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Evangelia “Eva” (Kaloidis) Sfinarolakis, 65, of Woodbury, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2023. A devoted and loving mother, sister and aunt, she is predeceased by her husband Eftihios “Steve” Sfinarolakis.
Eva was born in Vasilakion (Tarapsa), Greece in 1958, the daughter of Vasilios and Eleni (Nikolakakou) Kaloidis. She Immigrated to Woodbury, Connecticut where she married the love of her life Eftihios. Together, they ran a successful restaurant, Constantines, in Woodbury where Eva was truly beloved by all her loyal customers. To them, she was like family.
Eva held many roles in her life, a mother, aunt, sister and local business owner. She will be remembered by everyone as a selfless, loving and compassionate woman. She held an active role in the Greek community and was a 31-year member and former president of the Daughters of Penelope Deucalion Chapter 199 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her two sons, Manolis and Vasilios Sfinarolakis, who she loved and cared for more than anything; her sisters, Matina Arahovitis and Ioanna (Babis) Iconomou of Greece; Sisters-in-law, Urania Kaloidis of Naugatuck, Demetra Kaloidis of Middlebury, and Anne Kaloidis of Woodbury. Nieces and Nephews, Vasilios Kaloidis of Naugatuck, Stavros and Vasilios Arahovitis of Sparti, Greece, Vasilios and Ioannis Kaloidis and their children of Middlebury; Vasilios Kaloidis and Maria Eleni Kaloidis of Woodbury, Chrysanthe and her husband Amer Taj of Newport, RI; her beloved pets Spitha, Mavrou and Asprou; and many lifelong family and friends. She is predeceased by her brothers George, Athanasios and Constantine Kaloidis and her niece Elaine Kaloidis.
A personal note from her sons:
Eva was a special soul in this world. Her kindness, sensitivity, and empathy for all living things I have not found in many other people. The amount of times I have been told by customers how special to them, my mother was, is countless. Anyone who knew Eva knows that when you spoke with her, she would listen. She would make you feel seen. And that you would feel safe and comforted by her embrace, be it a hug, a word, or a hot plate of food.
May the transition be seamless Mom, we love you more than we ever could have expressed in this life.
Calling hours will be Tuesday November 14, 2023 from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. with a Trisagion beginning at 6:30 P.M., at Munson Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main St. N., Southbury. A Funeral Mass will be Wednesday November 15, 2023 at 10:30 A.M., at Holy Trinity Church, 937 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury. Burial will be immediately following the service at New North Cemetery, Woodbury. leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com