Obituary of Florence G. Sotiros
Florence G. Sotiros, a retired Teacher and Guidance Counselor at Somerville High School, passed way at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Wednesday, June 12. 2019. She was 83 years old.
Florence was born in Boston. She was raised and educated in Somerville. She was a graduate of Somerville High School and then went on to receive her Bachelors Degree in Education from Salem State College and her Masters from Tufts University. Florence chose a career teaching in the same town she grew up in – Somerville. She worked at Somerville High School for almost 40 years. She held the position of Teacher as well as Guidance Counselor. Florence was born to be a teacher. Florence was an inspiration to her students. She understood their needs and challenges and gave them the tools to help them succeed. Florence was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, National Education Association and the Massachusetts Guidance Counselor Association.
Florence loved to travel. She travelled extensively throughout her life with both family and friends. She travelled throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Scandinavia and the United States. During her retirement years Florence enjoyed participating in the activities at the Burlington Council on Aging and was a member of the Burlington Garden Club. Florence’s family was the center of her life. She had a close relationship with her brothers and sister. She was a wonderful aunt who was always there for her nieces and nephews.
Florence was the beloved daughter of the late Vangjo “Angelo” and Efroseni Sotiros. Dear Sister of Robert “James” & his wife Marie of Burlington, Loretta Papadonis & her husband Jack of West Yarmouth, and the late Arthur & Thomas Sotiros. Loving aunt of Sharon Sotiros-Cuddy & her husband Tom of Framingham, Jennifer Sotiros of Burlington, Katie Papadonis of London, England and Tiffany Rose D’Abbraccio & her husband Ronnie of Burlington. Adored Great Aunt of Lia and Wesley D’Abbraccio. A visiting hour will be held at St. George Cathedral, 523 East Broadway, South Boston on Friday, June 21 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. at the church. Services will conclude with a burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers memorials in Florence’s name may be made to St. George Cathedral, 523 East Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127. Arrangements under the direction of the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, BURLINGTON.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050