July 1, 1926 ~ February 28, 2017

Born in: Klapsi, Greece,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mary Fragakis Poulos, 90, of Asheville, died peacefully at home, on February 28, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Poulos, born in Klapsi, Greece, was the daughter of the late Kosta and Evanthia Fragakis and the beloved wife of the late George Poulos. The former owner and operator of the Happy Hill Restaurant in Asheville, an active member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and of the Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society and Daughters of Penelope both philanthropic organizations. She is survived by her daughter, Amalia Lawrence (Mike); three sons, Dr. Milton Poulos (Athena), Nick Anagnostopoulos (Maria), and Gus Poulos, all of Asheville; seven grandchildren, Anastasia Lawrence, Paul Lawrence, Nicole Anagnostopoulos, George Poulos, Costa Poulos, George Anagnostopoulos, and Alexandra Lawrence, and a great grandchild, Nicholas Anagnostopoulos. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, March 6, 2017 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville, NC with Father Michael Diavatis officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. A Trisagion service will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church located on Cumberland Avenue, with visitation beginning at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Partners Hospice, PO Box 25388, Asheville, NC 28813 or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, PO Box 8360, Asheville, NC 28814. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Amalia, Mike and family. So sorry to hear about your mom. May the arms of Christ give you peace and comfort. Love you guys.

  2. amalia and family , so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. may god be with you all thru your grief.our prayers are with you always. love juanita blankenship.blankenship

  3. To the family of Mrs. Poulos, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Please accept our deepest condolences. Your memories made through the years will keep her forever in your hearts. Cherish each one.
    To Amalia, Mike and children, if we can help you, please let us know.
    With Sympathy,
    Phil and Joyce Dover Evans

  4. What can you say other than Mary was a great lady that this world needs more of. We always enjoyed talking to her when we would mow her yard. My granddaughter (Peyton) always wanted to go because Mrs Poulos would always come to the door and invite her in while we mowed, needless to say she was spoiled by the many tea party’s they would have while we were there. I pray that the Lord will wrap the whole family up in his arms and lead you thru this time of loss. John,Jackie,Lauren ,Tyler and Peyton Sparks

  5. Amaila, Mike and kids, please know that Susie and I are are deeply saddened by your loss. We will keep you and your family in out prayers.

  6. Emily, Mike & kids and family, with deepest sympathy. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dear Gus,Nick ,Milton, Amalia, and Family, our Thoughts and prayers are with you. WE Loved Thea so much… so Sweet,caring, loving, always nice to everyone. We will miss her Dearly. May you find comfort in knowing She is in Heaven by God’s side watching over all of you. She will Always be in our Thoughts and memories. Love, Susan ,John and Theodora Poulos

  8. Mike, Amalia, and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God Bless each of you, keep you in his loving hands, give you peace, comfort, and numerous loving memories of your loved one. Our prayers and love are with you.

  9. Milton and Athena, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  10. To the family, we wish you comfort and prayers. Mary was an amazing, strong, giving woman. Always a pillar to the community, she will be truly missed by many. We will be thinking of you during your time of mourning. God bless you all. With love, Alan and Tonia Sheppard

  11. We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May God give you comfort through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. So very sorry for the loss of your mother.My thoughts and prayers are with you Milton and your whole family.There is nothing more precious than a Mother..

  13. We will keep your family in our prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

  14. Amalia and family,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mom!! May you always cherish those great memories you have.
    Much Love to you all,
    Amy Cable

  15. She was such a good mother and such a sweet soul. What a blessing to have such a woman in your life. Prayers for peace and healing for you.
    Katherine Jowers


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