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Aspasia "Bessie (Hassapes)  Korandanis

Aspasia "Bessie (Hassapes) Korandanis
  • May 12, 1923 - December 19, 2016
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church
    9 Central St.
    Marlborough, MA 01752

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“Alex and Alexis, We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My husband Tim used to pick roses for me when we were dating from your yard after your...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Tim and Pam Foley - MA - Friend

“Sorry for your loss, Alex and Alexis. I remember her from many years ago . ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Bob Delaney - Plymouth, MA

“Alex and Alexis...I am so sorry to hear about your moms passing. She was a wonderful person. I am so glad that I got to talk with her before...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Lori Conlon - Worcester, MA

“Alexis & Alex, We are sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Cheryle & Keith Kline - MA

“Dear Alexis and Alex - I am so sorry to hear the news of your Mother's passing. Your Mother was an amazing Lady and I feel so privileged and honored...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Sandie W. - Marlborough, MA

“I attended your Mom & Dad's Wedding. What a beautiful couple. I wish I could have been at the service but had a hip replacement last week. Hope...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Helen Barsamian - Marlborough, MA

“Im so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was an extraordinary woman. She always made people smile. She was blessed to have such a wonderful...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Boulay - Marlboro, MA

“Sending sympathy and prayers on your loss. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Helen Downey - Marlborough, MA

“Alex and Family I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. My Deepest Sympathy. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: KAREN CHAPMAN - MARLBOROUGH, MA

“Our deepest sympathy to Alexis and family. What an example you were to us for how to love and honor your mother. She was full of life and joy and a...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Diana and Chris Lainos - NH

“Dear Alex & Alexis,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May the comfort knowing that your mother is safely...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Ahern - Mashpee, MA

“Alexis & Alex, sorry for your for your loss ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Kate Connors - Marlboro, MA

“ALEX AND ALEXISI AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY DAD HAD LOTS OF FUN WITH YOUR DAD JOKING ON THE JOBS SITES. I WAITED ON YOUR PARENTS YEARS LATER AT...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: SHERI AUCLAIRE - MARLBOROUGH, MA

“My deepest sympathies go out to Alexis & Alex at this difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both and keeping you in my...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Bonnie Chiavaras - MA - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God bless you in your time of sorrow. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Grace Sheldon Lyons - Charlotte, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. For the short time I knew Bess, I loved her quick wit and sly smile! Always will remember!Mark Russo ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Deepest Sympathy to the Korandanis family. Mrs. Korandanis is reunited with all of her loved ones she spoke of so often, once again. Memorial Eternal ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Patti Mountzouris - Marlborough, MA

“My mother, Arety Cazaropoul Letendre, always mentioned Bessie on many occasions. Their families were very close and Ted was my mother's Godchild. ...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Claudette D'Agostino (Letendre) - MA

“So sorry for your loss Alexis and Alex. May your memories comfort you in this sad time. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Doris Romer - North Grafton, MA

“What a beautiful picture of a wonderful lady. She will be missed dearly by all of us who were lucky to be friends with bessie. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Terri Lacouture - Marlborough, MA


Aspasia "Bessie" (Hassapes) Korandanis, 93, of Marlborough, MA, died Monday, December 19, 2016.
Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Hresoula (Jokaris)Hassapes and the wife of the late Arthur "Swede" Korandanis, who died in 2003.
A lifelong resident of Marlborough, Bessie graduated from Marlborough High School, Class of 1940.
She worked in family businesses starting at an early age working at Valley Acres Farm. She married in 1950 and continued to work at family owned businesses, including the former City Hall Market and Bronx Lounge. She was a longtime and faithful member of Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, and the Enosis /Philoptochos Society.
She had style and a passion for shopping. She happily spent many winters in Fort Myers, Florida and always looked forward to cooking and baking for her family, especially at the holidays.
She is survived by her son, Alex Korandanis of Marlborough,her daughter, Alexis Korandanis of Marlborough, her grandson, Jackson Bliss and his wife Alison of Cotuit, and her great- grandchildren, who knew her as great yiayia, Summer and Starrla Bliss and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Apostales"Paul" and Aristides"Ted" Hassapes.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 11:00 am at Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, Marlborough, MA.
Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Pleasant St., Marlborough.
Donations may be made to Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central St., Marlborough, MA 01752