Elpiniki “Ellie” Mavredakis, 73, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on Friday evening, August 12. She was the beloved wife of Ioannis “John” Mavredakis.
Born in Rethymnon, Greece; she was the daughter of the late Evangelos, and the late Joanna Angelidakis. “Ellie,” as she was known to her family and friends, came to Woburn from Greece in 1968.
Ellie was an active and devoted member of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Woburn. She served on the board of the Ladies Philoptochos Society and Pancretan Association, and was considered the matriarch of the church. She was an integral part of the annual Greek festival and people would line up for her delicious Greek pastries. Ellie was a beloved Greek language teacher to many young students. She was very involved in the Altavesta PTA and was a volunteer at the school library.
She was an amazing baker, cook and needle pointer. Ellie had a joy for life and was a terrific Greek dancer. She and her husband, John, loved traveling to Greece. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband John; Ellie is survived by two daughters, Cathy McCue and her husband John of Hanover, and Joanna Munroe and her husband Karl of Billerica; and two sons, Ricky Mavredakis and John Mavredakis, both of Woburn. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Olivia, Isabella, and Elianna Munroe, and Connor and Ryan McCue; three sisters, Despina Angelidakis, Anna Dasklomarkakis, and Roula Staras; and many cousins, and nieces & nephews.
A funeral service will be held at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave, Woburn on Wednesday, August 17 at 11:00 am. An hour of visitation will be held at the church, prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 am. Burial will be at the Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn. Contributions in Ellie’s memory may be made to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801. Arrangements by the Graham Funeral Home, Woburn.