Penelope P. (Katsoulomitis) Zaharopoulos, also known to family and friends as “Popi,” age 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 7 at Lafayette assisted living facility in Marblehead after a brief illness. She was the cherished and devoted wife of the late Andreas P. Zaharopoulos, with whom she shared more than 40 years of wonderful marriage.
She was the loving and devoted mother of Panagiota “Pamela” Laliberte and her husband LeRoy Laliberte of Lynn.
Born and educated in Megali Vrisi, Laconia, Greece, she was the daughter of the late Panagiotis and wife Georgia (Vrazanis) of Megali Vrisi, Laconia, Greece. She immigrated to the United States with her daughter and husband in 1966, and became lifelong residents of Lynn.
A devout Greek Orthodox Christian, she drew her strength from her faith which played an important part in her life. She was soft-hearted, and was known for her cheerful disposition, her generosity, kindness, compassion and her wonderful sense of humor. Along with her beloved late husband Andres, they loved nature, animals, enjoyed gardening, and lived a long, happy and blessed life with their wonderful friends and family.
In addition to her daughter Pamela and son-in-law LeRoy, she is survived by her sister, Constantina Delalis of Sparta, Greece, and many nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, great-grand-nephews and great-grand-nieces in Greece, the United States, and Canada, who she loved and adored as her own grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Demetrios Katsoulomitis of Lynn.
Service information: Her funeral will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 S. Common St., Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be in the church on Friday from 8:30-9:30 a.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 S. Common St., Lynn, MA 01902. Arrangements by the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, Lynn. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.