Marnell) Paulos. YiaYia to her grandchildren, Stefan Herzog, Maria Xykis and Elena Marnell. Also survived by Peter Herzog, nieces and nephews in Minnesota, and cousins in Greece. Thank you to the staff at Suite Living Roseville for their care of Marie for the past two years and the staff at St John's for their hospice care. Kali Neekhta YiaYia. May your memory be eternal. Private funeral.  Internment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: St George Greek Orthodox Church, St Paul.


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