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Angelina Sambatakos, 96

West Chester, Penn. - Angelina (Samaras) Sambatakos, 96, died at her home Saturday, May 24, 2008 after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Vasilios Sambatakos and mother of the late Stavroula "Viola" Wellen.

She leaves her grandsons, William and his wife, Beverly, with whom she lived, and Michael and his wife, Kathleen, and Richard and his wife, Karen; her granddaughter, Angela Govatsos and her husband, Alan; her greatgrandchildren, David, Andrew, William, Cynthia, Christopher, Jonathan, Michael J., Daniel and Spencer Wellen; her sister-in-law, Mary Samaras; and her nieces and nephew, Cynthia Samaras, Nikki Samaras and Charles Samaras.

Born in 1911 in Lynn, she was the daughter of Constantinos Samaras and Cynthia "Anna" (Alexopoulos) Samaras. She grew up in Marlborough and was educated in the city's schools before leaving after the 8th grade to help support her family. For the last several years, she resided with her grandson, William Wellen, and his family in Newtown, Penn, and then West Chester, Penn.

Mrs. Sambatakos worked for a time for Thomas Edison, assembling light bulbs at his plant in Menlo Park, N.J. She worked for Curtis Shoe in Marlborough for several years before moving to Providence, R.I. to join her late brother, Spiro "Charlie" Samaras, in the restaurant business as manager of the Topps Gaylord and Topps Mayfair restaurants. She continued with her brother at Aborn Linen Supple Company and then for several years as a waitress at Murphy's Delicatessen, where she was a favorite with the customers until retiring in 1988 at the age of 76.

She was a member of Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church in Marlborough and, later, the Church of the Annunciation in Cranston, R.I., where she sang in the choir and was a member of Philoptochos, the Greek Orthodox ladies charitable organization.

Mrs. Sambatakos will be remembered for her great love of people and her spirit, energy and sense of humor.

Visitation was held May 29 at Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, with burial at Maplewood Cemetery in Marlborough. The John P. Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough directed arrangements. Memorial donations mat be made to the Good Samaritan Philoptochos Society, 175 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.

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