Mary Peltekis, 95
Southborough – Mary (Midouhas) Peltekis, 95, of Southborough, formerly of Marlborough, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at Kindred Transitional Care in Westborough. She was the wife of the late James A. Peltekis, who died in 1980.
She was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Tani) Midouhas, and was educated in the New York City school system where she excelled with two double promotions. She was also a champion swimmer.
Mary became the Chief Stewardess for Colonial Airlines, later to become TWA. She was instrumental in establishing the Flight Attendant Training Program for Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAN) in 1948.
Mary lived a storied life, meeting many movie stars and other celebrities on charter flights, which included many trips to the Kentucky Derby, hunting lodges, and foreign countries.
She leaves her son, James A. Peltekis and his wife, Betty, of Marlborough; four grandchildren, Jamie Peltekis of Athol, Nia Benoit and her husband, Daniel, of Marlborough, Nikki Fahlbeck and her husband, Steven, of Sterling, and Kristy Harvey and her husband, Shannon, of Hudson; and two great-grandchildren, Julian and Teddy Benoit of Marlborough. Her daughter, Faith K. Peltekis, of Southborough died in March 2012.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m., in Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Pleasant Street, Marlborough. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, 9 Central St., Marlborough, MA 01752.
All are invited to sign Mary’s online guest book at www.CollinsFuneral.com.
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