Melbourne’s Greek community mourn loss of 104-year-old Evangelia Katris

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One of the oldest members of Melbourne’s Greek community, Evangelia Katris, passed away on Sunday at the age of 104. 

Ms Katris was born in Heraklion, Crete and migrated to Australia in 1954, where she grew up in Alexandria, Sydney with her mum and sister. 

She was known for dedicating her time to serve her local Greek community.

Ms Katris was also the mother of Nicholas Katris, the former president of Pronia, a not-for-profit Greek Australian community organisation in Melbourne. 

In a post on Facebook, Pronia posted that Ms Katris was a beloved member of the organisation for decades, and her death left many hurt and heartbroken.

The post revealed that Ms Katris would receive services from Pronia which allowed her to live independently in her own house after turning 100, despite having severe vision problems.

We offer our condolences to Nicholas Katris and the extended Katris family including Lana Laios her granddaughter who is a current PRONIA board member,” the Facebook post read.

“May her memory live on.”

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