Evangelia "Eva" Tziolis (Krosaris)
Loving mother, grandmother, sister
Evangelia "Eva" (Krosaris) Tziolis, of Chelmsford, a former longtime resident of Lowell, died July 17, 2018, at home, following a long, courageous battle with renal failure, aged 83 years. She was blissfully married to her sweetheart, the late Anastasios "Tasios" Tziolis, with whom she will celebrate their 54th Wedding Anniversary, in Heaven, on July 26th.
Born in Kalambaka, Greece, January 20, 1935, a daughter of the late Nikolaos & Dimitra (Triantafillou) Krosaris. Her education was cut short, when at the age of five, Greece was first invaded by the Italian army and, after defeating the initial attack in 1940, was later invaded by the German army in April of 1941. Her father Nikolaos passed away at a young age, leaving behind her pregnant mother Dimitra, four other siblings, three sisters and a brother, who together struggled to survive the occupation of Nazi Germany until 1945.
Her hard-working "career" began at the age of ten, when she worked in the fields tending crops to help her mother support the family. Twice she faced death - once a snake bite almost took her life, and later, a blood infection from blisters on her calloused hands almost won.
In 1964, she married the love of her life, "Tasios", who passed away on December 15, 2004. They emigrated to Germany where Eva worked as an aid in a German Hospital and Tasios worked at the Opal Automobile Company. In 1968, they emigrated to America with their two young sons, ages six months and two years old. Hence began their American dream. Tasios worked at Paris shoe factory, and once her two children enrolled in school, Eva went to work for Solomon's factory stitching nightgowns.
Although Eva had a difficult early life, you would not have known it. She was happiest in the kitchen making her Spanakopita and Baklava for family gatherings.
Her family would like to thank Drs. Meltsakos and Rosacci for the great care they gave her, and also the staff at Fresenius Dialysis Center. A very special thank you to her "Best Friend" and caretaker, Christine Fleury, without whom Eva would not have survived her three year struggle with renal failure.
Eva is survived by two sons, Nicholas A. Tziolis and his fiancé Sheryl O'Donnell of Chelmsford, and Charlie Tziolis and his wife Shannan of Westford. Four grandchildren, Anastasios "Nicholas" Tziolis of Chelmsford, and Tyler, Zachary and Charlie Tziolis, all of Westford. Four sisters, Mrs. Paraskevi Tsiantikos of Trikalla, Greece, Mrs. Fotini Panaras of Lowell, Mrs. Georgia Vangos of Lowell, and Mrs. Athanasia Xaxamis of Trikalla, Greece. She also leaves behind several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Elias Krosaris of Kalambaka Greece.
TZIOLIS – In Chelmsford, July 17, 2018. Evangelia "Eva" (Krosaris) Tziolis, of Chelmsford, aged 83 years. Friends will be received at the MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell, on Friday from 4 until 7 PM. Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Lewis St., Lowell, at 10:00 AM. Interment in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. Friends who wish may make memorial donations in her name to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 62 Lewis St., Lowell, MA 01854. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy.