Anna J. Mamakos
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Newburyport, MA - Anna J. Mamakos, 89, of Newburyport, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on Monday, February 17, 2020, at the High Pointe House in Haverhill, Mass.
Anna was born and raised in Amesbury, Mass., daughter of the late Emanuel and Catherine (Chiknas) Janos. She was predeceased by her loving husband Peter E. Mamakos, who passed away on January 14, 2020. Anna and Peter were married for 62 years.
Anna was a proud member of the Amesbury High School, class of 1948. Upon graduation she attended hair dressing school. She was the owner and proprietor of the Modern Beauty Salon in downtown Amesbury, for over a decade. Anna sold her business to stay at home and raise her children, Cathy and Michael. When she returned to working outside of the home, Anna worked in the school cafeterias of the Amesbury School District, retiring as the manager of the Amesbury Middle School Café in 1992. In their retirement, Anna and her husband spent 15 winters in Florida traveling throughout the state to visit family and friends, as well as attend as many Greek Festivals as they could.
Throughout her life, Anna, along with her late husband, dedicated many years of service to The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Newburyport, Mass. Over the years Anna taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir, and was a long-standing member and past president of the Ladies Aid Society. What she will most be remembered for however, is her years of work with the church's annual Greek Food Festival. Her daughter's friends lovingly referred to her as the "Spanakopita Queen."
Anna loved the beach and instilled that love in her children. Most family vacations centered around beaches from Maine to Florida. She enjoyed a good game of bingo, especially with her friends at The Heritage House. She was always up for an overnight trip to Foxwoods.
In addition to her parents and husband, Anna was predeceased by her brothers Stratos "Charlie" and Louis Janos, as well as her beloved son Michael.
She is survived by her daughter Cathy and her fiancé Paul Johnson; daughter-in-law Kara (Stehlin) Mamakos; her loves, her grandchildren James and Elianna Mamakos; and her special cousin Maria (Harris) Kevgas and her husband John; along with their children and families. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be greatly missed by all, including the Smith/Cassavaugh family, her church family, and her Heritage House friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Newburyport on February 21, 2020, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please take a moment to remember Anna, her husband Peter, and their son Michael, and to celebrate life with your loved ones. Arrangements are by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury.
Published on February 19, 2020


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Joy Berube
Feb 22, 2020
Cathy I am so sorry. Too much loss in such a short time. Thinking of you XOXO
Patrice Drapeau
Feb 21, 2020
Loved Anna ❤️❤️ Prayers to her family 🙏
Lisa Burns
Feb 20, 2020
Oh Cathy I am so very sorry too much loss. I'll always remember your mom and dad so fondly in the old Amesbury neighborhood. Growing up together and remebering all the fun times we had as kids with you and Michael always brings a smile to my face. I am keeping you close in my heart and prayers .
Marybeth Hoehn
Feb 20, 2020
Dear Kathy,
So many losses in so short a time. I can still see your Mom at the Middle School cafeteria. She was always so good to everyone and was most generous to the kids who needed it most. She was loved and will be missed by many.
Joanna stamatiades
Feb 20, 2020
I will fondly remember Ann and family’s trips to Miami and their ready laughter.
Laureen Brown
Feb 20, 2020
Anna & Peter were great friends of my parents. They taught me what true friendship is. She also is the best at making stuffed grape leaves. So sorry Cathy that you've had so many losses in just a few months. Thinking of you sending you love & hugs.