Mary P. Moukoulis, 78 of Bethlehem passed away on October 17, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Mary was the wife of Thomas V. Moukoulis for 49 years until his passing on February 8, 2016.
Mary was born in the village of Pano Lefkara, on the Mediterranean Island of Cyprus on January 26, 1944, daughter of the late Harry G. and Chrystalla H. (Kousouros) Pitsilos. At the age of 5, she immigrated to the United States on November 29, 1949, arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, NY.
Mary graduated from Liberty High School in 1962 and received her BA in Elementary Education from Moravian College in 1966.
She was an elementary school teacher for the Bethlehem Area School District, and taught 6th and 3rd grades at Clearview and William Penn Elementary Schools retiring after 31 years.
Mary was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem. She held the positions of Vice President and President of The St. Nicholas Cathedral Senior Citizens Organization for many years. Mary was also a member of the Ladies Philoptochos of the Cathedral. She was a longtime member of The Daughters of Penelope Paeon Chapter #253 in Bethlehem.
Mary had a creative, artistic side and loved painting. She learned oil painting during her time at Moravian College and then later in life concentrated on watercolor. Her favorite thing to paint was flowers.
Survivors: Son William T. Moukoulis, his wife Irene of Bethlehem, two grandchildren Barbara J. Moukoulis and Peter C. Moukoulis; brother George H. Pitsilos, his wife Ibi of Bethlehem, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Viewing & Service: Friday October 28, 2022 from 6PM to 8PM and on Saturday October 29, 2022 from 10AM to 11AM followed by the Funeral Service at 11AM all at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1607 West Union Blvd. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Allentown. The funeral will be live streamed using: www.stnicholas.org/MoukoulisFuneral
Funeral arrangements are by the Herron Funeral Home 458 Center At Market Street in Bethlehem, PA 18018. www.Herronfuneralhomes.com
Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the St. Nicholas Cathedral Senior Citizens in care of the Funeral Home.