June 22, 1938 - October 5, 2017
Born in Greece
Resided in St. Clair Shores, MI
Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Dear mother of Francene Sciortino. Loving grandmother of Nickolas, Patrick, and Thomas. Chrerished aunt of Rene Garkinos and Christos Garkinos. Visitation Sunday 3-9 pm with Trisagion 7 pm at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Monday 9:30 am until time of funeral service 10 am at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores 48080. Memorial Contributions may be made to the church or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Stella Ferris (79) passed away suddenly on October 5, 2017. Born in 1938, in the northern region of Greece, she emigrated to the United States as a young girl and settled in Detroit. It was here that she met Tom--the love of her life. They were married in 1958 and enjoyed 48 beautiful years together before his untimely passing in 2006.
She was a devoted and loving mother to her only child, Francene (Ferris) Sciortino. Francene, and her then son-in-law, Nick, graced her with triplet grandsons. Nickolas, Tommy and Patrick were the light of her life. She devoted most of her time since their birth, but especially the last 11 years of her life without her husband, to spending as much time as she could with the boys and Francene. She is a cherished yiayia to the boys and will be sorely missed.
Preceeded in death by her husband (Thomas), and her siblings (Nicholas, James, Daphne and Christos). Cherished aunt of Rene and Christos Garkinos. Loved by many friends— Stella was often described by all of them as beautiful, kind and full of class. Above all she will be remembered by her radiating smile, which could light up any room she entered.
Stella’s favorite pastime was traveling, especially to her homes in Greece and Florida. She enjoyed golfing, volunteering her time at Beaumont Hospital, and spending time with her many friends and family.
She was laid to rest on October 9th at Cadillac Memorial Gardens, next to her beloved husband, Tom.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Road, St.Clair Shores, MI 48080 or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
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Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI United States 48236
St. Clair Shores, MI US 48080