Christine H. Demos Gussis Obituary

Christine H.  Demos Gussis
Christine H. Demos Gussis

April 16, 1926 - July 17, 2019
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Resided in Warren, New Jersey

Obituary

Warren, N.J.

Christine Demos Gussis
Mother, Beaded Flower Expert and JETs Fan

Christine (Costulis) Demos Gussis, 93, passed away in her sleep at Brightview Senior Living, Warren, N.J. on July 17, 2019. Christine was born in Scranton, Pa on April 16, 1926 where she won many spelling bees and graduated Central HS in 1942. She continued her education earning a degree as a comptometor operater. She was employed as a cost accountant for J&J, New Brunswick and Oakite Industries in Berkeley Heights retiring in 2004. Christine is formerly from Elizabeth, Highland Park and Watchung, N.J. where she raised her family,as well as, spending summers in Bay Head, N.J.. Christine and her husband, George, owned the Edison Diner and other food estabishements and enjoyed working there and engaging with the customers.

Christine was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Piscataway, N.J. where she loved singing in the choir. Christine enjoyed volunteering her time and was a founding member and President of the Daughters of Penelope, New Brunswick, N.J. Old Towne project, President of Highland Park Women’s Club and TWIGS at JFK Hosiptal in Edison to name a few. Christine loved crafts and created beautiful beaded flower arrangements and knitting, including knitting hats for babies at JFK hospital. Christine loved football and her beloved NY Jets, as well as, Greek cooking. Most important was her Greek roots and carrying on the traditions. Her children were the joy of her life and she will be sadly missed.

She is predeceased by her first husband George Demos in 1994, her second husband Kostas Gussis in 2009, and four siblings.

Surviving are her son George Demos and wife Maria, daughters Connie Wygera and her husband Walter and Debbie Efthimion and her husband Philip, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Prayers will be said on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home, 111 North Gaston Ave, Somerville, N.J. 08876. Visitation will be between 4:00-8:00pm.

A funeral service will be held Monday, July 22, 2019 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway, N.J. 08854 at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, NJ. A lunch will follow at the Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, N.J. 08817.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daughters of Penelope, c/o St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway, N.J. 08854. To send condolences, visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com

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Visitation
Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Sunday, July 21, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Service
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
1101 River Road
Piscatawaty, MP US 08854
Monday, July 22, 2019
11:00 AM
Burial
Evergreen Cemetery
1137 N. Broad Street
Hillside, NJ US 07205
Monday, July 22, 2019

 

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