Tina Bouzios

Obituary of Tina C. Bouzios

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Tina Concetta Bouzios passed away in Palermo, NJ on February 21, 2022, at the age of 92. She was born in Iannadi, Rhodes, Greece on November 4, 1929, raised in Caserta, Italy and moved to the US in June 1946 as a war bride after her marriage on April 28, 1946 to Nicholas J. Bouzios who served in the Italian theater during World War II. She arrived in the US aboard the Liberty ship USS Thomas H. Barry at Ellis Island, NY on June 20, 1946. She lived in Chicago, IL, Pensacola, FL, and Palermo NJ over the years. Widowed at age 33, she worked tirelessly to raise her five children. She was employed at the Continental Bank of Illinois, retiring in 1991 after 20 years of service. She loved her job and spoke about it often. One of the things she enjoyed most was to invite her children to the bank for lunch and with great pride introduce them to her colleagues. Her religious faith and family both in Italy and the US were paramount during lifetime. Her legacy is that of a master teacher who taught her children and grandchildren the importance of family, how to love, what it feels like to be loved unconditionally, how to give selflessly and sacrifice for the benefit of others and the joy of cooking. What they learned from her is theirs to keep forever. She is survived by her children Bertha Pryor ((Robert), James Bouzios (Linda), Anthony Bouzios, Callie Neybert (David) and Tina Marie Imparato (Thomas); her grandchildren Pamela Blessing (Daniel), Erin Pavlica (Jon), Nick Bouzios (Angela), Alex Bouzios (Ashley), Lisa Cakovan (Djordje), Nicole Ihde (Chris), Lauren Black (Joel), Rhonda LaSane (Carlos III), and Rikki Thompson (Kareem); and fifteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her family in Italy including her brother Stefano Santonastaso (Lena) and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Nick, her dear mother and father Antonio and Calliope Santonastaso, brother Vincenzo Santonastaso (Rita) and sister Aspacia Gaglione (Nello). A private service will be held at the Saint Maximillian Colby Roman Catholic Church in Marmora, NJ on February 26, 2022, at 10AM. She will be interred at Evergreen Cemetery in Chicago, IL on March 3, 2022, at 1PM next to her beloved husband Nick with family members and close friends in attendance. The Godfrey Funeral Home in Palermo, NJ; and Blake - Lamb Funeral Home and Evergreen Cemetery in Chicago, IL are handling the arrangements.

Final Resting Place

Evergreen Cemetery
3421 West 53rd Street
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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