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Eleftheria (Terry) Rissin

Born: 2/15/1932
Died: 9/27/2022
Age: 90
Community: Flint , MI

RISSIN, Eleftheria (Terry) - Of Flint, age 90, died Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at her residence.

Funeral service will be held 10am Friday, October 7, 2022 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 2143 S. Center Rd, Burton, MI 48519,

Father Gabriel Bilas officiating.

Burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church or Alzheimer’s Association.

Visitation Thursday, October 6, 2022, 2-4pm & 6-8pm, at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A Parastas Service will be held at 7 pm Thursday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Rissin will be at the church from 9:30am until the time of the service on Friday.

Eleftheria was born on February 15, 1932 in Skopia, Greece the daughter of the late Pavlos and Anastasia (Stamboulis) Minos. Growing up in Skopia, Greece, she moved to Toronto, Canada around the age of 26 where she lived with family and worked odd jobs. On May 20, 1962, she married James Demko Rissin and moved to Flint, Michigan for the rest of her life. She went to school to learn English and gained her US citizenship. She enjoyed life at home and being with her children and grandchildren. She was very proud of all of them and loved them very much. She knitted beautifully and made delicious meals and sweets. She kept busy with her church, home, yard, and reading. Diagnosed with dementia several years ago she was still able to lead a good life, though not as active as she once was. She will be missed by her family. She had faith in the Lord and was ready for Heaven. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church of Fenton.

Surviving are daughters, Renee and Husband David Pillsbury of Swartz Creek, Lydia and Husband Randy Purol of Ortonville;
grandchildren, Alex Pillsbury and Nicholas Rissin;
great-granddaughter, Anastasia Pillsbury;
sister, Evangelia (Angie) and husband Steve Donches;
brother, Yorgi (George) Minos;
grand dogs, Levi and Roscoe; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, baby sister Sophia, her brother Dimitrious Minos and wife Vasa Minos, and most recently her sister-in-law Pennie Minos.

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Flint, MI 48507

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Visitation
Date:   10/6/2022
Time:   2:00 PM
Visitation Thursday, October 6, 2022, 2-4pm & 6-8pm, at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A Parastas Service will be held at 7 pm Thursday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Rissin will be at the church from 9:30am until the time of the service on Friday.
 
Funeral Service
Date:   10/7/2022
Time:   10:00 AM
 
Location:   St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
2143 South Center Road
Burton, MI 48529

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Official:   Father Gabriel Bilas

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