11/01/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Agnes Handges Samos

Agnes Handges Samos
(09 Apr 1929 - 26 Oct 2018)

Newport News High School Class of  @ February 1945

May her memory be eternal.

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news this Thursday.  Agnes Handges Samos, Class of @ February 1945, passed away in Newport News on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the age of 89.

   Sister of Mary Handges Georgalas and wife of John Samos of VA, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Effie Samos Economou.


From The Daily Press - 11/01/18:

                         Agnes Handges Samos
 
      NEWPORT NEWS - Agnes Handges Samos, 89, passed away on October 26, 2018.

Born in Newport News, on April 9, 1929, she was the daughter of Haralambos (Harry) Handges and Ourania (Virginia) Handges.

She attended Newport News schools and graduated from Newport News High School.

She was a homemaker all of her life and traveled with her family to various military assignments from 1949 - 1966. She also worked at the Warwick Restaurant during the years 1980 to 1986, the years she and her husband owned it.

Agnes is survived by her husband of 72 years, John Samos; son, Harry Samos; sister, Mary Georgalas and husband Jack; grandchildren, Lea and Jason Holbrook, Christi and Jason Byrd, and Michael and Melissa Samos; and great-grandchildren, Lauren and Sydney Holbrook, Austin and Camden Byrd, and Rylan, Caroline and Emmeline Samos; and many nieces and nephews.

 
 
 

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Effie Francis Economou.

Agnes loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and took care of them when their parents were occupied. She truly enjoyed spending time with them whenever possible including visiting Disney World five times with Lea, Jason, Lauren, and Sydney when they had a timeshare, taking the three grandchildren to Las Vegas during an AHEPA Convention, among many other special moments.

Agnes was an active member and worker at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. She sang in the choir and led the choir for several years. She served as church photographer and historian. When the new church was completed in 1982, she gathered information and displayed pictures of all parish counsels and priests since the church was started in 1949.

She was the founder of the local chapter of the Daughters of Penelope (DOP) where she was president the first two years. She also started the Greek Dance group at the DOP that danced at the festival and also at schools and other invitations on the Peninsula. She was also a dedicated festival and Bingo worker for many years. Every Easter, until she became ill, she ordered flowers and was in charge of decorating the Epitaphio, a religious icon at the church. Every August 15, she decorated the Icon of the Virgin Mary with flowers for the service.

She had a great love of photography and history and has left behind many memories through all her pictures and newspaper clippings that she saved.

Agnes will always be remembered for her long conversations and words of advice, but mostly for for her love and dedication to her family and her church.

A Trisagion Service and visitation will be held Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m. at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News, 23606.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 6, at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. George Chioros officiating. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church as a memorial. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement.

Published in Daily Press on November 01, 2018.
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November 01, 2018

Nouna,
You will truly be missed. I will miss your smile, hugs and kindness. I have so many wonderful memories of the times we shared.

Deme

~ Demetra Frink, Chesapeake, Virginia


November 01, 2018

I was in her home many times as a child with Lea, and have such fond memories of her. I am so sorry for the loss, and the entire family will be in my thoughts.

~ Rikki Piester Webb, Newport News, Virginia


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   Our deepest sympathies and prayers are extended to Mrs. Samos' family and friends.


   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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In You Rejoice
(O Tebi Radujetsja)

Liturgy of St. Basil - Tone 6

(English adaptation by Edward Sedor)


All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
the host of angels and all mankind.
O holy temple and spiritual paradise,
the glory of virgins,
from whom God was made flesh and became a little Child,
and is our God before all ages.

For He made You womb His throne,
and more spacious than the heavens.
All creation rejoices in You,
O You who are full of grace,
glory to You.


"In You Rejoice (O Tebi Radujetsja)" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.saintmichaels.info/music/ - 03/30/05

(Downloadable Sheet Music available at http://www.saintmichaels.info/music/pdfs/In-You-Rejoice.pdf - 03/30/05)

Icon of Christ courtesy of http://www.goarch.org/en/multimedia/audio/ 03/30/05

Icon of the Ascension of Christ courtesy of http://www.goarch.org/en/resources/clipart/ - 03/30/05

Byzantine Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/artmuseum/news/fall2000/interview.html - 03/30/05

Daughters of Penelope logo courtesy of http://www.daughtersofpenelope.org/ - 11/01/18

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