Angeliki Booras, a loving mother and grandmother, 66 years of age and a longtime South Shore resident, died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday June 14, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Angeliki, or more fondly remembered as Kiki, was born to Marigoula and Christos Tzortzini in Kalamata, Greece in 1952. She was raised alongside her three beloved younger sisters in Gargaliani, Greece. Kiki immigrated to the United States in 1972 after marrying her adoring husband, Peter. Kiki dedicated herself to her family and her Church. Kiki’s outgoing and caring nature gave her many loyal friendships which she carefully cultivated throughout her life. Over the years she nurtured and raised four loving children in Hull, and then in Cohasset. Her family was her pride and joy. She was an avid cook, baker and cake decorator. She created amazing celebratory cakes for her children, but very quickly extended her confections to other family, friends and eventually her grandchildren who were always impressed by Yia-yia’s cinnamon trees and candy rocks. Kiki taught by example the importance of a love that is both tireless and unconditional.
Kiki was more than a devoted parishioner of the Panagia Greek Orthodox Church in Cohasset. She was a Greek school teacher for many years, as well as President of the Church Philoptochos Society. She was well respected for her endless service, including her steadfast attendance of Church services; and her willingness to volunteer for events, holidays, fundraisers, coffee hours, and to assist all those less fortunate. Most especially, she was honored for her great generosity with her time and talent by the Metropolis of Boston in 2009 when she was granted the Ministry Award. She was grateful to be able to attend the banquet with His Eminence Methodios to receive this award.
Kiki was a very specially involved “Yia-Yia” (or grandmother) to her seven grandchildren, Kaliandra, Leo, Max, Orlando, Elizabeth, Charles and Audrey. Kiki never passed up an opportunity to spend time with them. From rocking newborns, to playground and ice cream outings, to attending sporting games and music recitals, to Greek and cooking lessons, to the story of her immigration, she gently extended her love and her beloved Greek culture to the youngest generation.
Kiki is survived by her devoted husband of 46 years Peter Booras. Their love and support for each other over the years was unparalleled. She is also survived by her four children, Dan Booras and his wife Lara of Norwell, Chrissy Vittorini and her husband Jason of Hingham, Bill Booras and his wife Jessie of Cohasset, and Peter Booras of Maine. She also leaves her beloved mother Marigoula, and her three sisters, Ariadne, Aleka and Eleni of Greece. Kiki leaves many adoring nieces and nephews, as well as her vast network of friends gathered over the years. Most especially, Kiki leaves to us all more beautiful memories than there are stars in the sky.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday June 18 at the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So Main St., Cohasset from 4-8 PM. Kiki’s funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 19, at the Panagia Greek Orthodox Church in Cohasset at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Kiki’s love for her Church community, donations may be made in her name to the Panagia Greek Orthodox Church Community Center Building Fund, 811 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset MA, 02025. Kiki, may your memory be Eternal.