Evonthia Karveli "Evon" Laskaris, 80, of Fanwood, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Visitation will take place at Gray Funeral Home, 318 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ on Sunday, July 30 from 4:00-7:00 pm. The funeral service will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield, NJ on Monday, July 31 at 11:00 followed by interment at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River, NJ. Please go to: www.grayfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences.
A devoted and beloved mother and grandmother, Evon was born in Kalamata, Greece and came to the United States when she was 18 years old. She settled in Brooklyn where she began her life long career as a seamstress in Manhattan's garment district. She met and married a fellow Greek, moved to the Bronx and started a family. Growing tired of city life, the Laskaris' relocated to Howell Township, NJ where Evon was thrilled to finally learn how to drive. She loved to dance, she loved math but most of all she loved her family. Although a grandmother to just two, she was everyone's Yia Yia.
Evon was predeceased by her husband Taxiarchis "Ted" Laskaris in 2005 and her son Van Laskaris in 2004. She is survived by her son Peter and his wife Elizabeth, their daughters Kaitlin and Noelle, her sister Athina Oikonomou, her brothers Elias Karveli and Lykourgis Karveli as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. She is remembered as a devout follower of Jesus Christ.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Evon's memory to the: Goodwill Rescue Mission, www.grmnewark.org
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