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Celebrating the life of
Frances (Fotini) Catsis
March 21, 1927 - November 29, 2015
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 12:30pm - Thursday, December 03, 2015
  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
  • 3511 Yoakum Blvd. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77006

  • 713-526-5377
  • Funeral Service
  • 1:30pm - Thursday, December 03, 2015
  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
  • 3511 Yoakum Blvd. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77006

  • 713-526-5377

Frances (Fotini) Catsis, born on March 21, 1927, in Karpenisi, Greece, in the little village of Karitsa, to Vasiliki and Dionysios Papaxoinis, passed away at the age of 88 after a short illness, on Sunday November 29, 2015. A devoted wife, sister and aunt, she is survived by her beloved husband James Catsis (Katsigianis) of 63 years of marriage, her brother Pete Pappas, and several nephews and nieces. Fotini is preceded in death by her brothers John Pappas, and George Papaxoinis. She was a loving wife, sister, aunt, parishioner and volunteer, and a friend to many. In 1953, in North Carolina, Fotini married her neighbor, classmate and childhood friend Jimmy, who she grew up with in Karitsa. Although married for 63 years, Fotini and Jimmy have known each other from childhood for over 85 years. When her mother was so brutally murdered by the Greek junta in 1946, Fotini went to stay with the Catsis family in Karitsa, and later came to the United States. She volunteered at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral for many years serving her community. With humility and reverence she made the Prosphoro (holy bread) for the church services throughout the week. With great pride, Fotini wore a 25-year service pin from the Emergency Aid Coalition for preparing food for Houston’s homeless. She is also a 50-year member of the Daughters of Penelope, and held the Office of Marshall for 18 years for Achaia Chapter 54, recognized for three of those years with a certificate of best Marshall of the Year. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from half-past twelve o’clock until half-past one o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Boulevard in Houston. The funeral service will be at half-past one o’clock on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Burial for our beloved sister Fotini will follow the funeral service, at Forest Park Lawndale cemetery, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, Texas.

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