Anastasia Kokkinou, loving wife of Michael Kokkinos, passed away Sept 10, 2021 at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL at the age of 77 surrounded by family who loved her dearly. She is preceded in death by her brother, Theodore Tomaras and sister in law Roselyn Tomaras. She is survived by Daughters Maria Sfakiotis (Kostas), Effie Elliott (Phillip) and Son Perry Kokkinos (Jen Adamski). Brother, Nick Tomaras (Marty), Sister, Litsa Galanis (Niko) and sister in law, Evelyn Tomaras. Nephews, Athanasios Tomaras (Stavria), William Penick (Jenn), Niko Tomaras (Miranda Leep), Helios Galanis (Ioanna), Ouranos Galanis, and Anthony Tomaras (Marta). Nieces, Tammy Loper (Samuel), Effie Bryant (Aaron) and Christina Tomaras. Grandchildren Nikos Sfakiotis, Katerina Goodwin (Michael), Anastasia Sfakiotis, Anastasia Mitroff (Blake), Alexys Kokkinos, Shane Elliott, Michael Kokkinos, and Aidan Kokkinos. Great Grandchildren Matthew Goodwin, Kassandra Goodwin and Grayson Mitroff.
Anastasia was blessed with the strength from her Greek Village mountain roots and that was admired by those who knew her well. She was a very loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend. She was born in Agios Petros, Greece, June 17, 1944. She came to the United States with her husband, Michael, in 1971 where they settled in Elmwood Park, IL to begin a new life with their children, Mary, Effie and Perry.
Anastasia loved her family with unlimited capacity. She loved to garden, travel, had a passion for viewing homes and properities as a hobby, and would love to go on roadtrip adventures. She always put her family first and was always available to provide them a listening and supportive ear, followed by smiles, hugs and kisses. She was resilient beyond measure and taught her family members to never give up. She was a hero to her children and grandchildren and many family that recognized her as the Matriarch. Her legacy will live on through those who loved her.
Thank you to the Kouretsos family for the tremendous love & support you’ve provided our family through the years & through this process.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S Old Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. The funeral Mass will be held the following day, Monday, September 13, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 525 Church Rd, Elgin, IL 60123. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove.
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