March 14, 1938 - June 11, 2017
Florence Papastathis, age 79, of Aurora, formerly of Prospect Heights, IL, passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Edward Hospital of Naperville. She was born March 14, 1938 in Chicago, IL to the loving late parents, Peter and Anastasia Fludas. Beloved wife of Dimitri Papastathis. Cherished mother of Chris (Allison) Papastathis of Naperville and Tasso (Nissa) Papastathis of Bartlett, IL. Adored grandmother of Corbett, Tabitha, Phoebe, Zoe and Ihla Papastathis. Dearest sister of Maria (the late Nicholas) Katinas , Koula (Peter) Pagonis, the late John Fludas, and the late Sophia D'Abreo.
In 1960, Florence graduated from nursing school, thus beginning a lifetime career of service to her community. From Thorek Hospital in Chicago to Erfan Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, she always cared deeply about bringing comfort and healing to her patients. She was a world traveler who had a particular love of Spanish culture, cuisine, music, and sangria. But above all she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
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Visitation: Thursday, June 15th 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. Additional Visitation: Friday, June 16th 9:30-10:00 AM at St. Athanasios Church, 1855 5th Ave., Aurora, IL 60504. Funeral Service to follow at 10:00 AM at Church. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, IL.