- August 11, 2020
DIED THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020.
Irene Monioudis, age 94, died Thursday, March 19, 2020, of congestive heart failure at her home in Ocoee, Florida. She is predeceased by her parents, Antonis and Marika Palimetakis; John, her loving husband of 55 years; and her two sisters, Argiroula and Eleftheria.
She is survived by her two children, Maria Gritton (married to Kent Gritton) of Ocoee, Florida, and Anthony Monioudis (married to Aren Cox) of Danville, Virginia; her seven grandchildren, Christina Gritton Kizelewicz (married to Caleb Kizelewicz), Jeremy Gritton (married to Jennifer Timonera), Sophie Gritton Hatton (married to Nathan Hatton), Tiffany Gritton Roughgarden (married to Matthew Roughgarden), Stephanie Monioudis DeGarmo (married to Nicholas DeGarmo), Christopher Monioudis (married to Christina Allen) and Veronica Monioudis; and seven great-grandchildren, Nicholas Kizelewicz, Alexander Kizelewicz, Avery Gritton, Emilia Gritton, Charleston Roughgarden, Evan DeGarmo and Miles Hatton.
Born in the small Greek village of Aykiryianni in the mountains of western Crete on Oct. 11, 1925, she traveled the world for 30 years with her U.S. diplomat husband before retiring to Kissimmee, Florida.
She was a long-time member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Orlando in Maitland, Florida. She was a consummate hostess, passionate gardener, excellent cook and a master of Scrabble and bridge.
Irene will be remembered and loved by many for her consistently positive attitude, the twinkle in her eyes, unusually keen common sense, unconditional love of family and friends and her impish sense of humor.
Funeral services will be held at HTGOC; burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family is under the care of CONRAD AND THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 511 Emmett St., Kissimmee, FL 34741; (407) 847-3188.