Sophia Magoulas
Sophia Magoulas
  • March 25, 1933 - March 8, 2017
  • Severna Park, Maryland

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Sophia Magoulas, 83, of Columbia, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, 8 March, of natural causes, at Morningside House of Ellicott City. Sophia spent the first part of her life in Beirut, Lebanon, where she met and married her husband, Constantine Magoulas, now deceased. Sophia and Constantine and their three children were active members of the Greek Community of Beirut and the children attended the Greek School of Beirut. Shortly after the Six Day War, Sophia and her family moved to a safer destination, the island of Chios, Greece, where they owned a restaurant. A deep desire to give their children a fine education led them to the United States. The Magoulas family immigrated to Annapolis in 1971 and in time became U.S. citizens. Sophia put to use her culinary talents from running a restaurant in Greece in several positions in the Annapolis area, to include work at the Royal Restaurant, The Yardarm, the Annapolis Hilton, the Annapolis Yacht Club, Café Normandie, St. John’s College, and the U.S. Naval Station, among others. Sophia will be remembered for her giving spirit, her humility, her hard-working nature and her quiet strength. She was a generous and caring “mom” to everyone she met--many people she worked with called her “mama Sophie” or “mom Magoulas.” She made everyone around her feel loved and cared for. A devoted wife, a loving mother, and grandmother/yiayia, Sophia is survived by her son Argyris Magoulas, her daughter Markella Magoulas, and her six grandchildren –Sophia, Logan, Kosta, Julian, Yanni and Jack. Her eldest daughter Maria Magoulas-Perkins, passed away on March 4, 2017.

Friends and family are invited to the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, Inc. 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 on WEDNESDAY March 15th from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held on THURSDAY March 16th at 10:30 AM at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 520 Ponca Street, Baltimore, MD 21224. Burial will follow at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Baltimore.