Victoria Anagnos died August 30th at St.Mary's hospital, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, after a long illness. She was 81. She was born and raised on the “island” of East Boston, where she waved at the passengers on airplanes making their descent into Logan International. A self-described “city kid”, in her youth Vicky was active in the church choir, as well as a champion roller skater, and candlepin bowler. She was a proud graduate of Girls Latin School, and Emmanuel College, where she obtained a BA in Psychology. She entered the workplace first at Liberty Mutual and then the Bell System ( MaBell as she referred to it). She married in 1961, and lived in various places around the city of Boston, then Kansas, and finally Pennsylvania, with her husband Peter. She was President of the New Neighbors League in Kansas City, and then spent many years in banking, serving as Assistant Vice President of Savings at Yardley Savings and Loan.
She was a lover of letter writing, crossword puzzles, mystery novels, gardening, music, playing the piano, and scratch cards. Throughout her life , she travelled extensively with her family, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, to St. Petersburg , Russia, Budapest, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and France.
Vicky was a world champion listener, a fantastic storyteller, a warehouse of good advice- never without a turn of phrase, or aphorism to encourage you, or crack you up. A devoted mother, wife, and friend, she had a limitless capacity for understanding, and a heart too big for this world.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, Peter Anagnos, her father, Victor Alexander, her mother Winifred ( Duguay ) Alexander, and a sister, Elaine Rose Alexander. She is survived by her loving son, Peter Alexander Anagnos and daughter-in-law, Karen Ann (Knauff) Anagnos. Also survived by her loving sisters-in -law: Evelyn Reisenberg, Madeline Meimaridis, and Angeliki Anagnos, devoted life long friends, and many close nieces and nephews.
Interment will be private. A Memorial service will be held at Holland Village, where Vicky spent the last 7 years of her life, tending to her garden , singing in the Bucks County Women’s Chorus, and enjoying the company of friends and family. Please check the Fluehr website for details. www.fluehr.com