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Iris Speros

August 28, 1934 - August 25, 2022


Iris Speros

August 28, 1934 - August 25, 2022


Obituary For Iris Speros

Our beloved sister, Iris Speros, of Arlington passed away suddenly on August 25th at Care One Rehab facility, Lexington, MA. One of twelve children of the late Thomas and Julia (Sgouros) Speros of Cambridge, MA. Survived by two sisters Antonia Kourepinos of Garden City, NY, Constantina Katsos, Arlington, MA and two brothers Anthony T. Speros and Despina, Arlington, MA, Nicholas T. Speros and Patricia, Burlington, MA, sister-in-law Frederika Speros, Winchester, MA. Predeceased by
sisters Elaine Papas, Arlington, MA, Bessie Stavropoulos, Austin,TX, Katherine Chagaris, Hampton, NH, Anastasia Tsaltas, Danvers, MA, brothers Arthur T. Speros, Arlington, MA George T. Speros, El Cajon, CA and James T. Speros, Woburn, MA.

Iris sang her way through life with one of her God-given gifts, her soprano voice (the second, being friendliness), as though not a care in the world, yet, her cares were many. At age twenty, with the early passing of our parents, Iris became the “substitute mom” for the younger siblings. She became the in-charge family member. Took care of herself and everyone else, grew to be independent, became everyone’s friend and everyone became her family, caring, helpful, kind, grateful. For twenty plus years, she was employed by Northeastern University as administrative assistant for five plus professors. She loved life, loved music (opera, classical, Greek), loved people, and mostly loved family, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, friends, church, choir, Greek heritage and strong faith. Thank you beautiful sister Iris for being there for and with us. Eternal be your memory... PEACE, sweet angel.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit Thursday September 1st from 9:00 to 10:00 am in St. Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church with a Funeral Service to commence at 10:00 am. Interment to follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church, 4 Appleton St., Arlington, MA 02476 or Tarxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA. Please visit to view an online guestbook.


1 Sep


09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

St. Athanasius The Great Greek Orthodox Church 4 Appleton Street Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
1 Sep

Funeral Service

10:00 AM

St. Athanasius The Great Greek Orthodox Church 4 Appleton Street Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
1 Sep


11:30 AM

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery 70 Medford St. Arlington, MA 02474 Get Directions »
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  • 09/01/2022

    May her Memory be a blessing Love from Florida

  • 08/31/2022

    Iris was a wonderful person. She always greeted everyone with such joy, hospitality and enthusiasm. Our family is deeply saddened by her passing but hopeful in the Lord's Resurrection. May God grant her peace and rest among the righteous.

  • 08/30/2022

    To all the Speros Family Our condolences to a very liked individual who gave so much for our Watertown Taxiarchae Archangels Greek Orthodox Church . She indeed will be greatly missed . May her memory be eternal . Sincerely Anthony & Sophia Kapadoukakis

  • 08/30/2022

    Dear Speros family, You were blessed with Iris! Iris was a loving, kind and attentive sister, aunt and friend! She lit up the room with her smile and vivid family stories. We were all fortunate, and blessed, to know Iris and be a small part of her journey. With love and faith, Nancy and George

  • 08/27/2022

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